Thursday, January 11, 2018

Castillano and Yim Crowned Malaysia Ultra League 2016/17 Champions

Kuala Lumpur, 7 January 2018 – The Malaysian Ultra Running Association (MURA) concluded the inaugural season of the Malaysia Ultra League Championship (MUL) 2016/17 with a Gala Dinner & Awards night at the Sungai Long Golf & Country Club, Cheras, Selangor.
After the successful launching of the MUL in June 2017, the league was concluded with 23 races in November 2017 for the 2016/17 inaugural season. There were also 6 candidate races that were added during the year whereby 3 races were included in the 2016/17 season and 3 races for the 2017/18 season.

The Inaugural MUL has achieved its primary objectives by providing 90% of Malaysia ultra-race organizers in the current league, a platform to promote their races to both local and international runners. MUL is also known to be the only national ultra-running league in the world.

MUL 2016/17 which was sponsored by Ultron, recorded a total of 3,771 runners comprising 2,994 males and 777 female runners. The total registration in the league was 5,979 with each runner’s total races combined. That constitute to approximately 80.1% male (4,792) and 19.9% female (1,187) total registrations in 23 races.

MUL 2016/17 also attracted 37 nationalities including Malaysians. The longest road race in the league was Titi Ultra 250km category with a time limit of 42 hours whereas Penang Eco 100miles was the longest trail race with a time limit of 40 hours.

Ultra-runners Mr. Yim Heng Fatt (Malaysia) and Ms. Jefferlyn Castillano (Philippines) were crowned the men and women champion respectively. Both were included in the MUL Hall Of Fame with a Challenge Trophy.

The top 20 men and women in the league were also recognized with trophies, certificates of achievement prizes from sponsors and free race slots during the Gala Dinner & Awards night on 7th January 2018 at the Sungai Long Golf & Country Club.

Moving into the second season in 2017/18, MUL is expecting to increase its races to at least 30 races with a target of more than 6,000 registrations for the next season ending November 2018.

Ultron being the Title Sponsor of MUL 2016/17 has also firmed up their interest and continuous support to be the Title Sponsor for MUL 2017/18.

As of press time, the Head of MUL Committee, Mr Victor Cheng briefed the press that more than 90% of all Ultra Races in Malaysia have shown their commitment and has joined the league. He was also quoted saying that, the current races in the MUL stands at 26 races and 4-5 more new candidate races are expected to join the league in 2018. He also mentioned that MURA is confidence via the MUL Championship, the quality of ultra-races in Malaysia will improve significantly and the popularity of the races will increase with both local and international ultra-runners.

For more information about the Malaysia Ultra League Championship, head to

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

10 New Things You Can Expect from the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon

Kuala Lumpur, 10 January 2018
- The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) today announced 10 new features in celebration of its 10th Anniversary. The new features are:

1. Introduction of participation history
Runners will have the opportunity to check their participation history through the SCKLM website. This feature would allow runners to see how they have progressed through the years.

2. Kids Dash Timing Chips
For the first time, the Kids Dash participants will be using timing chips to determine their finishing times, as well as allow friends and family to track them through the SCKLM App.

3. Standalone Kids Dash
In order to give more prominence to the Kids Dash categories, the event will be held a day earlier on 7 April. This would allow parents to be present in support of their children instead of being involved in their own respective runs.

4. SCKLM Juggernauts
Runners who have registered for all 10 editions of the race are now a part of the “SCKLM Juggernauts” who will receive special privileges such as personalised running t-shirts and customised bib numbers.

5. Introduction of VIP package
Runners will be provided with the option to purchase VIP Packages that would entitle them to priority Race Pack collection, access to the VIP Area and a breakfast buffet, VIP baggage drop and a Brooks polo shirt and track pants

6. Motivational Signs
Upon registration for SCKLM, runners can submit a motivational quote that inspires them. The best 20 of these quotes will be displayed on signs along the Full Marathon route with the runner’s name attached.

7. Option to choose running t-shirts with or without sleeves

8. Special commemorative finisher medals
To commemorate its 10th anniversary, SCKLM will introduce medals featuring a unique KL skyline swivel design

9. Introduction of a new feature within the SCKLM App
The SCKLM App which won Gold at the SPIA Asia Awards held in Bangkok recently, will introduce an exciting new photo feature that will capture runners’ memorable running moments.

10. New full and half marathon routes
To keep the race fresh and challenging, the Full and Half Marathon categories will have a new route that navigates around more of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmarks.

RFAR has been an integral component of SCKLM which has benefitted and improved the lives of thousands of Malaysians over the last 9 years. For 2018, the charity beneficiaries are Seeing Is Believing – Standard Chartered Bank’s initiative to improve access to eye-care across their markets, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Hospis Malaysia and Dignity For Children Foundation.

“We are very fortunate to have been able to cultivate a loyal following of runners over the years, with a number of participants who have signed up for all 10 of our races thus far,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM at the official launch today. “We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the running community for their support and to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we will be regularly engaging with them over our social media channels to give away a lot of goodies,” he added.

SCKLM has also benefited from the strong support shown by its sponsors, primarily title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. “Standard Chartered Bank is proud to once again be the title sponsor of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon and in the tenth year of our association, it is indeed gratifying to see the event become the premier running event in Malaysia, one that is eagerly awaited by the running community here,” said Abrar A. Anwar, Managing Director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. Other recurring partners are Brooks, Seiko, Lucozade and Pacific Regency.

Public registrations for SCKLM2018 are open from 10 January 2018. The reservation and subsequent registrations of the 2017 runners had taken over 16,000 race slots, with the remaining 19,000 now open to the public.

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ROASTERS Eating Day (RED) is back for 3 days from 10th to 12th January 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 10 January 2018 – Welcome the New Year with Kenny Rogers ROASTERS’ (KRR) healthy annual tradition, the ROASTERS Eating Day (RED) event! Making a return at all KRR restaurants nationwide for the 9th consecutive year, the initiative is set to take place for THREE (3) days from 10th to 12th January 2018.

“As a brand that encourages the public to have a wholesome living lifestyle, RED is a way to remind the public to engage in healthy activities and keep to a well-balanced food intake at the very start of the year. For us, we are especially overwhelmed to see the increasing number of people joining the team on the journey to a healthier lifestyle every year!” commented Thila Chandran, Senior Marketing Manager of Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Also present at RED are the champions from all three categories at the 2017 Asia Pacific Championship - Malaysian Dodgeball Federation (MDF) who will also be playing at the 2018 Dodgeball World Cup in Madison Square Garden, New York.

“A proper diet plays a huge part in every athlete’s journey. Our coaching staff constantly emphasises on the importance of wholesome meals for every player in the team so that we will be in our best conditions especially during competition period. We are also very delighted to have corporate bodies such as KRR recognising our efforts as well as getting support from our Malaysia Dodgeball Federation President, YB Datuk Mas Ermieyati binti Samsudin,” said Muhamad Heidy bin Mohd Yusoff, Captain and Coach of the Malaysia Dodgeball Federation.

The annual RED event is held on the second Wednesday of the New Year in all KRR restaurants nationwide. During the campaign period, guests are entitled to purchase a Red Hot Meal for 2 @ RM 25* when they dine in KRR! For every purchase of the Red Hot Meal for 2, guests will receive KRR’s limited edition Ang Pow (6 pieces) with discount vouchers. Additionally, tune into KRR’s official Facebook page as 3,500 sets of Classic Choice Meal will be up for grabs.

“Aside from RED, we are excited to usher in the upcoming festive season with our limited edition KRR Ang Pow which reinforces the concept of a wholesome Malaysian communal bond through meals,” Thila added.

This New Year, make a conscious effort to be healthy! Follow KRR on Facebook at to be the first to find out more about KRR’s latest happenings, promotions and healthy events. For more information on the promotion or on other Kenny Rogers ROASTERS products, contact 03 - 2119 9888 or visit

*Red Hot Meal for 2 in Genting Highlands is priced at RM 32

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Summary of FTKLAA Calendar 2018

From one of the major and most active athlete associations in the country, comes the race calendar 2018. We hereby summarize the listed events above by category for easy reference. Mark your race calendar and get them running shoes ready!

SCKLM Running Clinics
SCKLM 2018 Circuit 1 (28 Jan 2018) Taman Bukit Jalil
SCKLM 2018 Circuit 2 (04 Feb 2018) Taman Bukit Jalil
SCKLM 2018 Circuit 3 (11 Feb 2018) Taman Bukit Jalil
SCKLM 2018 Circuit 4 (25 Feb 2018) Taman Bukit Jalil
SCKLM 2018 Circuit 5 (04 Mar 2018) Taman Bukit Jalil
SCKLM 2018 Circuit 6 (11 Mar 2018) Taman Bukit Jalil
SCKLM 2018 Race Day (08 Apr 2018) Dataran Merdeka

Listed Races
Asian Games Malaysian Fun Run (4 March 2018) Dataran Merdeka (TBC)
Bukit Jalil Half Marathon (11 March 2018) Stadium Bukit Jalil
KFC Walk (18 March 2018) Putrajaya
Tanggathon (25 March 2018) Batu Caves (TBC)
Hospitality Run For Passion (15 April 2018) (TBC)
Media Run (22 April 2018) Putrajaya
Go For It! FTKLAA Cross Country (29 April 2018) Taman Botani Perdana
Possible Run (13 May 2018) Padang Merbok
SP Half Marathon (15 September 2018) Sg. Petani

FTKLAA Walk Circuit
FTKLAA Walk Circuit 1 (7 Jul 2018) Taman Botani Perdana
FTKLAA Walk Circuit 2 (4 Aug 2018) Taman Botani Perdana
FTKLAA Walk Circuit 3 (6 Oct 2018) Taman Botani Perdana


Disclaimer: Information published is intended solely for the purpose of providing general information. It is the sole responsibility of the user/reader to check the accuracy or reliability of relevant facts before entering into any financial or other commitment based upon them. We accept no responsibility for any loss or liability which may arise from reliance on the information published here.

Friday, January 05, 2018

New Adidas Alphaskin Performance Layer Ditches Distractions to Help Athletes Raise Their Game

Kuala Lumpur, 2 January 2018 – Today adidas revolutionizes base layer technology to empower athletes in training and competition with the launch of Alphaskin.

While today’s athletes reach unprecedented peaks of performance, they also require unprecedented levels of focus. The kinetic wrapped design of adidas Alphaskin eliminates unwanted distractions by moving with the critical areas of athletes in motion.

Unlike traditional base layers, each section of Alphaskin is carefully constructed to match the body’s movements in sport. By removing unnatural friction between the fabric and skin, athletes wearing Alphaskin are able to fully focus on delivering in training and competition.
Rob Lee, Vice President of design for adidas Training said: “We’re committed to creating only the best for athletes and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the disruptive design of Alphaskin. After taking a deep dive into their movements, needs and culture, we created a performance layer that keeps up with all of those elements.

Alphaskin was made to enable and move with athletes’ bodies while they compete or train and help eliminate the unwanted distractions of base layers from the past. By using our highly advanced ARAMIS system instead of a traditional static mannequin for testing, we were able to understand how to make Alphaskin and athlete’s bodies move as one. This allowed us to create a wrapped performance layer that truly dials into the movements of athletes across all sports.”

Luis Suarez, Striker, Barcelona, said: “Putting on Alphaskin gives me the same feeling as lacing up my boots before I step onto the pitch. It gets my head in the game and ready to play my best.”
Alphaskin offers kinetic wrapping in a range of compression levels that suit each athlete’s personal preference.

- Alphaskin’s highest compression for a locked-in feel.
- Flat, bonded reflective seams provide a distraction-free fit.

- Mid-level compression for a secure feel.
- Sleek design delivers a flattering, supportive fit.
- Features CLIMACHILL technology to keep athletes super cool and dry.

- Light compression for a supportive feel.
- Features CLIMACOOL technology to keep athletes cool and dry.

Join the Alphaskin conversation using #Alphaskin and #adidasMY on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

The Alphaskin range retails from RM180 and will be available in adidas Sports Performance stores and online at on 3rd January 2018.

SCORE Run is Back with a Series of Night and Day Editions.

is back, not only with one but now, TWO exciting runs for your conquest!

SCORE Run Series Night Edition 4.1

Date: 5 May 2018

Time: 7.30 PM

Venue: Anjung Floria, Putrajaya

Distances: 21, 13 & 5km

Pax: 13,000 runners

There's some truly exhilarating about running in the dark. Your senses are heightened, and every sinew in your body is primed to maximum attack. The SCORE Run 2018 returns to conquer the administrative city of Putrajaya, at night! It's going to be an adrenaline rush, like no other as you push the limits and surge past the army of runners as you battle for top spot. Experience a run in the dark and take over the streets.

SCORE Run Series Day Edition 4.2

Date: 22 July 2018

Time: 6.00 AM

Venue: Dataran Merdeka, KL

Distances: 21, 13 & 5km

Pax: 18,000 runners

It's the running event you've been waiting for. Herald the dawn and take to the streets of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Conquer the city at the break of day! Exceed your expectations and reimagine your physical potential against the backdrop of the city skyline.

Run both events and get the two unique interlocking finisher medals!

Register NOW by clicking the links below.

SCORE Run Series Night Edition 2018
SCORE Run Series Day Edition 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

ASICS Celebrates the 20th Iteration of the GEL-NIMBUS Series, its Best Long-distance Running Shoe

Kuala Lumpur, 3 January 2018 - To celebrate nearly twenty years of the GEL-NIMBUS series, ASICS is launching a new edition of its most popular long-distance shoe , the GEL-NIMBUS 20. The lightest model in GEL-NIMBUS history, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 is made for the runner in everyone - whether it’s your first mile or your hundredth.

Like the GEL technology in the shoe, running is evolving—breaking the mold of what people consider a runner to be. The new GEL-NIMBUS 20 shoe is designed with cushioning and light weight comfort aimed to give runners their best performance from start to finish.


Today, GEL-NIMBUS is the leading cushioning model mainly for neutral runners and underpronators, packed with a range of ASICS performance technology.
The combination of its patented FlyteFoam midsole inserts with GEL Technology gives the GEL-NIMBUS 20 superior cushioning, shock absorption and a lightweight feel with every step.

Built for runners of every stride, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 features the new Gradient Jacquard Mesh structure, designed with strategic 3D printed overlays that seamlessly wrap and support the foot throughout your run. The new feature on the upper also gives feet a great fit and breathability for runners of every stride.

Gerard Klein, Senior General Manager, Global Performance Running Footwear, ASICS Corporation says, “The GEL-NIMBUS is a shoe with nearly 20 years of history. And there’s a very good reason for this—since its debut in 1999, the GEL-NIMBUS has managed to deliver against runners’ highest expectations and help them achieve their personal bests. The GEL-NIMBUS has always been designed to offer runners superior cushioning without excess weight. In fact, Nimbus means “cloud” in Latin. Our goal with the GEL-NIMBUS is literally to make runners feel so light and comfortable, it’s almost like they’re running on a cloud. Every year ASICS raises its aspirations even higher, and we will continue to innovate and develop the GEL-NIMBUS series.”

Features of the GEL-NIMBUS 20 include:

· I.G.S (Impact Guidance System)
· FlyteFoam Midsole –bottom layer
· SpEVA Midsole –top layer
· Plus 3 and Gender Specific Cushioning (for Women’s model)
· Visible Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL
· SpEVA Lasting
· FluidFit Upper with Gradient Jacquard Mesh
· Outsole Forefoot: AHAR Sponge, Rear foot: AHAR PLUS Rubber
· X-40 Ortholite Sockliner
· External Counter
· 3M Reflectivity

Availability: ASICS retail stores
RRP: RM649

Friday, December 15, 2017

SKECHERS™ Opens the largest Store in the Southeast Asia at IPC Shopping Centre

Petaling Jaya, 13 December 2017 - SKECHERS USA, Inc (NYSE:SKX), a global leader in the lifestyle and performance footwear industry, opens its new Skechers™ City Outlet at the recently renovated IPC Shopping Centre, Mutiara Damansara. Covering a space of approximately 6,600 square feet, the new Skechers™ City Outlet will be the largest store for the athleisure brand in the Southeast Asia region.

The new Skechers™ City Outlet format will feature a concept store, showcasing the latest collections of wearables, as well as various Skechers™ lifestyle and performance collections for Men, Women, and Kids.

Skechers™ has won the hearts of Malaysians with its stylish and comfortable footwear collections such as Sport, D’Lites 2, Burst, USA, Bobs, Energy Lights, Twinkle Toes, the GOwalk and GOrun series as well as performance apparels which include tops, tees, pants, bra tops and more.

Skechers™ collections are also endorsed by a list of celebrities including Korean hip-hop superstar Zico, Korean pop stars EXO, multi-platinum recording artist Meghan Trainor, pop star Camila Cabello, model and actress Kelly Brook, TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet, and athletic legends like Sugar Ray Leonard, Ozzie Smith, and Howie Long.

“We are thrilled to introduce this massive unique store space which was purpose built to showcase the newest designs as well as a variety of Skechers™ styles and great choices of colours available all under one roof. The new Skechers™ City Outlet is a reflection of the amazing position of our brand within the marketplace, having seen substantial growth in the local market share since its debut into the Malaysian scene,” said Vincent Leung, President of Skechers™ Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

Located at one of Petaling Jaya’s top shopping destination, IPC Shopping Centre, the new Skechers™ City Outlet will house more than 500 designs, offering the widest assortments of Skechers™ products available in a single outlet. The store displays will be categorised by men’s, women’s, kids, and apparel for a convenient shopping experience.

Leung also stated that “We look forward to introducing more collection as well as stores throughout our retail network as we believe that the brand will continue to grow along with the expansion plans that we have put into place for 2018.”

Approaching the New Year with gusto, Skechers™ aims to be amongst the top 3 brands for the athleisure category, and maintain walking shoes as the market leader, whilst introducing new walking shoes collections with more fashionable elements and ultra-comfort materials. Skechers™ will continue to expand with 29 new stores next year, amounting to a total of 91 stores in Malaysia.

For more information about Skechers™ Malaysia, visit or to be updated with the latest offerings from Skechers™, log on to

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