About

Hello and welcome to tristupe.com ! I have been blogging since May 2004 and it actually serves as an outlet for me to chronicle events in my life. I was publishing on opstupe.blogspot.com and re-imaged the blog to tristupe.com in October 2011. 

I grew up in Klang Valley and very much a KL-boy. I am trained as an Engineer (Electrical & Electronics) and I hold a full time job managing commercial portfolios and deals.

I was never never a sports person growing up which is typical of an Asian family where education always comes first. Sadly I did not do that well in that department too. My foray into physical activities was solely based on strength sports such as javelin, discus and shot-put. I could not sprint and could not run distance. I grew up wanting to own a bicycle - and finally got one when I was 12 years old through years of saving those "angpow" money. I have never run distance until I was accepted into Royal Military College, Malaysia. That too, I could not break the 8minutes mark for a 1-mile run. My foray into endurance sports date back to more than 18 years ago - when I decided that bodybuilding was not for me. I got to a massive 95kg (which really, it was fat) and no way could I compete without any aid. It was a tough decision (then) that has proven to be a good one (now).

Some of the worthy mentions of races I’ve entered (not by order of achievements) till December 2021

  • No less than 11 adventure races (multi-discipline);
  • Numerous 10km runs, lost count of my 21km runs. Infact, I take pride in able to run a 21km in sub 2hours anytime;
  • 20 marathons with at least two around my porch during the Pandemic (that's 42km if you are curious);
  • One Kapas-Marang swimathon (6,5km Island to mainland);
  • Numerous duathlons (minimum 5km-20km-5km Run-Bike-Run);
  • Lost count of Olympic distance triathlons(minimum 1.5km-40km-10km Swim-Bike-Run);
  • Eight Long distance triathlons (Desaru Triathlon, minimum 2km-90km-21km Swim-Bike-Run);
  • Five Powerman duathlon (minimum 10km-60km-10km Run-Bike-Run);
  • Five Ironman Triathlon (3.8km-180km-42km Swim-Bike-Run) with personal best timing of 14hours 30mins;
  • Three Sabah Adventure Challenge (minimum 150km multi-discipline);
  • Three Kinabalu Climbathons (21km. Run starts from Timpohon up to Peak and back to Park HQ;
  • Two Hash Challenge that consist of trail run no less than 42km;
  • Organised the first Xterra Triathlon in 2009 (Kuantan) that was the first in South East Asia;
  • Two Xterra Malaysia World Championship in 2013 and 2014, offered a spot for Maui, Hawaii;
  • Previously a competitive Rugby player for Old Putera Association (Alumni of Royal Military College);
  • And the list will be added on…

Currently an athlete in collaboration with 2ndSkin Asia (Sports Apparel) since 2010, Garmin since 2011 and Stryd Malaysia in 2021. 


Previously collaboration including brands such as Skechers Performance Malaysia (Sports Shoes), Kraftfit Compression wear (sports compression), Spyder Philippines (helmet and sunnies), Camelbak (Hydration products), Hammer Nutrition (nutrition), and Lifelife-ID (tag). I was in collaboration with JVC Kenwood Malaysia to review their line of products. 

I have appeared in a Television program (TV3 Explorace 2007) and numerous publications such as Running Malaysia, Long Life (Chinese Lifestyle Magazine) FHM, The Edge, The Star, Cleo, Sin Chew Jit Poh and Oriental Daily. I conduct running workshops and was involved in helping/sharing my knowledge with the sports groups in both corporate and social setting.

I’ve embraced social media full on and you can follow me at a few places. Find me at:

Say Hi when you see me in person!