Saturday, March 29, 2008

Strong field for KL marathon

NATIONAL marathon runners Shaharudin Hashim and Yuan Yufang will spearhead Malaysia's challenge in the AmBank-Kuala Lumpur International Marathon (KLIM) at the Dataran Merdeka tomorrow.

They will be up against a strong foreign cast comprising runners from top marathon countries such as Kenya, Japan, New Zealand and Canada.

Last year’s champion, Kenya's Cyprian Kiogara is back to defend his title. Kiogara is a member of the 37-strong Kenyan contingent boasting runners capable of clocking below two hours 30 minutes.

About 8,000 participants have signed up for the KLIM which is organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA). The marathon offers a total cash prize of RM300,000.

The sponsors are AmBank Group, Milo, Resort World, F&N Coca-Cola and Adidas.

AmBank Group chairman Tan Sri Azman Hashim said they were happy with the response for the KLIM.

“The number of entries we have received is more than last year. We would like to encourage all serious and social runners to join in the AmBank KLIM.

“With the new 3km Fun Run category introduced this year, we would also like to invite more families to join in,” said Azman.

National coach P. Sidamparam is expecting the national runners to clock their personal best in the KLIM.

“It will be a difficult challenge for our runners as they will be up against runners from countries such as Kenya.

“However, our main target for the runners is to better their personal best.”

“The AmBank KLIM is used as a platform to select national runners for overseas competition as they usually receive numerous invites from countries such as China, Korea and even France to compete.

“The selection of the national runners to compete in these meets is based on their timings,'' said Sidam-param.

Friday, March 28, 2008

2008 4/20 為決勝北京而跑adidas 路跑活動

Power Run

THE NINTH edition of the 10km Power Run will be held on April 27 at Datar an Merdeka and will feature two new categories, the primary school boys and girls sections.

The run, which is sponsored by Bata Malaysia, was launched by Olympic Council Malaysia President, Tunku Tan Sri Imran, at OCM’s Hall of Fame yesterday.

The Power Run attracts around 4,000 participants annually, with half the number being school children.

The Power Run 2008 was postponed by a week so that it will not clash with the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay.

“This is the ninth edition of the Power Run and the FTAAA has targeted 4,000 runners to participate with a good per centage of them schoolchildren.

“This is a healthy development and bodes well for the promotion and de velopment of distance running,” said marketing manager of Bata Malaysia Dato James Selvaraj.

“We have added two new categories in the run, the primary school boys and girls sections, which will enable them to show some interest in long distance run.”

“We will also have some top runners participating, which will make the public eager to participate.”

“The Power Run to us is yet another corporate contribution to society and also our humble way of saying thank you to Malaysians for their tremendous sup port for Bata and Power all these years.”

“There will be winners or losers in the Power Run but all are winners in cel ebrating the spirit of sports and com pleting the run within the alloted time.”

The Power Run 2008 is open to cit izens of Malaysia and the closing date for registration is April 19.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

KL roads to be closed for marathon

Several major roads in Kuala Lumpur will be closed for the AmBank KL International Marathon 2008 on March 30. The marathon is in conjunction with the Federal Territory Day celebrations.
The roads to be closed are Jalan Raja, Lebuh Pasar Besar, Jalan Lekiu, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Raja, Jalan Hishamuddin, Jalan Istana, Jalan Travers, Jalan Kampung Atap, Jalan Sulaiman, Jalan Syed Putra as well as parts of the East West Link Express and the KL-Seremban Highway.
Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Jalan Istana Baru, Jalan Loke Yew, Jalan Cheras, Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Raja Muda, Jalan Mahameru, Jalan Duta, Jalan Sultan Salehudin and the Dato Onn roundabout will also be closed.
"All the roads will be reopened at 11am. However, Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Raja Laut will be closed for the entire day," said KL traffic police chief Asst Comm Abdul Wahab Abdul Rahman.
"The roads will be closed 15 minutes prior to each category's flagging off to make sure there will be no vehicles blocking the route.
"However, anyone facing an emergency situation will be allowed to pass. I urge the public to use public transport to move around the city for the day," said ACP Abdul Wahab.
He added that on March 29, Jalan Raja will be closed from 10am until 4pm the next day to prepare for the run.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

NB Klang Pacer 1/2 Marathon 2008

After months of meeting and discussion,finally the Klang Pacers Athletic Club is very pleased to announce that we are organizing a half marathon incorporating a 10k race on the 27th April 2008.

Our title sponsor is new balance.As usual the Padang Sultan Sulaiman will be picked as the main venue and the race start at 6.15 am.

The entry forms are available at:
1) Our clubhouse (address is shown at the sidebar) daily from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
2) Padang Sultan Sulaiman - Thursday,Friday and Saturday from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
3) Taman Rakyat - we will distribute by hand


Please contact:Mr Wong Soon Pin - 012 310 1379 - clubhouse
Mr Ong Teck Keong - 012 339 2673 - Padang Sultan sulaiman
for further informations.Thank you.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thank You

My Friend:
You're... My friend, My companion,

Through good times and bad,
My friend, My buddy,
Through happy and sad,
Beside me you stand, Beside me you walk,
You're there to listen, You're there to talk,
With happiness, With smiles, With pain and tears,
I know you'll be there, throughout the years!
You are all good friends to me and I am grateful to you.

Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

"The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile,
nor the joy of companionship;
it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discoversthat someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him."

"A friend is one who knows what you are,understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still..."

My Friend...
You have given me courage, That was not there...
You have given laughter, That I can share...
You have given me feelings, That are deep and true...
For that my friend I will always love you...

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

I can see that you are troubled--
a friend can always tell
--and thinking of you hurting makes me hurt as well.
I'm sure I'll never understand exactly how you feel,
I only hope you know that my concern for you is real.
I wish that there was something helpful I could do to take away the burden that is weighing down on you.
Although I cannot fix things,
this I can extend
--my loving thoughts, my heartfelt prayers for you,

"When good friends get together, right from the start,
Each day is like a holiday that's treasured from the heart!"

Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows.

A friend loves at all times...

Monday, March 24, 2008

RMAF Half Marathon







并将报名费汇入大众银行户口The KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall,



PD International Half Marathon 2008

Orange Run