Masjid Tanah Kampung Ride 2019

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Event | Masjid Tanah Kampung Ride
Date (Flag Off) | 21 April 2019 (8am)
Venue | Komplex Sukan Masjid Tanah,Malacca
Distance | 38km
Fee: Only rm25

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A.T.T.R.A.C.T.I.O.N.S. 🚴🏼‍♀️
💥T-SHIRT & Snacks
💥Lucky Draw
✔️explore scenic kampung
👍open to all riders
⚠️no helmet, no ride

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🌈🏃🎶 IFR 2019 Press Release

🌈🏃🎶 IFR 2019 Press Release

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Editor’s Note

This second year of ILLUMI Run Fest 2019 which was held on 02 March 2019 at the SELANGOR TURF CLUB saw the enthusiastic crowd doubled to 7,000.

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Caption – ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia kicked off on a high note at the Selangor Turf Club, attracting more than 7,000 runners.

I witnessed so many joyous families, friends, parents and kids just having a ball of a time from 6:30pm to 11:00 with so many fun-filled activities for the whole family which centred around a colourful 5km run or walk.

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Caption – Family of four making their way through the ultraviolet Bubble Pop zone.

⭐🏃ILLUMI FEST RUN 2019
Venue : Selangor Turf Club
Date : 02 March 2019
Time : 6:30pm~11:00pm
Activities EAT, PLAY & RUN🌮🏃🏼‍♀️🤸
☑️GO GO GO FOOD TRUCK
☑️GLO SHOP ☑️PLAYGROUND
☑️SLO-MO SPLASH ☑️ POPCORN & CANDY FLOSS 🍿☑️FACE PAINTING 🎨 💥GLO Zones – GLO MANIA, BUBBLE POP, NEON LIFE & CRAZY LAZER 🎛️DJ ARTISTS – Jenni, Tiger Ming & Edwin
🎵Dance Party For Whole Family🕺 🎵

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Caption – Participants enjoyed being splashed by glow paint.

The Official Story below is provided by IFR 2019…

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ILLUMI FEST RUN MALAYSIA 2019 A GLOWING SUCCESS WITH MORE THAN 7,000 RUNNERS

Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2019 – More than 7,000 participants took part in the recent ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia that took place at the Selangor Turf Club on 2 March 2019. The second edition of the ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia saw family, friends and children come together for a neon fun, glow-tastic day.

ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia is organised by Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd in collaboration with presenting sponsor, MPI Generali Insurans Berhad. This year’s festival offered participants another level of excitement through its new features introduced along the routes while being splashed with the special neon glow water.
lZACUT3C Caption – Family, friends and kids come together for a neon, fun, glow-tastic day!

K. G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, CEO of MPI Generali Insurans Berhad said: “The second installation of the ILLUMI Fest Run has definitely been a successful and exciting event, especially with new elements such as the Neon Playground and giant ILLUMI slide. We’re glad that this year’s festival has once again provided a platform for families, children and friends to come together and engage in this wholesome fun activity. “

Held for the second time in Malaysia, ILLUMI Fest Run saw participants enjoying each of its themed routes with numerous activities at the Race Village which included the Neon Playground that showcased giant installations of popular childhood games such as Hopscotch, Jenga and Tic-tac-toe.

The excitement started off with participants making their way through the Glow Mania zone while they danced and dashed through the glo tunnel of lights.  After tackling the glow-tastic illuminators equipped with their fully charged neon blast, participants then made their way through a world of ultraviolet Bubble Pop and even stopped to take a selfie with loved ones at the Neon Life zone. The run ended at the Crazy Lazer zone as they partied towards the finishing line.

The fun continued along the routes at the Neon Playground that showcased interactive games such as Hop Scotch, Jenga and Tic-tac-toe for the runners to enjoy at the Race Village. Hanging glowing orbs known as the Glow Swing were decked with LED lights embedded in the swings that activated and changed colours as each swing moves. Another exciting element was the 3-meter-high Giant ILLUMI Slide at the festival village that helped participants cool down after their run as they slide into a pool of paint. The night ended with LIVE acts from recurring DJ Jenni F who brought the latest Hip Hop, Retro and Electronic dance beats together with DJ Tiger Ming. The music festival finale was definitely the kicker for the whole course as the runners ended the night on a luminescent high.

“ILLUMI Fest Run has definitely brought people from all walks of life to participate and engage in a healthy activity whilst having fun and it’s indeed the most gratifying part. We will definitely bring back ILLUMI Fest Run for our future events within Malaysia and the region. This year has certainly surpassed last year’s event.” said by Jeffrey Foo, Director of Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd.
bCs49GESCaption – First time runner, Jasmine thrilled to finish her run

Jasmine, 28 shared, “overall it was a great experience! It is my first time here with my family. For me personally it holds a special place because I’m a Spinal Fusion patient, so completing the 4km run motivates me to be better and I will definitely participate in the next ILLUMI RUN!”
IMG_20190306_084025_982 Caption – The family who runs together, stays together! Sharon Khor and her family.

“My family and I really enjoyed ourselves, from the beginning till the end it felt like we were going to a party while being splashed by glow paint! Everyone had loads of fun and we got to say that the music is fantastic!” said Sharon Khor and family.
A6fkrnZn Caption – Emerson Dinesh, showing off the ILLUMI medal after the run

Emerson Dinesh, 30 shared his favourite moments during the run was going through each of the elements on route “The whole experience ended off perfectly well! The highlight of the event was experiencing the neon party at each pit stop as we got to dance and take pictures and what’s even more attracting to the crowd is the awesome music!”
7sO4BjyG Caption – DJ Jenni-F pumped up the crowd with fresh beats from Hip Hop, Retro and Electronic Dance Music

As part of its CSR programme, RM3 from the registration fees was donated to The Human Safety Net for Families Programme, a global movement initiated by Generali to empower disadvantaged people

For more information, please go to http://www.illumirun.com/my
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ILLUMI RUN MALAYSIA 2019 DETAILS

Date                : Saturday, 2 March 2019

Time                : 6.30pm – 11.00pm

Venue              : Selangor Turf Club

Distance          : 4km with 5 different glow zones along the route

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Caption – Highlights of ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia 2019

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Will Brooks Switch To Prime Running Vest Again?

Will Brooks Switch To Prime Running Vest Again?

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Popular Running Brand

Today, Penang Bridge International Marathon 2019 (PBIM 2019) displayed their running vest designs by Brooks for men & women (see photos below).

The Old Switcheroo

After Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon switch of brands from Brooks to Prime, runners are wondering if the same fate will befall PBIM 2019 participants.

Although, organisers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the final event Tee designs, what made the previous Twincity Marathon switching of vest brand so ominous was that the announcement was made by Twincity Marathon organisers only 10 days before race day!

In Their Prime

Runners have always supported the running brand Brooks because Brooks is the pioneer major running apparel sponsor for Malaysian mass participation runs. Runners have virtually grown to trust and love the Brooks brand.

However, due to price-cutting by their local brand competitors, Brooks have seen their market share shrink significantly.

To compete against the cheaper local running attire brands, Paragon Vest S/B – the Malaysian sole distributor of Brooks – have decided to create this new brand Prime.

Which Is Superior?

I have never owned a Prime running vest, so I cannot gauge its quality. However, I believe that Paragon Vest is promoting Brooks brand to a higher end market compared to the more competitively priced Prime goods.

Are You Sure?

At the time of publishing this article, there has been no guarantees or assurances given by either PBIM 2019 Committee or by Paragon Vest S/B that the final official running vest will indeed be the stated Brooks brand.

In The Pink

On a funny note, I noticed one female netizen who commented, “Why the women vest colour must always be pink or purple like there’s no other colour that women can wear!”…

OFFICIAL PBIM 2019 VESTS DESIGN

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Malaysia Women Marathon 2019 (MWM 2019) Runners Suffer Major Hiccups!

Malaysia Women Marathon 2019 (MWM 2019) Runners Suffer Major Hiccups!

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What’s The Problem?

Many frustrated runners complained about MWM 2019 race on social media after Sunday’s race which was held for the first time at Padang Timur, Petaling Jaya instead of the original Shah Alam.

The following are complaints cited by the irate runners :-

  1. Insufficient Distance & Route Markers along the race route.
  2. Lacking of road marshals along the race route.
  3. Road marshals & volunteers gave wrong direction to runners in cases.
  4. Runners were told to stop for traffic at certain junctions.
  5. At certain location, runners felt scared because they had to run in the middle lane which was flanked on either side by moving road vehicles.
  6. 10km Runners were impeded by merging 5km runners.
  7. Chaos when 42km, 21km, 10km & 5km merged near finish line.
  8. No guidance by marshals/volunteers and signs to show the right lane for respective runners when approaching finish line which confused runners.
  9. No guidance and proper signs to show where to queue for 42km, 21km, 10km & 5km medals.
  10. Chaotic distribution of medals & tees caused 1 hour to 30 minutes waiting time under the hot sun.
  11. Insufficient number of tables & volunteers to collect Medals & Tees.
  12. No contingency plan for muddy race venue.
  13. More long queues to collect goodies and carry with bare hands when goodies should have been distributed during race kit collection.
  14. No effective control of goodies collection which meant some runners were able to take more giveaway items resulting from shortage for others.
  15. 42km Runners who opted for 30km chicken loop were not provided e-cert as promised.
  16. Some 21km Finishers did not received medal and were told that the medals ran out.
  17. Some 5km Runners were wrongly given 21km medals.
  18. Some runners did not receive the finisher T-shirt and some were given wrong Tees.
  19. REPC (Runners Entitlement Pack Collection) were held on weekdays only when some Participants can only collect on weekends. The last minute option to collect on Saturday race eve day is a long & inconvenient process.
  20. Mobile toilets were too far and few along race route.
  21. Many frustrated and tired runners left race venue early because they were just fed up by the lack of support from organiser, long queues and muddy shoes.

Recurring Fixable Problems

Every year, there are invariably complaints by MWM runners, and every year, the same old comments appear such as, “I hope the organiser learn from their mistakes, and improve next year”, or, “I’m going to boycott this event!”

Making mistakes is forgivable but repeating the same ones over and over again, especially if you’ve had 7 years experience is downright shameful for the Malaysia Running scene and outright insulting to the paying runners. Surely, being the only marathon for women, much more care and attention is required by the organisers to give deserving women the best running event of which Malaysians can be proud.

Face The Music

It’s ironic that Malaysia Women Marathon claims to champion the empowering of women, when the reality is a huge let down. I am sure that genuine women runners, like their male counterparts, are concerned about joining and supporting a running event which meets their basic demands of effective event and race management for the convenience, enjoyment & safety of all participants. After all, the materialistic value of a fancy medal or even Tees is zero when the basic runners needs are not first meant, and the Participants are left with unsavoury experience in the end.

A failed event let down all parties involved and associated to it, and the Organising Committee must take full responsibility for all the shortcomings for the sake of their current & future supporters.

Now, there must be a process of deep and honest  self-analysis and self assessment before a new MWM blueprint is created because the old plan is clearly not working. A complete overhaul of MWM looks necessary in order to salvage and to steer their brand into the future.

Never Give Up

Organising a marathon event with thousands of Participants and co-ordinating with all the relevant authorities, partners, sponsors and suppliers is damn hard.

Organisers must have the acumen, skills, resources and money to stage a good, never mind, fantastic, running experience for the masses.

When MWM is still making basic mistakes after 7 years of race organising experience, this a bad sign that something fundamental is wrong at its organisational core. It’s not so much a case of back to the drawing board, but MWM must return to running event organisation kindergarten to relearn, re-organise and remake if the future of women marathoners is to be saved…

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COOLEST TIPS FOR HOT RUNNERS

COOLEST TIPS FOR HOT RUNNERS🏃🌞

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Editor’s Note

Without exaggerating, global warming is creating havoc across our planet with a surge in natural disasters and leaving a path of DEADLY CATASTROPHES in its wake.

In Malaysia, we are experiencing exceptionally HIGH TEMPERATURES today which the Meteorological Department warn will prolong until April 2019.

TOASTY RUNNER

I have suffered HEAT STROKE once in 2012, and if it was left untreated, I could have checked out from this life permanently. Looking back, I recall after I had finished a triathlon simulation, my body had overheated and my body was ACHING all over and I was SHIVERING with high fever. The pain felt so bad that all I wanted to do was curled up in a ball and die. Luckily, I managed to drag myself to a nearby clinic, and the Doctor immediately gave me a JAB to bring my body temperature down, and soon after, the aches & pain subsided and thankfully, I had recovered fully without any further treatments. Ever since that fateful day, I have been very MINDFUL about training under the SCORCHING SUN for long hours.

MULES CAN RUN

Unfortunately, runners are generally a stubborn bunch, and sometimes, our runner’s ego can lead us to take some FOOLISH RISKS which can put us in REAL DANGER of being hurt badly or worse. Given the current unusually high temperatures, I have jotted down below some of my favourite running safety tips for you to follow to BEAT THE HEAT.

QUACK RUNNER

BUT FIRST, I must clarify that these SIMPLE safety tips are based on my personal experiences of training in HOT weather, and I am not a qualified Doctor nor am I a professional athlete. So, although my TIPS work for me, they might not work for you because we all have different genomes and physics, and hence, we don’t necessarily REACT to things in the same way. If you are indecisive about your AFFINITY to running under the sun, always consult your doctor to be SAFE.

13 Hot Running Tips To Keep YOU Cool

What Can I Do To Keep Myself From Overeating While Running Under Extreme Heat?

When the temperatures are too hot, a safety-conscious runner should be able to make important adjustments to his/her running programme to minimise the risk of heat associated problems such as HEAT STROKE and DEHYDRATION.

Here are some of my suggestions & safety tips…

1) REDUCE frequency or duration of outdoor runs
2) Run & Train more INDOORS
3) Pick BEST time to run: Run very early morning, at night or whenever temperature is less hot
4) REPLACE some weekly running sessions with gym workout and swimming
5) DRINK 5 litres of water daily

6) Add more FRUITS with high water content fruit (eg watermelon) in your daily diet & avoid drinking too much coffee which is a dessicant & increases dehydration risk.

7) CARRY water bottle on runs

8) Consume BOTH water & electrolyte drinks during exercise

9) Apply SUNSCREEN lotion & wear eye SHADES when running during sunlight
10 ) AVOID high intensity or endurance workouts under the sun when temperatures are too high
11) CHECK weather forecast when planning your runs
12) CHOOSE shaded running route when possible

13) SWAP black colour running attire to white ones because black absorbs sunlight, while white reflects heat better.

I hope that you find my above article useful, and never take your health & safety for granted just for running sake!

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The Official Ballot Draw For SCKLM 2019

The Official Ballot Draw For SCKLM 2019

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Editor’s Note

Hi Runners, the moment that you are waiting for is finally happening Friday, 22 Feb 2019. To be precise, at 11:25am, our new Sports Minister YB Syed Saddiq will ACTIVATE the computerised random ballot selection whereby more than 20,000 runners will be vying for a total of 10,000 running slots across all categories. Already, approx. 30,000 slots have been picked up by the returning runners earlier.

This is the first time such ballot system has been CONDUCTED by Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon & Event Organiser Dirigo Events.

Due to the heavy OVERSUBSCRIPTION of running slots, most of the ballot Participants will walk away empty handed. Look on the bright side, at least after the results of the draw are announced, those unlucky ones can get on with their lives.

Anyway, I hope everything will go smoothly, and wish every lottery ticket holder the BEST of luck!

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*Press Release*

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 will for the first time in its history adopt a balloting process for public registrations as the initial loyalty registration period accounted for a much higher percentage of total available running slots than in previous years. This is testament to the event’s increasing popularity and the ballot format has been implemented to give everyone an equal opportunity to secure a race entry. A total of over 10,000 slot across all categories will be made available for the ballot.

The computerized random ballot selection will be activated by YB Tuan Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports at the Official Ballot event on Friday, 22 February 2019.

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The Balloting Of SCKLM 2019

The Balloting Of SCKLM 2019

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Editor’s Note

Approximately two-thirds of the total running slots across all SCKLM 2019 categories have already been taken up by the returning SCKLM 2018 runners who were given the privilege of grabbing slots before it is launched to the open public on 13th Feb 2019.

This week, Dirigo Events dropped one helluva bombshell by introducing a ballot system for the remaining 10,000 running slots for the open public.

I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING

Some runners find this new ballot system unnecessary and unjust, while others welcome this new initiative as it prolongs the registration period and hence, prevents the computer system from crashing. However, I imagined that most runners were initially shocked at the news because now, they have extra homework to figure out what it all means & what will be the ramifications of the ballot system.

DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?

If you’re not a returning runner and you want to participate in SCKLM 2019, how lucky do you need to be in order to obtain a race bib? That will clearly depend on how many other runners will compete for the limited available slots. To give a simple analogy, if the number of subscribers is 20,000 or double the number of 10,000 available slots, then you have a 50:50 chance to earn a guaranteed slot. Yes, it does sound like the tv episode of the Wheel Of Fortune, but don’t forget that your chances of “winning” a coveted SCKLM 2019 slot will be exactly the same as the next guy.

BUY A RABBIT’S FOOT

Before, you try to calculate your odds to secure a lucky slot and give yourself a mathematical headache, let me share with you below some Hacks to increase your chances of running in the prestigious SCKLM 2019….

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SCKLM 2019 REGISTRATION HACKS

  1. Know Your Game: Use the extra days for registration to read through the information provided on KL Marathon website, and in particular the FAQ section which has been updated, in order to understand the complicated registration process and thus, avoid making unnecessary mistakes and poor judgement.
  2. Make sure that you are definitely available to race on 28th or 29th September 2019.
  3. Make sure you have properly budgeted for payment registration, so that if & when you receive registration confirmation by email on 22 Feb 2019, you can affect payment immediately. If you’re not given a guaranteed slot, then why not use that money & take your partner, family or friends for a nice meal.
  4. Follow & Like the FB pages & IG profile of all the EVENT SPONSORS because sometimes, they will offer free SCKLM running slots via online CONTESTS, but you must be alert to such notifications.
  5. If you believe in KARMA, make sure you do something good for somebody or rescue & adopt a stray cat, and after that, if you’ve still not got a slot, then at least you can pat yourself on the back for spreading positive vibes around you.
  6. If you believe in the laws of attraction, keep thinking and talking about how you deserve to run in SCKLM 2019, and the UNIVERSE might just grant you your wish.
  7. Since SCKLM have an official BIB TRANSFER policy, if you cannot get your own slot, ask around the running community and groups for runners who are willing to transfer their bib to you, but please read the organiser’s small print on bib transfer first because there are strict procedures to follow.
  8. Do Not Under Any Circumstances Print Your Own Race Bib or Acquire FAKE Bibs, no matter how desperate you get, because you’ll be punished by public shaming and possibly lifelong ban by the organiser.
  9. If after trying every legitimate channel and you still cannot secure a race bib, then perhaps, you might consider to be a race VOLUNTEER or just simply, go out there on race day to CHEER on your running buddies which will automatically elevate your social status.
  10. If you have found this article interesting or useful, please feel free to comment & share it, and it won’t take a minute of your time to make this writer’s day…

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KEY FAQ UPDATES

  1. How much does it cost to cast for a ballot?
    When casting for a ballot, no payment is required.
  1. I have secured a race slot, but I am unable to run. Can my friend/family member register with my entry?
    No. Successful applicants are not allowed to transfer their ballot entry to another party or change their category under any circumstance.  
    Anyone attempting to register or run using another person’s entry will be disqualified and banned for life from the Standard Chartered KL Marathon.
  1. What happens to applicants who have secured a race slot, but did not complete their registration and entry fee payment (drop-outs) by 5 March 2019? Is there a waiting list?
    There is no waiting list to make up for race slot drop-outs. However, we have made provisions to ensure all race slots are confirmed for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019.

For complete FAQ & more event info.. https://www.kl-marathon.com/about/faq/

VIDEO – CHATTING WITH RUNNING COACH MARK ON THE SCKLM 2018 ROUTE BUS TOUR

*Official Press Release*
STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON OPENS BALLOTING FOR PUBLIC REGISTRATIONS

Due to the overwhelming response to the loyalty registration period for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM2019), there is a reduced number of slots available for public registrations as compared with the year before. There are a total of over 10,000 slots available across all categories and in order to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of getting a race slot, public registrations for the SCKLM 2019 will be in the form of a ballot.

Runners will be able to cast their ballots from 10.00am, 13 February 2019 to 11.59pm 19 February 2019. Ballot selection will be completely random and computerised, and will be activated by YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports on 22 February 2019. Successful applicants will then be notified by email and will have until 5 March to complete registration by making payment. Each person is only allowed one ballot entry.

“We’ve taken some learnings from our 10th Anniversary edition last year and to prevent situations where potential participants couldn’t register due to network congestion or poor internet connections, the balloting period will ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of earning a race slot for SCKLM2019,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events. “We apologise to the running community as we’ve had to institute this system in reaction to the unexpected volume of take-ups during the loyalty registration period but moving forward, we will be using the ballot system for all registrations from 2020 onwards. There will be a guaranteed quota for 2019 registered runners and those who are unsuccessful in the loyalty registration ballot in 2020 will be automatically included in the ballot for public registrations, giving you two opportunities to secure a race slot,” added Rainer.

The multi-award winning Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be held on 28 and 29 September 2019 at Dataran Merdeka.

*The End*

*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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