作者 - 宋育晶
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
作者 - 宋育晶
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Date : 11/5/2008
Time : 7am
Venue : Padang Merbok
1) A015 - Tan Kean Peng
2) A016 - Lee Tiong Hoo
3) A017 - Chua Sang Cheng
4) A0143 - Chuah Zhi Qian
5) A0144 - Phuah Phuay Leong
6) A0145 - Lee Kah Hong
7) A0146 - Ong Kok Keong
8) A0147 - Chua Chin Yeong
9) A0148 - Thium Keng Meng
10) A0149 - Sim Eng Guan
1) B2055 - Fu Sue Lyn
2) B2056 - Chan Yee Tien
3) B2057 - Ooi Shin Looi
4) B2058 - Nicole
5) B2059 - Alice Tan
6) B2060 - Christine
7) B2061 - Siti Aishah
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Full Marathon – Adidas running vest, marathon bag, discount and gift vouchers, runner’s bib no., timing chip. A finisher’s medal and chip deposit will be given to the runner upon the return of the timing chip. The finisher’s certificate will be posted to your address within 2 weeks after the race.
Race entry registration for the adidas Sundown Marathon will close on 30 April 2008.
Don’t miss out on the inaugural night running event on Singapore as race entry registration for the adidas Sundown Marathon closes on 30 April 2008!
Besides the individual ultramarathon and marathon categories, a team of four runners can also team up and participate in the team and corporate challenges.
Attractive race pack goodies includes the yet-to-be released adidas adizero running top, one-of-its-kind finisher t-shirt, the finisher medal and many more!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
ON race day every runner gets excited but it is important to not get over-enthusiastic with all the hype around the race. This usually causes a fast start and most runners tend to exert themselves at the beginning of the race, thereby forcing them to run the first half of the race too quickly.
There are three ways to check how you should run.
Firstly, listening to your body can determine how fast is too fast. This is normally the best way to run the first few races before becoming a regular half marathoner.
The second method is by using the information provided by a heart rate monitor.
The third, by using a timing device.
It is always best to run the first few races according to one’s own central governor. Start the race slowly, at a pace that will allow you to go on for the full duration of the run. It is disastrous to start a run too fast.
Experienced runners have the ability to monitor and govern pace and effort. They can, most often, determine whether they are running too fast or too slow by being alert as to how they feel at various stages of the race. As a novice runner, the art of listening to the body will improve with experience.
It is always better to run a race slightly faster in the second half than the first half. Most people will be slowing down because of lactic acid build-up in their legs; but the runner who has saved himself from energy depletion will speed up and make the running experience more enjoyable.
Not only will you be sparing physical energy, but also mental energy, which can be easily depleted during intense running. By sparing both of these, the second half will be easier to complete and you will be able to focus better on how your body is feeling and coping with the challenge you have presented to it.
Even when running according to effort, it is good to know what pace you are doing, and what pace you should be doing. This will come from experience in training and also from running previous shorter races. The shorter races will help to predict the time that you can expect to run the longer race in.
The second and third methods — running the race according to heart rate — has its benefits and negative aspects. When racing, heart rates are elevated. This inevitably causes the runner’s heart rate to elevate by 10 to 15 beats per minute. This effect in the longer runs does tend to stabilise. Thus, the pace at which you intend to race may elicit 10 to 15 beats higher than that noted at the same pace during training.
As a result, if you run at a heart rate that you measured in training while running at your desired race pace, then, because of the excitement of the race, and the elevation of your heart rate, you will be running at a slower pace than you were in training, and thus will be under-performing in your race.
This means that it is better to get information from the heart rate monitor from several races and then gauge the desired race pace from these, rather than analyse training runs and gauging your race pace from this information.
Pacing strategies and heart rate monitors should be adjuncts to listening to the body.
Mental preparation for a race is very important. It is advisable to arrive at the race site the day before the race to view the route. Take a drive along the race route and take note of its ascents, descents and all contours that may be of relevance. A special priority is to take note of the hills in the last leg of the race. This is the stage of the race when you become tired and are running on willpower. If an unexpected hill pops up at this stage, it may be very discouraging and cause you to slow down a great deal. If you know the course, then you can run the race with the goal of saving some mental and physical energy.
It is often difficult to sleep the night before a race. For this reason, it is essential to get as much rest as possible two nights before the race.
After the race, most runners will be mildly dehydrated and should drink sufficient fluid to replace fluid and sodium chloride deficiency. It is important to ingest some salt in the form of a salty food after prolonged exercise.
Once the race is run, it is good to analyse what went right or wrong in the race. Training should then be readjusted to incorporate these factors.
MEDALS and trophies are not the only things runners should take aim at in Sunday's Power Run at Dataran Merdeka as the organisers will also have a series of lucky draws for the expected 4,000 participants.
Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association secretary S. Vegiyathuman said sponsors Bata, Milo and 100 Plus have come forward to give runners another chance to return from the Power Run with prizes.
"While the run is a serious affair, we also want the participants to have fun and the lucky draws are our way of injecting more fun into the Power Run," said Vegiyathuman.
"It is not too late for those yet to register for the run as entries only close at 6pm on Saturday.
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.
Participants in the Olympic Torch Relay Fun Run at the Dataran Merdeka on Sunday had an enjoyable time.
The 5km Fun Run, organised in conjunction with the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay held on Monday, attracted about 2,000 participants. The Run had two categories – men and women – for participants over the age of 13.
Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi said the Run was to create awareness of the Beijing Olympics.
“Only a selected group of 80 people were picked to be part of the Torch Relay. So, we organised the Fun Run for the Malaysian public to be part of the historic event. We are pleased that the sponsors had also initiated several activities for the public,” said Sieh, who also took part in the Fun Run.
Ahmad Lamcharak and Geraldine Low emerged as the winner in the men’s and women’s categories respectively. Ahmad completed the distance in 20:14 while Low took 28:43 to cross the finishing line.
Coca-Cola Malaysia’s director of public affairs and communications Mohamed Kadri Mohamed Taib said the Fun Run was a congregation of social runners.
“We did not offer any cash prize but the response was encouraging. We should create more similar events to promote healthy lifestyle among Malaysians,” said Mohamed Kadri.
THE sixth edition of the New Balance Pacesetters 15km Run is limited to only 2,000 participants.
The 15km run, organised by the Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia (PACM), will be held at Padang Merbok in Kuala Lumpur on May 18.
Newly elected PACM president Rustam Affandi Zaihan said the run, first held in 2001, had attracted only 600 participants.
“But last year, we had almost 1,500 participants.
“The run has become popular as it is organised in a professional manner.
“We also provide breakfast and all participants will receive a finisher's medal,'' said Rustam at the launch of the event in Kuala Lumpur recently.
It has six categories- men’s Open (aged 16 and above), men’s veteran (aged 40 to 50), men’s senior veteran (aged 50 and above), women’s Open (aged 16 and above), women’s veteran (aged 35 to 45) and women’s senior veteran (aged 45 and above).
The champions in each category will receive RM1,000 New Balance vouchers while the second and third placed winners will receive RM800 and RM600 in vouchers respectively.
The entry fee for PACM members is RM30 while it is RM40 for non-members. The sponsors are The Coronade Hotel Kuala Lumpur, New Balance, Milo, Fitness Concept and PowerBar.
For more information, contact 03-7981 5895.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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.
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.
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BEAT THE QUEUES.....
COME GET YOUR NEW DESIGN RFL KL T-SHIRT & ID BAND WHEN YOU PRE-REGISTER AT THE FOLLOWING STARBUCKS STORES:
1 UTAMA (OLD WING), BANDAR UTAMA
SUNWAY PYRAMID (2ND PHASE), BANDAR SUNWAY
GREAT EASTERN MALL, AMPANG
METROPOINT MALL, KAJANG
Dates & Times:
APRIL 30TH -> 4.00 PM - 8.00 PM
MAY 10TH & 11TH -> 12NOON - 4.00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
1) 69 - Lee Tiong Hoo
2) 70 - Tan Kean Peng
3) 71 - Wan Chee Seng
4) 277 - Lee Kah Hong
5) 278 - Chua Sang Cheng
6) 279 - Thium Keng Meng
7) 280 - Phuah Phuay Leong
8) 281 - Chuah Zhi Qian
9) 282 - Chua Chin Yeong
10) 283 - Sim Eng Guan
11) 284 - Fan Weng Chong
12) 285 - Ong Kok Keong
1) 3121 - Ng Wen Dee
2) 3122 - Chan Yee Tein
3) 3123 - Wan Muzniza
4) 3124 - Fu Sue Lynn
5) 3125 - Ng Wai Teng
6) 3126 - Alice Tan
7) 3127 - Nicole Hong
8) 3128 - Ooi Shin Looi
9) 3129 - Siti Aishah
SPORTS enthusiasts in the Klang Valley are invited to be part of the Olympic Torch Relay Fun Run to be held at Dataran Merdeka on Sunday.
The 5km Fun Run has two categories for male and female participants over the age of 13.
The entry fee is RM15 and each participant will receive a specially designed souvenir T-shirt and a finisher’s certificate.
The Fun Run is held in conjunction with the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
About 80 torchbearers, among them current and former national sports personalities, will be part of the Torch Relay.
The entry forms for the Fun Run are available at the Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA) office in Wisma OCM.
Participants can also downloaded the forms from the OCM website www.olympic.org.my
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Well, at least he died!'.
You are the only person who can help yourself.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Acara larian Penang Bridge Marathon bagi tahun ini adalah dibatalkan. Pembatalan acara tersebut adalah disebabkan oleh beberapa masalah yang tidak dapat dielakkan.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Date : 13rd April 2008
Venue : The Curve
Distance : 9KM
Time : 7:30am
Men Category A (Veteran)
1) A127 - Wan Chee Seng
Men Category C (Open)
1) C272 - Lee Kah Hoong
2) C273 - Phuah Phuay Leong
3) C274 - Sim Eng Guan
4) C275 - Thium Keng Meng
5) C276 - Ong Kok Keong
6) C277 - Tan Kean Peng
7) C278 - Lee Tiong Hoo
8) C279 - Chua Sang Cheng
9) C280 - Ewe Yen Lin
10) C281 - Fan Weng Chong
Women Category (Open)
1) D111 - Ooi Shin Looi
2) D112 - Siti Aishah
3) D113 - Lew Lai Fan
4) D114 - Lew Lih Shiang
5) D115 - Chan Yee Tein
6) D116 - Hong Sue Lyn
7) D117 - Ng Wai Teng
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Sneak Preview of adidas adizero Running Top
A highly functional "climalite" 3 stripe tee shirt featuring a formotion(TM) silhouette to enhance freedom of movement.Moisture wicking fabrication allows the athlete to feel drier and more comfortable for a longe