Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MPIB Run 2015 - Running Clinics

Let’s Start Running Now

Multi-Purpose Insurans 2015 Run begins Run Clinics to prepare new and interested runners for the 4
th January 2015 Race

Kuala Lumpur, 8 October 2014 – the Multi-Purpose Insurans Run (MPIB Run), a community run
event will be starting the 1st session of 2 months long of Running Clinics next Saturday, 18th October 2014 with a talk on “Basic Fitness – Running as a sustainable healthy recreational activity for all / Running Shoes & Feet Types - the right fit”

The Clinics, a 2-month programme aptly named “My First Run Clinic” are for new and interested runners keen to take up running as a keep fit activity. Seasoned runners are welcomed to join at the Padang Merbuk Car Park, Jalan Parlimen to train in preparation for the Race on 4th January 2015.

The concept of My First Run Clinic is to help individuals who are now not running to take up running as a sustainable healthy recreational activity. Runners Malaysia will be conducting the 2 months programme commencing on 18th October and ending with a fellowship and trial run on 20 December
2014. All the Clinics will be held on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and on certain Saturdays after the run, invited speakers and among them, Mr. Mark Williams, Standard Chartered KL Marathon Official
Running Coach will share running tips, strength training, running gait, correct running shoes, fitness & performance.

The theme, “Healthy Lifestyle – Work Life Balance” has been adopted and maintained to continue to
encourage runners to kick start the new year with living a healthy lifestyle as their new year resolution. MPIB is expecting 5,000 runners for this 4th run which will again be held at the Padang Merbuk with 6 competitive categories i.e. 3 categories each for the 12KM and 9KM; a stretched distance from 8KM in the previous Run. There will be 2 Fun Run categories of 5KM and a 3 KM walk is being planned for the Runners’ family members who wish to join in.

MPIB Run 2015 is supported by New Balance, Revive Isotonic as Official Apparel and Official Isotonic respectively together with a Running Malaysia as Media Partner (Magazine), Pacific Regency Hotel as Hotel Partner and a host of sponsors, partners and supporters.

The objective of My First Run Clinic is to help individuals to keep fit and have a work life balance by improving their health, cardiovascular fitness, some weight loss and improved BMI measurements with this 2 months' program.

A basic 4.6km route from Padang Merbuk car-park using a program loosely based on a Beginner’s Running Program by the New York Road Runners (

VENUE : Padang Merbuk Car-Park, Jalan Parlimen
TIME : 7.30 a.m – My First Run Clinics starts (Every Saturday from 18 Oct to 20 Dec 2014)
8.30 a.m – Talk by Speaker (on selected Saturdays)

Details here

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