Hari Sukan Negara Malaysia FITPOSSIBLE 2018
BACK STORY : Hari Sukan Negara was launched on 10th October 2015, and I can still remember the huge buzz surrounding that inaugural weekend on which the whole nation was encouraged to take part in any sport activities to encourage Malaysians to get fitter. Furthermore, from 2015 to 2017, the Sports Ministry had organised the popular FITMALAYSIA ROADSHOW which was a series of mass-participation cycling & running events which were held in a different state every month.
These events were funded by the Sports Ministry (KBS), and they were well organised and free-of-charge for the public. Not surprising, those events drew a maximum crowd in every state, because the public was given the opportunity to cycle or run along well marshalled routes in their respective state, and every proud finisher were presented with customised medals, as well as light refreshments. In addition, there would be a sports carnival & lucky draws to entertain the cheerful crowd. Of course, paying for yearlong HSN events was not cheap, but the taxpayers felt it was money well spent because the public was benefiting directly from Government expenditure, and not to mention, the consequent POSITIVE physical & social impact on the nation.
NEW ERA : Under the stewardship of the new Sports Minister, Dato’ Syed Saddiq, the HSN Malaysia 2018 wasn’t celebrated in its usual grandiose manner. However, the young & new Sports Minister had supported the efforts of a virtual running organiser, BiiB, to encourage runners to burn 5 million calories in 5 days by runners uploading their mileage unto the BiiB Apps ( https://getbiib.com ) which would automatically accumulate the total running mileage & convert the figures to total calories burnt. The project was called HSN Malaysia FITPOSSIBLE 2018.
Happy Runner was invited to both their opening & closing ceremonies which were held on 30th September 2018 & 5th January 2019 respectively.
Read below the inspiring stories behind HSN Malaysia FITPOSSIBLE 2018, and find-out its final outcome and achievements.
1st Event | Opening Ceremony Luncheon of HSN MALAYSIA FITPOSSIBLE supported by KBS
Date/Time | 30 September 2018 (Sunday)
1200 – 1400 hour
Venue | BiJÖEx Cafe, Glo Damansara, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PDqikTeU9UQ2
✅Presentation of BiiB & HSN Malaysia FITPOSSIBLE 2018 by BiiB Co-founder, She Yong.
✅ Happy Runner & other runners were chosen to spread the positive message among the community of running for a healthier lifestyle & to burn calories to reduce obesity among Malaysians.
Video – Carbonara Carboload
✅ First visit to “Instagram-worthy” BiJÖEx Cafe, Glo Damansara, and met its friendly managers Rina & Din.
Run & BURN
Can Malaysia Runners take-up KBS & BiiB’s Challenge to burn 5 million calories in 5 days, and in the process raise funds for NASAM (National Stroke Association Of Malaysia), MAKNA & Cancer Council Of Malaysia..??
Behind The Scenes With Running Coach Sam
2nd Event | Closing Ceremony Luncheon of HSN MALAYSIA FITPOSSIBLE supported by KBS…✨🇲🇾🏃Time/Date | 12pm / 05 January 2019
Venue | Ballroom, D Gateway Hotel Bangi
☑️ Celebrate achievement of FITPOSSIBLE
☑️ Acknowledge the combined efforts of the running community, BiiB, KBS, and Sponsors GENECARE & YAKULT.
☑️ Raised money for NASAM (National Stroke Association Of Malaysia), MAKNA & Cancer Council Of Malaysia.
☑️ First time visited D Gateway Hotel Bangi
“Let’s Drop Malaysia’s Title Of Being The Fattest In Asia..! ” – She Yong, Co-founder GET BIB…
“I’ll be concentrating more on running in 2019.” – One-armed runner, CK LOH 💪…
💐Congrats To Participating Teams, She Yong, Miki, BiiB Team & KBS.
🎁 Thank you Sponsors Genecare & Yakult
It was good to meet and mingle over buffet luncheon with several running figures who supported HSN, including Mohan, Karen, Elaine, Alvin, Sam, CH Lim, Nixson, Wai Ching, Elaine, Suresh, Roshan, Colin, Miki, Teck & Jiun.
In total, there were 2,000 Registered Participants who burnt a combined 1 million calories, and more importantly, rm5,192 and rm15,178 were raised for NASAM (National Stroke Association Of Malaysia), and MAKNA / Cancer Council Of Malaysia respectively.
Malaysians are still the fattest in Asia for now, but we can be proud of the running community who ran for charity, and with such important initiatives as FITPOSSIBLE, there will always many effective programmes and opportunities for willing Malaysians to lead a healthier lifestyle…
RUNNER FRIENDLY CAFÉ
BIJÖEX is a great place to pick-up a fresh baked pastry or stay for a sandwich or pasta.
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