Saturday, April 30, 2011

Photos: adiNation of Runners 5th Saturday Run Circuit 2

What? adiNation of Runners 5th Saturday Run Circuit 2

When? 30 April 2011, 7.00am

Where? Metropolitan Park, Kepong

Who? Organised by Adidas Malaysia

How far/ long? Runners were required to complete a minumum of 3 loops measuring 3.3km per loop. They could continue to run for a duration of 120 minutes to test their endurance and limits.

This is the second circuit of adiNation of Runners (aNR) 5th Saturday Run. The first one was held in Lake Garden last month. We simple love running in this park because of the beautiful natural surrounding - lake, lotus pond, hills at the horizon etc. It is a very popular spot for running/ jogging & walking because of the rubberized track around the lake. You can really BOUNCE in it. LOL!

We went around the lake on Rujhan's bike (the second photo) to take some pics of the runners in action. Hope you enjoy the pics.

We love the colours of this photo. We can imagine how colourful THE KING OF THE ROAD race on 2 Oct is going to be. The run will feature six different coloured running vests. (First come first serve basis).

You HAVE to wear the official vests for KOTR otherwise no medal, no cert and no prize. It is spelled out in the T&C by adidas. But we think it is OKAY because the vest is gorgeous. (No..adidas didn't pay us to say this. LOL!). Check out the vest HERE.

Running Couple of the Year - Dannie & Carrie. Always seen running together....Soon they will be running the marathon called LIFE together.

Read about how Dannie proposed to Carrie on Kinabalu's peak HERE. So romantic. (Insert wedding bells sound effect here)

Kelvin Ng pretending to be Mickey Mouse? LOL!

He was supposed to be a time keeper, but he passed the job to his godson and took the opportunity to run in the beautiful park! No wonder so happy!

Like Father, Like Daughter. Moey and his daughter, Sylvia.

Uncle Sonny and friend....

The run offered hundreds of lucky draw prizes - adidas Tees, bags, heargear etc. Everyone went home with at least a can of Milo or 100plus as prizes.

The adination of Runners, also known as aNR, is a running group organized by adidas. Other countries such as Japan, Singapore and Philippines have also launched aNR to encourage beginners, professional and even recreational runners to engage in running more often. Its goal is to help every aspiring runner to become better, faster and be more fit at their sport.

Find out more about adination of Runners HERE. (Note: The account is suspended. Wonder why...??)

For full results, please click HERE.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrunner: Kevin Zahri @ adidas ALL24 Launch

Check out the Celebrunner pose from fitness guru, Kevin Zahri. Looks like he is almost flying, eh? Kevin is one of many adidas brand ambassadors who turned up for the adidas ALL24 launch at The Laundry Bar yesterday.

We had a little chat with Kevin after the launch. He is busy with his soon to be launched sports portal, http://rakansukan.com/ for you to hook up with similar interest people in sports. In short, it is platform dedicated to sports lovers, big and small, to come together.

Like Kevin Zahri on Facebook HERE.

Let's get back to adidas ALL24....

Hot on the heels of the launch of its milestone global brand campaign entitled "adidas is all in", adidas is kick-starting the registration for participants for its epic 24-hour celebration of sport, street and style as the next phase of the campaign launch.

Titled ALL24, this event will take place in six cities across the region including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines.

In Malaysia, ALL24 will be held at Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara, from 9pm on 4 June 2011 to 9pm on the next day and will feature a series of competitions of basketball, relay running, football, skateboarding, graffiti, freestyle and flatland BMX, fashion and dance.

Nor Soraya - the emcee of the day.

Brian Gee - adidas Malaysia Brand & Sports Marketing Manager.

For the launch, we were introduced to some talented young bunch...

Meet graffiti artist, Bee (Phobia Clik)

Skater boy, Man Extra.

BMX Flatland whiz, Botak Kuantan.

B-Boy, Hiro Ka Ma Ta of Japan.

Fashionista Sueann Chong of JUICE Magazine.

As a backdrop to the exciting fusion of sports and urban genres, there will be both local and international artistes performning as well as some KL's best DJ's spinning their hot blend of hiphop, house and electro beats throughout the event to keep the party going.

Competition winners, participants and even visitors to ALL24 can all expect to go home with adidas products and limited edition ALL24 memorabilia.

Check out the global ads for "adidas is all in" caampaign below. See if you could name the celebs in the ads.

ENJOY!

So, are you "all-in"? Check out more info at http://www.adidasall24my.com/

30th Manila International Marathon 2011 Is Now Open For Registration

What? 30th Manila International Marathon 2011

Where? Roxas Blvd, Manila, Philippines

When? June 26, 2011

How far? 3/5/10/42K

How much?

Php 800 - 42K

Php 600 - 10K

Php 500 - 5K

Php 400 - 3K

How to get more info and register? Click HERE.

Runwitme Says: What's with the flags in the logo? To show that it is an "international" event? But why only limited to those countries? Hmmm..... Anyway, there is a 5 hour cut off for the 42K. Happy running! :D

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shape & Men's Health Night Run '11 Registration Opens on 3 May 2011!

One of our favourite night road races is BACK......

What? Shape/ Men's Health Night Run 2011

Where? Putrajaya, Malaysia

When? 30 July 2011

How far? 12.3km & 5km

Who? Organized by Shape & Men's Health Magazine

Runwitme Says: Registration starts 3 May. The goodies bag and the Reebok vest alone is worth signing up for the race. Make sure you register early because this race sells like hot banana fritters! :D

Download the entry form HERE.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Biggest Loser Team Take On Weighty Running Challenge at Phuket Laguna Marathon 2011

Peachy (Before and After)

A six-strong team of The Biggest Loser Asia (TBLA) TV reality show contestants with a combined weight loss of 314kg – equivalent to the weight of a baby elephant – will put their new fitness lifestyles to the test when they take on the Laguna Phuket International Marathon (LPIM) on 12 June.

Winner - Raj (Before and After)

The line-up reunites the top three Season 2 contestants: winner Raj Devaraj of Singapore who shed 67kg; runner-up Atikom Laksanapanai (Nai) from Bangkok who lost 63 kg; and third-placed Genghis Enrique of the Philippines who lost 57kg, in a new battle for top honours.

Nai - (Before and After)

Also on the team from Series 2 are Indonesian-based American Scott Hanna who lost 56kg and Picharatch Phuntawornawin (Peachy) of Bangkok who lost 26kg.

Runwitme says: No rep from Malaysia, though. :(

They’ve been brought together by Phuket-based TBLA Season 1 contestant Garry Holden, who transformed his life on the show with a 45kg weight loss and went on to successfully complete the half marathon of the 2010 LPIM, as well as the Laguna Phuket Triathlon in November 2010 and Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship in December 2010.

Scott (Before and After)

Garry will attempt the full 42km marathon in this year’s LPIM and lead the team on their individual challenges. All but Genghis, who has opted for the half marathon, will take on the full distance with Garry.

Genghis (Before and After)

“Each one is an inspiration and this event will be a fantastic experience for them as they develop their new fitness lifestyles,” said Garry.

Peachy, who includes gym training as part of the preparations for her first-ever marathon attempt, said: “This is an exciting challenge for me and I’m thrilled to be taking my new lifestyle to another stage at such a fantastic event.”

LPIM – dubbed “Run Paradise” – is a fun event that sees runners of all ages compete over a mainly flat course through rubber and pineapple plantations, beach vistas, local villages and the tropical lagoons of Laguna Phuket.

As well as the full and half marathons there’s a 10.5km run, 5km family walk and 2km children’s race.

Online registration is available until 4 June. Hotel specials at all Laguna Phuket hotels are available for instant booking on the event website. For further information or to register, visit: www.phuketmarathon.com.

Runwitme says: We did the 1/2 Marathon in Phuket Laguna Marathon in 2007. Read about our nipple bleed and wet experience HERE.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Celebrunner: Safee Sali @ Tune Talk Brand Ambassador

We caught up with this dishy national footballer at the press conference held by Tune Talk to announce the appointment of national football players Safee Sali and Khairul Fahmi Che Mat as its brand ambassadors.

Safee was the top goal scorer in the last year's AFF Suzuki cup. Safee scored twice against Vietnam to secure a 2-0 win in the first leg in the semi finals. Safee again scored another two goals in the first leg of the finals to secure a 3-0 win against Indonesia. On the second leg of the Final, Safee scored another goal to earn 5 goals.

Malaysia won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 title for the first time in their history.

CEO of Tune Talk, Jason Lo is thrilled to have Safee and Khairul Fahmi as Tune Talk Ambassadors as Tune Talk celebrates the activation of our 2 Millionth Subscriber. (Insert applause here)

Jason Lo presented Safee with a Tune Talk jersey after the announcement here today.

Safee who is playing for the Pelita Jaya Football Club in Bandung, Indonesia is currently in town for a 2-day break.

Nah...Pakai nih...

Ha...Barulah hensem...

Khairul Fahmi who plays for Kelantan was unable to attend the event as he has to prepare for a Malaysia Super League match tomorrow. Both Safee and Khairul Fahmi shot to fame with their sterling performance that helped Malaysia win the AFF Suzuki Cup for the very first time recently.

Meanwhile, as part of its 2 Millionth Subscriber celebration, listeners of ERA.fm and hitz.fm will be in the running to win 2 fully-sponsored trips (for 2) to the UK to watch a Barclays Premier League match by answering the most questions related to football and Tune Talk Mobile Prepaid on both stations.

Tune Talk is part of Tune Group, the principal partner for the Professional Games Match Officials of the Premier League for 3 seasons beginning 2010/11.

Tune Talk will also be launching a Nationwide Futsal Championship with the aim of bringing the fastest growing mobile prepaid service to the grassroots football community – the largest and most widely played sport in Malaysia.

The Championship is scheduled to be on a roadshow kicking off with Shah Alam followed by Kluang, Kota Bharu, Pulau Pinang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and the finals will be battled out in Kuala Lumpur.

The Tune Talk Nationwide Futsal Championship offers a total prize of RM100,000 in cash.

Tune Talk will double the prize money for a particular winning team if all its members are active subscribers of Tune Talk Mobile Prepaid.

So, you guys ready for the Tune Talk Nationwide Futsal Championship?

Check out some nifty footwork by Safee Sali...

Confirmed dates for the tournament will be announced soon and interested teams can check out for more information on www.tunetalk.com and www.facebook.com/tunetalk.

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