Friday, October 31, 2014

Press Release: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 Revised Race Routes for a Smoother Running Experience



SINGAPORE, 30 OCTOBER 2014 — Participants in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2014 can look forward to a smoother and more enjoyable run this year. The event organiser Spectrum Worldwide unveiled a significant amendment to the route which will reduce congestion at the merging point of various categories.

10km Route

1 At approximately 18km along the Half Marathon route, runners will get off the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) via the exit ramp leading to Maxwell Road. They will then make their way through the Central Business District via Robinson Road - Collyer Quay – Anderson Bridge, to finish at the Padang. This revised running route effectively separates the Half Marathon participants (more than 12,000 runners) from the Marathon and 10km runners, thereby significantly reducing the 3km congestion traditionally experienced in previous years.

2 This also enables the Marathon and 10km participants to enjoy a clearer path along the Republic Boulevard - Raffles Ave – Esplanade Drive stretch – until the final 500m, where the runners of all three distance categories will merge just before Anderson Bridge, for their final journey to the finish line.

3 Similar to previous editions, all categories will have wave starts to minimise crowding within the first few kilometres.

21km Route

4 “Feedback from participants has always been very important for us to continuously improve the race experience. Together with the relevant authorities, and with the full support of Sport Singapore and Standard Chartered Bank, we have made these changes to ensure a smoother running experience,” said Chris Robb, Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Worldwide.

6 “While SCMS accommodates runners of all abilities, a key priority for us is to provide an outstanding experience for our long distance runners. It is this group of runners who will benefit the most from the new route change and we’re very pleased to have found an effective solution,” he added.

7 Marathon participants will also be happy to note that with the revised route, they will have the opportunity to run very close to and take in the magnificent sights around the Sports Hub.

42km Route

8 Registrations remain open for all categories until midnight on 31 October 2014. Late entries will still be accepted after this date but participants will pay a $20 late fee and will not receive a personalised race bib.

9 For all SCMS 2014 registration details please visit www.marathonsingapore.com.

Notice: Inov-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 - Partial Road Closure on 2 November 2014



Kuala Lumpur, 30 October 2014 – Twelve roads in Kuala Lumpur will be partially closed from 5.30am November 2, Sunday to make way for the INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014.

The affected roads will include:

Street
Street leading to
Partially Closed from
Fully Open again

Lanes closed 
Jalan Berjasa
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
5.25 AM

10.30 AM
2
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin

Lebuhraya Mahameru

5.25 AM
10.25 AM
1
Lebuhraya Mahameru

Jalan Tunku
5.25 AM
10.25 AM
1
Jalan Tunku
Persiaran Bukit Tunku
5.30 AM
10.20 AM
1

Persiaran Bukit Tunku

Pinggiran Tunku
5.30 AM
10.20 AM
1
Pinggiran Tunku

Laman Tunku
5.35 AM
10.10 AM
1
Laman Tunku
Jalan Langgak Tunku

5.35 AM
10.10 AM
1
Jalan Langgak Tunku (from Jalan Duta Tennis Complex)

Jalan Duta
5.45 AM
10.00 AM
1
Jalan Duta
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1

5.50 AM
9.50 AM
1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 3

6.00 AM
9.40 AM
1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 3
Jalan Hidmat Usaha
5.25 AM
10.00 AM
1


Jalan Hidmat Usaha
Jalan Duta
5.25 AM
10.00 AM
1

As none of the affected roads are totally closed, residents in those affected areas can still travel on those roads, except that they have one lane less in most cases. Please follow the direction of the traffic police at those affected areas.

The INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 is made possible by title sponsor INOV-8, in partnership with the event owner and organiser, Pacesetters Athletic Club, and with strong support from platinum sponsor, Airasia-X, silver sponsors, the Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd & SWORKE, official timepiece Garmin, official beverage BOH Tea, official media, Running Malaysia and bronze sponsor, Nelson’s Corn.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Press Release: The 24 Hour Race 2014 - Running to Stop the Traffik (RTST) Kuala Lumpur



150,000 STUDENTS JOIN HANDS TO TAKE ON USD 150 BILLION A YEAR INDUSTRY BY JOINING ‘THE 24 HOUR RACE 2014’

Running to Stop the Traffik (RTST) unites students from leading schools in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore to take a stand against Human Slavery

KUALA LUMPUR – 29 October 2014 – Youth-led anti-slavery organization, Running to Stop the Traffik (RTST) is uniting more than 1000 runners from over 50 schools in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore, through The 24 Hour Race 2014, with the aim of taking a stand against modern-day slavery. This marks Malaysia’s first year supporting the cause and to date, there are more than 150,000 youths engaged in the race and more than HKD 2,500,000 [RM 1,051,705] raised for grassroots charities that disrupt the slavery trade directly.

It is estimated that there are currently more than 21 million men, women and children that are living in slavery, more than any other time in history. These victims can be found in factories, construction sites, within fisheries and at sex venues, generating profits for their owners that exceed US$150 billion annually.

This year, The 24 Hour Race is taking place in Nexus International School in Kuala Lumpur, Lugard Road on The Peak in Hong Kong, and Gardens By The Bay in Singapore. Teams consisting of 7-9 runners will run (in relay format) from 9am on 15 November 2014, to 9am the next day, without a break.

Director of RTST Kuala Lumpur, Kasumi Higewake said, “Our vision is a world free from modern-dayslavery and human trafficking. We are an organization by young people for young people who are fighting for this vision. RTST is a charity driven by the commitment of young people who all have the same vision and aim, to empower others by spreading the values of participation and activism.”

“Human trafficking is a silent issue. It’s happening around us but many of us are not aware of it. Hence this race started to bring students from around the world together to fight against modern day slavery through endurance sports.” Higewake added.



Members of the public are invited to come and support the cause by joining in the fun and games of the carnival available on the grounds of Nexus International School and cheers of encouragement for the teams running as well.

Members of the public can also contribute by checking out the Run For Freedom mobile app, produced by FrogAsia, to raise awareness about Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. FrogAsia will donate RM1 to RTST for everyone who completes the quiz and shares it on social media. The app is available on the Google Play store.

The race is presented by The Executive Centre, Asia’s leading serviced office provider, with the expectation of raising up to HKD 5,000,000 [RM2,103,410] this year. It is also supported by numerous renowned brands, such as Bain Capital, Kingdom Wear, Bud On Creation, SG Interactive, Lafuma, Kappa and Rip Curl, to name a few.

This year, RTST is supporting five beneficiaries, including SUKA Society in Malaysia, Freedom Matters, APLE Cambodia, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation and HOME Singapore, which performed grassroots prevention and rehabilitation work in Nepal, Northern India, Cambodia and Malaysia. Online donation are accepted through the Just Giving website, https://www.justgiving.com/company/runningtostopthetraffik/.

Prizes will be awarded to the male, female and mixed teams that run the most laps in 24 hours as well as to those who show the greatest team spirit and raise the most funds.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Press Release: Reebok One Challenge 2014



14TH SEPTEMBER 2014, PUTRAJAYA – Wet weather didn’t stop the 3,000 participants of this year’s Reebok One Challenge from making their way through a 20.5-kilometer route, which included 15 obstacles. In fact, it got them even more fired up and raring to go, making the most of the muddy terrain and cooling rain to have more fun than ever.

Co-organised by Twenty First Century Sports and Hooha.Asia, it’s online portal, Perbadanan Putrajaya was once again the event’s venue host, and TV partner, Astro Awani. This year’s race registration was filled up and closed in just 5 days, a testament to the growing number of Asians who are embracing a healthy and active lifestyle who are always looking for ways to challenge themselves.



All 3000 participants, who came from all over Asia, arriving as early as 5.30am to warm up, mingle, and check out the booths from Reebok’s sponsors and partners, which included TIMEX, Air Asia, Optimum Nutrition, Gatorade, CHI Fitness, Fitness Concept, DailyMuscle, Wow Photo Booth, iON Action Camera, KT Tape, Banana Boat, Salonpas, Shucare, Men’s Health, Running Malaysia, Clive, LOWYAT.Net and Facial First.

The race kicked off with the men’s flag off by Ahmad Azuddin Arshad, Principle Assistant Director of Perbadanan Putrajaya, at 6.30am, followed by the women’s by Manish Sapra, General Manager of Reebok Malaysia/RSH at 6.45am.

The first batch of obstacles were a hurdle, Speed Shift tyre challenge, cargo net crawl and monkey bars, where the fighting spirit of the participants began showing through. Many were seen doing their best to complete despite falling over and over again. The penalty for not completing each obstacle? 20 burpees.

An off-road trail made up the next part of the challenge, followed by another hurdle, the Stairway to Heaven, ant hill (which made up a series of fun slides!), gradient run, another trail and a vertical wall, where many came face-to-face with their fear of height.

With the wall conquered, the participants made their way through a 15-kilogram rice bag challenge, slippery mud crawl, an angled wall and finally, a bath tub, which gave everyone’s feet a refreshing cool-off.



The first to finish the race in the Men’s Open category was Nik Fakaruddin Bin Ismail, who came through the finish line at 1 hour and 21 minutes, followed by Jaya Kumar A/L Ramasamy at 1:32, and Azwan Bin Bunjing at 1:33.

In the Women’s Open category, Noor Amelia Binti Musa took the lead with a time of 1:32, followed by Fatin Nabila Mohamed Sam at 2:05 in second place, and Lee Yan Leng at 2:06 in third place. All the participants were given a cut off-time of 4 hours and 30 minutes to complete the race.



The first place winners walked away with RM1,500 in cash and other prizes worth RM3,000 in total, while the 2nd and 3rd place winners took home RM800 and RM500, as well as prizes worth a total RM1,600 and RM1,000 respectively, from the sponsors. All cash and sponsored prizes came up a whopping total of RM64,014.

Plenty of water and medic stations kept everyone well-hydrated and safe, and everyone looked forward to a delicious prize at the end of the race: A generous buffet meal that helped the runners nourish and recover from the morning’s physical challenges.

From Reebok: A big thank you to all it’s sponsors, partners and participants for making the second Reebok One Challenge another runaway success!

Check out Reebok Malaysia at the following locations:
http://facebook.com/reebokmalaysia ; http://twitter.com/reebokmalaysia; http://instagram.com/reebokmalaysia

For more photos of Reebok One Challenge 2014, click HERE.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Walk for Cure 2014: Stepping Up to Help Underprivileged Children with Type 1 Diabetes



What? Walk for Cure 2014

When? 16 November 2014 (Sunday) 7.00am

Where? Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

Who? Organised by Columbia Asia, The Hot Shoe Show & Co., and Diabetes Malaysia (formerly known as Persatuan Diabetes Malaysia)

Why? Walk for Cure is a global charity initiative to raise awareness and funds for diabetes, and this will be the 3rd year running that it is held in Malaysia. All proceeds from the walk will go towards helping underprivileged children who have Type 1 Diabetes.

How far? 5km

How much? RM 20 (inclusive of a goodie bag, and a T-shirt)

How to register? Click http://www.columbiaasia.com/walkforcure2014


Note: This year's Walk for Cure platform will take on the nature of a fun walk, with a zumba workout by some of the best fitness trainers in Malaysia and a limbo rock challenge, as well as more fun activities for participants which will include a friendly match with the Malaysian Blind Football team who will be there to support the cause, as well as the Malaysian Para-Badminton team.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Press Release: Puma Night Run - A Night Run filled with Fun



SETIA ALAM (26 October 2014) – Thousands of running enthusiast came from all walks of life and swarmed Setia Alam in Selangor for the first ever PUMA Night Run yesterday



Organised by PUMA Malaysia, the 3,000 allotted running slots were filled up within the first three days of the launch which was held in August this year.



The PUMA Night Run was flagged off by Melvin Siew, Country Manager for PUMA Malaysia, at precisely 7.30pm. The atmosphere was simply electrifying as the runners braced through the cold night under brightly-lit street lights, passing through gazetted tracks as they were cheered on by members of the neighbourhood.

Setia Alam is the choice of the organisers for the PUMA Night Run due to its beautifully planned, well designed infrastructures and environment. Despite the cold weather which enveloped the Night Run, the runners were least perturbed by the weather.

The PUMA Night Run is a custom-designed run spanning across 10km around Setia Alam. The night run was a fusion of fitness together with fun. This night run encouraged runners to experience the joy of running and to work hard in completing this night course.



Jasni Khairil Jamalludin, a 34-year-old government servant, bagged the first place in the men’s open category in a time of (36 minutes and 5 seconds) followed by Moey Wooi San in second place (39 minutes 27 seconds) and Lim Guo Hua Alvin third (40 minutes 4 seconds).

In the women’s open category, Loh Chooi Fern, a 22 year old student, crossed the finish line first (42 minutes 3 seconds). Michele Tan Bee Kiang came in second (43 minutes 25 seconds) while Michele Chua Khit Yeng bagged the third place. (45 minutes 47 seconds).

Jasni, who finished three minutes ahead of his nearest rival, said: “It was a great yet challenging run and I am really proud to win the men’s category. Furthermore this was my first night run, so this win makes it extra special for me.”

As for the winner of the women’s open category, Loh Chooi Fern, 22, commented: “This is the best night run that I’ve ever participated in. The roads were wide for the runners and also the whole running route was well-lit, making it easier for me to complete this race.

Both Jasni and Chooi Fern took home the grand prize of RM 2,500 worth of PUMA vouchers.



Melvin Siew, Country Manager for PUMA Malaysia, mentioned: “PUMA wanted to organise this run specifically for all running lovers. We are certainly very happy with the support for the Night Run.”

“PUMA will surely come back stronger next year with more slots and more excitements. We will work harder to make this an annual event for all running enthusiast out there that missed a chance this year,” added Melvin.



The fun did not stop after crossing the finishing line, as runners were treated to a great big party! Hosted by Phat Fabes there were amazing line ups that were scheduled for everyone in Setia Alam. Performances from DJ Anowl, Elecoldxhot (ECW), Koujee and many more made it a memorable night.



In conjunction with PUMA’s new tagline, Forever Faster, the PUMA Red Wall was also a challenging moment for all.

For more photos of Puma Night Run, please click HERE.

Photos & Top 5 Results: PUMA Night Run 2014 (Malaysia)



MEN'S OPEN 10K


1 A0424 JASNI KHAIRIL JAMALUDDIN - 00:36:05.25
2 A0347 MOEY WOOI SAN - 00:39:24.15
3 A0330 LIM GUO HUA ALVIN - 00:40:00.72
4 A0295 BRYAN GOH - 00:40:25.67
5 A0905 KENNETH YAP KEAN NYEN - 00:41:22.04

WOMEN'S OPEN 10K


1 B3023 LOH CHOOI FERN - 00:41:59.17
2 B2217 MICHELE TAN BEE KIANG - 00:43:22.07
3 B2221 MICHELLE CHUA KHIT YENG - 00:45:43.67
4 B2188 TANG CHAI LING - 00:46:59.87
5 B2766 NATASHA BT NAZAMIL - 00:48:20.73

For full results, click HERE for Male and HERE for Female.

Check out more prize presentation photos HERE.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

What To Expect From Puma Night Run Malaysia Based on the Taipei (Taiwan) Edition



Following successful runs in Seoul and Taiwan, PUMA brings this experience to Malaysia for the first time ever this evening!

Thanks to Puma Malaysia, we have the chance to run the Taipei edition of the Puma Night Run first. Based on our experience in Taipei, here are some of the stuff you might expect from Puma Night Run in Setia Alam Convention Centre later.

Please take note, some of the events depicted here may be different from our local edition but generally you will get to enjoy the similar experience the joy of running and to work hard in completing the night course.



Fusion of fitness together with fun.
What do you get when you bring all 3,000 runners together? Other than sweating it out pounding the tarmac, we get to connect with each other and share our love for running. The fun begins when the sun has set!



Celebrities sighting!
PUMA is not short of celebrity supporters whom are known as friends of PUMA. We are sure you can spot at least one or two donning their running shoes for the run. In Taipei, we bumped into actor Adrian Tan and Ernest Chong.



From Zero to Hero
In conjunction with the inaugural PUMA Night Run in Malaysia, the PUMA Night Cat Club Malaysia is launched where eight personalities led by Coach Ian Cheang undergo a 6-week intensive training focusing on fitness and techniques to complete the PUMA Night Run. Similarly in Taiwan, they also have a bunch of celebrities training together for the Puma Night Run.



Cheers!
The PUMA Night Run practically sums up everything about PUMA. Being brave, determined, confident and joyful defines PUMA. Let's cheer for that! ;)



Fabulous warm up!
Get those muscles stretched and warmed up before the run. Let the Taiwan edition, we expect a great warm up session with great music before we hit the road!



Forever faster
3...2...1...GO!!!!! Go for your personal best. There are prizes for both men and women categories in the PUMA Night Run including PUMA vouchers and Power Bar goodies bag.



Beautiful night scenery
One of the most memorable moments in Puma Night Run Taipei was her beautiful skyline. Nicely lit buildings, a Ferris wheel, magnificent bridges.

We have not run at night in Setia Alam before but it is said to be one of the best locations for the PUMA Night Run this time around due to its beautifully planned and designed infrastructures and environment. This place comes with good security and the roads vary in inclination which leads to a more exciting run.

Well, we will find out soon enough! ;)



Happy runners!
Yeah! Must be the endorphins or happy hormones released during the exercise. We runners, be it from Taiper or Kuala Lumpur are generally happy people. Heheh!



A gorgeous finisher medal
You gotta earn it! The joy of being presented with a piece of metal on a lanyard after you crossed the finish line is indescribable! *Insert excited squeal here*



Photo booth with timing
OK. Honestly, we are not sure if they have it in Malaysia but we think this is kinda cool and we just have to highlight it. Once you scanned your timing chip, your completion time will appear on the photo booth. Now you can relish your finishing moment while your photo being taken. :)



A climatic concert
Enjoy the rest of the night with special performances from various local artistes. We heard DJ Anowl and many more will be performing. We do not have the confirmed list as yet.



A handsome goodies bag!
All runners who have registered for the PUMA Night Run will also receive a race t-shirt, race-bib with timing chip, finishers’ medal, race goodies bag, neck towel, race pouch and PUMA vouchers. There might be some slight differences in term of colours and contents but you will love your loot! Note: Shoes and running shorts are not part of the goodies ya!



A big appetite after the run!
A big guarantee for that! LOL! After the Puma Night Run in Taipei, we explored the world famous night market in search of food, glorious food! We were not disappointed! Similarly here, we can "explore" our 24 hours Mamaks or hawker stalls! Heheh!

Hope you enjoy reading this post! Good luck and all the best for your run tonight! :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Press Release: 26 Malaysian Artists Join Forces for Air Force 1 Theory



KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 7th, 2014) - Nike Air Force One Theory (#AF1Theory) will be honouring the launch of the reworked classic All White Air Force 1 (Lunar Force 1) this November 18th, 2014 by bringing together 26 Malaysian Artists in this ground-breaking event, held at Hundred% in Lot10 Shopping Complex. The hand-picked artists will be showcasing their creativity by putting life and characteristics of who they are and what they do onto a plain white pair of AF-1.



Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the Nike Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe that uses the Nike Air technology. Nike Sportswear‘s Lunar Force 1 has been reworked for 2014, resulting in the brand new Lunar Force 1 ’14. Ditching the Hyperfuse construction that marked past releases like the Lunar Force 1 Fuse LTHR and “White Ice,” the new version of the silhouette retains the leather upper of the original Air Force 1, coupling it with an updated Lunarlon midsole and an icy translucent rubber outsole.



The artists, ranging from Rappers, Producers, Photographers, Tattoo Artists, Graffiti Artists, Fashion Designers and many more will be customising the brand new Lunar Force 1 in the month of October that can now be seen on their instagrams or those with a hashtag of #AF1Theory.



The launch happening this November 18th, will showcase not only the brand Nike Lunar Force 1 2014 but also the 26 pairs of customized work of art by the local artists and influencers. One can anticipate the different touch given to a plain white pair of sneakers from the influencers of different scenes and walk of life.

About Hundred%Shop
HUNDRED% stands out as one of the Premium Lifestyle Store. With a premium footwear line under its belt, like the Nike NSW line, Kobe Line, Lebron, Kevin Durant line, and Air Jordan brand, plus with other lifestyle shoemakers. Besides the Footwear section, HUNDRED% also stock some of the most renown streetwear brands in the world like Undefeated, Stussy and Us Versus Them. With all this available at HUNDRED%, the store is definitely a must-visit for any streetwear and lifestyle clothing enthusiast, sneakerheads, or just anyone looking for a good variety of things to shop.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The SCORE Cupid Dash 2015



What? The SCORE Cupid Dash 2015

When? 14 February 2015 (Saturday) 6.00am

Where? Kepong Metropolitan Park

Who? Organized by Mantra Experimental Sdn Bhd.

How far? 3.5km

How much? RM70

How to register? Click http://score.my/the-score-cupid-dash-2015/


Runwitme Says: Love is in the air! Time to profess your love to the thing you love most - RUNNING. Hahah! A short run, about 3.5km but packed with love-theme activities like photo booth. rose giveaway, wishing pond, photo contest etc.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Salomon X-Trail Run 2014 @ MAEPS/ MARDI Pintu 2, Serdang



What? Salomon X-Trail Run 2014

When? 210 December 2014 (Sunday) 7:00am

Where? MAEPS/ MARDI Pintu 2, Serdang

How far? 10km

How much? RM60 inclusive of a Salomon ACTI LITE running Tee worth RM79

How to register? Register on line at http://www.myraceonline.com/

Runwitme Says: All participants are entitled to 30% discount on Salomon products. Registration starts NOW and closing date is 7 December or upon reaching 2,500 runners. Race pack collection will be at World of Sports, Paradigm Mall on 18 - 20 December.

Press Release: Multi-Purpose Insurans 2015 Run Clinics



Kuala Lumpur, 8 October 2014 – the Multi-Purpose Insurans Run (MPIB Run), a community run event will be starting the 1st session of 2 months long of Running Clinics coming Saturday, 18th October 2014 with a talk on “Basic Fitness – Running as a sustainable healthy recreational activity for all / Running Shoes & Feet Types - the right fit”

The Clinics, a 2-month programme aptly named “My First Run Clinic” are for new and interested runners keen to take up running as a keep fit activity. Seasoned runners are welcomed to join at the Padang Merbuk Car Park, Jalan Parlimen to train in preparation for the Race on 4th January 2015.

The concept of My First Run Clinic is to help individuals who are now not running to take up running as a sustainable healthy recreational activity. Runners Malaysia will be conducting the 2 months programme commencing on 18th October and ending with a fellowship and trial run on 20 December 2014. All the Clinics will be held on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and on certain Saturdays after the run, invited speakers and among them, Mr. Mark Williams, Standard Chartered KL Marathon Official Running Coach will share running tips, strength training, running gait, correct running shoes, fitness & performance.

The theme, “Healthy Lifestyle – Work Life Balance” has been adopted and maintained to continue to encourage runners to kick start the new year with living a healthy lifestyle as their new year resolution.

MPIB is expecting 5,000 runners for this 2015 edition of run which will again be held at the Padang Merbuk on 4 January 2015, with 6 competitive categories i.e. 3 categories each for the 12KM and 9KM; a stretched distance from 8KM in the previous Run. There will be 2 Fun Run categories of 5KM and a 3 KM walk is being planned for the Runners’ family members who wish to join in.

MPIB Run 2015 is supported by New Balance, Revive Isotonic as Official Apparel and Official Isotonic respectively together with a Running Malaysia as Media Partner (Magazine), Pacific Regency Hotel as Hotel Partner and a host of sponsors, partners and supporters.

For more info, please visit http://www.mpibrun.com.my/

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Anyone wanna Run with Haile Gebrselassie?



Haile Gebrselassie, the man widely regarded as the greatest ever long distance runner, will be gracing this year's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore and running alongside thousands in the 10km race category - will you be one of them?

The 41-year-old Ethiopian has also won two Olympic gold medals and four World Championship titles over the 10km distance and as recently as 2008, broke the Marathon world record with a time of 2:03:59 in Berlin.

This year's race will mark the running legend's first visit to the Lion City and his first major Marathon event in South East Asia. If you haven't done so yet, make sure you register before our last few slots run out!

REGISTRATION UPDATE: To allow runners to run with the 'Greatest Ever', registration will remain open until midnight on Friday, 31 October.*

*Late registrations will still be accepted after 31 October, with a $20 late fee and a non-personalised race bib.

For more info, please click http://www.marathonsingapore.com/

Press Release: Sign up and save! 250 Bundles available for registration to 2015 edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya and IRONMAN Malaysia



Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (Wednesday October 15th, 2014) Bundle registration is now open for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya and IRONMAN Malaysia. There are just 250 bundles available for athletes looking to sign up for both events for a special price. Normal registration for individual events will start on October 22.

The individual registration for each event will be available from 22 October onwards.

After a highly successful return of the IRONMAN brand to Malaysia, athletes can now start planning for 2015. IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya will take place on Sunday April 5, 2015. The race consists of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run. IRONMAN Malaysia will take place on Saturday November 14, 2015. The race consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run.

Limited Bundle packages available.

250 bundles available from October 15 to October 21 at USD795*

IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya Individual Registration

- 500 Early Bird entries available from October 22 to October 26 at USD225*
- Registration fee from October 27 to January 17, 2015 at USD265*
- Registration fee from January 18 to March 6 at USD295*
IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya Team Registration
- Early Bird entries available from October 27 to January 17, 2015 at USD320*
- Registration fee from January 18 to March 6 at USD360*
IRONMAN Malaysia Registration
- Early Bird entries available from October 22 to August 15, 2015 at USD600*
- Registration fee from August 16 to October 16, 2015 at USD650*

*The prices above is excluding 6% Malaysia GST and 6% Active admin fees

IRONMAN World Championship Qualifying Race
There are 40 qualifying slots offered in the 2015 IRONMAN Malaysia, Langkawi to the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship in Kaliua-Kona, Hawaii.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship.aspx#axzz3G9Hr5tgj

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Race
There are 30 qualifying slots offered in the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya to the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Zell AM See-Kaprun, Austria.

For more information, please visit http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/zell-am-see-kaprun.aspx#axzz3G9Hr5tgj

Press Release: Batik Fun Walk 2014



Let’s get busy and be creative for a Sunday morning walk !!

Sunday mornings are always the best time for some vigorous exercise! And this year’s 2.3 km walk will surely get the blood pumping.

Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG) is pleased to announce that the Batik Fun Walk will be held on Sunday, 30 November 2014 at 6:30 am at Lanai, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

The Batik Fun Walk is an annual event of the Malaysia Batik: Crafted for The World Movement. It is good wholesome fun that everyone in the family can take part in and enjoy. Over the past years, this fun event has grown, with added interest from sponsors and walking participants alike.

The Prizes
Prizes will be awarded for the following:
1. Youngest Participant
2. Oldest Participant
3. Largest Group
4. Individual Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
5. Family Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
6. Lucky Draws

The Route
The route for the Batik Fun Walk will be 2.3 km. It will start and end in Lanai, MaTiC. The route will take you down to Jalan Sultan Ismail, then right up to Jalan P. Ramlee and back to Jalan Ampang.

Schedule
6:30 am Registration starts
8:15 am Warming-up Session
8:30 am Flag Off by YB Encik Khairy Jamaluddin Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia
9:15 am Entertainment by ASTRO
10:00 am Prize Giving Ceremony Participation Fee

For a fee of RM15, participants get a batik sarong, a goodies bag of mineral water and buns and the chance to take part in this healthy, fun event. Children under 12 can join free of charge.

In Support Of Penyayang Pesakit Kanser
Participants can help a cause while having fun as proceeds from the walk will be channeled to Penyayang Pesakit Kanser (PPK). PPK serves as a support group for cancer patients at Putrajaya Hospital and National Cancer Institute. PPK organizes and manages volunteers and activities to serve as an effective cancer patient support team and provides relevant support for cancer patients and their families.

For more information, call the organizer, Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia at 03-8946 0222 or visit www.penyayang.org.my

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Olympic Council of Malaysia set to present Malaysian International Marathon in Penang in 2015



Wow! Wow! Wow! We can't believe our eyes when we saw this news. Two marathons in Penang on the same bridge?!!!

According to The Star, the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) will be organising the Malaysian International Marathon (MIM) in Penang in conjuction of its 60th anniversary celebrations.

The MIM will be held at the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, Penang on
March 22 in 2015See update below. As we already knew, Penang Bridge International Marathon is also making use of the same bridge starting this year on 16 November.

OCM has teamed up with the Malaysian Athletic Federation (MAF) and Mega Visual to make the event an exciting and interesting one with an offering of total prize money amounting to RM600,000!

Source of info: The Star



UPDATE: We have just received some info from the organizing committee of the upcoming Malaysia International Marathon 2015 (MIM 2015), organized by Olympic Council Malaysia (OCM) in conjunction with Mega Visual Sdn Bhd in support of FITMalaysia.

The event will take place on the 24th May 2015 in Penang (Batu Kawan Stadium to Penang Second Bridge).

Running Clinics will be conducted around January to May. Stay tuned while we find out more info about this event! For updates, do follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Photos & Top 3 Results: Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014



Full Marathon Men’s Open

1st Kennedy Kiproo Lilan (Kenya) 02:17:47
2nd Geoffrey Birgen (Kenya) 02:17:48
3rd Chelimo Luka Kipkemoi (Kenya) 02:18:45

Full Marathon Women’s Open

1st Mugo Hellen Wanjiku (Kenya) 02:43:22
2nd Demes Alemtsehay Mefsin (Kenya) 02:43:59
3rd Ruth Chemisto Matebo (Kenya) 02:44:32

Full Marathon Veteran Men
1st Jonah Kipserem Tarus (Kenya) 02:28:11
2nd Charles Kimingi Thaiya (Kenya) 02:37:56
3rd David Kuino (Kenya) 02:40:59

Full Marathon Veteran Women

1st Margeret Njuguna (Kenya) 03:03:36
2nd Takeuchi Keiko (Japan) 03:22:41
3rd Chotip Kan-Uam (Thailand) 03:22:53

Full Marathon Malaysian Men

1st Muhaizar Mohamad (Malaysia) 02:41:11
2nd Shaharudin Hashim (Malaysia) 02:46:24
3rd Tan Huong Leong (Malaysia) 02:47:23

Full Marathon Malaysian Women

1st Loh Chooi Fern (Malaysia) 03:25:52
2nd Yuan Yu Fang (Malaysia) 03:34:27
3rd Adele Wong Li-Peng (Malaysia) 03:35:07

Honda Half Marathon Men Open
1st Peter Kipleting Keter (Kenya) 01:06:48
2nd James Maregu (Kenya) 01:07:48
3rd Paul Kimani Kiragu (Kenya) 01:09:00

Honda Half Marathon Women Open
1st Jackline Musyawa Nzvio (Kenya) 01:20:01
2nd Peninah Kigen (Kenya) 01:20:50
3rd Kiguru Mary Wangui (Kenya) 01:22:03

Honda Half Marathon Men Veteran

1st Jean-Pierre LautReDoux (France) 01:16:07
2nd Mizukoshi Tomohiro (Japan) 01:19:51
3rd Mark Williams (Great Britain) 01:20:26

Honda Half Marathon Women Veteran

1st Tani Mami Japan 01:30:00
2nd Joanna Louise Dent Australia 01:32:33
3rd Rachel Pepper New Zealand 01:39:04

Honda Half Marathon Malaysian Men
1st Mohd Jironi Riduan (Malaysia) 01:15:21
2nd Venugopal A/L Muniandy (Malaysia) 01:17:22
3rd Murali A/L Muniandy (Malaysia) 01:23:12

Honda Half Marathon Malaysian Women

1st Noor Amelia Musa (Malaysia) 01:27:31
2nd Lee Khum Chiew (Malaysia) 01:44:19
3rd Lim Ai Lin (Malaysia) 01:48:17

10km Speed Men Open
1st Andri Dauni (Malaysia) 00:36:53
2nd Tim Garret (Australia) 00:37:02
3rd Chew Jee Keng (Singapore) 00:38:08

10km Speed Women Open
1st Emebet Hailu Mulate (Ethiopia) 00:39:38
2nd Sheela A/P Samivellu (Malaysia) 00:40:02
3rd Jessica Ng Sze Chia (Malaysia) 00:52:16

10km Speed Men Veteran

1st Prabakharan A/L Madhavan (Malaysia) 00:37:31
2nd Lim Khon Seng, Casey (Malaysia) 00:38:52
3rd Chai Yit Shang (Malaysia) 00:42:27

10km Speed Women Veteran

1st Lai Yook Ching (Malaysia) 00:50:24
2nd Tan Pei Ling (Malaysia) 00:50:53
3rd Tina Munro (Great Britain) 00:51:27

Corporate Challenge
1st Mercedes-Benz Malaysia 02:44:51
2nd Hwang Investment Management 02:58:05
3rd Curtin University, Sarawak Campus 03:00:48

Ministries Challenge
1st Jabatan Pengairan Dan Saliran Malaysia 02:46:16
2nd Kementerian Sumber Asli Dan Alam Sekitar 03:00:34
3rd Jabatan Imegresen Malaysia 03:06:32

Universities Challenge
1st Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas 02:32:34
2nd Methodist College Kuala Lumpur 02:41:49
3rd Monash University Malaysia 02:51:43

Related Posts with Thumbnails