Saturday, August 10, 2019

IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast 2020

IRONMAN® is proud to present the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast. Hosted by Desaru Coast Malaysia, the Malaysia’s latest curated premium integrated destination in Johor. 
The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast is part of the Desaru Coast Multisport Festival presented by IRONMAN from the 17th  - 19th of April 2020. Events making up the Festival weekend include IRONKIDS Desaru Coast on Friday evening, 5i50 Desaru Coast & Desaru Coast Sprint on Saturday morning and IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast on Sunday.

Registration here

1.9km Swim

The race will start with a 1.9 kilometre swim on the beachfront of The Westin Desaru Coast Resort. Athletes will swim one lap in a clockwise direction under a rolling start process. The swim will be a non-wetsuit swim with the water temperature hovering around 28C - 29C.

90km Bike

The 2 loop, undulating bike course will head out towards Desaru Coast Riverside and then turn right at Jalan Kampung Punggol to cycle straight through the Penawar Roundabout. At the Tanjung Balau roundabout, athletes will turn left into Jalan Ladang Siang through a beautiful canopy of trees before u-turning to head back towards the roundabout and left towards Sedili Kecil. From the far turnaround point at the northern end of the bike course, athletes will head back to the Tanjung Balau roundabout which will signify the lap turnaround point to start their 2nd lap. At the end of the 2nd lap, athletes will head straight (instead of turning right) through the Penawar Roundabout and turn left into Jalan Desaru to return to transition.

21.1km Run

The mostly flat 3 loop run course will circle around the perimeter of the The Els Club Desaru Coast - Ocean Course, offering some welcome shade in places. The lap turnaround point will be located outside the transition area at the beachfront of The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, where athletes will eventually finish their IRONMAN 70.3 journey.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Under Armour Makes Its Debut at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019

Pacers for SCKLM2019 will be sporting the brand’s livery while over 40,000 runners will receive Under Armour SCKLM2019 Running Tees

PETALING JAYA23rd July 2019 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM 2019) announces the addition of high performance sportswear brand, Under Armour, as its official apparel sponsor for this year’s run. As the official apparel sponsor of the 11th edition of the race, Under Armour will outfit 40,000 participants with their running shirts.

“We are excited to be a part of SCKLM 2019, one of the nation’s most-anticipated marathons. It will be one of the highlights of the year for us as we believe the partnership will allow us to reach out to more runners,” quotes Michael Binger, Chief Executive Officer of Triple Pte Ltd and UA Sports (SEA).

In addition to gearing up the participants, Under Armour will also outfit the 30-member Pacer team for the marathon with the newly designed UA HOVR performance running footwear and race kits to enable them to train better. 24 pacers will be assisting runners in the Full Marathon category under a variety of finishing times and another 6 pacers for the Half Marathon category.

A runner’s pace is often the all-important factor that will ensure a runner finishes according to his or her set time objectives. Pacers are usually very experienced runners who can run at a steady pace for other runners with similar time objectives to follow. As inexperience and fatigue set in for lesser experienced runners, it is the Pacers who will provide the right encouragement and motivation to get runners on track to finish the race within their set times.

“Experience is key for Pacers and we have been very fortunate to get a returning group of runners who regularly volunteer their expertise for every SCKLM,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, the owner and organiser of the race.

“Some of our Pacers have been with us from day one and are quite well known to the local running community so their popularity and more importantly, their experience is a big advantage for us. We are very grateful for their selfless service over the years” he added.

Kartini Ahmad Kamal, 41, who hails from Sandakan and works as an Admin. and Accounts Manager, decided to become a Pacer to give back to the running community and is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Pacer team for SCKLM2019 for the third year running.

Being a pacer is not an easy task and I trained harder for my pacer job compared to when I race. I have learnt so many things since my first pacer duty in 2015.  The best part of being a pacer is seeing runners get to the finish line in a time they did not previously believe was possible. We may have played a small part in that and for us, that's a real honour and privilege,” said Kartini.

Chan Wai Yee on the other hand will be making her debut as a Full Marathon Pacer after trying her hand at the Half Marathon distance previously. The KL resident works in retail marketing and like Kartini, is eager to do her bit for the running community.

I enjoy being a pacer as I feel sometimes, we are too absorbed in our own personal improvement that we forget to support other runners, especially new runners. I also want to encourage the slower runners who are often forgotten or disregarded. I do it for the love of running and hope to pass this spirit on to other runners as well,” said Wai Yee.

This year’s run will see a record breaking high of 40,000 participants who will converge at Dataran Merdeka on the 28th and 29th of September 2019.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Electrolux Home Run 2019 - Race Review

Electrolux Home Run 2019 was held in  conjunction with the 100th year of Electrolux's celebration as one of the premium electrical home appliances manufacturer. It had been quite some time since I joined any races and I really look forward for this race.

The 10k route was mostly flat with plenty of water stations. There were a lot of foods and drinks to grab even until the end of the event. The main highlight was the ultimate lucky draw prize worth RM25k, but no luck for me, haha.

The organizer can look to add distance markers and separate water session for the different race categories. It will be better to start the longer distance categories first since they will took longer time to complete and the sun already up during that time.

The 10km category was flagged off around 7.40am. Very glad to complete the 10.25km race with the timing of 43.24 min. It had been an amazing feeling to cross the finishing line because it had been awhile since i can run freely without any complication from my ankle. 

Lesson learned - always go for moderation in training. Thanks to Sophia Ho from Crucial Rehab for the rehabilitation session and thanks to Jason Fong for the recommendation. Thanks to my family and friends for all the support. Hopefully to be back stronger for next race. All is well.

Do support me in my SCKLM 2019 - Full Marathon. Hope to raise more funds for the The National Cancer Society of Malaysia. Do click on the link below for more details. Thanks for all the support and contribution 😁😁😁.

Check result here

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Proton HSN21KM 2019

Date: 13 Oct 2019
Venue: Putrajaya
Time: 6am

2018 Top 10 result here
Registration here
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Electrolux Home Run 2019

Time : 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Venue : Setia City Park, Setia Alam
Distance : 1km, 2km, 2.8km, 5km & 10km
Electrolux Home Run is an event that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion in our community. Children & adults with special needs and physically challenged will have the opportunity to race in a safe and controlled environment. (we will have over 200 participants who are mentally & physically challenged joining us in various distance to compete for the top 3 positions. There are 4 categories for the mentally/physically challenged – 1km Awesome Bunch in Male & Female Category & 5km Mission Possible in Male & Female category)

The marathoner without legs It all happen on a fine day in December 2011. Mohd Sharifuddin Ezham was stationary on his bike at a traffic light intersection when a 5-tonnes lorry failed to stop and rolled over his leg. Due to the severity of his injuries, both his legs had to be amputated. He was only 25 then. Fast forward to today, Sharifuddin has achieved most able-bodied men can only dream off. So far, he has completed Six Half Marathons, 3 Ultra Marathons (50 km) and 4 Full Marathons. His 4th Full Marathon happens 2 weekend ago on the 27th April 19 in a time of 04:31:28. We hope Sharifuddin’s story will inspire all of us. Currently lives in Shah Alam, Selangor, he said his involvement in the marathon burns his spirits to move forward. He is now learning to swim to prepare himself to become a triathlete. As a triathlete, he need to master 3 disciplines i.e. Swim, Bike & Run This coming July 14th, Sharifuddin and his group of friends will be competing in the 5km & 10km distance in their wheelchairs. Let us all come together this 14th July and run/cheer on Sharifuddin & his team.

For those familiar with the local triathlon scene, the mention of the name Sabki will instantly bring in the image of a one-arm triathlete. To Mohd Sabki Arrifin, having only one arm has never deterred him from competing in multisport events. Sabki, a national Paralympic athlete and a well-known triathlete lost his left arm in a road accident in 2000. In 2004, he begins his swimming lesson with the objective to compete in the Paralympic events. In the following year, he shocks everyone when he competes in the 6.5 km Kapas – Marang Swimathon. Sabki continues to compete every year since that first race in 2005 and he also embarks into other multisport event (running, cycling, triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon). “I like to challenge myself and tell the world that I can still do it,” said Sabki who is currently based in Kuala Lumpur. Sabki will be racing in the 5 km distance under the 30-39 Prime Sprinters category at the Electrolux Home Run 2019.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2019 - Top 10 Results

Over 2,300 runners and eco-warriors thronged the finish line at the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2019

In conjunction with International Earth Day, the run celebrated the on-going efforts by National Geographic and its partners to promote environmental awareness

KUALA LUMPUR, APRIL 29, 2019 – Organised by National Geographic in partnership with Gamuda Land, National Geographic Earth Day Run 2019 — Malaysia’s most anticipated eco-friendly run, was held on 28 April 2019 at Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning for the second year running. This year’s run was in the theme of Planet or Plastic? – a multiyear initiative from National Geographic, aimed at raising awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single-use plastic that enters into the world’s oceans. The run was also supported by the Ministry of Science Technology & Innovation, Environment and Climate Change with the presence of the Ministry’s Deputy Secretary General, Dr. K Nagulendran, who officiated the first flag off for the 15 km category.

In celebration of the new GParks Rangers programme introduced by Gamuda Parks, this year’s run welcomed a new category exclusively for children aged between 6 to 13 years old, upping the effort to promote environmental awareness. GParks Rangers are young ambassadors of Gamuda Parks, a special initiative set up to establish a benchmark to promote sustainability in how Gamuda Land develop its townships. The new addition in the run provided a fun platform to educate the younger audience on the implications of single-use plastic pollution to the environment.

Known for its initiative and commitment to creating sustainable townships, Gamuda Land returned as the official partner and venue sponsor for the second year to reinforce their support for National Geographic’s plastic-free initiative. “As National Geographic’s ongoing commendable effort is in line with Gamuda Land’s brand values, we are truly happy to lend 

our support as we believe that through this strategic partnership, we will be able to educate our communities on living sustainably more effectively,” said Aw Sei Cheh, Project Director of Gamuda Land.

The first flag-off for the 15 km category kicked-started this year’s Earth Day Run at 6:30 AM while the 5 km and 2 km kids category started at 7:20 AM. Participants who triumphed in the run received attractive prizes, courtesy of Gamuda Land, Touch ‘n Go eWallet, and Fitness First. Amplifying the excitement at this year’s run, attendees were treated to exciting activities at the Race Village where they were able to get first-hand knowledge on composting and seed planting through interactive workshops, while enjoying exclusive breakfast & ice cream giveaway and exciting games.

Runners were encouraged to bring their own reusable drink bottles and were able to refill with reusable water tanks provided at the designated water stations. Reflecting the success of the Planet or Plastic? pledge, this year’s run saw runners and eco-warriors alike pledging their support on both online and on-ground at the National Geographic booth, to reduce the use of single-use plastic. Citizens and residents of Malaysia all over are invited to take the Planet or Plastic? pledge, and play their part in preventing 1 billion items from reaching the ocean by 2020.

The Earth Day Run in Malaysia is made possible thanks to local partnerships. Collaborating organizations in 2019 include Gamuda Land — as the official sponsor, FOX Sports Asia, Stadium Astro, Nivea Men, Touch ‘n Go eWallet, Fitness First, Cenviro, Weimar and Zero Waste Malaysia.

Result here
More photos here

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Score Marathon Night Run 2019 - Top 8 Results

Date: 13 Apr 2019
Distance : 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km

More photos here
Resuthe here

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