Thursday, January 31, 2013

Press Release: Puma BioWeb Elite Running and Training Shoe



Puma Brings Nature’s Work of Art into their Latest Introduction, the Puma BioWeb Elite Running and Training Shoe Visually stunning, extremely comfortable, and performance enhancing, the Puma BioWeb Elite running and training shoe takes nature’s inspiration to the next level

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA; JANUARY 9 2013 – This season, PUMA introduces the BioWeb Elite, a running and training shoe engineered to deliver maximum cushioning and stability through an innovative cage design similar to a spider’s web that wraps the foot, delivering a fresh new look in performance.

People all over the world have long admired the incredible strength and durability of the spider web. Perfectly designed for optimal toughness and durability, these remarkable structures are also incredibly flexible and pliable. This natural work of art has inspired the team at Puma to study the intricate details behind this unique feature, leading to the creation of the revolutionary new Puma BioWeb Elite.



The BioWeb Elite is distinctive through the unique web like design that is carried into the actual tooling of the shoe, offering seamless style and functionality from top to bottom, dubbed the WebCage. The WebCage upper employs injected PU overlays: high strength-to-weight material which offers lightweight and flexible support that is strong and durable, much like a spider web. The result is a perfectly aligned, lightweight, web-like structure with breathable mesh-flex that bends with the foot when in motion without sacrificing strength and durability.

However, the web concept doesn't stop with the upper. This design carries into the mid- and outsole construction. It features a flexible TPU heel wrap that absorbs the impact and discomfort associated with heel strike. The heel counter fuses with a solid rubber outsole that houses strategically placed flex grooves to deliver flexibility and a smooth ride whether running, jogging, walking, or training. This supportive heel wrap provides all the impact protection needed while delivering all the cushioning required by performance runners.



Visually stunning, extremely comfortable, and performance enhancing, the Puma BioWeb Elite takes natural inspiration to the next level. This shoe offers a complete experience for athletes who live for action both in and out of the game. Not only does it perform at an advanced level, it looks great to help you feel confident, no matter the level of activity. Puma has brought the nature of performance to yet another level with the BioWeb Elite.

Visit Puma Malaysia Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/PumaMalaysia

PUMA BIOWEB ELITE (RRP: RM 459) will be available in PUMA retail stores by end of Feb 2013

Source: Official press Release from PUMA

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Press Release: Nike Flyknit Lunar1+



Second skin fit and ultra-soft Lunarlon combine in Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

Performance technology is engineered to give runners the perfect run - every stitch, every stride.

Runners lacing up in preparation for the spring race season won’t make sacrifices. They need a shoe that fits perfectly to take on the miles, has enough structure to feel supportive, offers cushioning for amazing comfort – and sports some style on top of it all. With this inspiration, the lightweight Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ brings the virtually seamless upper using Nike Flyknit technology together with the plush, responsive cushioning of Lunarlon.



Since its launch in February 2012, Nike Flyknit technology has redefined the development and creation of footwear with its ability to be engineered to provide a more precise fit for the specific needs of the foot.



Support and structure are knitted right into the Nike Flyknit upper, which helps reduce seams, weight and areas of friction and keeps the shoe lightweight. This spring the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ provides support, flexibility and breathability with a more cushioned midsole – a great solution for everyday runners.



The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ combines Nike Flyknit with plush, responsive Lunarlon. The resilient foam provides ultra-soft cushioning, and springy response and support. The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ has a neutral platform that benefits a wide array of runners looking for a responsive and well-cushioned shoe.

Strategically placed durable rubber inserts in the outsole deliver maximum impact protection in key areas on the heel and forefoot. The upper incorporates dynamic Nike Flywire, adaptive support that tightens and relaxes to accommodate the natural motion of the foot.

Nike Flyknit construction also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and material cuts used in the uppers of traditional sport footwear manufacturing. This revolutionary construction reduces waste by an average of 80 percent in the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ when compared to typical Nike running footwear.


Men

Nike Flyknit was created for performance in world-class marathon events, and many elite runners have crossed the finish line in the Nike Flyknit Racer, part of the first Nike Flyknit collection. The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ expands the franchise to the everyday runner, offering a bright color palette to make sure runners look as great as they feel on the road.


Women

The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ will be available beginning in February and will retail for RM529 and will only be available at the following Nike stores:

• Nike Store, Mid Valley Mega Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• Nike Store, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• Nike Store, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• Nike Store, The Curve, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
• Nike Store, Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Press Release: The Standard Chartered KL Marathon celebrates five years running and opens registrations on 30 January!



Kuala Lumpur, 29 January 2013 – Runners, get set go! Mark your calendars for the last Sunday of June this year, as the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 has been confirmed to be held on 30 June 2013. Participant registration for this year’s marathon will officially commence tomorrow at 6:00 pm, 30 January 2013.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon through the years has come to be regarded as an iconic event for the country. Last year alone, the event attracted over 28,000 runners from 48 countries, a 108 per cent increase since its inception in 2009 (with 13,500 runners).

Overwhelming response to Malaysia’s largest marathon
In 2012, participant registration closed six (6) weeks ahead of the deadline following an overwhelming response from the public. The event saw a total of 28,050 runners; with 3,168 runners in Full Marathon, 5,727 runners in the Honda Half Marathon, 491 runners in the MSIG Ekiden, 3,812 runners in the 5KM Fun Run and 541 runners in the Kid Dash, with the 10KM taking the lion’s share of participation with 51 per cent or 14,311 runners.

Following the overwhelming response, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 is looking forward to increasing the 2013 participation to 30,000 runners from all around the world.

The total number of participants throughout the four years of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon stand at 80,928 runners (2009 – 2012), with a strong record of participation increase each year. With this fifth year edition, the Marathon would have welcomed some 110,928 runners to Malaysia’s flagship running event with a total prize pot of USD520,000.

Highlighting Malaysia on the global map
Globally, data as of 2011 shows a total of 256,000 runners have participated in the Standard Chartered Marathon series that takes place in nine (9) markets around the world – Bangkok (Thailand), Dubai (UAE), Jersey (Channel Islands), Mumbai (India), Nairobi (Kenya)Stanley (Falklands Islands), Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

The highlight of the Kuala Lumpur race is navigating a challenging route that weave between beautiful and historical landmarks around the city of Kuala Lumpur. The throng of cheering spectators and supporters additionally adds to the overall festivity of the event.

Last year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon celebrated a new Full Marathon Men’s route record of 02:14:45.32, set by Kennedy Kiproo Lilan. The Women’s Full Marathon winner was fellow Kenyan Elizabeth Jeruiyot Chemweno, with her time of 02:40:24.84. Shaharudin bin Hashim retained winner of the Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s category with a time of 02:42:27.57.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with the event owner and organiser Dirigo Events, and co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Running enthusiasts can sign up at the official website www.kl-marathon.com
Early bird discounts on registration fees are available till 28 February 2013.

Connect with the other runners through the Standard Chartered KL Marathon Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon and keep up-to-date via twitter at @scklmarathon

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Great Eastern's Live Great Run will be back for a 2nd year in 2013



Hi RunWitMe,

Greetings and Happy New Year to you!

We are pleased to inform you that Great Eastern's Live Great Run 2013 will be back for a 2nd year.

It is scheduled for Sunday, 15 September 2013.

Other information such as venue, registration period, categories, etc. would be confirmed soon.

We appreciate if you could help us list the date in your blog to create awareness to your readers / public.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Brand and Communications
Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad


RunWitMe Says: Mark you calendar for this one. Most runners have great experience in this run in 2012. Check out our coverage HERE.

UPDATE: Online registration begins on 3 June at http://www.myraceonline.com/

Friday, January 25, 2013

Press Release: adidas Find Fast Run Fast with adizero F50 Runner 3



Kuala Lumpur, 15th January 2013 – The next gear of fast is within reach. The adizero F50 Runner 3, the latest member of adidas’ highest performing lightweight range, is a result of precise engineering and thorough research to help athletes find new levels of fast.



The adizero F50 Runner 3 features the lightest advanced technologies such as the SPRINTFRAME platform. It replaces the conventional (more heavyweight) shoe construction while maintaining important performance characteristics, such as comfort and stability, and allowing for optimum forefoot propulsion. Fully integrated in the SPRINTFRAME platform is the TORSION® SYSTEM which allows independent movement of the fore- and rearfoot.

Men

Inspired by the dynamic 3-Stripes execution and seamless upper design of the F50 football boot, which is worn on the field of play by adidas football ambassadors such as Lionel Messi, the F50 Runner 3 also features FORMOTION™ technology which adjusts to every runner’s individual style and assists the runner’s take-off with every stride. The shoe also offers full forefoot adiPRENE®+ which propels the forefoot for an improved toe-off.

Women

Some of the fastest athletes in the world, such as Yohan Blake (100m World Champion), David Rudisha (Olympic 800m gold medalist and world record holder) and Patrick Makau (marathon world record holder) trust the adizero range in their competitions.

The adizero F50 Runner 3 retails at RM420 for both men and women and are available at the following adidas Sports Perfomance Concept Stores:


• adidas Suria KLCC (Level 3)
• adidas Pavilion (Level 5)
• adidas The Gardens (Level 3)
• adidas Empire Subang (Upper ground floor)
• adidas Paradigm Mall (Upper ground floor)

For more information on adidas Running, please visit www.adidas.com/running, our social media newsroom www.news.adidas.com.

Source: Official press release from adidas Malaysia.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Celebrunner: Ella, Imran Ajmain, Dato' Khadijah Ibrahim & Zainal Abidin @ PEKA Save Our Rainforest Race Press Conference



This time, we are going to feature not one, but four celerunners in one blog post. And they are all ready for the coming Save The Rainforest Race which will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at Chamang Waterfall in Bentong, Pahang.

We've got Malaysia's rock queen - Ella, legendary songstress Dato' Khadijah Ibrahim, soulful teddy bear Imran Ajmain and the greenest singer in Malaysia - Zainal Abidin doing their best running poses. :)



The four celebrities were present at the press conference held yesterday at Hard Rock cafe Kuala Lumpur. They were also joined by actress Sharifah Sofea and national sportsman and sportswomen - Zandra Aziela (bowling), Shaharudin Jamalidin (Karate-do)and Chai Fong Ying (Wushu).

Save Our Rainforest Race 2013 is organized by Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia also known as PEKA MALAYSIA to educate and to create awareness about nature, sound health and the preservation and sustenance of the environment.



Nature-loving participants must form groups of a minimum of 2 persons and register online at the PEKA Website with a fee of RM80 per person.



On race-day, event organiser opens booths for new registrations and pre-registered participants at 7.30 am. Upon registration, teams are given their ‘race packs’ which includes contestant numbers, sponsored t-shirts, a sapling tree and meal packs for breakfast and lunch.

Team’s jumpstart the half-day event at 8.30 am with a 5km hike up the hill equipped with their race packs. Participants will gain an up-close and personal experience with nature through jungle trekking along the “Save Our Rainforest” trail.



The competing nature lovers will also learn to understand and appreciate the natural environment better by finishing activities/tasks at 5 different challenge check-points located along the trail.

Arriving at the top of the hill, teams will then have to plant their sapling trees at allocated spots. After the ‘tree planting’, teams will have to race down the hill to the finish line. The first 20 teams to cross the finish line will be crowned top teams and awarded with prizes at the prize giving ceremony in the end.



Other local celebs who will be participating the Save Our Rainforest Race are Rina Omar, Sarimah Ibrahim, Daphne Iking, Dynas Mokhtar, Atilia, Julie Woon and Zamil Idris.

Wow! It is going to be a star-studded race! We certainly hope more celebs will come and support this green cause!



Participants get to plant tree saplings like these in the race. A target of 1,000 trees will be planted. How cool is that?



Check out what the celebrities got to say about their roles and participation in Save The Rainforest Race 2013.



To find out more about this race, check out our earlier blog about SORR2013 HERE.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Photos: Neelofa Wears Nurita Harith Controversial Dress?



This post has nothing to do with running. But it is a treat for you guys Neelofa fans for making our Celebrunner Neelofa blog post the most viewed since we started blogging. Her running pose HERE has garnered over 37,000 views alone!

So, we thought you might be interested to see more of her. Heheh!



We caught Neelofa on the catwalk yesterday morning wearing a Nurita Harith creation.



We are not sure if this dress was the cause of the controversy between Neelofa and Nurita Harith. Both of them caused a sensation in the Malay entertainment scene when Nurita claimed Neelofa be disrespectful and not professional in her Twitter account.



However both parties kept mum even when Neelofa was spotted wearing Nurita's design during the launch of the "Serlahkan Keayuanmu" campaign for JOHNSON'S ® Body Care range.



So, what do you think of the dress? Adakah "keayuan"-nya terserlah?



Could this dress be the root cause for the controversial tweet?



We are not a fashionista but we think that dress is such a tease!



Nude coloured fabric on Neelofa's chest and back; playfully decorated with lace!



From a far, it kinda gives you the illusion that she is exposing her moneymaking assets. Don't you think, so?



We have a confession to make. We couldn't help staring. LOL!



What was in Nurita Harith's mind when she came up with this design?



We love the other dresses that Nurita created for Almy Nadia, Megan Tan and three other models. Sweet and nice. Like good girls should be. ;)



So, what do you think of Nurita's dress for Neelofa?



Do leave your comments below! Thanks!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Press Release: Malakoff 17km & 7km Run @ Penang



MALAKOFF 17KM AND 7KM, PENANG RUN 2013 TARGETS A RECORD 2,500 PARTICIPANTS

Annual “Run with Family and Friends” Event Offers Prizes Worth Close To RM20,000

17 January 2013, Penang– Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) today has recently launched the Malakoff 17km and 7km, Penang Run 2013 which will be held on 17 March 2013 at Padang Kota Lama. The “Run with Family and Friends” race targets a participation of 2,500 athletes with attractive prizes worth close to RM 20,000 up for grabs in ten categories.

Organised for the sixth consecutive year, the Malakoff Penang Run 2013 is open for registration until 28 February 2013 or once the registration has reached the maximum limit of 2,500 participants. The Run is an annual commitment by Malakoff as part of the Company’s flagship CSR platform – the Malakoff Community Partnerships. The event is co-organised by Pacesetter Athletic Club and supported by the Penang State Government and the Penang State Sports Council.

Speaking at the launch, Yang Berhormat Puan Lydia Ong Kok Fooi, Chairman of Penang State Youth, and Sports and Women, Family and Community Development Committee said, “The Penang State Government is excited to collaborate with Malakoff Corporation Berhad once again to bring the Malakoff Penang Run for the sixth year in running. This reinforces our objective to promote a healthy lifestyle and a vibrant sporting scene in Penang.”

“We will continue to support community-based sporting initiatives such as the Malakoff Penang Run as part of our commitment to bring the people together for an enjoyable time in the midst of motivating healthy lifestyles,” she added.

The Malakoff Penang Run started with a modest beginning in 2008 with 450 runners. The Run has gradually grown and attracted a record participation of close to 1,500 athletes last year. In addition, the Race has also been gaining popularity among the expatriate community with athletes of various nationalities including from Austria, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Singapore, and the USA competing in the race.

Yusop Rashid, Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations for Malakoff said, “Malakoff would like to thank the Penang State Government, Pacesetter Athletic Club, Polis Diraja Malaysia and the local authorities for their unwavering support in making the Malakoff Penang Run a successful event year after year, and we look forward to another exciting race this year.”

“We hope to see more participants joining the Run this year as the race offers ten categories to cater to participants of all of age group, gender and fitness level,” he added.

The Malakoff 17km and 7km, Penang Run 2013 is open in a total of ten categories. The 17km race is open in three categories each for both Men and Women : the Open category, the Veteran category and Senior Veteran. Prizes in the form of product vouchers and trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each category. As an added incentive, participants who complete the race within the qualifying time will walk away with a certificate with timing and goodie bag.

For the 7km Run, the race is open in four categories: Men’s Fun Run, Women’s Fun Run, Men’s Junior Fun and Women’s Junior Fun Run. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. To further encourage youngster to adopt running sports, the top five racers in the Junior Fun Run categories will be awarded with placing medals.

For further details of the Malakoff 17km and 7km, Penang Run 2013 please visit www.malakoffrun.com.my.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Langkah Ceria @ Presint 3 Putrajaya



What? Langkah Ceria Putrajaya (literally translated to Happy Stride)

Where? Precinct 3, Putrajaya

When? Every third Sunday beginning 20 Jan 2013, 7:30am

How far? 10,000 steps

How? Just turn up at the event and get your free T-shirt while stock lasts.

How to get more info? Click HERE.


Runwitme Says: A good reason to rise up early on a Sunday morning! Bring your family and friends to join this healthy and fun event.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Exclusive: Interview with M. Zulkifli on the completion of Larian 40 Taman



Larian 40 Taman concludes with final run at Taman Tasik Lembah Kiara, Tmn Tun Dr Ismail.

We almost couldn’t make it on time to the event as our taxi driver was not able to find the way to the park. Thank God, we managed to find the place after asking around while circling TTDI. We now learned that are three parts of the Kiara park in TTDI – the bukit (hill), the rimba (forest) and the tasik (lake).

It was the final leg of the run started by the MHI (Malaysia hari Ini) talk show host, M. Zulkifli (aka M. Zul) early 2012. The event was beamed live on the MHI program, featuring the two other hosts - Nadia Annuar and Ally Iskandar.



The show also featured National top marathon runner, Shaharudin Hashim, dispensing tips on our favourite topic, what else if it is not running? :)



Don't forget to warm up before your run!



3.2.1....Here we go! These guys must be real lucky because never before a running event was beamed live on national TV! Congrates! Congratulations!



M. Zul was joined by around 30 runners in his final 1km run for Larian 40 Taman around the park. Also present at the event - From left: Datuk Kamal Khalid, COO, Shared Services, Television Networks MPB; Siti Nurlisia bt Mohd Nadzri, GM Mass Market TV3; Sherina Nordin Group GM TV3 & TV9, Airin Group GM 8TV & ntv7, Idzrona Azrani, BMG TV9 and M. Zul.



Here's an exclusive interview with M. Zul for you, our loyal readers. :)

Where was the first run and where was it held?
The first run was held at Taman Bandaran Kelana Jaya, 14 Jan 2012.

How far did you manage to cover in those 40 parks?
118kms

Most memorable run? Where? Why?
At Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, we had the most participants that day, close to 60 people and we ran with another running group called TT Kuda Runners. Part of this group was our national marathoner Shaharuddin Hashim who also led our warmup session and shared with us some running tips.

Toughest run?
Toughest run was at FRIM where we did the run in conjunction with National Forestry Day. It was partly a trail run, and many of us weren't prepared for it. But it was indeed very interesting and eye-opening for everyone involved.

Most beautiful park?
A very tough one since the majority of the parks were very beautiful, but I would say KL's Taman Botani (previously Lake Gardens) is still the most beautiful with a great view, nice facilities and lots of things to explore. I also liked Kota Kinabalu's Perdana Park which is very modern with a nice running track.

What did you learn about yourself having completed this journey of 40 parks?
It was both extremely challenging and rewarding. But I found that setting clear goals would always keep us motivated and determined to fulfill our objectives. And being part of a community that shares the same passion elevates my own ability and resolve. At the halfway point, I actually thought it was almost impossible to complete the project, but I did it!

What’s next?
To be honest, I haven't really decided on the next project. I just want to keep on running and continue encouraging others who have just picked up the activity. I know how difficult it can be to remain motivated, so maybe I will do a monthly gathering of Larian40Taman runners for everyone to keep in touch and continue sharing their running experiences.

Check out M. Zul’s blog at http://www.mzulkifli.com/ and official blog for Larian 40 Taman at http://larian40taman.blogspot.com/

More photos in our FB Page. Click HERE.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Press Release: Multi-Purpose Insurans Run 2013

5,000 Runners kick-started the NEW YEAR at 7:00 a.m. at Padang Merbuk



Kuala Lumpur, 7 January 2013 - There was no better way to start the New Year with a “Healthy Lifestyle-Work Life Balance” resolution then to get up early and join the community run organized by Multi-Purpose Insurans (“MPIB”). MPIB is once again proud to be positioned as the pioneer general insurer in organising a community based public run in Malaysia for two years in a row.

Many arrived as early as 5:00 a.m. to do their warm up and majority of the runners joined the scheduled 15 minutes Aerobics warm up session before the big race. Some seasoned runners were clad in their “lucky” charms to “help” them win the Race and some other fashionista runners arrived in style in their signature costumes like Spiderman and Avatar. Either lady luck was on the Runners’ side or their perseverance and determination had seen them through the victorious achievement of securing the winners’ seats. This year, we are happy to have familiar as well as new faces claiming winners’ title. It was indeed an encouraging response from the community, seeing an increase of participation in the Run.



The 12 km Women categories were the 1st to be flagged off at 7:00 a.m. sharp followed by other categories of the Run. At 7.46a.m., we had the first runner crossing the finishing line and was crowned the champion for 5KM Men Open category. Apart from the serious running categories, there was also 3KM Fun Walk category for those who prefer breeze walking and many family members and friends of the Runners registered to join in the fun. Many of them came as supporters for the Runners and took the opportunity to have an early morning walk. Overall, the 10 categories’ Run was not only participated by the public, but also employees & business associates of MPIB and the main & co-sponsors of the Run.

Apart from staying healthy and fit as a New Year resolution, it was also a dream come true for John (one of our participants) as Cherry had nodded and said yes to his marriage proposal on that day. MPIB would like to congratulate both of them.



30 out of 5,000 participants are students from HELP University Institutions, Sunway University College and Tunku Abdul Rahman College whom are selected beneficiaries of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, New Balance, Sworke and MPIB sponsorship-entrance fees to MPIB Run 2013, Alliance Bank Debit Mastercard, Sworke consumer frames and New Balance running gears, attire & shoes.



100 top runners from the 10 categories walked away with prizes sponsored by New Balance (product vouchers), Sworke polarised sunglasses sponsored by PDS Safety
(M) Sdn. Bhd, Cartons of isotonic drinks contributed by H-Two-O and 10 Pilates Private Sessions & One month Pilates Unlimited Group Mat Classes (Only for champions of the categories).



Mr. Ong Kok San, the Chief Executive Office from MPIB said “We would like to thank all runners, main sponsors, co-sponsors. the Organizing Committee, Volunteers and all those involved in the Run for making the Run a success and congratulations to all winners from the ten categories. We look forward to their participation in the Multi-Purpose Insurans Run 2014 on 5 Jan 2014.

See you again on the 1st Sunday of 2014!”

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