Friday, March 25, 2016

Media Release: MILO® Brings Breakfast to Seven Cities Across Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR, March 23, 2016: The launch of the 2016 MILO® Breakfast Movement spearheads the drive for Malaysians to energize and maximize their potential each and every day starting with a healthy family breakfast. Themed Own the Day, the movement also kicks-off the 4th MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day which spreads its reach across the nation to seven cities this year culminating in the grand finale in Putrajaya.

“In 2015, we reached out to an estimated 3.2 million school children to educate them on the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, starting with breakfast. This year, we are expanding to more regions which allows us to tap into more communities to spark thought-provoking conversations; ultimately triggering Malaysians, primarily parents to rethink their breakfast habits,” stated Philomena Tan, Business Executive Manager of MILO® Business Unit in Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad.


MILO® has led the Breakfast Movement for the past five years, advocating the importance of breakfast as an essential source of energy and driving Malaysians to cultivate the habit.

Tan continues, “In today’s world of busy parenting, time is a huge factor and simple needs like a morning meal with the family can be so easily overshadowed and become less of a priority. “Own the Day” sends a clear message. We want Malaysians to wake up, recognize their need to replenish their energy starting with a good breakfast, so they can go out and achieve their daily goals. It is the personal stories that drive them to turn words into action.”



During the launch, one of the researchers of the MyBreakfast Study and member of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Associate Professor Dr Hamid Jan B Jan Mohamed shed some light on the current breakfast habits among Malaysian school children. “We found that 1 in 4 Malaysian children skipped breakfast at least 3 days per week. That is worrying,” explained Dr Hamid.

He added that malted beverage consumers were more likely to meet the Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI) in terms of total energy intake, protein and other vitamins which suggested that it can be an effective and simple dietary strategy to improve overall breakfast quality.



MyBreakfast Study is Malaysia’s first comprehensive nationwide study on breakfast habits that involved a total of 8,705 school children.

“Most do not realise that we lose about 80% of our energy reserves after long hours of sleep* . Without replenishing the energy reserves lost overnight, many could experience reduced cognitive and physical performance. Hence the importance of a wholesome breakfast, complimented with a MILO®,” explained Cher Siew Wei, Corporate Wellness Manager, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad.

Amplifying the Movement, MILO® also launched a series of webisodes featuring families from all walks of life who overcame their personal battles to Own the Day. MILO® will also be engaging Malaysians via in-store and on-ground activation from now until May 2016.

The much anticipated Malaysia Breakfast Day event kicks-off in Melaka on Sunday, 27 March, with Kuantan, Pahang on 10 April, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 17 April, Johor Bahru on 23 April, Penang on 15 May, Kuching, Sarawak on 22 May, and at Dataran Putrajaya on 29 May.

Dates
States
Location
27 March
Melaka
Dataran Pahlawan
10 April
Kuantan
Taman Gelora
17 April
Kota Kinabalu
Taman Awam Teluk Likas
23 April
Johor
Padang Perbadanan Pasir Gudang
15 May
Penang
Universiti Sains Malaysia
22 May
Kuching
Padang Merdeka
29 May
Putrajaya
Precint 3

“Every year we see proof that our efforts have been recognized by the sheer volume of people who join us at our breakfast events. With the support of Malaysian parents setting an example as role models at the breakfast table, it is our greatest hope that the breakfast habit will be cultivated and instilled in every household, to eventually energize and empower Malaysians, resulting in a healthier and more dynamic nation,” added Tan.

For more information on the MILO® Breakfast Movement and upcoming activities, please visit: www.milo.com.my/breakfast and to watch the webisodes, visit MILO® Malaysia’s Facebook page.

Runwitme Says: Milo Breakfast Run will be featured on selected venue which are - Johor, Penang, Kuching and Putrajaya. Info about the run will be released in the official website above in due time.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Giveaway: THE BODYGUARD Special Screening Movie Tickets



THE BODYGUARD
18 years since his last directorial movie in Jet Li’s Once Upon A Time In China and America, Sammo Hung makes a comeback as Director and Cast in ‘The Bodyguard’.

A retired bodyguard (Sammo Hung), who has left behind his former life to settle in the corner of the world on the border where China, Russia and North Korea meet. The former bodyguard is befriended a young girl whose life is threatened when her father (Andy Lau), who is addicted to gambling, falls afoul of the local crime underworld. Things take a turn for the worse, and the girl and her father disappear forcing the bodyguard to call on his long lost skills to find and protect them.

Release date: 1 April 2016
Language: Cantonese
Genre: Action Drama
Director & Action Director: Sammo Hung
Casts: Sammo Hung, Andy Lau
Special Guests: Yuen Biu, Yuen Wah, Eddie Peng



The generous people at RAM Entertainment is giving 10 lucky readers of this blog two tickets each to watch "THE BODYGUARD" Special Preview Screening.

THE BODYGUARD Screening
Date: 30 March 2016 (Wednesday)
Venue: GSC Mid Valley
Time: 9.15 pm

Ticket Redemption starts from 8.00pm at RAM Counter at Cinema Foyer.

Here's how you can get your hands on the tickets.

Answer a simple question - name two actors from THE BODYGUARD.

Send your answer to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "THE BODYGUARD" not later than 28 March 2016 (Monday) 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted via email.

Do include your FULL NAME, IC Number and Phone number. Tickets will be given out based on a random draw.

Media Release: Thousands Gathered To Meet Pop Icon Hello Kitty At The Inaugural Hello Kitty Run Malaysia



Kuala Lumpur, 6 March 2016 – The world’s most beloved pop icon Hello Kitty made an appearance at the Perdana Botanical Gardens to meet her fans and flag off the inaugural Hello Kitty Run Malaysia 2016.

The iconic Sanrio character built up the excitement amongst the crowd before the flag off with her air kisses and performing the “Hello Kitty MY wave”. More than three thousand participants dress in Hello Kitty Run race T-shirt were busy snapping photos of Hello Kitty – an exciting opportunity for the up close and personal experience with their favourite pop icon!



Living up to its theme, “Fruity Rush”, the run had decorated checkpoints perfumed with mango, durian and strawberry fragrances. Participants passed through each checkpoint with goodies given out, and fruity fragrances emitted.

Adding on more hype to the run, participants were thrilled with the various activities such as carnival games to join and win prizes, fruit and beverage booths to complement the theme of the run, and the most popular and patronised Hello Kitty merchandise booth that sold limited edition Hello Kitty Run Malaysia products.



Daniel Ng, Director of PinkApple (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and the organiser of the Hello Kitty Run Malaysia 2016 said the run aimed to gather people of all ages to join in for a wholesome fun-filled time with their friends, families and loved ones.

“We are encouraged by the positive response from the participants at the run today. The concept of this fun run was inspired by Hello Kitty that was created more than 40 years ago. This legendary icon has flourished into a global phenomenon that is universally loved and this is the whole idea to bring everyone together – forging friendships and life-long connections across the world,” Ng said.



The Hello Kitty Run in South East Asia was first introduced into Singapore in 2014. In its second consecutive year, the latest edition of run was held at Marina Bay, Singapore and recorded a race participation of 11,000 runners.

For more information about the first ever Hello Kitty Run Malaysia 2016, please visit www.hellokittyrun.com.my or the Facebook Page “Hello Kitty Run Malaysia”.

Media Release: Casio Malaysia Launches the New EXILIM EX-FR100 Outdoor Camera



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10 March, 2016:
Casio Malaysia today officially launched the all-new EXILIM EX-FR100 outdoor camera at an exclusive media session. The camera is designed for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits and hands-free photo-taking and video recording and is a follow-up to the highly successful EXILIM EX-FR10, which has found favor with cyclists and consumers who seek a hassle-free travel camera while on-the-go.



The launch event that took place at Pullman Hotel was graced by Mr Takashi Niida from the Global Strategic Marketing Division of Casio Computer Co., Ltd who shared the inspiration and innovation behind the camera’s unique design. Celebrities Juliana Evans and Iedil Putra also shared their personal experiences with guests having captured their personal adventures all with the EX-FR100.

“We were very excited to introduce the EXILIM EX-FR100 to the market as it is a product we believe users will truly enjoy – especially those who have a yearning for adventure. The Casio EXILIM brand continues to challenge boundaries of camera technology to continue bringing fun and innovative products to our consumers, taking into consideration their needs and wants whilst enhancing the overall user experience,” commented Mr Hiroyuki Sezai, Managing Director of Casio Malaysia Sdn Bhd.



Like its predecessor, the new EXILIM EX-FR100 features a rugged design with shock1, water and dust resistance2 and can be easily operated single-handedly. The FR100 retains the detachable design which enables users to attach the camera module to virtually anywhere via an assortment of aftermarket accessories, and use the controller remotely to capture truly unique angles of photography. Equipped with a new 16mm ultra wide-angle lens3, the FR100 is equally adept at taking selfies, large group photos, as well as landscape photography while traveling or during outdoor activities.



Enjoy the moment without missing the shot with the intelligent Interval feature
One of the key highlights of the FR100 is the new Intelligent Interval feature, designed for enhanced hands-free shooting while on-the-go. Incorporating the EXILIM high-speed HS3 engine, sensing technology, and image analysis, Intelligent Interval automatically selects and saves photos taken during high-speed continuous shooting, while leaving those with too much blur and slant for the users to go through at their convenience later. This new feature allows users to keep just the best shots while enjoying the moment as it happens.



Create exciting video montages with the Highlight Movie function
Users can also look forward to sharing their holidays and travel experiences in the form of video montages via the Highlight Movie function. The Highlight Movie function is designed such that users do not require complicated software on their computers to create fun video montages of their activities or their holidays. It enables users to select both photos and videos from a specific day, and create a show-reel that can then be sent via Bluetooth®4 and the EXILIM Auto Transfer5 to the users’ smart device, which can then be uploaded onto social media.



Accessories designed to go wherever you go
Casio has also launched a new accessories designed for the FR100, which customers can purchase based on their usage preferences. The marine case (EAM-5) is waterproof for depths of up to 20-meters, and is even backward compatible with the EXILIM EX-FR10. The antenna cable set (EAM-6) is a specialized underwater viewing device, from which users can view marine life from the surface. An LED ring flash attachment (EAM-7)6 enables users to take images while in low-light conditions. Other accessories include the tripod mount (EAM-1), multi-angle clip (EAM-2) and a multi-angle belt clip (EAM-3).



Availability and prices
Available in yellow, white and black, the new EXILIM EX-FR100 is now available at a recommended selling price of RM 2,149.00. Bundled accessories include a Carabineer Clip Attachment, Tripod Nut, Advance Selfie Stick and Action Camera Adapter.

Monday, March 14, 2016

8 New Things You Need To Know About The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016



This year marks Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s (SCKLM) eighth installation and will take place on Sunday, 7 August at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. We are the few lucky ones who got invited sharing session over coffee with SCKLM race director, Rainer Biemans of Dirigo Events this morning.

This year, a series of exciting initiatives will be introduced to ensure better runner's experience. Let's check 'em out!



1. Staggered Registration System

To prevent servers from crashing and other hair-pulling frustrations over the internet, the online registration will be opened in a few stages, with priority given to the last year's marathon participants and charity runners. Registration is scheduled to open on 15 March 2016. Read the full press release HERE.



2. Full marathon cut off time extended to 7 hours

SCKLM is being very generous this year and gives you an extra full hour for you to finish the race. Unless you don't train for it, it is impossible for you to take more than 7 hours to complete the 42km. You can even have time to dance, bop-skip-doodle, shashay, cart-wheel or do the nae-nae to the finish line.


3. Go hard or go home check point system

Having a extra hour for you to complete the marathon doesn't mean that you can take your own sweet time on the course. You still need to reach the designated checkpoints within the stipulated time or risk being shuttled back to Dataran Merdeka. The late comers will have their bibs marked and the finisher entitlement like medal and t-shirt revoked. For safety reasons, the late comers will not be permitted to continue.

So, commit to a training schedule, pile on the mileage and run like a pro on race day. There is no short cut to success. You don't just roll out of bed one day and decide to run a marathon. Train for it. Don't say we didn't warn ya!



4. Finisher Medal for 5km

If you want a finisher medal but you do not want to train like a lunatic, this category is for you! Perfect for newbies to running. You start with 5km first, slowly progress to 10km, and then 21km before you decide to do a 42km. Learn to crawl before you can walk.



5. Bye bye to MSIG

MSIG, the sponsor of 10km bids goodbye to SCKLM this year. So, now the 10km sponsorship spot is open for grab! Any taker? Standard Chartered and Honda remain as title sponsors for 42km and 21km respectively. And yes adidas will still be the official apparel sponsor this year.



6. Friendship Run & Pasta Party

What is a marathon without a carboloading session? This year SCKLM is offering a friendship run + pasta party combo for a fee on the eve of the race. Opened only to Full Marathon participants, the event aims to foster camaraderie amongst runners from around the world.

The Friendship Run will start from Dataran Merdeka, probably 5-7km along the KL Car Free Morning route. Participants will be given a bib for the run in the morning and access to pasta party later that evening at Dataran Merdeka. FYI, there will be no medal or finisher tee for the Friendship Run. Heheh!



7. Train with Ola Bola Coach, Harry Mountain!
OK. OK. Harry Mountain is new. But the person behind him is not. Coach Mark Williams, the official coach for SCKLM for the past few years will return to coach you in preparation for the race after his stunning movie debut in the local blockbuster Ola Bola.



8. Kids Running Clinic

Start them young. Who knows we have a mini version of Paula Radcliffe or World's marathon record holder - Dennis Kimetto in our backyard? There will be a series of running clinic for kids held to prepare them lil feet for the Kids Dash.

So, there. 8 new initiatives for the 8th installation of SCKLM. Hope you find this blog post useful.

For more updates about SCKLM, please visit http://www.kl-marathon.com/

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Malaysian ‘Global Mentoring Walk’ (GMW) 2016




Event name: Malaysian ‘Global Mentoring Walk’ (GMW) 2016
Date : 27 March 2016 (Sunday)
Time : 7.30am – 12.00pm
Venue : Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr.Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

On 27th March 2016, hundreds of women are expected to join together at Taman Rimba Kiara, TTDI for the tenth annual Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk which is participated and organised for the 4th year in Malaysia by Women Entrepreneur Network Association (WENA).

This walk is a part of a global movement to inspire a rising generation through mentorship. Held in celebration of International Women’s Day in communities around the world, the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk convenes established women leaders and emerging women leaders to walk together in their community.

As they walk, they discuss their professional challenges and successes to establish a mentoring relationship. The event in Kuala lumpur is one of 86 mentoring walks taking place around the world, which are part of a global movement to highlight the importance of women’s leadership and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring.

For registration, please click http://goo.gl/forms/OLzZ3tpvX8.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Media Release: “Save Our Rainforest Race 2016” - Tree is Our Future

Kuala Lumpur, 17 February 2016 - With the success and effectiveness of the program “Save Our Rainforest Race” (SORR) that has taken place annually since 2013, Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA, Malaysia), an NGO fighting for issues related to natural heritage including preservation and conservation efforts of tropical rainforest in Malaysia, is conducting another SORR program this year. This time, SORR 2016 will be held on March 26, 2016 at the Center for Eco-Tourism Education Edutourism, Sungai Menyala Forest Reserve, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.



As a symbolic race to save the decreasing forests in Malaysia, participants will race 16km to plant forest trees in the designated area. Along the race route, participants will go through a number of challenges including nature inspired games and trivia related to SORR 2016 theme.
Consistent with the previous SORR programs, SORR 2016 is aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of the tropical rainforest in the country and educate participants and the public to join in the care for the environment in a sustainable manner for present and future generations. In addition, the program also aims to raise funds for awareness campaigns and educational programs in the future.



This year’s program is joined by ‘Friends of SORR 2016’ that comprised of Amy Search, Keith Foo, Johan Raja Lawak, Imelda Harris, Thanuja, Razif Yahya, Najwa Latif, Syafik Malik, Harick Azha, Ozlynn and Kim Raymond plans to plant 1,000 forest trees consisting of various species with the participation of 2,000 participants from all walks of life. Each participant is accompanied by a partner, consisting of 2 people of each group and willl have the opportunity to approach and understand the natural heritage and ways of planting the right tree. PEKA Malaysia also welcomes corporate parties and individuals to co-sponsor to ensure the success of this beneficial event.



The press conference witnessed the launch of the program, announcements of sponsors and friends of SORR. The program was also graced by special guests and supporters; Salamiah Hassan, Zaiton Sameon, Norish Karman and Ewal.



To anyone who is interested in joining SORR2016, they can sign up via PEKA website. Registration is open to public with a fee of RM 80 per person (RM 160 per team). Similar to previous SORR programs, participation fee includes race kit, tree sapling, breakfast, lunch, t-shirt and official SORR2016 memorabilia. Interested participants are encouraged to register immediately.



Any questions regarding information and registration of SORR2016, the public can visit www.pekamalaysia.org or or contact Susee (6016 2010204), Arizal Rahman (6011 12249782) or Izwan ( 6017 9321899).

Media Release: Electric Run™ Returns To Illuminate Malaysia!



KUALA LUMPUR: One of the world’s most popular nocturnal fun run is set to light up Malaysia again this year in what will be its biggest, most creative, neon coloured night run the country yet on May 7 at the Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur. Organized by The Livescape Group and supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), the one-night-only 5km night time fun run this year is set to attract over 15,000 runners of all ages.



“Electric Run is an internationally well-known brand and we are thrilled to be able to organise this for the second time in Kuala Lumpur. Electric Run’s debut last year saw 12,000 enthusiastic runners at the event, bagging the title of “Largest Participation In A Neon Run” in The Malaysia Book of Records and we hope to break that record this year with 15,000 runners. All around the world, Electric Run is known to bring the running experience to a whole new level and we want to make this night fun run a memorable one for our fans, both young and old, as we promote fitness and health in the liveliest way possible”, Muhammad Iqbal, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Livescape Group said.



Electric Run™ will return with the seven dazzling course lands from its debut in Kuala Lumpur and will feature two new, never before seen course lands which will highlight Malaysia in all its neon glory. As runners run, walk, or dance through the route to the finish line, their senses will be stimulated as they encounter various unique activations, different course lands decorated with more gusto than the last, and smells to keep them going throughout the run making their way to the finish line where an international headliner will to take to the stage.



Electric Run™ Malaysia 2015 saw 12,000 participants as they came decked in their most eclectic and vibrant outfits to pay homage to the theme. Runners made their way through the Candy Lane, Rainforest, Water Station, Neffmau5 Land, Under The Sea, Rainbow Road and The Powerhouse before making their way to the finish line celebration where they partied with some of the biggest names in Malaysia including acts like Enterprise, Paperplane Pursuit, Kyoto Protocol, Jin Hackman and Dae Kim, and Nesh and TRuF. With the run culminating in an exhilarating finish, a spectacular fireworks show ended the night on a high note. For this year’s edition, organisers are promising an international artist to headline the post-run celebration stage.

“With Livescape, one thing’s for sure. We love our music. And staying true to the Electric Run way of celebrating at the finish line, fans can expect a popular commercial artiste at the celebration stage. More details on who this artiste is will be unveiled really soon”, Muhammad Iqbal added.

Electric Run™ Malaysia 2016 sponsors include Selangor Turf Club (Official Venue), Hitz.FM (Official Radio Station), Malay Mail (Official Newspaper), Hype.My (Official Online Media Partner), HotelQuickly (Official Hotel Booking App), GoGet (Official Convenience Provider), Grab (Official Transport Provider).

Electric Run™ Malaysia 2016 will take place at Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur on 7 May 2016. Each registration is priced at RM88 and can be purchased via www.electricrun.my. Every participant will receive a race tee, a finisher’s medal, drawstring bag, a temporary Electric Run™ sticker tattoo, two glow sticks and an LED bracelet as part of their race kit. For more information or to obtain updates on Electric Run™ Malaysia 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, logon to https://www.facebook.com/electricrunmalaysia or follow us on Twitter at @electricrunmy and Instragram at @electricrunmy. Electric Run™ Malaysia 2016 is organised by The Livescape Group and supported by the Malaysia Major Events (MME).

Livescape today also premiered the official aftermovie of Electric Run™ 2015 which can be viewed here


Electric Run 2015 Aftermovie
Here’s how you electrified Malaysia last year! #ElectricRunMY Official Aftermovie 2015Registration is now open! Don’t miss out and visit www.electricrun.my #MyShellFuelSave
Posted by Electric Run Malaysia on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Media Release: Standard Chartered KL Marathon Elevates Competition & Improves Running Experience




KUALA LUMPUR, 9th March 2016:
Race owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016 (SCKLM), Dirigo Events announced today that runner’s registration will begin from Tuesday, 15th March 2016. This year marks SCKLM’s eighth installation and will take place on Sunday, 7th August at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

A new staggered registration system will be introduced to ensure a better registration experience for runners as it simplifies the online registration process and lessens the chances of web-traffic congestion.

In addition, participants of SCKLM 2015 will be given priority to register for the 2016 event due to last year’s race cancellation caused by the haze. Further details of the staggered registrations can be found on www.kl-marathon.com or the Standard Chartered KL Marathon Facebook page.

Apart from the staggered registration system, the official cut-off time of the full marathon has been extended to 7 hours to reduce route congestion. A checkpoint system, commonly practised in international marathons, will also be implemented this year. Runners will need to reach each checkpoint within a designated time or will be shuttled back to Dataran Merdeka.

Other initiatives to look forward to this year include the Friendship Run and Pasta Party, which will be held on the eve of the race. Opened only to Full Marathon participants, the event aims to foster camaraderie amongst runners from around the world.

“The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become Malaysia’s premier running event that draws thousands of local and international runners to navigate a route covering beautiful and historical landmarks around the city of Kuala Lumpur” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events. “We hope that these additions will not only improve participant and fan experience but elevates the Marathon’s level of competition”.

Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia adds, “We are proud to return as title sponsors of such an iconic sporting event. The marathon, along with its additions, showcases a perfect example of Standard Chartered’s dedication to sporting brilliance. This devotion is displayed in the Bank’s dedication to building trust through continuity, credibility, competence and skill in the field of sports”.

This year’s participating beneficiaries for Run For A Reason are Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF), Hospis Malaysia, Yayasan Sejahtera and IJN Foundation.

The 2016 Standard Chartered KL Marathon is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank, and along with event owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. and co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.

For more information and updates on SCKLM, please visit:

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon
Twitter : www.twitter.com/SCKLmarathon
Instagram : https://instagram.com/SCKLmarathon
Website : www.kl-marathon.com

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Media Release: The Great Ocean Road Marathon Returns for the 12th Year



AUSTRALIA’S MOST STUNNING MARATHON

Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular marathons, The Great Ocean Road Marathon. With panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, the famous seaside location will attract participants internationally and from across Australia to participate in one of the six events on the 17th and 18th of May.



The marathon travels from Lorne to Apollo Bay along one of Australia’s most breathtaking coastlines, making the event popular with entrants from overseas.

Celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2016, the iconic event provides participants of all fitness levels and ages with a unique opportunity to challenge themselves physically across of range of distances, ranging from 1.5km through to 60km.



For the first year ever, The Great Ocean Road marathon bumps up the running experience by offering the Ultra Marathon, a whopping 60km run. The course has a significant elevation and allows the runner to fully soak in the mountain terrain and the great views of the Great Ocean Road’s various lookout points.



Other courses offered are the 44km Great Ocean Road Marathon, the 23km Half Marathon, the 14km Geelong Advertiser Paradise Run, the 6km Mizuno Run and just for kids, the 1.5km Great Ocean Road Real Estate Kid's Gallop.

Lorne is located just over two hours away from Melbourne city and is easily accessible via a quick drive or public transport. The lush Otway National Park, where Melba Gully is home to the spectacular sight of thousands of glow worms at night, makes Lorne a popular stop for people making the Great Ocean Road drive. Another stop along the race course is Kennett River, famed for the chances to spot Australia’s most loved animal, the furry Koala grazing in the gum trees. Meanwhile, Apollo Bay is a great base to explore the famous 12 Apostles.

To sign up or find out more, log onto http://www.greatoceanroadmarathon.com.au.

Media Release: Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku inspires Malaysians to be Confident, Exuberant and Stunning, from the Inside Out!



KUALA LUMPUR, 1 March 2016 – Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku, an all-new reality series built on the concept of Self Transformation, or Transformasi Diriku, aims to spark a change in the way Malaysians care for themselves through having great digestive health. The search for the first “BINTANG BLISS” was officially launched today at AEON Big, Mid Valley Megamall.

Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku is inspired by popular Malaysian YouTube star Daiyan Trisha who revealed her true self by removing her makeup in a candid video log confession. Her message emphasised that beauty begins from the inside.

Her video log went viral and triggered a chain reaction that led to local actress, model and TV Host Siti Saleha teaming up with NESTLÉ® BLISS® to conceptualize a programme that aims to inspire transformation beginning with inner health.



Siti Saleha said “Daiyan’s video was raw and honest. It makes us wonder how much we understand our body, and what we can do to change the way we look and feel. Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku has created an opportunity for us to be the best version of ourselves, starting from the inside out.”

Wilfrid Foo, Business Executive Manager of Chilled Dairy Nestle Malaysia said, “We are constanty searching for effortless ways to look and feel great. Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku is a positive platform for us to demonstrate the benefits of maintaining a healthy digestive system. Taking NESTLÉ® BLISS® daily and making it your body’s best friend as it is a delicious and convenient addition to your daily routine for improving digestive health. When you are healthy on the inside, you will shine on the outside.”

Auditions will be held to identify eight finalists who will participate in Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku. Comprising of eight webisodes, the contestants will gain knowledge and useful tips on grooming, fitness, and nutrition from their mentors. They will also take on surprise challenges and go through a series of eliminations where in the end, the winner will be crowned the first BINTANG BLISS. The programme showcases 3 mentors who are all gurus in their areas of expertise.

Host Siti Saleha is the Big Sister and Confidence Mentor of the show who will also be the guide for outer beauty and confidence through good digestive health. No stranger to the Malaysian fitness industry is Fitness Mentor Wong Yu Jin, who will take the contestants through a variety of fitness activities that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine for a balanced lifestyle. And lastly, YouTube wellness sensation Joanna Soh will be the Nutrition Mentor who will coach the contestants and review their daily eating habits. She will also share quick and easy tips that will help the contestants feel and look healthier.



The contestants will stand a chance to win over RM 77,000 worth of prizes, including the grand prize of a trip for 2 to Paris, and the title of BINTANG BLISS.

Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku, produced by Astro Radio in collaboration with NESTLÉ® BLISS®, will be broadcasted on the Astro Gempak digital portal in May 2016.

Entries can be submitted via post, online or at the Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku roadshows that will be held nationwide. The deadline for submission is 24 March 2016.

Nestlѐ BLISS Yogurt Drink, an all-time Malaysian household favourite, supports a healthy digestive system and a healthy lifestyle, allowing you to shine from the inside out.

For more information on Projek Bliss Transformasi Diriku, please visit http://projekbliss.com.my/

Media Release: PUMA Reunites with Monkey Time Japan for Blaze of Glory "Secular Change"



Off the back of the success of their first collaboration with the Disc Blaze “Orca”, Global Sports Brand PUMA and Japanese streetwear connoisseur ‘monkey time’ hit it off again with a plush adaptation of the perennial running classic, the Blaze of Glory.

Dubbed “Secular Change” that stands for the changing seasons, the Blaze of Glory’s toe and opening in-step are crafted in tanned leather that naturally changes its patina over time. Perforated leather in tonal colour make up the rest of the upper, finished with black and white colour- blocking on the heel, all sitting atop a well-cushioned Trinomic midsole.

The PUMA x Monkey Time Blaze of Glory is now available at Sole What for RM610.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Media Release: Thomas Bruins & Emma Pooley Win Powerman Asia Duathlon Championship 2016



Putrajaya, 6 March 2016 –After an intense race, Thomas Bruins completed the race in 2:35:53 to be crowned the winner of the Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships – Malaysia 2016. This was followed by Filipino John Leerams Chicano, 2:39:19 and Frenchman Gael Le Bellec, 2:40:42 as the first and second runner up respectively. United Kingdom’s Emma Pooley came in first in the female elite category with a total completion time of 2:57:27, followed by Airi Sawada, Japan, and Mirasol Abad, The Philippines, who have completed the race in 3:13:40 and 3:15:40 respectively.

E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd broke the Malaysia Book of records for the ‘Largest Participation of Duathlon Championships’ in Malaysia. The organiser has also achieved record number of participation amongst Powerman championships worldwide.

“We are extremely pleased to have met our target of 2,645 participants and delivered an incredible race”, said Andrew Ching, CEO of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd. “While initial participant feedback has been positive, we will continue to fine tune operations and planning to make 2017 even more successful.”

Powerman Asia Duathlon Championship complete either a 10km Run, 60km Cycle, 10km Run or 5km Run, 30km Cycle, 5km Run in one of four categories: Powerman Classic, Powerman Short, Powerman Classic Relay and Powerman Short Relay. “Physical and mental endurance is the key to completing the race,” he added.



Bruins, winner of the Powerman Asia Duathlon Championship Series 2016 Powerman Classic category, commented about the challenging weather in Putrajaya. “Powerman is a true personal challenge and a test of mental strength. The heat makes this course one of the most challenging worldwide and I am pleased to finish the race in such good time. I look forward to training hard and posting an even better time next year.” He is currently ranked 14 in the Powerman World Rankings.



John Raadschelders, President of the International Powerman Association, also advises new and upcoming duathletes to pursue their passion through consistent training. “Pushing your limits is never easy, but the feeling of achievement is incredible,” said John.
He added that Powerman will continue to provide a vital platform to nurture more duathletes worldwide. “This extended partnership with Malaysia is the result of global transformation and perception that anyone can be a duathlon champion via consistent training and perseverance.”

Datuk Zulkefli Hj Sharif, the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is confident that Malaysia will continue its transformation journey to become an international sports hub of excellence at an accelerated pace.



“Participants from 39 nationalities gathered today to form the largest Powerman gathering in the world. With a growing number of internationally renowned sporting events hosted here, Malaysia is looking towards sports as one of its major attraction tool for both international and domestic tourism,” he said.

He added that Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of MyCEB, under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, will continue to work hard through strategic partnerships to ensure Malaysia remains on the global map as the event venue of choice for sports, arts, lifestyle and entertainment events in Asia.



The Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships is organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, supported by Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Major Events, Malaysia Truly Asia, Compressport, Dorsett Hospitality International Putrajaya, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Spacebib, Train Live Compete, RunSociety, ImCyclist.com, VOLT Bicycle, Suunto, Rudy Project, Shinjiru, iM4U, Phiten, Pro-Tec Athletics, Running Malaysia Magazine and Cycling Malaysia Magazine.

For more information and announcements, follow us on our Facebook at Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships – Malaysia and website at www.powermanmalaysia.com.

Media Release: World’s First Martial Arts Inflatable Obstacle Race "Dragon Run" Ascends to Genting



KUALA LUMPUR, 3 MARCH 2016 — On​ your mark, get set and onwards to the world’s first martial arts inflatable obstacle race Dragon Run​that will make its debut on​14 May and 15 May 2016 at the Horse Ranch in Resorts World Genting.​Designed for those with the love of martial arts and the thrill of a run, Dragon Run is an adrenaline-pumping 6K run around a course that incorporates eye-catching, often towering and certainly challenging Martial Arts-inspired obstacles. An all-ages event set in an Asian contemporary atmosphere, Dragon Run will feature activities for the whole family.



“Dragon Run’s proprietary inflatable obstacles are designed with the three pillars of martial arts – the Spirit, the Training and the Combat. Each can be as fun as challenging as you like. The harder you push, the more rewarding the experience!” said Giedrius Sruogis, Events Director at the Hong Kong-based event organiser Next Promotions.



Heed to the calls of the Dragon and fulfill the need for speed. Start at the towering Dragon Gate before taking on the monstrous Giant Dragon, the complex Kung Fu-inspired all-in-one obstacle that will test your balance, endurance and agility. Then complete a course of 10 gigantic martial arts obstacles in the styles of Dragon Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Sumo and Jeet Kune Do that promises an adrenaline and endorphins-pumping experience.



Upon completion, enjoy the rest of the day with your fellow Dragon Run tribesmen at the Dragon Village, where a plethora of food and beverage offerings, carnival games and combat demonstrations await. Otherwise, sit back, enjoy the live feed of the run and cheer for your fellow runners.

Aspiring Dragon Warriors, aged 12 or younger, can embark on a journey through an equally entertaining and delicious candy-inspired bouncy castle, brought by​SweetwalkTM​​. Also expect a myriad of children’s activities including face painting, balloon twisting and other carnival games that will ensure a satisfying day-out in the cool plains of Genting Highlands.



Whilst Dragon Village is open for all ages, the obstacle run requires participants aged 12 or above. Minors 12 to 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult during the run.

Registration and ticketing will be rolled out on 14 March 2016 on ticketing platform liv3ly.com.​ Tickets will be sold with a choice of start time between 0700​ – 1800​on 14th​ & 15th March 2016​on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are urged to register early to secure preferred start time.



All participants will receive bibs and a runner’s packet with Dragon Run sports T-Shirt, towel, small rattle drum, tattoo stickers and additional goodies.

Ready to take on Dragon Run like a boss? Secure your VIP pass at RM219 and join the run with priority on start time, access to VIP bag check counter and special VIP area of food and beverage offerings and private restrooms at Dragon Village, take home VIP running tee and extra goodies and receive game tokens for Dragon Village.

TICKETS* WILL BE ON SALE ON MARCH 14

Early Bird: RM99
Adult: RM129
Youths ages 12 to 17: RM95
Family or Team: RM109/participant (Min. 3 people up to 10)
VIP Pass**: RM219
Free Admission to Dragon Village

Tickets available for purchase via the links below:

14 May​— https://liv3ly​.com/registration/event/dg1
15 May​— https://liv3ly​.com/registration/event/dg2

For detailed information and updates, visit:
Facebook: facebook​.com/DRunOfficial/
Instagram: instagram​.com/DRunOfficial/

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