Friday, February 25, 2011


24 April 2011 (Sunday)


Taman Damai Utama, Bandar Kinrara Puchong

5km & 8km

Trophy for Top 5 for 8km
Finisher Medal for all in 8km
Certificate of Achievement for 5km

Entry Fee
RM30 - 8km
RM25 - 5KM

Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society

Download Entry Form HERE

For Registration, you may bank in the Entry Fee to -
Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society, Puchong Selangor
Banker : Public Bank Berhad
A/c No : 3150527116
Email the bank slip and details to
Fax to 03 - 9281 6445 (Julie Wong)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


The most anticipated marathon in Malaysia – the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2011 was officially launched on 14 February 2011 at Double Hill by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, the official Hotel for the event.

Officiated by the Minister of Youth & Sports Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, the marathon will be held on 26 June 2011. This event is in its 3rd Edition with Standard Chartered Bank as the Title Sponsor while Golazo Sdn Bhd and City Hall Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) work hand-in-hand as joint organizer.

Rainer Biemens, Project Director of Golazo Sdn Bhd said that SCKLM started with a modest beginning of 800 full marathoners in 2009 and saw an increased by 220% to 1,900 full marathoners in 2010. They aimed to attract 2,500 full marathoners and look forward to host more than 25,000 runners which comprise both local and international runners.

When asked if last year’s winners, Kenyans in particular will be back to defend their title, Rainer said the event will not look ‘international’ without the presence of the Kenyans. There were 1,000 running tourists from 45 different countries in 2010.

This year tagline – Run With Us is an evolution to the past year’s tagline, Run Your Race (in 2009) and Run As One (in 2010) which emphasize the inclusive and unifying spirit of the race.

SCKLM also offered the highest prize money amongst all marathons in Malaysia with a total cash prize of USD100,000. SCKLM is also touted as a Young Race with 83% of runners below the age of 40 in the previous years.

Osman Murad, CEO and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad said that the bank has a very strong attribution towards the marathon whereby the staffs take prides in running the event also is a platform for thousands of people to feel extra ordinary in this Greatest Race on Earth!

The Standard Chartered Marathon spread over nine countries around the globe namely in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Nairobi, Falkland Islands and Jersey, Channel Islands.

All of the marathons adopt a similar philosophy with a good cause and unique running route.

Will there be any changes to the running route in SCKLM 2011?

Honorary Secretary of FTAAA, Mr. S Vegithuman said that they have sent a request and awaiting approval from the police traffic to start the 10km and Fun Run at Padang Merbuk and finish the race at Dataran Merdeka. This is to reduce the congestion at Dataran Merdeka when top elite runners heading back to the finish line.

Mr. S Vegithuman has more than 20 years of experience in organizing and officiating road races in the Federal Territory. With his vast experience and passion for athletic event, his contribution towards the race is most welcome.

For online registration, log on to
Off line registration is now available at :

Persatuan Olahraga Amatur Wilayah Persekutuan
Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association
Tingkat 2, Wisma OCM
Jalan Hang Jebat
50150 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2715 2843
Fax: 03-27152678

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Its time we share a run with them . . . . . . . . by Karen Loh

We runners have a good camaderie on the foundation that we love running. We runners run regardless where, so long as it is a good run with good company and good spirit. And sometimes for a good cause. So it has come to a time, where we can share our love for a good run in our natural terrain with ferns and sprawling flora - a Trail Run in the forest!

But what of sharing this trail run with the original folks of the forest? Would you like a RUN with Orang Asli? Here are some thoughts by four runners :

Karen Loh:
"Since running more 'seriously' in June last year, my runs have always been motivated by raising awareness of our Orang Asli. The tag "Running For Orang Asli" started in Shape Run 2010 and has since been well spotted during various runs. Even when I'm not running, many running friends have volunteered to run for Orang Asli."

"Why build awareness you may ask? What could possibly be needed since we assume the Government grants the Orang Asli subsidies and some are given allowances? Well, short of firing up any controversy or start any political arguments, lets just absorb plain old reality. What am I to think when I see NO electricity NOR running water in the villages I've visited? And this all within less than a LSD from the city itself! How am I to feel when someone takes toll money through an oil palm estate just for me to enter the village? Where is the justice when the sad remaining plots of their customary land have been pushed by hungry agri-estates into the fringes of forest and road?"

"Imagine the sight of little ones going to school without school shoes. Picture your own child wearing the same uniform for 3-4 years in a row - patchwork on patches, safety pins and sewing kit to make ends meet. Imagine tiny 8 year olds being rounded up and sent to boarding school 1, maybe 2, or even 3 hours away from their parents. Try thinking why so many drop-out at secondary level, having believed that school fees were free...not."

"So why Run for OA? Yes, to raise awareness, but perhaps also we runners can assist the OA in our own way, with a little assistance to ease their struggle into society's routines. Whilst respecting their choice of lifestyle, honour their unique anthropological background, their culture, their boundaries and most of all their privacy. The indigenous folks are fellow lovers of the trail but certainly and more importantly are our Fellow Malaysians.

Dzul Aminuddin (some know me as Barefootdzul!):
"Karen's personal cause morphed into this Run via my initial idea of a nature trail run for charity. My thoughts were we often run in corporate-managed events which raise charity but wouldn't it be awesome to have a direct and more intimate connection from us runners? No corporates, no sponsorships, no pompous officials. A true bandit run for bandits! And to run WITH the Orang Asli."

"After discussions with our friend Alison Murugesu Ghani from the Orang Asli Outreach Learning Center Project, and having sought permission from the Village Elder, the trail is being recceed this coming Sunday. GPS coordinates will be recorded and a small group of pre-run volunteers the likes of Julie Wong, Irwan Annuar and Azhar Elmiza Ahmad will trek the trail conditions. We are confident that the trail will provide fair adventure, fresh forest air and fun for the family on the day. And most importantly, in the spirit of "Born To Run", the Temuan tribe will run with us, thus adding new runner friends to our ever-widening circle of like-minded freedom runners."

Karen Loh:
"Of course, some form of contribution will be sought. We trust you will allow us to mark a minimum amount but should you like to contribute more, it is wholeheartedly welcomed :-). The amount collected will go to helping out the Temuan village located at Kg Batu 16, Jalan Bentong Lama. And this is where we shall meet at the head of the trail. It is only a 15 mins drive from the Universiti Islam Antarabangsa at Gombak - though urban fringe but "delightfully pristine enough to feel in the wild" :-)

Julie Wong :
At somepoint, where there is some interaction with the orang asli who will be running with us, it will make us take an experience that we may not have had before. They may have their reservations and of course we will naturally not cross their personal boundaries. This is to respect their presence but this trail run is something we can start with to get to understand them better.

Irwan Anuar :-)
We have tentatively fixed the run for 3rd April. so STAY TUNED :-). More info will follow and the distance will be known very soon. We will wow you with the details! RUN WITH ORANG ASLI - THE TRAIL RUN

Come back for more details

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Date : 6 November 2011

So, mark your calendar and stay tune for more details.


Date: 3rd July, 2011
Venue: Sri Pentas, Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya
Distance: 7km, 3km and 700m
The Home of Feel Good celebrates the station’s 13th anniversary this year by sharing the joy of being with friends and family, having fun while getting healthy, with the Feel Good Run 2011, to be kicked off on Sunday, 3rd July, at Sri Pentas, Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya. The Feel Good Run 2011 comprises a charity run with four categories, a mini carnival, and stage events. Proceeds from the fun runs will be channeled to selected charity.
With fees of RM25 for participants aged 13 and above and RM10 for those aged 12 years and below, the four categories of the charity run are as follows:
1) Feel Good Run – 7 km, aged 13 and above
2) Run with Celebrities – 3 km, aged 13 and above
3) Costume Fun Run – 3 km, aged 13 and above
4) Kids Run – 700 m, aged 12 and below
Registration is open from 19th March and closes on 19th June and can be done online at Manual registrations can be done at the following:-
Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTAAA)
2nd Floor, Wisma OCM
Jln Hang Jebat
50150 Kuala Lumpur
Twenty First Century Sports (M) Sdn Bhd
No 51 Jln SS 18/6
47500 Subang Jaya
Run enquiry please call 03-5637 3821 or E-mail to
Those who sign up for the run will each be given a race pack comprising exclusive ntv7 merchandise and fantastic goodies from various sponsors.
Race packs can be collected on 1st and 2nd July at Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTAAA), Multi Purpose Hall, Wisma OCM, Jln Hang Jebat 50150 Kuala Lumpur, between 10am to 6pm
Those who wish to get their race packs delivered to them instead only need to pay an additional RM10. A certificate and memento will be presented to those who successfully complete the fun runs.With various games and stage activities lined up, the Feel Good Run 2011 is set to be an entertaining day out for all.
(Info courtesy of