Sunday, August 30, 2009

Standard Chartered has decided to cease our sponsorship of The Greatest Race on Earth

Standard Chartered has decided to cease our sponsorship of The Greatest Race on Earth.
Five years has seen the series go from strength to strength, bringing a unique element of teamwork to marathon running, engaging elite runners and Standard Chartered staff members in the only marathon relay series of its type in the world.
The Greatest Race on Earth has been a fantastic success, and we are proud of the way in which it has transformed the sport of marathon running.
However, we feel that the time is right to review our objectives and the options.
We remain committed to our marathon sponsorships in key markets, and will continue to look for opportunities to engage the communities in the markets in which we operate.
Many thanks to all our dedicated runners and followers for all the support over the years.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

50,000 runners in record time

All slots for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2009 have been taken up. Thank you for your overwhelming support!

Registration is now closed. You can still be part of the race by supporting and cheering our runners on 6 December 2009!

Marathon may go hi-tech

RUNNERS taking part in the Penang Bridge International Marathon on Nov 22 may have to use an electronic timing device for the first time to record their running time.

State Tourism Development and Culture Committee chairman Danny Law said there were certain standards and requirements to be followed for the hosting of such international events.

He said the state government which was organising the event need to ensure there were 10,000 of such devices for the runners.

“We are expecting about 22,000 people to take part in the marathon. Of this, some 10,000 will participate in the full, half and quarter run,” he said when contacted recently.

Law said the devices could be bought from Hong Kong at RM15 each.

“We hope companies can sponsor the devices and also sponsor the Adidas brand T-shirts that are part of an international run requirement,” he said.

Law said those interested to take part in the event could also register online, and use their credit cards to pay for their registration fees.

He said an additional RM10 courier fee would be charged for those who register online to enable their goodie bags to be delivered to their doorsteps.

The fees for the full marathon is RM60, half marathon (RM40), quarter marathon (RM20) and the fun run RM10.

“There is an overwhelming response for marathons in countries such as Australia and the United States with the participation of between 50,000 and 100,000 runners.

“But here, we are looking at only 20,000 people for a start and I hope more will join in the years to come,” he added.

Law said they had invited two members from the International Marathons and Distance Races Association last Sunday to measure the marathon running course and to finalise the route.

He said the association’s board member Dave Cundy, who is also an International Measurement Administrator of Asia and Oceania together with Fran Seton participated in a forum, and later measured the running course by cycling on the bridge with a special apparatus from 10pm to 3am.

“This method is also used during the track events at the Olympics Games,” he added.

Law said to date 2,000 runners had registered online for the event, out of which 80% of the runners were from overseas such as Singapore, Kenya and Europe.

For further details log on to Visitpenang.gov.my or www.penangmarathon.gov.my.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Organisers take on Zero Waste concept this year

THE much awaited Genting Trailblazer is back on the same track with the same adventure but it promises a whole new experience.
The Genting Trailblazer will be held at Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort on Nov 1.
For the past five years, avid runners and hikers have come together with their partners to run through the rain forest.
This year, however, the organisers and sponsors for the event have taken a pledge for “Zero Waste” to help save the earth.
The launch of the Genting Trailblazer was held at the Bukit Nenas Forest Reserve Information Centre recently.
Genting executive director Tan Sri Mohd Amin Osman said the “Zero Waste” concept was to discourage the use of plastic bottles as well as to recycle non-organic waste like paper and boxes.
“This eco-friendly approach is important because there is a need to develop a sustainable mind set to preserve our natural environment,” he added.
They have also decided to produce compost from organic waste and to organise a post-event clean up.
Genting is working with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) to ensure the event will leave minimal impact on the environment.
They hope the run would also showcase the beauty of the rainforest to participants while they learn to preserve it.
Genting marketing vice president and event director Chow Wei Heng, said there would be no trail route preparation before the run.
“We will not be clearing the trail, not even fallen trees, unless they pose a danger to the runners,” he said.
In order to reduce the use of plastic water bottles, participants will be encouraged to bring their own re-useable water bottles and water dispensers would be placed along the trail as well.
Participants in teams of two can join the championship or the Adventure category which renders the same route but with a higher entry fee.
The championship winner stands a chance to win RM10,000 while the Adventure category offers RM40,000 in kind.
Registration for the championship and Adventure category will close on Oct 4 on the Genting Trailblazer website. The Rush Hour registration ends on Aug 31. For more information log on to www.gentingtrailblazer.com or call 03-2333 6650 03-2333 6650.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hatyai 15th Nature Run

Date : 9 Aug 2009
Time : 5:50am
Venue : Prince Songkhla University
Event : Men Open 21km
Result : 2:01:30

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Adidas KOTR 2009 Photos
















Thanks to Tey & Shirley

Monday, August 3, 2009

RUN Singapore 2009


30,000 register for Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2009 in record time

Registration for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) 2009 started with a bang and has not relieved since. When the SCSM 2009 registration opened on 16 July, 20,000 runners had signed up within nine days. The registration now sees 30,000 runners having done so in under two weeks, a 40% increase over the number of runners who signed up in the same period last year. With just 20,000 places remaining, race organisers are encouraging those who have yet to register to do so as soon as possible.

Promotion deadlines are also fast approaching with just nine days remaining for runners to enjoy the Early Bird promotion. All runners, however, still have the opportunity to run for free and help charity at the same time by signing up for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon’s ‘Run for a Cause’ initiative. Runners in this category who raise at least S$300 for the event’s three adopted charities – Bukit Ho Swee Family Service Centre; Lions Befrienders and the Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School – will get their registration fee waived. Race organisers are targetting to raise a total of S$350,000 to help improve the lives of the underprivileged, the elderly and the disabled in the local community.

Co-chairman of the Organising Committee of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and President of the Singapore Athletic Association Mr Loh Lin Kok said, “We are overwhelmed by the fantastic response that we have received since registration opened on 16 July 2009. This event never fails to astound me with its mass appeal. I only wish we could accommodate all interested parties; but so as to furnish a favourable race experience, we are capping it at 50 000 runners, despite the traction in registration. I can promise all participants that race day will not only be a day to remember but another great step towards our goal of becoming one of the best marathons in the region and the world.”

Runners can sign up by visiting the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon’s official website at www.singaporemarathon.com.

Mizuno Wave Run 2009


Event : Mizuno Wave Run


Date: 25th October 2009


Time : 7:30am


Venue: Stadium UPM, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang


Entry form - click here.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Adidas King Of The Road

Date : 2 Aug 2009
Time : 7am
Venue : Stadium Melawati Shah Alam

Men Open - 11KM

1) Tan Kean Peng - 1:04:55
2) Lee Tiong Hoo - 1:12:41

Saturday, August 1, 2009

2nd Putrajaya International 12 hrs Walk



Website : click here

Reebok Pink Ribbon Walk



Join the only event that features a leisure walk and a competitive run to raise awareness about breast cancer. The event is organized by Breast Cancer Foundation to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Reebok Pink Ribbon Walk-Run will take place on 3 October, Saturday, 8am along the popular East Coast Park. This event offers a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of regular exercise and an active lifestyle in reducing the risk of breast cancer, the number one killer of women in the world. Join us for a good cause!