Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Director of Pahang State Museum Corporation Apologises Over The Shortcomings of Larian Muzium Pahang - Kuantan Night Run 2017





Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera

Saya mengambil ruang dan kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih di atas sokongan dan kerjasama semua pihak dalam menjayakan acara Larian Muzium Pahang - Kuantan Night Run yang telah berlangsung pada 16 September 2017 yang lalu.

2. Selaku penganjur bersama dengan Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), kami akui banyak sekali kelemahan dalam pelbagai aspek yang terdapat semasa penganjuran acara tersebut. Namun, kami amat bersyukur tiada perkara buruk yang melibatkan keselamatan nyawa berlaku.

3. Kami akan mengambil kira semua pandangan, komen dan idea yang telah kami terima bagi tujuan penambahbaikan pada penganjuran yang akan datang. Kami akan menjadikan pengalaman pertama ini sebagai satu pengajaran yang amat penting dalam penganjuran program-program yang seterusnya.

4. Saya dengan rasa rendah diri ingin mengambil kesempatan di sini untuk memohon maaf di atas segala kesulitan yang timbul yang sedikit sebanyak telah mewujudkan ketegangan dan rasa tidak puas hati di kalangan ramai pihak. Jika ada sebarang perkara yang masih belum selesai Tuan/Puan boleh berhubung secara terus dengan saya melalui alamat email berikut farid.muzium0701@gmail.com. Insya Allah saya akan segera membantu.

5. Saya sekali lagi ingin mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih di atas segala kerjasama, keperihatinan dan timbang rasa semua pihak dalam perkara ini. Keperihatinan Tuan/Puan amat kami hargai dan ini adalah tanda sokongan Tuan/Puan kepada program yang kami anjurkan. Syukur Alhamdulillah. Semoga Tuan/Puan akan terus menyokong program-program yang bakal kami anjurkan, InsyaAllah dengan pengurusan yang lebih berkualiti untuk manfaat bersama.

6. Justeru, dengan ini saya memaklumkan bahawa laman Facebook ini akan ditutup mulai 21 September 2017. Sebarang pertanyaan boleh berhubung secara terus melalui alamat email di atas.

Semoga hubungan baik sesama kita akan terus kukuh utuh.

Saya dengan hormatnya,
Ahmad Farid bin Abdul Jalal
Pengarah Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Pahang

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ILLUMI RUN Makes Its Neon Splash On Malaysian Shores



After glowing success in Singapore, Australia and China, ILLUMI RUN will make its debut in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, 13 January 2018 at Selangor Turf Club. Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd announced the launch of ILLUMI RUN today at Sunway Velocity Mall, together with presenting sponsor, MPI Generali Insurans Berhad.

The first of its kind in Asia, ILLUMI RUN is set to give runners an exhilarating neon experience with its iconic ILLUMI Glow Water. This non-competitive run will see participants run, walk and dance through the different themed ultraviolet music zones whilst being splashed with ILLUMI Glow Water. The fun continues after the run with a music festival at Selangor Turf Club. There, they will be treated to a line-up of LIVE acts against the backdrop of psychedelic neon displays.



Oliver Tan, CEO of MPI Generali Insurans Berhad said, “as the pioneer general insurer to organize community based runs in Malaysia, MPI Generali Run has been kick-starting the local running calendar since 2012 to encourage healthy lifestyle. After six years, we felt it is the right time to seek a more engaging activity with our base of runners, new runners, business partners, employees and customers. We are proud to have the opportunity to present this first in Malaysia ultimate festival on the run experience that combines wholesome fun, community spirit and promote running at the same time”.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to bring ILLUMI RUN to Malaysia for the very first time. The reception from our partners here in Malaysia has given us the confidence that this event will be an even more epic experience. We are committed to creating a glowing experience for all our runners and we promise an evening of “good clean fun”. Get ready to run and glow,” said Jeffrey Foo, Director of Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd.



Targeting over 8,000 participants, each of them will be equipped with a SWAG bag full of cool merchandise that will get them revel in neon vibes. The event will be complemented with a nightlife atmosphere, creating a clubbing experience enroute, bringing the ultimate neon night run to life.

ILLUMI RUN also believes in giving back to the community and will be pledging monetary support to S.O.S Kids, a community support group who aims to improve the care of the critically sick and underprivileged children based in Sarawak. The funds will be raised through registration fees as well as add-on donations from participants. Through ILLUMI RUN, the event hopes to raise awareness for S.O.S kids and contribute more funds towards their efforts to provide better medical care for these children.



For more information, please go to www.illumirun.com/my

Adidas Runners Are Coming to Kuala Lumpur!



Dear runners, We have a good news to share with you guys. Adidas Runners will be making its way to Kuala Lumpur. It's a global movement for runners with aims to expand its community of runners from one city to another, creating a holistic approach for runners in achieving a healthy lifestyle while having fun, and to celebrate the journey together. The launch will be at the end of this month in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.



WHO ARE ADIDAS RUNNERS?

You. If you’re ready to become a part of something bigger. And be involved in a movement where you train hard but party harder. Where you push your limits with friends, and celebrate your victory afterwards. Whether you’re finding your feet within the world of running, or have a few marathons under your belt. Our international running communities offer expert support, an extended family, and your chance to step up and be the best version of yourself. And we promise you'll have the greatest time getting there. If you want to chase down a PB, or run further than you thought possible, we’ll help you get there. And you’ll never get left behind. Our professionals are on deck to support you with every step.

What you’re in for –
• From intense interval training sessions, to specific workouts for your core. Get the best advice around from our strength experts and running coaches.
• Our nutritionists supply the knowledge you need in an instant. From pre run fuel to post run know-how, we understand that only a healthy body can set new records.
• Personalised training plans and exclusive experiences to help you smash your goals.



COMING SOON! WATCH THIS SPACE!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Young Scientist Day Charity Run: Run for a Good Cause!



The Young Scientist Day (YSD) Charity Run will be held in UPM on Saturday, 18th November 2017. This exciting race day events at UPM includes 10km, 5km and 3km runs. This charity run reaches out to a wide audience and inspires people of all ages, to help raise money for a great cause.

This event is held just before the school holidays and suitable for individuals aged 6 years and above, group of friends and family. It is a fun program that promotes family activity besides facilitating positive changes in improving healthy lifestyle.

Our aim is simple which is to raise as much as possible for Young Scientist Day, who will use those funds to make meaningful contribution in providing a platform for our future generation to pursue their natural curiosity and inventiveness in the field of science.

The YSD is an educational event for school students aged 7 to 17 years old held annually by Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. The main objective of YSD is to understand the practical application and utility of science by applying hands-on activities to proof the principles of science. The first YSD was held on 27th May 2014.

Following the success of this program, we expanded our YSD program to focus on 6 rural schools and inspired more than 1,500 school students. The major limitation of organising YSD is the financial constraint as the activities in this program are hands-on which require large amount of consumables.

Your participation in the YSD Charity Run enables will be contributed in organising our upcoming YSD2018 program that will benefit our future generation.

To join the run visit us at www.ysdcr2017.upm.edu.my. Come and run for good cause!










More than 9,000 runners make IJM-Allianz Duo Highway Challenge a runaway success



Petaling Jaya, 10 September 2017 - The IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge ended on a high note at the New Pantai Expressway (NPE), with the last leg of the challenge attracting more than 9,000 runners from all walks of life.



The run kicked off at 5.30 a.m. for the 21 km followed by the 10 km challenge at 6.30 a.m. attracting over 9,000 enthusiastic runners for the final leg of IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge. Participants got to run on a totally closed highway which started along the roads at Sunway Pyramid and were treated to a breathtaking view of sunrise against the backdrop of the city skyline along the race route.



Runners who also participated in the first leg of the run at Besraya Highway were eager to give their best for the second leg as the final winners of the Duo Highway Challenge were selected according to their fastest combined timing from the 21km and 13km at the NPE and Besraya Highway Challenge respectively.



The duo highway challenge was held in collaboration with IJM Corporation Berhad (“IJM”) and Allianz Malaysia Berhad (“Allianz”) as title sponsors and Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd and New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of IJM Corporation Berhad) as the venue sponsor. The event was organized by EC Pixels Sdn Bhd.

Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad said: “It is great to see the participants running on a closed highway as this is a rare occasion. We agreed to conduct the run on the highway to create awareness on the accessibility and convenience of the two highways that we own in an exciting way. In addition to this, our Corporate Social Responsibility focus is to bring the community together through sport events and promote fitness and healthy living. Today’s turnout surpassed our expectations, showing us that awareness is created. At IJM, we believe that good fitness will always bring out more consistency and better results.”



Sean Wang, Chief Operations Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad said: “Being able to witness thousands of Malaysians challenging themselves to run for both events has assured us that we are achieving our goals in advocating healthy living among Malaysians. Allianz will constantly support such events as there is a growing interest in the running community where people are taking action to make healthy changes to their lifestyle. We are proud to be able to partner with IJM for Malaysia’s first Duo Highway Challenge as it is a great start to many more future endeavours that will benefit the community in a healthy way.”

The supporters and finishers also participated in exciting activities in the Race Village at Bandar Sunway, including the electric buzzer game, various one-minute challenges and digital photo booth organized by IJM as well as the opportunity to grab Allianz’s exclusive promotion rates for home insurance premium plans during the event.



The highlight of the prize-giving ceremony was the winners for the overall Duo Highway Challenge winning trips to go overseas. The champion of the men’s category for the Duo Highway Challenge is Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam Vasanthan won a round trip to Japan along with a cash prize of RM2,000 and a trophy with a total time of 2 hours and 30 seconds, followed by Anas Rosli who came in second place with a total time of 2 hours, 1 minute and 36 seconds and won a round trip to Thailand with a cash prize of RM1,000 and a trophy. Lastly, Azwan Bin Bujing who was in third place with a total time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 40 seconds won a round trip to Thailand with a cash prize of RM500 and a trophy.



Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam the champion for men’s category on the Duo Highway Challenge said, “I feel very happy to be named as the overall champion for IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge. I want to thank my family and friends for their support. I spent at least two hours of training every day and I’m very happy with the results. My next aim is to compete in a race at Terengganu.”



In addition to that, for the women’s category the overall champion for Duo Highway Challenge goes to Sheela Samivellu with a total time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 38 seconds. She also won a round trip to Japan with a cash prize of RM 2,000 and a trophy. The first runner up goes to Loh Chooi Fern with the time of 2 hours, 32 minutes and 21 seconds, who took home a cash prize of RM1,000, a trophy and a round trip to Thailand. Susan Khoo with a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes and 56 seconds got third place and also won a round trip to Thailand, cash prize of RM500 and a trophy.

“Today’s run was a bit challenging because we started at 5.30am. However, the weather was chilly and it actually motivated me to finish my run and do my best. A tip to beginners out there is that you can improve your kilometres gradually. Try to not overdo it or else you will injure yourself. My plan after this is to do more 21km runs in order to sustain my performance and since 21km is not easy, it will be a challenge for me to do my best.” said Sheela Samivellu the overall champion for the Duo Highway Challenge women’s category.

Coming in at first place for the Men’s Open 21km category was Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam Vsanthan, who crossed the finishing line at 1 hour, 15 minutes and 35 seconds, followed by Vasanthan Balakrishnan coming in close at second place with a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and 52 seconds and Anas Rosli coming in third with a time of 1 hour, 16 minutes and 6 seconds.

The winners for the 21km Women’s Open were, Sheela Samivellu with a time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 33 seconds, followed by Loh Chooi Fern who took second place with a time of 1 hour, 34 minutes and 31 seconds and Tahira Najmunissa Muhammad Zaid finished third just minutes away at 1 hour, 37 minutes and 6 seconds.

Monday, September 04, 2017

THE MUSIC RUN™ BY AIA VITALITY Is Bringing The Beat Back to Kuala Lumpur on November 4th at KL Sports City



The Music Run' by AIA Vitality returns to Kuala Lumpur for its fourth edition, this time with major upgrades for Music Runners.

The annual run is kicking things up a notch with the addition of a new timed 10K track for runners who want to take their fitness game to new highs. Music Runners can choose between a 5K or 10K distance - and participate in the specially designed run course, dubbed The Sound Track.



The Music Run' by AIA Vitality will also replace its iconic five music zones with brand new `Inspo Zones'. Participants can continue to experience music every step of the way with a specially curated playlist designed to inspire and motivate them as they embark on their fitness journey.

To top it off, this year's run will take place at a brand new venue - KL Sports City which is set to be the focal point for this year's SEA Games and which will now also play host to The Music Run' by AIA Vitality.



Live the beat at the ultimate after-run music festival, which will include special performances by local and international acts plus dance squads, special effects and chill-out zones and much, much more!

Be sure to get your tickets now.

What? The Music Run
When? 4 November 2017, Saturday, 4pm onwards
Where? KL Sports City
How far? 10K, 5K
How to register? CLick HERE.


Saturday, September 02, 2017

New Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Route To Showcase Iconic Singapore Landmarks Past and Present



Singapore, 31 August 2017 – Organisers of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2017 (SCSM 2017) announced new “heritage” routes and entertainment points for race day on 3rd December.

The new routes will allow runners to enjoy a historic cultural journey through Singapore as they race past Little India en route to iconic heritage sites in Chinatown, the Malay Heritage area, and city centre before being flanked by towering glass structures in the Central Business District. In addition to the new sights and sounds, runners can also look forward to an improved, safer race experience with full road closures across over 90% of the route – the most ever of any race in Singapore.

Routes
Beginning from Orchard Road, runners in the Full and Half Marathon category will race through Singapore’s shopping district before turning left towards Bugis, Rochor and the Arab Street enclave– new features on this year’s routes.

In the heritage stretch, runners will race pass the National Museum of Singapore, the iconic Masjid Sultan Mosque, OId Hill Street Police Station, and traditional shophouses on their way to bustling Chinatown and the newly developed Downtown Core - the economic heart of Singapore.

After sharing 12km, the runners split at Marina Green, with half marathoners making the u-turn towards Marina Bay Sands, while full marathon participants advance into the spectacular lushurban Gardens by the Bay.

An addition to the route this year, the 5km loop which passes through Gardens by the Bay, reduces the time spent along East Coast Parkway, making for wider pathways and more room for overtaking.

For the first time, over 90% of the route will see full road closure this year to align with World Marathon Majors standards and offer a better car-free experience to runners.



The 10km category will flag off outside One Fullerton, with a picturesque backdrop of the Central Business District. The route will take runners southward, passing through the Downtown Core before looping back onto the reclaimed Marina Bay.

At the 35km mark, half and full marathon runners will merge to run the penultimate 5km of the race together before splitting into respective lanes 2km from the end. The split will allow faster runners in the marathon category a smooth finish on their final approach towards the all new finish line on the Padang.

The new centralized finish line is designed to cultivate a spectator-friendly atmosphere allowing friends, family and loved ones to line the route and welcome runners on the home stretch.

Commenting on the new route, Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of IRONMAN Asia, said “This new route showcases the best of Singapore past and present, and documents the story of the iconic city from its humble beginnings. With the goal of reaching the World Marathon Majors, we felt it was important to show the world key Singapore icons through a route that is a truly unique representation of this cosmopolitan city.”



Enhancements
Building on the race’s best practices from 2016, both the Half and Full marathons will have an hour-long flag-off beginning simultaneously at 4:30am, while runners in the 10km category will start at 7:15am.

Runners in the Half and Full marathons will be divided into five main pens, based on runners’ pace. This year, the pens will feature additional entrances to facilitate easy access for runners at all times.

Geoff Meyer added “Since we began organising the race, we’ve implemented some best practices which have been very well received. This year, we’re building on them by adding entertainment and features which simulate the runner experience at the World Marathon Majors. Working closely with partners and government bodies, we’re confident that this will be the best SCSM yet, and look forward to sharing this experience come race day.”

Register for SCSM 2017 at www.singaporemarathon.com. Standard Chartered Cardholders will enjoy 15% off registration fee across all categories.
For more information, visit: www.singaporemarathon.com
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