Monday, August 13, 2018

Ice-Watch Light Up The Night Run 2018

The wait is over . . . . . .  . . . . .


Date : December 1, 2018

Time : 8.00pm

Venue : IOI Mall, Putrajaya

Organiser :
The Marathon Company
www.themarathoncompany.com.my




Its been a long 2 years of waiting for this colourful run - Ice Watch Light Up The Night Run 2018. It is now being held at a bigger and better venue.

Act fast! Every 8th participant who sign up online will stand a chance to walk away with an Ice Watch. The slots are selling fast and only 8,000 slots available.

For online registration, log on to -
http://www.racexasia.com/event/ice-watch-light-up-the-night-run-2018/

For bulk registration, drop an email to -
info@racexasia.com

Get latest update of the run at -
https://www.facebook.com/themarathoncompany/


Thursday, April 19, 2018

SCORE RUN 2018 (DAY EDITION) : CONQUER THE CITY

WAIT NO MORE

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur @ 5.30am

The Score Run is back! If you have missed the night edition, don't panic. Sign up for the day edition now. One of the unique features of this run is you may have your name engraved on the medal upon  completing the race. There will also be pacers to help you complete your race within a certain target time.

For online registration, log on to -
http://www.score.my/events/score-run-2018-day/

For some latest update, visit their facebook page at -
https://www.facebook.com/scorerun/


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SCKLM’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY SET TO SIZZLE!








Top Malaysian Runners Gather Pace Before The Big Event

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2018: The 10th Anniversary of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) is expected to be a hotly contested event in several categories. The Malaysian Men’s Full Marathon category in particular will see intense competition amongst several Malaysians who have been posting increasingly fast times in the lead up to Malaysia’s premier running event. The Full Marathon Open category and the Malaysian Women’s Full Marathon category are also expected to be hard fought affairs.

Leo Tan: Tokyo Marathon 2018 
SCKLM2018’s Malaysian Men’s Full Marathon category will see an intriguing battle between a few runners in particular, namely Muhaizar Mohamad, Leo Tan, Nik Fakaruddin and Ow Yong JinKuang. Muhaizar, Leo and Nik recently competed in the Tokyo Marathon and finished spectacularly by breaking their own personal bests. Leo Tan, who is an engineer based in Taiwan, was the first to finish and beat his previous personal best of 2:28:19, also posted in Tokyo last year, by recording a blistering 2:25:28, which is unofficially the new national record.

Muhaizar Mohamad: Tokyo Marathon 2018
Muhaizar, in his first attempt at an overseas marathon also performed admirably despite not being able to travel early to Tokyo to acclimatise and having to run in close to freezing temperatures for the first time in his life. The Armed Forces personnel also bettered his own previous best of 2:31:52 which was posted at the KL S.E.A. Games 2017 and which earned him Malaysia’s first medal in the Marathon for over 44 years. Muhaizar finished the Tokyo Marathon in 2:27:21, which was also faster than the previous national record.


Nik Fakaruddin: Tokyo Marathon 2018 (in the middle - blue)
Nik Fakaruddin, Muhaizar’s colleague in the Armed Forces and training partner, also smashed his previous personal best by almost 10 minutes to post 2:31:01 in his first attempt at an overseas marathon. Ow, who finished in third place behind Muhaizar and Leo at SCKLM2017, could also spring a surprise as his preparation for SCKLM2018 would have been unhindered as compared to the other three runners who ran in the Tokyo Marathon just a few weeks ago. All four runners are in with a shout of claiming victory at SCKLM2018 and the running community will be eagerly waiting to see who emerges as the 2018 Malaysian Men’s Full Marathon champion.

“In fact, all top 10 finishers of the Malaysian Men’s Full Marathon category at SCKLM2017 will be back this year” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM 2018. “I’m really happy that the fastest marathon runners in Malaysia all look to participate and perform well in SCKLM to see who is the best in Malaysia. The level of quality that we have locally is showing signs of advancement with Muhaizar and Leo’s rivalry in particular creating great interest and encouragement among local runners,” he added.

A couple of other categories at SCKLM2018 will also be generating a lot of interest come Race Day. The Men’s Full Marathon Open category is also expected to see stiff competition between five-time consecutive SCKLM champion Kennedy KiprooLilan and the person who upstaged him last year to win, Cosmas MatoloMuteti. Both will be back this year and Kennedy will be eager to reclaim his title from Cosmas.

The Malaysian Women’s Full Marathon category will also see a challenger to perennial champion and national record holder Yuan Yufang. Annie Yee, another Malaysian who performed well at the Tokyo Marathon by posting a personal best of 3:15:00 is expected to give multiple winner Yufang a run for her money this time around and a new champion might yet be crowned this year. Loh Chooi Fern, who finished second behind Yufang in 2017 will also be running this year and hoping to do one better at SCKLM2018. And finally, all eyes will be on the Malaysian Women’s Half Marathon category, where Sheela Samivellu, two-time SCKLM winner and national record holder, will be gunning to see if she can better her own mark of 1:24:44, previously set at SCKLM2016.

“We’re expecting a really competitive SCKLM2018 with a few categories expected to see strong competition between the top contenders, which bodes well for the continued success and relevance of SCKLM,” said Rainer. “It is heartening to note that these runners want to take part in SCKLM because they want to compete against the best, and on a fully certified course. On our part, we will do our best to create the best conditions possible for such contests to take place,” he continued.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia that draws thousands of local and international runners to the country whilst firmly establishing Malaysia in the global running calendar. The 201810th Anniversary edition will be the largest yet with more than 38,000 runners taking part, and will once again see sponsorship from Title Sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, along with Brooks, Lucozade, Seiko and Pacific Regency.
  
For more information and updates on SCKLM, please visit:

Facebook       : http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon
Twitter            : www.twitter.com/SCKLmarathon
Instagram       :https://instagram.com/SCKLmarathon

Website          :www.kl-marathon.com


Saturday, November 11, 2017

BENTONG HALF MARATHON OR IS IT MAKANTHON?


Bentong is located in western Pahang, Malaysia. It’s about 80km from Kuala Lumpur and approximately 90 minutes drive via Lebuhraya-Gua Musang.

So, why Bentong?

Because Bentong Half Marathon 1.0 will be held on December 16, 2017. And it’s going to be a great getaway for a REAL Makanthon trip.

If you are driving, do stop over at Lentang Forest Recreational Park (Hutan Lipur Lentang) at Km48 Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway. This also happened to be the lunch stop-over for my yearly KL-Maran pilgrimage walk.

Durian season is still ongoing so you can make your way to this popular Jimmy’s Durian Orchard at Km75.1 Jalan Karak.

And of course, if you opt for public transport (which I will), you may board the bus from Terminal Bus Pekeliling, Kuala Lumpur. Bus services start from as early as 7.30am.

Once you are in Bentong, you may wanna check these places out!

Bentong Gallery
17-18, Jalan Loke Yew, Bentong

Bentong Street Art Murals
Jalan Chui Yin

Bentong Morning Market
Jalan Chui Yin
Ohhhh .. .  check out the roti canai stall

Thong Kee Coffee Shop
4, Jalan Chui Yin, Bentong
When you are here, try out their Geng Chau Ping (Fantastic Iced Drinks) Kiam Si, the Hainanese butter kaya toast and croissant, Ji Ki Wantan Mee and Handmade Dumpling.

Don’t miss out the Bentong Tau Fu Fah (Quan Xin Tou Fu Fah).

And for those who loves cooking, yeahhhh the ever famous Bentong Ginger. Mind you. .. .  it ain’t cheap but its spicy and gives out a strong nice fragrance.

All that pretty sum up why Bentong Half Marathon is my Choice.

Sign Up NOW at https://event.howei.com/



Monday, July 17, 2017

PUMA NIGHT RUN 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss the PUMA Night Run 2017

The PUMA Night Run is less than a month away and with an overwhelming response thus far, this might be your last chance to register! If you're looking for a reason to attend the PUMA Night Run 2017, we've got not one, but FIVE reasons why you should not miss out on this year’s event.

Reason 1: Even you can run the PUMA Night Run 2017.
Despite being a run that requires a qualifying time, the main goal of the PUMA Night Run is to satisfy both competitive and non-competitive runners. That makes PUMA Night Run unlike any other running events because you can either have a shot at competing alongside some of the best competitive runners around the nation or you can just have fun and run with your friends and family. Signing up for a race like PUMA Night Run, where you can choose to participate in a 6 KM fun
run or 12 KM competitive run, can be the motivation you need to get out there and get it done because accountability is everything!

Reason 2: Stand a chance to meet the uprising Korean star, Lee Jae Yoon.
The word ‘versatile’ best describes this man. From his debut in ‘Stormy Lovers’ to ‘Another Oh Hae-young’ and the recent popular drama, ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ Lee has tried his hand in multiple acting roles since his debut in 2004. Despite Lee’s busy schedule, he has always been focused on making fitness his priority. Don’t miss this opportunity to run alongside him at the PUMA Night Run 2017!

Reason 3: Exhilarating activities awaits you at the PUMA Village.
Push yourself beyond your limits at the Puma Race Village for the pre-run party! You will be challenged physically and mentally as you make your way to the challenge’s finish line. As participants explore the village, your senses will be stimulated as you encounter various unique games and activities.

Reason 4: The After Party.
PUMA is known as one of the pioneers in the night running scene having first introduced the run in 2014 as a platform for runners from all walks of life to celebrate the joy of running and experience a carnival-like atmosphere filled with activities and performances. The PUMA Night Run will end with the ultimate afterrun music performances, featuring Singaporean Kpop artist Gen Neo, renowned
local artist, Black and many more to come!

Reason 5: Ending the night with a BANG!
Who doesn’t love fireworks? The PUMA Night Run will give you a perfect end to a perfect night with some brilliant fireworks display! Your epic night of running and having fun will be complete as you will watch fireworks beautifully light up the dark skies. How about that for a picture perfect moment?

There you go! Also, don’t forget the most important item for the PUMA Night Run
guys, your race packs! 

Venue:
Sunway Putra Mall, Concourse Area 

Date:
28th to 30th July (Friday until Sunday)

Time: 
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. 

So what are you waiting for? This is your last chance to not miss out on an epic night run this year! 

Register today at -
https://puma-nightrun.com.my/ 

and like the official FB page ‘PUMA Night Run 2017’ for all the latest updates about the event!




Monday, May 22, 2017

STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2017 POST RACE PRESS RELEASE



PRESS RELEASE

Almost 36,000 runners at 9th Standard Chartered KL Marathon
Kenyan Cosmas romps home in personal best

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon kicked off with a resounding reception, 
garnering more than 8000 participants.

KUALA LUMPUR, 21May 2017: Close to 36,000 runners converged on Dataran Merdeka to take part in the 9th edition of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. Today.Cosmas Matolo Muteti, from Kenya won the Full Marathon Men’s Open category in a time of 2:18:43 to take home USD17,500 while the Full Marathon Women’s Open category was won by Elizabeth Chepkanan from Kenya in a time of 2:36:14 also earning USD17,500 in the process.

Full Marathon Men’s Open Category (L-R): Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, Cosmas Matolo Muteti, Tonui Kiprop

Five-time champion Kennedy Kiproo Lilan from Kenya came in second in the Full Marathon Men’s Open with a time of 2:19:35 while Tonui Kiprop from Kenya finished third in a time of 2:20:36. In the Full Marathon Women’s Open, Vikoti Chepkemoi from Kenya took second place in a time of 2:40:08 and Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira from Ethiopia had to settle for third place with a time of 2:42:56.

Full Marathon Women’s Open Category (L-R): 
Vicoty Chepkemoi, Elizabeth Chepkanan, Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira

The Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s category saw a close battle between defending champion Muhaizar Mohamad and Leo Tan Huong Leong. These two vastly improved runners were neck to neck until close to the finish when Muhaizar eventually repeated his triumph in last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon with an improved time and personal best of 2:35:55. Leo narrowly finished second in a time of 2:38:06 and Ow Yong Jin Kuan came in third in 2:43:45. The Full Marathon Malaysian Women’s category was clinched by Yuan Yufang in a time of 3:23:00, while Loh Chooi Fern clocked 3:25:55 to come in second and Chua Khit Yeng got third place in a time of 3:33:46

Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s Open Category (L-R): 
Tan Huong Leong, Muhaizar Mohamad, Ow Yong Jin Kuang

Full Marathon Malaysian Women’s Open Category (L-R): Loh Chooi Fern, Yuan YuFang, Chua Khit Yeng

FM Open winner Cosmas, was delighted that he not only won the title but recorded a personal best while fighting off multiple winner Kennedy. “I was running against strong opponents but I kept to my game plan and really enjoyed the run through some great scenery,” he said.

Muhaizar was also thrilled to have retained his title, especially after the tough competition with Leo. “It was a hard race but I’m very happy to have defended my title and even happier to record another personal best at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon,” he said.

Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, added “We are extremely pleased to have pulled off SCKLM 2017 without any major hiccups and we hope that all our runners had a memorable run and a great experience overall. It is gratifying to receive such support from the local and international running fraternity and we are committed to continually improve on all aspects of this event and look forward to welcoming all of you for our 10th anniversary in 2018.”

Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank said, “As title sponsor, we are delighted to be able to play a part in empowering people from all walks of life to make a difference through this amazing event. There are inspiring stories everywhere today and this is a testament to the power of the Marathon. Congratulations to all our winners and our sincere appreciation goes out to all participants for their tremendous support.”

This was exemplified by more than 30 visually impaired runners who took part in the 5km Fun Run, along with volunteer “running buddies” from Standard Chartered Bank. 20 autistic children from Permata Kurnia and over 100 underprivileged kids from Sivanandha Home and Care2run also participated in the race across various categories. Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s Run For A Reason charity initiative remains an integral part of the event, channelling funds raised to deserving charities that assist underprivileged communities and those in dire need. This year the participating beneficiaries were the Standard Chartered Foundation, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Dignity for Children Foundation and Hospis Malaysia.

Efforts to make the Marathon more competitive, like having a seven-hour cut-off time and route checkpoints appear to be paying dividends as more than 8,000 runners signed up for the Full Marathon category this year. There were also close to 1700 running tourists from 52 countries and 75 nationalities taking part making SCKLM a truly international event. SCKLM was also the first stop in Englishman Andy Dukes’ epic marathon ride around the world on his BMW motorbike while running in six marathons in six continents.

SCKLM 2017 Race Day was preceded by the Race Entry Pack Collection from 18-20 May which was a bigger affair this year with the inclusion of the Prudential Healthy Life Expo, as well as the Friendship Run and Pasta breakfast on 20 May which saw Full Marathoners from Malaysia and around the world gather for a warm-up run and mingle in a more social setting.

Apart from the Full and Half Marathons, the Standard Chartered KLMarathon 2017 also featured a 10km distance and a 5km Fun Run for social runners, along with Kids’ Dash categories for children under 12 years of age. There were also several categories like the Corporate Challenge, Media Challenge, Universities Challenge and Ministries Challenge to either raise money for charity as well as provide friendly competition and bragging rights for the eventual winners.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia, drawing thousands of local and international runners to the country whilst firmly establishing Malaysia in the global running calendar. The 2017 edition of the race once again saw Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia returning as title sponsor, along with a host of returning and new sponsors, including Honda, Seiko, Brooks, Lucozade and Pacific Regency. The event is owned and organised by Dirigo Events with co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon is sanctioned and supported by Malaysia Athletics Federation (MAF), Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Federation (FTKLAA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons, Distance Races (AIMS).

For more information and updates on SCKLM, please visit:

Facebook       : http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon
Twitter            : www.twitter.com/SCKLmarathon
Instagram       :https://instagram.com/SCKLmarathon
Website          :www.kl-marathon.com