Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Locals encouraged to gauge foreign runners

LOCAL runners are being encouraged not to shy away from the Power Run this Sunday at Dataran Merdeka given the likely participation of the all-conquering Kenyan contingent.

Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association secretary S. Vegiyathuman said it is important for local runners to compete in local competitions as they would not have many other opportunities.
"We cannot be sure yet how many foreigners will be entered but this should not be a reason for the locals to stay away. I would encourage them to test themselves against the foreigners," he said.
It is not too late for those yet to register for the run as entries only close at 6pm on Saturday.
The sponsors of the event presented their contributions, which will be given away in the lucky draw during the Power Run 2008, yesterday.

Bata senior marketing manager Datuk James Selvaraj, Nestle sports marketing manager Ng Ping Loong and F & N Coca Cola sponsorship manager Fauzi Ahmad handed their respective contributions of shoes, isotonic drinks and hampers to Vegiyathuman.
Entry forms can be obtained from FTAAA, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Education Departments and Bata stores at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Sungai Wang and MidValley.
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