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MEN’S HEALTH WOMEN’S HEALTH NIGHT RUN BY AIA VITALITY FLAGS OFF IN PENANG!
Penang plays host to 6,000+ runners and guests who enjoy inaugural race, celebrity DJs, live music and Time Out Penang Food Village
Bayan Lepas, Penang, 4 April 2016 – Over 6,000 enjoyed the party atmosphere at the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality. The event saw Malaysians from all walks of life taking on the various categories of the inaugural race, as the fun lasted through the night in the Runners Village where there were celebrity DJs, live music and many of the country’s best food trucks.
Entertainment in the village began at 5.30pm and lasted until well past midnight with an array of food vendors at the “Time Out Penang Food Village”. Live music acts included Kien Lim and Penang singer/songwriter Daniel C who performed at the Somersby Sound Stage. Dangerdisko, and headline star Patricia K also dee-jayed until late so that runners returning from their exertions around the course could join the revellers.
The race route took runners through some of Penang’s most breath-taking sights under the night sky, eye-catching among which was the spectacular Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah bridge in the background. The scene proved popular among selfie fans as many were spotted taking photos to remember the night.
The Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality also raised competition as participants pushed the limits of their capabilities as they competed across various categories. Winners were announced across distances of 5km, 12km and 21km, with high value prizes for all. For a full list of winners, visit http://www.mens-health.com.my/nightrun or http://www.womens-health.com.my/nightrun.
“We are absolutely delighted to have brought the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality to Penang for the first time,” said Graham Paling, Group CEO of Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd.
“The main objective of this event is to give Malaysians an experience they will remember and to inspire them to better health. This great event has helped to energise the running community in Penang and deliver a fantastic experience in line with the core Men’s Health and Women’s Health brand values.
“This would not have been possible without the valued support of our title sponsor, AIA Vitality. AIA shares our vision and have been a great partner and ally in making our vision into reality. We look forward to working with them on the next legs of the Night Run Series in Putrajaya and Johor.”
Thomas Wong, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Bhd, said, “As Malaysia’s leading life insurer, we want to play an active role in empowering Malaysians to take charge of their health. As title sponsor of this run series, it gives us pleasure and pride in seeing so many people just joining in the fun and embracing what it means to be healthier Malaysians.”
Smiles were seen all around as runners prepared themselves by joining the warm up session by Fitness First after they were given a warm welcome by the Night Run Series’ Title Sponsor, AIA Vitality as well as the ambassadors of Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality.
“Preparation is key when it comes to joining any running event. We appreciate the positive energy shown by the runners this year. It is a good feeling seeing them getting pumped up for their respective runs and actively joining in the warm up session,” said Eugene Phua, Editor of Men’s Health.
This year, the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality race village had an array of activities and entertainment for runners and their guests to enjoy late into the night. The showpiece of this was a large, interactive AIA Vitality booth where guests were provided with complimentary health checks as well as pre- and post-run massages. For a bit of fun, guests were invited to juice their own fruits by pedalling on static bikes, as well as challenge each other to games of zorb ball.
The food trucks and vendors at the Time Out Penang Food Village proved especially popular with runners, their families and Penang-based visitors who came down to join the party. While on the Somersby Sound Stage, there were performances by Kien Lim and Penang singer/songwriter Daniel C. After which, there was a headline DJ set from by one of Malaysia’s hottest female DJs, Patricia K, who is also one of the event ambassadors for the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality.
“Running events are about challenging yourself and pushing your limits, but we feel it is also important to have fun in the process. The turn out this year is very good and we are overwhelmed by the overall support given by the runners and guests. With the food and fantastic music we hope everyone had a great time!” said Sueann Chong, Editor of Women’s Health.
Organised by Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd, the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality is made successful with the support from title sponsor AIA Vitality and gold sponsors including Skechers Performance and Ultron. Silver sponsor of the event is Petron, while the bronze sponsors are Go Pro, Optimax Eye Specialist, and Fitness First. Official partners include Philips, Grab, Appeton Essentials, Tender Soft, Otter Box, Lucozade, and Queensbay Mall. The official timer is Adidas and the media partner for the event is Time Out Penang.
Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality Winners List
21km Men’s Open
1st – Ong Wei Xiang / 1:28:43
2nd – Anphananthan Gunasegaran / 1:31:04
3rd – Ong Ghee Khoon / 1:48:15
21km Women’s Open
1st – Sheela Samivellu / 1:33:50
2nd – Christine Loh Woon Chze / 1:49:48
3rd – Ong Ee Ling / 1:51:07
21km Men’s Veteran
1st – Baskaran A/L Kuppusamy / 1:21:03
2nd – Bernd Eckmann / 1:27:12
3rd – Tan Chong Peng / 1:28:03
21km Women’s Veteran
1st – Ewe Bee Hong / 1:41:04
2nd – Susan Khoo / 1:48:39
3rd – Toh Hui Sung / 1:55:14
12km Men’s Open
1st – Ooi Siau Tieh / 0:46:37
2nd – Cheong Kin Eve / 0:48:21
3rd – Eyeo Chun Seong / 0:48:23
12km Women’s Open
1st – Chng Suat Ping / 0:57:59
2nd – Stephanie Chong / 1:00:06
3rd – Indra A/P Samivellu / 1:00:22
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About Mongoose Publishing
Mongoose specialises in providing high-quality media platforms across print, digital, social, video and events. Mongoose brands include Time Out Kuala Lumpur, Time Out Malaysia for Kids, Time Out Singapore, Time Out Malaysia guides, Esquire Malaysia, Esquire Singapore, Expatriate Lifestyle, ELLE Malaysia, Men’s Health Malaysia and Women’s Health Malaysia. With a guiding principle of ‘Communicating with Integrity’, Mongoose utilises its international experience spanning three decades and four continents to successfully bring editorial, design, marketing, PR, communications and web-based best media practice to Southeast Asia.
About Women’s Health
Women’s Health propels 22 million consumers into action, providing the motivation and the inspiration for them to make instant, positive changes in their lives. Launched in October 2005 and published 10 times a year by Rodale Inc., Women’s Health has quickly grown into a multimedia brand that includes branded books, mobile applications, and renowned events. The magazine has received numerous industry accolades including the 2011 ASME National Magazine Award in the category of General Excellence in Fashion, Service, and Lifestyle and was also nominated for the ASME of General Excellence again in 2013; included on Adweek’s annual Hot List two times and is nominated for a third in 2013; and was named Advertising Age’s 2009 Magazine of the Year and also listed among their 2013 A-List winners. For more up-to-the-minute information, visit http://www.womenshealthmag.com and get instant updates via Twitter (@WomensHealthMag) and Facebook (Women’s Health Magazine). Women’s Health Malaysia has been published under licence in Malaysia by Mongoose Publishing since March 2015 http://www.womens-health.com.my @WomensHealthMy
About Men’s Health
Men’s Health is the world’s number one source of information for and about men. It is the brand for active, successful, professional men who want greater control over their physical, mental and emotional lives. Men’s Health gives men the tools they need to make their lives better through in-depth reporting covering everything from fashion and grooming to health and nutrition as well as cutting-edge gear, the latest entertainment, timely features and more. With 40 editions worldwide, Men’s Health is the world’s largest men’s magazine with global online presence found at http://www.menshealth.com Men’s Health Malaysia has been published in Malaysia since 2004, Mongoose Publishing taking over the licence since January 2014 http://www.mens-health.com.my @menshealthmalaysia
About AIA Bhd.
AIA Bhd. is a leading insurer in Malaysia, where we have been privileged to do business since 1948. We offer a suite of financial solutions including Protection, Health, Personal Accident, Employee Benefits, General Insurance, Mortgage, Retirement and Family Takaful products to meet our customers’ protection and financial security needs at every life stage. Through our wide and diverse distribution footprint which comprises a 14,000-strong Life Planner force, our exclusive bank partner’s branches nationwide as well as corporate sales teams and brokers, we give our customers the choice of deciding how, when and where they connect with us.
Part of the AIA Group, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group, AIA Bhd. has the financial strength, experience, service centre network and a well-trained team of more than 2,000 staff to serve our 3 million customers nationwide. As at 30 November 2015, AIA Bhd.’s total asset worth was RM47 billion, with a paid-up capital of RM767 million.