August Man Run 2017 In October – Preview by Happy Runner

August Man Run 2017 In October – Preview by Happy Runner

NEW EVENT MIXES FASHION AND FUN FOR EVERYONE, FAST AND SLOW RUNNERS!

Editor’s Note

They say you only make a first impression once, and dressing-up the part for the right occasion is important if you want to be taken seriously or if you want to project a certain kind of image. To help Malaysia Men stay in touch with the LATEST fashion in the pursuit of an ELEGANT lifestyle, the August Man magazine is a good read, and I was quite surprised to learn that it cost only Rm10.60 for such a thick quality magazine.

Interestingly enough, present-day runners are becoming increasingly discerning when it comes to their selection of running gears, and perhaps, this desire to look good is spurred on by,
The manic sharing of running photos on social media and the undeniable pressure for runners to be hype if they want to belong to the in-crowd,
Branded sportswear manufacturer offering more new products which are not only performance-based, but also stylish and trendy in order to keep-up with market trends.

Of course, not all Runners are narcissistic, and in fact, some runners are not bothered with being trendy at all, while some are downright thrifty to the extent that they will wear their running vest until it’s totally worn-out with holes even! Don’t laugh because I have seen those Uncles running in the parks with my own eyes..hahaha.

Whichever end of the fashion scale you may stand, we can all agree that there is always room for another running event which can give runners a quality and thrilling running experience on and off the route.

So, I am thrilled to report here that the fashion experts at the August Man magazine house are launching their first August Man Run in the heart of Kuala Lumpur on 22nd August 2017. Read on to find-out what August Man Run have in store for its inaugural event and what caught my eye about it.

New Event | August Man Run 2017
Date | 22 October 2017
Venue | Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, KL
Distance | 12km (Competitive + Fun Run), mEN oPEN/vETERAN, wOMEN oPEN/vETERAN
Flag-Off | 06:45am

Runner’s Entitlement | Timing Chip, Cool Saucony Tee, Finisher Medal, BIB BELT and Refreshments.
Maximum Participants | 2000
Event Organiser | Hubert Burda Media Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Berbuka Puasa With Running Bloggers

I met-up with the August Man magazine team and Race Director Julie Wong at Stripes Hotel on 19th June 2017, and I got a chance to pick their brains on their August Man Run project.

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As Rubin (Editor-In-Chief) declared, “”Our magazine started 8 years ago, and we decided to hold this run because we realised that many of our staff were themselves runners, and we wanted to give slow and fast runners an opportunity to partake in an enjoyable running event”.

Associate Publisher Steven Chan pointed out that they collaborating with many reputable brands like YTL, Suunto, Mercedes Benz, Starbucks, which means more goodies and prizes for the participants. There would also be refreshments provided and food trucks available at the race venue.

RD Julie added that every measure will be taken to ensure that the KL race route will be safe from public vehicles, and for the rookies, the cut-off time will be generous. At the same time, the Top Runners will be well rewarded with prizes for their winning performance too.

📹Run + Lot 10 Carnival

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
✔Top 3 Winners for each category will receive Suunto Watch, Hotel Vouchers and Saucony Shoes, total RM 6000 ~ RM 3300 per person.
✔ Sponsored Product Prizes For Top 15 Runners
✔The 1st 500 Ladies Registrants Will Receive Stylish Pendant 😍
✔ Lucky Draw And Best Costume Prizes

GAYA MESTI ADA OR COME AS YOU ARE!

Early Bird – RM 65 ( Ends 30th June 2017 )
Standard – RM 75 ( 1st July 2017 Onwards )
REGISTER AT WWW.MYRACINGEVENTS.COM

What Can You Expect?

Being a new event with a new organiser and a new venue, it is not impossible to predict the outcome with any degree of certainty. However, from my brief time connecting with the key people who will be responsible for staging this new running event, I do expect them to professionally fulfill their plans and promises to produce a gala experience which will add style to the running calendar.

Funny Question

Q: Why is the August Man Run held in October and not in August?
A: According to Rubin, the meaning of the adjective “August” in August Man is “respected and impressive” and does not refer to the month of August at all.

The August Man Run Press Release

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 JUNE 2017 – Fashionistas and health enthusiasts rejoice as August Man has decided to chime into the running scene this year with The August Man Run.

Created with the objective of encouraging a stylish and healthy lifestyle, the August Man Run is an event that caters to the welfare of the entire community; great fashion after all, is a complement to a healthy body.

With music and fun activities for everyone, The August Man Run will be a lively outing that encourages a positive lifestyle while promoting the debonair qualities that August Man is known for.

The August Man Run will be held on the 22nd of October and we’re absolutely elated to have partnered with Lot 10 as our Official Venue Sponsor.

The run will cover a comfortable 12km, well within the capabilities of most individuals.

The goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle, thus participants can choose to complete it at their own pace.

Those who are more accomplished runners can aim to place high for some luxurious prizes, while others can set their sights on just completing the run.

The top 15 finishers for each category will win grand prizes courtesy of our esteemed partners such as Suunto and Saucony. All finishers will receive a medal for participation, as well as various other gifts. Some of our other partners who have agreed to support us in this event include Mercedes-Benz, Starbucks, SUEN, Celebrity Fitness and Technogym. 

The fun doesn’t stop there however, as many fun activities such as lucky draws will await runners after the race.

For the latest updates and offerings on The August Man Run, follow us at the August Man Malaysia Facebook page and @augustmanmy on Instagram.

925 Silver Pendant by e-SUEN for female runners of  The August Man Run.

*Only the first 500 women who register will be able to claim the pendant once they finish the run.

*Please note only 1 pendant and chain set will be provided to each female participant.

*Only those who register AND participate in the run will be allowed to redeem the set after the run.

*Pendant sets will only be distributed AFTER the run is completed.

About AugustMan

August Man is Malaysia’s quality men’s style journal, a glossy monthly magazine that is designed for the affluent, globetrotting, cosmopolitan man who covets success and the finer things in life.

The August Manapproach is fresh, irreverent and provocative. From the sharpest styling, hip designers and essential luxury accessories to the latest and greatest in travel, business, music, technology, pop culture and motoring, August Man has it covered.

With insightful feature articles, in-depth celebrity profiles and razor-sharp writing, it’s truly the intelligent man’s read.

*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 is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. 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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2017 Men’s Health Women’s Health Night

The 2017 Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality, which was originally scheduled to be held in Dataran Putrajaya, has now been moved to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (or MAEPS).

LATEST NEWS!

Registration Closing Is 30 June 2017.

Especially for you, we are offering 30% off for the Followers of Happy Runner!!

Simply use the pin code below when you register online.
30% off code: MHWHNRGUSG17

Please go to this link to enjoy the 30% off: https://mro.myraceonline.com/mhwh17/registrations/pincode

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS

🏃JOIN 20K RUNNERS IN MAEPS SERDANGON 22 JULY 2017

  • SAVE 30% ON REGISTRATION FEES
  • MULTIPLE CATEGORIES 21KM, 12KM OR 5KM
  • NEW KIDS CATEGORY (aged 7 to 15 years old)
  • FESTIVITIES & FOOD TRUCKS FOR THE FAMILY
  • COME FOR THE RUN, STAY FOR THE FUN
  • ENJOY NIGHT AIR IN MAEPS

 

READ MY PREVIOUS MHWH NIGHT RUN PREVIEW

 

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RBC Race for the Kids KL 2017 – PREVIEW

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Editor’s Note

RBC Race For The Kids 2016 took placed on 16th October 2016, and it was one of my all-time favourite charity run. I can unequivocally recommend this quality event to families who want to spend Sunday morning together in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Gardens, and apart from the 5km Fun Run, there will also be many fun-packed activities lined-up for the kids.

Family Fun In The Sun For A Great Cause

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) today announced that RBC Race for the Kids will return to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 29 October 2017 at the scenic Perdana Botanical Gardens.

RBC Race for the Kids KL 2017 is a 5km non-competitive charity run that is expected to attract more than 1,800 runners and walkers of all ages in support of RBC’s charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia.

The inaugural RBC Race for the Kids in 2016 raised over RM 200,000 and attracted more than 1,500 participants. The funds raised enabled RMHC Malaysia to build two Sensory Rooms in the Klang Valley.  For this year, RBC and RMHC Malaysia aim to raise more than RM 90,000 to fund a third Ronald McDonald Sensory Room at Sekolah Semangat Maju Taiping (SSMT) for children with learning disabilities, autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy

RBC Race for the Kids takes place in more than 15 locations around the world including London, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Sydney, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, attracting more than 124,000 participants. Since its launch in New York in 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has raised over US$27 million for children’s charities around the globe.

For more information on the event and registration details, please visit RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur.

*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

Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. 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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P.S.P King of Forest 2017 Run – Preview by Happy Runner

🌲P.S.P King of Forest 2017 Run – Preview by Happy Runner

Editor’s Note

I’m looking forward to hitting the trail again with a NEW FOREST TRAIL in Bukit Kerinchi. More specifically, the race venue Pantai Sentral Park (PSP) is part of a new commercial development by IJM Land who is also the Official Partner & Title Sponsor. IJM Group and IJM Land is a major sponsor of some of the best local running and cycling events. Going by their impressive track record, we can expect here another memorable event for the running community.

There’s nothing like a well-carved trail run to test runners’ agility, balance and speed as the runners bob along an undulating and natural terrain. Avoiding stumbling, tripping and falling is always my major concern in any trail run. At the same time, if I am not sensing danger with every step, then I am not pushing myself hard enough. So, in the wild trails, the line between a graceful run and a comical fall is very fine indeed. All it takes is one wrong step or one hidden tree root to stop me in my tracks in a spectacular fashion. It’s facing the untamed wilderness which gives me an ADRENALIN RUSH and makes trail running ultimately exhilarating.

Fortunately, Pantai Sentral Park is within a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur, and it is easily accessible via NPE Highway. Our city landscape is continuously changing, and there are not many green sites nearby like this left for us to escape to. Therefore, I hope that with the support of thoughtful runners, nature-lovers, the Local Authorities and responsible Developers, the natural beauty of Bukit Kerinchi will be preserved for future generations to experience the wonders of trail running in KL as well.

KEY EVENT INFORMATION

Event: P.S.P King of Forest 2017 Run

Date/Time: 16 July 2017 / 6am to 11am

Venue: ICE Gallery, Pantai Sentral Park

Total Participants: 1,500 Runners

There are a total of 6 categories for this event:

7.2km Forest Run
Category A: Men Open
Category B: Women Open
Category C: Men Veteran
Category D: Women Veteran

5km Fun Run (Xcitement)
Category E: Men Open
Category F: Women Open

FLAG-OFF TIMES
7:05am   Wave 1: 7.2km (FULL)
7:30am   Wave 2: 7.2km forest run (LIMITED SLOTS)

7:45am   5km XciteMENT Fun Run (LIMITED SLOTS)

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • New And Exciting Trail In KL
  • Experience The Natural Beauty Of Bukit Kerinchi
  • Join 1,500 Other Nature-loving Runners For A Thrilling Action
  • Title Sponsor IJM Land is a major supporter of the running community

!REGISTER NOW!

Hurry, registration closing 7th June 2017

RACE-KIT COLLECTION

Date: 8th & 9th July 2017, Saturday & Sunday
Venue: ICE Gallery @ Pantai Sentral Park
Lot No 2, Level 1, Jalan Pantai Sentral,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FOR EVENT UPDATES

https://youtu.be/HVln5yetIMk

#Roar and be King of the Forest!  #livepsp

*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 is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. 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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Men’s Health Women’s Health(MHWH) Night Run by AIA Vitality is back!

Men’s Health Women’s Health(MHWH) Night Run by AIA Vitality is back! 

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EVENT UPDATE 07 JUNE 2017

EVENT VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MAEPS SERDANG GIVING MHWH NIGHT RUN A GREENER SURROUNDINGS 🌲

OFFICIAL NOTICE

The 2017 Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality, which was originally scheduled to be held in Dataran Putrajaya, has now been moved to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (or MAEPS). This change is in support of the Prime Minister’s Department’s plan to host the 60th Felda Settlers’ Day National Celebration in Putrajaya which falls on the same date.

While it is disappointing that we are unable to continue to host the run in Dataran Putrajaya this year, we are nevertheless excited with the new venue which we have carefully chosen together with the team from Men’s Health and Women’s Health.

MAEPS is an ideal alternative to Putrajaya as it offers a new and exciting experience with its idyllic and picturesque routes. The venue is set a mere 15 kilometres away from the original flag-off point at Dataran Putrajaya and has been specifically selected to minimise any disruption to your travel arrangements.

There will be no change to the run date which falls on the evening of Saturday, 22 July 2017 or to the distances and categories available.

Please check Men’s Health Malaysia and Women’s Health Malaysia events page and social media platforms for more information including running routes, flag-off times as well as other new updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we would like to assure you that we will work toward making the run a great success for everyone.

See you in MAEPS SERDANG on 22 July!

Editor’s Note

Last year, MHWH Night Run was a TERRIFIC trifecta affair as it was staged in Penang, Putrajaya and Johor. I was lucky to have  participated in the Penang’s edition which was a MEMORABLE event with lots of food, music and merriment to entertain the crowd. I recall fondly the 21km route which gave the runners a scenic view of the breezy Penang coastline. The race was well marshaled, and I remember the exciting party atmosphere at the race village prior and after flag-off.

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This time, the Event Organiser Mongoose Publishing have amalgamated all their efforts and resources in order to concentrate on one EXTRAORDINARY event to be held in MAEPS SERDANG on 22 July 2017. MHWH Night Run 2017 will be a grander affair which will entice 20,000 Runners and Revelers for a SPECTACULAR evening of Running and Partying in the heart of magnificent Putrajaya.

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For the benefit of runners who are looking for more than just another running event to spice-up their running agenda, I have highlighted below what you can expect from this gala event, and how you can SAVE 30% on the registration fee…

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NEW ADDITION

Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality expands with new exciting category for kids!

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GOOD NEWS!
One of the most anticipated night runs in the country is back! The Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality will return to MAEPS SERDANG this 22 July 2017, and has introduced an exciting new category exclusively for kids aged 7 to 15 years old. Now families can participate and spend precious time with their young ones!

📹 VIDEO CLIP – Mongoose Publishing Group CEO Patrick Brennan

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GREAT NEWS!

Especially for you, we are offering 30% off for the Followers of Happy Runner!!

Simply use the pin code below when you register online.
30% off code: MHWHNRGUSG17

Please go to this link to enjoy the 30% off: https://mro.myraceonline.com/mhwh17/registrations/pincode

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS

🏃JOIN 20K RUNNERS IN MAEPS SERDANGON 22 JULY 2017

  • SAVE 30% ON REGISTRATION FEES
  • MULTIPLE CATEGORIES 21KM, 12KM OR 5KM
  • NEW KIDS CATEGORY (aged 7 to 15 years old)
  • FESTIVITIES & FOOD TRUCKS FOR THE FAMILY
  • COME FOR THE RUN, STAY FOR THE FUN
  • ENJOY NIGHT AIR IN GREENERY OF MAEPS SERDANG

FLAG-OFF TIMES

6:00PM FOR 3KM

6:20PM FOR 700M

8:00PM FOR 21KM

8:20PM FRO 12KM

8:40PM FOR 5KM

For Online Registration And More Information On Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality.

For Event Updates, visit FB Men’s Health Malaysia or Women’s Health Malaysia.

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality expands with new exciting category for kids.

Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality returns to Putrajaya this July with the addition of kids’ races open to children aged 7 to 15 years old.

Kuala Lumpur, 13 April 2017 – Men’s Health Women’s Health (MHWH Night Run) Night Run, one of the most anticipated night runs in the country held in partnership with AIA Vitality (#AIAVitalityMY), will return to Putrajaya this 22 July 2017, and will introduce an exciting new running category exclusively for kids aged 7 to 15 years old. Now in its third year, Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality is making a comeback, promising some 20,000 runners another exciting race (5km, 12km and 21km) in the Men’s and Women’s Open and Men’s and Women’s Veteran. The first flag off will be at 6.00 pm  and the last flag off at 8.40 pm.

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In conjunction with the second year anniversary of Time Out Malaysia Kids,  a quarterly magazine for families with kids, this year’s installment of Night Run invites families to spend time with their young ones at an action-packed and fun-filled Saturday. Kids ages 7 to 12 may participate in the new 700-metre race, and 13 to 15 year olds for the new 3 km race. Men’s Health and Women’s Health will continue to team up with AIA Bhd. who is returning as the official title sponsor. The run will be under AIA Vitality – Malaysia’s first science-backed health programme designed by AIA to encourage and empower Malaysians to take sustained steps towards healthy living lifestyles.  

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It is gratifying to see how the continuous support of Malaysia’s running community has made the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality the biggest night run in the country, says Patrick Brennan, Group CEO of Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd, the publishers of Men’s Health and Women’s Health in Malaysia.

This is the second-year of our collaboration with AIA Vitality and we could not have found a better partner as AIA shares our passion, drive and ambition to create an event that reaches more Malaysians than ever before.

The AIA Vitality wellness programme is perfectly designed to give an extra push to all Malaysians to live a healthier lifestyle and we are delighted to share this journey with them.

AIA  Bhd.’s  Chief  Marketing  Officer,  Eric  Chang  explains, At  AIA,  we  are  committed  to  helping Malaysians  live  longer,  healthier,  better  lives.  We  are  absolutely  thrilled  to  host  this  year’s Night Run in Putrajaya under the AIA Vitality banner together with Men’s Health and Women’s Health teams again. AIA Vitality is about taking charge of one’s own health, however small, and being  part  of  the  Night  Run  is  an  excellent  way  to  get  Malaysians  started  on  their  journey  to better health. With the new kids run categories, we are also able to encourage our children to lead healthy and active lifestyles, besides giving families another fun activity on the weekend to spend precious time together.

While  preparing  for  their  endurance  run,  participants  can  enjoy  browsing  through  sponsors booths  whilst  listening  to  music  specially  curated  by  a  DJ. Attendees  can  also  satisfy  their appetites with food trucks parked on site. Families and friends who are there to show support and  cheer  on  participants  are  also  welcome  to  join  the  fun-filled  Saturday  at  the  village  and keep the festive spirit going. Participants will each receive an exclusive running t-shirt from performance sports brand, Ultron. For those who complete the run, they will each receive a medal, and a special goodie bag which consists of merchandise and vouchers. Major sponsors – including health club, Fitness First and personal care and safety razor brand, Schick – will contribute products and experiences to support the participants health and well-being.

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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.
CIMG4999About The Author

Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. 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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STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2017 UPDATE

STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2017 UPDATE

Sharing Event Info provided by and on behalf of Dirigo Events S/B.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE HEAT IS ON AT THE STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2017

Top Malaysian marathoners competing for title and potential spot at SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2017: The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) 2017 is gearing up to be a highly competitive race, particularly in the Malaysian Men’s category, as the top Malaysian marathon runners will be competing for honours as well as hoping to catch the attention of the selectors of the KL SEA Games squad.

Last year’s Full Marathon winner in the Malaysian category was Muhaizar Mohamad with a time of 2:39:24, followed by Mohd Jironi Riduan in second place with a time of 2:39:56 and Tan Huong Leong in third recording a time of 2:41:53. Not only are all three runners back for SCKLM 2017, but their contest will be given an added edge because of the SEA Games in KL later this year. Tan in particular, has been recording really fast times recently with a 2:35:24 at the Taipei Marathon in December and 2:28:19 in the recently concluded Tokyo Marathon, which is one of the fastest times recorded by a Malaysian for the full marathon.

“We are really looking forward to a hotly contested SCKLM 2017, especially in the Malaysian Men’s Full Marathon Category,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM 2017. “This augurs well for our event as one of our key objectives has been to raise the competitive level of the SCKLM. And as the selection for the SEA Games is only finalised in July, these runners will be eager to push hard to try to earn selection,” he added.

Defending Malaysian Men’s champion Muhaizar Mohamad knows that SCKLM 2017 is potentially his best bet to get into the national team for the KL SEA Games 2017. Muhaizar has dominated the Malaysian Men’s category for the Full Marathon the last couple of years. The Armed Forces personnel largely trains on his own but a short stint under Mark Williams, the Official Running Coach that runs SCKLM’s Running Clinics, enabled him to achieve his personal best at last year’s SCKLM. “I don’t have a personal coach so it’s going to be tough for me to post faster times. I realised how much a coach could help me when I trained under Mark Williams. The plan he devised is what helped me to achieve my fastest time so far at last year’s SCKLM,” said Muhaizar. “But as the SEA Games is on home soil this year, I will be going all out in SCKLM 2017 to hopefully beat my personal best and qualify for the Games,” he added.

Jironi on the other hand needs to better his personal best considerably if he wants to make the cut. His personal best of 2’39:58 is currently well outside the national qualifying mark of 2’35:04 for the SEA Games but the school coach is determined to beat his personal best at SCKLM 2017. “I know my timing is still below the qualifying mark but I am focused on delivering a better time at SCKLM 2017 and hopefully that puts me in contention for a SEA Games race slot,” said Jironi.

Tan, 29, could be the man to watch as his current personal best is well within the qualifying mark. He has been training in Taiwan, where he works as an engineer, under professional Taiwanese distance running coach Lim Chen Ming for the last two years and the results are beginning to speak for themselves. His timing at the last Standard Chartered KL Marathon has been shaved by almost 13 minutes albeit in much more temperate conditions in Tokyo compared to Kuala Lumpur. It will certainly be interesting to see how fast he can go in the sweltering conditions here.

“I’m really looking forward to SKLM 2017. While I’m not setting any particular goals for this event, I still want to do my best for this run and hopefully my name is in the list for the SEA Games come July,” said Tan. 

Another Malaysian to look out for in SCKLM 2017 is current national record holder of the Half Marathon Malaysian Women’s category Sheela Samivellu. Sheela smashed her own previous record at SCKLM 2016 and will be gunning to clinch a spot in the SEA Games through a strong showing in this year’s SCKLM. The Principal Assistant Director with the Ministry of Well-Being, Housing and Local Government started running from an early age and has participated in the SEA Games several times before. “I started running when I was five and the journey continues. What started as a means to be happy and to reduce stress has become something more serious now. Breaking the national record at SCKLM2016 was the proudest moment in my career so far and I hope I can finish just as strongly this year as that would put me in a good position for the SEA Games in August,” said Sheela.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia that draws thousands of local and international runners to the country whilst firmly establishing Malaysia in the global running calendar. The 2017 edition of the race will once again see sponsorship from Title Sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, along with Honda Malaysia, Brooks, Lucozade, Seiko and Pacific Regency.

Elite runners will be competing to earn a slice of the almost RM500,000 in total that is on offer at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017,which include bonus prizes for record breaking course times. 

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About the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017

Back for the ninth year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 21 May 2017. The marathon, owned and organised by Dirigo Events, will open to 35,000 participants, ranging from elite athletes to first-time distance runners. A truly international event, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon boasts participants from all over Malaysia and over 70 countries. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 continues as Malaysia’s premier running event with top runners competing for a total of USD 125,000 in prize money.

For more information on the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon, please log onto:  http://www.kl-marathon.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon.

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international banking group, with around 84,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. For more information please visit http://www.sc.com. Explore our insights and comment on our blog, BeyondBorders. Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Standard Chartered in Malaysia

Standard Chartered Bank, a member of the Standard Chartered Group was established in Malaysia in 1875 and incorporated as Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad in 1984. As Malaysia’s first bank, Standard Chartered leads the way through product innovation, consistent and strong growth performance and sustainability initiatives. The Bank provides a comprehensive range of financial products and services to corporates, institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals through its network of branches across Malaysia.

In 2001, Standard Chartered UK established its third global technology & operations centre, Standard Chartered Global Business Services Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Scope International (M) Sdn Bhd) in Malaysia – the first international bank to do so in the country. Standard Chartered Global Business Services provides software development, banking operations, IT support services and customer service capabilities to the Bank in up to 70 countries. It now houses the biggest software development company in the country, International Software Centre Malaysia (ISCM) and has a total workforce of more than 4,300 people. Price Solutions Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank UK is also located in Malaysia. The company promotes and markets Standard Chartered’s financial products in Malaysia through a network of direct sales agents. Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad (Saadiq), Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia’s Islamic Banking subsidiary was established in November 2008. It offers a full suite of Syariah-compliant products and services to individuals and corporates through its dedicated branches. In 2012, Saadiq established Kuala Lumpur as its global hub for Islamic consumer banking.

Standard Chartered employs close to 7,000 employees in all its Malaysian operations.

About Dirigo Events

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is owned by Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd, an award-winning event management company founded in 2011 by Rainer Biemans and Gloria Ng. The event not only draws a large number of Malaysian runners, but attracts runners from more than 70 countries around the world. 

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon was awarded the Platinum award in the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism award in 2014 for bringing tourists to Kuala Lumpur. The award is testimony to Rainer Biemans’ and Gloria Ng’s combined experience of over 48 years in executing and creating world-class and impactful events for international clients around the world such as Europe, Brunei, India and Singapore.

For more information on Dirigo Events, please contact +603 7887 1717 or email dirigo@dirigo.com.my

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​🇬🇧Lucozade Sport Launches New Carbonated Isotonic Drink

🇬🇧Lucozade Sport Launches New Carbonated Isotonic Drink

Media Event | 🇬🇧Lucozade Sport Launches New Carbonated Isotonic Drink

Date | 10am, 26 April 2017

Venue | 

Padang @ 1Utama (New Wing), Bandar Utama

🌟Event Highlights🌟

✔ Lucozade Sport Launches Its First Carbonated Isotonic Drink 

✔ Sports Hydration Workshop By Lucozade Sport Ambassador & Marathoner Edan Shah

✔ Guest Speaker & Triathlete Hafiza Othman

✔ Lucozade Sport™ TriFit Challenge For Media Participants

Editor’s Note

After conducting taste tests in Singapore, Hong Kong & Malaysia, Lucozade Sport’s first ever formula of carbonated isotonic drink is essentially TASTY and REFRESHING. That’s not the only good news for Athletes & Sportsmen, because what surprised me most is that this new drink is not gassy, easy to drink and it has a fast absorption rate. In short, Lucozade Sport  drink crucially provides INSTANT HYDRATION with 88 kcals of energy in two flavours, Original and Lemon.

Malaysia is the first country in Asia to commercially introduce this new drink for public consumption. Furthermore, there will be an extensive roadshow where the general public will have the chance to taste it.

Despite the prolific range of carbonated isotonic drinks available in the market, I believe that Lucozade Sport will be one of the market leaders given the affordability and functionality of its latest product.
Thus, I would like to congratulate Suntory Beverage & Food Malaysia, and Mr. Rodney Tan on their successful and hopeful launch.

The Media Entourage were very well taken care of, and we did enjoy participating in the Lucozade Sport™ TriFit Challenge. Congratulations to all the fit Participants, and many thanks to our gracious host and World Of Sports for the lovely prizes.

For me, it is always good to witness important Sponsors who are willing to go that extra mile to support our sporting community and promote a healthy lifestyle, and therefore, it has been a great privilege to be part of a uplifting event.

THE NEWS IN FULL

For the official press release, please read below.

LIVE VIDEO CLIPS

Taste Test

Dribble & Score

Football Juggling

More Dribbling

Rodney On Mike

Triathlete

Runner Edan

Cooling Down

Resistance Running

Elite Runner Cycling

Astrowani In Action

Emcee Adele
Slow Dribbler

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate release 

LUCOZADE SPORT™ SET TO MAKE WAVES WITH CARBONATED ISOTONIC VARIANT

A new addition to the Lucozade Sport™ family that is great tasting and refreshing for your hydration needs. The launch also marks the new campaign “Your Sport, Your Rules” – Lucozade Sport™ will be there to support your achievement at every level of your sporting activities. 

26 April 2017, Petaling Jaya: Suntory Beverage & Food Malaysia Sdn. Bhd launched Lucozade Sport™ carbonated variant at Padang @ 1 Utama with an exciting event of activities and enlightening talks. 

With the majority of isotonic drinks being carbonated in Malaysia, Lucozade Sport™, UK’s number 1 sports drink, introduced its carbonated range to provide more choices for the consumers. Presented in refreshing original and lemon flavours, sports enthusiasts and active individuals can now fuel and hydrate with this new isotonic carbohydrate-electrolyte drink. 

Rodney Tan, Head of Marketing, Suntory Beverage & Food Malaysia Sdn. Bhd said, “We are thrilled to unveil this carbonated version of Lucozade Sport™, a great tasting and refreshing isotonic drink made for fast hydration. Our quest has always been to offer consumers an isotonic drink that will support them at any level of their fitness journey and, of course, to quench their thirst in the best way possible.” The carbonated variant of Lucozade Sport™ was specially formulated through extensive research and is being introduced for the first time in Asia. 

The event also unveiled Lucozade Sport’s new campaign “Your Sport, Your Rules” where Tan explained that, “consumer research revealed that more and more Malaysians today face various pressures from their peers, particularly in conforming to societal expectations. The sports area is no exception. It is apparent all over social media; the end goal becomes the main highlight, where people only share their successes and not the tough journey it took to get there. This leads people to sometimes feel that their efforts are not good enough”.

With the new “Your Sport, Your Rules” campaign, Lucozade Sport™ recognizes that it takes commitment just to show up on the pitch or at the starting line or at the gym, and that the sports journey is equally important. 

Tan highlighted that “it does not matter what sport you do, no matter what level you are at, you set your own pace and every personal achievement matters. Lucozade Sport™ is here to support your achievements at every stage throughout the journey.” 

The launch saw Malaysia’s fastest marathoner in 2016, Edan Syah, who is an advocate of the brand, on-ground as the main speaker at the Lucozade Sport™ Hydration Workshop. The workshop was one of the sessions during the launch that wowed the crowd where insights on hydration were shared. 

Hafiza Othman, Triathlete & Ironman Langkawi 2016 Finisher was also a guest speaker who shared her insights into the importance of hydration for sports.

“Keeping hydrated during a run is vital. As a marathoner myself, I can say that when it comes to a long run, proper fuelling is key. It is always important to plan ahead and a typical thirst quencher could come in the form of Lucozade Sport™,” said Edan Syah. “Whether your preference is to have carbonated or still isotonic drink, the important thing is to keep hydrated, and I’m glad that Lucozade Sport™ has also added a carbonated variant to its range to appeal to a wider number of runners”.

Hafiza Othman suggested that doing a sport that requires the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines needs that much more focus. “Your focus can be interrupted by dehydration. It is safe to say that when you are presented with an isotonic drink during a triathlon, it is refreshing and thirst quenching. The humidity of this country can also really get to you when you’re in the midst of a challenge, so hydration is definitely your utmost priority as a sportsperson here.” 

The event ended with an exciting edge for the media: Lucozade Sport™ TriFit Challenge. This activity included resistance running, dynamo cycling and football dribble and score challenges.
As part of the launch campaign, Lucozade Sport™ roving team is cruising around Klang Valley to showcase and sample its brand new carbonated variant to Malaysians. Other exciting activities in the pipeline include Lucozade Sport™ participating as the official isotonic partner at Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017, where we look forward to hydrate the runners throughout their journey to the finishing line. 

Lucozade Sport™ cans are available at hypermarkets, supermarkets, mini markets and convenience stores/kiosks nationwide at a recommended price of RM2.20.

For more information about Lucozade Sport™ and other upcoming activities, follow Lucozade Malaysia.

About Lucozade Sport™

The Lucozade™ brand was developed in 1927 by the chemist William Owen. Lucozade Sport™ was developed in the 1980’s. First launched in 1987, Lucozade Sport™ is the No. 1 isotonic drink in the United Kingdom. Lucozade Sport™ is specially formulated to be in balance with the body to help hydrate and fuel performance and endorsed by sportsmen and global sports associations and a trusted sponsor for sports events around the world. 

💪🏃🚴⚽Media Challenge Champions

About Suntory Beverage & Food

Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd (SBF) is a leading global soft drink company, headquartered in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with an integrated platform across five key regions: Japan, Europe, Oceania Southeast Asia and the Americas. SBF has an extensive line-up of products and in 2012 was the number four supplier of soft drinks globally and second in Japan. SBF’s vision is to be the leading global soft drink company recognized for its premium and unique brands. On 31st December 2013, SBF acquired Ribena® and Lucozade™ and Suntory’s new Malaysian subsidiary commenced its sales and marketing operations in January 2015.  Home page: 

*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 is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. 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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