Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College (KLIUC) akan mengadakan acara larian "KLIUC RUN 2009" seperti berikut :
Tarikh : 15 Ogos 2009 (Sabtu)
Tempat : Blok Korporat, KLIUC
Masa : 7.00 pagi - 11.30 pagi
Objektif penganjuran adalah untuk menimbulkan semangat kesukanan dan mengeratkan silaturrahim antara warga KLIUC dan masyarakat setempat disamping membantu golongan yang memerlukan bantuan seperti Rumah Anak Yatim, Rumah Orang Tua dan Persatuan Kurang Upaya.
Kepada yang ingin menyertai larian ini sambil menderma sila hubungi : Puan Asmah Mohd Taib (03 89266993 samb. 200) , Puan Syarina Samsudin (03 89266993 samb. 843) dan Cik Sakinah Kamarudin (03 8926 6993 samb. 813).

Merdeka run on Aug 16 to foster harmony

A SPECIAL run, ‘Larian Merdeka 2009,’ to foster racial harmony will be held in Penang to commemorate the Merdeka celebration.
The 6km run, organised by the Penang Malay Recreation and Sports Club, will be held on Aug 16 at 7.30am.
The run, to be flagged off at the City Hall building on Jalan Padang Kota Lama, will pass through Light Street, Farquhar Street, Penang Road, Burmah Road, Pangkor Road and Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah before heading back to Farquhar Street and Light Street.
Club president Tajuddin Zachariah said they hoped more people from different races could participate in the family run to mark the National Day celebration.
Last year, there were 1,150 participants in the run.
The event is divided into eight categories: Boys’ Youth (13-17 years), Girls’ Youth (13-17), Men’s Open (18 and above), Women’s Open (18 and above), Men’s Junior Veteran (35-44), Men’s Senior Veteran (45 and above), Women’s Junior Veteran (35-44) and Women’s Senior Veteran (45 and above).
Registration can be done from 10am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday. Please call Tajuddin at 019-4721217 or Roslina Bakar at 013-2386188 .
The entry fee for youths is RM7 and RM12 for adults. Cheques or money order can be made out to ‘Kelab Sukan Dan Rekreasi Melayu Pulau Pinang’. Closing date for the entries is Aug 10.
Application forms can also be obtained from the club at 163-E, Wisma Seri Perak, Jalan Perak ( 04-2271217 ), Penang State Sports Council, Jalan Batu Uban ( 04-6593713 ), information counter at Level 3, Komtar, Jabatan Taman Botani Pulau Pinang, Jalan Kebun Bunga ( 04-2270428 ), Jabatan Khidmat Kemasyarakatan, City Stadium on Lorong Kulit, Penang Municipal Park ( 04-2270618 ) and Kedai Foto Bagan Ajam, Butterworth ( 04-3331110 ) or Philip Teh ( 012-4785708 ).

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Men Health Night Run Photos

Men-Health Night Run

Date : 25 July 2009
Time : 8pm
Venue : Putrajaya, Justice Palace

Men Open

1) Chua Sang Cheng - 1:01
2) Tan Kean Peng - 1:04:33
3) Lee Tiong Hoo - 1:14
4) Jason Tay - 1:20
5) Howard - 1:30

Women Open

1) Lim Kooi Kim - 1:37
2) Chai Kan Yen - 1:45



Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kampar Friendship Run

Date : 6 Sept 2009
Time : 7:30am
Distance : 8KM, 4KM
Venue : Kampar Grand Hotel

The Kampar Runners and RunnersMalaysia are co-organizing this event during the season break of a very busy running season that is ending by mid August 2009.
Take some time off with your family and enjoy some good food in Kampar.
Please also take this opportunity to visit UTAR, our optional program planned for you.
Download the event/itinerary info pack
and Grand Kampar Hotel registration form

Friday, July 24, 2009

4th Malaysia International Ekiden Run 2009

Event : Ekiden Run 2009

Date: 4 Oct 2009

Time: 8am

Venue: Istana Kehakiman

Distance: 5 x 3km

Fees: Category A,B & C - RM100/team, C & D - RM30/team

Registration: FTAAA & Hooha (Online)

Closing Date: 24 Sep 2009


A - Mixed Team - (18yrs above)

B - Men Open - (18yrs above)

C - Women Open - (18 yrs above)

D - Men Junior (13 - 17yrs)

E - Women Junior (13 - 17yrs)

Details: here

with courtesy from : Penonton

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Run organisers promise a problem-free run

THE organisers of the Shah Alam-adidas-King of the Road, to be flagged off at the Shah Alam Stadium on Aug 2, have promised that there will be no hiccups.
Race director G. Mohan said they would like ensure participants that the run, organised by adidas and Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), would be well co-ordinated.
“The route is new as the run will start and end at the Shah Alam Stadium. Our marshals will be at strategic locations to oversee the participants. We are confident that the run will be a success.
“We also have the support of the police as well as MBSA.
“All marshals involved in the run will be going on a route survey on Aug 1 and we will brief them on our expectations,’’ said Mohan.
There was concern among participants after the fiasco during the recent Standard Chartered KL Marathon as well as the Ipoh International Marathon. Both the events were marred by allegations of lack of signages, drinking stations as well as wrong results.
In Ipoh, several top runners had alleged that the marshal had led them on the wrong route.
Shah Alam mayor Mazalan Md Noor said they were pleased to work with adidas and other sponsors in organising the run.
“We certainly would like the adidas-King of the Road to be a memorable one for the participants.
“We will deploy about 200 enforcement officers to ensure that the run is conducted in a orderly manner,’’ said Mazalan after a sponsorship ceremony.
The co-sponsors of the run are Milo, PowerBar, 100 Plus, adidas timewear and adidas eyewear.
The run has 12 categories, incorporating 22km, 11km, 8km and 6km, catering for all age groups. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers in each category.
About 5,000 participants, including 50 foreigners, have registered for the run. But Mazalan said they were expecting the number to increase to 7,000 on race day. For details, contact 03-2080 4876.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Siemens Run Photos

Thanks - Weng and Tey

Siemens Run Result

Date : 20 July 2009
Time : 7:30am
Venue : Dataran Merdeka

Men Open (10KM)

1) Chua Sang Cheng - 49:50
2) Tan Kean Peng - 52:55
3) Phuah Phuay Leong - 1:16:30
4) Thium Keng Meng - 1:57

Women Open

1) Siti Aishah - 1:35
2) Amanda - 1:57

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bendang Charity Run slated for August 1

THE annual Bendang Charity Run for the Sultanah Bahiyah Foundation will be held on Aug 1 at the Darulaman Stadium at 7.30am.
There will be five categories — Men’s and Women’s Senior (3km), Junior VIP (3km), Men’s Open (6km), Women’s Open (6km), Secondary and Primary School Students (6km) — with the last category open to both boys and girls.
VIPs (both men and women) aged 50 and above will participate in the Senior category while those aged below 49 years will participate in the Junior VIP category.
The entrance fee for each participant in the VIP category is RM250 while the fee for the Open event is RM10. Secondary school children need to pay RM7 and primary school children RM5.
VIP participants will get a pair of track suit each while the first 2,000 participants in the Open and Student categories will get a T-shirt each.
Prize money of varying amounts totalling RM6,580 and medals will be presented to the first 15 finishers in the Open and Student cate-gories while VIP participants will receive prizes in kind. The closing date for entries is July 29.
The run is organised by Harmony Home Development Sdn Bhd. Application forms can be obtained at Urusetia Larian Bendang Kedah 2009 at No. 94, Jalan Kristal 6, Taman Perindustrian Ringan Kristal, 05150, Alor Setar (Tel: 04-7312288 or 04-7342286 ; Fax: 04-7352287).

Disabled want other runs to include category

PARALYMPIAN Mat Sani Kasbun has urged local road race organisers to include a category for the disabled as well as the wheelchair-bound.
The 43-year-old Mat Sani, who won the men’s wheelchair category in the Seremban Half Marathon (SHM), said disabled athletes were often not given the opportunity to be involved in “We have won medals in international competitions. Malaysia is a developing nation but the needs of the disabled are forgotten. In the sporting arena, there are few events for the disabled community.
“As a Negri-born athlete, I am proud the SHM had included the disabled community from its inception in 1987. Why don’t other runs like the Ipoh Half Marathon and the Penang Bridge Run follow suit?,” he asked.
Mat Sani, a father of two, had not missed the SHM but hoped the wheelchair event would be extended to 10km distance or 21km.
“Although we are grateful to the organisers for including us, we could do with a more challenging race.
“In the past, I have participated in marathons in Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. In fact, I have often managed to come within the top 10,” he said.
Husband-and-wife team Anthony Martin and Chow Mei Hsia, both disabled athletes, who had represented the country, shared Mat Sani sentiments.
“We look forward to participating in these events but sadly we don’t have as many options as our able-bodied friends,” said Chow, who won the first place in the women’s wheelchair category.
Martin finished behind Mat Sani. The SHM is one of the few runs in the country with categories for the disabled, mentally-challenged, wheelchair-bound and the partially blind, deaf and dumb.the mainstream sporting events.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Registration for Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2009 opens 16 July 2009

Registration for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2009 opens at midnight on Thursday, 16 July. The 8th edition of Singapore’s premier sporting event will take place on 6 December at the Esplanade Bridge. Join us at the launch at the Raffles Place Park on 16 July 2009. Be amongst the first 500 runners to sign up in-person from 11.30am to 5.00pm to receive an exclusive gift pack.
Click to find out more and register on 16 July 2009 to enjoy the early bird discount!

Mcdonalds Olympic Run Photos

Thanks to Weng's

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mcdonalds Olimpik Run

Date : 12/07/2009
Time : 7:30am
Venue : Dataran Merdeka

Men Open

1) SC Chua : 35:58 (84th)
2) KP Tan : 37:19
3) Jason Tay : 50:00
4) AK Goh : 1:05

Women Open

1) KY Chai : 1:08

Women Senior

1) Kim : 1:10

Saturday, July 11, 2009

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon 2009

Date : 16 Aug 2009
Time : 5:30am
Distance : 21KM, 10KM and 6KM
Venue : Esplanade Bridge, Padang
Registration form : Click Here

15th Hat Yai Nature Run 2009 - 9 Aug 2009

Date : 16 Aug 2009
Time : 5.50am
Distance : 21KM, 10.5KM, 4KM
Venue : Prince of Songkla University
Website : Click Here
Online Registration - Click Here

Prince of Songkla Unversity, along with private organizations, organizes the 15th Hat Yai Nature Run at Hat Yai campus on Sunday 9th August 2009.

The solid organizing units compose of Hat Yai Running Club, Tourism Authority of Thailand (Southern Office, Region 1), Hat Yai Municipality, Kohong District Municipality, and the 42nd Senanarong Military Camp.

Hat Yai Nature Run is one of the national running competitions in the south of Thailand that has the highest number of runners. A number of 3,292 runners came to participate in the competition last year. Among these runners, 2,930 runners were Thai and 362 were foreign runners. This activity aims to support the alert current for the promotion of exercise for health. The rush and competitive life style makes people have less time of relaxing and exercise. Health of general people seems to be in contrast with the growth of the city. Ignoring the health situation, people will have chances of getting sick that will directly affect to the body, family, and economy of such people. Then participants of this competition will include all types of runners such as outstanding runners, amateur runners, school students, and university students.

*** Online registration will end up on 31st July 2009.***

Race Postponement

THE Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2009 race which was scheduled for this month had been postponed to Oct 4. All registered participants will have their entries brought forward to the new date. For those unable to compete on the new date, a refund policy is being drawn up and will be released soon. The action was taken to comply with the requirements from the local and national government authorities in order to safeguard and control the number of A(H1N1) cases.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Half Marathon to Help Children

The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners and sponsors to join our Fresh Air Fund-Racers team for the NYC Half-Marathon on August 16th. This is a great way to participate in NYC's premier summer road race while helping Fresh Air Fund children. Please feel free to repost anything from our site here:
Last summer's NYC Half-Marathon was a huge success and the Fresh Air Fund-Racers raised more than $125,000. We are also still in need of Friendly Town hosts for next month. Host families open their hearts and home to a NYC child who would not otherwise have the opportunity to escape the hot, crowded city streets. Please let me know if you are able to post or have any questions, and if you could send me the link that would be fantastic.
Thank you so much,
--Sara Wilson,The Fresh Air Fund

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Seremban Half Marathon: More scenic route for run

THE Seremban Half Marathon (SHM), which will be held for the 21st consecutive year tomorrow, will take runners through a more scenic route, said the run’s organising committee secretary, Loh Kim Heong.
He said the annual event — one of the biggest sporting events in the state — was held in conjunction with the birthday celebration of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan Tuanku Ja’afar and would have about 8,000 participants.
“This year’s edition is sure to be exciting, with the addition of the new route. This new route, through Forest Heights with its beautiful surroundings, will be refreshing for regular participants,” he said, adding that the event would begin at the MPS Hall in Seremban.
As in previous years, students will make up the bulk of participants in the 10km run.
“To encourage more students to take part in healthy activities like this, we are giving cash incentives to the school with the largest number of participants,” he said.
The run also has its fair share of foreign participants and this year, runners from Germany, Japan, India, Thailand and Singapore have already signed up.
Loh said most of the foreign participants, especially those employed in local companies, made it a point to sign up every year.
“We have many regulars this year — four from the Sunita Godara Fitness Trust in New Delhi.
“Sunita herself was the SHM women’s champion for three consecutive years from 1998,” he said.
The 21km run has 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 eight 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 also features special categories for the disabled, wheelchair-bound and a corporate fun run.
The run has a number of corporate sponsors, the latest being Carlsberg Marketing Sdn Bhd which recently contributed RM5,000 and 100 cartons of Nutri Malt for the runners.
Loh said surplus funds raised from the SHM would be channelled to various state sporting bodies to develop new talent in athletics.
“This is our way of giving back to the local community and it has been our tradition for some years now,” he said.
The run is organised by the Antah Group, the Seremban Municipal Council, Seremban Hash House Harriers and Negri Sembilan Amateur Athletic Association.
The Star is the official press sponsor for the event.
For more details and route map, visit or call Santha Chitty (03-2094 5099 ), Koong Lin Ngen (019-661 2605 ), or Loh Kim Heong (013-353 0322 ).

Outdoor Adverture Race 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Running Tips

Perfect your posture and you will run smoother, faster and with less fatigue. Here’s what endurance coach and two-time Badwater champ Lisa Smith-Batchen recommends: Keep your pelvis forward, your shoulders squared over your belly button, your breathing regular and puff from your belly, and your thumb pistoning straight back and forth to your hips.

2.Incline-pushup salute
According to Smith-Batchen, the incline-pushup salute is one of the best static exercises to prepare for a run. Push up against a bench with two arms, then twist at the hip and raise one arm until it’s pointing at the sky. “The triceps which you build from this will power your arms and the strengthened pecs will be strong to prevent your chest from caving in when you’re tired,” she says.

3.Train as a runner
To train as a runner, your body needs to learn to have quick hands and feet, says Smith-Batchen. The best training for that is jumping rope. Keep at it until you can reel off 100 reps without tripping on the jump rope.

4.Run smart
Ray Zahab, an ultra-runner who has won an individual title in the Artic Yukon Ultra says that to run smart, you should imagine pedaling a unicycle: keep your shoulders plumb-lined over your hips and kick back with your feet instead of reaching out. “To speed up, lean forwards from the ankles instead of bending forward from the waist; you’ll create a light controlled fall instead of a muscle-intensive series of pushoffs.”

5.To go faster
“By pushing from the ankles, you will go faster with less effort and you’ll preserve your legs by stacking your weight over your strong, protectively arched midfeet, instead of crashing down on the sensitive nerves in your heels or the fragile tendons in your toes,” says Zahab.

6.Build strength
Men's Health columnist and ultra man Dean Karnazes says distance running can be prepped by running stairs to build strength. “It will build strength in your legs and lungs. Find a staircase or stadium, ideally with more than 100 steps for a weekly workout. Start by running to the top a single step at a time and walking back down. Work your way up to 10 sets. Next phase: two steps at a time, walking down, five sets. Final phase: two steps up, single steps down, running both ways, working up from five to 10 sets. Keep at it till you can repeat this routine 3 or 4 days a week.”

7.Running quicker, not harder
You can prevent fatigue by running quicker, not harder. Karnazes says a higher turnover rate (how quickly you put one foot in front of the other), can make you faster with less effort. Elite distance runners stay in the range of 185 to 200 steps per minute. Varying your cadence/turnover can conserve energy and shift the load among different muscles. As you tire and slow down, focus on cadence, not speed. This might mean taking shorter, quicker steps. A rule of thumb: If your stride rate falls below 150 to 160 steps per minute, you’ll want to shorten your stride and increase turnover.

8.Train for recovery
Train for recovery. “Big distance can mean big hurt,” says Karnazes. “The day after you train for a long run, you must force yourself to exercise.” Try a bike ride, a swim, or just a nice walk. “The movement increases bloodflow, clearing the by-products of intense exercise from your muscles and helping restore flexibility.”

9.Always have your hydrations ready
“Carry bottled water and drink all day,” says Karnazes. “Your hydrated cells will thank you.”

10.Focus on running the mile
Record holder of the half marathon Ryan Hall says you should always focus on running the mile you’re in. “Don’t try to think about how far you have to go in the beginning because it can be overwhelming or how far you’ve run near the end because that will give you an excuse to fatigue.”

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ipoh International Half

Men - 21KM

1) Lorenz Reber - 1:55 (115th)
2) Kp Tan - 1:59:18 (123th)
3) TH Lee - 2:09:56 (146th)

Friday, July 3, 2009

A FATHER'S LOVE for his son...........

One day, a son asks his dad "Daddy, would you like to run a marathon with me?". The father says "yes". And they run their first marathon together.
Another time, the son asks his dad again "Daddy, would you like to run a marathon with me?". The father says "yes son".
One day, the son asks his father " Daddy, would you run the Ironman with me?" The Ironman is the most difficult triathlon ever (4 kms swimming, 180 kms bikin, 42 km running?)
And the dad says "yes". The story looks simple until you watch the following clip. Just amazing, how much can love be.... ?

Such is the love a father gives to his son - what then should sons do for their fathers?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009

Octagon as the event organizer of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 acknowledges that there were technical and logistical issues that affected a number of runners.
As the Race Director, I would like to apologise to runners who had a bad experience connected to the marathon. It was never our intention to cause any distress. We have always aimed to provide a positive and memorable experience for runners in Malaysia. We have taken all your feedback and this will go towards improving the standard and experience for all runners next year. Once again, my sincerest apologies.
As an update, the complete database of results and timings are now available. You may search for your individual results here.
Should you have further questions, you may contact us at 03 7843 3180 or via email at

Hemant Dua (Race Director)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SCKLM Photos

Help for the disabled through run - Siemens Run

FROM behind, baby Sri looks like any other healthy eight-month-old. However, when this curly haired bundle of joy turns around, people are usually shocked or even sad to see Sri as she suffers from a chronic cleft palate, lip and nose dysmorphism.

The disability does not only leave her with a disfigured face but also deprives her of the simple act of sucking milk using a feeding bottle.

To make matters worse, she hardly has any vision as she has no left eye and her right cornea is blocked. She can only hear with her right ear as there is no eardrum in her left side.

Sri is one of the many disabled children at the Taman Megah Home for Handicapped and Disabled Children who need the attention and help of Malaysians to get through each day.

Bearing this in mind, Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd has selected the home as one of the three beneficiaries of the Siemens Run 2009, to be flagged off at Dataran Merdeka on July 19.

“Sri has a problem crawling, turning and sitting due to the growing size of her head. She can only feed through a feeding tube, which needs to be changed fortnightly. On the doctor’s advice, her parents decided to send Sri to our home to be taken care of as they do not have the means. She has been with us since she was one month old.

Sri’s parents do visit her but there are many children with us whose parents have abandoned them here. We take care of these children too,” said the administration manager of the home.

Sri’s cleft palate, lips and nose is operable but the condition of her head has to improve before any operation is done.

Currently, the home has 128 multiracial residents ranging from babies to adults.

They suffer from disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Dwarfism syndrome, Apeth syndrome and autistic cerebral palsy.

This year, Siemens has screened and identified three charitable beneficiaries.

The other beneficiaries are the SM Pendidikan Khas Cacat Penglihatan in Setapak and the National Autistic Society of Malaysia in Sentul.

Apart from targeting to cross the 4,000 mark again this year in terms of participation, the Siemens Run 2009 will channel 100% of the proceeds collected towards these charities.

“We need to continue helping the underprivileged as they too need Malaysians and corporate companies to help them to survive.

“The Siemens Run is open to all individuals and corporate companies who would like to share our dream of helping unfortunate children like Sri and many many more,” president and CEO of Siemens Malaysia Tan Sri Rainer Althoff said.

The main categories include the 10km Men and Women Open (18 years & above), Men Junior Veteran (40-49 years), Men Senior Veteran (50 years & above); 7.5km Women Veteran (35 years & above), boys and girls (13 to under 18) and the 3.5km Dream Run (open category).

For entry forms or for further details visit Forms and fees should be submitted to the FTAAA office at Tingkat 2, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur (03-7874 8488). For online registration, please visit