Virtual Run Addict 2016
The Dawn Of Virtual Running in Malaysia
Every year, NEW, and sometimes experimental running concepts emerge:
Nowadays, we can choose to run for Unity, Charity or even Krispies Donut
Organisers have started tempting runners with durians and even, roti canai at checkpoints
There are fun Banana & Watermelon Relay races to wet our running appetite
We can run marathons at night, in the jungle or in endless loops in parks
How many of these NEW FEATURES are just passing fads, and how many are here to stay?
For one, I feel that the newly introduced concept of Virtual Runs is here to stay because it offers runners the freedom to run the prescribed distances ANYWHERE & ANYTIME and still be rewarded with attractive Medals & T-shirts.
In my previous blogs, I have tried to explain ‘How Virtual Runs Work’, as well as ‘How it WORKS well for me’. Today, I want to update my readers on my progress as a Virtual Runner, and share more insights into this ‘new’ phenomena as I am continuously learning more about Virtual Running…
Every Run Counts
For busy community runners, it can be difficult to plan running sessions and training due to packed family and work commitments. How many times have you had to forego a running event because you were called away last minute to handle another more pressing matters, or you were not too sick or injured to run? Apart from the obvious wasteful burning of registration fees, such predicament is certainly frustrating.
Now that I am a regular Virtual Runner, I never have to worry about missing race days anymore! As long as I keep running during any free time available, it is so much easier now to split my time between job assignments and family activities. Whoever said, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too,” obviously, was not trying hard enough!
Hop On Board!
For the record, in 2016, I have already participated in Virtual Runs in the months of February, April, May, June via my favourite Virtual Run Monthly Challenge provider, IH Events. If you find yourself struggling to find time to join the running events on the weekends, I can recommend you give Virtual Run a go. For more information and TO REGISTER CLICK HERE & we could be VIRTUALLY running together for Fitness, Fun & Friendship….
Watch the video & see my reward for May 2016…
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, and
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