I first started joining full triathlons in 2014 with zero experience with swimming and running events. It’s still relatively easy to do those sports because I train constantly – my body is accustomed to insufferable conditions. But what really makes me drawn to triathlons is that you get to meet people from all walks of life and more often than not, they’re experts at what they do. I suppose athletes are often more disciplined, more hardworking at what they do.

This Port Dickson International Triathlon 2015 was the first time I took part in the mixed relay category. Despite the pervasive haze, over 1700 people turned up ready to swim, run and cycle for their lives.

The transition area was a real sight. Imagine 1700 bikes locked in place, waiting for us to tackle the ride. This was where we parked our bikes while waiting for our runner to pass the baton.


Right after he transferred the timing chip over to me, I went on my way for the 40KM ride ahead.

My team 9031 placed 5th. Although everyone was congratulating us and telling us how well we did, I still felt like we lost. I think we’re capable of so much more. Maybe next time.

“A satisfied life is better than a successful life. Our success is measured by others, but our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart.” – anonymous.

My satisfaction comes from excelling in what I love. In this case, it’s cycling.