Thursday, January 5, 2017

MPI GENERALI RUN 2017 - RACEKIT COLLECTION AND ROAD CLOSURE

The 6th annual MPI Generali Run will kickstart on Sunday, 8-January-2017 in Padang Merbuk, Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur. The run consists of a 10km competitive run and a 5km fun run.

Race Pack Collection
Participants may pick up the race pack as follows.



Venue:
Sports Hub
3rd Floor, Lot 10
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Date & Time:
5 - 6 January, 2017 (Thursday & Friday)
12.00noon - 8.00pm

7 January, 2017 (Saturday)
10.00am - 4.00pm




Partial Road Closure
Roads leading to Padang Merbuk will be partially closed from 6.30am to 9.30am. There will be safety cones and clearly marked zones for runners to run within the stipulated perimeters as part of the safety precaution in preventing accidents from happening.

The affected roads include -
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
Jalan Parlimen
Jalan Tun Ismail
Jalan Tunku
Jalan Berjasa

Participants are encouraged to carpool or hop onto the LRT or KTM commuter trains. The nearest lrt stations are Masjid Jamek and Bandaraya and station Bank Negara for KTM commuter.

Project leader Jayne Liew commented, 'we are looking forward to seeing new and seasoned runners on 8 January 2017 and safety for our participants is very important to us.'

Remember to collect your race pack on the designated dates. There will be no distribution on event day.

See you all at the START line!

Friday, December 30, 2016

ROAD RACES IN Q1 2017

Here are some of the road races within Klang Valley in Q1 of 2017. This is not inclusive of trail runs and ultra marathons. Runners are spoil with choices. Road race organisers will have to think out of the box and be creative to get a share of the cake.

For more information and online registration, follow the link below -







Wednesday, November 30, 2016

HERBALIFE NUTRITION DAY 2016





Herbalife Malaysia Hosts 5KM Fun Run for Its Third Annual Nutrition Day

East and West Malaysia joins Herbalife’s Nutrition Day and its continual effort in promoting the importance of nutrition and healthy active living.

KUALA LUMPUR, 26th November 2016: 
Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, kicked off its third annual Nutrition Day by bringing together its members, guests and the public for a 5km Fun Run at the Perdana Botanical Garden in Kuala Lumpur. More than 3,000 individuals and families took part in this celebration from all over Malaysia.

The event in Kuala Lumpur opened with a welcome address by representatives of Herbalife Malaysia, followed by a warm up session before the Run’s commencement at 7.30 am. In addition to the Fun Run, the event also featured other fun-filled health activities such as pre-warm up and post warm up exercise and a lucky draw session that was held after the race. The Fun Run was open to both individual and family racers with the opportunity to win Herbalife shakes spread throughout the race. (Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Malaysia and Singapore, standing right flagging off the runners)

According to the 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey, 30% of Malaysians are overweight with nearly 18% of the population identified as obese. In addition, 7% of children under the age of five are overweight because of the increasing adoption of sedentary lifestyles by Malaysians. This has led to an upward surge of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses.

“In light of these worrying trends, we want to do our part to improve the health and wellbeing of Malaysians. This year’s Nutrition Day focuses on issues pertaining to the importance of nutrition and healthy active living. We encouraged adults and children to take part together as family units to drive home the importance of the whole family leading a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Malaysia and Singapore.

Outside of Kuala Lumpur, 5km Fun Runs were also organised concurrently in other states in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia as a part of Herbalife’s Nutrition Day 2016. These other participating states include Penang, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak. The Fun Run in Sabah was held on a beach at Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. Perak is also scheduled to host a Fun Run, but on the 4th of December 2016 at the Ipoh Polo Field.

About Herbalife
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to addressing the global obesity epidemic by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with a Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.
The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MPI GENERALI RUN 2017 : PROJECT GOOD DEEDS



MPI Generali Run (formerly known as MPIB Run) return for the 6th year with a new logo. The run will take place on January 8, 2017 in Padang Merbuk, Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur.

MPI Generali Insurans Berhad continues to promote environmental sustainability through its Project Good Deeds, the annual CSR initiative that compliments MPI Generali Run. The project seeks to reduce the impact of solid waste on the environment by recycling still wearable shoes and t-shirts from runners.

Project Leader Jayne Liew commented, 'Every year billions of tonnes of solid waste like clothing end up in landfills, impacting the environment, and the figure continues to rise. Our project promotes environmental sustainability by collecting pre-loved shoes and tees from runners and donating them to the Orang Asli communities. We call upon our runners to take this opportunity to help support our project while they get healthier together.'

To date, Project Good Deeds has donated 723 pairs of sports shoes and 2,772 pieces of T-shirts to 10 kampungs namely Kampung Orang Asli Bakok, Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Damar, Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Jenuk, Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Lalang, Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Mai, Kampung Orang Asli Ulu Yam, Kampung Orang Ali Air Terentang, Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Baja, Kampung Orang Asli Tanjung Rampai and Kampung Orang Asli Ulu Tual Pos Sinderut. 

This time round, Project Good Deeds will benefit Kampung Orang Asli Bakar Leleh Bumbum, Pulau Carey, Selangor; Kampung Orang Asli Pulau Carey, Selangor; Kampung Orang Asli Batu Semenyih, Selangor; and Kampung Orang Asli Petai Gua Musang, Kelantan.

There will be five Project Good Deeds collection:
 Graduation Run 10 December 2016 at Sri Hartamas large playground
 Race Entry Pack collection from 5 to 7 January 2017 at Sports Hub, Lot 10
 Race day itself 8 January 2017

For more details, please visit http://www.mpigeneralirun.com/

MPI GENERALI INSURANS BERHAD
MPI Generali Insurans Berhad (“MPI Generali”), formerly known as Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd, is a strategic partnership between Multi-Purpose Capital Holdings Berhad, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of MPHB Capital Berhad, a public-listed company, and Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., one of the largest global insurance providers with a rich heritage going back to 1831. MPI Generali Insurans Berhad’s core business is underwriting of general insurance.

MPI GENERALI RUN
MPI Generali Run is an annual run designed to help the community get healthier together. Kickstarting the local running calendar since 2012, MPI Generali Run has established a reputation as a well-organised and punctual event with well-designed run routes as well as a strong following comprising both new and seasoned runners.

MPI Generali Insurans is proud to position itself as the pioneer general insurer in organising a community-based run in Malaysia and including the run in its CSR programme.
The theme of Healthy Lifestyle – Work-Life Balance remains a relevant theme in today’s
hectic and more sedentary lives.
MPI Generali Run 2017 is the sixth in the general insurer’s run series and will take place on 8 January 2017 at Padang Merbok, Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur.

PROJECT GOOD DEEDS
Project Good Deeds collects pre-loved sports shoes and tees to be donated to the Orang Asli community. As a corporate social responsibility initiative that has complemented MPI Generali Run since 2014, it seeks to promote environmental sustainability through recycling and provide an avenue for Run participants to contribute back to the environment and community.
To date, Project Good Deeds has contributed 723 pairs of sports shoes and 2,772 tees to 10 Orang Asli settlements.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

TAYARIA RUN 2016


TAYARIA Run 2016 is the first road race organised by a tyre company to create awareness and offer a platform to the public to learn more about the tyre industry and the services offered under the Tayaria flagship.

Taman Botani Shah Alam has been chosen for this inaugural run because of the green and natural ambiance for the public kick start the day on a healthy note. They may also get to learn more about the comprehensive selection of quality tyres offered at TAYARIA outlets and the sales consultants will be there to take your enquiry.

Participants will be competing in 4 categories – Men Open, Men Veteran, Women Open and Women Veteran. The top 3 winners of each category will take home a Tayaria cash voucher, trophy and medal. Top 4 to 10 will receive a trophy and medal.

The run is open to Malaysians, PR holders and expatriates with working permit.

For online registration, please log on to Checkpointspot.asia

For walk-in registration, you may drop in at –

Kit Loong Tayaria Sdn Bhd
No. 9, Jalan 201
Off Jalan Tandang
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor D.E.

Tel : 603-7783 7663

Participants will also be able to win more than a hundred exclusive F1 souvenirs – the Pirelli cap and exclusive sets of Pirelli key chains. There will be other lucky draws prizes to be won.


For more information about the run, please contact -

Julie Wong (Race Director)
016-228 4088

For more information about TAYARIA outlets & services, please contact -

Anson Ker
Marketing Manager, Kit Loong Tayaria Sdn Bhd)
012-470 3087

 About TAYARIA
TAYARIA is a network of independent tyre dealerships organized by Kit Loong Tayaria Sdn Bhd to deliver professional tyre services to the motoring public in Malaysia. Each outlet is independently owned and operated by its respective proprietor, but all are presented under a common store brand, TAYARIA.

TAYARIA dealerships subscribe to the philosophy of empowering customers with freedom of choice by offering a wide range of multi-brand tyres. Nevertheless, the dealers are ever ready to share their know-how and expert advice to recommend the best tyres to suit the customer’s needs. At any friendly neighbourhood TAYARIA shop, customers can expect high standards of service and professionalism, in addition to a comprehensive selection of quality tyres.

Currently with more than 90 outlets conveniently located throughout Peninsular Malaysia, TAYARIA is a key channel for Pirelli, Kumho, Corsa and Jinyu passenger car tyres.

For more information and locations of Tayaria outlets, log on to http://www.tayaria.com/



Monday, August 22, 2016

PUMA NIGHT RUN 2016



August 20, 2016 , 8.00PM

Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam
Selangor D.E.

10KM
Competitive & Cruise




The 1st and 2nd editions of PUMA Night Run were held at Setia Alam with approximately 3,000 runners. The 2016 edition is by far the biggest race with 10,000 runners signing up for the event in a new venue. And I personally think that is not a very wise choice especially on a busy Saturday evening running in the middle of the town with many residential area without an alternative route for motorists.

At 5.00pm, I took a cab to Subang Jaya to picked up my race kit from my friend and have an early dinner with my godson and his family. Then at 6.30pm I asked his uncle to drop me at the race site. Upon arrival, the place was crowded and I made my way to the Info counter to enquire about the media counter or secretariat counter but the crews  seem to be clueless.

Then I decided to just changed into my running shoes and put on that race bib and head towards the baggage counter. And I just realised something don't seem to be 'normal'

The Race Site

  • There were 3 Food Trucks smacked right in front of a row of canopies that housed the Redemption Counter, Info Counter, Winners' Tent and Baggage Counter which cramp up the already congested area due to space constraint.
  • Perhaps due to lack of experience and without a supervisor, (tho' the crews do their best to serve) were too slow to disperse the crowd
  • The baggage counter were just too small and should have been located away from the main area. A
    20ft x 20ft canopy definitely not sufficient to cater for such a huge crowd. And it was so unnecessary to create another baggage number (when runners can be identified by their running bib) which made retrieving the baggage another snail process.
  • Lack of drinking water after the race.
The crews struggled to retrieve the bags

The Route

The road is definitely (a little) too narrow to accommodate 10,000 runners.
First 2km - the street was ill lighted and the safety cones place in the middle of the road were a hazard to runners with quite a handful tripped over as it was almost impossible to notice the presence of the cones.

After KM3, runners were sharing the road and running alongside with motorists.

Runners' Safety
  • There wasn't sufficient road marshals on ground to man the road especially at the many junctions.
  • All water stations couldn't cope with the large turnout where some runners have to resort to taking the bottle and start pouring and a few just took the bottle and walked away leaving it down the road for another runner picking up to get a few sips.
  • Ambulance was hardly seen on the ground patrolling. A casualty at KM5 waited for almost 15 minutes before an ambulance was despatched to the scene.
Race Organisers should strive to put forward a 'Quality over Quantity' road race. I would just as happy participating in a run without all the prom and fancy so long the very basic safety care is in place.

You may read more about the run at  Lina's Blog 

Should the organiser intend to keep the numbers, maybe they should reconsider the venue. Shah Alam is surely not THE place for a night run with such a huge crowd.

After this night run, I think I'll just keep to my makanthon instead.