Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: Unboxing of Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ Running Shoes



These shoes have been around in the market since last February but we only got our hands feet into them yesterday! The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ combines latest Nike technology, Nike Flyknit with plush, responsive Lunarlon.



The review pair is Wolf Grey/Black/White/Dark Grey. Must have gotten my box mixed up! Heheh!



The shoes feature a seamless knit construction, sitting atop a speckled Lunarlon sole unit.



Since the top is knitted, you can expect high breathability and stretch.



Flat shoe laces



Wraparound Flywire cables (white) on the upper cradle the foot for locked-down support.




The low-profile tongue is also knitted, providing ventilation and comfort.



Lunarlon plush cushioning offers a soft, responsive ride.



The sole still features a modified ‘waffle’ design on a flat, neutral platform.



Nike+ ready..



Pull-tab on the heel for easy on and off.



The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ retails for RM529 and 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


For official press release for Nike Flyknit Lunar1+, please click HERE.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Exclusive: An Interview with Khairy Jamaluddin, the New Youth and Sports Minister



Finally, a sports minister who runs! We are quite happy to hear that Khairy Jamaluddin, the newly appointed Youth and Sports Minister will be taking part in the 10km road race in the coming Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013.

Khairy, who is active in sports, is also former Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president II, FAM National Team Management Committee chairman and FAM Women Football Committee chairman.

We had a chance to talk to him after the flag off ceremony of the Standard Chartered Fun Run at Putrajaya last weekend. Check it out!



Are you a runner?
Yes. I run for recreation and fitness.

How often do you run?
I stopped because of the election but before that, I run regularly about three times a week.

How far do you normally go?
About 5km around my neighbourhood in Bukit Damansara which is a hilly area. Every time I run, I get the hills.

Who's your training partner?
Normally I run alone. Occasionally, with my brother in law.



Are you excited about running the 10km race in the coming Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM)?
Yes. I am very excited! I don’t really run that far for my normal exercise. This will be double my normal distance. But I have done it before few times before like for charity run.

What is your expectation?
Well, 10K is most popular one and most people are capable to do it, realistically, I hope to join in the fun and post a decent time.



What is your message to the readers of this blog?
I hope more Malaysians will take up running. It's a great sport and a great way to get fit. It doesn’t require huge expenditure. You need a good pair of running shoes.

I wanna make it a culture for us to run and also to increase the safety for runners. Safety to runners is very crucial because I am a runner myself. I run in Bukit Damansara. That area is okay but I'd like to run further out. Sometimes it can get very scary with all the car and motorcycles. I'd like to see the Malaysian roads are safer for runners and cyclists; probably have designated lanes for running or cycling on certain days.

Is that one of your agenda as the new Youth and Sports Minister?
I have a lot of ideas. Not just in terms of high performance, high impact sports where we can win gold medal but also community-based sports like running where a lot of people are involved. People deserve sports. One thing we can do is to look into the safety aspect of the sport.



Runwitme Says: Khairy will be lacing up his running shoes to join 17,000 runners in the 10km category in the SCKLM on 30 June 2013. For more info about SCKLM, please click http://www.kl-marathon.com/

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Photos & Top 5 Results: The 8th Malaysia International Ekiden Run @ Putrajaya



Category A: Mixed Team

1. KL Top Runner 48:6
2. Pacemakers Malaysia A 53:02
3. Alines 55:25
4. KPR Team 55:57
5. KL Soumakai 57:36

Category B: Men Open

1. Klang Runners 48:09
2. KWSP 49:23
3. Dorumax Running Team 50:00
4. Toyota A 53:09
5. Pacemakers Malaysia B 53:14

Category C: Women Open

1. Heartrate Beaters 1:08:28
2. Pacemakers Malaysia Lady Gagak 1:12:23
3. JSKLA (F) 1:31:08
4. Akiramerai 1:35:53
5. Bumble Bee 1:39:52

Category D: Men Junior

1. Five O 51:29
2. KL team 51:43
3. Pantai Power A 54:43
4. Entah Apa-Apa 54:54
5. Chong Wha Boys (B) Team 55:06

Category E: Women Junior

1. HRC 1:06:08
2. Power Girls 1:09:15
3. SMK Jinjang Peristence 1:16:50
4. Chong Hwa Girl A team 1:18:57
5. Intersaber Gurlz 1:23:08

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Press Release: The ROASTERS Chicken Run 2013



PROTECT YOUR EGG AND RUN FOR CHARITY!

Kuala Lumpur, 17 May 2013 – The ROASTERS Chicken Run (RCR) by Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR) is back for the ninth consecutive year. This time around, it will be held at Sunway Lagoon on 23rd June 2013 from 7:00am onwards.

For every participant that signs up for the event, KRR will contribute RM13 towards the Little Yellow Flower Foundation, a charitable body which offers underprivileged children the opportunity for a better future through love, happiness, good nutrition and a better education.



“The ROASTERS Chicken Run has seen tremendous support from the public since its inception. In year 2012, we managed to raised a total of RM60,000.00 for the needy. In line with the I Love i.care campaign, we’re really looking forward to gather generous Malaysians to raise a significant amount in support for this year’s run. Besides the run is also a great way for friends and family to have fun while helping the underprivileged,” said Esther Woo, Deputy General Manger of Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd.



Participants will run a pre-designated route of 4.8km (for runners aged 13 years and above) or 2.8km (for runners from ages 7 to 12 years) around the Sunway Pyramid area. Unlike conventional runs, participants of the ROASTERS Chicken Run will have to balance an egg on a cone whilst running the route.

The participant will be disqualified from winning the prizes if the egg breaks RCR 2013 will also see the appearance of a special guest – Ms Lee Sinje, the founder of Little Yellow Flower, to flag off the participants to run for charity.



“On behalf of Little Yellow Flower, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to KRR for choosing us as the beneficiary for the second consecutive year. Aside from the funds, KRR has also graciously provided KRR wholesome meals once every two months to the children. This initiative will be more successful with participation from the public and I hope to see as many people as possible on 23 June 2013!” urged Lee Sinje, the founder of Little Yellow Flower.

Public can sign up at any KRR restaurant before 16 June 2013. Entry fee for the run is RM62 for adults and RM57 for children aged 7 to 12 years. Groups of 10 will be offered a lower price of RM60 (adults) and RM55 (children). All registered participants will be provided freebies worth more than RM100 which include an exclusive ROASTERS Chicken Run T-Shirt, a Kenny’s Quarter Meal voucher, a Sunway Lagoon entrance ticket and a Goody Bag.



The ROASTERS Chicken Run this year is co-organised by Sunway Lagoon. Supporting partners who make this run possible are BCard, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, Berjaya Air, High 5, H-Two-O, Loacker, Milo, Sunway Pyramid, Takasima, Sport Toto Fitness Centre, Unilever Food Solutions and Yeo’s.

This charity run is also part of the KRR Community Chest Campaign that was created in 2005 in aid of the less fortunate. For more information, call 03-2119 9888 or visit www.krr.com.my Forms for the ROASTERS Chicken Run are available via the website as well.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Shape/ Men's Health Night Run 2013 @ Putrajaya



What? Shape/ Men's Health Night Run 2013

Where? In front of Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, Presint 3.

When? 7 September 2013 (Saturday) 6:00pm onwards (carnival); 8:00pm (flag off)

How far? 12km Competitive & 5km Fun Run

How much? RM50 (12km) & RM40 (5km)

How to register? REGISTRATION kicks off 3 June 2013. Walk-in registration at FTAAA Office, lvl 2, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150, Kuala Lumpur. (Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm / Sat: 9.30am - 2.00pm) OR Online at www.hooha.asia (RM4 transaction fee will incur)














Runwitme Says: Always a favourite among runners for the carnival-like atmosphere and the awesome goodies bag! Official running vest by SKECHERS. It will sell out like pisang goreng panas! So, make sure you sign up early. Don't say we didn't warn cha!

Check out our 2012 race report HERE.

Press Release & Top 3 Results: KL Tower International Sunrise Towerthon Challenge 2013



“KL TOWER INTERNATIONAL SUNRISE TOWERTHON CHALLENGE 2013” BACK FOR THE 12th TIME

Jalan Punchak, Kuala Lumpur – For the first time ever, the prestigious “KL Tower International Sunrise Towerthon Challenge 2013” was held on May 19, 2013 as early as 5.00 am, before and at sunrise. It was being held in conjunction with the World Youth Day, which is celebrated in the month of May annually.

The tower challenge is co-organised with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Visit KL.

Over 3,200 local and foreign participants had to run 800m before climbing 2,058 stairs to finish at Mega View Banquet Hall located 200m above sea level.



“Since it was first held in 2008, this event has received a lot of participations from the local as well as the international marathon runners who want to test their mental and physical strengths in conquering the top of this skyscraper,” said the honourable Dato’ Zuraidah Hj Mohd Said, Chief Executive Officer of Menara Kuala Lumpur.

“This year, the event will be more challenging for the participants as there will be a difference, whereby the tower challenge will kick off at the wee hour and ends at sunrise. Indeed it will pose more challenge and the participants will be more excited,” she added.



Kenyan runners made a clean sweep in the men's and women's open categories.

They finished 1-2-3 in the men's category when Collins Kipkorir Kimosop won in 13:5s followed by Wambui Paul Kimani (13:37) and Enock Kipchirchir (13:38).



In the women's category, Susan Jemutai Kosgei won (15:32s) followed by Ann Njihia (15:49s) while Michele Tan Bee Kiang of Malaysia was third (16:4s).

First winners in both categories took home RM3,000 and trophy, second placed received RM2,000 and medal while third place won RM1,000 and medal.



Grace Wayua Kitonga of Kenya won the veteran women's category beating two Malaysian runners, Wendy Wong and Kona Liau who finished second and third.

Kitonga (18:3s) took home RM2,000, Wong (19:30) won RM1,000 while Liau (19:49) RM800, medal and certificates of participation.

Jean Pierre Lautredoux of France won the junior men's category (13.44s) followed by Charles Thaiya of Kenya (14:20s) and Guianus Salagan of Malaysia (14:37s).

The first place winner took home RM3,000, second place RM2,000 and third won RM1,000, medal and certificates.

The people with disabilities category was won by Razali Jaafar (19:11s) followed by Mohd Sabki Arifin (20:11s) and Ahmad Effendi Razaman (27:55 s).

Other Results:

Senior Men's Veterans 1.Khir Salleh (MAS) (15:59s) 2.Khor Ngee Leong (MAS) (16:36s) 3.Ho Ngee Leong (MAS) (17:08s)

TM Staff Men's

1.Mohamad Sani Halid (18:43s) 2.Mohamad Ansahari Abdul Kudus (19:00s) 3.Mohd Khairulnaim Mohd Isa (19:37s)

TM Staff Women's 1.Sadiah Zainal (25:10s) 2.Nur Amira Mohamad Maisa Taha (28:05s) 3.Lai May Yen (28:37s)

Junior men's

1.Juraidi Abdul Wahab (15:51s) 2.Muhammad Farhan Khairul Anuar (16:08s) 3.Muhammad Afiq Saniy Sahid (16:15s)

Junior women's

1.Sharifah Shafiqah Syed Muhd Azam ??Shah (20:49s) 2.T.Thiniswari (22:06s) 3.Hannah Kamaruzaman (22:17s)

People With Disabilities (OKU)

1.Razali Jaafar (MAS) (19:11s) 2.Mohd Sabki Arifin (MAS) (20.15s) 3.Ahmad Effendi Razaman (MAS) (27.55s)

Celebrity

1.Kamirullah Ezuan Sulaini (22:52s) 2.Muhammad Alif Abdul Hadi (24:47s) 3.Ammar Alfian Aziz (28.22s)

Note: Photos courtesy of KL Tower.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The 26th Seremban Half Marathon 2013



What? The 26th Seremban Half Marathon 2013

Where? NS Padang, Seremban.

When? 7 July 2013 (Sunday) 6:30am

How far? 21 & 10km

How to register? Click HERE.



The 10th Annual Blind Leading the Blind Charity Walk 2013

What? The 10th Annual Blind Leading the Blind Charity Walk

When? 16 June 2013 (Sunday) 7:00am

Where? Dewan Sivik, Petaling Jaya

Who? Organised by Lions Club of Petaling Jaya.

How much? FREE!

How far? 3km

How to register? Click http://lionspj.org/.


Runwitme Says: Take part in the Annual Blind Leading the Blind Charity Walk organized by Lions Club of Petaling Jaya in their effort to create awareness to the public on Eye Care.

The 3KM walk is a fantastic experience as you go off in pairs, with one of you blindfolded and the other leading. The walk is free of charge and it’s a fun thing for the whole family to participate, with loads of goodies and lucky draw prizes for those who complete the walk.

Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2013 @ Sapa, Vietnam



Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2013 is the result of a lifelong love of running and a fascination with Vietnam. The small dirt roads and narrow trails will take you through the beautiful mountain ranges of Hoang Lien National Park and valleys that are usually closed territory to all but the few people living there.

Be prepared for an extraordinary adventure, to run through the rice fields and speed through breath-taking valleys, to cross bridges of bamboo, bypass water buffalos, mountain pigs and cheering local children.



What? Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2013
Where? Sapa, Vietnam
How far? 21km, 42km or +65km in a spectacular mountain region of north Vietnam.


In general

The trails – with cumulative positive vertical meters ranging from around 1.100 (21 K) to 3.000 meters (+65 K) – will be on a marked route, tagged at crucial navigational points. Water and fruit will be available at aid stations every 10-15km. Runners doing the marathon or the ultra-distance must bring their own additional energy bars, gel or personal food and other mandatory equipment (see equipment). For Full or Ultra Marathon it cannot be your first run of this distance, given the altitude and general hard conditions.

Very strong sun or heavy rain is always a possibility in the mountains. Any participation in this unique event is completely at your own risk and you have to sign on that before start.

After the race you will enjoy a good meal around a big bonfire and share your running experiences, the mountains and the twinkling stars above. Bring your family, your friends or join this unique event on your own. You don’t have to be a fast runner, but you better be a tough one looking for a unique adventure or why not enjoy a long day of great hike & run of 21km.

For more info click http://vietnammountainmarathon.com/

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

First Look: Mizuno Wave Run 2013 Official Vest



The official vest for Mizuno Wave Run was revealed in a press con held at World of Sports in Paradigm Mall just now. Striking yellow for the guys and pink for the ladies.

Are you ready to rock Putrajaya this 9 June?

Registration is still open for fun run category (7km) until 25 May. For details, click HERE.

Plan To Organise An Annual Marathon in Kuching Sarawak?



This news got us all excited and wet our pants! According to a report in Borneo Post today (21 May 2013), the VP of Sarawak Marathon Association announced a plan to bring a 42km road race to Kuching! This coming August! So soon? *faint*

The last time they had a full marathon in Sarawak was in 2006 and then it stopped!

Anyway, please keep in mind that the only available slots are 11th, 18th and 25th August after Ramadhan. But 25th August is Borneo International Marathon. Let's see how things go...

Check out our race report of the Sabarkas Marathon 2006HERE.

p/s: Thanks Yahya Iskandar for the news and photo.

First Look: Johore Run 2013 @ Batu Pahat T-Shirt & Medal Designs



We stumbled upon this running event while surfing the net this morning. Not much info is available for this run but if you are a Johorean/ Singaporean, probably you guys wanna check it out.



What? Johore Run

Where? Dataran Penggaram Batu Pahat

When? 16 June 2013 (Sunday); 4:00pm.

How far? 3km

How much? RM20

How to register? Download entry from HERE and get more info from HERE



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