Friday, November 17, 2017

Twincity Marathon 2018

It is time of the year again for one of the premier marathon events in the country - the Twincity Marathon. The 2018 race will be its 4th edition since its inception in 2015, where the number of participants have grown over the years – from 4,500 runners in 2015 to close to 8,000 runners in 2017, making it one of the biggest marathon events in the country.

Date: 21 Jan 2018
Time: 4am
Venue: Persiaran APEC ( In front of MaGIC ) Cyberjaya , Selangor
Distance: 5km, 12km, 21km and 42km
Registration fees: RM55, RM65, RM80 and RM98
Medal: Finisher medsal
Closing date: 
Registration here
Facebook here
2016 Top 10 result here


 Malaysia’s Premier Running Event Bags Two Gold SPIA Asia Awards

 Bangkok, November 2017: The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) cemented its pre-eminent position as the premier running event in the country by clinching Gold in two categories at the annual SPIA Asia event (Asia’s Sports Industry Awards and Conference) held here recently. Dirigo Events, the owner and organiser of SCKLM, won for the Best Mass Participation Event and SCKLM technology partner MYLAPS earned the Gold in the Best Sports Digital Platform category for the SCKLM App.

“There were some big names vying for the same awards and equally notable personalities within the judging committee, so to be crowned winners is indeed an incredible honour. This industry recognition validates all our efforts thus far and will serve to spur us on to continue to deliver the best event experience for all our SCKLM stakeholders,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM. “We would like to thank all our sponsors, partners and participants without whom this achievement would not have been possible,” he added. 

SCKLM2017, which was the ninth edition of the event, recorded the highest turnout for the event to-date with close to 36,000 runners taking part. Of these, over 1,700 were international running tourists contributing towards the country’s tourism revenues and in total more than 70 nationalities were represented, making SCKLM a truly inclusive mass participation event.

The SCKLM App was developed by MYLAPS and launched for SCKLM2016. To date the App has been downloaded a total of 23,096 since its launch and become the most downloaded sports app in the App Store and Google Play on 21 May 2017, the day of the event, with 1,085,782 screens viewed. “The App has proven to be really popular with our runners as it has useful features like a Live tracking page which allows users to track any runner, all Race Day related info, access to the Runners’ Guide and seamless social media connectivity that allows users to instantly post race photos,” said Gloria Ng, Director of Dirigo Events.

SPIA Asia is an annual event which celebrates the brands, agencies, marketers and organizations which positively influence the sporting landscape in Asia. The Awards are a meaningful and credible platform judged by industry experts, while committed to create legacy through raising funds for local development initiatives. The SPIA Asia Sports Business Conference is the only one of its kind, which brings thought leaders of the industry together to discuss the specific topics and themes that are changing the face of sport in Asia.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ATM Half Marathon 2017 - Race Review

Review by Ramzan Pittli

Acara ATM Half Marathon 2017 pada 12 Nov 2017 adalah pertama kali diadakan di Malaysia iaitu disekitar Port Dickson di Negeri Sembilan. Pelbagai acara menarik yang diadakan iaitu acara utama ialah larian sejauh 21 kilometer, 10 kilometer dan 5 kilometer. Selain itu, acara persembahan pancaragam dari ATM, persembahan nyanyian dari band yang terkemuka dan pelbagai lagi acara yang menarik yang dipersembahkan oleh ATM. Acara ini diadakan seawal pukul 5.00 pagi dan berakhir pada pukul 12.00 tengahari. Dianggarkan seramai 12,000 pelari yang menyertai acara ATM Half Marathon 2017 ini.

Kategori Larian
Kategori larian yang dipertandingkan adalah bagi kategori 21 kilometer mempunyai kategori lelaki terbuka Malaysia / wanita terbuka Malaysia, Lelaki antarabangsa / wanita antarabangsa, Lelaki tentera / wanita tentera dan juga kategori best Malaysia bagi kategori lelaki dan wanita Malaysia. Begitu juga bagi kategori larian 10 kilometer. Untuk kategori 5 kilometer pula dikategorikan sebagai fun run. Dengan mengadakan pelbagai kategori seperti ini adalah menarik minat ramai pelari-pelari untuk menyertai program ini. Tidak lupa juga untuk pelari-pelari elit dari tentera mahupun awam, semestinya mereka mempunyai target dan matlamat masing-masing untuk memenangi dalam acara tersendiri.

Pelepasan larian
Pelepasan larian seawal pukul 5.00 pagi iaitu pelepasan pertama bagi larian 21 kilometer untuk kategori lelaki dan wanita. Pelepasan ini telah dilepaskan oleh Mantan Tentera Darat. Bagi pelepasan larian untuk 10 kilometer pula, larian ini dilepaskan pada pukul 7.00 pagi bersama-sama kategori 5 kilometer. Pelepasan larian bagi 21 kilometer, 10 kilometer dan 5 kilometer amatlah menepati masa yang bersesuaian mengikut cuaca dan keselesaan para pelari.

Semasa berlari
Track larian yang disediakan oleh pihak urusetia untuk para pelari akan menarik minat mereka untuk terokai Port Dickson dengan berlari ditepian pantai, sedikit trail dan 98 peratus road.

Timing chip
Dengan meletakkan timing chip disamping bib memberikan janiman kepada para pelari dari segi ranking dan juga keputusan larian. Walaubagaimanapun, sedikit masalah timbul bila mana sistem tidak memperbaharui (updates) nama dan nombor baru berdaftar seminggu sebelum program. Ada juga masalah timbul nombor pelari tidak dikenalpasti oleh system (non detect). Oleh itu, sebelum acara ini berlangsung diwajibkan untuk scan dahulu nombor bib masing-masing ketika pengambilan nombor bib bagi memastikan tiada masalah yang akan timbul bila hari kejadian.

Tempat-tempat menarik
Terdapat banyak tempat menarik untuk bergambar sekitar program seperti replica medal, banner ATM Half Marathon berserta hashtag never surrender. Tidak lupa juga tempat-tempat menarik sekitar Port Dickson bagi mempromosikan Bandar Pelancongan.

Photographer yang ditugaskan untuk mengambil gambar para pelari sekitar larian 21 kilometer, 10 kilometer dan 5 kilometer sangat professional kerana shoot yang diambil ketika berlari sangat memuaskan tetapi sedikit mengecewakan shoot ketika di garisan penamat kerana garisan penamat sedikit kecelaruan. Yang menarik pula, gambar-gambar larian boleh terus muat turun dalam laman web dan terus dihantar ke facebook.

Garisan penamat
Garisan penamat sememangnya mempunyai masalah kerana hanya satu lorong sahaja untuk mereka memulakan larian dan juga menamatkan larian. Ini kerana track larian mereka adalah dengan membuat 2 pusingan dengan melalui lorong yang sama. Ini bermakna, lorong untuk penamat bercampur. Disini seharusnya membuat 2 lorong untuk permulaan larian dan penamat.

Kesimpulannya, program ini perlu banyak diperbaiki seperti point yang telah disenaraikan. Walaubagaimanapun, kita harus menyokong program seperti ini. Bukan hanya untuk menjaga kesihatan sahaja, tetapi dapat mengeratkan lagi sifat bermasyarakat 1 malaysia dalam diri rakyat Malaysia. Seterunya, aktiviti seperti ini dapat menggalakkan anak muda mahupun yang sudah berusia veteran menjaga kesihatan dan saling menghormati sesame manusia. Selain itu, Port Dickson juga dapat mempromosikan pelbagai tempat pelancongan kerana terdapat banyak tempat-tempat menarik sekitar Port Dickson. Diharapkkan acara ini diadakan lagi untuk tahun hadapan.

Check result here

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


E-Plus Global Expects 4,000 Participants at the
2018 Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships – Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA, 1 NOVEMBER 2017 – The world’s largest duathlon in the Powerman series, returns to Dataran Putrajaya, Malaysia on 4 March 2018 with 4,000 global athletes expected to compete for the prestigious Asia Championship title. E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, the promoter and organiser of the race, said that this would be the largest and most competitive duathlon race in Malaysia, the region and the world.

Powerman, the pinnacle of duathlon competition globally, is the platform for ardent runners and cyclists to master both disciplines. The run-bike-run race format held in Putrajaya last March broke its own Malaysia Book of Records figure with over 3,500 participants registered and competed in the race.

“Duathletes in Malaysia and the Asia region is growing significantly. This is evident with the increasing number of multi-sport athletes, especially runners and cyclists who come out to compete at the Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships – Malaysia. We will continue our efforts to provide a quality platform for participants to compete, and ultimately grow the running and cycling industry in across the region,” said Andrew Ching, Chief Executive Officer of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd.

The Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships – Malaysia comprises of four categories – Individual Classic and Team Relay Classic (10km – 60km – 10km), and the Individual Short and Team Relay Short (5km – 30km – 5km) and will be held on Sunday, 4 March 2018.

Andrew added that the Asia Championship also promotes duathlon at the grassroots level. “PowerKIDS is a programme catered for children between the age of 5 and 12. We believe that by building their foundation in these two disciplines, we will be developing a stronger multi-sport community in the long run.”

PowerKIDS will be categorized into three aged groups – 5 to 7 years old (0.4km – 1km – 0.4km), 8 to 10 years old (0.8km – 2km – 0.8km), and 11 to 12 years old (1.2km – 3 km – 1.2km) and will be held on Saturday, 3 March 2018.

Interested participants can register at

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunway The Good Run 2017 - Top 10 Results

Date: 29 Oct 2017
Distance: 15km and 5km

More photos here
Check result here

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Augustman 2017 - Top 15 Results

Distance: 10km

Check result here

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