I smile each time I reminisce about my running journey. I still have vivid memories of the 1st CMS Health Run at Tunku Putra School back in 2012. I was in pain and had literally collapsed the minute I reached home! There and then, I decided to make health a priority (err, clearly I was in poor shape) and to do that I needed to make time for exercise.
So how did you spend your weekend?
Me? I spent it ‘running for a good cause’.
Kuchingites and out-stationed runners in Betong, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri dusted off their running shoes and adorned fashionable tribal outfits to pace and dash the streets for the CMS Tribal Run 3.0, which took place on Sunday, 27 August 2017. Boasting an impressive 3,100 participants (2,639 in Kuching; 461 in Betong, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri), the sporting event ran with the tagline ‘Run for a Good Cause’, and theme ‘Go Tribal’ was organised by CMS.
And so I started my first run in 2017 with blasts of colours filling the air. Despite it being my fourth participation in this colourful run, it was a first with my mother and sister.
It is all about ‘Doing Good’ and giving back to the communities in the Northern Region from Bintulu – Niah – Miri – Limbang – Lawas without expecting anything in return.
It was on a cloudy Saturday morning on 27 August 2016 when 49 employees from the Property Development Division arrived in the early morning to plant trees at the garden of the Rivervale Residences development at Jalan Stutong, Kuching.
Pirates on the loose! CMS Teams ‘Raja Bukit’ and ‘Raja Gunung’ together with ‘Tiga Tin’, ‘Small Tree’, ‘Gasak Ajak’, ‘100kg’, ‘150kg’, ‘Happy Hours’ and 20 other teams became cycling pirates for a day hunting for hidden treasures within the city. For most of us, this was our 1st treasure hunt on a bicycle and certainly it would not be our last!
With the success of our very first CMS Tribal Run in 2015, I was even more excited to participate in the 2nd (CMS Tribal Run 2.0). I trained for my run (or short sprints followed by hops, skips and walks) months before last Sunday’s big run.