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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: 4th March 2018
Time: 5.30am

Location:
Urban Park Setia Alam
Jalan Setia Gemilang U13/45B,
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
GPS Coordinate: 3.128135, 101.470402

DISTANCE / Flag-off Time : 21KM / 6.00am

21km Runner Entitlement – Cool Running Vest, Bling Finisher Medal & Post Race Snacks 👍👍

For more information, http://pacerssport.com/tc-events/dragon-back-run-2018/

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Sports Commissioner Events Approval Status, 13 Dec 2017

Sports Commissioner Events Approval Status, 13 Dec 2017

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Yay, the current Sports Commissioner Approval List Is Up by order of the Sports Minister !!

Nay, only the Illumi Run (taking place on 13 Jan 2018) has been approved by Sports Commissioner for December 2017 ~ January 2018 period !!

What About Those Hundreds Of Other Running Events – Road, Trail & Ultra Races – which have OPENED FOR REGISTRATION & scheduled from now until 2018 ???!!

Obviously, now Event Organisers are worried and confused because ;

  • they have not submitted any SC application
  • even if Organisers submit application now, there is no guarantee that their event will be approved
  • what happens if Approval Applications by events which have already started collecting registration fees are REJECTED by Sports Commissioner?
  • Will Organisers cancel their running events if their approvals are rejected?
  • If running events are cancelled by Organisers due to lack of SC Approval will the registration fees be REFUNDED?

TICKING TIME BOMB

The spotlight will be on Sports Commissioner in the coming days, weeks and months as the thousands of Registrants & Event Organisers /Sponsors seek answers to many questions relating to the hundreds of upcoming running events.

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IT WILL GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

This is the beginning of the beginning to level the playing field among sports events companies competing for their market share. There will be NO SHORTCUT & NO COMPROMISE when it comes to ensuring Public Safety. Hopefully, by trial and error, the Sports Commissioner will start streamlining and speeding-up their application review process to neutralise the inevitable public outcry which will surely come like a deadly tsunami.

MY SUGGESTION

Why not also publish the fees paid for each approved event for better transparency?

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MAF shoots a stern warning

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BREAKING RUNNING NEWS

💥BREAKING RUNNING NEWS

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Heavier Penalties For Errant Organiser

Sports Ministry dealt a monumental blow to backyard sports event organisers by increasing the maximum fines – if they fail to apply necessary permits from Sports Commissioner – to RM500,000 from the current RM5,000.

Klang City Marathon will be taken to court by Sports Commissioner, and Minister KJ has advised the Participants to seek a refund for false representation.

Massive Game Changer

The time has finally come to legitimise and enforce proper rules and regulations across the board and make the process of organising sports events MORE TRANSPARENT and give the Participants a proper legal leg to stand on in case any organiser fails to deliver minimum safety requirements and fails to deliver what they promised.

The extra burden of paying for sanction fees to Sports Commissioner (SC) and Sports Agency will make newcomers to Sports Event Management think 10 times before they decide to organise an event, and organisers must demonstrate good management and fiscal records before they can stage any sports event.

In theory, fly-by-night organisers who do not have the necessary resources and expertise will be eliminated in the proposed screening process, and thus reduce the risk of future FAILED EVENTS where the paying Participants are unknowingly being taken for a ride.

This Klang City case is the first of its kind, and its legal outcome will set future precedence.

However, even with such stricter laws in place, there will still be FAILED EVENTS, depending on the enforcement of the law, and don’t forget, Malaysia is still Boleh Land!

Eventhough, these newly proposed plans will not be well-received by the small/medium organisers, it is clearly a WIN for Consumer Protection, and hopefully, make Sports Events safer by making the Organisers more accountable for their indiscretions, on purpose or not.

So, the million dollar question is when will these proposals be passed by law, and what will happen to all those sports events that have already started collecting registration fees for events in 3-6 months time and who have NOT applied for a SC Permit?

There are many more detailed questions that need to be answered before anything is laid in concrete. As we have seen in the past, the Government has changed its mind on several proposals before it reaches the final stage of implementation due to many reasons. So, we cannot say for sure, if these current public statements will be another toothless threat for organisers to buck-up, and made for theatrical purposes only, or will this be the day when the Ministry of Sports follow through on its intention until successful completion. After all, election is round the corner, and now is not the time for any Election Candidate to appear weak or indecisive.

If there’s something good to arise from this shameful experience, it should be the improvement in the QUALITY of future commercial sporting events organised by the private sector AND to implement the long overdue Consumer Protection Rights vis-à-vis the many Cycling and Running Events nationwide when we sometimes put our lives in the hands of the wrong Organiser for no good reason…

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/putrajaya-calls-for-criminal-probe-of-klang-marathon-organisers

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WHAT HAS SCKLM 2018 IN STORE FOR RUNNERS?

WHAT HAS SCKLM 2018 IN STORE FOR RUNNERS?

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Editor’s Note

I thought now would be a poignant time to look ahead to SCKLM 2018 as come 7th December 2017, registration will be open to SCKLM 2017 Runners only. As such, the Event Owner, Dirigo Events, predict that 17,000 Runners will return based on the past trends. If correct, then come 10th January 2018, another 18,000 slots will be offered to the public at large.

Given that the Running Industry is still very bullish, I suppose it’s only a matter of time before all the total 35,000 slots will be taken up, and most likely, some late registrants will even miss-out on grabbing the limited slots as it is always the case every year.

So, what exactly can we expect from SCKLM 2018. Will there be any changes to last year’s successful SCKLM 2017, and how will any such changes affect the Participant’s Race Experience in terms of the QUALITY of the event as a whole?

Certainly, nobody will know for sure the answers to the above questions, but for the sake of new runners who have never joined SCKLM before, I want to share with you my thoughts and views on Malaysia’s Premier Marathon minus the commercial jingle, good or bad, right or wrong.

Free Running Clinic & More

Keeping with tradition, the free SCKLM Running Clinics which is headed by Running Coach Mark Williams for Adults & Kids will CONTINUE AS USUAL! Moreover, if you want to take your personal training and preparations to the NEXT LEVEL, SCKLM 2018 is offering professional coaching services of The Running Plan company (set up in 2017) – which is owned and operated by the same Coach Mark – and you can check http://www.therunningplan.com for different customised running plans and fees to suit you!

If you are serious about running and you are keen to run at your optimum level, then Mark’s Personal Training Plan will no doubt help you be a better runner.

In the past, quite a number of Runners, had taken advantage of the Free Running Clinics, but for those many Runners outside of Kuala Lumpur, it would not have been practical to have joined in. In comparison to the total number of SCKLM 2017 participants, the actual number of people who could and did turn-up to the Free Running Clinics were largely insignificant.

Nevertheless, in terms of the Value-For-Money factor, the removal of the free running clinic has somewhat diminish the Runners benefit, and at the same time, reduce the Organiser’s total Operational Cost.

Bye, Bye Toll-Free Highway(s)

My guess is that SCKLM 2O18 will not feature one or both of the AKLEH & DUKE Highways because it is just not worth for the organiser to pay 100,000s ringgit to the highway concessionaires for just a few hours usage.

Besides, many SCKLM Runners have complained that running on the highway is too boring. Thus, if my prediction is right, then SCKLM 2018 course will offer more running on KL streets provided that they can fend-off the irate motorists and minimise the disruption to city traffic and business operations on race day.

10th Anniversary Celebrations

As hinted by Dirigo Events, there will be some new elements introduced to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of marriage between Dirigo and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB).

So, the million dollar question is “will SCB renew their vows for the next 10 years?”. If everything turns out rosey on race day, why shouldn’t they?

Election Year Fever

There is every chance that the Election Campaign will fall around April 2018. If SCKLM 2018 is unlucky enough to clash dates with the Electoral Activities, the Authorities could shut down Race Day because Police Personal will be busy ensuring public safety during the volatile Campaigning period. For now, nobody outside The Inner Political Ring knows when will be the exact Polling Date. There is a saying that goes, “hope for the best, but expect the worse” but this is not what SCKLM Fans want to hear.

Go, Go, Go Dirigo!

SCKLM 2018 is 4 months away, and the immediate task for Dirigo Events is to first secure the 35,000 Paid Slots. Then only, can the real fun begin. No money, no talk, baby!

Thereafter, Dirigo will start releasing newsbites on many exciting activities leading up, all the way, to the actual race day. Definitely, SCKLM happenings will overshadow all other local running events, and all eyes will be fixed on the Dirigo Events Team to deliver another magical marathon that will exceed our already high expectations from previous successes…

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NEW YEAR! NEW ILLUMI RUN 2018!

NEW YEAR! NEW ILLUMI RUN 2018!

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WANTED

✓ Runners who want more COLOUR

✓ Runners who like it WET

✓ Runners who prefer to run with FAMILY & FRIENDS

✓ Runners who are NIGHT OWLS

I am talking about the TRENDY Illumi Run (5k Fun) which will debut in 🇲🇾 Malaysia (🐎 Selangor Turf Club) on 13th January 2018 (8pm, Saturday)…

👍Enjoy rm5 discount when you use PROMO CODE : “ILLUMIGUS” ⬅️

ILLUMI INFLUENCERS POST_2-GUS

To Register & For More Event Information,
http://illumirun.com/my/

✒️Event Preview By Happy Runner ➡️
https://gusghani.com/2017/09/21/illumi-run-2018-preview-by-happy-runner/

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COMMANDO SCRAMBLE RACE 2017 – New Event

🗡 ️COMMANDO SCRAMBLE RACE – New Event

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Event | Commando Scramble Race

Date | 2nd December 2017

Venue | Kem Sungai Udang, Melaka

Flag Off | 0900hrs by Chief Commando Brigadier General Dato’ Hassan bin Ali

Organiser | 21 Gerup Gerak Khas (21st Special Forces Group) – “Tangkas dan Tepat” (Swift & Accurate).

Editor’s Note

Finally, my dream of entering the training centre of our Malaysian Gerak Khas Commando at the Sungai Udang Camp in Malacca have been answered. Furthermore, this is a WET dream because only a limited number of the public will be able to try-out the same obstacle course that our FEARLESS elite commandos (there are approximately 3,500 Commandos) use for training and made famous by the History Channel documentary ( see video ) which highlighted the 13 weeks of hellish test that volunteer recruits have to pass before they can earn the highly respected GREEN BERET.

Yes, I am a huge fan of our 21st Special Forces Group because they are real life heroes for being the first to lay their lives on the line to protect our KING & COUNTRY. They are also highly revered internationally for their ability to survive in the world’s toughest rainforests.

On top of everything else, I am also an avid fan of Obstacle Course Racing, and to be able to race along the only GENUINE Commando Obstacle Course is honestly What I Live For!

I know this is extremely short notice, but I have dropped all my other plans this Saturday because such a RARE opportunity of playing Commandos with real life Commandos might not happen again, unless, of course, I really submit an application to join the Army…..

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🎉52nd Anniversary Celebration

Join me and let’s celebrate and show our appreciation for our brave 21st Special Forces Group who turn 52 years this year, in the only way we know best… and POWER through this EXTREME OBSTACLE COURSE! There will be no losers, only the self SATISFACTION of running a course designed by military for ELITE soldiers.

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🎖️Race Entitlement

✔️ Event Tee

✔️ Headband With Race Number

✔️ 1st 30 Finisher Medal (for Bravery!)

✔️ Participation Certificate

✔️ Lucky Draw Ticket

UNBELIEVABLY LOW ENTRY FEE RM50

But get ready for some KICK-ASS ACTION with

👉 15 Km

👉 Two Insane Obstacle Course

👉 23 Genuine Military Spec Obstacles

👉 100 Burpees

HOW TO REGISTER

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CARA PEMBAYARAN

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★ Acc Holder : ABDUL MUIZ ZIHNI BIN AHMAD
📩email: muizzihni90@gmail.com

no tel : 018 664 0881

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TERIMA KASIH! 😊

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🏆CHAMPION & PRIZES

💪Top 3 Fastest Men & Women will receive coveted Green Beret Dagger Trophy (see photo)

💰 Top 5 Fastest Men & Women will receive in descending order RM 1000, 700, 500, 50 & 50.

BEFORE YOU JOIN, REMEMBER…!!!

Like for all sporting events, please make sure that you are physically and medically fit enough to participate because no one else will take responsibility nor compensate for your death or injuries during the race, caused by your own negligence.

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German earns fourth victory in succession at IRONMAN Malaysia

German earns fourth victory in succession at IRONMAN Malaysia

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📸 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Photos by IRONMAN

LANGKAWI, Malaysia: (November 11, 2017) – German Diana Riesler extended her remarkable record-setting run with a fourth straight victory at IRONMAN Malaysia on the stunning island of Langkawi.

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Riesler was in control, coming out of the two-laps 3.8km swim two minutes down on American Laurel Wassner but she was quickly in control on the bike. She took the lead at the 12km mark and when she arrived at T2 her advantage was over seven minutes.

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All that stood between her and history was a solid marathon, which she achieved, winning in 9:19:00 to extend her outstanding record at Langkawi.

“I’m very happy that I get to defend my title for the 4th time in a row,” exclaimed Riesler. “I do believe I have a special bond with Langkawi. The people are friendly and nice and I get to see sea gulls every time I’m here. I think that is pretty special. The three disciplines went well for me. I love the rain this time and managed to adapt to it in no time.”

Riesler has won five times over the IRONMAN distance, with her only victory outside of Malaysia coming at Lanzarote in 2015, to go with three podiums.

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Fellow German Mareen Hufe, who has established an outstanding record and is always tough late in the year, took over as the chaser when Wassner’s challenge faded. She got to six minutes back late on the run but never threatened the final result, finishing second in 9:27:23.

While Riesler and Hufe are seasoned performers, there was joy for Frenchwoman Manon Genêt who earned her first podium in her rookie year as a professional, finishing third.

Her compatriot Romain Guillaume, like Riesler, was always in command in the men’s race. The BMC-Etixx Team professional was out of the swim with Balazs Csoke (Hungary), Daniil Sapunov (Ukraine) and Christian Kramer (Germany).

He pushed hard early to establish a break to have eight minutes at 100km and over 10 minutes buffer off the bike.  He was able to run within himself to finish with a course record with the time of 8:32:53.

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An emotional Guillame said, “I’m really glad that I finally won the 2017 IRONMAN Malaysia title. I’ve experienced many setbacks while trying to win the most-coveted title in triathlon. I learned from my past years’ mistakes and made sure that I don’t repeat them again. I was motivated to come and participate again because Langkawi has a special place in my heart. The island is beautiful, and the people are friendly and nice. They were always cheering for me. I dedicate my win to my loved ones who have always been there for through my ups and downs. I promise to come again next year to defend my title. It’s nice to know that I also beat the record for this year.”

Denmark’s Jens Petersen-Bach showed the best running legs to move through to second less than four minutes behind the winner with German Roman Deisenhofer, in his first year as a pro, scoring his first podium in third place nearly eight minutes behind the winner.

It marks his third victory at the distance for Guillaume to go with wins at Mont Tremblant in 2012 and Lanzarote in 2014 along with three IRONMAN 70.3 victories.

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🏁 PROVISIONAL RESULTS

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PRO MEN

1 – Romain Guillaume (FRA) 🏁 08:32:53
2 – Jens Petersen-Bach (DNK) 🏁 08:36:43
3 – Roman Deisenhofer (GER) 🏁 08:40:44

PRO WOMEN

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1 – Diana Riesler (GER) 🏁09:19:00

2 – Mareen Hufe (GER) 🏁 09:27:22

3 – Manon Genêt (FRA) 🏁 09:36:13

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