Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Penang Urban Triathlon 2014: Registration is Open!

What? Penang Urban Triathlon 2014

When? 15 June 2014 (Sunday) 6.00am - 12:00pm

Where? Swim Venue: Chinese Swimming Club, Tanjung Bungah, Penang; Bike/Run Venue: Straits Quay, Penang

How far? Triathlon Distance: 800m swim, 24km bike, 5km run
Aquathlon Distance: 800m Swim, 5km run

How to register? Click http://www.runnersunite.com.my/

Ipoh International Run 2014

What? Ipoh International Run 2014

When? 22 June 2014 (Sunday) 6:45am Postponed to November

Where? Stadium Indera Mulia Ipoh

How far? 21, 10, 7 & 5km

How to get more info? Click http://www.ipohrun.com/

UPDATE (2 June 2014):

Friday, April 25, 2014

Press Release: Columbia keeps you cool with OMNI-Freeze® ZERO

OMNI-Freeze® ZERO is known as the industry leading cooling technology and it’s the latest innovation by Columbia in keeping you cool. The OMNI-Freeze® blue ring concentrate on a cooling agent close to your skin and capitalizing on your sweat to lower the temperature of the overall fabric, it accelerate the wicking process and prolonged cooling. This sweat active cooling technology is the coolest invention yet it is how hot people stay cool.

OMNI-Freeze® ZERO, a state-of-the-art technology is ideal for hot and humid climate for all sort of fun filled outdoor activities. Wearing the apparel when you are hot, it will keep you cool in reaching your goal and pushing the limit of your boundary.

The OMNI-Freeze® ZERO technology is embedded throughout apparel seen in short sleeve, long sleeve, baselayer, sleeveless and accessories appealing to both genders. Manifestation of the OMNI-Freeze® ZERO have been proven and utilized by outdoors enthusiast who perform deep sea fishing, trail running, seeking fun hiking route and enjoy the simple pleasure of outdoor lifestyle.

OMNI-Freeze® ZERO will inspire you to explore, live and breathe the air of the greater outdoor. The SS14 collection is now available in-store at World of Sports, World of Outdoors and Urban Adventure.

Columbia is a leading global brand innovator since 1938 based in Portland Oregon, specializing in footwear, apparel, equipments and accessories.

Columbia Stores :
E@Curve - 1st Floor. Tel (03) 7727 3212
The Garden – 3rd Floor. Tel (03) 2287 5930
World of Sports Stores :
Subang Parade – Ground Floor. Tel (03) 5631 9578
Bangsar Village 2 – 1st Floor. Tel (03) 2284 9914
Tropicana City Mall – 1st Floor. Tel (03) 7728 0620
Paradigm Mall – 2nd Floor. Tel (03) 7886 9628
Gurney Plaza, Penang – 2nd Floor. Tel (04) 227 9672
Mahkota Parade, Melaka – 1st Floor. Tel (06) 282 0212
IOI Mall – Ground Floor. Tel (03) 8070 0664
City Malll, Kota Kinabalu – 1st Floor. Tel (088) 484 251

Urban Adventure Store :
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Allianz Pacer Fun Run Presents: A Dash of Colour 2014

What? Allianz Pacer Fun Run Presents: A Dash of Colour

Where? Putrajaya Wetlands

When? 25 May 2014 (Sunday) 7.30am Flag Off:

How far? 7km

How much? RM12 only!

Why it is called A Dash of Colour? It is one of the most unique runs in the world, where you start wearing a simple white and get doused from head to toe in different, vibrant colours at each kilometer for the whole 7km run. You'll be an absolute rainbow by the time you reach the finish line.

How to participate? Click HERE.


Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin fills in first slot at launch event

Kuala Lumpur, 24 April 2014 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 was officially launched today at the Pacific Regency, Kuala Lumpur. Organised by Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd with title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd, the event was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin alongside Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal Bin Haji Talib.

With all 11 categories opened for registration at the official launch today, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 has successfully registered its first registrant with the Minister himself taking the first slot for the 10 km run.

In his comment, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin said, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports’ vision is to champion the empowerment of a superior youth and sports development and to inculcate sports culture within the society by year 2015. Our focuses include Exposure and Opportunities for confidence building; Engagement and Activism for community development and Support and Engage, to the youth of Malaysia. Today, as an encouragement for the public to take up running as a lifestyle and to participate in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon which reflects our key focuses, I am pleased to be the first registrant of this event.”

With participation increasing every year since its inception, last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon registered more than 33,800 runners. This year, the organiser is expecting more running enthusiasts to be part of Malaysia’s biggest running event with 35,000 slots opened to the public.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014, to be flagged off at Dataran Merdeka, will also see some new routes introduced to the runners. The prize package offered for this year’s Marathon is USD 116, 740 (approximately RM376, 524); a 16 percent increase from the previous year, making it still the highest prize purse among all marathons in Malaysia.

“Every year, the organisers of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon look forward to offering something new to the participants. It gives me pleasure to announce that this year will witness many new additions to the run, including new routes, new categories and new partnerships. We also have a new tagline this year: “Confident. Committed. Courageous”. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is all about encouraging commitment to achieving the goal of finishing the race, building confidence,, and celebrating of the courage of runners’ right from the beginning,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events.

Osman Morad, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank added, “Although running is primarily a solitary endeavour; the marathon is a monumental social event. As the oldest bank in Malaysia – soon to celebrate our 140th year – it gives us tremendous pride to be the title sponsor of such an iconic event that has come to symbolize the coming together of the community and the spirit of the nation.”

Scheduled to start and finish once again at the country’s historical site of Dataran Merdeka, the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal said, “Dataran Merdeka boasts a significant historical footnote and it is only befitting that a monumental country event like Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 takes place at Dataran Merdeka where thousands of people come together to run for a cause – whether it’s bringing home a friendship, the prize money, fulfilment, recognition, achievement or simply to support the people they love.”

This is Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s sixth installation and is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with Marathon owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd and co-organiser DBKL and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.

For more information, please visit www.kl-marathon.com or call +603 7886 1717.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Zombie Run Malaysia @ Putrajaya

The Zombie Run just got bigger and deader! They will be catering for more than 2000 runners this year over 2 days!

Mark you calendar to get chased by the zombies.

What? The Zombie Run Malaysia
When? 24-25 May 2014
Where? Putrajaya Precinct 4.

We heard there will be a night run for this. Definitely not for the faint-hearted! More details to be released soon...

Larian Bendang Kedah 2014

What? Larian Bendang Kedah

Where? Stadium Darul Aman, Alor Setar, Kedah

When? 31 May 2014 (Saturday) 6:30am

How far? 2km (VIP), 11km, 7km and 3km

How to register? Download entry form below.

Join FRANKATHON and Run to Find a Cure for Cancer

2014 marks the third consecutive year Frank is running the Comrades Marathon – world’s oldest and most challenging 89.28km ultra-marathon in South Africa. Frank is running the Comrades Marathon on 1 June 2014 and will be contributing the “downhill” run to raise awareness and funds for cancer research in CARIF!

In support of Frank's run, CARIF is organizing the one and only; Frankathon! We hope to get people in groups to run together at this event and sponsors to "Pledge a Kilometer" for cancer research, all in the name of solidarity for cancer awareness and the on-going research to help people beat this dreaded condition.

There are TWO ways to join this fun cause.


1) Go for a run
2) When you're done, snap a selfie and get verified.
3) Share it on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/befrank.my with the hashtag #OutrunCancer

For every kilometre you complete, our sponsors pledge RM1 towards cancer research!
Otherwise, visit Bangsar Village from 29 May to 1 June 2014 and donate your Kilometers by running on the treadmills.


Top 3 teams to complete the 89.28km Frankathon in the fastest/shortest time will receive medals.

Come and join the Frankathon in just 3 simple steps:

1) Register with with FRANKATHON
2) Form a team and book a slot
3) RUN the 89.28km Frankathon

For more info, click here.

Registration form can be downloaded here : http://www.sendspace.com/file/2kjkxz

Terms and conditions

1) Registered teams of maximum 20 people per team to collectively run 89.28km on 4 Treadmills in 3 hours
2) Registration fee per team is RM90 (Registration form : http://www.sendspace.com/file/2kjkxz)
3) No limit to the number of times a member can be on treadmill
4) 4 team members will run at the same time on 4 Treadmills
5) The total kilometers and time clocked will be added and calculated to derive at your team achievement
6) Top 3 teams who completed the 89.28km in the fastest/shortest time will receive a medal
7) All participants will receive a Frankathon certificate
8) Bibs for team to be collected 15 mins before the team run

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Run For Great Heart Charity @ Kota Kemuning

What? Run For Great Heart Charity

When? 25 May 2014 (Sunday) 6.15 a.m registration

Where? Kota Kemuning MBSA Lakeside (opposite McDonald's) Jalan Anggerik Vanilla Seksyen 31, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam

Who? Organised by Great Heart Charity Association

Why? To raise RM20,000 (min) for Great Heart Charity Association

How Far? 7km & 2km

How Much? 7km RM50 for Open Category (19 and above) and RM30 for teenagers (13-18)
2km RM15 only

How To Register? Get more info at https://www.facebook.com/greatheartcharityfoundation

Contact Persons
Lenny 019 310 3333 (PJ Area)
Joy Ling 016 221 5245 (Klang Area)
Ric 013 933 8888 (Kota Kemuning Area)
Kevin 019 321 9352 (Klang Area)
Esther 019 376 8833 (Jenjarom Area)

27th Seremban Half Marathon 2014

What? Seremban Half Marathon 2014

When? 17 August 2014 (Sunday) 6:00am

Where? Padang MPS Seremban

How far? 21 & 10km

How much? RM50 (21km & 10km) and RM11 (10km junior)

How to get more info? Click http://www.serembanhalfmarathon.com/ Online registration will be available soon.

Monday, April 21, 2014

First Look: Daiso Run Finisher Medal?

"You can also be a medalist".

With a tag line like that we are sure this run is gonna sell out in no time. Anybody can join this run and get this shiny finisher medal. We know some of you out there are finisher medal junkies who wouldn't bat an eyelid to sign up for a race just because you want THAT finisher medal.

Why pay for a race which costs more than RM70 just for the medal? At Daiso, the amazing store where everything is sold with a unique value and amazingly low price, you can get one for only RM5.

What? Daiso Japan Medal Run

Where? Third rock from the Sun.

When? Any time when you feel like running.

How far? 1km, 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km, 100km... It's really up to your fancy. You can even opt for the 0km, Instant Gratification Fun Run.

How much? RM5 only

How to participate? Go to any Daiso outlet near you and purchase the medal for RM5 only and then head for your own run! :)

Runwitme Says: The medal comes in two colours - gold and silver. You can customize it with name sticker (inclusive).

Hey! guys what are you waiting for? Make a run for it. Don't forget to take lots of selfies during your run and pose with your beautiful medal after. Heheh! :)

Photo & Top 3 Results: MILO Breakfast Run 2014

Top 3 winners and (Gun Time) for each category from 7km

7km Men’s Open
1. Lili Suhairi bin Md Yang Ghazali 00:26:30.30
2. Muhamad Hifzhudin bin Noor Aziz 00:27:23.00
3. Loh Seow Chan 00:28:09.17

7km Men’s Veteran
1. Ong Chin 00:27:53.23
2. Moey Wooi San 00:29:13.11
3. Lee Kui Seong 00:29:42.77

7km Men’s Junior
1. Ahmad Eldaine bin Sumadi 00:34:16.73
2. Liew Sai Keong 00:35:50.46
3. Chin Wei Sheng 00:37:35.55

7km Women’s Open
1. Chen Shiuh Woei 00:36:00.05
2. Yap Yee Ling 00:36:02.01
3. Sylvia Moey 00:36:25.04

7km Women’s Veteran
1. Yuan Yu Fang 00:31:12.89
2. Tan Pei Leng 00:34:38.04
3. Tan Sew Whee 00:37:45.82

7km Women’s Junior
1. Celeste Ho Wing Sum 00:44:09.04
2. Nur Hanim Farhana binti Mohamad Hilmi 00:46:41.06
3. Foong Hui Yuan 00:49:13.02

Like our FB page for more photos and race report: https://www.facebook.com/celebrunner

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lion Parkson Run 2014 @ Padang Merbok

What? Lion-Parkson Run 2014

When? 14 September 2014

Where? Padang Merbok Kuala Lumpur

Who? Organised by Lion-Parkson Foundation

Why? To raise over RM1 million for Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children Selangor located at Lot 1648, Jalan Angkasa, Bandar Mahkota Banting Selangor.

How far? 12 & 3km

How to register? Click HERE for more info.

Need more info? LIKE https://www.facebook.com/lionparksonrun

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Press Release: Have a Break, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 April 2014 – Did you know that 9% of Malaysian professionals confess that they would work one to three hours a day on their holidays? Bringing their office workload home with them is not the only fact illustrating the work-centric life of many Malaysians. About one third of working Malaysians are clocking in more hours than their required office time, spending over 11 hours in the office daily to meet deadlines and work expectations.

The habit of blurring the lines between work and personal life is known to have negative effects as the long hours is often damaging to both the workers’ health and their overall productivity at work. Seeing this, Kit Kat is launching a Big Break Drive to advocate Malaysians to take breaks for long-term benefits.

Kit Kat Chunky’s Big Break Drive aims to remind Malaysians of the importance of having breaks in between working hours for its long-term health benefits and to improve work productivity. To illustrate this point, please find attached an infographic from Kit Kat Chunky that highlights Malaysians’ working habits.

For more information on Kit Kat Chunky’s Big Break Drive, please visit:https://www.facebook.com/KitKatMalaysia

Runwitme Says: How many of you go for a run as a break?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Giveaway: Brick Mansions Special Previews Screening Tickets


Remake of the Luc Besson (producer of Transporter and Taken) action movie District B13. Walker play an undercover cop who is tasked with going into a tenement named Brick Mansions in order to disarm a neutron bomb possessed by the community’s drug warlord (RZA).

Brick Mansions, which is opening April 24, is the last film Paul Walker actually completed before his death and it shows a confident actor easily taking on his character in the film.

Paul died on November 30, 2013 while he was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT that was driven by his friend and business partner Roger Rodas. The two men were attending Walker’s charity fundraising event in Valencia, California.

Director: Camille Delamarre
Casts: Paul Walker, Catalina Denis, RZA and David Belle
Genre: Cop Action

The generous people at RAM Entertainment is giving FIVE lucky readers of this blog two tickets each to watch BRICK MANSIONS Special Previews Screening.

Date: 22 April 2014 (Tuesday)
Venue: GSC Mid Valley
Time: 9.00pm

Here's how you can win. Complete this sentence

“Brick Mansions is a must-watch movie because... (30 words or less)

The five readers who come up with the most creative answers will win a pair of tickets each. Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "BRICK MANSIONS" not later than this Friday 18 April. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your full name and phone number.

Walk With Love 2014 @ Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

What? Walk With Love 2014

When? 3 May 2014 (Saturday) Registration: 2pm; Flag Off: 3pm

Where? Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Who? Organised by TAM in collaboration with MAKNA and supported by Rotary Club of Subang.

How far? 3km

How much? RM 10.00 per person, free admission for children below 12 years old. 50% of the participation fee will be donated to MAKNA.

How to register? The participation tickets for the WALK WITH LOVE 2014 AND VIRTUAL WALK WITH LOVE 2014 is now available online at www.walkwithlove.org.my.

Get more updates here: www.facebook.com/walkwithlove2014

Runwitme Says: Bring your whole family! It's a 3km fun walk with gifys, lucky draw and lots of FREE health related programs like
• Free Medical Health Camp
• Blood Donation Camp
• Organ Donation Camp
• Exhibition on Cancer
• Fitness Show
• Fun Games & Activities
• Walk with Family Members
• Virtual Walk
• Health Fair

If you can't make it for the walk, you can still be involved. We know some of you will be in Kota Kinabalu for Borneo International Marathon. :) You can join as a Virtual Participant and walk or create your own activity with your family members and friends in your neighbourhood! OR you can help by sponsoring a participant so they can enjoy the walk. Details at www.walkwithlove.org.my

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Be Part of the Nation's Largest Breakfast Gathering on the Malaysia Breakfast Day this Sunday!

Wakey! Wakey! Malaysia! It’s time once again for you to enjoy breakfast with your family or friends on Malaysia Breakfast Day!

Let's join the nation and start the day with positive energy this 20th April at Perbadanan Putrajaya to celebrate the most important meal of the day.

Take part in the annual MILO Breakfast Run or just come with family and friends to enjoy the games, performances, and enjoy a nutritious MILO from your favourite MILO van for the positive energy to go further!

This year, MILO is bringing a new spin to breakfast by introducing the benefits of Positive Energy from having a well-balanced and nutritious breakfast. Positive Energy is derived from the perfect ratio of nutrients consisting of protein, carbohydrates and fats to provide our body with the much needed fuel to take on both physical and mental challenges each day.

For more information on Malaysia Breakfast Day and its activities, please visit: www.milo.com.my/breakfastday

The generous people at Milo is giving a lucky reader of this blog some Milo goodness in a bag. Here's how you can win. Complete this sentence

“Breakfast is better with Milo because... (30 words or less)

The reader who comes up with the most creative answer will win MILO goodie bag and merchandise. Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "MILO Contest Giveaway" not later than this Friday 18 April. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your full name and phone number.

Good luck!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Press Release: Kahlefeldt and Vodickova sizzle at IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya

Putrajaya, Malaysia (April 13, 2014) Putrajaya was centre stage today for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya where 1096 individuals and 56 teams took on the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run in temperatures of 90°F coupled with humidity felt like 109°F.

Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) and Radka Vodickova (CZE) took sizzling wins at the inaugural event today, for Kahlefeldt he was at the front of the field all day but had to run scared for most of the 21.2km. It was a different story for Vodickova after suffering two mechanical problems on the bike, she was running on frustration.

Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) led out of the swim in the men’s professional race and was pipped out of transition by Denis Chevrot (FRA). John Polson followed two minutes later and the three athletes controlled the front of the race all day. Coming into last transition Kahlefeldt was first in and out followed by Chevrot and Polson. It was then a case of running blind for Kahlefeldt as he was unaware of what was happening behind.

“It’s a great run course, but from an athletes point of view (if you are at the front) it was really hard not seeing anyone out there,” said Kahlefeldt.

“It definitely requires a different style of racing when in such humid conditions. The closing stages I really started to feel it. Hydrating early on the run is key and I am very happy to be able to take this win,” he said.

Sweden’s Frederik Croneborg has completed every IRONMAN 70.3 race in Asia and was glowing of the race and the course after crossing the line in fifth place today.

“This course gets my thumbs up for the best IRONMAN 70.3 course in Asia. The wide smooth fast roads and scenic run is great. It did get a bit lonely out there though,” said Croneborg.

Radka Vodickova (CZE) took her first IRONMAN 70.3 win today here in Putrajaya in sizzling conditions. The Czech athlete who likens Malaysia to being a second home said at the press conference on Saturday that she hoped she would not let anyone down. She kept her promise.

“I am so happy and delighted and happy (again) I could make the race interesting for spectators.”

Following mechanical issues on the bike that caused Vodickova to stop twice, meant she was seven minutes behind pre race favourite Liz Blatchford (AUS) when starting the run.

I was angry (about mechanical issues) and I used that anger to run hard. I am used to the heat and know that I can cope with the heat.”

When questioned about whether she will now step up to the IRONMAN distance, as Blatchford has successfully done. Vodickova replied; “Oh no. That's too long (pause), but then again, never say never.”

It was Blatchford’s first time racing in Malaysia and she admitted it wasn’t her best race strategy.

“I didn’t race smart today and I paid the price.”


Three time IRONMAN World Champion and two time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion Craig Alexander was the swimmer in Team Crowie at IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya

The World Champion did get chicked in the swim but took it all in good humour admitting he hasn’t been up to much for 3 weeks. “That girl took off like a rocket. And I didn't take it easy.”

Alexander was at the finish line to meet his teammates for the team finish line shot.

For additional information on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, please visit www.ironmanputrajaya.com.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Press Release: Malaysia Goes Photo Crazy at Star-studded IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya Press Conference

From left: Pro-athletes Radka Vodickova (CZE), Liz Blatchford (GBR), Craig Alexander (AUS), Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) and emcee Pete Murray.

Putrajaya, Malaysia (April 11, 2014) - IRONMAN Malaysia today hosted the professional press conference for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya.

Geoff Meyer, CEO IRONMAN Asia Pacific was in attendance along with Hon. Tan Sri Dato' Seri (DR), Aseh Bin CHE MAT, President Putrajaya Corporation, Mr. Zulkefli Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Major Events, Hon Dato’ Mokhtar Bin Kamirun, Vice President, Putrajaya Corporation and Dr. Sarinder Kumari, Director National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) Tourism.

In his welcome message to the media and guests Meyer highlighted on the new IRONMAN Malaysia office.

“The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya heralds a new beginning of IRONMAN in Malaysia and I am honoured to be here today and excited for the race weekend ahead. It has been a long road to get to the start line and I would like to thank our new IRONMAN Malaysia team and key personnel from our Australian division who have been on site working closely with the new team from day one and we are very proud to now have a new IRONMAN base here in Malaysia.”

Hon. Tan Sri Dato' Seri (DR), Aseh Bin CHE MAT, President Putrajaya Corporation expressed his excitement at being able to showcase Putrajaya.

“We are looking forward to showcasing all our precious and valuable assets in Putrajaya, which being dubbed as “World’s 1st Intelligent Garden City”, to all who patronize this event, especially during this world-class event, as well as demonstrating the very best of our Malaysian hospitality to all of you here.”

Professional athletes on the panel for a Q&A were, Craig Alexander (AUS), Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS), Liz Blatchford (AUS)and Radka Vodickova (CZE).

Alexander commented that is great to have more opportunities in this (Asian) region for world-class events. “It’s looking very tidy out there and is going to be outstanding on Sunday.”

Taking part in the team event Alexander has more time than usual to for fill his role as IRONMAN ambassador.

“Sometimes when racing as an athlete you are not as accessible so this weekend give me the chance to have fun and take part with a couple of Malaysian’s in a relay team and get to see more how the events works. It also lets me help promote a new event in a region that is simply exploding.”

Post presser Alexander was swamped by a frenzy of Malaysians hunting for autographs and photographs. “It is humbling, I started out doing this because I love it and still love it. If people recognise me, I love that.”

Australian Brad ‘Sticksy’ Kahlefeldt has recently made the transition from ITU racing up to the 70.3 distance. With Craig Alexander taking part in a relay team on Sunday Kahlefeldt now leads the charge for the professional men’s race. “Its really easy to travel up to Malaysia from Australia. Great location and venue I am looking forward to Sunday.

Liz Blatchford like Kahlefeldt has recently made the transition from short course racing to 70.3 and IRONMAN. “I loved ITU but I have loved the swop. It seems to suit me. It’s great to be here and is the first mail race of the season for me”.

Originally from the UK, Blatchford now resides in Australia and races for Australia admits to liking the heat. “Personally I love the heat. I would advise be smart on hydration and don't over do it early on otherwise you may find yourself walking in the run.”

Radka Vodickova (CZE) spends a lot of time in Malaysia training and got a rousing round of applause when she likened Malaysia to being her second home. “I hope I don’t disappoint all of my friends here, I have trained on the course a lot, its fast and smooth and looks beautiful”.

Race Day starts Sunday April 13 at 7:15. Catch all the action via @IRONMANLive.

For additional information on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, please visit www.ironmanputrajaya.com.

FOr more photos from the press conference, please click HERE.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The 3rd BOLATHON Charity Fun Run & Masquerade Walk @ Padang Merbok

What? The 3rd BOLATHON Charity Fun Run & Masquerade Walk

When? 1 June 2014 (Sunday) 6am to 12pm

Where? Padang Merbok

Who? Organised by HOPE Worldwide Malaysia

How far? Category A: 3KM Masquerade Walk and Category B: 10KM Fun Run

Why? This fundraising event is organized once every four years, inspired by the FIFA World Cup.

How much?

How to register? REGISTER ONLINE now on www.hopeww.org.my

Runwitme Says: The first 1,000 online registered participants will get GSC Promotional Movie Voucher and finisher medals are sponsored by Adidas for ALL participants

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Press Release: Rudy Project Announces Helmet Sponsorship Award for Best Malaysian

Putrajaya, Malaysia (April 8, 2014) - If Malaysian’s ever needed some extra motivation to race hard this weekend then Rudy Project has one more reason for the local athletes to lay it all on the line. As the Official Helmet Partner of IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya and IRONMAN Malaysia, Rudy Project have declared they will be awarding a one-year sponsorship to the first Malaysian Male and Female to cross the line this weekend.

The award is in recognition of the growth of triathlon in Malaysia and a special tribute to the two athletes who will cross the line and hold the title and bragging rights as first Malaysian male and female.

The two lucky athletes will receive the latest Wing57™ helmet. This will not be just any ordinary looking helmet. Rudy Project will customize each helmet – a la, Australian Pete Jacobs, 2012 IRONMAN World Champion. Thus ensuring the winning athletes each of a one of a kind helmet that not only will look great but also enhance their overall performance.

“With a year of helmet sponsorship to the top Male and Female Malaysian, we believe this will bring out further motivation and inspiration for athletes perform to the top level of achievement.” – Marcus Liau, Marketing Manager of YCS CAPITAL SDN. BHD.

Athletes will get a second chance at IRONMAN Malaysia in September to race for this exclusive award, as Rudy project are kindly offering the same sponsorship package for BOTH IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya and IRONMAN Malaysia.

Note: Terms and conditions apply and are at the discretion of Rudy Project Malaysia.

IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya has 30 qualifying slots to to the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada.

For additional information on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, please visit

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Press Release: Sponsors of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon Return For The Sixth Year!

Kuala Lumpur, 7 April 2014 – In the effort to once again engage communities in healthy living and contribute to the growth of Malaysia’s sports tourism industry, sponsors of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon returns this year to the much anticipated event. This will be title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank’s sixth edition to the Marathon with MSIG Insurance and Honda confirmed as gold sponsors.

According to Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events, event owner and organiser of Standard Chartered KL Marathon, “This is the sixth year in the running that we have organised Standard Chartered KL Marathon and we would like to thank our sponsors for their continuous support. Apart from sponsorships, they have certainly gone the extra mile in contributing to the community. Our sponsors have worked closely with our charity partners, contributing to organisations including Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF), Hospis Malaysia and the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).”

CEO of MSIG Insurance Malaysia, Mr. Chua Seck Guan commented, “The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is more than just a running event. Being the gold sponsor since its inception in 2009, we believe it is a purposeful one, promoting healthy living and giving back to the community - beliefs that MSIG strongly shares. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon provides us with the platform to engage well with the local community.”

Mr. Yoichiro Ueno-san, Managing Director and CEO of Honda Malaysia said, “It is a great pleasure for Honda Malaysia to once again be part of this international event. We’ve seen tremendous growth of participations in the last few years, which is a true testament that the event has grown and rooted as a popular and important annual event for Malaysians. We would like to encourage all runners in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon and it is an excellent opportunity for us to show our corporate theme of the “The Challenging Spirit” and “The Power of Dreams.”

MSIG’s Ekiden relay challenge will not be returning this year with Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014. The adjustments were made to ensure a smoother race as the Ekiden participation was limited in reach. Instead, the gold sponsor will have the naming rights of the 10km category for wider approach in encouraging more runners to participate. In addition, MSIG Insurance will also be rewarding a trip for two (2) to Osaka, Japan to the MSIG 10km winners for both Male and Female categories.

Other sponsors of the event include Seiko, 100 Plus, Brooks and Pacific Regency Hotel Group. The organiser once again hopes to provide a successful platform for sponsors given the resounding success of previous marathons. Last year, 33 881 participants registered for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013, a growth of 17% as compared to 2012 and 251% growth since inception in 2009. The event attracted an estimated 57 nationalities from over 50 countries.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

LOTS Run Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

What? LOTS Run Uniten

When? 27 April 2014 (Sunday)

Where? Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan Kajang-Puchong, 43009 Kajang

How far? 4.8 km

How much? RM15

How to register? Find out at https://www.facebook.com/ppesrun