2nd VP- Bernard Mak President – Steven Lee 1st VP – Jack Cheng
Treasurer – Frankie Yow Secretary – Evelyn Chong Time Trial – Jesper T
Asst Secretary – Ray Lee Progressive Run – Zainal Competition – Lawrence Lim
Social – Ng Thien Look Auditor – Peter Back
Congratulations for the successful & enjoyable outing in KL for Bukit Jalil half marathon 2017. We take this opportunity to express our appreciations to Lawrence Lim, Competition Chairman taking effort & time in organising this overseas run.
We proud of MR25 folks’ spectacular performance. Despite many uphills struggle they fought hard clinched top prizes in several categories also won top 3 lucky draw prizes. More importantly we have had a great bonding & enjoying good interaction. Last but not least we thank you MR25 president, Steven Lee’s effort of supporting us with brand new vest & shorts for every single runner.
Look forward for more overseas runs in the near future.
This is my 3rd time taking part in the MR25 progressive run. My first experience was the 35K which was the final progressive run held by MR25 in 2016. Before the run, I was feeling nervous that I might get lost during the run or the lack of hydration point being a volunteered organised run. I reached MR about 6:35am to meet my running kaki Lennon first and together we registered ourselves on the spot. He was feeling much more nervous being the first trail run experience and the distance is really intimidating, but somehow I still persuaded him to join me. Registration was simple and efficient. Collected our BIB number and proceed do our warm up. The run started on time at 7am. The run was cooling inside the trail and soon we were welcomed by the rolling hills. Met a few fellow runners and started to make friends with them. Well, it is interesting to make friends in this manner rather than adding Facebook friends. We reached our first hydration point. It was a simple set up with isotonic drinks and water. I was surprised to see plenty of isotonic drinks being served since this is a free event. Subsequent hydration points were also set up in strategic locations which is well sheltered from the Sun. A win-win situation for both runners and volunteers. Road marshals were also placed at the strategic location to assist directions for us. A big thumbs up for these volunteers who stand there to feed the mosquitoes. I would say it is not easy to be a volunteer than a runner. The Post-Run was a good experience too with plenty of isotonic and water for the runners. My 2nd Progressive Run was the 10km on Jan 2017 and my 3rd Progressive Run(15Km) was on last Sunday (March 5 2017).
Having past experience joining some local fun races and competitive races, I would say that I really enjoy the Progressive Run, in terms of the easy on-the-spot registration, distribution of BIBS, strategic deployment of road marshals and volunteers at the hydration points, time keepers etc. which the club make it so simple again and again. Bonus point is the generous servings of isotonic drinks and water. Some races even limit the number of isotonic drinks to be given to runner. Bear in mind that this is just a free event for the public and club members to join, yet the club has taken good arrangement for all the basic runners’ basic needs, because the organiser are also RUNNERS themselves, they know what the runners need. On top of this, free photos are taken along the run by one of the veteran club member affectionately known as Uncle Chan. He is one nice man who really put in his own time and effort not only by just taking photo, he even take time to prepare a nice cover photo for the top 10 runners after every run. Thumbs up to him!
I would definitely recommend to any runners to join all MR organised run if you have yet to do so!
The result of 15k Progressive Run here it goes :
MR25 was introduced to me by my teacher-coach when I was in my secondary school in the 80’s. Distance running was my “first love” when I was in my youth but due to my job requirements and family commitments I left the running community for almost 20 over years. Since came back to run, I was encouraged again by the home coming feeling of the club members. Thanks for the friendship for the prodigal son of MR25, Jack Cheng.
I must confess i had never run more than 5km in my life, including my 20 years spent in Republic of Singapore Navy. During my time in NAVY, only need to run 3 months a year to prepare myself well for IPPT. I left the service on 1 July 2013. In 2015 started to do 5km run in MR with main objective to reduce my weight from 68kg to 60kg (This was the weight before I left the service ).
I was being introduced to a running group by my secondary friend Jenny Oh when i met her in MR and started to run with this group every Saturday morning. This is how my long distance running chapter began.
I get to know about MR 25 from the Saturday running group. It doesn’t cross my mind to go for time trial to qualify for MR25 until I get to know Jack Cheng last year in Army Half Marathon in Aug. With his encouragement, I decided to take up the challenge to go for time trial on 5 Feb 2017. It was a challenging time trial for me and the experience of going through the time trial was great.
Now is the beginning of my next chapter..
By Ray Lee
最后，我还要感谢Jack Cheng，Ken Lee，Johnny Low和所有帮助过支持过我的跑步伙伴。
(Joining a running club provided me with an wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded runners. I feel so honour to be part of the MR25 family now.
Before I qualify as a member, I felt that I will not make the cut as I used to make lot of mistakes in races such as the MR25 time trial. So I seek advice from club members, trained with them and tried my best to follow their guidance. With these, I finally managed to qualify and I gain lot of valuable experience throughout the journey.
Last but not least, I like to express my appreciation to Jack Cheng, Ken Lee, Johnny Low and all those who supported me and ran with me.)”
Sent from my iPhone – LennonNg
Time for you to join/vote for a new team to serve you.
Date – 26 February 2017 @ 11.00 am
Venue – Upper Thomson Community Club, Upper Thomson Road.
Sorry ! We have decided to cancel the Cross Country Marathon this year due to certain constraint. Anyway we will make a come back in the near furture. Rest assured.