The Bidor Half Marathon has always been a favorite event among the runners from all over the country. In this year's event we saw many of familiar faces from KL and the northern regions (and many international participants too - strong runners from Kenya, Thai and Japan). Overall, it attracted about 1,600 runners despite the clash with the World Kidney Day run in Putrajaya.
And some of the reasons why it has been a favorite: well organized, runners safety, countryside - running very close to nature, lots of food after the run and most of all - the race incorporates a good challenging distance with hills at the end to break you. The only set back is that the race starts at 7.00 am. Although this will well accommodate those who were driving in on event day but it also guarantee that runners were tortured by the hot weather besides the hill challenge at the second half of the race.
Highly recommended event and best if you go with your fellow runner buddies or family to enjoy the local food and excursions around the region.
Date: 12 May 2013
Venue: Sibu Jubilee Park Sarawak
Distance: 7km and 21km
Registration fees: Adult - RM20, Junior - RM10
Medal: Finisher medal
Cash prize: Top 50 for men open, Top 35 for women open and veteran
Closing date: 30 Apr 2013
(Kuala Lumpur, April, 2013) - URBAN ADVENTURE will host a party to launch the official grand opening on Wednesday, 24th April 2013 from 3.00pm. It is the first concept store in South East Asia, with a total area of 5,000 sq. ft. located in Mid Valley Megamall. Bringing together VIPs, celebrities, shoppers and outdoor sports enthusiasts for a remarkable experience of fun and adventure.
Models with apparels
There'll be a list of adventurous crowd to amidst the excitement of the day with celebrities and socialites. Expect a number of familiar faces to attend the event with celebrities like Ning Baizura, Pink Tan, Amy Wong, Lawrence Wong, Myfm DJ Jym along with local athletes are dressed in renowned International outdoor brands from top to toe under the umbrella of Urban Adventure.
Puzi ready for action
DJ Paco will take the party up notch by being on the decks especially for Urban Adventure, alongside the talented Baki Zainal and Azura Zainal as emcee of the day. They will kick start the launch by greeting all VIPs, fellow medias, and guests with their cheerful personality.
Ribbon cutting ceremony
Ning Baizura with emcees
The event starts with live mannequins featuring Urban Adventure top renowned international outdoor brands. It will then be followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony to officiate the launch by VIPs - Steven Goh (CEO of W.O.S World of Sports (M) S/B), Carol Wong ( Assistant General Manager of W.O.S World of Sports (M) S/B), Rennie Lee (Head of Operations/Leasing of Mid Valley Megamall) and Dato' Radha Krishnan ( Managing Director of UFL).
Speed Challenge - Champion's speed 3:18
Speeder man wall?
There'll be a wall climbing competition by the finalist of ‘Need for Speed Challenge'. One grand prize will be rewarded to Men Category and Women Category each, as well as consolation prizes to the rest of 4 contestants. All prizes will be presented by Steven Goh – CEO of WOS World of Sports (M) Sdn Bhd.
Date: 1 Jun 2013
Time: 6 am
Venue: Alor Star Mall, KawasanPerusahaan Tandop Baru Alor Setar, Kedah
Distance: 5km, 10km and 22km
Registration fees: RM3, RM10 and RM50
Medal: Finisher medal for 22km runners
Cash prize: Top 10 winners
Closing date: 16 May 2013
2012 Top 10 results here
The inaugural International Jazz Earth Day Run was held in the University Campus this morning. Race format is a single 5 km loop for the Veterans and double loop for the Open categories. Distance is about 5.2 km (according to GPS) per loop. As it is an open/international competition, many African runners were attracted to join the race (first prize RM1,000 for the Open Category). From the results below, you will see the top 15 in the Men Open (and the top Women too) were dominated by these Africans pros.
Start and finish at the UM Arena. Prizes are for top 5 runners. Medals for top 20. Race route is very challenging with plenty of hills and corners. And besides basic refreshment and goodies bag, everyone gets a finisher plant! Yes a fruit/flower/ornament plant of your choice so that you can grow at your own garden.
Overall, the organization is so-so. Punctuality not satisfactory, with some delays here and there. However, it is noted that runners' safety was not well taken care of, due to the fact that the race route not closed to the heavy traffic of the UM campus.