Thursday, October 31, 2013
What? The White Ribbon Run & Walk 2013
When? 8 December 2013 (Sunday); 7.30am
Where? Padang Merbok, KL
Who? Organised by the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)
How far? 7km Run and 3km Walk
How much? RM38 and 100% of the proceeds go to AWAM
How to register?
i)Online at http://themarathonshop.com.my
ii) Walk-in for offline registration at AWAM office in PJ from 10 am – 4 pm (Monday to Saturday)
iii) Download a Registration Form HERE. (Note: Please email AWAM a scanned copy of the bank in slip at email@example.com, or fax the bank-in slip to us at 03-7874 3312, so they know you’ve paid/registered. Bank details as follows: Account number 106-00-01265-6 at Hong Leong Bank Berhad.)
Need more info? Like this FB Page https://www.facebook.com/AWAMMalaysia
Note from the organiser: The cost of run is only RM38. It comes with a dry-fit jersey, a medal, morning snack, goodie-bag of about RM80 worth plus 50 lucky draws. We are giving away 6 Blackberry smart phones launched this year, an ipad, digital camera, a 32inch flat screen TV, holiday stays, hampers etc.
We are an NGO(AWAM) working on stopping violence against women(VAW) and girls for the last 28 years and this White Ribbon is about men taking charge to say No to VAW. The latest death was that of our 15 year old Ng Yut Tim. We hope that this run will be a collective voice in support of stopping violence and creating a safer Malaysia.
For entertainment we will have Zainal Abidin, the Hydra Rock Band who will be performing with other celebrities. This is our maiden launch and we hope to be a feature in the next coming years.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
22nd September 2013, Sunday – This date was earmarked by Reebok as the date of the Reebok’s first ever obstacle race in Malaysia, and the first of its kind event in Malaysia. The Reebok ONE Challenge 18.95K was organised with the objective of offering a new and unique experience to the running community in Malaysia of the evolution of running. The distance of 18.95 km was chosen with an eye on the history of the Reebok brand, which was founded in the year 1895 as J.W. Foster and Sons and were the producers of the first spiked running shoes.
The event was co-organised by Twenty First Century Sports alongside Hooha.Asia the online portal, Perbadanan Putrajaya which was the venue host and a partner from TV broadcast, Astro Awani. It was graced by the presence of YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (DR) Aseh bin Hj. Che Mat, President of Perbadanan Putrajaya and Reebok SEA + Global team from Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia & Reebok Global US.
2209 participants not only from Malaysia but also Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Germany, Switzerland and Kenya flooded Taman Cabaran, Putrajaya at the wake of Reebok ONE Challenge 18.95k 2013. As early as 5:30 in the morning, participants who were clad in Reebok running vest (received as part of race kit from registration fee of RM80) warmed up intently before the challenge. At the venue, participants were seen occupied at booths set up by a number of partners and sponsors. Apart from Reebok who had its station set up directly across the stage, various sponsors like Sharp Aquos, Toshiba, TIMEX, Ford, Optimum Nutrition, Gatorade, DailyMuscle, Chi Fitness, Fitness Concept, iON Action Camera, Teledynamics, Power Bar, KT Tape, Shu Care and Salonpas & Dutch Lady secured their settings at the venue.
At 6:30am, a total of 1725 participants from men category flagged off from Taman Cabaran, Putrajaya, ensued by 484 women who set their feet off 15 minutes behind the men participants. A cut off time of 4 hours 30 minutes were given to all participants to complete the challenge. Along the 18.95km challenge distance, the course were readied with 9 obstacles.
Upon completing 9km of run, participants’ strength were first put to test. The fisrt challenge was to carry a sand bag weighed in at 15kg and run for a distance of 80 meters. The actual contents of the sandbag were rice packets, which were then all donated to Kechara soup kitchen. Their strength and stamina were further tested on monkey bars, hurdles, ant hills challenge, gradient challenge, trail run and speed shift (tire challenge) that came consecutively one after another.
Right at km13.5 stood 6 walls of 10 feet that marked the number 8 obstacle. The last challenge that stood between the participants and finish line was the climb over the Ford Rangers. Approximately 800m from race completion, participants from both men and women category were seen nearing the finish line.
After just 1 hour 7 minutes and 17 seconds into the challenge, a figure emerged into sight. It was Charles Kimingi Thaiya from Kenya who took the number one spot for men category. He successfully challenged himself to the finish line and seized cash prize of RM1,500 from Reebok. He also walked away with in-kind prizes worth RM28,323. Nattawut Innum (Thailand) narrowly secured second place at official time of 1:08:26. Running not far from finish line after Nattawut was a Malaysian participant, Mohamed Affindi bin Nudin with official time of 1:11:39.
The lady that did the women proud, Noor Amelia binti Musa from Malaysia emerged champion with official time of 1 hour 22 minutes and 12 seconds. She received RM1,500 cash prize and in-kind prizes worth RM28,413. The first and second runner up title gone to Suwaree Deenak (Thailand) and Kimbeley Yap Fui Li (Malaysia) having set their best time at 1:29:50 and 1:36:27 respectively.
Lastly and not in the least Reebok would like to thank all the sponsors and all the participants for making the Reebok ONE Challenge 18.95K a great success and for all the great feedback that we received on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ReebokMalaysia.
FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM REEBOK ONE CHALLENGE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Press Release: Multi-Purpose Insurans 2014 Run prepares 1st time and seasoned runners for the 5th January 2014 Race
Kuala Lumpur, 21st October 2013 – An enthusiastic crowd of beginners and seasoned runners gathered at the Padang Merbuk Car Park as early as 7 a.m. on Saturday, 19th October 2013 to join the 1st “My First Run Clinic” anchored by Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd, the event organizer for MPIB Run 2014.
Runners Malaysia took the runners through 4.6 km of the actual route for the Race Day on 5th January 2014. Many were there to familiarise themselves with the route and to pick up some tips on basic fitness as well as sharing the benefits of taking up running as a sustainable healthy recreational activity. Participants enjoyed a healthy run in the fresh morning air as well as received a complimentary “My First Run Clinic” vest.
The concept of My First Run Clinic is to help individuals who are now not running to take up running as a sustainable healthy recreational activity. Runners Malaysia will be conducting the 2 months programme commencing on 19 October and ending with a fellowship and trial run on 21 December 2013. All the Clinics will be held on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. and on certain Saturdays after the run, invited speakers and among them, Mr. Mark Williams, Standard Chartered KL Marathon Head Coach will share running tips, strength training, correct running shoes, fitness & performance.
MPIB Run 2014 is expecting 5,000 runners which reflect a 33% growth from its 3,750 runners at its inaugural run in 2012.
The theme, “Healthy Lifestyle – Work Life Balance” has been maintained to continue to encourage 1st time and seasoned runners to kick start the new year with living a healthy lifestyle as their new year resolution.
This 3rd run will again be held at the Padang Merbuk with 8 competitive categories i.e. 4 categories each for the 12KM and 8KM and 2 Fun Run categories of 5KM. A 3 KM walk is being planned for the Runners’ family members who wish to join in.
MPIB Run is again made possible by main sponsors; Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad and New Balance as well as a host of co-sponsors.
For more info about My First Run Clinic, please click HERE.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
ATHLETES GIVE ALL FOR BSN PUTRAJAYA NIGHT MARATHON
~ World Class Athletes Deliver World Class Performance ~
PUTRAJAYA, 19 October – It was a night of pure adrenaline rush as 12,000 marathon enthusiasts gave their best to complete the BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon within regulation time, here today.
Participants from all over the world including Europe, Asia, Africa and Malaysia demonstrated true sportsmanship qualities as they held nothing back in their bid to win their share of the RM70,000 prize money as well as the RM5,000 reward for breaking last year’s National Malaysian Marathon Record previously set by local runner, Lili Suhairi Md. Yang Ghazali who finished the race with a record time of 2 hours 57 minutes.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of Bank Simpanan Nasional, Tan Sri Abu Bakar Haji Abdullah said that he was overwhelmed by the number of participants and their high spirits throughout the event.
“BSN is proud to be part of this major event since 2011, as the spirit shown by marathon runners truly reflects the spirit and competitive passion of the organisation. It’s truly a remarkable sight to see the sea of participants here today.
I am also grateful for the show of support and enthusiasm demonstrated by all the participants, especially our Malaysian runners. Their presence and passion truly embodies the “Malaysia Boleh” spirit and I truly salute them all for giving their all for the marathon”, said Tan Sri Abu Bakar Haji Abdullah.
Since its initiation in 2010, the humble marathon enjoyed a huge following of over 10,000 participants from Malaysia, Africa, Europe and other Asian countries. BSN has been the title sponsor and major supporter of the marathon for three consecutive years, since 2011.
BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon will also be donating proceeds from the Corporate Run Category to Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) as part of BSN’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort in contributing back to the community.
It was a night of celebrations as families and friends from surrounding communities of Putrajaya and the Klang Valley were present on site to cheer and give moral support to all the participants. Supporters were also entertained by the various pocket entertainments provided by the event organiser., 21st Century Sports (M) Sdn Bhd.
The 42km marathon was flagged of by the YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Secretary General of Treasury at 8 pm and followed by the half Marathon by BSN’s Chairman Ybhg Tan Sri Abu Bakar Abdullah at 8.20 pm, while the 10km and 5km run were flagged off by YBhg. Tan Sri Dao’ Seri (Dr.) Aseh Hj Che Mat, President of Perbadanan Putrajaya and Ybhg. Datuk Adinan Maning, CEO of BSN respectively.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
NIKE+ RUNNING APP UPDATE INTRODUCES PHOTO SHARING
Sharing runs is easier and more fun than ever before with the latest Nike+ Running App update.
Malaysia, October 22nd 2013 – Starting today, runners logging miles with the Nike+ Running App for iPhone will find a more fun and personalized experience with the debut of two new features: Photo Sharing and Auto-Pause.
The latest update to the popular running app allows users to be able to share photos from before, during and after their run instantly with their friends through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Path. There are three easy ways to share:
• Pre-Run: Before heading out, runners can post a picture of their gear, starting spot, friends – whatever’s on their mind. Posts on Facebook that receive ‘likes’ initiate real-time audio cheers to encourage the runner.Another new feature, Auto-Pause, integrates with Photo Sharing for a seamless experience. Auto-Pause uses the GPS technology to detect when the runner has stopped and automatically pauses the workout. When the runner starts up again, Auto-Pause can and resumes tracking stats. When the app pauses, the camera icon pops up to enable picture taking.
• During the Run: The new Auto-Pause makes it easy for users to pause their workout, snap a picture to share later, and then resume their run.
• Post-Run: After a run is a great time for runners to share their accomplishment by posting a custom collage made of photos taken before, during or after their run. Users can personalize their post even more by adding stickers touting their stats including NikeFuel, distance, pace, route map and Nike+ achievements.
For runners in an urban environment or on any route with frequent traffic lights or breaks, Auto-Pause helps eliminate the possibility of distorted time or pace stats by only counting the time actually spent running. Auto-Pause can be turned off or on in the Settings section of the App.
Since its launch in 2006, Nike+ Running has provided runners the chance to track, measure, share and compare their runs with a global community of athletes. Today the Nike+ Running community has logged over 1 billion miles worldwide.
11,000 Go ‘All In’ For The Win!
adidas Malaysia celebrates successful grand finale of the King Of The Road 2013 run
Petaling Jaya, 20th October 2013 – Passion and determination filled the air when 11,000 runners came together to participate in this year’s most talked about run – the adidas Malaysia King of the Road. Held along the NPE Highway, the run marks the 15th edition which was officially flagged off by Y. Bhg. Dato' Mohd Shafiq B. Abdullah of the Ministry of Works.
The run, which has a unique elevated route across three key districts Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur, also played host as the final leg of the adidas King Of The Road South East Asia.
The top two reigning champions from Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia came together to compete for this year’s Regional adidas King of the Road run with the crown going to Sgt Boonthung Srisung of Thailand who completed the 16.8km SEA men’s category run in 52 minutes and 35 seconds and Marygrace Delos Santos of the Philippines who completed the 16.8km SEA women’s category in 1 hour and 3 minutes. Also making a debut in Malaysia this year was the special junior category with a distance of 10 km for youths between the ages of 15 – 17 years old.
Entertainment spots were set up along the route to help boost the energy of the runners with percussions playing strong rhythm and beats. Runners were also running to the cheers and encouragement of cheerleaders making this a new experience for participants during this year’s race.
“The organisation of running events such as the adidas King of the Road is meant for runners to challenge themselves. We want to create a platform that offers runners a unique and memorable experience and an opportunity to get together and achieve personal breakthroughs”, said Bryan Gee, Brand Manager of adidas Malaysia.
“It is very exciting for us when we see such a successful growth each year especially with 11,000 runners this 2013. The team worked very hard to ensure a smooth run and also most importantly to keep it as one of the safest runs along a highway that is closed to direct traffic, giving runners the opportunity to reign the road and participate feeling at ease,” continued Bryan Gee.
adidas has a long standing history in running and athletics dating back to 1928 when its founder, Adi Dassler, supplied Una Radke with a handmade pair of spikes to wear during the Olympic Games in Amsterdam. Many more heroes of athletics have followed including Jesse Owens, Emil Ziltopek, Al Oerter, Bob Beamon, Daley Thompson, Grete Waitz, Heike Henkel and Haile Gebrselassie.
This year’s race marks the third run held on the NPE Highway by popular demand from participants. The adidas King Of The Road 2013 is also in celebration of the smart partnership between adidas Malaysia and IJM and in support of IJM’s 30th anniversary.
The theme for this year’s race is ‘Boost your run’, inspired by the latest adidas BOOST™ foam innovation which has revolutionized the running world with its debut in the market earlier this year. The new adidas BOOST™ range features groundbreaking cushioning technology, which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.
The adidas King Of The Road 2013 is supported by the Ministry of Works, Polis Diraja Malaysia, the Malaysian Highway Authority and IJM with official partners New Pantai Expressway and official venue sponsor Sunway Pyramid – the country’s first themed shopping mall.
For more photos from adidas King of the Road, please visit our FB page http://facebook.com/celebrunner
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
16.8 KM – MEN – CLOSED CATEGORY
1 SHAHARUDIN BIN HASHIM 00:58:16.45
2 CALVIN BOON CHANG YIK 00:58:51.56
3 MUNIANDY A/L RAMADASS 00:59:15.34
16.8 KM – WOMEN – CLOSED CATEGORY
1 SHEELA A/P SAMIVELLU 01:07:20.82
2 SUSAN KHOO 01:15:37.33
3 EMILIA BINTI JAMIL 01:19:47.59
16.8 KM – MEN – OPEN CATEGORY
1 NGARE JOSEPH MWANGI (KENYA) 00:50:13.91
2 ISAAC KIPLAGAT KIMAYIO (KENYA) 00:51:22.30
3 DAVID MUTAI (KENYA) 00:51:39.41
16.8 KM – WOMEN – OPEN CATEGORY
1 JACKLINE MUSYAWA NZIVO (KENYA) 00:59:34.35
2 ANN NJIHIA (KENYA) 01:00:05.56
3 ESTHER WAMBUI KARIMI (KENYA) 01:01:23.07
10 KM – MEN – CLOSED CATEGORY
1 ARUL THEVER A/L MUNIANDY 00:37:19.85
2 MURALI A/L MUNIANDY 00:37:24.34
3 ELANGGOVAN A/L GOVINDASAMY 00:37:45.84
10 KM – WOMEN – CLOSED CATEGORY
1 SANGGEETHA SUBRAMANIAM 00:46:06.10
2 TAN PEI LENG 00:50:16.61
3 ONG EE LING 00:50:54.35
10 KM – MEN – OPEN CATEGORY
1 EZEKIEL KIPKOSGEIL RUTO (KENYA) 00:33:35.86
2 PHILIP (SINGAPORE) 00:40:02.09
3 DANIEL LAI YEW JUN 00:42:38.12
10 KM – WOMEN – OPEN CATEGORY
1 SIMONE SAYURI TERASAKA (BRAZIL) 01:00:53.99
2 GIRIJA NUPUR GILL (BRITAIN) 01:01:44.84
3 NENGSIH SAMADI (INDONESIA) 01:05:10.57
10 KM – JUNIOR MALE
1 THESIGAN A/L BALA 00:38:50.60
2 DAANESH A/L MANIMARAN 00:39:21.85
3 YAP PENG KWAN 00:42:35.60
10 KM – JUNIOR FEMALE
1 KIM KHOO 00:48:51.60
2 WONG JIA YI 00:57:37.10
3 HUANG LI MIN 00:58:55.07
1 SGT BOONTHUNG (THAILAND) 00:52:35:74
1 MARYGRACE DELOS SANTOS (PHILIPPINES) 01:03:16:06
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This has to be the most colourful finisher medal we have ever seen! You loike?
What? GM Klang Run 4 It 2013
When? 8 December 2013 (Sunday) 5:30AM
Where? GM Klang Wholesale City (GPS Coordinates: 2.991101, 101.450923)
How far? 21, 10 & 5km
How to register? Online registration available at www.themarathonshop.com.my
1) GM Klang Wholesale City
Saturday and Sunday (11.00am – 1.00pm)
Contact person: Jheng Yee (010-2555816),
2) Great Esthetics Sdn Bhd
18, Jalan Raya Timur, 41000 Klang.
Monday to Friday (11.00am – 5.00pm) except Public Holiday
Contact person : Mr.Low (03-33713233)
Note: Finisher Tee for all 21km category who finish in stipulated time
Finisher Medal for all categories who finish in stipulated time
What? Newton Challenge Penang 2014
When? 16 February 2014 (Sunday)
Where? Youth Park, Penang
How far? 17km & 7km
How much? RM65 (17km) & RM55 (7km)
Who? Organised by http://mytriathlonshop.com/
Runwitme Says: Mark the date first! We have seen the route map and the elevation profile! Oh My! It is cinya hilly! LOL! Online registration will be available soon and they will be accepting manual registration on Saturday at Powerman as well as for next week 2XU Run. ;)
Is that cute or what? Heheh! That's Clyde, who is a thistle named after the river, the official mascot of the 2014 Commonwealth Gameson the T-shirt.
What? XX Commonwealth Games Glasgow Queen’s Baton Relay Fun Run 2013
When? 27 October 2013 (Sunday); 7.30AM
Where? Rumah Sampan, Taman BotaniTasik Perdana, KL
How much? RM 5.00 only
How far? 2.8km
How to register? Download your entry form from XX Commonwealth Games Glasgow Queen’s Baton Relay Fun Run 2013 www.ftaaa.org.my or www.olympic.org.my
Monday, October 21, 2013
What? Untukmu Gaza - Gaza 10k Run
When? 3 November 2013 (Sunday)
Where? Wangsa Walk Mall, Wangsa Maju
Who? Organised by Aman Palestin Berhad
Why? To raise fund and to create awareness about the happenings in Gaza.
How much? RM50 , RM35 ( Family Fun Run )
How far? 10km , 7km , 3km
Local artistes like Heliza Helmi, Zoey Rahman, Salima Habibi, Aimie Sofea , Maulana AF, Yatt Hamzah, Diana Amir, Siti Nordiana, Maria Elena and Irma Hasmie will be making their appearances at the event.
How to register? Register online at www.hooha.asia