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Team TIME win at Putrajaya Ironman ...

[caption id="attachment_808" align="alignleft" width="175"] Team TIME really wanted to be a part of the fantastic Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya last weekend ...

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ITU & ASTC Sport Development C...

  The ITU & ASTC conduct Sport Development Camps to help emerging countries develop young athletes and coaches in Asia. Through this p...

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Team TIME: New Athletes

[caption id="attachment_796" align="alignleft" width="97"] Shimri[/caption] We are very pleased to announce the addition of two 'new' athletes to t...

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Lantau ASTC Asian Cup & Youth ...

A big team trip for the final big race of the season saw 15 athletes from Team TIME travel to Hong Kong for the ASTC Lantau Island Asian Cup race and ...

Team TIME win at Putrajaya Ironman 70.3

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Team TIME really wanted to be a part of the fantastic Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya last weekend so we entered a relay team

 

 

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Our team of Aldrian Yeo, (swimmer) Danny Feng (cyclist) and Jason Loh (runner) took first place in the mens relay division in 4h 21 minutes

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Radka spends a lot of her time training in Malaysia with the team

 

 

ITU & ASTC Sport Development Camp

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The ITU & ASTC conduct Sport Development Camps to help emerging countries develop young athletes and coaches in Asia. Through this program, coaches and athletes were exposed to talent identification, high performance training, and required techniques and skills.

This year ASTC took the Sport Development Program a step further by introducing the ASTC Development Team Program (ADTP). This is the second step in supporting the development of emerging athletes and coaches. The ADTP is a camps-based program established to provide a link between existing junior development programs and previous sport development.

11 athletes from four countries took part in the camp in mid-March. Athletes were assessed and introduced to specific training skills in order to help them achieve a higher level of performance.

Team TIME were in the fortunate position to be able to send all three of the Malaysian athletes to the recent ADTP Camp in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Attending were Jai Wen Lee, Tyler Chong, and Riki Shinozuka.

 

 

Team TIME: New Athletes

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We are very pleased to announce the addition of two ‘new’ athletes to the Team TIME senior ranks.

Shimri Lim joins us as one of Malaysia’s best young athletes. Shimri represented Melaka state in swimming and was first exposed to triathlon in 2010 when he joined the National Defense University to pursue studies in Medicine. He won his first major competition in Malaysia in 2011: Kenyir Lake International Triathlon . He has represented Malaysia in several International Triathlon Championships including 2012 Asia Triathlon Championship in Japan, 2012 Subic International Triathlon in Philippines (Third placing) and 2011 Asia Triathlon Championship in Taiwan.

 

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We are also delighted that  Malaysia’s most successful triathlete to date, Kimbeley Yap has decided to make a comeback to the sport after a 4 year hiatus and joined Team TIME :-)

Kim had this to say about her comeback: “I miss racing and training, I miss pushing myself everyday testing the limits of my body.. I had the thought of trying out for the next SEA Games since there was none contested since my reign.. I told some people about that thought and they all gave me positive feedback.. The last thing I want to do is look back at this time and regret not giving it a try, even if I don’t defend my title I would go away with a piece my mind.. So now its about taking action.. 

 
Also since starting a new life chapter 2 years ago working as a personal trainer at Fitness First I’ve learned so much about managing my body which is what gives me that drive to do this.. My family and the people I work with inspired me to get back into racing.”

Lantau ASTC Asian Cup & Youth races

A big team trip for the final big race of the season saw 15 athletes from Team TIME travel to Hong Kong for the ASTC Lantau Island Asian Cup race and elite Youth races.

The young athletes made the most of their great opportunity to travel and race abroad with all of the youth athletes finishing in the top 10 of their races.

The elite senior races also saw some strong races. Riki Shinozuka finished 23rd, Aldrian Yeo 27th, Lim Shimri 29th and Barry Lee 30th (after a puncture!)

Nice work guys :-)

Singapore Triathlon

Youth Team

The majority of Team TIME were racing at the Cold Storage Triathlon in Singapore a few days ago in both the senior Asian cup race and associated Youth races.

Some good performances from the seniors gave the following results:

Barry Lee 14th.

Aldrian Yeo 18th

 

 

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Mens Swim Exit

 

In the womens race Irene Chong came home in 10th position.

 

 

 

 

 

In the youth races Tamika Baynes and Mayumi Shinozuka were 2nd and third respectively in their category, Hendrik Faber and Saryu Onishi were 5th and 8th, and Robyn Jenkins, Aliah Shamsir, Aina Nazim and Jai Wen Lee (in her first triathlon) finished 3rd, 6th, 8th and 11th respectively

 

 

 

Irene to feature in ‘Thule Bike Battles TV show’

Team TIME athlete Irene Chong recently took part in the ‘Thule Bike Battles TV show’
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The series to be aired on Youtube (BaikBiker) features 10 of the country’s top cycling talents from various disciplines of cycling taking on each other in a series of different challenges on bicycles.

BaikBike’s Kuah Kok Kheng said: “We have brought together the top riders in the country to a reality show. First, to create a chance for the fans to know their idols better. Second, to marry the idea of cycling and fun.

“Lastly, to promote cycling as a competitive sport, hobby, a means of transport or just a recreational activity. As long as you are on the bike, you are reducing carbon footprint or just pure burning fats. For health or for the world, you are improving someone’s lifestyle.”

- See more at: http://www.baikbike.com/local-stars-set-to-ignite-thule-bike-battles/#sthash.DJI61NAf.dpuf

World Junior Championships

 Huge congratulations to Tema TIME’s Riki Shinozuka who became the first Malaysian Triathlete to compete and complete in an Elite World Championship event last weekend when he finished 73rd in the Elite Junior Mens category at the ITU World Championships in Hyde Park, London.

In very cold and wet conditions, which saw quite a few athletes not finishing and lapped out of the race, Riki struggled in the cold swim (his first race in a wetsuit!) but rode and ran strongly.

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Riki’s own race report below:

http://rikishiztri.blogspot.com/2013/09/london-world-championships-eton.html

“So there you go; furthest I had ever traveled, first European Cup, first wetsuit race, first World Championships, and first Malaysian Man to compete and complete a World Championships. Not a bad achievement in just one month, with only a week of notice in advance!
Thank you everyone for the great support that you have given, especially my friends, family, coach and all team sponsors as well as individual sponsors.

These include Rudy Project Malaysia, CEEPO Bikes, Powerbar, Airasia X, FHL Sports, Kenanga, DSA, and our biggest support coming from TIME dotCom.”

Riki S to race World Junior Champs

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Riki in action at the recent Osaka ASTC race

Some great news for Team TIME was received yesterday; Riki Shinozuka has been awarded a start place at the World Junior Elite Championships in London.  The race takes place on September 12th in Hyde Park, the venue for last years Olympic Games triathlon races.

Riki joins 80 of the worlds top junior men in the London race and will be one of only 9 Asian athletes racing.  He is the first Malaysian man to race in a World Triathlon Championships elite level race.

Team TIME at Osaka Asian Cup

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Two representatives from Team TIME traveled to Osaka in Japan recently to race the ASTC Asian Cup Sprint distance race in Osaka.

For Irene Chong and Riki Shinozuka it was a first experience of racing in a full field of ITU athletes (nearly 80 athletes in the mens race and 40+ in the womens) and the perfect opportunity to gain experience at this level of racing amongst a very strong field of predominantly Japanese athletes with a few good Aussies and Kiwis also making the trip

 

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Both athletes raced well and learned a lot in hot conditions, Irene finishing in 34th place and Riki in 41st

Team TIME Youth squad

Following recent trials Team TIME are delighted to announce the formation of a youth team.

Over a dozen young athletes (aged 12 -15 years) have been invited to join the youth squad.  Team TIME will  assist  these exceptional young triathletes with their triathlon training, coaching and racing needs to develop the abilities and fitness to succeed at an elite level in the sport.

The youth squad made their debut at the recent Port Dickson International triathlon.

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Team TIME Youth squad members at PD TRi

 

Malaysian Elite Triathlon now Team TIME

 

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Malaysian Elite Triathlon now Team TIME

 

 

We at the MET are proud to announce our newest corporate sponsor, TIMEdotCom Bhd (TIME).

 

To honour this landmark sporting partnership, we will now be known as ‘Team TIME’.

 

The team will continue to be coached by Steve Lumley.

 

Coach Lumley said, “We are extremely pleased that TIME have recognised our athletic potential and fully supports our ambitions to be winners – not only in Malaysia, but regionally and globally. With TIME’s backing, we are optimistic of improving in all three Tri disciplines. The sport has really taken off in Malaysia and around the world, and we are excited to become an even stronger player in the wider sporting community.”

 

TIME joins current loyal sponsors FHL Sports, Kenanga, DSA, AirAsia X and Power Bar in supporting the team’s success.

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MUDS Duathlon Series 2013

A good turnout from Team TIME at the recent MUDS university series in KL saw Irene Chong winning all three races in the series to walk away with the Universities Duathlon title.

 

In the open racing Riki Shinozuka won 2 out of the three races overall, coming second in the third..

 

Read the full race report from the Star Newspaper here: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2013/06/14/A-class-above-the-rest-Shimri-and-Irene-make-clean-sweep-of-Malakoff-duathlon-series.aspx#.UbqPZ2JXUcA.facebook