RHB Shimano Highway Ride 2018🌛🛣️ by Gus Rider

Editor’s Note

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I’ve participated in this exciting annual cycling twice before : In 2016, I joined the 108km distance riders on my standing-only Elliptigo bicycle, and again in 2017, when I rode 105km on my road bike. This year, the long distance category has increased to 120km…!! While, the intermediate distance of 78km  remains unchanged. The long and undulating LEKAS highway route is great for testing your cycling endurance, skill and strength.

On the other hand, if you’re a casual rider, or if you want to simply enjoy a SAFE FUN RIDE with your family and friends on a fully CLOSED & LIT Highway, then you should register them for the 17km. There’s even a 12km Children Category too…👍

During Race Kit Collection, you can pick up some great offers on sports and cycling brands and merchandises.

After the race, you can enjoy all kinds of free hot and cold snacks, and refreshing beverages courtesy of the Event Organiser and Sponsors.

INCLUSIVE Mass Cycling Event Attracts International & Local Riders….Regardless Of Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Social Class or Ability, there is a category to suit you..!!

EXCLUSIVE Cycling Venue, and Cycling Event Sponsorship & Management…like no other in Malaysia.

Come & Join Our Big, Happy Cycling Community…and REGISTER NOW at www.lekashighwayride.my

Learn more about it…..

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🚴Event | RHB Shimano Highway Ride 🌛🛣️

Date | 18 August 2018

Venue | LEKAS Highway (Kajang Toll)

Distance | 120km/ 78km/ 17km/ 12km

Flag Off | 8pm (subject to final confirmation)

Total Rides | Approx. 4,000

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MALAYSIA’S BIGGEST NIGHT CYCLING RACE IS BACK

Kuala Lumpur, 17 April 2018  

The LEKAS Highway night cycling event returns for its fifth edition on 18 August this year. The RHB Shimano Highway Ride @ LEKAS 2018 is held in collaboration with RHB Banking Group, Shimano and Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban Sdn Bhd (LEKAS Highway), a member of IJM Corporation Berhad Toll Division. It is the only night cycling event held in the nation on a fully lighted up and closed highway.

More than 4,000 people of all ages are expected to take part this year. To fuel the excitement, the 120km route in the competitive ride has been lengthened by 15km longer than last year. Both the 120km and 78km race routes will start and end at Kajang Selatan Toll Plaza, Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban E21 (LEKAS Highway).

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During the launch event, held at IJM ICE Gallery at Pantai Sentral Park today, the Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG) was appointed as the first ever Ambassador of the RHB Shimano Highway Ride @ LEKAS cycling event. To kick-off the event, a 2km Demo Ride was held around the launch vicinity participated by TSG, together with young riders of the Tri-Amateur Triathlon Club and invited guests.

The RHB Shimano Highway Ride @ LEKAS 2018 is a much awaited event amongst cyclists not just in Malaysia but across the Region, being the one and only night ride on a closed highway. There is a growing interest in cycling among youngsters today, as witnessed in the 2017 race where more than 300 youth and children participated in the event. We hope to attract more youths to engage in both leisure and competitive cycling to achieve a wholesome lifestyle with a healthy body, mind and soul. We are grateful to have TSG and the Tri-Amateur Triathlon Club with us today to motivate our young people, said Dato Khairussaleh Ramli, Group Managing Director of RHB Banking Group.

“With Shimano’s involvement, we hope we can contribute to the cycling culture and industry in Malaysia,” said Eugene Koh, Deputy Director of Shimano.

Dato Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad said: We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with RHB, Shimano and other sponsors again. As the venue sponsor, LEKAS, under IJMs Toll Division strives to provide a safe and well-organized venue for cycling enthusiasts through the total closure of the highway for the entire duration of the event. We put a lot of value into associating the IJM brand with this healthy, community-driven activity and look forward to inspiring people of all ages to turn out and enjoy the race festivities.

LEKAS has obtained the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities such as the Ministry of Works (MOW), the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) and Malaysia Highway Authority (MHA). Road closure and traffic management measures will start from 5.00pm on 18 August 2018 until 3.00am on 19 August 2018. Road closure information will be disseminated to the public through various media.

Cycling is an exciting sport that is rapidly catching on among Malaysians. However, safety should be a top priority among riders. We have put in place stringent safety measures to ensure the safety of all participants, especially the young riders, said Albertt Leong, Race Director of GoSportz.

Categories for the 120km race are the Open (men/women aged 22 years and above), Veteran (men aged 45 years and above) and the Corporate/Open Team (men/women aged 22 years and above). Fees for these categories are RM170 (for individual registration, RM150 for early bird by 6 May 2018) or RM2,000 per corporate/open team.

Categories for the 78km race are the Open (men/women aged 22 years and above), Veteran (men aged 45 years and above), and the Young Adults (boys/girls between the ages of 17 and 21 years). Fees for these categories are RM160 (RM140 for early bird by 6 May 2018).   IJM Land Berhad, a member of the IJM Group, continues to sponsor 100 participants under the Young Adults Category for the fifth consecutive year.

Meanwhile, the Fun Ride has three categories, which are the 17km VIP (by invitation only), the 17km Teens (ages 13 to 16 years) and the 12km Children (ages 10 to 12 years). The categories for teens and children are fully sponsored by IJM, however, a RM20 refundable deposit per participant is required upon registration.

Registration is now open and will close on 13 June 2018 (or upon reaching the participant limit of 4,000, whichever comes first). Participants can register at www.lekashighwayride.my .

The event will feature a Cycling and Sports Carnival on 11 to 12 August 2018. The carnival promises many activities and great deals and promotions from exhibitor and sponsor booths. In addition, participants will be collecting their Race Pack Collection at the venue during the carnival. The participants will receive an event jersey/t-shirt, a goodie bag, a personalised bib number, a timing chip, a finisher medal, an e-certificate and refreshments.

For more information, visit

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EVENT SPONSORS AND PARTNERS FOR THE RHB SHIMANO HIGHWAY RIDE @ LEKAS 2018:-
Title Sponsors
RHB Banking Group
Shimano

Venue Sponsor
Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban Sdn Bhd (LEKAS Highway)

Main Sponsors
IJM Corporation Berhad
Bike Science
IJM Land Berhad
GigaTera (M) Sdn Bhd
EV-Dynamic Sdn Bhd

Supporting Sponsors
Brother International (M) Sdn Bhd
100 Plus
Ice Mountain
Rocktape
Endurace
Cycling Plus Malaysia
Rudy Project
Allianz General Insurance Company (M) Bhd
Ikram Paves Sdn Bhd

About the RHB Banking Group

The RHB Banking Group, with RHB Bank Berhad as the holding company, is the fourth largest fully integrated financial services group in Malaysia. The Groups core businesses are structured into seven main business pillars, namely Group Retail Banking, Group Business & Transaction Banking, Group Wholesale Banking, RHB Singapore, Group Shariah Business, Group International Business and Group Insurance. Group Wholesale Banking comprises Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Group Treasury & Global Markets, Asset Management and Private Equity. All the seven business pillars are offered through the Groups main subsidiaries  RHB Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad and RHB Insurance Berhad, while its asset management and unit trust businesses are undertaken by RHB Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. and RHB Islamic International Asset Management Berhad. The Groups regional presence now spans ten countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong/China, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Myanmar. For more information, please visit http://www.rhbgroup.com

About Shimano
Established in 1921 and incorporated in 1940 in Japan (Sakai City, Osaka), Shimano Inc. designs, conducts R&D, manufactures and sells high quality bicycle components, rowing and fishing equipment. In 1973, Shimano established its first factory in Singapore outside of Japan. By leveraging on the quality workforce here, Shimano has since grown into a full-fledged manufacturing plant complete manufacturing capabilities. Shimano Singapore set up its sales office in 1996. It is the regional headquarters for sales and marketing of all Shimano products in South-East Asia and aims to promote cycling culture in the region.
About Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban Sdn Bhd
LEKAS Highway offers the alternative route from Kajang to Seremban, Senawang and Kuala Pilah. The 44.3 km highway starts at Kajang Selatan in Selangor and ends at Paroi in Negeri Sembilan. There are nine interchanges along the highway at Kajang Selatan, Semenyih, Eco Majestic, Pajam, Mantin, Setul, Ulu Temiang, Ampangan and Paroi. Users also can find several places of interest are accessible such as Mantin, Broga Hill, the Jeram Toi Waterfall, ostrich farm in Jelebu, Istana Seri Menanti and Seremban International Golf Club. Two rest and service areas are located on each side of the highway at Beranang, between the Semenyih and Eco Majestic Interchange. For those who travelling from Kuala Lumpur would find the highway a convenient way to get to Kuala Pilah and states of Pahang and Johor. To get onto LEKAS highway, one has to take exit 1804A that is accessible from the SILK Highway, Cheras-Kajang Highway and the South Klang Valley (SKVE) towards the SILK Highway. From PLUS North-South Highway, LEKAS Highway can be accessed through Kajang Exit 210 near Country Heights towards via SILK Highway towards Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Melaka and Johor. From MRR2, the highway can be accessed via Cheras-Kajang Highway (Grand Saga). With the abolishment of toll collection at Batu 11 Toll Plaza (towards Kajang Bound) and Batu 9 Toll Plaza (towards KL Bound), user can save money and reach destination earlier. From the south, the road user also can access LEKAS through PLUS North-South Highway at Senawang Exit 220, Port Dickson Exit 219 and Nilai /Pajam Exit 215. Seremban is also accessible from Setul or Paroi as well as Ampangan.

About GoSportz Sdn Bhd
GoSportz Sdn Bhds principal business is in sport marketing and event management. It has vast experience in sports event organisation and management since 2013 and is backed by a group of industry players with more than 20 years of experience in organising sports events such as triathlon, duathlon, running and cycling events in Malaysia and abroad. GoSportz Sdn Bhds total event management solution ranges from initiation, resource planning, technical advisory, equipment rental, human resource support, marketing support to sponsorship management.

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READ MY 2017 PREVIEW

https://gusghani.com/2017/02/21/​rhb-shimano-highway-ride-2017-press-conference-preview/

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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.

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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RYSE Gladiators Challenge 2018  – Semenyih & Sunway

RYSE Gladiators Challenge 2018  – Semenyih & Sunway

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Obstacle Course Races are extremely thrilling and action-packed events, where you must crawl, jump, climb, hop, lift your way along a course/circuit peppered with obstacles which are designed to test your Agility, Power, Speed and overall Fitness Level. If done right, it’s Challenging, Fun and Satisfying!

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I was excited to be invited by Race Director Maria Wong as a Special Guest to test out this new obstacle course circuit at three different dates and venues.

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So, here are my highlights (including Commentaries, Photos & Videos) of Malaysia’s First Ever Intervarsity Obstacle Circuit Race….and if you want to test your physical skills, I have great news for you! RYSE is offering 20% discount exclusively to Friends of Happy Runner! Find out how you can grab your discounted race tickets below..!!

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3 UNIVERSITIES & 3 TIME TRIALS

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The time trials to select the fastest OCR students to represent their respective universities were conducted at INTI International University (Nilai), University of Nottingham (Semenyih) & Sunway University (Sunway) which I have categorised below as Heat 3, Heat 2 & Heat 1 respectively.

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9 QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS & RELAY TEAMS; ONLY 1 CHAMPION

During the qualifying rounds, the Top 3 FASTEST Individuals & Relay Teams from each University will automatically qualify for The Finals.

👉Event | RYSE Gladiators Challenge 2018

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⏱️Official Timing | SEIKO by @innotex_scsb

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NEWEST OBSTACLE COURSE
11 OBSTACLES➡️Hop & Duck ➡️Revenger➡️ Zig-Zag Wall ➡️ Infinity Wall➡️ Cargo Net Descend➡️ Spidey Playground ➡️ Hulk Tyre Flip➡️ Balance Bridge➡️Mario Jump➡️ Cliff Hanger

🇲🇾Malaysia’s First…⚡RYSE GLADIATORS 2018 InterVarsity Obstacle Circuit Race🏃

3️⃣ Universities➡️3 Teams➡️ 3 Locations ➡️3 Heats▶️ONE Champion🏆 💪Challengers ✓INTI International University ✓Sunway University ✓University of Nottinghamshire⭐

💥FINALS – 21 April 2018, 9AM FINALS & 4PM OPEN DAY

Organiser: RYSE
More event info & TO REGISTER ➡️https://www.ryseaboveall.com

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☀️HEAT 3 SELECTIONS

Date | 13~14 April 2018

Venue | Sunway University

My Time: 3:45 (including 60 seconds penalty for trying to be too ambitious at the Cliffhanger 🤣

My Review – This 3rd venue was unique compared to the earlier two locations because it was a COVERED outdoor space which was SMALLER but it felt CLOSER to a Gladiator Arena because the participants will feel and hear the presence of the spectators close-up and even at the overhead balconies. Moreover, at Sunway University, the positions of the Zig-Zag Wall and the Mario Jump were switched with each other. Despite this minor change, I was on my way to a personal sub-3 minute best time, until an untested move at the last Cliffhanger obstacle costed me a 60 seconds penalty. Still, I was pleased with my overall performance because my skills and speed can definitely improve further with more practices.

📹Watch The Action!

➡️ My Time https://youtu.be/k6-ZWPiq3lY

➡️ Solo Run https://youtu.be/Eu9-wpVbxKU

➡️ Team Relay https://youtu.be/noeDTOo1Vhg

➡️ Never Give Up https://youtu.be/GL8_EXc5WDo

📸Photos from Sunway

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☀️HEAT 2 SELECTIONS…

Date | 1~2 March 2018
Venue | University of Nottingham, Semenyih
My Time: 3:34

My Review – With lush Broga Hill in the background, University of Nottingham boasts a beautiful campus with modern design. The race venue was located at the outdoor basketball courts of their Sports Centre.

Being my second test run, I was more prepared and ready to take on the obstacle circuit. My key objective was to complete the circuit without any time penalty. Fortunately, I did just that, and I was elated with my significant improvement of 1min 44sec finish time.

📹Watch The Action!

💥 Best Video by RYSE https://youtu.be/uC3tnBx1y5w

➡️ My Personal Best https://youtu.be/THnCHocLPLQ

➡️ The Cliffhanger https://youtu.be/Au6S4ahqxhk

➡️ Balance Bridge & Mario Jump https://youtu.be/MIYDTyamp-o

➡️ Monkey Swing https://youtu.be/GqN7I1z8Iq8

➡️ Hulk Flip https://youtu.be/W9y2IEQB5Ew

➡️ Spidey Playground https://youtu.be/0CdepgQUq6I

➡️ Infinity Wall https://youtu.be/k0NRxuFRYXI

➡️ Zig-Zag Wall https://youtu.be/4aKm815TzTE

➡️ Over, Under & Thru https://youtu.be/mJgeF_FzcKA

➡️ At Start Line https://youtu.be/dRzSqMBHV_o

➡️ RYSE Gladiator Raymond https://youtu.be/g0DXvTc6BOw

➡️ Female Contestant https://youtu.be/o_HBuA7sfKQ

➡️ Gladiators Never Quit https://youtu.be/3n9XFGFVSGA

📸Photos from Semenyih

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☀️HEAT 1 SELECTIONS… INTI International University on 16-18/Mar 2018.
My First RYSE GLADIATORS

My Time | 5:18 (including 60 seconds penalty for failing Zig-Zag Wall).
⭐my action video courtesy of RYSE https://youtu.be/uC3tnBx1y5w⭐

✍️ my full INTI report https://gusghani.com/2018/03/31/ryse-to-the-challenge-by-happy-runner/
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🎉3 LUCKY CONTEST WINNERS

Congrats AHMAD, SHAMSUL & SOORYA on winning race slots to the inaugural RYSE GLADIATORS CHALLENGE at University of Nottingham on 21 April 2018, Open Day (4pm).
Contest Organiser ➡️Happy Runner
Prize Sponsor ➡️RYSE

HOW TO ENJOY 20% BIB DISCOUNT

Simply email to gusghani@gmail.com your Name & Contact Number, and we’ll help you register at 20% OFF (After Discount rm80 = rm100 minus rm20) for Individual Race Slots the Open Day at University of Nottingham on 21 April 2018 (4pm). Video Clip➡️ https://youtu.be/FEQfaaL17EQ

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For race info, visit http://www.ryseaboveall.com

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#OpenDay #trialselections #obstaclecircuitrace #intervasity
#intiinternationaluniversity #universityofnottingham
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#seiko #happyrunner #contest

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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.

About The Author

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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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100PLUS Healthier Choice Logo Award Launch

 

100PLUS Healthier Choice Logo Award Launch On 12th April 2018 at MYDIN, USJ.

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Editor’s Note✍️

Did you know that 100PLUS had introduced the FIRST isotonic drink to Malaysia back in 1983? Since then, many Malaysians have got used to drinking 100PLUS whenever we need to quench our thirst and hydrate instantly.

Fortunate for athletes and sportsmen, 100PLUS is the TOP drink sponsor of so many sporting events, and this popular isotonic drink is commonly provided free-of-charge to the relief of sporting event participants.

Even BETTER news for Malaysians, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd has taken the initiative to voluntarily meet the Healthier Choice Logo (HCL) standards set by the Ministry of Health. What this means is a significant REDUCTION in its sugar content to 6gm of sugar to every 100gm! At a point when half of Malaysians are obese or overweight, the HCL can be seen as urging the Food Industry players to contribute to a healthier lifestyle for Malaysians.

There is a myth that says that tasty food is not heathy. Well, after tasting all the flavours of 100PLUS new HCL drinks including the latest blackcurrant one, I can vouch that the reformulated version actually tastes BETTER even with less sugar!

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

100PLUS AWARDED WITH HEALTHIER CHOICE LOGO
BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA

100PLUS also launches an all-new, crowd favourite flavour -100PLUS BLACKCURRANT

PETALING JAYA, 12 APRIL 2018: Since the launch in 1983 as the first isotonic beverage in Malaysia, 100PLUS has always been ahead of its time with its Sports & Active Lifestyle positioning. Understanding the shift in consumer preference towards healthier beverage, 100PLUS takes the leap to meet the demand. Today, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd is proud to announce the whole range of 100PLUS will now carry the Healthier Choice Logo.

The reformulated 100PLUS ORIGINAL and 100PLUS ACTIVE was released with the Healthier Choice Logo last year after the launch by the Ministry of Health in April 2017. 100PLUS followed suit with the initiative to reformulate the whole range including 100PLUS BERRY, 100PLUS ORANGE, and 100PLUS LEMON LIME, which had rolled out into the market with the Healthier Choice Logo printed on its new packaging starting March 2018.

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Graham Lim, Vice President, Brand Marketing of F&N said, “From here forward, each beverage in our portfolio will trail along as we are committed to offer our consumers the best. 100PLUS will also make headway as a healthier beverage among consumers who are not only active in sports, but live an active lifestyle too. Now everyone can enjoy 100PLUS as a healthier choice of beverage with a lower amount of sugar content.

“Reformulation is a complex process, and we want to ensure that we were still able to retain the right balance of taste and flavours that are already favoured by our consumers as well as providing the optimal benefits of rehydration. We have successfully revamp the formula for the entire range of 100PLUSvariants, which will now contains 6 grams or lesser amount of sugar for every 100ml, and essentially meeting the criteria for Healthier Choice Logo regulation. This is in line with the brand’s aspiration to encourage individuals to unleash their potential and live an active lifestyle,” added Graham Lim.

The Healthier Choice Logo is intended to provide point-of-sale information to the consumer in making informed food choices. The objective is to create an environment which supports healthy eating and to promote active living for all.

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Leong Wai Yin, 100PLUS Senior Marketing Manager added, “In conjunction with this healthier movement, we also wanted to elevate the excitement further by launching an all new flavour that ranks amongst the most popular flavours Malaysians love; 100PLUS Blackcurrant – a refreshing carbonated dark purple drink that will not only provides an optimum hydration, but satisfy your taste buds.”

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100PLUS Ambassador Mira Filzah, who was present in the launch said, “Being in the entertainment industry, work schedule can get hectic very quickly. Hence, I choose 100PLUS as my go-to beverage to hydrate my body throughout the day. Not only does it provides a refreshing taste, it also helps to replenish body fluid lost.”

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Joining Mira to celebrate and host the launch was celebrity host CK Faizal. The event was also graced by Lai Ming Kong, Senior Vice President, Domestic Commercial Operations F&N and Datin Wira Dr. Hajah Siti Hawa Mohd, Director of Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad.

Stay hydrated with Malaysia’s No. 1 Isotonic Drink, a smarter choice for your active lifestyle!

About Healthier Choice Logo

The implementation of Healthier Choices Logo (HCL) is an initiative by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, launched by Deputy Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi Yahaya on 20 April last year. It is in line with the strategy of the National Plan of Action for Nutrition Malaysian (NPANM) III (2016-2025) to promote healthy eating and active living for all. The 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) 2012 Resolution also highlighted the importance of food labelling schemes as a strategy to educate consumers on healthy food choices. Besides that, 23rd ASEAN Summit 2013 stressed the roles and responsibilities of food industries to produce more food that are healthier in the market.

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Food products may carry the Healthier Choices Logo if they meet the nutrient criteria specified by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. The implementation of HCL is on voluntary basis by the industries. Applications need to be submitted to Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia and certification will be given upon approval. These guidelines are applicable to individual company and its advertising and/or other related agencies.

However, the primary responsibility for enforcing and conforming to these standards lies solely with the individual company. In the context of these guidelines, food refers to both foods and beverages.

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About 100PLUS

100PLUS was the first isotonic beverage to be launched in Malaysia in 1983. It is thirst-quenching and caffeine-free, specially formulated to help restore what the body has lost during physical exertion and rehydrate the body to its optimal hydration balance. Its unique formula combines fluids, carbohydrates and electrolytes for quick and efficient absorption of fluids into the body.

Today, 100PLUS is one of the leading brands under the F&N flagship in Malaysia. It is produced and distributed by F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd, the largest soft drinks distributor and manufacturer in Malaysia.

For more information on 100PLUS, please visit the official website at https://100plus.com.my/ or social media page @my100plus at Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

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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.

About The Author

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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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RYSE TO THE CHALLENGE by Happy Runner

RYSE TO THE CHALLENGE by Happy Runner

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Editor’s Note

It is refreshing to witness the introduction of a new homegrown Obstacle Course Race (OCR) event in Malaysia, at a time when existing foreign OCRs such as Spartan Malaysia & Viper Challenge have become over-commercialized and too predictable.

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What attracted me about the recently launched, RYSE GLADIATORS CHALLENGE 2018, was the Founder Maria Wong’s noble VISION of creating a local OCR which strive to give youngsters and newbies a systematic platform which can teach Youngsters about Grit, Determination and Teamwork, while keeping FIT and HEALTHY.

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Being a Fitness Coach, myself, I have had many first-hand experiences of witnessing the unmistakable positive impact of Sports and Exercise on People of all walks of life, and the Community. Therefore, I was happy to cover this outdoor event, and share my experience accordingly with the Event Organiser RYSE and the OCR Fans out there….

THRILLING THREESOME

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For its debut, RYSE has enlisted 3 premium private universities – INTI, Nottinghamshire & Sunway – to challenge each other for the right to be the first ever Champion of Malaysia’s First Intervarsity Obstacle Circuit Race à la RYSE GLADIATORS CHALLENGE (RGC) 2018. Each participating University will conduct their own OCR heats under the close supervision of Organiser & Referee RYSE whereby the Fastest Times for the Top 3 Individual & Team Relay categories will automatically qualify and represent their respective university in the Grand Final to be held at University of Nottinghamshire on 21st April 2018.

PASSIVE TO ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

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Although, RGC 2018 is only open to the students from these 3 Universities, the Public will be allowed to participate in the afternoon of the Finals. Moreover, RYSE Director Maria Wong is inviting all eligible students, not just the fit ones, to try their new and exciting obstacle course. Afterall, apart from the competition aspect, the underlying objective of RGC 2018 is to promote healthy outdoor activities among the students whose lives are typically engaged in studying to pass exams, and many of these students lead a sedentary lifestyle, spending long hours staring at computer screens.

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Therefore, being able to engage in more healthy activities, such as RGC 2018, the students can learn that achieving a good Work-Play-Rest balance is as important as scoring top academic marks. In fact, scientific research has shown that regular exercise can help people’s minds to FOCUS BETTER!

BREAKING NEW GROUND

Unlike public and state universities, the exclusive private Universities tend to be more elusive, and they don’t interact with each other, preferring to keep to themselves. According to RYSE Director, Maria Wong, in the beginning, the private universities were extremely hesitant and skeptical of the intention of the untested RGC 2018. Only after countless meetings with several resistant private universities, RGC 2018 organising committee was able to persuade INTI, Nottinghamshire and Sunway Universities to collaborate and as they say…the rest is history.

At A Glance…

Malaysia’s First InterVarsity Obstacle Circuit Race🏃

3️⃣ Universities➡️3 Teams➡️ 3 Locations ➡️3 Heats▶️ONE Champion🏆 💪Challengers ✓INTI International University ✓Sunway University ✓University of Nottinghamshire⭐

⏬FINALS – 21 April 2018 at University of Nottinghamshire

Event | RYSE GLADIATORS CHALLENGE 2018

NEWEST OBSTACLE COURSE
11 OBSTACLES➡️Hop & Duck ➡️Revenger➡️ Zig-Zag Wall ➡️ Infinity Wall➡️ Cargo Net Descend➡️ Spidey Playground ➡️ Hulk Tyre Flip➡️ Balance Bridge➡️Mario Jump➡️ Cliff Hanger

📹VIEW FULL VIDEO Obstacles https://youtu.be/pM63M1y-KAY ☀️On Race Day 2, INTI International University on 16-18/Mar 2018.

🔥1st Heat – Top 3 Individuals & Relay Team qualify for the Championship Finals (COMPLETED)

Date | 16~18/March 2018

Venue | INTI International University, Nilai

1st Heat Top Race Results⏱️👍

Best Pro⏱️ 1:41 (Street Workout Champ Capt. Joe)
Best Student⏱️ 2:05 (Ali Azim)
Best Relay⏱️ 1:30 (Dharvesh Gunness/Salem Mokhtar)

FLASHBACK CLIPS (1st Heat, INTI University)
Editor’s Pick➡️ https://youtu.be/T_ydAPJlItw
Part 1➡️https://youtu.be/k-0Xh_STKiE
Part 2➡️https://youtu.be/8oOnCEe3Jhw
Part 3➡️https://youtu.be/9q8-VCG49q4
Part 4➡️https://youtu.be/TGUjo0gdvH8

🔥 2nd Heat – Top 3 Individuals & Relay Team qualify for the Championship Finals

Date/Time | 1~2/March 2018 / 4pm~10pm

Venue | University of Nottinghamshire, Semenyih

🔥 3rd Heat – Top 3 Individuals & Relay Team qualify for the Championship Finals

Date/Time | 13~15/April 2018 / 4pm~10pm

Venue | Sunway University, Sunway

Organiser & Title Sponsor: RYSE

Official Time Keeper: SEIKO

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✔ ️For Event Updates… Follow RyseAboveAll

✔ For More Information & To REGISTER️.. https://www.ryseaboveall.com/pages/rysegladiatorssignup

My First RYSE GLADIATORS Trial

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Many thanks to Maria Wong for giving me a Guest Invitation to INTI University for a try-out, and thanks to the helpful RYSE CREW who made me feel welcomed, even though, I was a senior veteran!

Inspired by watching American Ninjas on TV, I blazed through the 11-obstacle course in a respectable time of 4 minutes and 18 seconds. However, the Zig-Zag Wall costed me an additional 60 seconds penalty as my feet had illegally touched the ground. Nevertheless, I was feeling young again as I climbed, jumped, and bobbed through the obstacle circuit, and after crossing the finish line, I felt a sense of exhilaration.

⭐Checkout this cool video of my actions produced by the RYSE Editorial Team..  https://youtu.be/uC3tnBx1y5w

Course Assessment

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Frankly, I loved this new obstacle circuit because it really tests and challenges your overall fitness level. Don’t let the short obstacle course fool you, it takes not only STRENGTH and SKILLS to complete it, but you also need good BALANCE and SPEED for a top finishing time.

Safety First

For safety, the Participants must meet a minimum level of fitness to take on this course, and without any training beforehand, the risk of injury is significantly increased. No matter your age, if you have any doubts about your fitness capacity, please consult a doctor before signing up.

Fun & Fitness

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Working out solo in a gym can get tedious and uninspiring at times, therefore, I salute Maria, RYSE and the official participating Universities for giving their students and the public an opportunity to make exercise fun and inspirational….

OFFICIAL RGC 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE

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Here below are some snapshots and videos of the RGC2018 Press Conference which was held on at Ara Damansara. The Speakers were Maria Wong (Organiser RYSE), Dr Muhammad Izzat Nor Ma’arof (Senior lecturer INTI international University), Mr Teh Kean Sing (Head of Student Development & Sports, Sunway University), and Mr. Muhammad Affendi Faizal (Sports Complex Manager, The University of Nottinghamshire Malaysia).

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Also present were the Event Sponsors & Partners….INNOTE, ASCENSE, CHOBANI, MILO…

PC VIDEOS – To Be Uploaded

HASHTAGS

#NEW #EVENT #ryseaboveall #ObstacleRace #InterVarsity #INTI #UniversityOfNottingham #SunwayUniversity #pressconference #aradamansara #media #happyrunner #sports #nilai

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About The Author

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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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🦁LION PARKSON RUN 2018 – Preview by Happy Runner

🦁LION PARKSON RUN 2018 – Preview by Happy Runner

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Thank you to LION-PARKSON FOUNDATION (LPF) for inviting me for the second time (read my previous preview for Lion Parkson Run HERE) to the Press Conference for the 3rd Lion Parkson Run at Lion Group HQ in Kuala Lumpur on 15 Mar 2018.

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This FEEL GOOD RUN promises to be an enjoyable occasion for avid runners, as well as for the whole FAMILY.

Meanwhile, you will automatically HELP raise funds for disadvantaged children’s EDUCATION and to continue the RENOVATION works of a children shelter home for mentally and physically handicapped children. A couple of years ago, I did visit this shelter home in Bangi, and I can honestly say that I was touched by the LOVING CARE the abandoned and disabled children were receiving from the EXTRAORDINARY care-givers team.

(READ..about my 2015 visit to children’s home.. https://gusghani.com/2015/11/11/the-heart-of-lion-parkson-run-2015/.)

For more useful Event Information, and for my coverage of the related Press Conference, do read on…

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☕ COFFEE FIRST

📣Lion Parkson Run Is Back!

🏃🦁 Event | Lion Parkson Run
Date | 22 April 2018
Venue | PAVILION KL

Distance | 10km / 3km
Organiser | Lion-Parkson Foundation
TARGET | 5,000 Runners

#10km #LionParksonRun #Pavilion #charityrun #running #happyrunner #media #pressconference

PRESS CONFERENCE…rewind⏮️
🌼LIVE Speech by Natalie Cheng, Parksons Merchandising Director PART 1 ∆https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1255845534518462&id=259552534147772 …and PART 2 ∆https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1255850554517960&id=259552534147772

🌼LIVE Media Questions & Answers… https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1255858847850464&id=259552534147772

🌼PC FLASHBACK 📹

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❤️ RUNNING WITH HEART & FOR PRIDE

What’s Good About It…

🔥 Helping disadvantaged children is good for the Soul.

🔥 First running event at KL PAVILION.

🔥 Special 1km category for Cancer Patients & Survivors.

🔥 Attractive Polo Event T-shirts

🔥 10km Finisher Tee for Top 1,000 Runners

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DON’T BLINK

I heard that tomorrow 22-Mar 2018 will be last day for registration, so get cracking!

REGISTER NOW ➡️http://www.checkpointspot.asia/Event/EventInfo.aspx?EventCode=JhqmUX8ysNw%3d

 

** PRESS RELEASE **

Official Launching of Lion Parkson Run 2018

LION PARKSON RUN 2018 TO RAISE FUND FOR EDUCATION AND BANTING HOME FOR HANDICAPPED & MENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN

Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2018 – Lion-Parkson Foundation (LPF) is organising the third Lion Parkson Run at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on 22 April 2018 to raise funds for education and charity including the expansion of the Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children in Banting, Selangor.

The Home for special children was built at a cost of RM2.2 million contributed by LPF, on a 4.17 acres piece of land worth RM1.2 million donated by Lion Group. The funds to build the Home came from a series of TV programs in 2008 and the Million Dollar Grand Finale Charity Show in February 2009, both produced by LPF Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng. The Home which can accommodate 100 children was officially opened by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng and National Shuttler, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei on 4 November 2012. The expansion of the Home will be able to accommodate another 100 children and an old folks home.

Parkson Merchandising Director, Ms Natalie Cheng in her opening speech invited the general public. members of the mass media and running fraternity to join in the Run for a good cause. The Run will have two routes of 3KM and 10KM. The registration fee for the 10KM route is RM80 whilst the fee for the 3KM is RM55 and RM120 for Family Run, for a family of 2 adults and 1 child aged below 12 years old. There is also a special 1KM run for cancer patients and survivors.

Lion Parkson Run 2018 was then launched by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, Lion Group Director and LPF Trustee, Datuk CS Tang; LPF Trustee, Dr Chua Siew Kiat; and Ms Natalie Cheng.

The run is targeting to attract 5,000 participants. The co-organiser is Lee Chong Wei Foundation whilst the main sponsor for the Run is Parkson,with other sponsor being Polo, Akemi, Flamoff, Hi-Rev lubricants, Hwa Tai, Venue Sponsor – Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 988 FM – Official Radio Station and Official Drink – Spritzer.

Lion-Parkson Foundation was launched in 1990 to administer and disburse funds for various needs such as education, charity and scientific research. Todate, the Foundation has sponsored a total of 448 students through various sponsorship programmes worth RM10.4 million.In addition, the Foundation has also contributed another RM24.5 million towards other causes, making a total contribution of RM34.9 million todate.

For more information or to register for the run, you may visit Checkpoint Spot @ http://www.checkpointspot.asia/ to register online.

Those who may not be running but would like to donate, may visit Lion-Parkson Foundation @ http://www.lion-parksonfoundation.com.my/WebCorp/LPFund.nsf/Introduction and Lion Group @ http://www.lion.com.my for more information.

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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.

About The Author

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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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Dragon Back Run 2018 – Review by Happy Runner

Dragon Back Run 2018 – Review by Happy Runner

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Editor’s Note

This my 3rd Dragon Run, but unlike previous occasions, the race venue is now at SETIA ALAM instead of Jalan Paip, Meru, and the maximum distance has increased to 30K from the previous year’s 25k.

Should I be worried about this extra 5km?

Has the route changed significantly?

What makes this event outstanding?

In this review, I share my latest running battle against an infamous hilly route which can turn grown men’s legs into jelly if you get too close to the unforgiving dragon….

AT A GLANCE
Event | Dragon Back Run
Date | 04 March 2018
Venue | Setia Alam
Distance | 30km  / 21km / 12km
30km | Flag Off 5:30am; Cut Off ⏱️ 4 hours
Total Runners | 900+ (520 for 30km)

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✔️ New Route ✔️ Extended Version

✔️ Hardcore Rolling Hills
✔️ Hot Bowl Of Soya Bean Dessert
✔️ Manageable Crowd

Video : Chat with Elite Runner Norahs

Suicide Mission

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With my last running event being only a 10km run in January 2018, I knew it would be a difficult task to even make it to the finish line in one piece! However, I trusted my running experience and instincts enough to give it a go because I was keen to see the new route and hopefully, I could use this event to jumpstart my running legs. Would I live to regret my decision?

New Shoes

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As though, the absence of adequate training and running mileage weren’t bad enough, I broke another cardinal sin of running which was to wear my brand new ASICS GEL NIMBUS 20 and new ASICS long running tights without testing or breaking them in first. Did I purposely set myself to fail? Or was I taunting the bad tempered Dragon with my unusually disrespectful actions? Either way, I was about to swim in uncharted waters, and it took all my mental strength to keep my cool, and all this, even before the race has started!

Keeping Positive

At the start line, I was silently consoling myself with positive remarks such as, “At least you managed to drag your heavy ass to the start line on time, Gus! The worst that can happen is that I will sweat and burn calories. Let’s take it one kilometre at a time.”

Then, after the race had started, I told myself, “let’s treat it like a half marathon with an initial 9k warm up” which is an old running trick to break long distances into shorter, reachable ones.

My pace was frustratingly slow, and most of the 500 30k runners easily passed me in the morning darkness. Nevertheless, I knew that I must be very patient if I wanted to outlast this mammoth dragon.

So, there I was plodding along like a geriatric and lost in my own thoughts. I didn’t even want to chat with any other runners because I was trying to save every breath like it was my last. Now, that’s the real definition of being “kiasu”!

Same Dragon

I was happy to see that the new route still passed all the major rolling hills, and the only big difference was the extra 5k at the beginning and the end. Being familiar with this wily old dragon, I could visualise my journey back to the finish line which helped eased my mind.

Sore Feet

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The first 20k went as well as I could expect. I was not tired and there were no signs of cramps. Then right after enjoying a cold and refreshing Endurance Electrolytes drink at the N8 Sports Nutrition tent, my feet felt sore as hell. I could barely run, and even walking was painful. Serves me right for not training enough and using brand new shoes!

Survival Mode

With 10km remaining and still facing the fiercest rolling hills at Bukit Cahaya, I was struggling like a helpless bird flapping its broken wings. I had to dig deep just to keep moving. I was mentally kicking myself through the worse of the hills.

Head Down

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Although the last 3k was like hell on earth, I was stubbornly refusing the numerous offers of free rides from the marshals on passing motorbikes. I didn’t care or judge those other struggling runners who caved in and got a lift to the finish line. No matter how desperate my situation, I knew that I could cross the finish line on my own two, be it very sore, legs.

Finish Together

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With 1000 metre to the finish line, I asked 3 ladies, Wan Bun, Stephanie and Suriani to finish this race together with me. After such an epic solo run, it was nice to celebrate the ending with my new friends over a hot bowl of sweet bean curds and patting each other’s backs for slaying the dragons within us…at least for another year.

Video FLASHBACK

Take Note

  • The new route still incorporates all of the signature rolling hills – thankfully!
  • Of course, the extra 5km increases the route’s difficulty level, but on the plus side, it makes for a great Long Slow Distance (LSD) run.
  • I would never recommend new runners to tackle long distance without proper running mileage and training first.
  • Remember to always break in new running shoes and attire before race day.
  • Apart from the soreness in the soles of my feet which I attribute to my lack of proper muscle conditioning, I experienced no toe-jamming or foot swelling because the ASICS GEL NIMBUS 20 fitting and light materials worked great. I will wait until I try it out on my next Full Marathon before I give it a definite rating.
  • This was my first time wearing ankle length running tights made by ASICS. It was so comfortable and there were no signs of sweat after the race. Like my new ASICS running shoes, I will reserve my final verdict on these ASICS long running tights until after wearing it for my next Full Marathon.

Happy Runner Contest Winner

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Congratulations to our Contest Winner Eric Lim for completing his 21km Category (pictured with his running partner Jenica)

Special Acknowledgements👏

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Many thanks to Pacer Sports, Event Sponsors, N8 Sports Nutrition, the amazing Crew, RELA Volunteers, Medical Team, S.P. Wong, Bros Naidu and Chandra who all looked after us so well from start to finish.

Video : Happy Runner Vs Dragon Keeper

*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.

About The Author

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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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Lunar New Year Run 2018 – Review by Happy Runner

Lunar New Year Run 2018 – Review by Happy Runner
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Editor’s Note

Every year, this Family Fun Run is a JOYFUL pre-celebration of the Chinese New Year, and therefore, the AUSPICIOUS colour red and the ZODIAC SIGN for 2018, the Dog, were the main Event theme colours and mascot respectively.

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There was a real festival spirit in the air as 5,000 runners and families with children, dressed in vibrant red colours, descended upon the Setia Alam Urban Park for a chillout Sunday run.

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The situation reminded me of how fortunate Malaysians are to be able to live in a harmonious multi-ethnic country where we respect and appreciate our different backgrounds. In fact, festivals themed runs LIKE THIS ONE, are a great opportunity to participate in each other’s culture and tradition, and in turn, promote deeper understanding and better relationships between the various races, just like our hugely popular Open House tradition during Hari Raya, CNY and Deepavali.

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In the ensuing photos, you will see mostly Chinese runners; and I couldn’t recall seeing any Malays (except for the RELA VOLUNTEERS!), but I did see a couple of Indian runners during the run. Nevertheless, as an independent running blogger, it’s important for me to cover all kinds of running events which reflects the full “colour” spectrum of our society without restricting myself only to those events which favour my personal beliefs – JUST as long as I am invited and welcomed there.

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KEY EVENT INFO

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Event | Lunar New Year Run 2018
Date | 28 January 2018
Venue | Urban Park, Setia Alam
Distance/FlagOff | 10km/7am & 5km/7:30am
Water Stations | 3 WS 10k & 1 WS 5k
🏃Total Runners | 5,000
Organiser | Pacers Sport
SPONSORS | 100Plus, IndoCafe, Kawan Food Truck, Bio Essence

FEELING SAFE & SECURE

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I marked this family-orientated fun run an “A” grade because it was very well planned, neatly organised and efficiently executed under the experienced leadership of Race Director S.P. Wong, Pacers Sport.

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In particular, I give HIGH SCORES to the Event Crew for ensuring a near perfect ROAD SAFETY condition for all the runners, from the fastest to slowest :-

  1. Selecting a safe and running-friendly route,
  2. Utilising traffic cones effectively
  3. Engaging alert road marshals at every main junction,
  4. Employing a mobile team of cyclists to constantly monitor the runners along the whole route,
  5. Hiring 3 Ambulances 🚑
  6. Providing well stocked Water Stations along with Medic Staff & First Aiders

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SPLENDID SPONSORSHIP 😍

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Big thank you to all the Sponsors who provided runners with delicious snacks of 🍉🍌 Roti Canai, Watermelon & Bananas, and ☕ Freeflow Instant Coffee, Isotonic Drink & Water.

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More Photos

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LIVE Video Clips

➡️ Before Flag Off (FB LIVE)

➡️ Start Line (FB LIVE)

➡️ 10km Flag Off

➡️ Running Blogger (IG Post)

➡️ We Did It

➡️ Family Runners (FB LIVE)

➡️ The Stage (FB LIVE)

➡️ Favourite Volunteer

➡️ Water / Aid Station

➡️ Splendid Support Crew

➡️ Roti Canai Runner

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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.

About The Author

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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 Chinese New Year !!

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