Thursday, April 17, 2014

Press Release: Have a Break, Malaysia



KUALA LUMPUR, 17 April 2014 – Did you know that 9% of Malaysian professionals confess that they would work one to three hours a day on their holidays? Bringing their office workload home with them is not the only fact illustrating the work-centric life of many Malaysians. About one third of working Malaysians are clocking in more hours than their required office time, spending over 11 hours in the office daily to meet deadlines and work expectations.

The habit of blurring the lines between work and personal life is known to have negative effects as the long hours is often damaging to both the workers’ health and their overall productivity at work. Seeing this, Kit Kat is launching a Big Break Drive to advocate Malaysians to take breaks for long-term benefits.

Kit Kat Chunky’s Big Break Drive aims to remind Malaysians of the importance of having breaks in between working hours for its long-term health benefits and to improve work productivity. To illustrate this point, please find attached an infographic from Kit Kat Chunky that highlights Malaysians’ working habits.

For more information on Kit Kat Chunky’s Big Break Drive, please visit:https://www.facebook.com/KitKatMalaysia

Runwitme Says: How many of you go for a run as a break?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Giveaway: Brick Mansions Special Previews Screening Tickets



BRICK MANSIONS

Remake of the Luc Besson (producer of Transporter and Taken) action movie District B13. Walker play an undercover cop who is tasked with going into a tenement named Brick Mansions in order to disarm a neutron bomb possessed by the community’s drug warlord (RZA).

Brick Mansions, which is opening April 24, is the last film Paul Walker actually completed before his death and it shows a confident actor easily taking on his character in the film.

Paul died on November 30, 2013 while he was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT that was driven by his friend and business partner Roger Rodas. The two men were attending Walker’s charity fundraising event in Valencia, California.

Director: Camille Delamarre
Casts: Paul Walker, Catalina Denis, RZA and David Belle
Genre: Cop Action



The generous people at RAM Entertainment is giving FIVE lucky readers of this blog two tickets each to watch BRICK MANSIONS Special Previews Screening.

Date: 22 April 2014 (Tuesday)
Venue: GSC Mid Valley
Time: 9.00pm

Here's how you can win. Complete this sentence

“Brick Mansions is a must-watch movie because... (30 words or less)

The five readers who come up with the most creative answers will win a pair of tickets each. Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "BRICK MANSIONS" not later than this Friday 18 April. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your full name and phone number.


Walk With Love 2014 @ Taman Tasik Titiwangsa



What? Walk With Love 2014

When? 3 May 2014 (Saturday) Registration: 2pm; Flag Off: 3pm

Where? Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Who? Organised by TAM in collaboration with MAKNA and supported by Rotary Club of Subang.

How far? 3km

How much? RM 10.00 per person, free admission for children below 12 years old. 50% of the participation fee will be donated to MAKNA.

How to register? The participation tickets for the WALK WITH LOVE 2014 AND VIRTUAL WALK WITH LOVE 2014 is now available online at www.walkwithlove.org.my.

Get more updates here: www.facebook.com/walkwithlove2014

Runwitme Says: Bring your whole family! It's a 3km fun walk with gifys, lucky draw and lots of FREE health related programs like
• Free Medical Health Camp
• Blood Donation Camp
• Organ Donation Camp
• Exhibition on Cancer
• Fitness Show
• Fun Games & Activities
• Walk with Family Members
• Virtual Walk
• Health Fair

If you can't make it for the walk, you can still be involved. We know some of you will be in Kota Kinabalu for Borneo International Marathon. :) You can join as a Virtual Participant and walk or create your own activity with your family members and friends in your neighbourhood! OR you can help by sponsoring a participant so they can enjoy the walk. Details at www.walkwithlove.org.my

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Be Part of the Nation's Largest Breakfast Gathering on the Malaysia Breakfast Day this Sunday!



Wakey! Wakey! Malaysia! It’s time once again for you to enjoy breakfast with your family or friends on Malaysia Breakfast Day!

Let's join the nation and start the day with positive energy this 20th April at Perbadanan Putrajaya to celebrate the most important meal of the day.

Take part in the annual MILO Breakfast Run or just come with family and friends to enjoy the games, performances, and enjoy a nutritious MILO from your favourite MILO van for the positive energy to go further!



This year, MILO is bringing a new spin to breakfast by introducing the benefits of Positive Energy from having a well-balanced and nutritious breakfast. Positive Energy is derived from the perfect ratio of nutrients consisting of protein, carbohydrates and fats to provide our body with the much needed fuel to take on both physical and mental challenges each day.



For more information on Malaysia Breakfast Day and its activities, please visit: www.milo.com.my/breakfastday



The generous people at Milo is giving a lucky reader of this blog some Milo goodness in a bag. Here's how you can win. Complete this sentence

“Breakfast is better with Milo because... (30 words or less)

The reader who comes up with the most creative answer will win MILO goodie bag and merchandise. Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "MILO Contest Giveaway" not later than this Friday 18 April. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your full name and phone number.

Good luck!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Press Release: Kahlefeldt and Vodickova sizzle at IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya



Putrajaya, Malaysia (April 13, 2014) Putrajaya was centre stage today for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya where 1096 individuals and 56 teams took on the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run in temperatures of 90°F coupled with humidity felt like 109°F.

Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) and Radka Vodickova (CZE) took sizzling wins at the inaugural event today, for Kahlefeldt he was at the front of the field all day but had to run scared for most of the 21.2km. It was a different story for Vodickova after suffering two mechanical problems on the bike, she was running on frustration.

Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) led out of the swim in the men’s professional race and was pipped out of transition by Denis Chevrot (FRA). John Polson followed two minutes later and the three athletes controlled the front of the race all day. Coming into last transition Kahlefeldt was first in and out followed by Chevrot and Polson. It was then a case of running blind for Kahlefeldt as he was unaware of what was happening behind.

“It’s a great run course, but from an athletes point of view (if you are at the front) it was really hard not seeing anyone out there,” said Kahlefeldt.

“It definitely requires a different style of racing when in such humid conditions. The closing stages I really started to feel it. Hydrating early on the run is key and I am very happy to be able to take this win,” he said.

Sweden’s Frederik Croneborg has completed every IRONMAN 70.3 race in Asia and was glowing of the race and the course after crossing the line in fifth place today.

“This course gets my thumbs up for the best IRONMAN 70.3 course in Asia. The wide smooth fast roads and scenic run is great. It did get a bit lonely out there though,” said Croneborg.

Radka Vodickova (CZE) took her first IRONMAN 70.3 win today here in Putrajaya in sizzling conditions. The Czech athlete who likens Malaysia to being a second home said at the press conference on Saturday that she hoped she would not let anyone down. She kept her promise.



“I am so happy and delighted and happy (again) I could make the race interesting for spectators.”

Following mechanical issues on the bike that caused Vodickova to stop twice, meant she was seven minutes behind pre race favourite Liz Blatchford (AUS) when starting the run.

I was angry (about mechanical issues) and I used that anger to run hard. I am used to the heat and know that I can cope with the heat.”

When questioned about whether she will now step up to the IRONMAN distance, as Blatchford has successfully done. Vodickova replied; “Oh no. That's too long (pause), but then again, never say never.”

It was Blatchford’s first time racing in Malaysia and she admitted it wasn’t her best race strategy.

“I didn’t race smart today and I paid the price.”

RESULTS



Three time IRONMAN World Champion and two time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion Craig Alexander was the swimmer in Team Crowie at IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya



The World Champion did get chicked in the swim but took it all in good humour admitting he hasn’t been up to much for 3 weeks. “That girl took off like a rocket. And I didn't take it easy.”

Alexander was at the finish line to meet his teammates for the team finish line shot.



For additional information on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, please visit www.ironmanputrajaya.com.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Press Release: Malaysia Goes Photo Crazy at Star-studded IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya Press Conference


From left: Pro-athletes Radka Vodickova (CZE), Liz Blatchford (GBR), Craig Alexander (AUS), Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) and emcee Pete Murray.

Putrajaya, Malaysia (April 11, 2014) - IRONMAN Malaysia today hosted the professional press conference for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya.

Geoff Meyer, CEO IRONMAN Asia Pacific was in attendance along with Hon. Tan Sri Dato' Seri (DR), Aseh Bin CHE MAT, President Putrajaya Corporation, Mr. Zulkefli Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Major Events, Hon Dato’ Mokhtar Bin Kamirun, Vice President, Putrajaya Corporation and Dr. Sarinder Kumari, Director National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) Tourism.

In his welcome message to the media and guests Meyer highlighted on the new IRONMAN Malaysia office.

“The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya heralds a new beginning of IRONMAN in Malaysia and I am honoured to be here today and excited for the race weekend ahead. It has been a long road to get to the start line and I would like to thank our new IRONMAN Malaysia team and key personnel from our Australian division who have been on site working closely with the new team from day one and we are very proud to now have a new IRONMAN base here in Malaysia.”

Hon. Tan Sri Dato' Seri (DR), Aseh Bin CHE MAT, President Putrajaya Corporation expressed his excitement at being able to showcase Putrajaya.

“We are looking forward to showcasing all our precious and valuable assets in Putrajaya, which being dubbed as “World’s 1st Intelligent Garden City”, to all who patronize this event, especially during this world-class event, as well as demonstrating the very best of our Malaysian hospitality to all of you here.”



Professional athletes on the panel for a Q&A were, Craig Alexander (AUS), Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS), Liz Blatchford (AUS)and Radka Vodickova (CZE).

Alexander commented that is great to have more opportunities in this (Asian) region for world-class events. “It’s looking very tidy out there and is going to be outstanding on Sunday.”

Taking part in the team event Alexander has more time than usual to for fill his role as IRONMAN ambassador.

“Sometimes when racing as an athlete you are not as accessible so this weekend give me the chance to have fun and take part with a couple of Malaysian’s in a relay team and get to see more how the events works. It also lets me help promote a new event in a region that is simply exploding.”

Post presser Alexander was swamped by a frenzy of Malaysians hunting for autographs and photographs. “It is humbling, I started out doing this because I love it and still love it. If people recognise me, I love that.”



Australian Brad ‘Sticksy’ Kahlefeldt has recently made the transition from ITU racing up to the 70.3 distance. With Craig Alexander taking part in a relay team on Sunday Kahlefeldt now leads the charge for the professional men’s race. “Its really easy to travel up to Malaysia from Australia. Great location and venue I am looking forward to Sunday.



Liz Blatchford like Kahlefeldt has recently made the transition from short course racing to 70.3 and IRONMAN. “I loved ITU but I have loved the swop. It seems to suit me. It’s great to be here and is the first mail race of the season for me”.

Originally from the UK, Blatchford now resides in Australia and races for Australia admits to liking the heat. “Personally I love the heat. I would advise be smart on hydration and don't over do it early on otherwise you may find yourself walking in the run.”



Radka Vodickova (CZE) spends a lot of time in Malaysia training and got a rousing round of applause when she likened Malaysia to being her second home. “I hope I don’t disappoint all of my friends here, I have trained on the course a lot, its fast and smooth and looks beautiful”.



Race Day starts Sunday April 13 at 7:15. Catch all the action via @IRONMANLive.

For additional information on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, please visit www.ironmanputrajaya.com.

FOr more photos from the press conference, please click HERE.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The 3rd BOLATHON Charity Fun Run & Masquerade Walk @ Padang Merbok



What? The 3rd BOLATHON Charity Fun Run & Masquerade Walk

When? 1 June 2014 (Sunday) 6am to 12pm

Where? Padang Merbok

Who? Organised by HOPE Worldwide Malaysia

How far? Category A: 3KM Masquerade Walk and Category B: 10KM Fun Run

Why? This fundraising event is organized once every four years, inspired by the FIFA World Cup.

How much?




How to register? REGISTER ONLINE now on www.hopeww.org.my


Runwitme Says: The first 1,000 online registered participants will get GSC Promotional Movie Voucher and finisher medals are sponsored by Adidas for ALL participants

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Press Release: Rudy Project Announces Helmet Sponsorship Award for Best Malaysian



Putrajaya, Malaysia (April 8, 2014) - If Malaysian’s ever needed some extra motivation to race hard this weekend then Rudy Project has one more reason for the local athletes to lay it all on the line. As the Official Helmet Partner of IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya and IRONMAN Malaysia, Rudy Project have declared they will be awarding a one-year sponsorship to the first Malaysian Male and Female to cross the line this weekend.

The award is in recognition of the growth of triathlon in Malaysia and a special tribute to the two athletes who will cross the line and hold the title and bragging rights as first Malaysian male and female.

The two lucky athletes will receive the latest Wing57™ helmet. This will not be just any ordinary looking helmet. Rudy Project will customize each helmet – a la, Australian Pete Jacobs, 2012 IRONMAN World Champion. Thus ensuring the winning athletes each of a one of a kind helmet that not only will look great but also enhance their overall performance.

“With a year of helmet sponsorship to the top Male and Female Malaysian, we believe this will bring out further motivation and inspiration for athletes perform to the top level of achievement.” – Marcus Liau, Marketing Manager of YCS CAPITAL SDN. BHD.


Athletes will get a second chance at IRONMAN Malaysia in September to race for this exclusive award, as Rudy project are kindly offering the same sponsorship package for BOTH IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya and IRONMAN Malaysia.

Note: Terms and conditions apply and are at the discretion of Rudy Project Malaysia.

IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya has 30 qualifying slots to to the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada.

For additional information on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, please visit
www.ironmanputrajaya.com.

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