Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ironman thanks

It was quite an occassion, friendships were permanently forged during the event. Thanks to the following:

My wife

For everything. Moral support during the event. She is even learning to pack the bicycle. Providing cincau to Dr Tan. It was an even longer day for our loved ones.

SIMON CROSS and SAM PRITCHARD

They were constantly giving me encouragement every time we crossed during the event. Even after 12 midnight, Simon was still cheering and an SMS in the morning. CEO extraordinaire.

NGAE

My cycling partner to Frasers. A nice guy. All the best for Sahara run (crazy).

Dr Tan

Last year my training partner. This year he dislocated his elbow , then injured his knee running with weights to prepare for the Sahara run. He finished, 17 hr 15 min.

Joo Ngan

A very nice humble chap. I think he will return next year. Bring spare tyre OK.

Steve Canada

A very amiable chap (all Canadians are friendly)

Azwar and Azhar

They are very famous of course. I am very happy they finished.

Lopez. Who was drunk and cheering like crazy even during supper at 2 a.m.

The army people (Adib, Kohing, Joyo, Jusri etc). I am an "ex-boy", so I have an afinity for them. Whilst collecting our bicycle the next day, my wife commented that the "workers" are dismantling the banners, actually it was the participant putting everything on his motorbike.

EDWIN NG AND HIS GROUP

This Group are the true heroes. First Edwin for sacrificing his good time and encouraging all his customers. He went by me so effortlessly, a Master on the bike.
The two body builders who overtook me at the end. Omar who finished in time behind me. One dainty courageous girl in their group who didn't give up and finished way after the cut off (she fainted).

JAP SAM AND HIS FRIM GROUP

I just admire them

FIONA

A secret, she only takes HONEY during the Ironman. Again a super performance.

RAZANI

As usual ever so helpful. Helping everyone (even the pros) with bicycle problems during the race.

And, everyone else

3 comments:

Me said...

congrats! congrats! congrats!

sofiantriathlete said...

Thanks for your well wishes Anis. I did convey ur greetings to Azwar and Azhar

Stupe said...

Tuan,

I didn't know you're ex-boy. Which year and what coy?

:)