Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Last LSD in 2018: One "Dead Slow" Run To Bid 2018 Goodbye

Heheh! If you are a regular runner in Desa Parkcity, you would have come across this "Dead Slow" road sign on Jalan Changkati Intisari. I have not seen this road sign anywhere else in Malaysia, have you? This hilly stretch was part of our 24 km LSD this morning.

We gathered near Pelita @ Desa Sri Hartamas at 5am. As usual, Abang Omar didn't let us know where was he taking us. We didn't what surprises in store for us.

So, today's menu was Desa Sri Hartamas - Taman Sri Sinar - Menjalara - Desa ParkCity - Sg Penchala - Taman Tun Dr. Ismail - Bukit Kiara - Desa Sri Hartamas. A total of 24km. Phew!

Friday, December 28, 2018

PUMA Announces the All-new “Glory Pack” Together with the Signing of Vincent Kompany!

PUMA Football will release a limited edition “Glory Pack” football boot to help PUMA players such as Sergio Agüero or David Silva perform during the busy December/January period in English football - often referred to as the “road to glory” for league and cup success.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Yay! The Jogging Track @ Serambi Pekan is Finally Completed

I was quite excited about this project when I first learnt about it a couple of years ago. Every time I went back to my hometown, I would check on the progress of the work and run on the completed parts of the track, km by km with sheer anticipation. Finally, the project was completed this year. I'm not sure about the exact date but it must have been after the Pilihanraya in May. Some parts of it were still under construction at the I went back to Pekan to vote.

I love running in Pekan, on the kampung roads and serene villages. However, I have to be on high alert because I am sharing the narrow road with other vehicles. The kampung drivers or riders can be a menace at times by giving you a jolt of surprise by appearing suddenly out of nowhere. With the opening of this jogging track, I can be free of the fear of getting run over by a motorbike or car. And I can enjoy my music freely during my run.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Morning LSD: The Most Beautiful KL Street Arts

What do you do on the morning of a public holiday? We did it like any other runner would - RUN!

I didn't know what was on the menu when Abang Omar invited for the LSD run. Neither did any of the other runners who joined the LSD this morning. We set off at the Masjid Bukit Aman after the Subuh prayer, into part of the Perdana Botanical Gardens before taking the tunnel out to KL Sentral. From there we headed to KL city centre, passing by Central Market, Petaling Street, Pudu Sentral, Jalan Alor enclave, KLCC, Kampung Baru, Chow Kit, Sunway Putra Mall, Bukit Tunku before heading back to our start point via Padang Merbok.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Media Statement from Malaysia Sport Commissioner Regarding the Running Event Guidelines Proposed by Malaysia Athletic Federation


Kementerian Belia dan Sukan (KBS) kini di peringkat akhir pemerkasaan Akta Pembangunan Sukan (Akta 576) menerusi pewartaan tiga (3) peraturan sebagai undang-undang subsidiari iaitu Peraturan-Peraturan Pembangunan Sukan (Pelesenan), Peraturan-Peraturan Pembangunan Sukan (Bidaan atau Tawaran Menjadi Tuan Rumah Sukan Antarabangsa) dan Peraturan-Peraturan Pembangunan Sukan (Jawatankuasa Pertikaian Sukan). 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Illumi Fest Run Malaysia Presented by MPI Generali Igniting A More Glowtastic Experience in 2019

Kuala Lumpur, 22 November 2018 – Back by popular demand, the anticipated neon fun run, ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia presented by MPI Generali is returning for its 2nd Malaysian edition! Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd, in collaboration with MPI Generali Insurans Berhad, is bringing back the exciting glow in the dark event this coming 2 March 2019 at Selangor Turf Club.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

SG x PUMA® “STRONG GIRL” COLLECTION – First Collection Designed by SELENA GOMEZ for PUMA

The most anticipated collection of the holiday season is here, Selena Gomez and PUMA® teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind assortment that has ‘strength’ stitched into every piece. For her first collaboration with the brand, Selena Gomez uses the legacies of strong women from the past to create classic pieces for today’s girl. These women are strong in their passions, expressions, and how they want to leave their mark on the world. They are compassionate, but uncompromising. Fearless, but approachable.  

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

VRACE KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s First Competitive Geolocation Virtual Run Opens For Registration

Kuala Lumpur, 19 December 2019 – VRace Kuala Lumpur, the first competitive geolocation virtual run in Malaysia debuts with Vivo Malaysia, Love Earth, World Asia Logistics and ToughAsia supporting the race. With virtual runs growing in popularity amongst running enthusiasts, VRace Kuala Lumpur is set to revolutionise the sport with two new concepts – geolocation based and competitive racing.

Under Armour To Debut HOVR INFINITE in Malaysia in February 2019

Singapore, 7 December 2018 - Under Armour pre-launched the HOVR Infinite and Connected Fitness in Marina Bay Sands Convention Center. Under Armour's Senior Director of Merchandising, Kent Colins unveiled the latest HOVR Infinite Running Footwear and Ben Mcallister, Director of the Connected Fitness from Under Armour, shared insights about the upcoming Connected Fitness in 2019.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Get Down & Dirty with Oakley's New Fall/Winter 2018 Eyewear Collection

Introducing Oakley's Fall/Winter 2018 eyewear collection - suitable for both men, women and junior sports enthusiasts. The collection of sunglasses and opticals comprises of multiple colours and designs for those who love to to style up as they work out on the road or in the gym. Its latest designs are also made suitable for versatile wearers as it can be worn as a lifestyle accessory as you hit the roads on the weekends as well.

Monday, December 17, 2018

International Olympic Committee Launches the First Olympic Store for Chinese Fans with Alibaba Group

Chris Tung, Alibaba Group Chief Marketing Officer (second from the left), and Christian Voigt, Vice President of Marketing Development at the Olympic Committee, Television & Marketing Services (third from the left) jointly announced the opening of the first IOC online store on Tmall in Zhangjiakou.

Zhangjiakou, China, 17 December 2018 – The International Olympic Committee and Worldwide TOP Partner Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) announced the launch of the firstever Olympic store on Tmall, China’s largest B2C marketplace for brands and retailers, during the weekend. The new Olympic store will be initially available to Chinese fans on Alibaba’s Tmall, with additional plans in development to create a global ecommerce platform for fans around the world. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A Look Back at the Top Images from the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018

Soh Rui Yong defended his title for the Singapore men's marathon category

The 17th edition of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) raised the bar for endurance races in the region, with a world-class weekend of racing that included the addition of an all-new elite wheelchair category. Over two days, tens of thousands of athletes from 127 different countries, regions and territories took in the stunning sights and sounds of an all-new course which spanned the lush greens and striking skyscrapers of the world-renowned garden city.

Five new champions and one back-to-back winner were crowned across the strongest-ever elite, local and elite wheelchair fields the event has seen.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Under Armour SpeedForm AMP 3.0 is the Perfect Footwear for a Lightweight Support.

Under Armour SpeedForm AMP 3.0 is the perfect footwear for a lightweight support. The footwear is made for athletes who take on any types of training challenges. 

The AMP technology gives the arch of your foot the freedom to move naturally to unleash the full power of the body’s foundation. With the innovative UA SpeedForm, it is constructed to mold the foot for a precision fit to eliminate all distraction during training. 

Give the Gift of Health with BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken Festive Packs This Chinese New Year 2019

The festive cheer of Chinese New Year approaches once again this coming February. For those celebrating, visiting our loved ones, especially the family elders, and also friends, is a must. Every year, we make efforts to renew and refresh the prosperity or blessings – fú(), of our loved ones and friends by bearing auspicious gifts that represent our wishes for them to have good health, happiness, good luck and good fortune in the upcoming year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Casio G-SHOCK Celebrates 35th Anniversary with a Three-Way Collaboration with Sneaker Freaker and STANCE Socks

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. have announced that G-SHOCK, Sneaker Freaker and Stance Socks have joined forces on a collaboration model, commemorating the 35th Anniversary of G-SHOCK and the 15th Anniversary of Sneaker Freaker, a magazine based in Australia. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

SuperPark Opens Its Doors To Malaysians This December!

Kuala Lumpur, 10 December 2018 - SuperPark Malaysia is finally here! Boasting a 40,000 square foot site in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Avenue K, SuperPark Malaysia aims to bring joyful play to Malaysians of all walks of life, offering over 20 fun, healthy and energizing activities under one roof based on three themed areas - The Adventure Area, The Game Arena, and The Freestyle Hall.

Tune Protect Group Berhad partners with COBRA Rugby Club Malaysia to sponsor the COBRA 10s Mini Rugby Tournaments and provide protection for the nation’s young champions.

Tune Protect Group CEO Razman Hafidz doing the COBRA pose with 3rd Place Winner COBRATS Gold Under 6 Team 

Kuala Lumpur, 10 December 2018 - Tune Protect Group Berhad, Malaysia’s leading digital insurer recently sponsored the COBRA 10s Mini 2018 Rugby Tournament in Selangor to render support for the sport and to encourage budding young rugby players in Malaysia. Teams came from as far as Johor, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan to compete with other teams from the Klang Valley. In addition to being the main sponsor for the event, Tune Protect also provides annual Personal Accident coverage for about 500 COBRATS. As the junior wing of COBRA Rugby Club Malaysia, COBRATS also comes under the purview of the Olympic Council of Malaysia and consists of boys and girls aged 4 to 16 years old, with an interest in the sport.

BiO-LiFE MaxX Fish Oil - Made from High Strength Quality Fish Oil

BiO-LiFE MaxX Fish Oil

How often do you eat fish? In the case of most Malaysians, the answer may be, “Not often enough”. Fish consumption, along with physical activities, are crucial to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, which has been identified as the leading cause of death in Malaysia by the World Health Organisation. The American Heart Association even recommends that we eat fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week – a frequency that many of us may find hard to meet.

ASICS Brings Together Tech and Design with the Latest Sneaker Launch: GEL-QUANTUM INFINITY

Kuala Lumpur, 10 December 2018 - ASICS has announced the launch of the all-new GEL-QUANTUM INFINITY shoe, closing the year on an ultimate high with the most anticipated shoe of 2018 that features an uncompromised celebration of ASICS proprietary GEL technology inspired by functionality and style. 

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Media Statement from Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports regarding the mishap involving the participant of "The 41st Penang Round The Island Relay 2018"



Merujuk kepada kemalangan membabitkan dua (2) orang peserta "The 41st Round Penang Island Relay" pada awal pagi |n| di Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, saya telah menghubungi pihak berkuasa hospital untuk memohon kerjasama sepenuhnya diberikan kepada mangsa serta keluarga mereka.

Kenyans Sweep All Elite Marathon Podium Spots in Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018

From left, Andrew Kimtai, Felix Kirwa and Joshua Kipkorir
Singapore, 9 December 2018 - The 17th edition of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) raised the bar for endurance races in the region, with a world class weekend of racing.

Over two days, tens of thousands of athletes from 127 different countries, regions and territories took in the stunning sights and sounds of an all-new course which spanned the lush greens and striking skyscrapers of the world-renowned garden city.

Runner, Official Seriously Injured in Penang Round The Island Relay Accident

Woke up to this horrific news this morning.

According to The Sun, a runner and an official at the Penang Amateur Athletic Association (PAAA) Annual Round The Island Relay were seriously injured when they were hit by a car in Bayan Lepas this morning.

They were believed to have struck shortly after the event was flagged off at the Esplanade at 4am. The runner and the official had been taken to hospital to receive treatment.

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Steven Sim, who is also the Bukit Mertajam MP, said he has received a report of the accident and is awaiting details.

Police are expected to release a statement of the incident shortly.

The 72.63km run passes through passed through Gelugor, Bayan Lepas, Sungai Batu, Balik Pulau, Genting, Sungai Rusa, Sungai Pinang, Teluk Bahang, Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah and Tanjung Tokong before returning to the Esplanade.

There is a video recorded at the scene which has now gone viral now. The video can be quite graphic so be warned. But, if you wanna see it, click HERE.

Ironically, this incident happened a day short to the "anniversary" of the Klang International City Marathon accident which happened on 10 December last year.

What a sad day for the running community.

Source: The Sun
Photo: Facebook

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Day 1 of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018 Weekend Delights Thousands of Athletes

Singapore, 8 December 2018 – For the first time in Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon history, the race kicked off a two-day format with the Kids Dash, 5km in partnership with National Steps Challenge and the 10km.

ProBar Mobility System is now available in Malaysia at the PFC Studio

Kuala Lumpur, 4 December 2018 - Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is the second stop of PROBAR ASIAN Invasion 2018 alongside with countries such as Singapore 2/12/2018, Taiwan 8/12/2018, and Hong Kong 9/12/2018. The Asia Tour set as a breakthrough for Philippe to have expanded the sleek looking training tool out of the United States of America and embark the journey into the Asia region with PFC Studio taking the lead of distributorship.

2018 IRONMAN MALAYSIA: The Biggest and The Best, So Far!

Mohd Amran Abdul Ghani, 2018 IRONMAN Malaysia Best Malaysian Male

Langkawi, 28 November 2018 – Minutes before the timer hits the cut off time of 17 hours, loud cheers can be heard at the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi, where the finishing line of the coveted IRONMAN Malaysia Langkawi is set. After the whole day of swimming, cycling and running, triathletes pushed themselves to cross that glorious finish line and earn the most sought after IRONMAN finisher’s medal and to be called “YOU ARE AN IRONMAN” by the commentators.

11street & SOUL - Meet Your A.I. Running Coach - SOUL Run Free Pro Bio

It has become more apparent that Malaysian lifestyles are evolving into a more active and healthier one. Running has become one of the most common forms of exercise thanks to its accessibility - anywhere, anytime - and cost efficiency. However, like any other form of exercise, even one as simple as running, improper posture can lead to poor training efficiency or injuries. Providing a solution to this, 11street (, one of the leading online marketplaces in Malaysia, is partnering with SOUL Electronics, a global leader in consumer audio designed for the active and fitness-oriented lifestyle, to introduce the world’s first artificial intelligence wireless earphones, the RUN FREE PRO BIO with a voice coach function which gives you real-time advice during your run.

Barbie Sports the PUMA SUEDE 50 Collection

Sport, fashion and pop culture unite with the PUMA and Barbie® collection. As a true fashion icon for all ages, #ForAllTime, Barbie is recognized around the world, from Los Angeles to Seoul. This year, the doll has added a new collection to her closet to celebrate women in streetwear.

Malaysian Wins "Toughest in Southeast Asia" Title in 'R U Tough Enough?' SEA

Kuala Lumpur (December 3, 2018) – Malaysians have indeed proven to be the toughest in Southeast Asia! KIX HD (Astro Ch 729), the ultimate destination for action entertainment in Asia, and Fisherman’s Friend has crowned army officer Mohd Saddam bin Mohd Pittli the “Toughest in Southeast Asia” after a gruelling showdown between 22 finalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in R U Tough Enough? Southeast Asia. He walked home with the grand prize of US$15,000 (RM62,900) and an experience that will last a lifetime.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Strongest Elite Field Ready to Race at Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018

Singapore, 7 December 2018 – It is all systems go for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) 2018 which takes place this weekend with the strongest elite field in the event’s history. Into its 17th edition, approximately 50,000 registered runners from 127 countries, regions and territories will take to the city to race and be a part of the running festival. 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

adidas Running SOLARBOOST: Rocket-science You Can Wear, Now in Two New Colourways

Kuala Lumpur, December 1, 2018 – Today, adidas Running revealed two new colourways of SOLARBOOST, a technically-driven performance running silhouette.

The latest update to the collection includes new Marine and Ash Grey colourways. Both feature pops of Hi-Res yellow, reflecting how injections of bright colour bring life and energy in unexpected places.