Friday, August 31, 2012

Minda Health Walk 2012

Date: 7 Oct 2012
Time: 7:40am
Venue: Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, KL
Distance: 4km
Registration fees: RM10/participants
Cash prize: Top 3 team winners
Contact: 03-7782 5499
Closing date: 1 Oct 2012
Details here

KOM KKB Fraser Hill Challenge Selangor 2012

Date: 30 Sep 2012
Time: 8:30am
Start at Balai Bomba Kuala Kubu Baharu Selangor - End at Bukit Fraser
Distance: 30.5km
Registration fees: RM50
Medal: Finisher medal
Contact: 019-282 5616
Closing date: 29 Sep or 450 pax
Details here

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Tao Route" Charity Walk / 紫竹莲"走道“慈善行2012

"走道“健身长寿活动 "Tao Route" Stay Healthy, Live Longer Campaign


Title"Tao Route" Charity Campaign
I) Fundraising for the Temple Development
II) Publicize the healthy benefits of walking
III) To set The Temple become a popular tourist destination

Date: 23 September 2012 Sunday
Start at/ Address:
Jenjarom - Selangor Ang Clan Association
No 1, Jalan Melati 1, Taman Melati, 42600, Jenjarom, SDE

End at/ Address:
Kepong - Pbrb. Chee Chok Lian
Lot 3988 Jalan Wangsa 3/6, Taman Wangsa Permai, 52200, Kepong, KL

Distance: 60km+
Entry Fee: RM50 (Aged above 65 years old *free)
Contact: 012-3137237 or

Closing Date: 20 September 2012

Registration Fee Inclusive
1. Walkers' Number Bib, Free T-Shirt and other Sponsors' goodies.
2. Three (3) Refreshments/ Meals (Halai: Healthy Food) provided (7am, 12pm, 5pm) and
free 2 dinner tickets to attend the Temple 72th Anniversary on 1 October 2012 Monday.
3. Unlimited mineral water provided.
4. One (1) Achievement certificate (Minimum distance - Men's 20KM, Women 10KM) Receive
when the Temple 72th Anniversary on 1 October 2012 Monday
5. Finisher medal

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Charity Walk 2012

This will take place at the National Science Museum, Kuala Lumpur from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, 29th September 2012. 2,000 participants are expected for this 3½ km charity walk. The entry fee is RM50 and each participant will receive a pink T-shirt, a tote bag and Estee Lauder or Clinique products. Proceeds are donated to charity.

The National Science Museum will be illuminated in pink to mark the start of the campaign and also as part of the campaign’s landmark illumination activity each year.

 Date: 29 Sep 2012
Time: 4pm
Venue: National Science Museum, KL
Distance: 3.5km
Registration fees: RM50
Closing date: 24 Sep or 2000 participants
Details here
Registration and enquire at FTAAA or HooHa

Enviro Run 2012

Date: 21 Oct 2012
Time: 7:30am
Venue: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, KL
Distance: 5km and 7km
Registration fees: FREE
Medal: Limited medals
Prize: Bicycle for top 10 winners
Registration and contact: at FTAAA
Closing date: 30 Sep or 2500 participants

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ride For Life Perak - Penang 2012

Ride For Life is a cycling charity event organized between Pedalholics Cycling Club (PCC) and Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF).

Date: 21 - 24 Sep 2012
Start : Trolak, Perak - End : Bt Ferringhi, Penang
Distance: 370km
Registration fees: RM500
Contact: 012-222 1200 (James Bak)
Closing date: 5 Sep or 300 pax
Details here
Facebook here

Monday, August 27, 2012

Brooks Frunner Challenge

On last Saturday on 25 Aug 2012, we were invited to attend a gathering that was called Blog with Brooks. It is one of a kind gathering plus challenge that has been thrown to bloggers/runners, and is about participating in a month long campaign for the brand where we are suppose to disseminate lots of information about Brooks, so be sure to stay tune to see whats new about Brooks Running.

Anyway one of the best thing at the event was the meeting with so many running friends, so it was almost like a party for us, and manage to make some new friends too.

All of us in the group photo from Sharon Chow (thanks Sharon). So far I have a good collection of Brooks running products especially winter running gears and anybody who has been running in the US will know that Brooks is a very popular brand there.

I must admit that I am pretty impressed with the information that the Brooks team had shared with us, particularly about the environmental technology behind the construction of Brooks running shoes. One of the most vivid message that is still in my mind now is the Brooks BioMoGo is the first-ever biodegradable running shoe midsole. It is really about adding of a non-toxic, natural additive to the MoGo compound, the shoe seems to be so delicious that it invites anaerobic microbes to eat it once it gets to the landfill. 

And this makes the shoes to biodegrades 50 times faster than conventional material, bringing the breakdown period to 20 years! But remember it doesn't mean it is not a long lasting shoe, because the degradation only works once it reaches the landfiills.

You can see how this work in the video here.

And how about the technology that can help us run better, you may ask. Well, that will be the Brooks DNA technology which is engineered from what's called a non-Newtonian liquid (yes! its liquid) , this midsole technology responds to the amount of force placed on the foot.Simply put, you can expect soft comfort when you want it, firm support when you need it.

Brooks DNA is a groundbreaking cushioning material that provides a customized ride for runners of all sizes and speeds. Working with BioMoGo, Brooks DNA responds to your every step, dispersing impact and providing ideal comfort and protection as the pace changes.

I must also say that I was quite surprised when I learned that Brooks position themselves as a 'FUN' Running company. What do you mean fun, I have always had the impression that Brooks is a serious running brand. They are associated to names like Chrissie Wellington (World Ironman Champion 2007,2008,2009,2011), Desire Davilla (2nd place Women-Boston Marathon 2011) and also Hanson Project (of Hanson Brothers). You can read more about these running legends by following the links in their names.

But fun is good.  And  I guess there is no harm to be in high performance, environmentally responsible while you still have fun and enjoying youselves running hard. So with that note in our thoughts , I wish everyone to 'RUNHAPPY' until my next post about Brooks.

MPSP Green Run 2012 - Top 5 Official Result

 Date: 26 Aug 2012
Distance: 21km
 Men senior veteran
 Women veteran
 Men junior veteran
 Women open
Men open
 Men senior veteran
 Women veteran
 Men junior veteran
 Women open
Men open

Photos courtesy by Leong Ann Lok and Jing Ji Wong, thanks

Sunday, August 26, 2012

CICM Responsible Care Run 2012

Date: 4 Nov 2012
Time: 6:15am
Venue: Setia Alam Welcome Centre Shah Alam Selangor
Distance: 5km, 10km and 21km
Registration fees: 5km - RM25, 10km - RM35, 21km - RM45 (by 17 Sep, thereafter additional RM10)
Medal: Finisher medal
Prize: NB Voucher for top 5 winners
Contact: 012-310 1379 (SP Wong)
Closing date: 28 Sep or 3000 participants
Details here

Taiping International Marathon 2012 - Vest and Finisher T-shirt Design

 Event vest for full and half marathon
Finisher t-shirt for full marathoners

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kuching Nite Run Sarawak 2012

Date: 6 Oct 2012
Time: 7am
Venue: Kuching Integrated Recreational Centre, Sarawak
Distance: 5km and 10km
Registration fees: 5km - RM20, 10km - RM30
Cash Prize: Top 15 winners
Contact: 012-883 3120 (Philip)
Closing date: 23 Sep 2012
Details here

Kordel's Charity Walk 2012

Date: 7 Oct 2012
Time: 7am
Venue: Padang Merbok, KL
Distance: 7km
Registration fees: RM25
Contact: 03-5569 4337
Closing date: 6 Sep or 1500 participants
Details here

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Skechers GOrun Ride

My first impression of the GOrun Ride: a flexible, well-cushioned, and neutral training shoe. Like the GOrun, it is still very much a light weight shoe except that it does have more cushioning on it.  The material of the uppers is just like the original GOrun, which include the soft breathable and seamless upper.  And similar to the original GOrun, the Ride too comes with  toe box that allow the toes plenty of space to move about. I know a few runners like that especially those that are into barefoot running, the extra space to reduce friction and allowing the toes move naturally as in to grip and push forward with balance.

The shoe tongue is similar to the GOrun too, which is sewn in and therefore stay put with a soft inside lining. Another thing - the 'rockered' bottom look less visible, although the concept is there.  And when I put them on, I did not feel the 'bump' on the mid foot as those that are felt on the original GOrun.  Instead, I felt the rich cushioning that the shoes are built on.

The flexibility of the GOrun Ride  reminds me of the Nike Free.  Fittings of the shoe too, and I saw somewhere in the packaging that the shoe are built based on barefoot last.

See? you can twist all over the shoes, but of course you won't wear your shoes like that will you? ;). But it show how soft the outer sole are.

Comparing the outer sole of the GOrun vs the GOrun Ride. Notice the differences?

Another thing that I really pay attention to when I was trying out these shoes is the stability. I usually find shoes with too much cushioning lacked stability. But for the Ride, the shoes surprisingly offers pretty good stability, despite the extra cushioning. It is of course not as firm as the feeling in racing flats but a good compromise.  I begin to believe that the stability (especially in push off) is due to the extra circular things at the bottom of the sole (Skechers called them 'impulse pillars'). The picture above shows different arrangement and number of pillars when I compare the Ride with the original GOrun.  Perhaps the extra pillars is to compensate for the extra cushioning that is built in the GOrun Ride.

To me the GOrun Ride is an excellent choice if you are a person who is looking for a pair of shoes that offers the best combination of  barefoot running,  but not ready to give up the comfort of cushioning.  And it is an excellent transition shoe to help moving into mid foot running, but yet not as 'radical' as a direct move into the original GOrun, as it has more cushioning and less 'rocker' feel. Comfort is the best description.  And finally, the profile won't fit the racing shoe profile for some folks, but it is definitely a shoe that can easily accommodate longer runs due to the good cushioning and light weight. For me, after 50km+ running on the GOrun Ride, I personally find the shoe an excellent training shoe for easier days.

Do look out for it and try on a pair if you see them in the nearest Skechers store.

Tampin Nature MTB Ride N.Sembilan 2012

Posted from 7 Oct to 2 Dec 2012

Date: 2 Dec 2012
Time: 7am
Venue: Stadium Tampin, N.Sembilan
Distance: 40km
Registration fees: Adult - RM50, Junior - RM40 by 16 Sep, thereafter additional RM10
Medal: Finisher medal
Contact: 013-633 6961 (Sabri)
Closing date: 26 Sep or 1200 participants
Details here
Online registration here

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

116 Desaru International Triathlon Johor 2012

Date: 22 Sep 2012
Venue: Lotus Desaru Beach Resort, Desaru, Johor, Malaysia
Time: 7:30am (Long Distance:), 3:30pm (Sprint Distance)
* Long Distance Triathlon - 2km Swim - 92km Cycle - 22km Run
* Sprint Triathlon - 750m Swim - 20km Cycle - 5km Run
Medal: Finisher medal
Trophy: Top 3 winners
Cash prize: Top 5 for long distance winners and top 3 for team relay
Closing date: 1 Sep or LIMIT to 400 Individual Long Distance participants, 40 Relay Teams and 150 Sprint participants only
Details here

Adidas KOTR 2012 - Race Pack Collection and Road Closures

 Race Pack collection date
 Running vest - will be distributed by batches
Actual color
 Road closures schedule
 Parking location
Race location

Details here

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Larian Utara Perlis 2012

Date: 22 Sep 2012
Venue: Start at Kampung UniMap Kubang Gajah, End at Dataran Datuk Sheikh Ahmad, Kangar Perlis
Distance: Walk - 7km, Run - 10km
Prize: Cash prize
Contact: 04-979 8008
Details here

Monday, August 20, 2012

PJ Half Marathon 2012 - Sign Up For Charity

EXPERIENCE the fantastic atmosphere of the PJ Half Marathon and take home great memories in knowing that you had chipped in to make a difference in the lives of the disabled.

Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) wants to encourage communities to join the run where RM5 for each participant who signs up would be channellled to selected charitable organisations that cater for the disabled.

The first 800 individuals who sign up would also get tickets for a special movie-screening of Hotel Transylvania (2D) at GSC Maxx, the largest digital hall in Malaysia located at the Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur.

This will take place on Oct 20 and 21.

theStar news here

Event details here

Sunday, August 19, 2012

KRI Road Race Perak 2012

Date: 7 Oct 2012
Time: 6:30am
Venue: Kinta Riverfront Hotel, Jalan Lim Bo Seng, Ipoh Perak
Distance: 10km, 21km and Mixed team relay 21km
Registration fees:
Medal: Finisher medal
Prize: Brooks voucher
Contact: 012-510 0049 (Phan)
Closing date: 30 Sep 2012
Details here

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