Tuesday, December 30, 2014

RHB Half Marathon 2015 @ Stadium Bukit Jalil

What? RHB Half Marathon 2015

When? 8 February 2015 (Sunday) 5:00am

Where? Car Park A, Stadium Bukit Jalil

Who? Organised by RHB Banking Group

How far? 21km, 10km & 3km (Family Fun Run & Costume Run)

How much? RM60 (21km), RM40 (10km) & RM30 (3km)

How to register? Online at https://1xcess.com/registration/event/rhbhalfmarathon2015

Press Release: Sports Toto To Hold Its First Sports Toto-FTKLAA Cross Country 2015

(From left) Sports Toto Communications Manager Giam Say Khoon, Jollibean Assistant General Manager Salwa Ansari Zambri, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd Region Event and Sponsorship Manager Muhammad Fauzi Ahmad, FTKLAA President Leo Leslie Armstrong, FTKLAA Honorary Secretary Datuk S. Vegiyathuman, and Sports Toto Fitness representative Norfazli

Kuala Lumpur, 29 December 2014 - As we usher in the new year of 2015, Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd is proud to present the Sports Toto-FTKLAA Cross Country 2015 to all running enthusiasts.

Running events have become the first choice for Malaysians in maintaining a healthy lifestyle as more and more of them enjoy jogging and running as their favourite past time.

As part of the Company’s effort in promoting a healthy lifestyle, Sports Toto has decided to exclusively sponsor a running event to provide an additional platform for the running enthusiasts.

“We are targeting to have 3,000 runners taking part in the race and we are glad to have the Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Assocation (FTKLAA), a body which specializes in organizing running events, to help in holding our first running event.

“We notice that running events are very popular nowadays and there is almost one running event on every weekend. Hence we want to do something different and we have decided to hold a cross country instead of an ordinary running event, which we believe will be more challenging and interesting to the runners,” said Sports Toto Communications Manager Giam Say Khoon.

Sports Toto has been an active sponsor and supporting partner of many sporting events which include the KL-Maran Big Walk, Kenny Rogers Chicken Run, Seremban Half Marathon, MBPJ Squash Open Championship, Penang Bridge International Marathon and Run for Your Lives Malaysia etc.

The Sports Toto-FTKLAA Cross Country 2015 will be held on Sunday, 25 January 2015 at Padang Merbok in Kuala Lumpur. The event is divided into the 10km, 6km and 2.5km categories for running enthusiasts from 9 years old and above.

Cash prizes totaling RM11,950 are also ready to be won by the top 5 finishers in each category.

Runners are advised to register early due to limited places. The closing date for registration is 15 January 2015. For more information and online registration, kindly visit https://1xcess.com/registration/event/crosscountry2015 or http://www.myraceonline.com.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Press Release: Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre (MDCC) Flood Relief Project on New Year's Eve

PETALING JAYA, December 29, 2014 – As 2014 draws to a close, Malaysians are coming together in a strong show of support and solidarity to help flood victims in one of the country’s worst natural disasters. Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre (MDCC), comprising the Curve, eCurve and IPC Shopping Centre, has decided to hold an MDCC Flood Relief Project at its New Year’s Eve gathering that involves a Charity Concert and Fund Run on December 31, in collaboration with MERCY Malaysia and CIMB Foundation. There will no longer be a Street Carnival.

Themed ‘Together We Care’, the MDCC Flood Relief Project will raise funds and be a collection point for critical non-cash items, namely drinking water, baby products including liquid milk, diapers, and wet wipes as well as towels, torch lights, batteries, noodles that can be consumed without being cooked, biscuits, chocolates, women’s sanitary napkins, and disposable underwear. Only non-cash items will be received at the event by CIMB Foundation, which will also not accept any non-halal products or second-hand clothing.

All cash donations on the night will be accepted by MERCY Malaysia which has set up its Flood Relief Fund to provide aid to flood victims. Online donations can also be channelled towards MERCY Malaysia through Maybank, CIMB Bank and RHB Bank. For more details on online donations, donors can visit www.mercy.org.my or www.facebook.com/MERCYMalaysia.

The Fund Drive will begin taking donations from 6.00pm onwards. The Charity Concert will take place from 8.00pm onwards but with a more sedate line-up of music to be performed as a dedication to the victims of the flood. Local Malaysian acts from electro-pop band Paperplane Pursuit to musician OJ Law, as well as Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) Best New Artist nominee Kyoto Protocol will join fellow artistes An Honest Mistake, The Big Band and Narmi, to do their part in uniting people in music and prayer and by doing so, aim to raise more funds on the night for those affected.

The MDCC run to be held on New Year’s Eve will also take place as scheduled, with the five categories maintained. Now called the ‘Fund Run’, all participants who have signed up are invited to register at the venue as planned.

Centre Manager of IPC Shopping Centre, Evelyn Tan, explained, “Given the plight of fellow Malaysians, we decided to change our event to one where we can do more to help. Our theme for the MDCC New Year’s Eve gathering was changed from ‘A Celebration of Togetherness’ to ‘Together We Care’ to encourage the public to come together to show the victims that they are not alone.”

Jazmi Kamarudin, Centre Manager of the Curve, said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Everyone who joins us on the night can make a difference, whether it’s through sharing positive emotions, making donations or just being present to show we care.”

“We hope people will make the extra effort to join us, so we can do our collective part for the flood victims and ring in the new year in a meaningful way,” added Azizul Hisham Ahmad, Centre Manager of eCurve.

In a mark of respect, the event organisers have cancelled the fireworks planned for the night.

To accommodate the MDCC Flood Relief Project and New Year’s Eve ‘Fund Run’, the main road between the Curve and IPC, Jalan PJU 7/2, will be temporarily closed from 11pm on December 29, 2014 to 8am on January 1, 2015. Detour signage and traffic police will be available to help redirect traffic on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the event day. For details on alternative routes, visit www.facebook.com/IPC.com.my, www.facebook.com/theCurveShoppingMall and www.facebook.com/eCurveMall.

For details on the MDCC New Year’s Eve event, visit www.mdccnye.com.my or email ipc@ikano.com.my. Alternatively, Customer Care Officers can be reached at 03-7710 6868 for the Curve or 03-7725 0277 for eCurve.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Save Our Rainforest Race 2015 @ Hutan Lipur Kuala Woh, Tapah, Perak

What? Save Our Rainforest Race 2015

When? 28 March 2015 (Saturday) 7:30am

How far? 10km trekking on tar road, suspension bridge, hike through forest, check point challenges and TREE PLANTING!

How much? RM160 for a 2-person team (RM 80 per person). Fee includes; breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, race-kit and a tree for each team!

How to register? Log on to www.pekamalaysia.org for registration today!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Press Release: Zumbattling AIDS

The Zumba® craze has taken the world – and Malaysia – by storm. Building upon its strong following, the fitness experts at Celebrity Fitness, in collaboration with the Malaysian AIDS Foundation, has successfully channeled this phenomenon towards a worthy cause with Zumba WAD!!! (Zumba® With A Difference).

The three-hour event saw the participation of more than 300 people, including celebrities who joined in the festivities to render their support towards the initiative. Spotted amongst participants include Choo Mei Sze, Dennis Gan, Henley Hii, Eizlan Yusof, Sean Lee and many more.

Led by Celebrity Fitness instructors – Sunny Cheong, Deno Au yong and Alex Phang – participants spent their morning sweating it out to the Zumba fitness routine, involving elements of dance and aerobics. Zumba®'s choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. It is believed that approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba® classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 185 countries!

To participate in the event, Celebrity Fitness members were required to pay a fee of RM40 while a RM50 fee was imposed for non-members. All proceeds, which totaled RM15,000 was channeled to the Malaysian AIDS Foundation to benefit its HIV treatment, care and support programme.

“HIV and AIDS are nothing new. They have been part of our society for a long time. At the same time, nobody wants to talk about it or to have anything to do with it as it is perceived as a sensitive issue. There seems to be a social stigma of sorts when it comes to HIV and AIDS. However, at the same time, the statistics are staggering – from 1986 to 2013, we have recorded over 101,672 cases of HIV, while 16,340 lives have been lost to AIDS related illnesses,” said Mr. Choi KwangHo, Senior Vice President of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia.

“In this regard, the Zumba® WAD event was held with a two-pronged objective. The first was to raise funds to help the Malaysian AIDS Foundation in their quest to eradicate the negative impact of HIV and AIDS. The second objective was also to increase awareness about the disease and discredit the sensitivity and social stigma associated with it,” said Mr. Choi.

In a bid to tackle the objective head-on, 15 people living with HIV were also invited to participate in the event – a bold move by the organisers which was well received by the participants, who could be seen mingling and working out together with them.

“Not only was the event a truly great way to encourage a healthy lifestyle by capitalising on the Zumba® craze, more importantly, it served as an ideal platform to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS and the plight of people who are negatively affected by the epidemic. Meanwhile, proceeds raised at the event will truly go a long way in helping us continue our work to provide lifesaving HIV treatment, care and support services to some of Malaysia’s most underserved communities due to stigma and marginalisation. Therefore, we would like to thank Celebrity Fitness for initiating this event, and encourage more parties to join in the concerted effort because everyone has a responsibility towards the prevention of HIV,” said Jasmin Jalil, Executive Director of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation.

Zumba® WAD was made possible by sponsors which included Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Capital FM & Red FM, adidas, Koamas Luxury Escapes, Sothy’s , Munchy’s Oak Krunch, SmileLink, Salonpas, Watson’s, L’oreal , GNC, NewUrbanMale, Revive, melissachens, Gardenia and Melvita.

For more information, kindly contact Celebrity Fitness Malaysia at 1300 – 222 – FIT (348) or log into www.celebrityfitness.com.my. You may also become a fan at http://www.facebook.com/CelebrityFitnessMalaysia.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FTKLAA Kuala Lumpur Run 2015

What? Kuala Lumpur Run 2015

When? 8 February 2015 (SUNDAY) 7:30am

Where? Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur.

How far? 10, 7 & 5km (family)

How to register?
Walk-in Registration Counter
FTKLAA Office, 2nd Floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel:- 03-2715 2843 , Email:- sportftaaa@hotmail.com
Operating hours:- Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Online Registration can be done at www.myraceonline.com

Finisher Medal

Brooks Event Tee

Friday, December 19, 2014

Press Release: Get Athletic This Spring With Functionality And Style At H&M SPORT

Spring is all about a new athleticism at H&M Sport, pushing fitness to the maximum with functional and stylish pieces for your best ever sporting season. Layering is the key as the weather warms up, with technical fabrics and functional details to help with performance whatever the sport of choice. Meanwhile H&M Sport for kids combines fashion and function with a feeling of fun. It’s all part of the newly expanded H&M Sport range, with the spring 2015 collection available from January 2, 2015 in selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as online.

“Spring is about fresh possibilities at H&M Sport, whether you are mastering your favourite sport or trying something new. Layering is important for the best performance, whether it’s in the gym or out in the wilds,” says Petra Smeds, H&M Sport women’s designer.

“Athleticism, strength and performance are the main inspirations for H&M Sport this spring, with pieces that work for the body no matter the level of skill. Functionality and technical details not only add an advantage, they also look great too,” says Jonas Blom, H&M Sport men’s designer.

RUNNING For women, seamless running tops and running tights have engineered construction for articulation and comfort. Technical zip-ups provide protection from the elements, with reflective trims for safety and a small running rucksack that fits firmly into the back.

For men, windproof zip-up jackets and tights protect from the weather, with technical T-shirts and shorts for when it warms up, or windproof vests for if sudden protection and warmth is needed. All in shades of black and grey with neon yellow and neon orange contrasts.

GYM Sports bras and vests come in vivid colours for women, perfect to mix and match with leggings in a variety of prints or block shades. Mesh is a key detail, especially on a raglan sleeve zip-up jacket, or as a panel for extra breathability on the back of a sports bra.

For men, technical work-out T-shirts are printed with slogans, with long-sleeve Ts as well as running tights for layering warmth, perfect to wear under more relaxed shorts.

OUTDOOR There are functional layers for every situation for women, from sports bras and vests through to warming middle layers, and outerlayers that combine fleece with mesh for both protection and breathability.

For men, wind and waterproof zip-up jackets combine different textures of fleece and give protection where it’s needed. Outdoor pants in hardwearing fabric have large utility pockets, while a body-contoured base layer is quick drying to help the body keep moisture away.

BODY/MIND For women’s body/mind activities, there’s a softer feel to the melange vests and leggings in grey, black or white, with pops of pink and mint.

For further information, visit http://www.hm.com/my/

Check out the product shots HERE.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Giveaway: Cerita Hantu Malaysia Gala Night Movie Passes

Every ghost stories has some truth to it. 'Cerita Hantu Malaysia' features 3 tales of such tales that are interconnected.

It begins at an old school with Aki, a security guard stationed at the school at night in lieu of his friend. During his shift, Aki has been disturbed by a few scary incidents. In response, the school authorities seek the services of a religious teacher to exorcise the wild spirits that haunts the school.

The religious teacher and his assistant Saad hired a bus and was on the way back with the trapped spirits when an incident involving his assistant’s mother passing away that they had to make a detour across an old road. While traveling along the old road their bus crashes. The religious teacher then suffers a heart attack and without his medication by his side, passes away on the road itself. In a stroke of bad luck, Mansur and Jo who was driving knocks Saad down, while he was trying to bury the box containing the spirits.

The story continues with 4 friends: Jo, Mansur, Akim & Rose, and a fateful journey in search for a medicine man. During their fateful trip, Rose is possessed by evil spirits, and goes missing. While attempting to locate her, Rose’s friends come across many frightful incidents until they come across the body of Saad and a religious teacher by the side of a bus.

Release date: 25 Dec 2014
Language: Malay
Director: Pierre Andre
Casts: Kamal Adli, Leez Rosli, Kamarul Hj.Yusoff, Wan Ellyas, Mikail Andre, Adam Shah, Rahhim Omar
Genre: Horror
Running Time: 84 min
Rating: P13

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

Date: 23 Dec 2014 (Tuesday)
Venue: Cathay Cineplex eCurve
Time: 9.00pm

Here's how you can win. Answer this simple question

Who is the director of CERITA HANTU MALAYSIA

The 10 readers will win a pair of tickets each. Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "CERITA HANTU MALAYSIA" not later than this Monday 22 December. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your FULL NAME, IC Number and Phone number.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FTKLAA Event Calendar For 2015

11 Jan - MPIB Run @ Padang Merbok
24 Jan - 100Plus Out Run @ Putrajaya
25 Jan - Sports Toto/ FTKLAA Cross Country @ Padang Merbok

01 Feb - Nike We Run KL @ TBC (Psst..But we heard it will start and finish in a STADIUM)
08 Feb - Kuala Lumpur City Day Run @ Padang Merbok
15 Feb - 1st FTKLAA Walk Circuit Development Program @ Padang Merbok

15 March - FTKLAA Under Distance @ MSN, Bukit Jalil
21 March - Men's Health / Women's Health Night Run @ Putrajaya
22 March - Possible Run @ Padang Merbok
29 March - KL-Maran Walk (29 March - 3 April)

05 April - FTKLAA All Comers Meet @ MSN Bukit Jalil
04 April - Shape Night Run @ Putrajaya
12 April - 1st FTKLAA Middle & Long Distance Run Development Program @ Padang Merbok/ MSN
19 April - Pacesetters 15km Run @ Padang Merbok
19 April - Jumps & Throws Meet @ MSN, Bukit Jalil
26 April - 2nd FTKLAA Walk Circuit Development Program @ Padang Merbok

10 May - 3rd FTKLAA Walk Circuit Development Program @ Padang Merbok
17 May - FTKLAA (12-15 yrs) Development Program @ Padang Merbok

7 June - 2nd FTKLAA Middle & Long Distance Run Development Program @ Padang Merbok/ MSN
13-14 June - FTKLAA Junior Meet (13-21 yrs) Development Program @ Padang Merbok

1 August - 3rd FTKLAA Walk Circuit Development Program @ Padang Merbok
9 August - Primary School Meet @ MSN, Bukit Jalil
15-16 August - FTKLAA State Meet @ MSN, Bukit Jalil

20 Sept - Pacesetters 30km Run @ Padang Merbok

04 October - Standard Chartered KL Marathon @ Dataran Merdeka
24 October - BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon @ Putrajaya
18 October - Runners Malaysia 10miler @ Padang Merbok

14 November - World Diabetes Day Run @ Padang Merbok

You read it here first. Do follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook for future updates. The info above is based on the press release from FTKLAA. It may subject to change.

Note: It took us time and effort to type this out from the press release. Please, if you plan to "cut and paste" this work and republish it somewhere else, do credit us as the source and link us back. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Kemensah Krazy - Trail Run 2015

What? Kemensah Krazy - Trail Run

When? 12 April 2015 (Sunday) 7:00am

Where? Kemensah (Ampang)

How far? 5, 15, 30 & 45 km

How to register? Click www.asiantrailexplorers.com

NOTE: Kemensah Kiddos Krazy 5 KM is ideal for novices and those who want to experience what hiking and trail running is all about - even young children can participate (instead of going for all these road runs, this an opportunity to find out how different trail running is).

Kemensah Kinda Krazy 15 KM is ideal for those who want to have a feel of what the jungle is all about without going to extremes, while the Kemensah Kracking Krazy 30 KM participants will have to leave their comfort zone.Kemensah Killer

Krazy 45 KM is recommended for those who are addicted to hiking and trail running or fit people who want to go straight away for the real deal. This is our second event in the Die Hard Series

Monday, December 15, 2014

International Nuang Jungle Marathon 2015

What? International Nuang Jungle Marathon 2015

When? 8 November 2015 (Sunday) 7:00am

Where? Pangsoon (Hulu Langat)

How far? Half Marathon & Full Marathon. Participants for the Full Marathon are expected to finish their run within 14 hours. Participants of the Half Marathon are given 10 hours to finish their race

How to register? www.nuangmarathon.com

The 2nd edition of the International Nuang Jungle Marathon is an international endurance marathon for trail runners and hikers. Although it is a race with time registration, it is rather a fight against yourself instead of against the clock. Set within the tropical rainforest and dense jungles of Hulu Langat (Selangor), runners and hikers will have to endure harsh conditions before reaching the finish line.

Note: These jungle events require a serious level of fitness and endurance. If you are unable to meet the stipulated cut-off times, you will not be allowed to continue the race and you might be asked to turn back. If you are fit, take up the challenge. It’s the only way to find out whether you are up to it or not.

University of Malaya Colour Run 2015

What? UM Colour Run 2015

When? 26 April 2015 (Sunday)

Where? University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Who? Organised by Kolej Kediaman Tuanku Bahiyah, University of Malaya

How far? 5km

How much? RM45

How to register? Online registration is available at myraceonline.com starting from 15 Dec 2014.

Need more details? Click LIKE http://fb.com/UMColourRun

Runwitme Says: Each runner is entitled to event T-shirt, goodie bags, certificate and finisher medals. All proceeds will go to selected charity bodies. NOTE: Despite the similar concept, this run has nothing to do with THE COLOR RUN (The Happiest 5K On the Planet)

UPDATE: The name of this event has been changed to Larian Spektra due to some legal issues. Please head over to http://runwitme.blogspot.com/2015/01/larian-spektra-universiti-malaya-2015.html

Press Release: Kenenisa Bekele To Run 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Dubai (UAE) 14 December, 2014: Dubai Holding, the investment holding company, has announced that three-time Olympic Champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia will take part in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 23, 2015 in his capacity as Ambassador of the Dubai Holding Wellness Programme.

The Dubai debut appearance of one of the greatest long distance athletes of all time will once again turn the spotlight on the world’s richest marathon as the 32 year-old competes in just the third marathon of what is an illustrious career.

Kenenisa is looking forward to progressing at the classic 42.195km distance after winning in Paris in April (course record 2:05:04) and finishing fourth in Chicago in October (2:05:51).

He holds three current world records for 5,000m outdoor, 5,000m indoor and 10,000m outdoor; has been 18 times World Champion and three times Olympic champion and is the first and only athlete to be world indoor and outdoor, world cross country and Olympic champion.

Ahmad Bin Byat, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Holding, said: “Inspiration is essential in all aspects of life, both professional and personal. As part of our Wellness Programme initiatives, we aim to inspire Dubai Holding employees and members of the wider community to adopt an active lifestyle, push themselves and take on a challenge. Kenenisa Bekele is an ideal Ambassador for our Programme as he is constantly pushing his limits further and challenging himself to do better.

“As a Dubai Holding Wellness Programme Ambassador, Kenenisa is helping to promote health and fitness at Dubai Holding, in Dubai and in the wider UAE. The programme, established in 2007 as the first-of–its-kind in the region, raises awareness among nearly 22,000 employees across the Group and the wider community about healthy living and assists them to change and sustain improvements in their lifestyle to reduce health risks and enhance the quality of their life.”

Kenenisa, who made a flying visit to Dubai to accept his ambassadorial role, said he was delighted to be able to compete in the world’s richest marathon.

“I have been following the race for some time now and I know Dubai has a very flat course that produces fast times,” he said. “Of course, it is not east to step up to the marathon distance and set records but I am looking forward to the challenge of lining up in Dubai next month. Hopefully, I can produce a very quick time and my appearance encourages people of all ages in the UAE to join me in my role as an ambassador for the Dubai Holding Wellness Programme.”

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will see runners compete in the full Marathon, the 10km Road Race and the 4km Fun Run.

Around 25,000 runners are expected across the three events with athletes of all ages, abilities and nationalities lining up alongside one of the biggest names in world sport.

Event Director Peter Connerton believes the appearance of Kenenisa Bekele will fire the crowds in the same manner as fellow Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie who competed for three years in Dubai from 2008-2010.

“Like Haile, Kenenisa has made the step up to the marathon distance after winning everything there is to win at both 5,000 and 10,000, indoor, outdoor and cross country,” he said.

“So far he has had a better start to his marathon career than both Haile and Paul Tergat. He has followed our race with interest for a few years now and has been keen to come and take his marathon experience to another level. We are proud he believes Dubai is the right venue for the next stage in what has been an outstanding running career.”

The 2015 race will mark the ninth consecutive year that Dubai Holding supports the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon as part of its Corporate Wellness Programme. The 2014 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon saw around 2,000 employees from the Corporate Office, Jumeirah Group, TECOM Investments, Dubai Properties Group and Emirates International Telecommunications take part in the event and the company has ambitions to once again grow that figure by twenty per cent in 2015.

In line with the Dubai Government’s efforts of supporting healthier living habits, Dubai Holding also sponsors the UAE National prize category, which it introduced in 2010, offering a total of AED86,000 (Euro 18,800) to the three fastest UAE nationals in the men and women’s marathon, 10km and push chair races.

Runners who would like to take part in the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon or the associated 10km and 4km events should register online only at www.dubaimarathon.org.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Project Good Deeds: Donate Your Old Shoes and Tees to the Needy in the Orang Asli Communities

There are still many people in different parts of our world still walk around barefoot, not by choice but because they lack resources to put shoes on their feet. Project Good Deeds is an initiative by Multi Purpose Insurans Berhad (MPIB) that collects pre-loved sports/running shoes and tee shirts for the Orang Asli community.

This project is preceded by Project Good Deed Shoes, which collected 249 pairs of shoes for 2 Orang Asli settlements.
With the doubling of the beneficiaries to 4 settlements in Project Good Deeds, MPIB hopes the number of donors and collected items would increase.

The launch of Project Good Deeds was held during a special session counting down the 30 days to MPIB Run race day at Pacific Regency Hotel Suites on 12 December 2014.

The project came about following the feedback of the MPIB Runs’ participants, who replaced their shoes regularly for the maintenance of their performance. Project Good Deeds allows its runners to reduce waste and practise reusing by donating their still wearable shoes and tee shirts to the indigenous minority community.

So, gather your old shoes and tees. Donations of shoes and tees can be made at these dates and location:

20 December 2014 - Padang Merbuk Car Park (7am - 10am)
27 - 28 December 2014 - Lot 10 Sports Hub, Lot 10 Shopping Centre (11am - 7pm)
10 January 2015 - Padang Merbuk Car Park (10am - 6pm)
11 January 2015 - Padang Merbuk Car Park (6am - 11am)

NOTE: Please the shoes and tees are in wearable conditions. It is a charity project, not a garbage dump.

You will be given one of these tokens of appreciation after you have done your donation.

For more info and update about Project Good Deeds, please click https://www.facebook.com/MPIBRun

Press Release: Triple Pte. Ltd. Set To Launch The UNDER ARMOUR Brand In Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (10 December 2014) – Triple Pte. Ltd. is ready to make waves in Malaysia come 2015 by opening the first store of American sports label Under Armour, the leading global developer and manufacturer of performance footwear and apparel. The first location will open at KL’s leading landmark and shopping destination – Suria KLCC.

Driven by its vision of empowering athletes everywhere and to make all athletes better, Under Armour is the fastest growing sports performance brand in the world. It has surpassed the USD 2 billion revenue mark in 2013 and is looking to hit global revenues of USD 10 billion by 2020.

Globally recognized for its product innovation and technology in sports apparel has earned Under Armour the trust and friendship of top international athletes such as Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps, ballerina Misty Copeland and NBA player Stephen Curry.

“The passion for sports and the love for fitness is becoming very prominent among Malaysians. Under Armour’s innovative products guarantee consumers are fitted with the right products that will make them perform at their best and will assist active sports consumers, who seek to be better and stronger athletes,” says Michael Binger, Chief Executive Office and Co-founder of Triple.

The brand launch in Malaysia marks the 6 brand store opening in the region with existing stores in Singapore and Philippines through exclusive distributor, Triple Pte. Ltd. Triple is a newly established venture by three entrepreneurs in the brand, retail and e-commerce business with more than 40 years of combined experience under their belt with a deep understanding of the sports retail industry from their years of experience.

Triple will focus the Under Armour product offering in Malaysia on a vast range of sporting apparel for both men and women, including innovative UA technology such as HeatGear, Sonic, HeatGear, Flyweight, coldblack , UA Tech™ and Compression range. The women’s range includes training, running, UA’s studio line, UA studio and UA StudioLux and the Armour Bra powered by Under Armour. The menswear includes men’s training, base layers, combine training, running and footwear.

Golfers can look forward to the Under Armour Spring/Summer 2015 Golf Collection available exclusively at MST Golf outlets. The collection will be available only at MST Golf outlets in Malaysia starting January 2015, featuring the brand’s revolutionary coldblack technology that protects the skin by reflecting infrared rays to keep athletes cool under the sun.

“Triple believes in the potential of the Malaysian market for sports performance products focused on athletes and athletic people with active lifestyles. Under Armour is a brand synonymous with performance and innovation, and the momentum that it has in the U.S. has set for the brand a good foundation for successful expansion into key international markets. After the successful debut in Singapore and Manila, Triple believes that it is the right time to launch the brand in Kuala Lumpur in order to further complete our distribution network across Southeast Asia. We strongly believe in empowering athletes everywhere and are extremely excited to introduce Under Armour to athletes in Malaysia,” continues Michael.

During an exclusive media luncheon, three well-known personalities - Linora Low, Nana Alhaleq and Kit Mah were introduced as the local brand ambassadors for the Under Amour brand.

The official website for Under Amour Malaysia is http://www.underarmour.com.my/

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Oral Cancer Run 2015

What? Oral Cancer Run

When? 15 February 2015 (Sunday) 6.30am

Where? Taman Botani Perdana, Kuala Lumpur

Who? Organised by Dental Student Association Faculty of Dentistry of UKM.

Why? All proceeds from this charity run will go towards CARIF's Oral Cancer Department. CARIF or Cancer Research Initiative Foundation (CARIF) is a non-government body that is actively doing research about mouth, nasopharynx, breast and familial cancer.

How far/ How much?:
1) Men & Women Open 10 KM (13 years and above) - RM50
2) Open Fun Run 5 KM (7 years and above) - RM 40

How to register? Click http://oralcancer-run.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Press Release: Onitsuka Tiger Opens at Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia

Klang Valley, 25 November 2014 – Onitsuka Tiger opens its second store in Malaysia. Located at Sunway Pyramid, a premium shopping mall in Subang Jaya, the new store spans a total of 1,650 square feet and promises to meet the demands of Onitsuka Tiger Fans in Malaysia.

The new Onitsuka Tiger brand prides itself on craftsmanship, as with every refined Japanese culture. Now, with a touch of modern Japanese style as well as keeping the minimalistic designs in mind, Onitsuka Tiger has built this store based on the roots of the brand itself, which is “Made in Japan” while keeping it minimalistic & modern. The brand itself has ranges that represents both the roots of true Japanese craftsmanship like the Nippon Made range, Made in Japan line that focuses on craftsmanship, premium quality textures and luxurious materials such as Japanese leather as well as the sports fashion range which what the brand itself is widely known for, a lifestyle brand of Japanese heritage with modern flair. The original Japanese sports fashion brand.

The details of the store might be hard to tell at first but every single materials used in the outlet has been hand-picked to ensure the outcome would be of that came from the land of the rising sun. The façade design is using wooden pattern embossed mortar coated with a paint mixed with “sumi”. “Sumi” is a black ink made mainly of soot that has traditionally used in Japanese painting and calligraphy. The wood used for the wooden pattern is larch veneer also known as “Tiger Plywood” which also visually symbolizes “Onitsuka Tiger”. The material created by this special technique truly shows and symbolizes “Craftsmanship” which is valued in the Japanese culture.

Onitsuka Tiger is one of the oldest running shoes brands in Asia, predecessors to Asics and even Nike Cortez.

In 1949, Kihachiro Onitsuka established Onitsuka Tiger, the forerunner of ASICS. The brand began with a commitment to promoting youth health, and since then, the Tiger stripes have become synonymous with one of the most world-renowned athletic brands.

The legend lives on today in the fusion of Japanese heritage and modern flair. With designs ranging from updated classic silhouettes to refreshing new styles and collaborations with like-minded artists and cultural connoisseurs, the spirit of Japan resonates in each new collection of Onitsuka Tiger shoes, apparel and accessories.

Following the success for its first store in Kuala Lumpur opened 2012 at Pavilion, the second store in Sunway Pyramid seeks to cater to shoppers within the neighbouring cities such as the Klang Valey area, Selangor, and Petaling Jaya. Sunway Pyramid is also located within proximity of key landmarks such as Sunway Hotel, Sunway University and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, allowing the brand to reach to audience of all ages.

Despite the tradition that is kept deep in the veins of the Tiger, Onitsuka Tiger presents itself as a brand that is of a modern Asian character. Edgy yet subtly rebellious. Unique but quietly confident. Onitsuka Tiger has prowled into the fashion scene of Klang Valley, with a roar that will be heard.

The Onitsuka Tiger store opens from 10am to 10pm daily at the Sunway Pyramind mall. Sunway Pyramid is located at G1.98, Sunway Pyramid, No.3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Check out the unveiling of the paper tiger origami sculpture during the official opening of the store below:

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For more photos from the grand opening, please click HERE.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Press Release: More Than 53,000 Runners Race Through The City At The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore

SINGAPORE, 7 DECEMBER 2014 — More than 53,000 runners took part in this morning’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 (SCMS) as runners made their way towards the Padang from various starting points across the island. Flagging off the Marathon category this year was Haile Gebrselassie, widely regarded as one of the greatest runners on earth. The Ethiopian legend also took part in the 10km race, which marked his debut run in Southeast-Asia.

Finishing his race in third with a time of 00:30:00, Gebrselassie said, “The crowd in Singapore has been fantastic and I treated the race as a celebration. It’s a wonderful atmosphere and everything was great, except the weather. The humidity is not something I expected but the guys from Kenya really pushed me to go faster.”

Gebrselassie’s female compatriot, Waganesh Amare, broke the hold the Kenyans have had on the Marathon category with her winning performance of 02:46:54. She trumped Kenyans Elizabeth Chemweno (02:47:50) and Pauline Wangui (02:48:59).

“The weather was really warm but I’m very happy to win the race here, especially because it’s been won by Kenyans so many times. I really didn’t expect to win, but in spite of my fatigue at the 39km mark, I felt if I pushed a little, I could really win the race, so I persevered.”

In the male category, barber turned elite runner, Kenneth Mungara, reclaimed the crown he won in 2010 finishing the race with a time of 02:16:42. Expressing his delight in winning the race, Mungara said, “The race today was very nice, the weather was good and I enjoyed it. I was alone and didn’t have someone to push me to go even faster. I aim to be back again and to set a new course record.” Kenyans David Kiptui Tarus (02:19:07) Charles Kanyao (02:19:18) made up the rest of the podium.

In the local categories, Singapore’s favourite Mok Ying Ren defended his title with the time of 02:53:42, while Rachel See claimed the local Women’s Open category with a time of 03:17:13.

“I am very happy, this is my longest run since my injury. This is a good comeback run and a good sign as I can move on to my next phase of training and increase the intensity. I felt that the run was really enjoyable as I ran the first 30km with a group of friends. Moving on, I want to qualify for the next SEA Games and focus on the training once I finish NS in April. For the 2016 Olympics, I am exploring to work with coaches overseas,” commented Mok.

Results of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

Elite Men’s Open
1. Kenneth MUNGARA (Kenya) 02:16:42
2. David KIPTUI TARUS (Kenya) 02:19:07
3. Charles KANYAO (Kenya) 02:19:18

Elite Women’s Open
1. Waganesh AMARE (Ethiopia) 02:46:54
2. Elizabeth CHEMWENO (Kenya) 02:47:50
3. Pauline WANGUI (Kenya) 02:48:59

Local Men’s Open
1. Ying Ren MOK (Singapore) 02:53:42
2. Suan Boon SOON (Singapore) 02:59:50
3. Ramesh PALANIANDY (Singapore) 03:02:44

Local Women’s Open
1. Rachel SEE (Singapore) 03:17:13
2. Jie Shi NEO (Singapore) 03:23:53
3. Sing Yi LIM (Singapore) 03:27:42

For full results, please refer to: www.marathonsingapore.com

Photos courtesy of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.