SCKLM 2015 REAL PEOPLE SERIES: The Barefoot Maiden

SCKLM 2015 REAL PEOPLE SERIES: The Barefoot Maiden

Barefoot Lorna Ling (Left)

Barefoot Lorna Ling (Left)


Introduction: During the past and current 7 Editions of the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon (SCKLM), as many as 150,000 runners have taken part in KL’s premier marathon in all categories. Due to SCKLM’s broad appeal, the participating runners come from all walks of life, young and old, fast or slow, novices to elite runners, from near and far descend upon Dataran Merdeka en masse once-a-year to run in our majestic capital KL.
In my “SCKLM 2015 Real People Series”, I talk to individual runners who will run in SCKLM 2015 and find-out from them, what running in SCKLM 2015 means to them. I hope that you will find their stories & revelations as inspiring to you as they are to me.

Lorna Ling, The Maiden Runner
It givea me great privilege to share with you, Lorna’s personal SCKLM STORY in her own words:-

Any physical challenge will do for Lorna Ling (R)

Any physical challenge will do for Lorna Ling (R)


“I started running in 2009. Actually started with walking, then only running. Slow progression but till today, still happy doing it. Anyway 1st run/race was a 10k at SCKLM 2010. Subsequently for the next 3 SCKLM, I did the half marathob. I took a break in 2014 and I was encouraged by a friend to do the Full Marathon this year. I chose SCKLM as my FM debut as it wld be fun to run with so many other marathoners & it would be a safe way to see KL on foot.

The journey has been fulfilling. It took dedication and discipline to wake up early – sometimes 3.45am, just to fit in training for the day. First and foremost, I am a mother & homemaker, and I do not let my running get in the way of my duties. I have 2 teens, Julian is 20 & Lisa is 14.

Super Mom Lorna (R)

Super Mom Lorna (R)


Why do I like running? It’s easy & fun & I can run solo, with my thoughts. My ‘me time’. A time to reflect, destress & be happy. Sweat is the elixir of life. I like it that I can start running from my house. I’m fortunate to live at a place with wide roads & lots of trees, squirrels & birds. I’ve run barefooted, ran in the rain, ran through a 21k obstacle course, etc… running is so much more than what some imagined it to be.

At 47 yrs old, I’m just happy & grateful to be able to run. When I 1st started, i wrote this in my 1st running log –
I may not be able to run fast
I may not be able to run for more than half hour
I may not be able to run a 10k or a marathon
Never mind! I just get out there
Do my thing, my way & enjoy myself!
Well, I’ll finally be running a FM, something beyond my expectations.” – Lorna Ling

About The Author
Gus Ghani is an internationally certified Fitness Coach & a columnist for Cycling Evolution Magazine who loves to take-part in Endurance Sports. Gus is also the ambassador of ElliptiGO bicycles, 2XU Compression Wear, Newton & Innov-8 Running Shoes.
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About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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