I slew my first mini dragon at the Hoohatlon 2011 in June 2011: The swim leg was only 100m-odd distance inside Putra Jaya drinking-water Lake, followed by roughly 15km bike route, and ending with a 5km run along the scenic Precinct 6 Park, passing under 5 spectacular bridges & looping at a dam whose access was restricted to the public. At the finishing line, my sense of personal achievement was overwhelming and unforgettable for a newbie to racing events at that time; and you could say that “the rest is history”.
What a Dragon Slayer does is to make his/her own history by searching, facing and overcoming physical & mental challenges whatever they may be. In my case, so far, I have managed to slay the following fearsome dragons, post-Hoohathlon:-
- My first Half Marathon in Seremban, July 2011
- My first 10km at Siemens, September 2011
- My first Full Marathon in Putra Jaya Night Run, October 2011
- My first overnight Tri-State Half Marathon in Nibong Tebal, November 2011
- My first Adination 7km Trail Run in SPK Cahaya, December 2012
- My first Larian Bukit Tangga Negeri Sembilan 12 KM, December 2011
- My 3rd Half Marathon at Newton Challenge on 1st January 2012
- My first barefoot Multi-Purpose 12km at Padang Merbok, January 2012
- My 4th Half Marathon at Brooks Bukit Jalil, March 2012
- My first Kenyir Triathlon, March 2012
- My first 80km Dragon Back Ride, April 2012
With each “Dragon Kill”, the Dragon Slayer becomes stronger and stronger by feeding off the energy of the fallen dragon: With each increase in strength & confidence, the Dragon Slayer looks for bigger, harder & fiercer Dragons to slay.
Admittedly, I am still a rookie Dragon Slayer with much to learn, and much more to conquer in the days, weeks, months & years ahead.
Like me, if you have dark demons in your mind, stopping you from reaching your goals and dreams, join me and my friends in our battles to eradicate devilish demons & fire-breathing dragons for good.