Date : 31/5/2009
Distance : Bkt Aman - Petronas - Bkt Aman
Timing : 1:44:01
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Date : 31/5/2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik pic said the last time such a run was held was back in 2002 and the state government intends to holdit annually from now onwards.
“This will be the fourth time that the Komtar Tower Run is being held since the state’s tallest building was built in 1985. Participants will have to run up more than 1,100 steps to reach the 60th floor.
“I am hoping that the 12-minute record set in 2002 will be broken this year. The Open Category will be flagged off at 7.30am and the Junior Category 30 minutes later,” he told a press conference yesterday.
Participants are required to run for about 2km around the vicinity of Komtar before they start racing up the stairs to reach the 60th floor.
Those who have yet to collect their goodie bag can do so at the Geodesic Dome from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow.
George Town traffic chief Deputy Supt Low Hang Seng said certain roads in the inner city such as Carnarvon Street and Magazine Road will be closed from 7am, adding that 50 police personnel will be deployed along strategic intersections to direct traffic on that day.
He urged the participants not to haphazardly parked their vehicles as there are ample parking lots in the area.
The RFL KL is a 16-hour non-stop excitement, where teams of people come together for camping out at the stadium and take turns walking or running around the track – all to raise the bar on cancer awareness and continue the fight to eradicate the disease.
The overnight event will be held today at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium from 6pm onwards and proceeds would go towards the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM).
Event co-ordinator actress and former Miss Malaysia Yasmin Yusuff said the response from the celebrities was encouraging.
“Last year, the event attracted over 5,000 participants and we managed to collect RM11,000. This year we are hoping to raise more than 15,000,’’ Yasmin said.
Among the celebrities taking part are Anna Schubert, Aishah Sinclair, Hans Isaac, Jaclyn Victor, Jessy Chahal, Joanna Bessey, Man Bai, Sazzy Falak, Chelsia Ng, and Jehan Miskin.
Through this event, which is in its third year, NCSM hopes to bring about an all-encompassing awareness on cancer so the public could understand the importance of early detection and screening to reduce the risk of cancer.
Participants in the RFL KL need not have to stay the entire 16 hours but would be urged to stay and give support to the others – survivors who have fought the battle against cancer and who are given the honour of walking the first lap.
Luminarias, a small bag filled with sand and candles would be lit throughout the event to honour and remember those who have succumbed to the disease.
“Participants are also encouraged to buy these luminarias and write their own messages to their loved ones before placing them with the other sand-filled bags.’’ added Yasmin.
She said the idea of the whole event was never let the track be empty during the 16 hours and there were no limits on people allowed on the track once the survivors had walked their first lap.
Yasmin added that the venue would be transformed into a carnival like atmosphere.
RFL was first started in 1985 in Tacoma, Washington where Dr Gordon Klatt walked for 24 hours to raise money for the American cancer Society and it had now become an international event staged in over 222 countries with over 3.5 million participants.
This year the RFL will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Scheduled to be flagged off by Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Jaafar on July 12 at the Negri Sembilan Padang in Seremban, this year’s run marks the 22nd instalment of the event that has built up a loyal following over the years.
Runners can take part in either the 21km run with three categories – (A) women’s open (19 years and above), (B) men’s senior (19 to below 40 years) and (C) men’s veteran (above 40 years).
The 11km run has six categories – (D) women’s senior (19 to below 35 years), (E) women’s veteran (35 to below 45 years), (F) women’s senior veteran (45 years and above), (G) men’s senior (19 to below 40 years), (H) men’s veteran (40 to below 50 years) and (J) men’s senior veteran (50 years and above), (K) women’s junior (13 to under 19 years) and (L) men’s junior (13 to under 19 years).
The SHM is also one of the few runs with a special category for handicapped and wheelchair-bound participants.
To add to the merriment, a corporate fun run and VIP run will also be held.
Following the success of the last run, the organising committee will once again reward the top 10 Malaysian finishers in the 21km run with double the prize money.
Organising chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said it was only fair to Malaysian runners as the event attracted a large number of foreigners, who often took the top spots.
“We did the same last year in a bid to encourage participation from local athletes.
“The fastest Malaysian to cross the finish line in categories A,B and C may come in fifth in his/her category but will be considered as the first Malaysian finisher and thus receive double the prize money offered to the winner,” he said.
Zainal said the top six schools with the largest contingents would be given cash prizes as an added incentive.
“We can expect at least 9,000 people to take part.
Schoolchildren make up the bulk of that figure and we feel they deserve a reward for their sporting spirit,” he said.
Entry fees are RM5 (for participants below 19) and RM10 per entry for others. There is no fee for the special run for the handicapped.
As with previous years, part of the run’s proceeds will be channeled into the Negri Sembilan Junior Athletes Development Fund.
“Every year a sum of money is given to different sports that need funds and we can only hope those who benefit from it will strive to become the best in their respective sport,” said Zainal.
The SHM 2009 is jointly organised by Syarikat Pesaka Antah, Seremban Municipal Council (MPS), Seremban Hash House Harriers and Negri Sembilan Amateur Athletic Association. The Star is the official press sponsor .
Those interested in taking part can contact Koong Lin Ngen ( 019-661 2605 ) or Datuk Loh Kim Heong ( 013-353 0322 ).
The public have until July 4 to submit entries while the deadline for schools is June 20.
Entry forms can be obtained from the secretariat at 11, Jalan Dato’ Lee Fong Yee, Seremban, and the MPS office or downloaded from www.serembanhalfmarathon.com.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Please log on to the official website www.kl-marathon.com to register as soon as possible. Should you not own a credit card, you may seek a friend or family member to assist you with the credit card payment.
We thank you for your interest and support.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
REGISTRATION is now open for the TriKidz Cyberjaya Duathlon Clinic and Race on June 13 and 14. There will be a half-day clinic on Saturday and race day is on Sunday morning. There are eight age categories and this year an extra category will be included which is the Parents Relay. A team must be represented by a minimum of two or three parents. Registration is free and limited to the first 25 teams. To register log on to trikidz.com.my.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
THOSE who have always wanted to know what it is like to be blind will have a chance to experience “temporary blindness” during a 2.3km charity walk on June 28.
The occasion is the Walk for Sight event whereby a sighted person would lead a blindfolded sighted person along the route to create awareness, especially among youths and students, on the disabilities and needs of the visually impaired.
State Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh told a press conference yesterday that the organisers were targeting about 5,000 participants for the event.
The main objective of the event, organised by the Region 1 Lions Clubs and Leo Clubs and St Nicholas Home Penang in partnership with the Penang State Sports Council, is to raise funds for the home.
Phee said the organisers hoped to raise about RM75,000 to help the visually impaired, and to revamp their low vision equipment at their Low Vision Centre.
“Participants will walk in pairs with one of them being blindfolded, and they can switch roles along the walk. This gives those with sight the opportunity to experience blindness, to value sight and appreciate teamwork, to have fun and also to raise funds for a good cause,” he said.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is expected to flag off the event, which would begin and end at the Padang Polo in Jalan Sepoy Lines, at 8am on June 28.
He said registration was RM15 per person, while children between seven and 12 years only needed to pay RM10. He said donations were tax exempted.
The registration centres are the St Nicholas Home in Jalan Bagan Jermal, the Kwong Wah Yit Poh office in Presgrave Street, and the Penang State Sports Council office in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah.
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“Participants should ensure that they do not have any injuries before taking part in Starwalk. They should make sure that they are fit and able to walk the long journey during the fun-filled event,” he said.
He later presented a sponsorship of free health-screening test worth RM5,000 to The Star’s account executive Michelle Ho recently.
Ahmad Nasirruddin said 50 lucky participants would win the free health-screening test, adding that the hospital was also sponsoring 200 umbrellas worth about RM4,000.
“About 60 hospital employees have already signed up to take part in the Starwalk which will be flagged off at Stadium Indera Mulia on June 21 at 7am.
“Our cardiac surgeon, Dr Ko Chung Sen, who came in at 10th place in last year’s Starwalk, is also a staunch supporter. All our staff members are very active in sports,” he said.
He noted that they had been participating in Ipoh Starwalk since its inception in 2004.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Venue: Tapak A, Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens)
Its time all of us look forward for the second running clinic. The second clinic, “Injury Prevention” is designed to help participants be aware of some of the common running injuries that can happen and how to avoid them. The session will be conducted by Dr. Samsudin Osman Cassim, an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre, the Official Medical Provider of the Marathon. Elite runner and coach, Mark Williams, will also be on hand to share on some of his past running injuries and how he dealt with it. Runners will also get a chance to do a practice run around Lake Gardens.
Come and join us at these clinics to pick up valuable tips from elite runners, coaches and other industry specialists as they present informative and useful topics at the sessions.
Attendance is free but you will need to register beforehand. The clinic will only be able to accommodate a maximum of 200 participants so hurry and email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your full name, age, IC number, contact details and your registered race category.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
In recognition of the plight of arthritis victims, Kordel and AFM embarked on the charity campaign starting from April 1. It will end on June 30.
Those who want to help have to buy a bottle of any Kordel product (available at all leading pharmacies) with an AFM sticker on it and RM1 will automatically be donated to AFM.
To join in the fun, just form a team of four, dress in your most creative outfit and enjoy a brisk walk alongside people like Malaysia’s first astronaut Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar and stand a chance to win RM1,000.
Registration forms are available at Guardian and other pharmacies in the Klang Valley.
For more information, log on to http://www.kordels.com.my/.
Ipoh Starwalk 2009 is jointly organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd and the Ipoh City Council with the cooperation of the Perak Government, Perak Amateur Athletics Association and Perak Education Department in conjunction with Ipoh city’s 21st anniversary. It will be flagged off at 7am on June 21 from Stadium Indera Mulia.
Ginvera Marketing Enterprise Sdn Bhd assistant product manager Wee Tong said the company would be sponsoring Ginvera Real SPA Shower Sachet Card 24gm (10,000 units), Bio-essence Tanaka White 3-in-1 Sachet Card (1,000 units) and Syahirah Gel Pengelupasan 5gm and Body Losyen Sachet Card 5gm (5,000 units) worth RM43, 000.
“Ten units of Ebene Sports Knee Guard medium size worth RM1,180 will be given away as lucky draw items, bringing the total sponsorship to RM44,180,” he added.
As remedy for aches, pains and injuries after the walk, Vifor of Zuelling Pharma Distribution will be sponsoring 5,000 Perskindol Classic Gel Sachets and 5,000 Perskindol Cool Gel Sachets worth a total of RM10,000.
Zuellig Pharma Sdn Bhd national sales manager-BU 3 consumer healthcare division Yong Kooi Yoke said the Swiss-manufactured products prevented cramps and offered pain relief due to sprains, cramps, stiff necks, strains and backaches.
According to Clara International Beauty Group Sdn Bhd business development and marketing manager Jason Woo, the cash redemption vouchers would be useful for men and women as the company catered for both genders. He also said the home-grown brand was sponsoring three hampers worth RM6,000 as prizes.
The company’s senior brand manager, Angie Tan, said the range was effective in eliminating 99% of the bacteria which causes body odour. She said the company was also sponsoring Hansaplast plasters.
Registration for the event is now open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, except public holidays, at The Star’s Ipoh office at No 39, Jalan Hussein. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.thestar.com.my/starwalk. Entries close on Friday. For enquiries, call 05-253 0402.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Ever Well Sports (M) Sdn Bhd has stepped in yet again for the fourth time to sponsor the annual event and this time, it is offering about RM10,000 worth of prizes.
Its administrative manager Michelle Chow said first prize winners in all nine competitive categories would each receive a Joma jersey.
“Second placing winners will win a Joma Polo T-shirt while third place winners will take home a Joma round-collared T-shirt,” she said after presenting the sponsorship to The Star’s advertising representative Tan Cheok Tong in Ipoh yesterday.
Chow said Joma also sponsored the Perak, Kuala Muda Naza and KL PLUS football teams in the local football scene.
She added that Joma was also sponsoring Spanish La Liga football teams Deportivo Coruna and Sevilla FC.
Apart from clothing, the company was also well known for their footwear like the Joma Marathon 3,000 running shoes.
Ipoh Starwalk 2009 is jointly orga-nised by Star Publications (M) Bhd and the Ipoh City Council with the co-operation of the Perak Government, Perak Amateur Athletics Association and Perak Education Department in conjunction with Ipoh city’s 21st anniversary.
It will be flagged off at 7am on June 21 from Stadium Indera Mulia.
Registration is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, except public holidays, at The Star’s Ipoh office at 39, Jalan Hussein.
Entry forms can also be downloaded from www.thestar.com.my/starwalk.
Entries close on May 15. For enquiries, call 05-2530402
Sunday, May 10, 2009
2008年2月派克少校（Major Phil Parker）在伊拉克南方城市巴斯拉（Basra）受傷，醫生說他可能永遠無法再走路了。
派克這次參加馬拉松比賽，是為了一個阿兵哥慈善組織「幫幫英雄」（Help For Heroes）募款。他這趟總共募了63萬英鎊（約71萬歐元，95萬美元），目標是100萬英鎊。
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Junior Development Program (JDP) will conduct its Circuit 2 [July 5, 2009, Sunday] at Bukit Jalil Sport Complex. Hurry, get your athletes to participate!
For junior walkers who still wish to join the "JDP- 2nd circuit" are please to submit their form before the deadline (27th June'09).
General Rules and Regulations
SMK Jalan Pasir Puteh principal Lau Swee Mun wants all 1,500 of his students to take part, if possible.
“I’m trying to encourage all of them, including our special students, to join Ipoh Starwalk 2009 and for them to bring their parents along to make it a family day outing.
“This should be part of their education. We want our students to have a holistic education as education should not only be confined to the classroom,” Lau said.
“This will go a long way towards their assessment of co-curriculum participation in school,” he said, adding that some 100 students from the school joined Ipoh Starwalk last year.
SMK Buntong principal A. Nalini said her students had been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the forms ever since the announcement of Ipoh Starwalk 2009.
”About 250 students took part last year. This year, we are hoping for at least 600 of them to join,” she said.
“Some do not even come out of their rooms and the only games that they play are computer games,” she said.
Ipoh Starwalk 2009 is jointly organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd and the Ipoh City Council with the co-operation of the Perak Government, Perak Amateur Athletics Association and Perak Education Department in conjunction with Ipoh city’s 21st anniversary.
It will be flagged off at 7am on June 21 from Stadium Indera Mulia.
Registration is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, except public holidays, at The Star’s Ipoh office at 39, Jalan Hussein. Entry forms can also be downloaded from www.thestar.com.my/starwalk
Entries close on May 15. For enquiries, call 05-2530402
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Siemens Run is back! Having had its first run in 2004, Siemens is anxious to repeat the run as part of its long-term corporate responsibility commitment towards advancing sporting opportunities, community vitality and health.
Siemens Run 2009 - What are you running for? will be held on 19th July 2009 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur to bring people together for charity.
We have an improved online payment system this year, where you can also choose to have the registration pack home delivered. This service is provided by our co-sponsor Hooha.Asia,