Thursday, August 30, 2012

Run, FB and Blog With Brooks

Meet Mr. Cheah, the General Manager of Paragon Vest Sdn Bhd who distributes sport brands like Brooks, Kronos and Atlanta. Last Saturday, a bunch of us, runners/ bloggers get to meet with him during a gathering organised outside the Brooks boutique in The Curve shopping mall.

According to Mr. Cheah, the main reason behind the gathering is to bring the runners/ bloggers together to participate in the activities lined up and to win some prizes from Brooks. Something fun...because the principle of Brooks is to inspire people to run.

The first part of the section was a briefing on what is Brooks all about. Very much technical. I won't go into that as yet since I, myself are still trying to digest terms like DNA ('s not Deoxyribonucleic acid), MoGo (not a little brother of SOGO), float vs feel in their shoe terminology etc etc etc. I have a feeling that we are supposed to blog about it later. :)

Coffee break....Yummy for the tummy.

The second session was about the competition proper. We have to blog, create a FB page and share...The more we share and the more people like what we share will brighten our prospect to bring home some cash and Brooks products. Marketing 101, eh?

The contest participants have a name - The F Runner. Not A Runner but F. Heheh! F can be Fun or Fast or other four letter word. ;) It could stand for Facebook too since we will be using FB to propagate the information about Brooks.

"So, who wanna win some prizes? Put up your hand!"

The prizes are quite tempting. Since I have never won any prizes from the hundreds of road races that I have joined (due to lack of Kenyan genes), maybe my luck is in blogging about running. :)

First Prize - RM800 Cash + RM800 Cash voucher
Second Prize - RM500 Cash + RM500 Cash voucher
Third Prize - RM300 Cash + RM300 Cash voucher

The winner will be picked based on the highest scores in Visual (30%), Text (20%), Entries (10%) and Engagement (40%)

By turning up that day, all of us get to bring home these goodies each - a Brooks drawstring bag, a Brooks tee shirt and a pair of Brooks socks.

OK. I'm all in for it! There is no turning back now. I need all your support to move forward.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Celebrunner: Khairul Fahmi Che Mat aka Apexs @ Puma evoSPEED Launch

It's been a while since we posted anything on Celebrunner! So, we will post something fun and cute! LOL! Check out the running pose of the celebrated national goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat or fondly known as Apexs - the "rockstar" of the Malaysia football world!

We caught Apexs, Malaysia’s number one goalkeeper, at the launch of PUMA’s evoSPEED range at the PUMA HQ recently.

Baddrol Bakthiar, Kedah FA Captain (in green) also joins Khairul Fahmi Che Mat, Kelantan and National Team Goal Keeper as Friends of PUMA.

In the middle is Ms. Sheryl Wong, Puma Malaysia General Manager.

No, silly. Those are just mock-ups…LOL!

Now ‘Everyone Can Bolt’....

Friends of PUMA having fun playing foosball and other games at the launch of evoSPEED.

Yes...they even served PUMA cupcakes. Shhh...Don't tell anyone. I had three!

Designed under the criteria of “light, flex, and fit”, all evoSPEED footwear features lightweight materials, increased flexibility and an optimized fit that enables a greater freedom of movement without compromising support, to enhance speed.

evoSPEED is a groundbreaking performance collection that for the first time in the PUMA’s history, features product offerings for all PUMA categories.

Running - BOLT evoSPEED Runner (RM 369)

Inspired by the competitive performance spikes that Usain Bolt will be wearing during the 2012 Diamond League and at the Olympic Games in London, the BOLT evoSPEED Runner is a light, breathable and flexible trainer built to enhance speed. Through evoFOAM, a lightweight midsole cushioning, this trainer offers a fast, responsive and smooth ride. The BOLT evoSPEED Runner upper also has a modern and fresh aesthetic, to bring a strong lifestyle appeal to the track.

Football - evoSPEED 1 FG (RM529)

Part of this cross category collection is the evoSPEED 1 FG, worn by PUMA’s top football players including Sergio Aguero, RadamelFalcao and Mario Gomez. The next generation in PUMA’s Speed silo, the evoSPEED 1 FG is one of the lightest boots in the market and is designed to help players achieve top speed. The upper features a soft and ultrathin microfiber material whilst stability is provided by the internal EverFit cage.

The anatomically engineered lightweight one-piece outsole provides stability and support, utilising high-tech materials to minimize weight and to maximize its flexibility and reactivity. The evoSPEED 1 FG features an external heel counter which secures an excellent heel fit and the new PUMA evoAptoLast which provides an industry leading fit.

Golf - FAAS TracevoSPEED

For the golf category, speed is represented with the FAAS TracevoSPEED. The latest PUMA Golf shoe was worn by COBRA PUMA GOLF superstar Rickie Fowler at the U.S. Open and other 2012 golf tournaments. As with the other evoSPEED collection styles, the FAAS TracevoSPEED provides maximum flexibility to enhance a 360° movement as well as very lightweight materials.

These light and highly functional materials deliver unmatched protection through extremely durable waterproofing, taped seams and high breathability to shield the athlete from external forces. The outsole combines directionally molded S2Quill spikes with replaceable S2Quill spikes for ultimate grip on the course. The spikes are situated within a stepped outer frame with additional traction elements to provide a stable, supportive platform. The FAAS TracevoSPEED further provides improved balance, feel and lateral stability.

Indoor – evoSPEED Star (RM199)

An additional part of the evoSPEED collection is the evoSPEEDSpeedstarthat will be worn by many international handball and futsal players. Matching the general evoSPEED criteria, the shoe features very light weight materials, a super flexible outsole and the EverFit cage that offers a perfect fit and support. A mesh tongue further adds breathability whilst the removable perforated sockliners provide additional comfort.

Check out the fun ROTFLOL video below featuring Apexs and other Friends of Puma, radio DJ Phat Fabes, singer James Baum, actor Zain Saidin, Drum n Bass DJ Anowl, One FM radio DJ Nicholas Ong and many others.

p/s. Apexs does a lotta running in the video. :)

For more info, please visit

Monday, August 27, 2012

Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Charity Walk @ National Science Museum, Kuala Lumpur

What? Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Charity Walk

Where? National Science Museum, Kuala Lumpur

When? 29 September 2012 (Saturday) 4pm to 6pm

Why? For Breast Cancer Awareness

Who? Estee Lauder Malaysia

Runwitme Says: 2,000 participants are expected for this 3½ km charity walk. The entry fee is RM50 and each participant will receive a pink T-shirt, a tote bag and Estee Lauder or Clinique products. Proceeds are donated to charity.

The National Science Museum will be illuminated in pink to mark the start of the campaign and also as part of the campaign’s landmark illumination activity each year.

For online registration of the walk: or walk–in registration at the 21st Century or Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association offices.

Invitation to BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon 2012 Forum @ Penang

Dear Penangites, the last series of BSN PNM 2012 FORUM is coming to you.

When? 1st September 2012 (2.00pm - 5.30pm)
Where? G HOTEL, 168A Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang

Email the following:
1. Name
2. Contact No.
3. Email address
4. How long have you been running


Limited to 100 slots Only! Spread the news!

For more info on BSN PNM2012, please visit
or facebook page

Runwitme says: We have attended the Klang Valley leg of the PNM forum and we have learn a lot from the speakers. Don't waste this opportunity to learn more about running from them. Read about it HERE.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

ASICS PBIM Running Clinics and Gait Analysis

We overslept this morning but we managed to catch the tail of the running clinic at Taman Bukit Jalil organised by ASICS, the official apparel sponsor for the Penang Bridge International Marathon.

Here are some pics to share from the running clinic.

Stretching exercise after a spin around the Bukit Jalil Park.

While at the running clinic, you can also check out the latest running shoes by ASICS.

Drools... :)

Asics technical specialist, Andy Neo also provided some interesting pointers to runners who turned up this morning.

Frank Chong dispensing some good marathon training tips to beginner and seasoned runners.


If you missed this running clinic, you might wanna check out the next ones as follow:

9 SEPT 2012 - 7.30AM – 10.30AM @ Taman Rekreasi Tasik Y, Batu Pahat,Johor

7 OCT 2012 - 7.30AM – 10.30AM @ Polo Ground, Ipoh Perak

14 OCT 2012 - 7.30AM – 10.30AM @ Taman Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya

To participate in the running clinic, click HERE.

ASICS is also conducting the Gait Analysis, commonly used in sports biomechanics to help athletes run more efficiently, at their concept store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. See flyer below!

Hurry! Last day on Monday 27 August!

Fellow runner, Jamie Pang took the Gait Analysis and read about his experience HERE.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Look: Live Run Love Charity Run 2012 T-Shirt Design

You loike?

Chariofare 2012, part of International Medical University's corporate social responsibility programme, consists of a Charity Run and Carnival dedicated to raising funds for six beneficiaries.

More info HERE.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya: Koleksi Sampul Duit Raya Aaron Aziz, Zizan & Yuna

Wouldn't it be nice to received "duit raya" in these envelopes? Officially from Aaron Aziz and family (above).

Zizan Raja Lawak, Kaka & Johan As'ari

Yuna..and her Canon.

Wishing all Muslim friends and readers - Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First Look: Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon 2012 Vest & Finisher Tee Designs

So what do you think of the vest design? You loike?

ASICS Malaysia, was today unveiled as the new official apparel sponsor of the Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon 2012; marking it’s inaugural partnership with the marathon to be held in November this year.

ASICS was established based on the principle of ‘a sound mind in a sound body’, which is the translation of the famous Latin phrase Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, or ASICS. The brand sponsors some 52 marathons around the world, including the New York City Marathon, Paris Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore and many more.

Through the sponsorship, ASICS aims to reach out to more serious runners in Malaysia and grow their market share in the region and beyond.

“Sponsoring the Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon 2012 will further elevate ASICS’ position as a leading sports apparel label in Malaysia. We find APBIM a regional and internationally renowned marathon for serious runners that resonate our creed and image. We would like to bring the ASICS running experience to marathon participants and look forward to expanding our footprint in Malaysia especially amongst serious runners through this strategic partnership,” said Ms. Kris Lee, Assistant Brand Manager of Giga Sports Sdn Bhd, official distributor of ASICS’ in Malaysia.

The sponsorship will see ASICS provide participants with sporting apparel fit for Malaysia’s humid weather. The total sponsorship includes 25,000 running vests; 3000 pcs finisher tee and 25% discount vouchers, which will be included in participant goodie bags totaling in RM2.5 million.

Held every year since 1984, the Penang Marathon is a sporting event catered to serious runners as well as amateur ones coming from near and afar.

YB Danny Law, Chairman of the Penang Bridge International Marathon Committee who was present said, “ASICS and the APBIM share a number of important philosophies about high performance, growth and success. This common ground is the making of an exciting partnership. We are delighted to be announcing this inaugural partnership with ASICS, a company globally renowned as being synonymous with high performance and innovation. No other brand can lay claim to the fact that the majority of marathon runners worldwide wear Asics apparel, especially their shoes.”

In conjunction with ASICS’ sponsorship debut, a series of running clinics will be held leading up to the APBIM; “To celebrate our inaugural apparel sponsorship debut we will be organizing running clinics throughout peninsular Malaysia beginning 29th July 2012 till the 14th of October to allow fellow runners prepare themselves to be physically and mentally fit for the marathon. We also want to show participants the great benefit of running and promote the love for running through these clinics,” said Lee.

Align with the clinics, ASIC will be conducting Gait Analysis’s, commonly used in sports biomechanics to help athletes run more efficiently, at their concept store in luxury shopping centre, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur during this period.

Running Clinic Schedule:

29 JULY 2012 7.30AM – 10.30AM Penang Botanical Garden, Penang
26 AUG 2012 7.30AM – 10.30AM Taman Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
9 SEPT 2012 7.30AM – 10.30AM Taman Rekreasi Tasik Y, Batu Pahat,Johor
7 OCT 2012 7.30AM – 10.30AM Polo Ground, Ipoh Perak
14 OCT 2012 7.30AM – 10.30AM Taman Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya

Source: Press Release issued on behalf of GIGA SPORTS SDN BHD

Friday, August 10, 2012

First Look: Terry Fox Run 2012 (Kuala Lumpur) T-Shirt Design

The Terry Fox Run T-Shirt design is getting nicer every year! We absolutely love it!

To participate in the run, you just need to buy the official T-shirt. Proceed will go to cancer research.

No registration is required i.e no form to fill up. Just buy the T and run!

Who is Terry Fox? More info HERE.