Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ipoh International Run Perak 2014

Date: 22 Jun 2014
Time: 6:45am
Venue: Stadium Indra Mulia Ipoh Perak
Distance: 5km, 7km, 10km and 21km
Registration fees: Junior - RM10, 10km - RM30, 21km - RM35
Medal: Limited medals
Cash prize: Top 20 winners
Contact: 05-2422743
Closing date: 16 Jun or 5000 participants
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Skechers GOMeb Speed 2

The Skechers GOMeb Speed has always been one of my favorite racing ride since they were introduced last year and I have really grown to love these lightweight racers especially in my 10k races. They perform so well as racing flats with the low profile, light weight and firm midsole, that I have worn off 2 pairs just within last year alone (covering about 1100 kms) for both racing and speed training.  So it really exciting when I get to try the replacement, i.e. GOMeb Speed 2 from Skechers.

A quick comparison between the first and second generation of GOMeb Speed shows that the Speed 2 does not feature the loud bright contrast colors as it's predecessor, but you won't missed recognizing the Speed 2 that stands out as a pair of very fast looking racing flats at the Skechers shop.

Without looking at the technical literature of the Speed 2, I feels that there are no changes made in the midsole; both the GOMeb Speed and Speed 2 has the same mid-sole in terms of physical design and material. They both have the same feel when you run in them, very firm landing with sufficient support yet very responsive during lift off, a feature that all fast shoes should have.  And the stability plate is still there, which I believes is one of the reason why these shoes are so responsive.

But there are major updates and changes made to the materials used for the shoe's upper and tongue. These changes for me seems to be a very appropriate, they are well engineered with simplified design, and minimal but yet improvement is significant.  The Speed 2 upper is made of a different material; some kind of synthetic fabric that is non-elastic and thin of which I suspect contributes to the 'light weight' of these shoes.

Even the construction is different as it is seamless with the supporting structure imprinted onto the upper instead of being sew on, so there is very minimal stitching found in the upper of the shoes. This is good news for sock-less runners because seam less also means less chaffing.

I find that the material used in Speed 2 does not retain moisture and in fact they dry up pretty quickly; another plus point which means it will stay lightweight throughout during longer races such as a full and half marathon.

In terms of fit and comfort, the thinner upper with the ventilating pores seems to make these shoes give a cooling feel, and this is definitely a plus for fast runners in hotter climate like us. Both generations of Speed are designed based for racing so they offer the typical snug fit feel just like most racing shoes, and therefore you might want to try properly when you chose you sizing.

During the recent races I had a good chat with the members of Team Skechers Malaysia about the Speed 2 and we all agreed that these shoes were great performers especially the weight of the shoes.

There are a few colors to choose from but seems like blue is popular.

Unless you got yourself a pair of limited edition like bro Murali here which is in black and gold.

So far I really enjoyed racing in them plus they have so delivered great results in most of the races.

And the ladies version of the GOMeb Speed 2 are really gorgeous with the metallic color theme. Overall, without being too technical, I must say that the GOMeb Speed2 is a must to try if you are looking for a pair of snug fitting, light weight, responsive racing flats.

Nexus Triathlon 2014

Date: 18 May 2014
Venue: Nexus International School, Putrajaya
  • Under 8 Triathlon Team Relay - 50m swim, 1km bike, 600m run 
  • Under 10 Triathlon Individual & relay - 100m swim, 2km bike, 1km run 
  • Under 12 Triathlon Individual & relay - 150m swim, 5km bike, 1.8km run 
  • Under 15 Triathlon Individual & relay- 200m swim, 8km bike, 3km run 
  • Under 18 Triathlon Individual & relay - 200m swim, 8km bike, 3km run 
  • Over 18 Triathlon Individual & relay - 200m swim, 8km bike, 3km run 
  • Duathlon Individual - 3km run, 8km bike, 3km run 
Registration fees: Kids individual - RM30, relay - RM60, Junior and adults individual - RM40, relay - RM80
Closing date: 12 May 2014
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Run For Life 2014

Date: 10 May 2014
Time: 7am
Venue: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, KL
Distance: 2.5km and 4.5km
Registration fees: RM10
Cash prize: Top 3 winners
Medal: Top 3 winners
Contact: 011-21104662
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Run 4 Peace 2014 - Winners Photos

Date: 27 Apr 2014
Distance: 5.5km and 10km

More photos here

 Women open 5.5km
 Men open 5.5km
 Women veteran 10km
 Men veteran 10km
 Women open 10km
 Men open 10km

Roasters Chicken Run 2014

Date: 18 May 2014
Time: 8am
Venue: Sunway Lagoon Subang Jaya Selangor
Distance: 4.8km
Registration fees: Kids - RM57, adult & junior - RM62
Prize: In kind
Closing date: 11 May or 5000 runners
Details here
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

No Limits Run 2014

Date: 4 May 2014
Venue: UPM Sedang Jaya
Time: 7am
Distance: 6.5km, 7km, 8km and 10km
Registration fees: Student - RM20, public - RM30
Medal: Top 10 winners
Cash prize: Top 3 winners
Contact: 011-14491924
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Salomon - Elevate Your Run

With Salomon’s newest range CITYTRAIL™, and Suunto’s Ambit2 R

Kuala Lumpur, 22 April 2014–Salomon, the innovative mountain sports brand in collaboration with Suunto, leading creator of sports watches today launched a new range of consumer products.

Themed “Elevate Your Run” the event unveiled Salomon’s latest range; CITYTRAIL™, which is a series ofrunning shoes, designed for running on an urban trail. Suunto also introduced its Ambit2 R range that optimizes running experiences.

Combined, this rangeoffers consumers the ultimate running challenge designed for the dynamic needs of changing running environments.

Elevate Your Run is a conceptual approach to running that incorporates the same passions found in trail running. Salomon CITYTRAIL™ encourages you to find trails with terrains and surface variations that challenge runners to, break up routines. Salomon’s long heritage in the mountains combined with years of expertise gained in trail running, has generated products that fit the CITYTRAIL™ concept perfectly.

The X –Series running shoes (X-Wind. XScream, X-Tour) are at home on any surface, with the cushioning and ride that runners need on pavement, but also the protection and grip needed for rougher trails or looser surfaces.

Suunto’s popular Ambit2 R has been optimized for the perfect running experience. It provides responsive and reliable speed and distance readings thanks to FusedSpeedTM, a unique combination of GPS and accelerometer data from your wrist.

Suunto Ambit2 R also measures running cadence from your wrist making it the perfect accompaniment for a varied run.

In addition with the Suunto Ambit2 R, performance goals and training programs can be downloaded and tracked using

The launch event was held at Limoncello, KLCC and was officiated by the Country Manager of Amer Sports, Mr. K.L Choong, Salomon and Suunto’s principle in Malaysia. He was joined on stage by the General Manager of World of Sports Ms. Carol Wong and Chief Executive Officer of AD Time, Mr. Kwan; who represented the master distributors for the brands in Malaysia. Witnessing the proceedings were friends of Salomon and Suunto Harith Iskandar, Cay Kuijpers and Kevin Zahri in addition to invited guests and members of the press.

"Amer Sports offers consumers an extensive range of sporting products and with the pairing of Suunto Ambit2 R and Salomon CITYTRAIL™ under the theme “ Elevate Your Run” we hope to offer our consumers a unique running experience in the urban environment that will challenge them.” said Ms. Sharmin Photographer, Commercial Director of Amer Sports APAC Export.

Salomon CITYTRAIL™ is exclusively available at all World of Sports retail stores and Suunto Ambit2 R is available at all AD Time retails outlets nationwide.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin fills in first slot at launch event.

Kuala Lumpur, 24 April 2014 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 was officially launched today at the Pacific Regency, Kuala Lumpur. Organised by Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd with title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd, the event was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin alongside Yang Berbahagia, Datuk Haji Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz, Director-general of Dewan Bandar Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).

With all 11 categories opened for registration at the official launch today, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 has successfully registered its first registrant with the Minister himself taking the first slot for the 10 km run.

In his comment, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin said, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports’ vision is to champion the empowerment of a superior youth and sports development and to inculcate sports culture within the society by year 2015. Our focuses include Exposure and Opportunities for confidence building; Engagement and Activism for community development and Support and Engage, to the youth of Malaysia. Today, as an encouragement for the public to take up running as a lifestyle and to participate in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon which reflects our key focuses, I am pleased to be the first registrant of this event.”

With participation increasing every year since its inception, last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon registered more than 33,800 runners.  This year, the organiser is expecting more running enthusiasts to be part of Malaysia’s biggest running event with 35,000 slots opened to the public.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014, to be flagged off at Dataran Merdeka, will also see some new routes introduced to the runners. The prize package offered for this year’s Marathon is USD 116, 740 (approximately RM376, 524); a 16 percent increase from the previous year, making it still the highest prize purse among all marathons in Malaysia.

“Every year, the organisers of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon look forward to offering something new to the participants. It gives me pleasure to announce that this year will witness many new additions to the run, including new routes, new categories and new partnerships. We also have a new tagline this year: “Confident. Committed. Courageous”. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is all about encouraging commitment to achieving the goal of finishing the race, building confidence,, and celebrating  of the courage of runners’ right from the beginning,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events.

Osman Morad, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank added, “Although running is primarily a solitary endeavour; the marathon is a monumental social event. As the oldest bank in Malaysia – soon to celebrate our 140th year – it gives us tremendous pride to be the title sponsor of such an iconic event that has come to symbolize the coming together of the community and the spirit of the nation.”

Scheduled to start and finish once again at the country’s historical site of Dataran Merdeka, the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal said, “Dataran Merdeka boasts a significant historical footnote and it is only befitting that a monumental country event like Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 takes place at Dataran Merdeka where thousands of people come  together to run for a cause –  whether it’s bringing home a friendship, the prize money, fulfilment, recognition, achievement or simply to support the people they love.”

This is Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s sixth installation and is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with Marathon owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd and co-organiser DBKL and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.

For online registration or more information, please visit here or call +603 7886 1717.


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