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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
CHAOS reigned at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon yesterday when the wrong runner was declared the winner while water stations ran dry leaving runners desperate to quench their thirst.
Several runners who signed up for the 5km race expressed their frustration at running a shortened route while the lack of signages along the full marathon route caused others to veer off course.But R. Muniandy, who crossed the marathon finish line at Dataran Merdeka as the best placed Malaysian in a personal best of 2:35:52s, was justified in feeling aggrieved the most when the first prize in the local category was given to second placed finisher Shaharuddin Hashim, who came in eight minutes later."I really don't know what is going on. I know I finished first among the locals but my name is not registering on their (computer) screens," said Muniandy, 31.His New Balance team manager M. Thanasekaran said he had never seen a race so badly organised before.
"First, they gave him the wrong bib number. Then the water bottles went missing from the drinks stations. They have really mismanaged this race," he said.Adding to the confusion was the organisers' failure to furnish details of the podium placings for each event until eight hours later.Muniandy, however, was belatedly installed as the local winner after the error was rectified, said race director Hemant Dua in a statement.The KL Marathon, part of the global Standard Chartered Marathon series, replaced the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon which had been organised since 1984 until last year by the Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association.But race organiser Octagon Asia agreed to pay the Malaysian Amateur Athletic Union RM5 million over 10 years in return for the right to organise an international marathon in Kuala Lumpur.Octagon came in for some harsh criticism from runners after drinks ran out at the water stations along the route."There was no water left for the last 10 kilometres where the risk of dehydration is greatest. I have run at the Standard Chartered event in Singapore three times and this event is by far the worst in comparison," said retiree Tan Guan Chye, 57.The organisers were not spared on social networking site Facebook either, where those running the 5km vented their anger at being shortchanged with many saying they may not return next year.The men's marathon was won by Kenyan Julius Kilimo Kipkorir, who clocked 2:17:02 to win in his first attempt at running the marathon, while Frieda Jepkite Lodepa won the women's race in 2:40:13.Multiple Sea Games gold medallist Yuan Yufang finished as the best Malaysian among the women in 3:16:36 while national triathlete Kimbeley Yap was second to Georgina Beech in the women's 10km event.
Men's marathon: 1 Julius Ndiritu Karinga (Ken) 2:17:02s, 2 Nelson Kirwa Rotich (Ken) 2:18:24, 3 Armon Kipchirchir Kemei (Ken) 2:18:56.
Local: 1 R. Muniandy 2:31:52s, 2 Shaharudin Hashim 2:39:52; 3 R. Jayakumar 2:46:19.
Women's marathon: 1 Frieda Jepkite Lodepa (Ken) 2:40:13s, 2 Doreen Kitaka (Jpn) 2:45:51.
Local: 1 Yuan Yu Fang 3:16:36s, 2 Tan Lee Chin 3:39:37, 3 Lim Miow Chin 3:41:18.
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
Date : 28 June 2009
Distance : 21km, 10km
Venue : Dataran Merdeka
21.1KM - Men
1) Chua Sang Cheng - 1:58:48 (211)
2) KP Tan - 2:05:28 (326)
3) Reber Lorenz - 2:06:50 (327)
4) CW Ng - 2:09:31 (421)
5) TH Lee - 2:19:20 (663)
6) EC Ong - 2:36:40 (1074)
7) CY Chua - 2:59:40 (1564)
8) PL Phuah - 3:01:24 (1590)
10KM - Men
1) HS Yow - 1:26:35 (1667)
2) KM Thium - 1:31:56 (1943)
3) AK Goh - 1:34:40 (2034)
4) EG Sim - 1:35:00 (2064)
5) Jason Tay - 1:51:29 (2335)
10Km - Women
1) KY Chai - 1:51:30 (1439)
Saturday, June 27, 2009
To SCKLM - Finisher's medal - the race facts stated that " to claim your medal, you will have to submit your baggage tag to the organisers". Please clarify whether it is "Numbered Runner's Bibs" require to submit or "Numbered baggage tag"?
Replied from SCKLM : "Standard Chartered Kl Marathon at 12:07pm June 27
Hi KP, you need to submit your "Numbered Baggage Tag" to the organisers to claim your medal."
That was what happened to Kenyan Henry Wanyoike in 1995. Anyone else might have gone into depression, but not Wanyoike.
Instead of brooding over his fate, Wanyoike was determined to make his life a meaningful one. And, today, he is the Goodwill Ambassador for the Standard Chartered Bank’s Seeing is Believing programme, which aims to raise funds for one million sight restorations.
“I may have lost my sight but I’ve not lost my vision. Just like many other Kenyans, I wanted to be a champion. Determination, dedication, discipline, sacrifice, commitment and team work have made me a champion today.
“I have completed 18 marathons, and not only have I taken part in the Paralympics in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004) but won gold medals in the 5,000m. I could not have achieved these results if I had not accepted the challenge when I lost my sight in 1995,” Wanyoike said
The ever-smiling Wanyoike will be taking part in the half marathon.
During his stay in Malaysia, Wanyoike and his guide Joseph Kibunja spent about two hours at SM Pendidikan Khas Cacat Penglihatan in Setapak.
Wanyoike shared his experience with the students while Kibunja highlighted his partnership with the runner.
Kibunja said he had been Wanyokie’s guide since 2000.
“Together we have taken part in many events. It is not something easy but we have managed to overcome the odds due to our understanding and communication. I am happy to be with him,” Kibunja said.
Over the last five years, Wanyoike has won medals in the marathon, half marathon and 10km runs. He is also an accomplished track athlete, winning honours in the 10,000m, 5,000m and 1,500m.
In the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) world championships in Lille, France, Wanyokie won the 10,000m and 5,000m, setting new world records in the process.
He also holds the marathon world record (2’31:31) for the blind, a feat he achieved in Hamburg, Germany, in 2005.
SM Pendidikan Khas Cacat principal Che Fatimah Che Abdullah said they were grateful to Standard Chartered for initiating the programme.
“We will have about 30 students taking part in the KL marathon. Out students will certainly be inspired after listening to Wanyoike and Kibunja,” she said.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The event, divided into two categories — junior (aged seven to 12 years) and adults (13 years and above) — would see participants walking blindfolded for 2.3km.
The walk is aimed at raising funds to buy new equipment for the home and for its Penang Low Vision Eye Clinic as well as to conduct cataract operations organised by the Lions Club.
For details, call 04-2290800, 019-4487738 or 012-4889289 or email: WalkForSight2009@snh.org.my
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Into its fifth consecutive year, the run aims to raise funds for Tabung Kebajikan Pesakit PPUKM – Young Diabetic Patients, a special beneficiary providing care for children with diabetes.
This year, the charity run will be held on the grounds of Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur.
“I am truly honoured to be a part of this cause and support the run and PPUKM–Young Diabetic Patients. These children need our help and support. I wish to encourage more people to take part in healthy activities for a healthier lifestyle,” said Roslinda.
Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd, executive director Datuk Francis Lee said this year’s charity run would be even bigger and better.
“From the previous runs, we have collected more than RM100,000 for the Tabung Kebajikan Pesakit HUKM, Pediatric Unit HUKM (Oncology), Unit TUTUR–Aural Rehabilitation Centre For Hearing Impaired Children together with Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia and also various charity homes such as House of Joy and Faith, Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Rumah Juara, Rumah Kanak-kanak Tengku Budriah, Rumah Sayangan, Rumah Hope, Rumah Kebajikan Anbu Illam, Rumah Charis and Ti-Ratana Welfare Society.”
Forms are now available at any of the Kenny Rogers Roasters Restaurants in the Klang Valley or can be downloaded from www.krr.com.my.
For more information, contact 03–2119 9888 or visit www.krr.com.my.
Monday, June 22, 2009
We recommend that your park your cars at the designated eight RapidKL shuttle pick-up points and take the buses from there.However, if you really must drive, you can park at parking bays in the Dataran Merdeka underground parking, Daya Bumi, and Padang Merbuk.
“Fun Runs” are a wonderful way to raise funds and awareness among non-conventional donors. We’ve all heard of the old adage “Those who help others help themselves.” Running for a charity gives you an enormous sense of satisfaction from the knowledge that you are helping others and gives you a great fitness goal.
Runners also play a key role in raising awareness of the charity through the publicity they generate and will also enjoy all the fun of being part of a team! To participate, runners contribute a registration fee or collect pledges. In return, you enjoy an organised run and get drinks as well as a t-shirt.
Sabah’s biggest charity run, the 9th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run 2009 is happening on Saturday, 18th July 2009 at the Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club. Registration fees are RM25.00 per adult and RM15.00 per child/students, inclusive of a fun event T-shirt. Registrated participants will run a 7km route beginning and ending at Sutera Harbour Resort.
The fun run offers no prizes to the winners but runners who complete the 7km route within 77 minutes are eligible to win lucky draw prizes drawn at the post-Run concert. A colourful carnival is the finale for the Run and promises to be livelier and more colourful than ever this year with a host of local artistes taking centre stage. There’s something for everyone at this year’s Carnival.
The renowned Charity Run is a fun run to raise funds for the Special Olympics Sabah and the Sabah Thallasseamia Society. Special Olympics is an international program of year-round sports training and competition for more than two million children and adults with intellectual disabilities around the world. To provide benefit and service to Thalasseamia patients in Sabah and to those having interest in Thalasseamia and strive for Thalasseamia patients to get the best and most satisfactory treatment.
To help to reduce the incidence of Thalasseamie patients in Sabah. To foster good will and closer relationship between families of Thalassaemias and vice versa, treatment centres and the public and so on.
Entry forms are available at the Member Relations Counter at Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club. For registration and more information, please contact the 7K Hotline at (088) 308 121
Friday, June 19, 2009
Warmest Greeting from Angkor wat International Half Marathon 2009
We thank you so much to all participants who joined and support Angkor wat International Half Marathon, this event run to bring artificial limbs for land mine survivors and save youth from HIV/AID.
Since debut of this race in 1996 the event has increasing the participants every year. This build on numbers over the years is testimony to the fact the event is internationally known as the " Charity Run "
We are pleased to inform Angkor wat International Half Marathon 14th year and will be organize on Sunday 6th December and other events on Saturday 5th December 2009..
For more information, please kindly find out the links as below:
Angkor wat Int'l Half Marathon online : www.angkormarathon.org
Bike Race online registration : www.villagefocus.org
Our partner in Thailand : www.goadventureasia.com/angkor.shtml
We would like to take this opportunity to inform Eve'Party on 5th December 2009 will be serve dinner at Angkor Mondial Restaurant and provide entertainment of Apsara dance show. The ticket fee is USD 17 per person.
And other hand, we can please to serve some packages tour and optional tour as per your booking request (Accommodation, Transportation, Guide, ect...). Please kindly advice us to serve you visit our country
Please do not hesitate to contact us any time, if you have any enquiries.
Kind regards and many thanks,
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Fax : (855) 23 216 296
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Rapid KL is providing a special shuttle bus service for runners.
Pick Up/Drop Off Points
Tasik Titiwangsa - Padang Merpuk
Ampang LRT Station - Padang Merbuk
Taman Cheras/Taman Segar - Padang Merbuk
Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT Station - Padang Merbuk
Stadium Bukit Jalil - Padang Merbuk
Abdullah Hukum LRT Station - Padang Merbuk
Taman Jaya LRT Station - Padang Merbuk
1 Utama, Bandar Utama - Padang Merbuk
Buses shall run on a 20 minute interval between 3:00 am – 6:00 am.
Pick up times will be: 3:00am – 3:20am – 3:40am – 4:00am – 4:20am – 4:40am – 5:00am – 5:20am – 5:40am – 6:00am ( 2 buses per pick-up time)
Sales of pre-tickets namely the Pas Harlan ‘SEMUA RM4’ and ‘SEPADU RM7’ will be at a special counter at Dataran Merdeka on:
- 26 June 2009, Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
- 27 June 2009, Saturday 9:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
The last clinic, “Countdown to Race Day” is designed to take runners through their final preparations and training schedules as a lead up to Race Day. The session will be led by elite runners Mark Williams and Shaharudin Hashim, Ultraman Kannan Murugasan, Coaches Yuan Yu Fang and Azizollah Mierzai and Lim Ai Leng, a dietitian from Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre.
Come and join us at these clinics to pick up invaluable tips from elite runners, coaches and other industry specialists as they present informative and useful topics at the sessions.
Please come dressed in appropriate sportswear as you will also have a chance to go on a practice run with the elite runners.
Details of the Clinic are as below:
Date: Sunday, 14 June 2009
Venue: Tapak A, Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens)
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.
Please RSVP before Thursday, June 11, 2009 by 5p.m.
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 Team
The Olympic Day Run is one of the annual events organised by all National Olympic Committees of the world since 1987.
The run commemorates the founding of the International Olympic Committee by Baron Pierre De Coubertine on June 23, 1894 at the University of Sorbone in Paris, France.
This year the run take a step forward by becoming a global event known as Olympic Day, which will allow National Olympic Committees (NOC) to bring under one umbrella all their activities promoting and celebrating the Olympic movement and its values (sports, cultural and educational activities).
The run has six categories — men’s open, women’s open, men’s veteran, women’s veteran, men’s junior and women’s junior — and participants will have complete 7km. Another four categories will be available for primary schoolchildren, covering 3km.
Cash prizes are offered to the top five finishers in each category
The sponsors are McDonalds, Bata, Milo and Coca-Cola.
The registration forms are available at the Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association, OCM, McDonald outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and www.mcdonalds.com.my
The registration fee is RM10 for adults and RM5 for schoolchildren endorsed by their respective schools.
For further information, contact 03-2715 2810 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
This places the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 as the largest marathon to be organised in Malaysia, in terms of participation-numbers. It also offers the largest prize with total RM350,000 prize money, with a guaranteed prize pool for Malaysian runners. The marathon will flag off at Dataran Merdeka on 28 June.
“The response to the inaugural Standard Chartered KL Marathon has been nothing short of phenomenal. Not only has it garnered more participation than any other marathon in Malaysia, 92% of the participations are Malaysians, which is a step in the right direction of our goal in establishing a running culture in Malaysia,” said Hemant Dua, Race Director for the marathon.
Title Sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank, expressed delight with the results. “This is the inaugural Standard Chartered KL Marathon in Malaysia and we are delighted with the overwhelming response by the public. The Standard Chartered Marathons held in eight other countries have been very successful, and we look forward to bringing the same excitement here to Malaysia,” said Julian Wynter, Managing Director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad. “With the strong support from the various ministries, sanctioning bodies and partners, we are confident that the Marathon will be become a signature community event for Malaysia and a premier sporting event in the region,” Wynter added.
Dua added that for runners who did not manage to sign up in time, there is still an opportunity to be part of the marathon, as a volunteer. “We would still love to have you there on Race Day as a volunteer. Volunteers are the backbone of any sporting event and will help us ensure that runners from around the world have a great time in the city of Kuala Lumpur and are treated to the best of Malaysian hospitality,” Dua urged. A team of some 500-plus volunteers is required to assist before and during Race Day. Key areas include Race Pack distribution, Fruit and Drinks distribution, Course Marshalls, Crowd Control at Finish Line, Media Tent, and Luggage Tent.
The Race Day carnival festivities are also extended to family and friends of runners, KL-ites and tourists. They are invited to attend in support of the runners, and enjoy the Race Day activities at Dataran Merdeka, the site of the Start and Finish Line of the marathon. Among the events lined up for the day are musical performances and cultural dances, marching band and cheerleading performances, as well as fun activities for the kids like face painting, clowns and bouncing castles. Spectators can also share in the runners’ excitement and jubilation as they cross the Finish Line!
For more details on the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009, log on to www.kl-marathon.com .