Virtual Run Addict 2016

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

follow gusghani @Instagram for daily updates.

About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
This entry was posted in 2016, Casio Exilim Malaysia, Concept Run, Event, Event Organiser, Happy Runner, Malaysia, May, New Event, Runners, Running, Running Tips, Virtual Running and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s