Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Media Release: Under Armour and Elements Gym endorses CrossFit with the Earn Your Armour Campaign and the launch of the first CrossFit box in Kuala Lumpur



28 July 2015, Kuala Lumpur - Recognising the need for athletes to become better, Under Armour will kickstart their third challenge of the Earn Your Armour Campaign, which is the CrossFitGTX challenge, at Elements Gym.

With Functional Fitness becoming the most popular trend in fitness today, the first boutique gym in Kuala Lumpur, Elements Gym has opened its first CrossFit box; CrossFitGTX aimed at forging functional fitness in the city and beyond. CrossFitGTX is the first boutique CrossFit affiliate in Kuala Lumpur City Centre and is fully equipped with Rogue Fitness from USA.

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CrossFit is a strength and conditioning programme that builds general physical preparedness for all of life's challenges. A blend of gymnastics, weightlifting, and mono-structural endurance, it does not specialise. It will never plateau.

It is fun, creative, and, most importantly, it works. It teaches you to do common things uncommonly well, while developing a base of strength and stamina on which you can build an active lifestyle.

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As the gym partner of Under Armour, Elements Gym is launching the CrossiitGTX in conjunction with the Earn Your Armour campaign.

The Earn Your Armour Challenge offers a bi-weekly free workout session for the public to participate and will themselves to become better athletes. Not only that, they can also join the challenge via the Endomondo Fitness Application and be in the running to win exclusive products from Under Armour and LiveFit Nutrition.

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Tan Mei Sian, Director of CrossFitGTX said "Functional fitness includes squatting, reacting, rotating, picking things up from the floor and putting things away over your head which mimic everyone's everyday life movement. These functional exercises condition your body to move more efficiently through real-life activities and help prevent injury.

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Adopted by US Navy SEALS, Canadian Army, Police and Special Forces unit worldwide, as well as a variety of serious mature and professional athletes, CrossFit is the ultimate form of cross-training that produces results that frequently surprises even experienced athletes. With every exercise being scalable, anyone can adapt the workout to the maximum potential with concrete results.

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With a philosophy, Fitness Is NON-NEGOTIABLE, CrossFitGTX inspires health, break barrier, work together professionally with a purpose in creating happier, healthier and fitter people. Our box will be the centre of engagement and community for functional fitness.

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The Earn Your Armour CrossFitGTX Challenge will be held every two weeks, on 28 July, 4 August, and 18 August 2015 at Elements Gym. Interested participants can register for the challenge at http://www tripleready.com/events. Join in on the conversation by following @underarmourmy on Instagram, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

CrossFitGTX has been open since 20 July 2015 and for more information, drop by at the Elements Gym box or email them at flfc@crossfitgtx.com.

There will be FREE Foundation On-Ramp Training available for the 1st 100 people who register.

Monday, July 27, 2015

First Look: Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 Finisher Medal



You loike? It features the iconic Twin Towers, the pride of our country.

The lanyard colour will differ based on your marathon finishing timing. Blue (finisher) for sub 4, green (finisher) for sub 6 and grey (participant) for those who exceeded 6 hours. If you have not started training, we do advise you to pile up the miles pronto!

Note: since this is just a sample the final design might be different.

About the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015

Back for the seventh year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is scheduled to take place on 4 October 2015. The marathon will open to 35,000 participants, ranging from elite athletes to first-time distance runners. A truly international event, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon boasts participants from all over Malaysia and over 48 countries. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 continues as Malaysia’s premier running event with top runners competing for a total of USD 125,000 prize money.

For more information on the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon, please refer to: http://www.kl-marathon.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon.

Media Release: Under Armour Keeps You on Your Game with New Fall/Winter 2015 Collection



Kuala Lumpur, 08 July 2015 – With Under Armour, you only get better. For the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 collection, U.S. high performance sports label Under Armour packs a new punch with an expanded product range tailored to suit every need you might have, and every condition you might face. Be it rain or shine, day or night, in the gym or the great outdoors; whether you’re training for speed and agility, going for distance and endurance, or simply stretching your muscles for recovery – Under Armour has just the right athletic performance gear to help keep you on your game.



"When it comes to sports, Under Armour has always been about pushing boundaries. Not just for athletes, but also for all pursuing their fitness journeys. We are also constantly advancing our technology and innovation, aiding athletes to be at their best during trainings and at competitions in all conditions,” says Michael Binger, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Triple Pte Ltd, the exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia.

Protect Against the Elements

The Under Armour Storm clothing and shoes are built with water-resistant technology to fight off the elements. The technology features incredibly lightweight, breathable material with durable water repellant (DWR) finish to repel rain and snow, as well as to shelter against wind, without adding bulk. There are three different levels of protection against the elements, and Under Armour’s Storm technology outerwear has got you covered from tropical climate to the cold country you’re heading to for the holidays, depending on your needs.



Put Your Best Foot Forward

With a strong focus on footwear this season, Under Armour has updated its range of athletic footwear with fresh additions, including the UA SpeedForm® Fortis. Joining Under Armour's renowned line of SpeedForm® shoes, the SpeedForm® Fortis features an ArmourVent™ mesh upper for true breathability, and a 6mm 4D Foam™ footbed in the cavity of the midsole that molds to the foot and enhances cushioning. Designed for stability and flexibility, the Charged Cushioning delivers superior impact protection, energy return and adaptive support, while a second layer of Micro G™ foam provides 40% of forefoot flex – the perfect amount to allow you to run stronger.

Also new this fall is the UA Charged Bandit, which features an ArmourVent™ upper, with seamless overlays that add structure and support without the bulk. Charged Cushioning and Micro G™ foam work together in the midsole to decrease the rate of pronation and to deliver the best in impact protection and energy return. Furthermore, anatomically placed flex grooves and strategically placed rubber traction enable a smooth ride and transition, and offer extreme comfort and stability for long distance running so you can go the extra mile.

Both the SpeedForm® Fortis and Charged Bandit will also come in exclusive Night versions that sport a breathable and fully reflective upper and 360-degree reflectivity for early morning and night-time safety.

Under Armour has also collaborated with Michelin to update its trail running range with the UA Fat Tire Low, inspired by the tires used on “fat bikes”, which run at lower PSI (pounds per square inch) and can bounce over tough terrain, enabling riders to ride through anything. In partnership with Michelin, Under Armour has developed the ideal outdoor compound and traction pattern, providing excellent cross-slope grip and unparalleled all-terrain performance. The Fat Tire Low also features Charged Cushioning and is bottom-loaded with softer, high-rebound foam, allowing it to be responsive yet adaptive to terrain.

Meanwhile, the popular UA SpeedForm® Gemini now comes in new colourways this season – classic, masculine tones of black, white and blue for men, and vibrant shades of purple, pink, blue and neon yellow for women.



Sun Protection Technology – Coldblack® and Sunblock

Under Armour continues to integrate its signature Coldblack® technology into its Golf and running apparel this season. The Coldblack® technology protects the user from harmful UV rays and reflects the heat of the sun, keeping you cooler and more comfortable in brutally hot conditions.

Now endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation, Under Armour’s Sunblock apparel are testified to effectively provide sun protection against UPF30 and UPF50, protecting the skin against UVA and UVB rays that can cause premature skin ageing and skin cancer.

Both product lines see an extension from the previous season, branching from tops into bottoms such as capris. The Coldblack® and Sunblock series remain exclusively for men and women respectively.



Making All Athletes Better

As the originators of athletic performance apparel, Under Armour is committed to continuously innovate their performance training gear, engineering apparel to footwear to make all athletes better. Featuring the brand’s key ArmourVent™ and HeatGear® technology that provide increased breathability and enhanced ventilation, Under Armour’s signature Baselayers are updated with a new performance flex panel that maximises mobility and relieves chaffing and abrasion. The compression fit supports muscles so they vibrate less, giving you less fatigue and more power.

Under Armour’s prominent Alter Ego compression range is also here to stay. This time, both DC Superheroes and Marvel fans can look forward to donning their favourite characters – such as Batman, Superman, Captain America and Flash – as training gear for added motivation.

Committed to have you covered from top to bottom, Under Armour has expanded its training footwear range to aid you in your workouts all year round with the UA Men’s SpeedForm® Phenom, UA Men’s Charged One, UA Men’s Phenom Proto, UA Micro G™ Sting TR 2, and UA Micro G™ Limitless TR – all created to support your training with strength, stability, and speed.

Under Armour apparel and accessories are priced from RM29 to RM1099.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Larian Sambutan Warga Emas 2015 @ Laman MBPJ



What? Larian Sambutan Warga Emas 2015

When? 25 October 2015 (Sunday) 7:30am

Where? Laman MBPJ, Ibu pejabat MBPJ

How Far/ How much? 7km / RM6-15 (depending on categories)

How to register? Download form HERE.


Runwitme Says: Small scale but well-received run in Petaling Jaya going on its 5th edition this year. The run started in 2011 with 80 participants to 420 participants in 2014. The run has garnered loyal followers because it stays true to its objective to honour the senior citizens (60 years & above) and their contributions towards their families and the society.

Jabatan Pembangunan Masyarakat, Bahagian Pembangunan Komuniti & Pembangunan Modal Insan of Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya has declared the month of October as Bulan Sambutan Warga Emas Petaling Jaya (PJ Senior Citizen Month) whereby various activities and healthcheck are being conducted.

This year, cash prizes are being offered to the top 5 runners in all the five categories. Two senior categories - A (Men Senior Veteran aged 60 years & above) and C (Women Veteran aged 50 years & above) will be awarded with a slightly higher cash reward to reflect well on the objectives of the event in honouring the senior citizen.

All participants will receive a number bib and event tee in the race kit and all participants who completed the run will be given a finisher medal.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Media Release: New Vivid Colours and Functionality at H&M SPORT This Autumn



Functional pieces in vivid colours for the best style and fitness at H&M Sport this autumn. New technical fabrics with a cotton feel bring both performance and comfort, while vivid prints that look as good on the street as in the gym. Oversized T-shirts worn with sports leggings is the perfect versatile outfit for a personalised training programme, with the full H&M Sport autumn collection available from late July in selected stores worldwide, as well as online at hm.com.



WOMEN
Loose and body-fit tanks in pops of pink or blurred black and white graphic print, fitness tights in bold zig-zag stripes or in all-over print with shape-defining waist and batik print running tights with reflective patches, all come in quick dry function fabric as the seasons change.



Bodymind bra tops and tights come in comforting melange fabrics with soft colour blocking, while the warming layers for outdoor activities are topped by a hybrid hoodie with a padded front and melange sleeves.



"Autumn at H&M Sport is about fresh motivation and a return to the city streets after the summer break. I love how the training look of oversized T worn with tights is both functional and fashionable too,” says Petra Smeds, H&M Sport women’s designer.



MEN
Training gets new attitude with quick dry T-shirts and performance tights in black, grey and blue melanges or nature-inspired all-over prints. Long-sleeved training tops are quick-drying and breathable, while new technical training shorts have a cotton-like feel for comfort. Seamless and featherlight running T-shirts, a zip-up jacket and a gilet, all equipped with technical layers for when the weather worsens.



The influence for outdoor activities is both urban and futuristic, with skin-tight base-layers that has panels like an action hero, along with looser cargo pants with multiple pockets. Hooded shell jackets and beanies complete the look in black and grey.

"There's urban energy at H&M Sport this autumn, with pieces to help make a serious commitment to a training regime. Functionality and comfort are everything, along with great style,” says Petter Klusell, H&M Sport men’s designer

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Media Release: SAUCONY Delivers ‘WHOA’ Experience with All-New ISO-SERIES™ for 2015



Whoa. That one word expresses the unprecedented sensation that runners experience when they step into the all-new Saucony HYPERLINK "http://blog.saucony.com/product-corner/iso-series-triumph/" ISO-Series collection of performance footwear.

Launching Spring 2015, the ISO-Series, consisting of the re-engineered Triumph and Hurricane and the all-new Zealot, showcases two of the brand’s latest innovations: ISOFIT and PWRGRID+.

The ISOFIT dynamic fit system adapts to the runner’s foot in action, allowing the shoe to move in perfect harmony with the foot. Combined with a PWRGRID+ platform for enhanced cushioning, the ISO-Series is the latest demonstration of Saucony’s relentless commitment to elevating the running experience through performance innovation.

A global, multichannel marketing campaign called Whoa will debut November 1st at the New York City Marathon in support of the ISO-Series product launch.

“Our design philosophy has always been to look at the dynamics of the runner’s entire stride, not just the moment of impact,” said Pat O'Malley, senior vice president of global product for Saucony. “Runners continue to tell us that fit is the most important criteria in their choice of a running shoe. But there’s fit and then there’s fit in motion. ISOFIT provides a sustained dynamic fit−a truly personal connection between the runner and their shoe−no matter foot shape, stride mechanics or ground surface. The ISO-Series’fine-tuned approach is engineered to make you want to run, fully enjoying the experience like never before.”

ISOFIT™

According to the Running USA 2013 National Runner Survey, 92% of respondents surveyed selected “fit” as the most important criteria when purchasing running shoes. Saucony designers engineered an ultra-soft, inner fit-sleeve crafted out of stretchable air mesh that morphs to the foot for a sock-like feel. A floating support cage sits like a saddle over the fit-sleeve, cradling the midfoot and adapting to the foot’s size, shape and movement, allowing the shoe to respond to the individual runner’s gait throughout the run.

PWRGRID+™

The PWRGRID+ platform is engineered with PowerGrid™, a Powerfoam material that is integrated with Saucony’s GRID™ technology, creating a system that effectively centers the foot, absorbs impact and distributes pressure. The PWRGRID+ platform’s increased stack heights deliver over 20% more cushioning and 15% more resiliency than PowerGrid construction alone. The result is the most cushioned running experience the brand has ever created.

The ISO-Series


Triumph (for her) available in twilight/oxygen/citron; (for him) in blue/citron/viziorange

Triumph

Weighing in at just 10.3 oz., the Triumph, with ISOFIT and PWRGRID, is the brand’s super-plush neutral trainer. The open toe box of the 8mm-offset Triumph further enhances the shoe’s sock-like feel. The shoe’s SRC™ (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone provides durable shock absorption at impact while a lightweight Support Frame™ locks the heel in place for a secure fit.




Hurricane (for him) available in grey/ citron/orange; blue/white/black

Hurricane

The Hurricane blends the benefits of a premium stability shoe with plush cushioning underfoot, the result of the PWRGRID+ platform. The ISOFIT saddle is engineered to provide additional stabilizing support. A seamless toe box in the 8mm-offset Hurricane provides plush comfort and the Support Frame secures the heel upon foot strike.


Zealot (for her) is available in oxygen/twilight/citron; navy/pink/lime


Zealot (for him) is available in viziorange/blue/citron; grey/blue/red

Zealot

The all-new Zealot rounds out the ISO-Series, offering runners ISOFIT and PWRGRID+ technologies in a lighter weight, lower-profile package. Two ounces lighter than the Triumph and built with a 4mm offset, runners will appreciate how light, fast and highly cushioned this shoe feels. Deep forefoot grooves provide an extremely flexible feel and an extended SRC (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone through the midfoot allows for a smoother transition. A seam-free toebox provides comfort and allows the toes to splay during the latter phase of the gait cycle.

Saucony ISO-Series: Triumph, Hurricane and Zealot are retailed at RM469 per pair. The collection is expected to be available NOW across selected Stadium, Studio R and Royal Sporting House outlet in Malaysia.

For more information, go to www.saucony.com / www.facebook.com/saucony.my

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Khairy Jamaluddin's Statement on the Standard Chartered KL Marathon - SCKLM 2015 is back to 4 October!



I’ve read all your tweets, Facebook messages and emails regarding the date change of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015. There are a few things I want to clear up.

The National Sports Day isn’t about achieving KPIs or hijacking events. There are noble intentions in what we were trying to do. We were trying to get as many Malaysians from different ethnicities, religions, age, location and walks of life out there as one to do as many sporting activities as possible on one day.

The power of sports to unite people can not be underestimated. When you’re running, cycling, lifting weights or playing football, they person next to you isn’t defined by what they look like, but rather what they’re able to achieve. Not in relation to you, but in relation to themselves. Sports has that power to show you what your limits are and then pushes you to exceed them.

Ten months ago, my ministry launched the Fit Malaysia initiative with this in mind. In that short time, we’ve seen great success in bringing people together. We’ve had tens of thousands of people who might ordinarily not exercise come out to join us in our fitness activities. We’ve had people who might ordinarily not mix around outside their ethnic boundaries come together as one. Everyone who’ve been at the events have been Malaysians.

The National Sports Day is the culmination of the Fit Malaysia movement -- one day in a year where everyone gets off the couch, comes out, and does something, not for fitness or sports, but for themselves. To join organised runs like the Standard Chartered KL Marathon or the Spartan Race, dance at the Score FitMob, play football or badminton, or just get out there to your local neighbourhood park with your loved ones and do something.

The National Sports Day is not a political event with a political agenda, like how Teachers Day or Cancer Awareness Month are not. It was to be our step towards becoming a sporting nation and to make sports and fitness part of a Malaysian culture, identity and lifestyle. We are a sports-loving nation but we are nowhere near being a sporting nation.

That was the idea behind changing the date of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. It was a joint decision between the ministry, Standard Chartered, Dirigo Events and DBKL, and for that I thank them for their commitment and support to this national agenda. Not only them, but all the other organisers and partners who’ve pledged to pull their weight to come together on that one day.

It was not to “hijack” their event to artificially boost participation for the inaugural National Sports Day or to achieve my KPI. We were looking for several iconic events all around Malaysia and we realised that there is a hunger for running events, evident from the spots that have been quickly sold out in these events.

I have personally been reading a lot of your comments about the marathon and have held many discussions with the organisers and other stakeholders. We have jointly come to the conclusion that the Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be reverted back to October 4, considering the many issues that have been raised.

On behalf of the ministry, Standard Chartered, Dirigo and DBKL, I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the earlier change in date and I hope that you all will still come forward to support the National Sports Day.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Khairykj

Giveaway: "To The Fore" Premiere Screening Passes




A sports-romance movie by Dante Lam that focuses on the friendships and love lives of four friends. All four are avid cyclists and they have entered a cycling competition; their toughest yet which will test their friendship.

Release date: 6 Aug 2015
Director: Dante Lam
Language: Mandarin
Casts: Eddie Peng (彭於晏), Chinese-Canadian actor Shawn Dou, (竇驍), Korean actor Choi Siwon (崔始源), and mainland Chinese actress Wang Luodan (王珞丹).
Genre: Sport

Trailer


In-conjunction with the release of Sport Movie ‘To The Fore’, the generous people at RAM Entertainment is giving 10 lucky readers of this blog two tickets each to attend "TO THE FORE" Premiere Screening.

Screening details

To The Fore Premiere Screening

Date: 4 Aug 2015 (Tuesday)

Venue: GSC Pavilion KL

Time: 9.00pm



Here's how you can win. Answer this simple question

Who is the director of TO THE FORE?

The 10 readers will win a pair of tickets each. Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "TO THE FORE" not later than 2 August. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your FULL NAME, IC Number and Phone number.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Media Release: Pink Wig-A-Thon by The Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation



The Pink Ribbon Wellness (L) Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation that aims and envisions fighting breast cancer by empowering all women with sufficient knowledge and education on breast health care and preventive measures, regular breast screening for early detection of cancer, various treatment options and the available supportive care Towards A Better Life. It is their mission to help breast cancer patients and/or survivor to cope with life after breast cancer diagnosis.

This year, one of their main event is organizing a fundraising activity called the Pink Wig-A-Thon.

It is a unique event in its own right because it is the first 5km walk and 10km run event whereby participants will run or walk while wearing pink wigs. This is the first event of its kind in Malaysia. Participants can choose to either run for 10KM or walk for 5KM – all in a solidarity support for breast cancer awareness and education while donating funds for the Foundation to carry on with its significant work further.

The event is scheduled as such:

Date: 27 September 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 6:00am – 2:00pm (There will be a carnival and a Pink Concert at the venue as well)
Location: Stadium Bukit Jalil
Fee : RM80 (RM65 for cancer survivors)

For more information on the Pink Wig-A-Thon, you can visit the links below:

Pink Ribbon Wellness (L) Foundation: http://www.pinkribbonwellnessfoundation.org.my/
Pink Wig-A-Thon: http://www.pinkwigathon.org.my/
Pink Wig-A-Thon Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pinkwigathon

The support they get from you will significantly help the foundation raise more funds to continue the cause they are doing.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Media Release: Puma Night Run Malaysia is Back



Kuala Lumpur (13 July 2015): PUMA launches the ‘PUMA Night Run 2015’ and these time runners are assured an even better experience.

PUMA is set to light up your night with the second edition of the ‘PUMA Night Run’ against the backdrop of neon lights in Setia Alam, Selangor on the 31 October 2015.

Compared to PNR 2014 that opened 3000 slots, this year registration for the PUMA Night Run 2015 is opened to the first 7,000 runners to both men and women categories.

Participants can register via puma-nightrun.com.my starting 13 July 2015. The closing date is 30 September 2015.

Entry fee for the all running enthusiasts will be RM73.

So don’t miss out on this chance for an exciting and challenging experience in the PUMA Night Run 2015 with more than RM5,000 worth of prizes to be won.

The champions of both men and women categories will receive RM2,500 PUMA vouchers; second-placed runners are entitled to RM1,500 PUMA vouchers while RM1000 PUMA vouchers will be given to the third-placed runners together. The fourth and fifth placed winners will take home RM 500 and RM 300 worth of PUMA vouchers respectively.

All runners who have registered for the PUMA Night Race will also receive a race t-shirt, race-bib with timing chip, finishers’ medal, race goodie bag which will include neck towel, wrist band, a pair of socks and other sponsored freebies.

So to all running enthusiasts, forget your last run during the day time and get ready for an enthralling experience in the PUMA Night Run!

The Social Media Reactions to the postponement of Standard Chartered KL Marathon To October 10th As Part Of National Sports Day!



We were shocked by the press statement released by the Ministry of Youth & Sports (KBS) yesterday morning. It stated that Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 which was scheduled to be on 4th October is to be moved to October 10th (Saturday) as part of the inaugural National Sports Day which is already jam-packed with running events such as the first Reebok Spartan Race in Asia, HRDF Half Marathon, Run Forrest Run Trail to name a few.

The Marathon, which saw all 35,000 spots snapped up within 4 days, is said will lend a big boost to the targeted 3 million participants for the inaugural National Sports Day.

Majority of runners are not happy with the decision and they are venting out in social media like FB and Twitter!

Here are what runners have to say about the move:

Choi CC: It’s a total inconsiderate decision. I wonder if the impact of runners booking their flights and hotels are put into considerations just because KBS want to do something but cannot attract the number of participants

Marlina Ibrahim: Well, approval do come from the government. And probably this is just a cheap shot to promote National Sports Day. Unless of course, we can ask Ministry of Sports to provide us the refund.

Jon Grevich: What ***holes! Who cares if on national sports day? Bodoh government. Most Malaysians don't exercise and now you piss off the few who do? Now must leave work early Friday? What about those who booked flights and hotels? Are you trying to follow in the footsteps of the bodoh PBIM now? Got big heads and think you can do what you want because full up in 4 days? ***holes!

Stephen Dau Kidd: Shame on you KL Marathon, I have already booked overseas flights and hotel, I have always enjoyed running there in the past, but will never return now as the organisers are untrustworthy, not only do I want my entry refunded. I want my airfare refunded too.

Anonymous: How can an event like this be held on a SATURDAY?! Even those from KL would be likely to be working that day, as I would be. Am beyond disappointed, in fact i'm fuming mad! Think, KBS, think! There's no way runners from outstation would be able to finish work on Friday and fly in in time to rest well and run on Saturday morning even if they were not working Saturdays. If rakyat didahulukan, think of the consequences next time you consider meddling in running events.

Julie Wong: The sport minister said, 'the ministry will work closely with the organiser to make the transition as smooth as possible for the participants.' huhhh . .like HOW? people have make their plan, bought their air tickets, booked their accommodation, planned their work leaves and many plan their calendar in advance. so, Khairy Jamaluddin WHAT you can do and HOW you wanna address those issues? Don't mess up our running calendar.

CGL: Today is a sad and disappointing day for the sporting events industry. Today marks the day where Politics is bigger than having a sporting event to keep everyone healthy (moreover, an independently run event). Maybe I am too naive to think that the elected politicians would have thought deep enough on the inconvenience caused to 35K participants (who are also voters, btw). Boy, was I wrong... it's just a number to them. In Malaysia, the opinions and needs of the majority is no longer important, but the decisions of a few for their own agenda. Minority seems to rule. Too bad. Life goes on as they say...

Teddy Beh: Please do not simply change the date especially it's less than 3 months from event date, most runners have made plans, including myself. And to run a full marathon in Saturday morning is absurd! We need good rest on Friday night, but how to rest properly when we work on Friday until late evening? Plus Saturday traffic will be horrible. And also I pity those who have made transport and hotel arrangement early, those from other states and countries, it will be a huge blow to our nation's reputation. Please seriously reconsider not to change the date, and remain at 4 October.

CassBoy Ks: How could such a big event organizer make such changes? I have been support and run for Standard Chartered KL Marathon for years and am participating full marathon this year. Was very disappointed on such changes as I have purposely choose to fly back from Singapore just for the marathon,

Lee Hui Seng: 1st ever 'National Sports Day'(Hari Sukan Negara) project on 10 Oct is a brainchild of KBS.We dont deny it is a good concept to make every Malaysian citizen aware of benefits of sports.But there are already many other programmes lined up for that day eg The Spartan Race and HRDF Half Marathon.Why need to 'hijack' another ready-made event of 35,000 participants to achieve your KPI? If need to achieve your KPI to satisfy your ultimate bosses, then organise your own event. Dirigo Events has been working all year to organise SCKLIM and suddenly their efforts have been 'credited' to someone else with a stroke of a pen. Have we thought through the numerous inconveniences caused to many overseas and outstation participants who have booked their arrangements?I think KBS and the SCKLIM organisers made a huge mistake for following reasons:
1. Not many runners can take part on a Saturday
2. Many foreigners and ourstation ppl have booked their weekend
3. Organiser listened too much to outside interference
4. Regular runners already booked for other runs on 10 and 11Oct
5. Changing dates show indecision,especially after it was changed due to a haze that didnt happen a few years ago
6. This will put Malaysian tourism efforts in a bad light

Wong Tk: Dear Organizer, a total of 35k participants had registered for SCKLM on 4 Oct 2015 which means we all were agreed with the date. The participants are not only Malaysian but from all over the world. Please reconsider your decision to postpone the event as I believed your current decision is not final yet.

Maheswary Palanyandy: Pure bad planning!!! And who is going to refund us? They expect 35000 participants to adjust their schedule and dates! Utterly selfish and crazy!

Annie TEo: I strongly agreed to change back to 4 Oct as this is my 1st time participating Full Marathon in this year. I have purposely to fly back from Singapore just for the marathon, but was disappointed to hear about changes. I hope SCKLM really can consider about oversea runners. This is not small event, is huge event in Msia.

Andrew O'Brien: I realise a core purpose of Government is to medal and do dumb things (and this example is not that important in the big scale of things i.e. not life or death) but really, making the KL Marathon change dates after 35,000 people signed up to the promoted date is bizarre. Makes you wonder why they did not just create a new public holiday that nobody wanted! Sure hope all the travelling runners can get their money back. Malaysia is a wonderful place to visit and run but it is hard to imagine international runners will trust this race in years to come.

Ong Kian Ming: I was shocked when I read the news release by the Ministry of Youth and Sports earlier today to announce that the flagship marathon event in Kuala Lumpur, the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon or SCKL Marathon[1], has been postponed from Sunday, the 4th of October, 2015, to Saturday the 10th of October, 2015 to coincide with the inaugural National Sports Day. This move on the part of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, is totally irresponsible, inconsiderate and defeats the intended purpose of the National Sports Day.

Note: Ong Kian Ming is MP for Serdang and an avid runner. You can read his full article HERE.

Runwitme Says: To KBS, yes, we are all for the National Sports Day. But, please be considerate and do not force this change down our throats just to get your numbers. We want the Standard Chartered Marathon to be on 4 October!

The running events impacted by the move:
10Oct 2015(Sat) 21km HRDF Half Marathon Putrajaya
10Oct 2015(Sat) 12km Run Forrest Run Trail, Mardi Maeps Serdang
10Oct 2015 (Sat) 6km+22obstacles Reebok KL Spartan Sprint Race
10Oct 2015(Sat) Kepong Ballbreaker Run,Taman Botani,Shah Alam
10Oct 2015(Sat) 5km Music Run,SIC Sepang
10Oct 2015(Sat) Petzl Trail Nite Run,Taman Rimba Alam,Putrajaya Precinct 15

Are you happy that SCKLM2015 being “hijacked” by Ministry of Youth & Sports to fit into its National Sports Day? There is an FB page created to rally its move back to the original date. Make your voices heard if you want SCKLM2015 to maintain on 4 October by clicking this page Bring Back SCKLM to October 4 and sign the petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-scklm-back-to-october-4

Friday, July 10, 2015

Seri Pajam Adventure Run 2015 @ Nusa Intan, Senawang


What? Seri Pajam Adventure Run 2015

When? 1st Nov 2015 (Sunday) 7:30am​​ flag off

Where? Nusa Intan, Senawang (GPS Coordinate: 2.705729, 102.020228)

How far? 8km

How much? RM50.00

How to register? Click http://a.pgtb.me/Q2Wmp0​


Runwitme Says: Runners' are entitled to New Balance dry-fit running tee, finisher medal, attractive goodies bag, lucky dra​w.



Thursday, July 09, 2015

Media Release: Registration for Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Opens To Public On Thursday 9 July



3 July 2015, Singapore – Organisers of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2015 today announced the schedule and registration fees for this year’s multi- distance event, which will take place over the weekend of 5-6 December 2015.

Touted as Asia’s marquee running event, SCMS 2015 will initiate one of the most significant changes in the event’s history. The Kids Dash – a fun run that will see up to 5,200 children aged 1 to 13 race over a 700m course – will move to a standalone event slated for the morning of Saturday 5 December, making the first Saturday and Sunday in December a weekend-long running fiesta for the family.

The change is designed to lend the Kids Dash its own unique identity and encourage even greater participation among junior runners, while preserving the Marathon’s status as an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, delivering a high quality distance running experience for all participants.

The remaining adult categories – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km run and Ekiden – will continue to take place on Sunday 6 December, once again, flagging off from Orchard Rd (Marathon), Sentosa (Half Marathon) and Esplanade (10km Run).



Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Thursday 9 July. A new pricing structure sees the introduction of different ticket prices for Residents and Non-Residents. With Super Early Bird tickets now available to the general public, runners will be able to secure their place on the start line for the Marathon for S$70, the Half Marathon for S$65, 10km Run for S$55 and Kids Dash for $15.

Additionally all runners who competed in SCMS 2014 will receive a 10% discount on registration fees across all categories. Standard Chartered Bank cardholders will receive

15% off the normal registration fee as well as guaranteed Super Early Bird prices two days before tickets go on sale to the public on 7 and 8 July.

Speaking about the price changes for SCMS 2015, Chris Robb, CEO of event organiser Spectrum Worldwide said, “The registration fees for SCMS 2015 have been agreed in conjunction with Sport Singapore and reflect the increased costs of staging a world class event of this kind. However as part of our commitment to keeping SCMS 2015 accessible to everyone, we have introduced preferential pricing for Singapore Residents as well as a number of discounted rates including the Super Early Bird ticket offer and the discount for 2014 runners.”

“The cost for the new-look Kids Dash remains unchanged, despite what will be a greatly enhanced carnival atmosphere on Saturday, while the price for entering SCMS 2015 remains extremely competitive for an IAAF Gold Label Road Running event. The SCMS 2015 presents very good value for money when compared to similar events around the world and I’m sure will once again be widely embraced by Singapore’s running community,” continued Robb.

The announcements follow SCMS 15’s launch of Singapore’s first ever Digital Queue which opened on 29 June, allowing participants to get ahead in the SCMS registration using the hashtags #SCMS2015 and #DIGITALQUEUE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With five days still to go before the Digital Queue closes, the initiative has already attracted over 1,700 participants with numbers steadily rising each day.

The top 100 ranked participants in the digital queue on 8 July will get to register for their chosen SCMS category for free, and in a first for the race, the top 10 entries for the full marathon will join the elite runners at the front pen at the Start Line.

Aspiring runners can also join the SCMS launch event on 9 July at Plaza Singapura to clinch a commemorative Golden Bib. Exclusively available to the first 200 persons in line, the Golden Bib offers 50% discount off SCMS registration fee across all categories.

For more information and details on Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2015, see www.marathonsingapore.com.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

MRCA Charity Run 2015 is Back!! Grab Your Early Bird Rate Now!



What? MRCA Charity Run 2015

When? 29 November 2015 (Sunday) 7:30am

Where? Skypark @ One City, Subang Jaya.

How far/ How much? 5km (RM45) & 10km (RM55) (Early Bird)

How to register? https://mro.myraceonline.com/

AMNIG I Am Warrior 10km Run @ One City, USJ 25



What? AMNIG I Am Warrior

When? 6 December 2015 (Sunday) 7:00am

Where? One City : West Garden Boulevard

How far/ How much? 5km (RM45) & 10km (RM65)

How to register? http://www.themarathonshop.com.my/amnig

Runwitme Says: After having an interesting AMNIG Run To The Max on last year, AMNIG is organizing another run with the theme I Am Warrior. So, why using I Am Warrior? AMNIG want to bring out Malaysian’s enthusiasm toward running by encouraging people to train along the months before I Am Warrior run. Knowledge & information on running will be share along the months in our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AmnigOnline) to motivate runners to train like a warrior.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Promotion: Exclusive 20% Discount to Buka Puasa at Dorsett Grand Subang and Complimentary Room Stay for Runwitme Blog Readers



Dorsett Grand Subang brings back a feeling for home and family this holy month of Ramadhan with their Ramadhan offerings for family, friends and colleagues to enjoy.

For a LIMITED time* and EXCLUSIVE only for our blog readers, quote (DGSMAX) and you will get a special price of RM112 nett (normal price @ RM140 nett) for adults and 50% for children ages 4 to 12 years.

In addition to the above exclusive promo, you can enjoy more from Dorsett Grand Subang by the following.

• Purchase a minimum of 5 vouchers and receive one RM30 nett F&B voucher to be utilised at any Dorsett Grand Subang restaurants and bar.

• Purchase a minimum of 10 vouchers and receive one 2D/1N stay at Deluxe Room

For reservations, please call +6 016 216 6019

For more information, please email may.mah@dorsetthotels.com or call +6 016 201 1683



This Ramadhan month Dorsett Grand Subang treats diners to ‘Selera Bonda’ at Melati – offering a buffet spread of Malaysian delicacies.

With daily changes to the buffet menu items, diners will not be left wanting be it for local delicacies or international cuisines, ‘Selera Bonda’ at Melati is just the place for you. With 10 live stall and many other buffet items to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice.

For those craving for the likes of our ‘Gear Box’ Soup you are certainly in luck as it is one of this year’s Ramadhan signature dishes. It rich flavoring and spicy goodness is a must try during the Ramadhan month. Made out of cow knuckle joint, this signature soup takes hours boil to create that soft meat texture and gelatinous marrow which many have enjoyed.



Diners can take in the delight of the variety of food selections such as Nasi Briyani Gam Ayam, Roasted Baby Lamb, Chicken/ Beef satay, Chicken Murtabak and many more.There will also be several live action stalls with Chefs standing by entertaining diner with live preparation of their chosen dish; each stall varies in theme/ specialty from noodle to seafood.

End on a sweet note with Terazza’s famous bread pudding, Penget Keledek, Kuih-Muih, Fruit Jellies and cakes amongst others.

As diners get settle in for the night, celebrity Chef Jaafar Onn will be sharing the night with Maya (and Haiza during the weekends) to entertain diners with classic Malay hits.

By the end of the night some lucky diners might walk away with prizes from the lucky draw. Perhaps a trip to Phuket?

Note: *promo runs from 6 to 14 July 2015

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The Allianz Pacer Run 2015 @ Putrajaya



We have just received an invite to attend the launch of The Allianz Pacer Run 2015, in which the primary objective is to inspire people to live a healthier lifestyle.

A target of 4,000 participants has been set for the inaugural Allianz Pacer Run 2015 that will be held at Putrajaya on 6th December 2015.

Do follow our Instagram http://instagram.com/runwitme for live update where we will witness the Launching Ceremony of the Allianz Pacer Run 2015 by Mr. Zakri Khir, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad next week.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

AK Balloon Run 2.0 @ Avenue K



Run for your healthy lives in the city!

After an adrenaline-packed kick off in 2014, the AK Balloon Run 2.0 is back! The fuchsia themed fun run will congregate running aficionados in the city with the standard 7 km Men’s and Women’s Open category on Sunday, the 16th of August.

Three new categories will make their debut this year, the International Men’s and Women’s 7 km Open making the run open to expats this time round and the Men's Veteran Category. The delightful Family category will also make a comeback so the whole family is highly encouraged to join in.

What makes the AK Balloon Run special is that runners are required to run with four balloons tied to their body, which is to be carried with them throughout the race. Each balloon remaining once the runner completes the race then acts as a time booster to the official finishing time achieved, deducting 5 seconds

The scenic route will take runners through the heart of the golden triangle passing by the iconic twin towers on Jalan Ampang, through the skyscrapers and landmarks on Jalan Pinang, Jalan Binjai and Jalan Mayang, then finally completing the race over at Avenue K’s main entrance on Jalan Ampang again.

Top three winners in the Men’s, Women’s and Family categories will be rewarded with cash prizes while the remaining top 10 qualifiers will receive prizes. The top 1500 finishers overall will receive medals while everyone who participates gets a goodie bag and a t-shirt.



For registration, please click http://www.akballoonrun.com/

Media Release: BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon Runs High



KUALA LUMPUR, 3 July –The BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon 2015 (BSNPNM) has received a remarkable response from the marathon enthusiasts with all 12,000 places taken up less than 10 days after it opened for registration on June 22.

Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) will be once again become the exclusive Title Sponsor of the BSNPNM for the 5th year running which is set to take place on October 24 – with the start and end points of the event to be at Istana Kehakiman, Presint 3, Putrajaya.

“We have achieved our target of 12,000 entries, approximately 2,000 more than last year, representing a healthy 17-percentage increase, and besides Malaysia, we have participants from Singapore, Thailand, Australia, China, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Russia, United States and many more,” said Race Director, Mr. V. Nithiaseelan.

“The increase is definitely an encouraging trend as all the full marathoners are timed athletes, making them serious runners, which goes to show how this event has encouraged amateur runners to train harder and attempt the distance of 42km,” he added.

BSNPNM 2015 will not only include a full marathon (42.2 km), but also a half marathon (22.1km), 10KM Corporate CSR Run, and a 5km fun run with a total of RM89,000 in cash prizes up for grabs. The marathon will take the runners through the boulevards and signature bridges of the country’s administrative capital.

The winner in the men’s category in the full marathon will take home RM10,000, runner-up will get RM6,000 and third place winner RM4,000. For the women’s full marathon category, the prizes are RM7,000, RM5,000 and RM3,000 respectively.

In 2014, a total of RM100,000.00 was collected through the corporate participation and donated to the Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia (PDM).

"We share the same aspirations with BSN to make it as an event that can be participated by everyone from all walks of life and we also support BSN initiative to enhance its social responsibility to help those in dire need.

Please visit www.bsnpnm.com for more details on BSNPNM.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

New Balance Half Marathon Goes Night Run This Year?



Runwitme Says: Night Run has been gaining popularity over these few years. We heard that NB Half Marathon will be held in the evening this year on 7 November. Well, no official announcement is made yet but by all means get ready your reflective gears and start training NOW!

Watch this space and follow our tweet HERE or LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.




Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Reebok Kuala Lumpur Spartan Sprint Registration Opens Tomorrow!



Early Bird Registration for the first ever Reebok Kuala Lumpur Spartan Sprint race will be opening tomorrow at noon!

What? Spartan Sprint (6+km, 22+ obstacles)
When? Saturday, 10 October 2015
how much? Early Bird Registration Fees: RM119/person (while stocks last)




Check our blog tomorrow morning for more details and be ready to sign up quickly!For more info head over to http://spartanrace.my/

Note: Only Pre-registered Spartans will have access to exclusive pricing and the best heat times. :)

Puma Night Run 2015 Malaysia



What? Puma Night Run Malaysia

When? 31 October 2015 (Saturday)

Where? Setia Alam

How to register? TBC


Runwitme Says: Wanna run like a puma into the night? Yes! Puma Night Run will be happening this October in Setia Alam. Registration will be open in July. Last year, all slots were sold out in three days after the opening of registration.

Do not miss it again this year, follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.

Check out the press release of PUMA NIGHT RUN 2014 HERE.

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