GCE Duathlon 2018 – Review By Gus Ghani

GCE Duathlon 2018 – Review By Gus Ghani

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Editor’s Note

It was a helluva cool running & cycling on the express lanes of GCE (Guthrie Corridor Expressway) Highway without any motor vehicles in sight!

Perhaps spurred on by the patriotic mood of Malaysia Day, 1,000 or so excited participants had safely completed the inaugural GCE Duathlon 2018 which included 3+1 Categories of Full/Dash/Team Relay plus the 37km Fun Ride.

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I felt like being part of a historical sports event because it was the first time that a Duathlon event has ever been held on a closed toll highway in Malaysia.

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For my readers, I have penned down some of the race eve/day highlights below…hope you enjoy the story and the accompanying visuals!

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EVENT SUMMARY
🚴‍♂️💨🏃‍♀️Event | GCE GCE Duathlon
Date | 16 Sept 2018
Venue | Bukit Jelutong Toll Plaza
Co-Organiser | Prolintas & GoSportz
Categories | Full (10k Run +60k Bike +10k Run) / Dash (5k Run +27k Bike +5k Run)/ Full Team Relay (3 members) / Fun Ride (37km Ride)
Total Participants | 1,000 +/-
💥H. I. G. H. L. I. G. H. T. S.

🇲🇾 Malaysia Day Multi Sports Event
🛣️ Full Toll Highway Closure
1️⃣ST GCE Highway Duathlon
🌈Great Route
👏Well Organised Event

RACE PACK COLLECTION

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KL Gateway Mall was the venue for the race pack collection on 15th Sept 2018 from 10am to 6pm.

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KL Gateway Mall is highly accessible & convenient location for visitors because it directly connects to the Federal Highway, Kerinchi Link and NPE, and it is linked to RapidKL’s KL Gateway-Universiti LRT Station via a 100 meter link bridge.

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There were several sponsor booths offering sports items such as nutrition, gear, shoes, accessories, and even watches for sale.

Videos – Nutrition For Recovery & Complimentary N8 Sports Nutrition Fuel Gel.

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Every participant was entitled to a complimentary fuel gel by N8 Sports Nutrition as part of the hoodie bag.

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The collection area was particularly huge, and the collection system was managed efficiently by GoSportz.

Video – Arina’s Race Clarification

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BIKE CHECK-IN

All Full/Dash/Team Relay participants had to checked-in their bikes from 4pm to 9pm on 15th Sept 2018 at the Bukit Jelutong Toll Plaza race venue.

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On race morning, the riders were allowed into the bike transition area from 4am to 6am for final inspection.

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The Transition Area were neatly organised and well managed, which helped the racers make quick transitions.

Technical Briefing Photo

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♀️Fastest Full Male Champions

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Local Duathlete JASON LOH earned himself top spot for the Full GCE DUATHLON Men (16~29 years old) category with the fastest overall time of 03:01:36.

Video – Jason Led All The Way

Triathlete Veteran & Local Fireman MOHD AMRAN secured 1st position for the Full Men GCE DUATHLON (30~39 years old) category with time of 03:07:51.

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TSUYOSHI SAWADA claimed 1st spot for the Full Men GCE DUATHLON (40~49 years old) category in 03:26:28

Video – Spinning Medal

♂️Strongest Full Female Champions

TAILLEFER MARINE    finished in 03:43:55 for victory in GCE Full Duathlon – Women (16-29 years old).

MARIANA MOHAMMAD finished with 03:47:26 for victory in GCE Full Duathlon – Women (30-45 years old & above).

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For full race results… http://results.checkpointspot.asia/results.aspx?CId=17036&RId=227

Smooth & Rolling

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The motorbike lane of GCE Highway is a favourite training ground for cyclists on the weekends, and so, being able to run and cycle on the GCE Highway main express lanes, Car-Free, is even better.

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It was not all smooth sailing for the athletes because certain parts of the route had its fair share of rolling hills. Some participants may have cursed the hilly portion, while, others. like myself, prefer to have some rolling hills to break the monotony of the long stretches.

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Weather Factor

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The temperature upto the first hour after the 7:00 am flagoff was comfortably cool. However, after that, the hot conditions made the race more challenging, especially for the 2nd running leg of the Full Duathlon category. Fortunately, adequate water stations were set-up along the way for the runners and riders to keep hydrated with water, isotonic drinks and bananas.

Video – Water Station

Food & Drinks

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The Finishers were all treated to a tasty lunchbox, refreshments, drinks, and free flow Milo. Additionally, there was a free massage service for the weary bodies.

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Video – Loving Milo Cuppa

Music band and a clown provided an upbeat entertainment at the Finish Area.

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Duathlon Trending

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Recently, there have been more Duathlon events emerging, and the number of willing participants are rising slowly, but surely. So, this new GCE Duathlon could be a good springboard for our local Duathletes to hone their skills, as well as offer newbies a chance to try a new endurance sports in the safe confinements of a closed highway.

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Right now, the participation rate in Duathlon is still relatively small compared to Triathlon, Running or Cycling, but with the emergence of more quality Duathlon events like GCE Duathlon, the numbers should grow in time.

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New Partnership

Meanwhile, the Co-Organisers, Prolintas & GoSportz, have produced a respectable event for their first attempt, and if they decide to stage another one, I am sure that it will be even better based on their combined experience drawn and lessons learnt from their first collaborative production.

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Personal Victories

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My two running buddies, Azril & Suparno, were both pleased with their Dash Duathlon results, and they both gave this event two thumbs-up.

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This is Azril’s first comeback event since he was involved in a motorbike accident in May 2018!

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My wife Maryati was one of only 26 women who braved the Dash Duathlon.

Video – Maryati On The Run

For us, her greatest achievement was solely to have completed the course without injury. In fact, I was extremely proud of her results for her first Duathlon race because when she got off her bike, her legs felt like jelly, but she bit the bullet and still finished the race with a big smile. What an unforgettable way to have spent a truly special Malaysia Day…

Video – What A Finish!

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Parting Note

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Many thanks to Albertt, Cheah, Kamal, and the GCE Duathlon Crew who put together a spectacular maiden show and who looked after the COMFORT and SAFETY of all the participants so well from start to finish – BRAVO!

Video – Closing Ceremony

 

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Video Gallery

GCE Riders

Duathlon Couple

Fast Finisher

Relay Runner

More Photos

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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

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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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Vital Race Information For GCE Duathlon 2018

Vital Race Information For GCE Duathlon 2018

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Editor’s Note

Saturday, 15th September 2018 is the most IMPORTANT day for GCE Duathletes, next to race day itself, because they MUST collect their race kit FIRST at KL Gateway Mall (10am~6pm), THEN check-in their bikes at GCE Bukit Jelutong Toll Plaza (4pm~9pm)….

Since this is a new event at a new venue, I have spelled out below the most critical activities which you MUST be aware of, and follow them to ensure that you have a smooth, safe & enjoyable GCE Duathlon debut.

⛔ROAD CLOSURE
The GCE Highway will close from 3AM to 2PM on Sunday, 16 September.

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🚘PARKING FOR PARTICIPANTS

👉Parking will be available around at Mydin @ Bukit Jelutong, Plaza Jelutong and Jaya Grocer @ Plaza Jelutong.

👉Parking Area is 1km to race venue.

👉Parking is at your own discretion & please DON’T leave valuables in your cars.
👉Here is the MAP to parking area: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kzXSsx6p1hNEYBqTtr3KG22NW_DtRQls&usp=sharing

PLAN AHEAD and refer to instruction guide to search the above map for parking.

🚲➡️BIKE CHECK-IN
“Bike Check In” for participants on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at Bukit Jelutong Toll Plaza Layby (South bound) from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. All bikes MUST display their event bike numbers.

The Transition Area will OPEN from 4.00am to 6.00am on event day morning (16 September) for inspection and last minute adjustments.

🚲⬅️BIKE CHECK-OUT

After the event ends, all the bikes must check out from the Transition Area latest by 1.30PM to ensure the safety of all the participants as the highway will reopen at 2.00PM.

Entry into the Transition Area is only permitted for participants with the valid bib numbers.

NOTE: Bike check in is only applicable for duathlon participants; fun ride participants are not required to lay bikes overnight.

⏩RACE PACK COLLECTION

Date: 15/9/18 (Saturday)
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: LG1 Central Piazza, KL Gateway Mall

➡️related blog.. https://gusghani.com/2018/09/13/gce-duathlon-2018-race-pack-collection-on-15th-sep-2018/

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BHPetrol Orange Run 2018 – Preview by Happy Runner

BHPetrol Orange Run 2018 – Preview by Happy Runner

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Editor’s Note

This is a hugely popular annual run because it’s heavily subsidised by title sponsor BHPetrol and others which means the participation fee is only for RM5 for a soundly organised 11km runaround in Kota Damansara. Furthermore, there will be field of strong elite runners who will fight for the attractive podium prizes.

Usually, there will be huge gathering of runners after the race who will enjoy the amazing array of free snacks and refreshments provided by the participating brands and food trucks.

With RM50,000 worth of prizes, there is no other first-class running event which can match BHPetrol Orange Run for value. Where else can you pay only RM5 per entry for a thoroughly enjoyable runners party.

🏃⛽Event : BHPetrol Orange Run
Date : 30 September 2018 (Sunday)
Flagoff :7:00am(Men/Boy) , 7:15am( Women/Girl)
Venue : Piazza, The Curve, Petaling Jaya
Distance / Fees : 11km / RM5

💥Registration Date : 15-16 September 2018
Time : 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue : BHPetrol Mutiara Damansara, BHPetrol TTDI, BHPetrol Damansara Utama, BHPetrol Damansara Jaya, BHPetrol Sg Kayu Ara, BHPetrol SS2, BHPetrol Jalan Kepong, BHPetrol Jalan Kuching.

⛽BHPETROL IS ALL ABOUT CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY – “We have also organized events such as the annual Orange Run marathon that help foster a spirit of togetherness in our diverse community and cultivate racial harmony.”

➡️Invite your family and friends to join in the Run.  

GET YOUR ENTRY FORM NOW!

http://www.bhpetrol.com.my/community/bhpetrol-orange-run-2018

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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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GCE DUATHLON 2018 – Race Pack Collection on 15th Sep 2018

GCE DUATHLON 2018 – Race Pack Collection on 15th Sep 2018 !! 

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ONE DAY ONLY!

Kindly be advised that GCE Duathlon 2018 for all categories race pack collection will be held on 15 Sep 2018 with details as follows:

Date: 15/9/18 (Saturday)
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: LG1 Central Piazza, KL Gateway Mall
(Address: KL Gateway Mall, 2, Jalan Kerinchi, Pantai Dalam, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

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COLLECTING FOR SOMEONE?

Bring along Authorization Letter https://gosportz.my/images/authorizationletter2017.pdf

GROUP COLLECTION
– If you are of group collection for more than 5pax, please email your request to enquiry@gosportz.my

HELP DESK
– If you need any help, please email to us at enquiry@gosportz.my for assistance.

Video – KL Gateway Mall

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The Darker Side Of Running by Happy Runner

The Darker Side Of Running

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Editor’s Note

Have you ever felt compelled to cheat in races? Have you witnessed someone cheating during a running event? It sounds ridiculous, but there are some unscrupulous runners who knowingly or inadvertently cheat to gain an unfair advantage or to wrongly claim a prize.

In this article, I uncover some sad truth about cheaters, and to my surprise, cheating during races is not uncommon at all; it just varies in the severity of the offence. Some event organisers turn a blind eye for small mistermeanours, and some bigger events are threatening to met out stricter penalties against proven offenders.

This article was published in Running Malaysia magazine of July/August 2018 issue, and in case, you could not obtain that issue, I have reposted my article here…

HERO TO ZERO

Running is invigorating, enriching and sometimes, even LIFE-CHANGING. Many runners enjoy Running as a way to stay fit, to challenge themselves, as well as to socialise with like-minded people from the running community at large. Furthermore, Running has an undeniable positive and HEALTHY influence on society, and most runners are happy to freely spread their running knowledge and positive vibes among their family, peers, community, and on social media. Unfortunately, however, there is also a SEEDY side to Running which sometimes overshadows its wholesomeness, and worrily undermines its integrity. Specifically, I’m referring to those DESPICABLE runners who find it necessary to CHEAT in races in order to give themselves an unfair advantage. The worst part is that cheating and fraud happens almost all the time in the races – from small, unnoticed misdemeanor to glaring, outright deception.

NOTHING NEW

Dato’ Vegiyathuman, KLFTAA (Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Athletics Association) Secretary General explained that CHEATING in races have been going on since the early days of running events. “That is why it is important that race organisers choose their routes carefully and place adequate checkpoints at strategic locations”, he said.

Mr S.P. Wong, Race Director of Pacers Sport, said that some shifty runners have been caught joining his races only at the halfway point, and afterwards, they have even tried to fraudulently claim the winners cash prizes. Mr Wong added, “When, we tell the offending runners that they have been DISQUALIFIED for cheating, they sheepishly say ‘sorry’ and quickly disappear from the scene.

This case sounds similar to a full marathoner who was caught cheating at SCKLM 2018 because he missed many of the checkpoints, and only to appear again running across the finish line with a too-good-to-be-true timing which could only be possible if he had helped from a time machine!

TEMPESTUOUS TIMING CHIPS

The introduction of computerised timing chip system and automated checkpoints have effectively assisted event organisers track down many CHEATERS and rule-breakers, but it has not totally deterred certain unscrupulous runners from trying to OUTSMART the computerised timing system and claiming their finisher medal or finisher Tee even when they have clearly not earned it.

When Runners MISUSE the timing chip, it creates an administrative headache for the organiser as Race Director, Mr. Parim Paramasivam of M Sports recalled, “There was one non-elite runner who crossed the finish line wearing 5 different timing chip bibs which all beeped simultaneously, and I can only guess that he did it in order to collect the finisher medals and T-shirts for himself and the other 4 bib owners who had not raced”.

DIVIDED VIEWS

Dato’ Vegiyathuman explained,”When runners cannot complete the race in full or within the cut-off time, these DISQUALIFIED runners in Malaysia, typically feel that they are still entitled to the medals and other finisher goodies because they argue that they have paid for the registration fees, regardless if the race terms and conditions specified otherwise. So, to KEEP the runners happy, they can still collect the medals from us, unless the medals are limited. However, they definitely cannot receive any finisher certification”.

Purist runners often scorn at those disqualified runners who collect medals, and accuse them of lacking principles and belittling the hard efforts of other runners who earned their medals genuinely. On the opposite side, there is another group of runners who argue that the medals have already been paid for, and it is better to give out all the medals to avoid unnecessary waste. Even more calculative are those runners, who only turn-up on race day and collect their goodies without running at all.

GHOST BIBS

Another BANE for organisers are runners who use other people’s running bibs to enter races, and they are commonly referred to as “ghost runners”. There is even an online BLACK MARKET where runners who fail to register for races on time, can purchase someone else’s bib at a mutually agreed price and conditions. This a big BREACH of the race rules because the name of the original bib owner and their personal data such as emergency contacts is already fixed in the computer database. Not only will the ghost runner be using a FAKE identity, but it will also become a big safety issue if the ghost runner faints, collapses unconscious or is involved in a serious ACCIDENT during the race because the organiser will not be able to contact quickly the injured runner’s real family members for medical emergencies.

According to Race Director Parim, “The competitive runners will often wait to assess the field of COMPETITION and their chances of winning prizes before registering for races, but when they wait too long, and MISS the registration closing date, they may try to obtain someone else’s bib”.

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PRICE OF CHEATING

It is rare for Race Directors to take any predetermined action against runners who are caught breaking race rules, unless maybe when the event is a high-profile or an international marathon and the winner’s paychecks are extraordinarily high in order to deter others from cheating and to protect the good image of the event and their sponsors.

The harshest penalty ever meted out to a ghost runner was a 10-year ban which was imposed by the Organiser Committee of the Penang Bridge International Marathon on a famous elite runner who foolishly tried to claim the lucrative prize money under a “borrowed” race bib.

FORGOTTEN PRINCIPLES

There is a worrying trend in running events of placing too much emphasis on profit-taking by the organisers. At the same time, more runners are joining races not so much for the personal satisfaction of completing races, but rather as a way to gain publicity and more “likes” on social media.

When incentives and motivation for organising runs and for participating in these organised runs are based on accumulation of wealth and self-glorification respectively, the wrong kind of image and message of running is being passed unto the impressionable younger and new runners. Alas, cheating and foul-play can be tolerated or overlooked by runners and the running community in a toxic environment which is devoid of true principles, high morality and good sportsmanship.

RETURN OF THE INNOCENCE

As we have seen from recent history, having race rules and regulations are meaningless if the organisers don’t enforce them strictly, and the situation is further exacerbated by irresponsible runners who continue to disrespect the sanctity of running.

The Running Community needs to take one step back and remind themselves that there is no better non-political and inclusive platform as Running to spread important HUMAN moral and spiritual values for the BETTERMENT of individuals, societies and nations..

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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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🏝️🚴 Avillion Cultural Ride 2018 – Preview by Gus Rider

🏝️🚴 Avillion Cultural Ride 2018 – Preview by Gus Rider

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NS & Malacca Border

Editor’s Note

There is no better way to appreciate our BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT and SPECTACULAR COUNTRYSIDE than on TWO WHEELS! That’s why I’m eagerly looking forward to join the Avillion Cultural Ride 2018 (ACR 2018) again, and at the same time, I can sneak-in a short HOLIDAY GETAWAY with family and friends.

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Life’s A Beach

For those of you who missed out on last year’s ACR 2017 and for some of you who are thinking about joining ACR 2018, I have penned my personal HIGHLIGHTS of ACR 2017 (including my video flashbacks), plus my PREVIEW and EXPECTATIONS for the upcoming ACR 2018.

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ELLIPTIGO FAR

Last year, I had the GOOD FORTUNE to complete the 160km category of the Avillion Coastal Ride 2017 on my Elliptigo bicycle. It was thrilling to cross the Negeri Sembilan-Malacca borders twice in one day on a new route full of contrasting and varied scenes from everyday Malaysia Life.

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Roadside Drink Seller

WHEREVER I rode, there were curious onlookers, bemused bystanders and startled shopkeepers SMILING and chuckling as they tried to make sense of my never-been-seen-before Elliptigo bike. It felt good to be able to spread some GOOD vibes and HAPPY smiles among the local communities, and often, the cheerful people and beautiful scenery made me forget the aches and strains of this endurance ride.

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Malacca Rojak Buah

COP CAR

As I was riding alone on a new & deserted highway back to Port Dickson, a police patrol car slowed down next to me. Being in an unfamiliar place, I was quite nervous. To my great relief, the two policemen were only curious to find-out more about my Elliptigo bike.

“The policemen cheerfully asked me, “Is this a bike?”, “Where did you get it?”, “How much does it cost?”.

I’m sure that this is the first time that any cyclist has been interrogated by the police, while riding on a century ride!

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BETTER CHOICES

Last year, the Avillion Coastal Ride took place on 17 September 2017 when a total of 1,600 riders participated in the endurance distances of 160KM or 90KM, and in the 25KM Fun Ride.

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Last Year’s Stylish Kit

For ACR 2018, the ENDURANCE distance remains at 160KM, but the SCENIC and fun rides have been shortened to 62KM & 30KM respectively. The current categories will cater to Endurance & Fun Riders, as well as to the riders who want to admire the scenery as much as possible without having to expend too much energy.

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NAME CHANGE

It’s apt to change the name to AVILLION CULTURAL RIDE instead of Avillion ‘Coastal’ Ride because, apart from the beautiful coastal roads, there is so MUCH MORE to see & appreciate on these routes with the ever changing backdrop of beaches, padi fields, villages and small towns. Indeed, Avillion Cultural Ride will showcase the NATURAL & CULTURAL SPLENDOURS of Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

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DATE | 14 Oct 2018

VENUE | Avillion Admiral Cove, Port Dickson

DISTANCES | 160KM, 62KM & 30KM

TYPE | Endurance/Scenic/Fun Ride
FLAG OFF | 7.00am (ACR 160km Endurance Ride), 7.15 am (ACR 62km Scenic Ride) & 7.30am (ACR 30km Fun Ride).

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Presented By | Bank Muamalat

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The Great Outdoors

HOLIDAY RIDE
Avillion Cultural Ride is an endurance point to point leisure ride to promote Port Dickson & Negeri Sembilan as a holiday destination. It is open to all Malaysian and other nationalities. Participants can use road bike, mountain bike or folding bike with brakes and it is a compulsory to wear a helmet.

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Cheerful PosLaju Rider

CHILDREN WELCOMED
The ride is open to all ages, and children under 12 years old must be accompanied by their parents. Children under 18 years old must get parents or guardian’s approval (a special form need to be filled during the ride kit collection day).

RIDERS ENTITLEMENTS

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ACR 2018 Designer Jersey

✅Cycling Jersey (For 160km & 62km)

✅T-Shirt (For 30km)

✅Bib Number

✅Goodie Bag

✅ Finisher Medal

✅E-certificate

✅P.A. Insurance

✅ Meal (For 160km & 62km)

✅ Refreshment (For 30km)

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Collection Date : 13th October 2018
Time : 10.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Location : Avillion Admiral Cove Port Dickson

BIKE VACATION

⭐Avillion Admiral Cove is offering Special Rate Hotel Booking for ACR participant…
https://www.ticket2u.com.my/event/11467/avillion-costal-ride-hotel-promotion

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WHO SHOULD JOIN ACR 2018

Without exaggerating, Avillion Cultural Ride 2018 is made for ANYONE who has a fully working bicycle and a cycling helmet.

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EXPECTED HIGHLIGHTS

👍 Cultural Experience On Two Wheels

👍 Best Views Of Malaysia Countryside

👍 Choose A Testy Long Ride, Scenic Medium Ride or Fun Short Ride

👍 Experience Negeri Sembilan Hospitality

👍 Bike Vacation For Family & Friends

👍 Professionally Managed Event To Give The Participants A Memorable Cycling Experience

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To REGISTER & For More Event Information, CLICK HERE !

34 NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO FLASHBACKS

ACR 2017 Official Press Conference

ACR 2017 Preview Ride 1

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ACR 2017 Goodie Bag

ACR 2017 Endurance Routes

Tricycle Rider

Ting From Singapore

Speeding Low Rider

Padi Fields

Rojak Buah

Fresh Fish

Beached Camel

Coastal Route

Beach Soccer

Camp Site

Ocean View

Fishing Nets

Making Waves

ACR 2017 The Ride 1

ACR 2017 The Ride 2

ACR 2017 The Ride 3

ACR 2017 The Ride 4

ACR 2017 The Ride 5

ACR 2017 The Ride 6

ACR 2017 PHOTO ALBUM

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Sungai Udang

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Belacan (Dried Shrimp Cake) Bonanza

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Bridge Over Calm Waters

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About The Author

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N8 Road & Trail Fitness Challenge 2018 – Preview by Happy Runner

N8 Road & Trail Fitness Challenge 2018 – Preview by Happy Runner

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Editor’s Note

After supporting numerous RUNNING, cycling and ENDURANCE sports events in recent years, my friends at N8 Sports Nutrition have finally decided to organise a NEW road/trail mix run in Setia Community Park with the technical support of Pacers Sports.

This is good news for EXPERIENCED Trail Runners because the NEW trail will challenge and handsomely reward with CASH PRIZES the BEST trail runners on race day.

At the same time, since this new route consists 60% trail and 40% road in a CONVENIENT location, it’s ideal for runners who want to START trail running, but are not yet ready for a hardcore or remote jungle trek…

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Event | N8 Road & Trail Fitness Challenge

Date | 11 November 2018

Venue | ALAM NUSANTARA, SHAH ALAM

Type | Mix Road 5km & Trail 7km…🏃🌳🏃🏻‍♀️

Target Runners | 700

Flag Off | 6:30am (12KM Challenge) & 7.00am (5KM Fun Run)

Title Sponsor | N8 Sports Nutrition

Organiser| Pacers Sports

Event Highlights

👍 New Event & Route

👍 Urban Mixed Road & Trail Route

👍 Enjoy Setia Community Park

👍 Cash Prizes Top 3 X 5 Categories

👍 Attractive sponsored gifts & lucky draw prizes

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🤗 12km Runners Entitlement

✅Microfiber T-shirt
✅Finisher Medal
✅E – Certificate
✅Goodies Bag
✅Lucky Draw

☑️ 5km Fun Runners will only receive medal

BEFORE YOU REGISTER, STOP!!… & MAKE SURE YOU USE MY DISCOUNT CODE “N8TEAM10%”…AND ENJOY THE SAVINGS!

TO REGISTER⏩ http://pacerssport.com/tc-events/n8-road-trail-fitness-challenge/

Happy Trails…🏃🍃

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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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