Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Asia's Top Tower Runner Rejoices with the Support from JOMRUN for La Verticale De La Tour Eiffel

Kuala Lumpur, 12 February 2019 - Malaysia’s world-class tower running athlete – Soh Wai Ching (World No. 5) couldn’t be happier as he looks forward to participating in “LA VERTICALE DE LA TOUR EIFFEL” with the support from local running app “JomRun”.

Monday, February 11, 2019

SUTL to open largest Nike store in Southeast Asia and India at Jewel Changi Airport

Singapore – 11 February 2019 – SUTL Corporation will open its biggest Nike store at Jewel Changi Airport in the first half of 2019. The store will be located on the second floor of the upcoming lifestyle destination located in front of Changi Airport Terminal 1. 

Standard Chartered KL Marathon Introduces Balloting for Registrations

Due to the overwhelming response to the loyalty registration period for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM2019), there is a reduced number of slots available for public registrations as compared with the year before. There are a total of over 10,000 slots available across all categories and in order to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of getting a race slot, public registrations for the SCKLM 2019 will be in the form of a ballot.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Save Our Rainforest Race (SORR) will be held in Taman Botanikal Melaka, Ayeh Keroh, Melaka This Year

Kuala Lumpur, 29 January 2019
- Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA) Malaysia is proud to announce the launch of the Save Our Rainforest Race (SORR) 2019. This year's SORR will see participants hiking through the beautiful forests of Taman Botanikal Melaka, Ayeh Keroh, Melaka on 30th March 2019.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Malaysians Lau Say Niong & Maulina Bueng Crowned the Men’s and Women’s Champions in the Malaysia Ultra League (MUL)

Kuala Lumpur, 27 January 2019 — In its second year running, the Malaysian Ultra Runners Association (MURA) has recognised, awarded and celebrated excellence in the ultrarunning community of the Malaysia Ultra League (MUL) Championship. The Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony held today, 27th January at the Bintang Ballroom of the Cititel Mid Valley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

The MUL 2017/18 season’s Top 20 Men & Women ultrarunners took centre-stage for the award ceremony that were attended by runners, race organisers, sponsors, special invited guests and media. Malaysians Lau Say Niong & Maulina Bueng were crowned the men’s and women’s champions respectively. In addition, awards will also be presented to the most impressive ultrarunners of the Trail, Road and Fixed Time formats.

MURA past President Ng Seow Kong said, “The MUL Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony is very important for MURA because it closes the ultrarunning season in a significant and meaningful way by applauding the finest of all the ultrarunners within the league. This event highlights the strength of the MUL Championship and it is a great credit to all those involved in the journey.”

This season, which was sponsored by Ultron, concluded with 34 ultramarathon races, in contrast to 23 races in the inaugural prior season. “There will be about 45 races in the current 2019 MUL season, further reinforcing Malaysia as the premier destination for ultrarunning in the neighbouring region,” added Ng Seow Kong.

A total of 4,297 individual runners, 3,396 men and 901 women, 79% and 21% respectively participated in the MUL. The total number of race entries in the league was 7,640, considering each runner’s race starts individually. This is an increase of 27.8% in total race entries and 13.9% in unique individuals’ participation as compared to the previous MUL season. 47 nationalities comprising 84.4% Malaysians and 15.6% international runners made up the MUL participants.

As for the 2019 MUL Championship, it has been announced that a revised points system will be implemented. It will reward more points to the top 10 finishers of each race and more bonus points for faster finish times. These changes are expected to incentivise improvement in ultrarunning performance.

About Malaysian Ultra Running Association (MURA)
The Malaysian Ultra Runners Association (MURA) is a non-profit entity that seeks to provide a national platform representing the common interests of Malaysian ultrarunners to government authorities, sponsors, race directors and other stakeholders. It seeks to represent Malaysian ultrarunners in international ultrarunning arenas and communities. MURA seeks to promote general quality of Malaysian ultrarunners and ultramarathon races through organising regular forums, running clinics, training runs and working closely with race organisers.
For more information, visit http://mura.com.my

About Malaysia Ultra League (MUL) Championship
The Malaysia Ultra League (MUL) Championship is a league that converges the ultrarunning communities of Malaysia. Ultrarunners from Malaysia and elsewhere will have a platform that displays and encourages their talents, ability, determination and achievements within the Malaysian based ultrarunning scene.

For ultramarathon race organisers, it aims to provide an avenue to promote races that are on par with international quality.

For more information, visit http://mulc.my

Thursday, January 24, 2019

G-SHOCK and TRANSFORMERS Special Collaboration Model

Celebrating the 35th Anniversaries of Both G-SHOCK and TRANSFORMERS; Figure Converts from a Robot to a Pedestal for the Watch

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. has released a new collaboration model bringing together the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches and the globally popular TRANSFORMERS franchise. The new DW-6900TF-SET includes a G-SHOCK watch and a TRANSFORMERS figure that converts from a robot to a pedestal for the watch, and back again.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dr. Helmi Harun Joining Hands with Annkang in Creating Happiness

Petaling Jaya, 22 January 2019 - Dr. Helmi Harun (also a well-known artist that goes by his stage name, Helmi Gimmick) has been actively involved in the Network Marketing industry for the last 20 years. He has successfully made several products which are now popular in the market and helped more people to achieve a healthier lifestyle. His achievement and contribution to the society have earned him the Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration by SABI University. France.

Monday, January 21, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Did You Manage to Spot This Heavily-camouflaged Runner in the Twincity Marathon?

Photo by RFF Team

Is that a hairy ghost? Is that the Swamp Thing? Is that a tree bark?

Many runners and spectators were perplexed by the choice of running gear of this runner in the Twincity Marathon, last weekend. Well, folks, this guy was actually running in a ghillie suit - a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble the background environment such as foliage. Anyone familiar with PUBG would know. Heheh!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Twincity Marathon 2019 - The 5th Anniversary Edition

Twincity Marathon - the go-to marathon event should you want to start the year with a 42,195km run. Me? I'm sticking to 12km. Running 42km for a bowl of cendol is just too much work! Yes, this is the one and only marathon event that serves ice cold cendol, among other food along its route in Cyberjaya.    

Friday, January 18, 2019

Watsons Welcomes Chinese New Year with a Star-studded Campaign #HappyBeautifulYear

It is tradition of #HappyBeautifulYear at Watsons. The largest health and beauty retailer in Malaysia and Asia ushers into Chinese New Year with a star-studded campaign video set in an opulent style of 1940s Malaysian Chinese and “East Meet West” culture infusion featuring local celebrities, popular social media influencers, and an original musical score. Of course, the storyline of this video comes with a twist – Watsons style. 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

There was a Commotion Regarding Medals at the Shah Alam Car Free Day Event This Morning and Here is the Official Statement from JomRun

Hi fellow runners,

First of all, we would like to thank all the participants that joined the January Shah Alam Car Free Day this morning. We have received a lot of questions in regard to the distribution of medals. Some of the participants who got the “ring”(colourful hair band) didn’t get to receive their medals after the event due to an unfortunate incident.

Some of the runners who completed the route early think they deserve to get the medal even though they do not have the “ring”. We refused to compromise as the medal should only be given to participants with the “ring”. One woman participant entered our tent, grabbed a pack of medals and threw it out to the participants who were outside the tent. Then, everyone in front of our booth flipped our tables and invaded our tent to snatch the medals. Due to the chaotic and violent situation, I have instructed all of our crew members to leave the tent for safety purposes. Therefore, some of the participants (participants who finished the route after the incident) with the “ring” did not get their medal.

We hereby apologize on behalf of the unacceptable behaviour of a small proportion of the participants. We will discuss with the organizer(MBSA) to see what we could do and what we could improve in Shah Alam Car Free Day.

JomRun has decided to volunteer and sponsor MBSA’s CFD because we see it as a meaningful event not only to residents in Shah Alam, but also people who are staying outside Shah Alam. We will continue to support MBSA in their community building events and help them to build a healthier and more active community.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/391459058292915/permalink/395254827913338/

Note: JomRun is sponsor/ volunteer registration platform for the Shah Alam Car Free Day which is organised by Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA).

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Melawati Run 2019 - A Great Way to Kick-Start The New Year 2019!

This running event has improved over the year! In 2009, I had sworn not to participate in the event ever again after having a bad experience. There was not a drop of water provided in the route for the runners for the 10K runners and the traffic control was seriously lacking. But fast forward, 10 years later, I must give Kelab Rekreasi Taman Melawati (KRTM) a pat on the back for the many improvements done on the run.