Saturday, February 28, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Venue: Trent Building, UNMC Selangor
Distance: 5km and 10km
Registration fees: RM35, RM40
Cash prize: Top 3 winners
Medal: Top 100 winners
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Date: 29 Mar 2015
Venue: Subang Lake SS12 Subang Selangor
Registration fees: RM35
Medal: Top 25 winners
Monday, February 23, 2015
Venue: Metropolitan Park Kepong, KL
Registration fees: Junior - RM30, Adult - RM40
Medal: Finisher medal
Cash prize: Top 5 winners
Closing date: 15 Mar 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Venue : Premiere Hotel Klang Selangor
Time : 7.30am (Premiere Century Ride 128km)
8.30am (Fun Ride 18km)
Registration fees: Fun Ride - RM38, Century Ride - RM120 by 15 Mar, thereafter RM140
Medal: Finisher medal
Trophy: top 10 winners
Prize: In-kind top 10 winners
Contact: 012 225 3243
Closing date: 15 Apr 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Date: 19 Apr 2015
Venue: Mini Stadium Majlis Daerah Tapah, Tapah, Perak
Registration fees: RM50
Medal: Finisher medal
Closing date: 18 Mar or 2500 runners
Friday, February 13, 2015
GREAT EASTERN COLOUR MY HEART RUN 2015
TO DEBUT IN MALAYSIA, A UNIQUE TWO-CITY EVENTKuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9 January 2015 – Heart Foundation of Malaysia (Yayasan Jantung Malaysia) today announced its collaboration with Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad for the inaugural Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run this year in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
YABhg Tun Ahmad Mohd Sarji Bin Abdul Hamid, President, Heart Foundation of Malaysia said, “The Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run is a unique event that will be held in two cities. We believe that fitness should be enjoyed and that the twin benefits of enhanced fitness levels and general well-being will help to create a holistically improved quality of life for all our participants.”
According to Director and Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Life, Dato Koh Yaw Hui, the collaboration is a key part of Great Eastern Life’s Live Great Programme, the first integrated health and wellness programme by an insurance company in the region that is designed to assist people in achieving their health goals.
“The importance of an event like this cannot be stressed enough. Heart disease and stroke related deaths have become the number one killer in Malaysia, already causing almost twice as many deaths as cancer and accounting for over 30% of all medically reported deaths in the country. In many cases these could have been avoided with a change in lifestyle – eating more healthily and daily exercise – and we hope that Malaysians will enjoy these events and see that exercise can be fun. Bring your parents, your grandparents and your children and have fun as a family,” said Ahmad Sarji.
The Kuala Lumpur event will be combined with the existing 12km Great Eastern Live Great Run that has been organised over the past four years by Great Eastern Life Assurance.
“Every year, we set a theme into the run – last year’s was “Superheroes” - to demonstrate that running can be fun, enjoyable and be made an activity that fosters quality time with family and friends. By combining it and growing it with the Heart Foundation this year, we will be able to reach out to a larger audience in exciting new ways,” added Dato Koh.
The 12km course in Kuala Lumpur will be organised from the start and finish point in Merdeka Square. Both Penang and Kuala Lumpur’s 5km Fun Run courses focus on an experiential fast walk environment. Here, participants will travel at their own pace and pass through specifically designed “colour fun” stations.
These stations will feature colour tents where participants will be showered with coloured powders, enjoy a variety of music selections and a host of other surprise activities. Both locations will also have a post event carnival where free medical check-ups, interactive games, music and entertainment will be provided for all.
“It is our intention to ensure that the events are operated at the highest international standards and provide an unbeatable experience for the participating public,” stated Datuk Dr. Sambhi, Chairman of the Heart Foundation of Malaysia. “The event’s selection of venues, routes, accessibility, delivery of the offerings to the runners and post-event festivities have all have been designed to set the event apart.”
For information on ticketing and discount information, please visit www.greateasterncolourmyheartrun.com and follow us on the Colour My Heart Facebook page for the latest updates and special promotions.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I always wanted to try the Boost series from Adidas ever since it was launched, and I finally get to try on the Adidas Energy Boost 2.
When I was in Hong Kong recently, I have noticed that Adidas has already fast replacing most of the models that are made from traditional EVA based midsole materials, and the newer models are constructed with the 'boost' material, also known as thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material found in the dashboards of BMW automobiles.
This material looks like the foam used for the packaging, but the feel is totally different. In fact they feel very springy and bouncy and I suppose that is the basis of greater energy return in the shoe design concept. And that is a bit of the technical background about the TPU material used in the all the Boost models.
Overall Structure: the shoe is built with a solid plastic like frame structure that wraps around the feet from the heel cup to the of the middle of the feet. In the middle the 3 stripes logo is also part of the cage like structure, offering a real snug fit that feels like an easily adjustable shoe lace.
The upper is also different from those traditional Adidas models; they are made of a stretchy mesh that feels like a pair of thick socks, but it is much thicker and is reinforced with a printed thin black structure that says Techfit. The feeling is as though the shoes wrap around the feet like a pair of socks.
I found the upper to be exceptionally comfortable, but from the look of the mesh, I suspect that it will retain water which makes it not a very good shoe for the runners whom sweat a lot especially during a very long race such as marathon. I will need to run in them during rainy days to confirm this.
For me, since this is the first pair of Boost I have ever tried on, my focus is always about the midsole of the shoe every time I wear them.
Overall, the foam is much softer than the typical materials that are used in the midsole of most running shoes, and they gives the firm bouncy response every you feet land. The shoes are pretty good in terms of stability despite the heavy cushioning.
The Energy Boost 2 is a trainer, so it is slightly heavier due to the more TPU material packed in the midsole, but there are other lightweight models such as the Boston Boost etc.
The cushioning of these shoes are fantastic, and screams cushioning at the heels, so if you are a heel striker and you like good cushioning at the heels, these shoes are made for you.The forefoot area has less cushioning and that provides a firmer and more responsive feel during lift off.
Finally, in terms of the higher and heavier profile, thicker cushioning, I must say that the Adidas Energy Boost 2 will make a good training partner for the heavier runners whom prefer plenty of cushioning. For the rest, the shoes promise durability and much more comfortable ride for the longer runs.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Ambank Group is the Title Sponsor for the Inaugural AmBank Kuala Lumpur Run 2015 which will commence today and serve as a platform for athletes to prepare and qualify for the SEA Games in Singapore this year.
Targeting 4000 runners, the run would start and finish at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur and is open to Malaysians and foreigners with PR status.
There are eight categories with distance from 10km, 7km and 5km and is open to Men, Women and Family categories. A total of RM 9,300 in prize money is up for grabs.
"We are proud to come on board as the Title Sponsor and as a first time title sponsor, we a looking forward to see many running enthusiasts and also their families, making it a fun outing for everyone. We are aware that the FTKLAA is one of the more active and dynamic athletic association in the country and they have been instrumental in organising many athletic events in the city.
Hence, we are very pleased to work with them as they are a good partner and have a proven track record in not only organising athletic events but also running grassroots development programmes for the benefit of budding athletes in Kuala Lumpur" said Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Senor Vice President/ Head Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, Ambank Group after presenting the mock cheque to Mr. Leo Leslie Armstrong, President FTKLAA on 26 January 2015.
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Young runners from SMK Sri Pantai, Kg Kerinchi
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