Sunday, February 13, 2011

Koh Samui Triathlon here we come

Date: 24 April 2011

Swim: 4 km

Bike: 127 km

Run: 30 km

Flight: Firefly (leaving Friday, back Monday). About RM 750 per pax return. Bike bag is RM50 (sports equipment). Refreshments provided. The flight is the key. The fare is already going up.

Entry Fee: 6,000 baht + 2,000 baht (license / insurance) + 600 baht deposit for chip

Latest : Accomodation done on 23 Feb 2011. We have booked Ibis Hotel (1,600 Baht per night). This hotel was specifically recommended by the organiser when we called them. It's right at the race start and highly rated by people that have stayed there. The special race price is about 1,000 Baht less than the normal rate.

First man prize: 800,000 baht

First woman prize: 500,000 baht

Contact person: Frederick (speaks English). +6689742360

It is a big budget international race. Many professionals have already been invited, all paid for.

Koh Samui we all hear is a magical location. I have never been there. I am so so excited.

People I know almost certain of doing the Race:

  1. Jocelyn Wong (Professional Triathlete from USA)
  2. Robyn & Daryl Stanley from Darwin.
  3. Sofiantriathlete
  4. Hoo Ching Cheong
  5. Allan Lee (HCC's friend)
  6. Ong Boon Hin
  7. Yap Eng Leong
  8. Kang
  9. Jap Sam
  10. Cheok
  11. Chia & wife
  12. Teoh & wife
  13. Razani from Kota Bharu
  14. Niwat and friends from Golok, Thailand. Its a 7 hours drive for them, then 2.5 hours by ferry.

Malaysian residents we have 11 persons.

Thank you so much Jocelyn Wong.


K3vski said...

Wah very interesting distance. And it's during Easter too! Hmm... tempting, but I've made Easter plans already with Li-Ann, and it doesn't involve triathlon. Better stick to it!

sofiantriathlete said...

It will be magic lah Kevin. So far Hoo Ching Cheong, Ong Boon Hin have done their flights. More will go once the word spreads.

But you will have a long and happy marriage with your commitment to your spouse, albeit less racing ha ha. Joking mah

Gunananthan Nithyanantham said...

I read in beyond transition that this is now cancelled :-(
Because of the floods and many of the roads are badly damaged. Hopefully we get a refund.

Guna said...