Thursday, April 23, 2009

Penang Hill Climb

THE Penang State Sports Council (PSSC) will be organising the 10km Penang Hill Climb for the 24th time on July 5.
PSSC deputy chairman II Datuk Ong Poh Eng said participants would be flagged off at 8am from the Penang Municipal Park and would walk along Persiaran Kuari, Jalan Utama and Jalan Air Terjun before ascending Penang Hill.
The walk is expected to end at 11am at the Bukit Bendera Indian temple.
He said the event would be divided into eight categories: Junior Men (13+), Junior Women (13+), Men Open (18+), Women Open (18+), Men Junior Veteran (40+), Women Junior Veteran (40+), Men Senior Veteran (55+) and Women Senior Veteran (55+).
The event will be jointly co-hosted by Kwong Wah Jit Poh Press Bhd and Penang Amateur Athletic Association.
Registration forms can be obtained from the Kwong Wah Jit Poh offices at 19, Lebuh Presgrave or 94, off Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru (Penang), 4247, Jalan Benggali (Butterworth) and 17, Ground Floor, Lorong Usahaniaga 4, Taman Usahaniaga (Bukit Mertajam). They are also available at the state Youth and Sports Department, Level 40, Komtar, PSSC office at Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Batu Uban, and the muni-cipal park.
The closing date for registration is on June 19 at 4.15pm.
Participants who succeed in finishing the climb within two hours will be entitled to a lucky draw.
Ong said the event was aimed at encouraging high perfor-mance sports and PSSC also hoped to collaborate with sports associations and the private sector to hold more eco-challenge events in the future.
For further details, call 04-6593714/5.

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