9th RESPONSIBLE CARE RUN 2018 – Race Preview by Happy Runner

9th RESPONSIBLE CARE RUN 2018 – Race Preview by Happy Runner

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Date: 19th August 2018
Time: 6.15 a.m.
Location: Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam
40000, Selangor D.E.

DISTANCE:
21KM: Flag-off Time 6.15am (7 Water Stations)
10KM: Flag-off Time 7.00am (3 Water Stations)
5KM: Flag-off Time 7.15am (2 Water Stations)

Event Organiser: PACERS SPORT

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Runners Entitlement

✔️Microfiber T-shirt
✔️Finisher Medal
✔️Finisher Tee (21KM only)

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✔️Timing Chip for 21km & 10km

✔️Drinks & Refreshments from 7:30am to 10am

✔️Lucky Draw

✔️Woven Goodie Bag

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Race Kit Collection

Date: 11th & 12th Aug 2018 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Location:
PACERS SPORT EVENTS SDN BHD
No. 7A, Jalan Mohd Tahir 8, Taman Sri Mewah 4, Off Sungai Jati, 41200 Klang, Selangor
(GPS Coordinate : 3.014021, 101.458931)

To Register & For Information…

➡️http://pacerssport.com/tc-events/cicm-responsible-care-run-2018/#1494345045417-51231b23-4129

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About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. 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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Yik Mun Restaurant, Tanjung Malim – Restaurant Review

Yik Mun Restaurant, Tanjung Malim – Restaurant Review

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10th May 2018

After a long and anxious overnight wait to witness the monumental election victory Pakatan Harapan (PH) over the lynchpin Barisan Nasional Parti (National Front Party) in Malaysia 14th General Election, my wife Maryati and I decided to take advantage of the post-election two-day public holidays, and head to the famous Yik Mun Restaurant in Tanjung Malim for lunch.

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Yik Mun is located one-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur if you take the North-South Highway.

Opened in 1926, Yik Mun offers patrons homemade steamed dumplings and popular Hainanese food.

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Malaysia’s Talisman

The Barisan Nasional (BN) Party had governed Malaysia for 60 years, ever since we achieved Independence from the Colonial British Empire, but the Opposition Parties have been making gradual inroads in recent years, mainly due to the people’s frustration with the previous Government’s over dubious financial policies and unexplained missing billions of public funds.

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During the reign of our 4th Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from 1981 to 2003, Malaysia enjoyed remarkable economic growth and development to become one of the successful Asian Tiger countries of the 1990’s: Mahathir and Malaysia was recognised and respected highly by other Global Leaders, and we took pride in producing our own National Car – The Proton. The firm but fair Mahathir kept the peace among our multi-racial citizens, and we even managed to overcome the 1990’s Asian Financial Crisis, created by unscrupulous currency traders, with very astute Government measures like refusing financial aid from the World Bank, and pegging our Ringgit to the Greenback at 3.8. Yes, Malaysia, like any country faced many challenges, but we still managed to control the cost of living under the capable leadership of Prime Minister & BN.

On hindsight, Malaysia’s economy started sliding downwards when Mahathir retired as PM without leaving behind a worthy successor. What happened next…?

More international news about PM Mahathir

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44028023

Preserving History

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Simple Decor With Good Food

One of the things, I love most about Yik Mun Restaurant is how they have preserved the simple functionality of their shoplot and kept the feel of the bygone days when life was simpler and more enjoyable. Sitting inside Yik Mun, I could easily imagined how the early-days patrons would enjoy authentic Hainanese cooking or a cup of local coffee with freshly steamed Pau as they watched the locals going about their business outside.

Halal Chinese Cuisine

I was pleasantly surprised at the extensive range of food on the menu which offered  popular hainanese asian and western dishes from chicken rice to chicken chop.

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The diners were almost all Malays, and I found my Cantonese Mee delicious with the right mix of delicate egg-filled sauce, succulent prawns, tasty mixed vegetables and crispy noodles. 

Watch📹 https://youtu.be/CecQVqgyodg

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Yong Tau Fu 🤤

The steamed dumplings were savoury (with chicken or beef curry fillings) or sweet (with kaya or red bean fillings). I found the savoury Pau tasty but it was not much different from ones sold in other outlets.

Timely Stop

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I guess for weary road travellers on the way to Ipoh or Kuala Lumpur, this halfway stop welcomed them to eating oasis of delicious stomach fillers in a rustic and charming setting of timeless bygone days.

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New Malaysia

As Malaysians embrace the future with renewed hope and optimism, under the stewardship of a pragmatic and austere new Government, I hope that we guard and preserve our natural resources, cultural heritage and mixed race society as reflected by important places like Yuk Min….

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IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2018 – OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2018 – OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

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Caption: At the 9km mark

EDITOR’S NOTE

Since I managed to capture so many photos & videos of the runners, while plodding along the superb 13km fully closed route, I decided to post this Official Review Notes & Photos provided by INK PR (see below) first, and post later my personal race experience…

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👆Caption: BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE 13K FLAG-OFF

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☝️Caption: BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE 6K FLAG-OFF

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

IJM-Allianz Duo Highway Challenge attracts 6000 runners at Besraya Highway

  • Malaysia’s only duo highway challenge that highlights the accessibility of two highways and its advantages
  • NPE Highway Challenge will be held on 29 July 2018.
  • Registration is currently still open for NPE Highway Challenge atwww.ijmhighwayrun.com andwww.justonlineregistration.com.
  • Registration closes on 30th June 2018 for NPE Highway Challenge (E10)

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Caption: IJM ALLIANZ DUO HIGHWAY CHALLENGE : BESRAYA HIGHWAY CHALLENGE – VIPS DOING WARM UP WITH THE RUNNERS

Kuala Lumpur, 29 April 2018: After its successful first debut at Besraya Highway last year, the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge is back again for the second year. This year’s return garnered 6000 runners that cruised through the Besraya Highway. Similar to last year, the challenge offered a 13km challenge and a 6km fun run that went along the stretch of the elevated Besraya highway.

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The highway saw running junkies flocking the roads when the run kicked off at 6.30am and 7.00am for the 13km and 6km runs respectively. The run route started off at Loke Yew Toll Plaza all the way to Pandan Indah and took a curve at Jalan Istana and Salak Selatan before turning back to the toll plaza. The total stretch of the highway is nearly 29km, which offers connectivity between UPM Serdang, Balakong, Salak Selatan, Ampang, and Jalan Istana.

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The duo highway challenge was held in collaboration with IJM Corporation Berhad (IJM) and Allianz Malaysia Berhad as the title sponsors. Organised by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd (Besraya) and New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (NPE) under IJM’s toll division and EC Pixels, the highway is fully closed with extra precautions taken to ensure the safety of all runners and most importantly, making sure the participants have a great run.

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The supporters and finishers of the Besraya Highway Challenge also participated in exciting activities at the Race Village, which includes the various strength challenges and photo booths organized by IJM as well as the opportunity to learn on safety hazard at home and on the road from Allianz’s booth.

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Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad said: “We are pleased to be back here at the Besraya Highway Challenge. Following the success of the run series last year, we hope to continue our effort in promoting healthy urban lifestyles through running, as well as providing a safe and well-organized venue for sports enthusiasts of all levels.  The safety of our runners remains our main priority as we want our participants to enjoy running through a fully closed highway.”

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Sean Wang, Chief Operations Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad said: “Since 2011, Allianz Malaysia has supported numerous running events to advocate the importance of healthy living. We are well and truly proud to be the joint title sponsors for this event for second consecutive year. This is one of those competitions that never fails to ignite excitement. And this year’s race was nothing short of that. We congratulate all the top finishers from today’s race and we look forward to seeing all the runners return with renewed passion and running spirit at the second-leg at the NPE Highway Challenge in July.”

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Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad presenting the prize to 13KM Men’s Open Champion Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam , accompanied by Pn Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff, Chief Operations Officer for IJM Toll Division (Far left) and Tan Sri Abdul Halim Bin Ali, Chairman IJM Corporation Berhad (far right)

The best Malaysian timing for Men’s Open 13km category was Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam with a timing of 45 minutes and 49 seconds followed by Anas Rosli in second place with the timing of 45 minutes and 58 seconds. Lastly in the third placing with a timing of 46 minutes and 52 seconds came Ow Yong Jin Kuang.

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Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad presenting the prize to 13KM Women’s Open Champion Sheila Samivellu , accompanied by Pn Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff, Chief Operations Officer for IJM Toll Division (Far left) and Tan Sri Abdul Halim Bin Ali, Chairman IJM Corporation Berhad (far right)

The best Malaysian timing for Women’s Open 13km category was Sheela Samivellu with a timing of 52 minutes and 23 seconds, followed by Musa Noor Amelia with a time of 55 minutes and 19 seconds and in third place came Khit Yeng Chua with a time of 56 minutes and 43 seconds.

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The second leg of the Duo Highway Challenge will be happening on NPE Highway on 29 July 2018. The run will flag off at the iconic Sunway Pyramid. The champion of the Duo Highway Challenge will be in the run to win cash prizes up to RM1,500, whereas second and third place will be in the run to win a cash prizes of RM 1,000 and RM 500 respectively.

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Caption: VIPs starting their walk-off

About IJM Corporation Berhad

IJM Corporation Berhad (“IJM”) is a leading Malaysian conglomerate and is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”). Its core business activities encompass construction, property development, manufacturing and quarrying, infrastructure concessions and plantations. Headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia, IJM’s international aspirations have seen it establish its presence in 10 countries, with primary focus in Malaysia, India, China and Indonesia. IJM’s growth over the past three decades has been the result of its unwavering focus on its core competencies, diversification into strategically related businesses and selective expansion into new markets.

The toll infrastructure services cover a broad spectrum of project requirements including the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the tolls, from start to finish. Today, IJM fully owns and operates several urban toll concessions in Malaysia, such as BESRAYA, NPE and LEKAS.For more information, visit www.ijm.com

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About Allianz in Malaysia

The investment holding company, Allianz Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Allianz SE, has two insurance subsidiaries – Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (“Allianz General”) and Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad (“Allianz Life”).

Allianz General is one of the leading general insurers in Malaysia and has a broad spectrum of services in personal lines; small to medium enterprise business and large industrial risks. The GWP for general insurance business for financial year 2017 reached a mark of RM2.14 billion.

Allianz Life offers a comprehensive range of life and health insurance and investment-linked products and for the financial year 2017, Allianz Life recorded a GWP of RM2.15 billion and is one of the fastest growing life insurers in Malaysia.

Allianz Malaysia has 37 branches nationwide.

In 2017, Allianz Malaysia Berhad was awarded the Best Corporate Responsibility Initiatives (below RM10 billion market capitalisation) at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club Awards 2017, while Allianz General was recognised as the Best Motor Insurance Company in 2016 by iBanding.com. In previous years, Allianz Malaysia was also awarded the Merit Award for Corporate Governance (CG) Disclosures at the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG) Malaysia-ASEAN Corporate Governance Transparency Index, Findings and Recognition 2016.

To learn more about Allianz Malaysia, visit allianz.com.my

Facebook: facebook.com/AllianzMalaysia/ | Instagram: instagram.com/allianzmalaysia/

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☝️It was a car-free morning on the highway until this was spotted. Runner carrying an antique car cut-out while conquering the Besraya Highway Challenge.

Press Release is issued on behalf of

IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad

by INK PR Sdn Bhd

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Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. 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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Happy Runner Contest From 16th to 18th May 2018

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To mark the holy month of Ramadan, Happy Runner is giving away 1 (ONE) FREE 5km slot, thanks to PENTA KILO RUN 2018…Where? At UiTM..When? On 21-July 2018..Why? In aid of MERCY MALAYSIA…

SO SIMPLE to enter this contest, and you don’t even have to tag anyone…. HERE’S HOW…Just goto this FB Happy Runner post
…and comment why you want to join PENTA KILO RUN 2018 👈

Contest Ends ➡️ 18 May 2018

RUN HAPPY FOR GOOD CAUSE
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You might want to read previously related post👇
💥NEW RUN PREVIEW by Happy Runner ➡️https://gusghani.com/2018/05/07/penta-kilo-charity-run-2018/

❤️🏃Main Event : Penta Kilo Charity Run
Date : July 21st, 2018
Venue : Padang Kawad UiTM Shah Alam , Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam , Selangor

DISTANCE: 10KM & 5KM
Flag Off : 7:00am (10km) & 7:20am (5km)

ORGANISER : Fakulti kej awam (Faculty of Engineering) dan alumni kej awam (Engineering Alumni), UiTM Shah Alam

Beneficiary: MERCY MALAYSIA 〰️〰️〰〰️ 〰️〰️〰️〰️ 〰️〰️〰️〰️️
#10km #5km #PentaKilo #CharityRun #MercyMalaysia #UiTM #running #happyrunner #ShahAlam

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Lunch, Coffee & Jujumello At Anther & Stigma

Lunch, Coffee & Jujumello At Anther & Stigma

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I accompanied my wife Maryati to a Sunday luncheon at Plaza Arkadia in Desa Park City, organised for the customers of Jujumello Intimates (Lingerie Shop).

Video: Introduction

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The venue was the elegantly hip…

“Anther & Stigma” Floral Café which is a restaurant-cum-florist only recently opened in February 2018. The spacious surroundings of Plaza Arkadia reminds me of Publika in Mont Kiara during its early days before all the shops and crowds moved it.

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What struck me most about Anther & Stigma were its 20 feet high ceiling, and the well-designed furnishings and flora-themed decorations. It makes a great place for a spot of lunch or coffee in a relaxing atmosphere with lots of natural sunlight.

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Our lunch was a simple yet delicious roast chicken with mushroom or orange gravy and french fries which was accompanied by a refreshing glass of cold lemon grass tea and vanilla mix.

Video: Lunch Is Served

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Our host Mel had invited Barista Andrew of 43 Coffee (TTDI) to share his tips on how to appreciate good coffee.

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I had always wondered how those Baristas can create intricate designs in coffees, and Andrew demonstrated how the 3 basic designs of Heart, Rosetta & Tulip are cleverly created while pouring milk on the coffee. Indeed, it was fascinating to listen to Coffee Aficionado like Andrew talk passionately about the simple pleasures of coffee drinking and the intricacies of processing, and roasting of raw beans, and the brewing and tasting of coffee.

Coffee-Making Tutorial…

Vid 1 ➡️ Vid 2 ➡️ Vid 3 ➡️ Vid 4

The perfect blend of Fashion and Food made it a most enjoyable Sunday outing for Maryati and I, and subsequently, we must thank our lunch host Mel, venue host Anther & Stigma, and Barista Andrew for it.

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Event: Lunch & Coffee Tasting
Venue: Anther & Stigma Floral Café, Level 1, Block H, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City
Date: 06 May 2018

Host: Jujumello Intimates

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💐ANTHER & STIGMA Floral Café ⭐⭐⭐

✔️My Evaluation – Great Nosh & Top Decor

➡️ https://www.facebook.com/antherstigmamy/

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To spice up your LOVE LIFE…🌶️

➡️ https://jujumello.com

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To Appreciate Coffee Culture…☕

➡️ Coffee 43, 14a, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

https://m.facebook.com/43coffee

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#fashion #sunday #brunch #food #eat #coffee #desaparkcity #lifestyle #photography

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Penta Kilo Charity Run 2018

Penta Kilo Charity Run 2018

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EDITOR’S NOTE

I’m helping my running buddies at UiTM to promote their 10km & 5km charity run and raise funds for a most deserving non-profit organisation, MERCY MALAYSIA who are always providing VALUABLE Emergency Relief to both Malaysian & Overseas Communities facing natural and man-made catastrophes and disasters.

Therefore, I would appreciate it if YOU could join Happy Runner, and participate in this worthwhile Penta Kilo Charity Run for a GOOD CAUSE. You may join to show-off your running skills, or you may just want to go for a fun run with your family & friends. Either way, we can run with pride, knowing that we will be contributing positively to help those who need it the most.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, and God willing, we shall meet at UiTM on 21st July 2018, and run together with our hearts…❤️🏃

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OFFICIAL INVITATION
Hello there! Penta Kilo Charity Run 2018 is an effort to raise funds that will be donated to the Mercy Malaysia Fund. Let us participate in fostering this noble effort and the first run event by Faculty of Civil Engineering this year that will be held in the vicinity of UiTM Shah Alam, organized by SMFKA 17/18 in collaboration with Kelab Alumni FKA UiTM.

Main Event : Penta Kilo Charity Run
Date : July 21st, 2018
Venue : Padang Kawad UiTM Shah Alam, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam , Selangor

Flag Off : 7:00am (10km) & 7:20am (5km)

Organiser : Fakulti kej awam (Faculty of Engineering) dan alumni kej awam (Engineering Alumni), UiTM Shah Alam

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RUNNERS ENTITLEMENT

✔️Event Tee ✔️Sling Bag ✔️Finisher Medal

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PENTA KILO MEDAL COMBO

ONE LOOP OR TWO

The route is entirely inside the UiTM Shah Alam campus which spans over 5.90 km. The run will start and ends at the Padang Kawad UiTM as a closed loop. For 10 km category runner, they are needed to finish 2 loops.

For Event Information & To REGISTER…

➡️ http://bit.ly/PentaKilo

#10km #5km #PentaKilo #CharityRun #MercyMalaysia #UiTM #running #happyrunner #ShahAlam

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Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. 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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Running With Social Media

Running With Social Media 🏃📲

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Editor’s Note✍️

CURRENT AFFAIRS: My article entitled, “Making Road Marathons Safer & Better” was published in Running Malaysia magazine of JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018.

HOT TOPIC: Subsequently, my latest write-up called “Running With Social Media” appeared again in the Current Affairs section of Running Malaysia’s MARCH/APRIL 2018 issue.

CONTINUOUS PROGRESS: Of course, it gives me great pleasure to be part of Malaysia’s No.1 Leisure Running Magazine, and without prejudice, I got to admit that Running Malaysia has improved tremendously over the past two years in terms of the breadth and depth of its TOPICS, CONTENTS and RELEVANCY. Perhaps, this welcome change is a reflection of the DEVELOPMENT and PROGRESS of the Running scenario in Malaysia as a whole.

SUBSCRIBE NOW: So, for a poultry sum of RM10 per issue (within Peninsular Malaysia), I recommend Runners to subscribe to it in order to NOT MISS OUT on any of Malaysia’s latest leisure RUNNING NEWS/INFORMATION/INTERVIEWS/TIPS/TRENDS, plus its insightful running product REVIEWS. To subscribe, contact josephseow@running-malaysia.com .

BE SOCIAL: Meanwhile, if you haven’t read their latest issue, I have posted below my article, “Running With Social Media” in its entirety because I hope that it will inspire more Runners to behave and interact ETHICALLY, INTELLIGENTLY, FAIRLY and RESPONSIBLY when you’re alone at the keyboard and immersed in your virtual world…

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Mass Appeal

Running is a sport which promotes both good physical, as well as mental health. Many people run to stay fit, to release stress and to gain self confidence. Furthermore, the non-discriminatory and positive nature of running communities, groups and events are big factors in attracting more participants, corporate sponsors and community leaders to favour and support the biggest mass participation sports of running in Malaysia. In particular, any open group activity, such as running, which does not discriminate against individuals based on their age, gender, social status and personal ideologies will give a much needed boost in Mankind’s faith in humanity.

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Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Nowadays, upholding the INTEGRITY of running is becoming increasingly difficult with the meteoric rise in POPULARITY of Social Media.

On one side, the widespread use of the Internet and Social Media by current runners have significantly helped elevate the popularity status of Running by providing a convenient online platform for runners to CONNECT, COMMUNICATE and SHARE all their running dreams, goals, aspirations and achievements with each other. All you need to be part of this one BIG VIRTUAL RUNNING FAMILY is a smartphone or laptop, and an internet access.

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On the DOWNSIDE, Social Media has also given runners an unrestricted channel to PUBLICLY share their personal anger, grievances, grouses, and general rants against other runners, event organisers and suppliers WITH OR WITHOUT any proof or evidence.

Although, there is nothing wrong for us to give constructive criticisms to our running friends if required, there are a few IRRESPONSIBLE runners out there who are Abusing and Misusing Social Media for their own personal gains, while not caring about how their actions are negatively IMPACTING the running community.

A Tool For Improvement

As a Running Blogger since 2011, I have experienced firsthand, many times before both the POSITIVE and the NEGATIVE influences of Social Media on runners, running community and industry.

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A positive example of social media working for runners is the immediate and useful online feedbacks that event organisers receives from the participants which have resulted in many vast improvements in the quality of many local running events.

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In contrast, a negative example, is runners and running bloggers who EITHER blindly share event information without knowing the organiser’s identity and trustworthiness, OR they spread Fake News about other runners and running events on social media. By the way, I consider stories which have not been cross checked and verified first before sharing publicly online as FAKE NEWS too!!

The bottom line is that social media in the RIGHT HANDS is like a magical wand which can significantly improve our running experiences, as well as unite and strengthen the Running Community.

Leaving A Lasting Legacy

For a senior veteran running blogger like myself, lately, it is becoming increasingly important that I contribute positively to the running community by my deeds or via social media, so that the upcoming and future runners will also be able to enjoy participating in a highly exciting and rewarding running scenario for many more generations to come.

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Eventually, this FUTURE of running will have mastered the social media, but right now, we still need to be MINDFUL on using the social media for the good of all runners and not just for personal fame and fortune. Together, Let’s Move Forward…but how should we do that?

No Instruction Manual

The Pros and Cons of Social is that it is uncontrollable. However, for the betterment of our running integrity and for improving the relationship WITHIN the running community and BETWEEN runners and outsiders, I have penned down a simple GUIDE in order to help runners to share their postings on social media WITHOUT causing unnecessary grieve to third parties and AVOID dragging the good name of running bloggers through the mud with bad reportings.

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*10* Social Media Postings Tips

  1. SILENCE IS GOLDEN: If you have nothing good to say, then it’s best not to say anything at all. You really don’t need to post everything that happens, and you don’t need to post everyday. It’s better to spend more time offline, researching and finding interesting stories. Quality stories out-trumps quantity everytime, and you will attract quality Followers and not wishy-washy ones. Sometimes, my silence on a particular topic will speak volumes to my Followers.
  2. TAKE A CHILL PILL: Don’t post anything when you’re angry or upset as you want a clear and level head to better plead your case. If I’m feeling too emotional about a situation or story, I will sleep on it, and only tackle it on the next day, when my emotions have calmed down enough for me to reason things more effectively.
  3. BE MASTERFUL: You don’t have to react to every virile running post. Instead, I recommend that you specialise and become an expert in 1-2 running topics, and follow topics which you know something about. For me, I will mainly follow and if appropriate, comment on running topics relating to Cheating and Safety cases.
  4. NO GOSSIP: Don’t spread any seditious rumours that are only based on hearsay. Believe me, you will not like it if you are on the receiving end of malicious rumours. Gossips are for aunties in hair salons, and it has no place in running where good things are based on facts and supported by science.
  5. DON’T HANG DIRTY LAUNDRY: Avoid openly confronting others over sensitive personal issues. Try messaging them privately first or better to chat privately over the phone or face-to-face. Unlike the Western World, in Asia, saving “face” is a huge deal.
  6. RIGHT CHANNEL: If you want to complain about a running event, firstly check the terms and conditions of the event, and find out how to lodge a complaint officially. When respect and follow their official procedures, you are more likely to reach the right outcome.
  7. COPY CAT: Always give credit to the ORIGINAL source of the story/idea and photographs about which you post.
  8. NO FAKE NEWS: Don’t simply write about risqué issues/topics without a nobel reason and make sure that you have hard evidence to back your claims.
  9. BE EARNEST: Be absolutely truthful to your online readers/followers in order to build yourself a good reputation. In the end, when it matters, you will be judged by your reputation not by the numbers of Followers.
  10. SPREAD THE LURVE: Share as many good and positive running stories and news as you want because you will directly or indirectly help to inspire and motivate runners.

Everyone is specifically unique and has something worthwhile to contribute to the running world. Have you found your running niche on social media yet…?

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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.

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