IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2018 – OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2018 – OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

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Caption: At the 9km mark

EDITOR’S NOTE

Since I managed to capture so many photos & videos of the runners, while plodding along the superb 13km fully closed route, I decided to post this Official Review Notes & Photos provided by INK PR (see below) first, and post later my personal race experience…

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👆Caption: BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE 13K FLAG-OFF

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☝️Caption: BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE 6K FLAG-OFF

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

IJM-Allianz Duo Highway Challenge attracts 6000 runners at Besraya Highway

  • Malaysia’s only duo highway challenge that highlights the accessibility of two highways and its advantages
  • NPE Highway Challenge will be held on 29 July 2018.
  • Registration is currently still open for NPE Highway Challenge atwww.ijmhighwayrun.com andwww.justonlineregistration.com.
  • Registration closes on 30th June 2018 for NPE Highway Challenge (E10)

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Caption: IJM ALLIANZ DUO HIGHWAY CHALLENGE : BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE – VIPS DOING WARM UP WITH THE RUNNERS

Kuala Lumpur, 29 April 2018: After its successful first debut at Besraya Highway last year, the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge is back again for the second year. This year’s return garnered 6000 runners that cruised through the Besraya Highway. Similar to last year, the challenge offered a 13km challenge and a 6km fun run that went along the stretch of the elevated Besraya highway.

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The highway saw running junkies flocking the roads when the run kicked off at 6.30am and 7.00am for the 13km and 6km runs respectively. The run route started off at Loke Yew Toll Plaza all the way to Pandan Indah and took a curve at Jalan Istana and Salak Selatan before turning back to the toll plaza. The total stretch of the highway is nearly 29km, which offers connectivity between UPM Serdang, Balakong, Salak Selatan, Ampang, and Jalan Istana.

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The duo highway challenge was held in collaboration with IJM Corporation Berhad (IJM) and Allianz Malaysia Berhad as the title sponsors. Organised by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd (Besraya) and New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (NPE) under IJM’s toll division and EC Pixels, the highway is fully closed with extra precautions taken to ensure the safety of all runners and most importantly, making sure the participants have a great run.

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The supporters and finishers of the Besraya Highway Challenge also participated in exciting activities at the Race Village, which includes the various strength challenges and photo booths organized by IJM as well as the opportunity to learn on safety hazard at home and on the road from Allianz’s booth.

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Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad said: “We are pleased to be back here at the Besraya Highway Challenge. Following the success of the run series last year, we hope to continue our effort in promoting healthy urban lifestyles through running, as well as providing a safe and well-organized venue for sports enthusiasts of all levels.  The safety of our runners remains our main priority as we want our participants to enjoy running through a fully closed highway.”

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Sean Wang, Chief Operations Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad said: “Since 2011, Allianz Malaysia has supported numerous running events to advocate the importance of healthy living. We are well and truly proud to be the joint title sponsors for this event for second consecutive year. This is one of those competitions that never fails to ignite excitement. And this year’s race was nothing short of that. We congratulate all the top finishers from today’s race and we look forward to seeing all the runners return with renewed passion and running spirit at the second-leg at the NPE Highway Challenge in July.”

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Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad presenting the prize to 13KM Men’s Open Champion Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam , accompanied by Pn Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff, Chief Operations Officer for IJM Toll Division (Far left) and Tan Sri Abdul Halim Bin Ali, Chairman IJM Corporation Berhad (far right)

The best Malaysian timing for Men’s Open 13km category was Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam with a timing of 45 minutes and 49 seconds followed by Anas Rosli in second place with the timing of 45 minutes and 58 seconds. Lastly in the third placing with a timing of 46 minutes and 52 seconds came Ow Yong Jin Kuang.

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Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad presenting the prize to 13KM Women’s Open Champion Sheila Samivellu , accompanied by Pn Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff, Chief Operations Officer for IJM Toll Division (Far left) and Tan Sri Abdul Halim Bin Ali, Chairman IJM Corporation Berhad (far right)

The best Malaysian timing for Women’s Open 13km category was Sheela Samivellu with a timing of 52 minutes and 23 seconds, followed by Musa Noor Amelia with a time of 55 minutes and 19 seconds and in third place came Khit Yeng Chua with a time of 56 minutes and 43 seconds.

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The second leg of the Duo Highway Challenge will be happening on NPE Highway on 29 July 2018. The run will flag off at the iconic Sunway Pyramid. The champion of the Duo Highway Challenge will be in the run to win cash prizes up to RM1,500, whereas second and third place will be in the run to win a cash prizes of RM 1,000 and RM 500 respectively.

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Caption: VIPs starting their walk-off

About IJM Corporation Berhad

IJM Corporation Berhad (“IJM”) is a leading Malaysian conglomerate and is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”). Its core business activities encompass construction, property development, manufacturing and quarrying, infrastructure concessions and plantations. Headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia, IJM’s international aspirations have seen it establish its presence in 10 countries, with primary focus in Malaysia, India, China and Indonesia. IJM’s growth over the past three decades has been the result of its unwavering focus on its core competencies, diversification into strategically related businesses and selective expansion into new markets.

The toll infrastructure services cover a broad spectrum of project requirements including the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the tolls, from start to finish. Today, IJM fully owns and operates several urban toll concessions in Malaysia, such as BESRAYA, NPE and LEKAS.For more information, visit www.ijm.com

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About Allianz in Malaysia

The investment holding company, Allianz Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Allianz SE, has two insurance subsidiaries – Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (“Allianz General”) and Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad (“Allianz Life”).

Allianz General is one of the leading general insurers in Malaysia and has a broad spectrum of services in personal lines; small to medium enterprise business and large industrial risks. The GWP for general insurance business for financial year 2017 reached a mark of RM2.14 billion.

Allianz Life offers a comprehensive range of life and health insurance and investment-linked products and for the financial year 2017, Allianz Life recorded a GWP of RM2.15 billion and is one of the fastest growing life insurers in Malaysia.

Allianz Malaysia has 37 branches nationwide.

In 2017, Allianz Malaysia Berhad was awarded the Best Corporate Responsibility Initiatives (below RM10 billion market capitalisation) at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club Awards 2017, while Allianz General was recognised as the Best Motor Insurance Company in 2016 by iBanding.com. In previous years, Allianz Malaysia was also awarded the Merit Award for Corporate Governance (CG) Disclosures at the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG) Malaysia-ASEAN Corporate Governance Transparency Index, Findings and Recognition 2016.

To learn more about Allianz Malaysia, visit allianz.com.my

Facebook: facebook.com/AllianzMalaysia/ | Instagram: instagram.com/allianzmalaysia/

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☝️It was a car-free morning on the highway until this was spotted. Runner carrying an antique car cut-out while conquering the Besraya Highway Challenge.

Press Release is issued on behalf of

IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad

by INK PR Sdn Bhd

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*Disclaimer*
To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.

About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

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Happy Runner Contest From 16th to 18th May 2018

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To mark the holy month of Ramadan, Happy Runner is giving away 1 (ONE) FREE 5km slot, thanks to PENTA KILO RUN 2018…Where? At UiTM..When? On 21-July 2018..Why? In aid of MERCY MALAYSIA…

SO SIMPLE to enter this contest, and you don’t even have to tag anyone…. HERE’S HOW…Just goto this FB Happy Runner post
…and comment why you want to join PENTA KILO RUN 2018 👈

Contest Ends ➡️ 18 May 2018

RUN HAPPY FOR GOOD CAUSE
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You might want to read previously related post👇
💥NEW RUN PREVIEW by Happy Runner ➡️https://gusghani.com/2018/05/07/penta-kilo-charity-run-2018/

❤️🏃Main Event : Penta Kilo Charity Run
Date : July 21st, 2018
Venue : Padang Kawad UiTM Shah Alam , Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam , Selangor

DISTANCE: 10KM & 5KM
Flag Off : 7:00am (10km) & 7:20am (5km)

ORGANISER : Fakulti kej awam (Faculty of Engineering) dan alumni kej awam (Engineering Alumni), UiTM Shah Alam

Beneficiary: MERCY MALAYSIA 〰️〰️〰〰️ 〰️〰️〰️〰️ 〰️〰️〰️〰️️
#10km #5km #PentaKilo #CharityRun #MercyMalaysia #UiTM #running #happyrunner #ShahAlam

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About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

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Lunch, Coffee & Jujumello At Anther & Stigma

Lunch, Coffee & Jujumello At Anther & Stigma

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I accompanied my wife Maryati to a Sunday luncheon at Plaza Arkadia in Desa Park City, organised for the customers of Jujumello Intimates (Lingerie Shop).

Video: Introduction

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The venue was the elegantly hip…

“Anther & Stigma” Floral Café which is a restaurant-cum-florist only recently opened in February 2018. The spacious surroundings of Plaza Arkadia reminds me of Publika in Mont Kiara during its early days before all the shops and crowds moved it.

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What struck me most about Anther & Stigma were its 20 feet high ceiling, and the well-designed furnishings and flora-themed decorations. It makes a great place for a spot of lunch or coffee in a relaxing atmosphere with lots of natural sunlight.

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Our lunch was a simple yet delicious roast chicken with mushroom or orange gravy and french fries which was accompanied by a refreshing glass of cold lemon grass tea and vanilla mix.

Video: Lunch Is Served

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Our host Mel had invited Barista Andrew of 43 Coffee (TTDI) to share his tips on how to appreciate good coffee.

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I had always wondered how those Baristas can create intricate designs in coffees, and Andrew demonstrated how the 3 basic designs of Heart, Rosetta & Tulip are cleverly created while pouring milk on the coffee. Indeed, it was fascinating to listen to Coffee Aficionado like Andrew talk passionately about the simple pleasures of coffee drinking and the intricacies of processing, and roasting of raw beans, and the brewing and tasting of coffee.

Coffee-Making Tutorial…

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The perfect blend of Fashion and Food made it a most enjoyable Sunday outing for Maryati and I, and subsequently, we must thank our lunch host Mel, venue host Anther & Stigma, and Barista Andrew for it.

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Event: Lunch & Coffee Tasting
Venue: Anther & Stigma Floral Café, Level 1, Block H, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City
Date: 06 May 2018

Host: Jujumello Intimates

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💐ANTHER & STIGMA Floral Café ⭐⭐⭐

✔️My Evaluation – Great Nosh & Top Decor

➡️ https://www.facebook.com/antherstigmamy/

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To spice up your LOVE LIFE…🌶️

➡️ https://jujumello.com

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To Appreciate Coffee Culture…☕

➡️ Coffee 43, 14a, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

https://m.facebook.com/43coffee

edfCategory: SPORTS, LEISURE & LIFESTYLE ✍️…➡️ http://www.gusghani.com
#fashion #sunday #brunch #food #eat #coffee #desaparkcity #lifestyle #photography

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To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.

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About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

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Penta Kilo Charity Run 2018

Penta Kilo Charity Run 2018

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EDITOR’S NOTE

I’m helping my running buddies at UiTM to promote their 10km & 5km charity run and raise funds for a most deserving non-profit organisation, MERCY MALAYSIA who are always providing VALUABLE Emergency Relief to both Malaysian & Overseas Communities facing natural and man-made catastrophes and disasters.

Therefore, I would appreciate it if YOU could join Happy Runner, and participate in this worthwhile Penta Kilo Charity Run for a GOOD CAUSE. You may join to show-off your running skills, or you may just want to go for a fun run with your family & friends. Either way, we can run with pride, knowing that we will be contributing positively to help those who need it the most.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, and God willing, we shall meet at UiTM on 21st July 2018, and run together with our hearts…❤️🏃

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OFFICIAL INVITATION
Hello there! Penta Kilo Charity Run 2018 is an effort to raise funds that will be donated to the Mercy Malaysia Fund. Let us participate in fostering this noble effort and the first run event by Faculty of Civil Engineering this year that will be held in the vicinity of UiTM Shah Alam, organized by SMFKA 17/18 in collaboration with Kelab Alumni FKA UiTM.

Main Event : Penta Kilo Charity Run
Date : July 21st, 2018
Venue : Padang Kawad UiTM Shah Alam, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam , Selangor

Flag Off : 7:00am (10km) & 7:20am (5km)

Organiser : Fakulti kej awam (Faculty of Engineering) dan alumni kej awam (Engineering Alumni), UiTM Shah Alam

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RUNNERS ENTITLEMENT

✔️Event Tee ✔️Sling Bag ✔️Finisher Medal

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PENTA KILO MEDAL COMBO

ONE LOOP OR TWO

The route is entirely inside the UiTM Shah Alam campus which spans over 5.90 km. The run will start and ends at the Padang Kawad UiTM as a closed loop. For 10 km category runner, they are needed to finish 2 loops.

For Event Information & To REGISTER…

➡️ http://bit.ly/PentaKilo

#10km #5km #PentaKilo #CharityRun #MercyMalaysia #UiTM #running #happyrunner #ShahAlam

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To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.

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About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

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Running With Social Media

Running With Social Media 🏃📲

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Editor’s Note✍️

CURRENT AFFAIRS: My article entitled, “Making Road Marathons Safer & Better” was published in Running Malaysia magazine of JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018.

HOT TOPIC: Subsequently, my latest write-up called “Running With Social Media” appeared again in the Current Affairs section of Running Malaysia’s MARCH/APRIL 2018 issue.

CONTINUOUS PROGRESS: Of course, it gives me great pleasure to be part of Malaysia’s No.1 Leisure Running Magazine, and without prejudice, I got to admit that Running Malaysia has improved tremendously over the past two years in terms of the breadth and depth of its TOPICS, CONTENTS and RELEVANCY. Perhaps, this welcome change is a reflection of the DEVELOPMENT and PROGRESS of the Running scenario in Malaysia as a whole.

SUBSCRIBE NOW: So, for a poultry sum of RM10 per issue (within Peninsular Malaysia), I recommend Runners to subscribe to it in order to NOT MISS OUT on any of Malaysia’s latest leisure RUNNING NEWS/INFORMATION/INTERVIEWS/TIPS/TRENDS, plus its insightful running product REVIEWS. To subscribe, contact josephseow@running-malaysia.com .

BE SOCIAL: Meanwhile, if you haven’t read their latest issue, I have posted below my article, “Running With Social Media” in its entirety because I hope that it will inspire more Runners to behave and interact ETHICALLY, INTELLIGENTLY, FAIRLY and RESPONSIBLY when you’re alone at the keyboard and immersed in your virtual world…

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Mass Appeal

Running is a sport which promotes both good physical, as well as mental health. Many people run to stay fit, to release stress and to gain self confidence. Furthermore, the non-discriminatory and positive nature of running communities, groups and events are big factors in attracting more participants, corporate sponsors and community leaders to favour and support the biggest mass participation sports of running in Malaysia. In particular, any open group activity, such as running, which does not discriminate against individuals based on their age, gender, social status and personal ideologies will give a much needed boost in Mankind’s faith in humanity.

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Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Nowadays, upholding the INTEGRITY of running is becoming increasingly difficult with the meteoric rise in POPULARITY of Social Media.

On one side, the widespread use of the Internet and Social Media by current runners have significantly helped elevate the popularity status of Running by providing a convenient online platform for runners to CONNECT, COMMUNICATE and SHARE all their running dreams, goals, aspirations and achievements with each other. All you need to be part of this one BIG VIRTUAL RUNNING FAMILY is a smartphone or laptop, and an internet access.

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On the DOWNSIDE, Social Media has also given runners an unrestricted channel to PUBLICLY share their personal anger, grievances, grouses, and general rants against other runners, event organisers and suppliers WITH OR WITHOUT any proof or evidence.

Although, there is nothing wrong for us to give constructive criticisms to our running friends if required, there are a few IRRESPONSIBLE runners out there who are Abusing and Misusing Social Media for their own personal gains, while not caring about how their actions are negatively IMPACTING the running community.

A Tool For Improvement

As a Running Blogger since 2011, I have experienced firsthand, many times before both the POSITIVE and the NEGATIVE influences of Social Media on runners, running community and industry.

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A positive example of social media working for runners is the immediate and useful online feedbacks that event organisers receives from the participants which have resulted in many vast improvements in the quality of many local running events.

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In contrast, a negative example, is runners and running bloggers who EITHER blindly share event information without knowing the organiser’s identity and trustworthiness, OR they spread Fake News about other runners and running events on social media. By the way, I consider stories which have not been cross checked and verified first before sharing publicly online as FAKE NEWS too!!

The bottom line is that social media in the RIGHT HANDS is like a magical wand which can significantly improve our running experiences, as well as unite and strengthen the Running Community.

Leaving A Lasting Legacy

For a senior veteran running blogger like myself, lately, it is becoming increasingly important that I contribute positively to the running community by my deeds or via social media, so that the upcoming and future runners will also be able to enjoy participating in a highly exciting and rewarding running scenario for many more generations to come.

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Eventually, this FUTURE of running will have mastered the social media, but right now, we still need to be MINDFUL on using the social media for the good of all runners and not just for personal fame and fortune. Together, Let’s Move Forward…but how should we do that?

No Instruction Manual

The Pros and Cons of Social is that it is uncontrollable. However, for the betterment of our running integrity and for improving the relationship WITHIN the running community and BETWEEN runners and outsiders, I have penned down a simple GUIDE in order to help runners to share their postings on social media WITHOUT causing unnecessary grieve to third parties and AVOID dragging the good name of running bloggers through the mud with bad reportings.

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*10* Social Media Postings Tips

  1. SILENCE IS GOLDEN: If you have nothing good to say, then it’s best not to say anything at all. You really don’t need to post everything that happens, and you don’t need to post everyday. It’s better to spend more time offline, researching and finding interesting stories. Quality stories out-trumps quantity everytime, and you will attract quality Followers and not wishy-washy ones. Sometimes, my silence on a particular topic will speak volumes to my Followers.
  2. TAKE A CHILL PILL: Don’t post anything when you’re angry or upset as you want a clear and level head to better plead your case. If I’m feeling too emotional about a situation or story, I will sleep on it, and only tackle it on the next day, when my emotions have calmed down enough for me to reason things more effectively.
  3. BE MASTERFUL: You don’t have to react to every virile running post. Instead, I recommend that you specialise and become an expert in 1-2 running topics, and follow topics which you know something about. For me, I will mainly follow and if appropriate, comment on running topics relating to Cheating and Safety cases.
  4. NO GOSSIP: Don’t spread any seditious rumours that are only based on hearsay. Believe me, you will not like it if you are on the receiving end of malicious rumours. Gossips are for aunties in hair salons, and it has no place in running where good things are based on facts and supported by science.
  5. DON’T HANG DIRTY LAUNDRY: Avoid openly confronting others over sensitive personal issues. Try messaging them privately first or better to chat privately over the phone or face-to-face. Unlike the Western World, in Asia, saving “face” is a huge deal.
  6. RIGHT CHANNEL: If you want to complain about a running event, firstly check the terms and conditions of the event, and find out how to lodge a complaint officially. When respect and follow their official procedures, you are more likely to reach the right outcome.
  7. COPY CAT: Always give credit to the ORIGINAL source of the story/idea and photographs about which you post.
  8. NO FAKE NEWS: Don’t simply write about risqué issues/topics without a nobel reason and make sure that you have hard evidence to back your claims.
  9. BE EARNEST: Be absolutely truthful to your online readers/followers in order to build yourself a good reputation. In the end, when it matters, you will be judged by your reputation not by the numbers of Followers.
  10. SPREAD THE LURVE: Share as many good and positive running stories and news as you want because you will directly or indirectly help to inspire and motivate runners.

Everyone is specifically unique and has something worthwhile to contribute to the running world. Have you found your running niche on social media yet…?

Video: Costume Marathoner KK Yum displays his CREATIVE WORKS.

*Disclaimer*
To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.

About The Author

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Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

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Top 20 RUNNING CHECKLIST  for Family & Fun Runners by Happy Runner

⭐Top 20 RUNNING CHECKLIST
for Family & Fun Runners by Happy Runner.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Upon Special Request by the event officials, I have put together this checklist for the many new, family runners and children as young as 12-years old who are expected to turn-up for this one-off run which was organised in conjunction with the Malaysia Autoshow 2018 at MAEPS, Serdang.

Run Safe, Run Happy

This Sunday, 1,000 Runners will be running 5km MAI RUN at Malaysia Autoshow 2018 (MAEPS).

When you are well prepared for a run, and you know the When, What, Where & How of what you’re are supposed to be doing, then you will enjoy the run even more.

What if you’re not familiar with the procedures of a Running event?

Don’t worry, I have compiled an easy-to-follow RUNNING CHECKLIST to help you and your family & friends prepare for your FUN RUN…

1️⃣Always respect & follow the Event Organiser’s professional instructions & guidelines. If you’re unsure about anything, don’t be afraid to check with the organiser or event officials.

2️⃣If you’re not sure about your fitness level, consult your doctor before hand.

3️⃣Wear proper exercise or running attire and shoes for your safety & comfort.

4️⃣Bring along a spare shirt, a small towel and a water bottle for after the run. Most importantly, don’t forget your Bib Number!

5️⃣Familiar yourself with the event programme, especially the flag off time, i.e. 7:30am

6️⃣Be ready to run at the start venue no later than 30 minutes before flag off.

7️⃣Do 10 minutes of warm-up and stretching before flag off.

8️⃣If you’re with Family & Friends, agree on a suitable meeting point after the run to regroup.

9️⃣There will be one water station near the halfway mark, but you can carry along a small water bottle if you need to drink more frequently.

1️⃣0️⃣Get enough sleep – ideally 6 hours – on the night before the run.

1️⃣1️⃣ It is recommended that you have a light easy to digest snack such as a piece of fresh fruit, yoghurt, oats or a slice of bread/toast with a spread TWO HOURS BEFORE flag off.

1️⃣2️⃣ Drink lots of water on event eve and morning to keep hydrated.

1️⃣3️⃣ Wear a cap or visor and apply sunblock lotion.

1️⃣4️⃣ You’re encouraged to wear the event T-shirt during the run for easier identification.

1️⃣5️⃣ During flag off, don’t rush and push other runners.

1️⃣6️⃣ Stop briefly at the water station to drink.

1️⃣7️⃣ If you feel out of breath or dizzy during the run, stop running and start walking until your heart rate slows down. If dizziness persists, then look for medic or race Marshall or volunteer for assistance.

1️⃣8️⃣ Always run within the designated route, and on the left-hand side, unless otherwise instructed.

1️⃣9️⃣ Faster runners should overtake on the right side only if it’s safe to do so.

2️⃣0️⃣ Remember this is only a fun run, so there is no need to overexert yourself. Run at your own pace and enjoy the moment.

🌳🏃OUTDOOR COMMUNITY FUN RUN
Theme ‘Motor Sport Lifestyle’ in conjunction with Malaysia Autoshow 2018…
Event | MAI RUN 2018 (5km Fun Run)
Date/Time | 29 Apr 2018, 7:30am
Venue | MAEPS Serdang, Selangor
Organiser | Malaysia Automotive Institute
Sponsor | Perodua
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📢Run Kit Collection
MAEPS exhibition hall Boulevard
27&28 April 2018
11am-6pm 🏎🏍🕴👯🏼‍♂🧢🧤👘
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To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.

About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

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BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE 2018 RUNNING CLINIC & RACE DAY PROGRAMME

BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE 2018 RUNNING CLINIC & RACE DAY PROGRAMME

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Editor’s Note

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I’m really looking forward to running on the BESRAYA HIGHWAY for the first time on 29th April 2018 for two main reasons.

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First reason is that, from my past experience, any IJM Sporting Event is always conducted professionally, well organised and enjoyable.

Secondly, I love to run on closed highways because it’s devoid of noisy and speeding motorised vehicles.

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So, to whet our running appetites, Co-Organisers EC Pixel & Besraya Highway organised a precursor running clinic which was conducted by SMART Running Coach, Edan Syah & Manager Jolene. Here is what transpired….

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🤸🏃Pre-Event | BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE RUNNING CLINIC
🧑RUN SMART Coach | Edan Syah
Topic | Smart Training Principles
Organisers | BESRAYA HIGHWAY & EC PIXELS
Date | 01 April 2018 (7am~9am)
Venue | Taman Pudu Ulu, Kuala Lumpur

edfThank You To Coach Edan, SMART Runners Jolene & Brian, BESRAYA, and EC Pixels for conducting a useful & enjoyable Running Clinic.

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BEFORE DAWN

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At the centre of Taman Pudu Ulu is a huge designer canopy, and it was there that our coach Edan greeted us.

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Edan briefed us on the 5 key principles of SMART Running before, he led us through a thorough warm-up stretching session.

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🤓What Is SMART Running?
S = Specific (Be specific when setting running goals – What/Where/When/How) ➡️https://youtu.be/wUjnqtu3Rig
M = Measurable (Heart Rate Monitor is an important tool to gauge your fitness progress) ➡️https://youtu.be/O_JA4Lygz-E
A = Attainable (Allow time for recovery) ➡️https://youtu.be/vdmM17dgVnQ
R = Realistic (Know your fitness level) ➡️https://youtu.be/qAaSgtA7gkI
T = Timely (Fix timeline to complete goal) ➡️https://youtu.be/Z2eGqEkjHAY

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Tempo Running

The finale was a 3km Tempo Run which meant that we should run at a consistent pace each round in line with our individual REALISTIC speed. WATCH IT ➡️https://youtu.be/NUFUqIMHRGE

Follow Your Beat️

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In conclusion, it is vital that every runner systematically MONITOR their heart rates during running, as well as resting so that we can measure accurately our current PERFORMANCE and PROGRESS, and run safely within our REALISTIC physical limits, while giving our bodies enough RECOVERY TIME….

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📹 More Live Video Clips

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🛣️🏃Main Event: BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE race day

Date/Time: Sunday, 29 April 2018, 05.40am

Venue: Plaza Tol Loke Yew

Google Maps: http://bit.ly/2uofZg0

Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw283fb1ev

BACKGROUND
IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge is Malaysia’s only duo highway challenge that highlights the accessibility of two highways and its advantages while promoting physical fitness healthy living. Organisers Besraya Highway (E9), NPE Highway (E10) and EC Pixels have once again joined forces this year to provide another round of exciting cruise around Klang Valley.

To set things in motion, the first race will be happening at Besraya Highway [E9] which offers a 13km challenge run and a 6km run that is happening on 29 April. More than thousand over runners are expected to fill the Besraya highway where participants can look forward to running on a completely closed highway to ensure the safety of every runner while they enjoy cruising through an unprecedented view of the KL city skyline as they race to complete the challenge.
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RACE DAY PROGRAMME

05.40am              Arrival of Media

05.40am              Arrival of VVIP, VIP and IJM Senior Managemet

06.00am              Warm up session

06.10am              Arrival of VIP for flag off

06.15am              13km Runners to Proceed to Start Line

06.30am              13km Flag off by VVIP

07.00am              6km Fun run flag off by VVIP

07.20am              Expected first finisher for 13km

07.25am              Expected first finisher for 6km

08.40am              Prize presentation for Top 10 runners and closing ceremony

09.00am              Cut off for all runners (2hr 30min)

11.00am              End of Event and Highway Re-opens        

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#DuoHighwayChallenge #Besraya #Highway #Challenge #running #clinic #SMARTcoaching #IJM #happyrunner #tamanpuduulu #coach #tips #training #heartrate #monitor #kualalumpur

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*Disclaimer*
To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.

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About The Author

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Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

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