Monday, May 24, 2010



1. This jogathon is organised under OCM and organising committee
2. This jogathon is opened to all amateur participants of 13 years (at 31 Dec 2010).
3. Completed forms are to be sent to:
F.T.A.A.A, 2nd floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-27152843
4. Registration Time : 10.00am - 6.00pm (Monday - Friday), 10.00am - 2.00pm (Saturday)
5. T-shirts - Will be given 2 days before jogathon(11/12 June 2010) from 10.00am - 6.00pm only.
6. Entrance Fee - RM 10 will be charged but is only limited to 2000 participants.


THIS year marks another milestone for the Seremban Half Marathon (SHM) as it enters its 23rd year.

As one of the longest running half marathons in Malaysia, SHM recorded a high turnout of about 9,000 participants last year.

Donations and contributions by the sponsors will be used to promote activities for juniors and disabled athletes in Negri Sembilan.
Here you go: (From left) Seremban Half Marathon sponsorship & promotion manager Jenny Chang, Zainal Abidin, Tunku Naquiyuddin, Ng and refreshment and local promotion coordinator Mok Soon Fatt during the sponsorship presentation ceremony.
All surplus funds will be placed in a Junior Athletes’ Development Fund in support of sports activities and talented potential athletes from Negri Sembilan.

From this year onwards, the SHM is limiting participation to Malaysians, permanent residents or expatriates working in Malaysia and participants from Asean countries only.

SHM patron Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Ja’afar said this year’s SHM was in commemoration of his late father the 10th Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

He said Tuanku Ja’afar was an avid sportsman and was captain of five teams.

“His legacy was the promotion of sports, so this event is really in recognition of his contributions,” he said.

Tunku Naquiyuddin also spoke of how the contributions towards junior athletes have helped many. “Although our efforts are only on a small basis, the funds provide them with a boost,” he said.

SHM organising committee chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad pointed out how SHM had stood the test of time when compared with similar events that had taken a back seat.
“We are independent and run like a private organisation,” he said

Among the major sponsors for the event are Sunrise MCL Land Sdn Bhd, Bata Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Nestle Products Sdn Bhd.

They will be giving cash contributions, T-shirts, hampers for lucky draws, running shoes as well as vouchers.

According to Bata managing director Luciano Bagnobianchi, students will get a 15% discount voucher upon registration.

For Nestle sports marketing manager (beverage business unit) Ng Ping Loong, SHM fits the company’s “Play More, Learn More” campaign.

Ng said Nestle began its association with sports in the 1950s.

“It is a great way to encourage children to participate as well as learn about rules and regulations of a sport,” he said.

Sunrise development committee Raymond Cheah said they were in their third year of being part of the SHM.

He said they looked at the event as a community development programme instead of just a sport.

“It will also act as a magnet for tourism as people from other states come and take part in the SHM.

“Apart from that, it is a healthy event which gets everyone together, especially children who sometimes spend hours in front of the computer,” he said.

In the Men’s 10km category, medals are awarded to the first 100 finishers, which is double the number from previous years due to the overwhelming response.

Registration fee is RM150 for groups of 10 participants. For individuals, senior and veteran categories, the fee is RM12 and RM5 for the juniors.

Registration can be done at No 11, Jalan Datuk Lee Foong Yee, Seremban and No 3, Jalan 19/1, Petaling Jaya.

The event is jointly organised by the Seremban Municipal Council, Antah HealthCare Group, Syarikat Pesaka Antah Sdn Bhd, Seremban Hash House Harriers and the Negri Sembilan Amateur Athletics Association.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Facts about hydration and dehydration. Did you know…..
  • An average person loses around 90 ounces of water a day.
  • If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
  • It takes a loss of only 1% - 2% of your body's ideal water content to cause dehydration.
  • On a warm day a runner can lose one cup of water for every mile.
  • Water has a profound effect on brain function and energy levels. Even a slight dehydration can - produce a small shrinkage of the brain, impairing coordination, concentration and thinking.
  • You can supplement your fluids by eating raw fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, watermelon, and apples.
  • Water helps maintain muscle tone and prevent your skin from sagging.
  • Water helps rid the body of toxic waste and toxins.
Why is hydration important?

Sweating is the body's major way of getting rid of excess body heat. We sweat to help regulate our body temperature. If we can't sweat (for lack of water), our body temperature spirals up and we quickly find ourselves at risk of heat injuries like heat cramps, heat stroke, and exhaustion.
As well as causing potentially fatal consequences, just being slightly dehydrated will result in your body's performance being lessened by 10%. It is important not to wait until you are thirsty to drink - by the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrating!

Signs of dehydration…
  • Feeling chilly
  • A throbbing head
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling shaky
  • Disorientation
  • Unclear thinking

Drinking and running

Many organised races will have water stations en route and it is a good idea to make use of them. Half marathons and full marathons usually have drink stations that can provide you with an energy drink such as Lucozade Sport, as well as water. Energy drinks not only help to keep you hydrated, they also replace some of the vitamins, minerals, and salts that are lost during exercise. Walk through water stations to avoid spillage, and take frequent small sips to prevent overloading your stomach.

It is important to practice drinking water and sports drinks on your longer runs and get to know what suits your body. Suddenly gulping down an energy drink when you are not used to it may lead to an upset stomach. It is worth investing in a runner's drinks carrier that you can take with you for training sessions and races.

What you drink the night before a run can affect your body and its performance. Alcohol dehydrates you, and coffee and tea act as diuretics. The best drink for the evening before and day of a race is water.

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Friday, May 14, 2010


Date :
29 Aug 2010

Time :

Venue :
Taman Metropolitan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

Online registration is available at

Participation is limited and on first-come-first-serve basis upon receiving payment for entry fee.

- 40 Teams for Competitive Category
- 20 Teams for Non Competitive Category only

Contact person
Wong Kei Ming - Hp No: 016 2166277
Ronnie See - Hp No: 012 2795208

Thursday, May 13, 2010


For registration click HERE
What : Jacob's Walk Of Life
Date : 25 July 2010 (Sunday)
Time : 6.00am
Venue : FRIM, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

Jacob's Walk of Life is back! The 2010 edition of this annual event promises to be more colourful than ever with its new theme, 1Malaysia Sihat Walk. The campaign will culminate in a public walk at FRIM, Kepong on 25 July, 2010.This year, Jacob's Walk of Life embraces the 1Malaysia concept so be sure to bring along your friends, family and neighbours. We've enabled group registration so you can help your loved ones to sign up. Come dress up for the walk in your most creative 1Malaysia costume to win great prizes. Read more here.

Fara and Faizal from Hot FM and Jack and Mei Yan from My FM will also be there to keep you entertained with fun and games after you're done sweating it out.

Supported by co-sponsors Fitness First, Anlene, Spritzer, Mizuno, Zespri with the help of FRIM and endorsed by the Ministry of Health, Jacob's Walk of Life 2010 is back again to promote a healthier Malaysia. Hurry! Slots are limited so book your place now! We're so excited that we're already counting down the days to the 25th. See you there, 1Malaysia!

For any enquiries, please email to


In long distance running, you got to be creative - report writing while on the run. Sit back, relax & enjoy . . . .

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


This is one of the BEST road race in town - Well organised & Full of Fun!!!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


It has been a long time since I spent time with my little godson. Probably that was 2 months ago . . . . . . .
So, I decided to drop in last Saturday for a short outing. There was this Fitness Concept Road Show at Subang Parade which is less than a kilometre from his house. Arrived at Subang about 4pm. As usual, his dad is always busy with work and left mum & the 2 kids at home.
I am particularly close with Dave (my little godson) cos I spent a lot of time with him during his first 2 years. I used to put up a few days with them every week. Fed him, changed his diaper, sang lullabies and I'll spent hours with him at shopping mall when his mum & dad took his elder brother for a movies.
Yeah this is the Dave Raj, very active & he really know how to get away with all his antics. He drives his mum & dad crazy while both of us had great fun!

Ashwin, the elder brother just loves to pose for photos. Equally active but a little anti-social. I had tough time communicating with him while he was three. But now, we are able to have a decent conversation. He'll always ask when I can stay longer for a chat or go for a long run - something his parents hardly can find the time to do with him. He had been to a few long run with me and we truly enjoyed the outing. Next will be a 8km run in Taman Bukit Cahaya, Shah Alam this coming June. Only this time, my godson will be tagging along too.

While they were enjoying the ice cream, there come mummy . . ... . oh oh . . .. we're in trouble. Ok... OK ... its aunty Julie's fault cos' I wanted it first . . . . LOL

While mummy took over the babysitting, I went to the Fitness Concept booth for the indoor challenge. For every 1km I ran on the treadmill, FC will donate RM5 for charity. Intended to do 5km but ended with 10km. So, I made RM50 for a good cause while burning some calories!

Later, their dad joined us for dinner in Subang Jaya. Went over to their house for a quick shower & change.
Next will be another gathering with some friends at Juice Cafe in Puchong. We arrived there at 9.00pm. The kids really had a good time. Juice Cafe is a new venture of a close friend, Loh. There were a variaties of purely fresh juices. Wow, what a refreshing drinks. We spent great time together. There is something for the young & not so young.

Hope to have more of such gathering . . . .. . . . . what a great weekend on Labor Day.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Siemens 10km Run 2010 is back...bigger than ever!

Yes...people! The Siemens 10km 2010 will be available for registration from next week onwards.

Siemens has asked Twenty First Century Sports to increase the number of runners to 6000 this year. An increase of 1000 more due to popular demand.

The race date is on 18th July 2010 at Dataran Merdeka.