April Full Marathons 2019

April Full Marathons 2019

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Editor’s Note

This April must be a good month for marathons because for the first time, 3 Full Marathons will take place simultaneously in Pahang, Perlis & Sabah on the same weekend.

To impress their friends, I would imagine some Marathoners will even try to run both Perlis Marathon on Saturday & Kuantan Marathon on the next day!

Although, it’s nice to have more Marathons in different States, it’s too bad that 3 of them have conflicting dates despite the fact there are 52 weekends from which to choose.

Last Big Clash

The last time such a big clash of Marathon dates happened in 2014, when Putrajaya Night Marathon 2014 took place on Saturday 11th October, and for some unknown reason, Dirigo Events decided to change SCKLM 2014 date to Sunday 12th October!! Oh brother, there were so many zombies running in Kuala Lumpur that fateful Sunday – including me!

Hellish Sore Feet

Two hours after having finished the first 42km in Putrajaya, when all the pain-numbing adrenaline had vanished, the unstoppable and massive lactic acid build up had manifested itself into the mother of all muscle soreness, and I remember every part of my body screaming in pain! What had I gained from having endured such unbearable pain?

It was a great lesson for me to run back-to-back full marathons for my first and last time. The agony of running 2 consecutive marathons was much worse than running 84km Penang Round Island Ultra, and the key difference between the ultra & fm x2 challenge was the long break between finishing PNM 2014 & starting SCKLM 2014. When you try to run after the muscles have cooled down and you’re in recovery mode, your legs become so sluggish, numb and even detached. It felt like gravity had increased 10-fold and everything moved at half the speed – a surreal feeling.

Searching New Challenges

The unknown pain & soreness of your virgin Full Marathon is unforgettable because you have never felt such unique pain like that before, and you’ll never feel it like that ever again because muscle memory kicks in when you run in subsequent marathons. I guess there’s a masochistic streak in some of us who feel the constant need to raise the running bar for new pain by increasing the challenge & distance. Could this be part of the reason why some marathoners move on to ultra running?

Entering Uncharted Territory

Despite knowing very well the hardships of running a single 42km, I suspect that some runners will still push themselves to run two marathons in two days out of curiosity and to test their strength when pushed to their absolute physical & mental limits, and beyond.

Getting Battle Ready

Here’s my 2FM Wish List, if I ever decide to run back-to-back marathons again :-

  1. Train adequately to run one full marathon beforehand.
  2. Prepare two full sets of running gears, including two running shoes.
  3. Double up on the onboard electrolytes & energy gels/bars.
  4. Run the first marathon at a comfortable pace, and imagine the first 42km as a elongated halfway point.
  5. After first marathon, start eating and drinking for recovery & energy within 20 minutes after crossing the finish line.
  6. Have a cold shower after first marathon to reduce muscle soreness.
  7. Massage & rub muscles with deep heat.
  8. Secure 6 hours uninterrupted sleep between the two marathons.
  9. For second marathon, start first 3-5km at slow running pace.
  10. Spare 30 minutes allowance before cut-off time in case of emergencies.
  11. Be absolutely focused and only think about putting one foot in front of the other.
  12. Don’t let other runner’s pace distract you.
  13. Be very determined & stubborn to override the feeling of wanting to stop or give-up.
  14. Keep pushing yourself with inspirational quotes and positive thoughts until you see the finish line.

Foolish Thoughts Again

After writing this piece, I have unexpectedly pumped myself up to run more marathons.

How can I test my theory if I haven’t even registered for any marathons in 2019? I wonder where and when will be my next marathon challenge…

FM Start & Cut Off Times

Malaysia Women Marathon

Date: 04 March 2019

Start Time: 3:00am
Cut Off Time: 6 hours 30 minutes

Perlis Marathon

Date: 27 April 2019

Start Time: 00:01am

Cut Off Time: 7 hours 30 minutes

Run Out Kuantan

Date: 28 April 2019

Start Time: 3:00am
Cut Off Time: 7 hours

Borneo Marathon

Date: 28 April 2019

Start Time: ??
Cut Off Time: 7 hours

Penang Bridge International Marathon

Date: 25 November 2019

Start Time: 1:30am
Cut Off Time: 7 hours

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Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and Virtual Sports ; 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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🗼🏃Tower Running Tips

🗼🏃Tower Running Tips

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Editor’s Note

Running or racing up stairs requires incredible stamina and fitness. In fact, there is a specific way to train for tower runs in order to develop your skills and strength.

Recently, I interviewed Asia’s No.1 Tower Runner, Soh Wai Ching, who shared some useful insights about his favourite event of Tower Running.

Video Interview

No. 5 International & No.1 Asia Tower Runner

Tower Training Tips 1
Tower Training Tips 2

3 Top Tips

  1. Start training program with low intensity.
  2. As you get fitter, increase the number of stairs and sets in your training workout.
  3. As your training progresses, you can try to improve your timing by running up two stairs at a time, as well as pull yourself up with the stairway banners.

Video : Wifey & Me Doing Stairs

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Pak Punjab Restaurant At Jalan Ipoh

Pak Punjab Restaurant At Jalan Ipoh

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Editor’s Note

One fine evening as I was walking along Jalan Ipoh, I’d noticed more than 5 Pakistani restaurants within a 200m stretch with smoke billowing from their shopfront charcoal pits. Many of their diners were seated at tables along the 5-feet walkway in front of the restaurants. From afar, I’d observed that their patrons were a mixed of different nationalities and races, and they were digging into their food of grilled skewered meats, assorted curries, vegetables, rice and naan bread made from tandoori ovens. The aromatic smells of the spices emitting from the restaurants were enough to make me salivate, and I made a mental note to comeback with my wife to try it out.

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A few weeks later, my wife and I found ourselves seated at one of those foreign eateries which I had stumbled across earlier. Again, the smells of grilled spiced meats filled the air, and the evening diners were steadily filling up the Pak Punjab Restaurant.

I had hoped that the busy restaurant was a reliable indicator that this particular restaurant’s food was  going to be authentic and appetising. Good food or not, I was about to find out for myself…

Pakistani Pact

The young Pakistani waiter which took our orders looked very disinterested and he did not say much. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, we decided to place our trust in him to bring us the right order. Perhaps, he was horribly overworked and underpaid, and he was dreaming about being elsewhere. Nevertheless, being a first timer there, I played along with the waiter’s lack of enthusiasm because I’m not familiar with Pakistani food, and right now, I needed him on my side if I was going to order the right dishes.

Picture Menu

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Fortunately, every à la carte dish in the menu was accompanied by a clear photo of it, and I could see that the dishes looked similar to Arabic & Indian food. Like a hapless tourists, I started pointing to a diner at another table, and asked the waiter, “What is he having?”

Verbal Order

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Noticing that the waiter was short-handed, I decided to speed-up our order, and right away, we ordered familiar dishes of one beef keema (minced), two chicken shish kebabs & two roti naan.

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After the waiter left our table, I realised he hadn’t written down our orders which made me worried that he would get our orders wrong.

Buffet Spread

While waiting for our orders to arrive, I sauntered to the buffet table and inspected the vast array of Pakistani dishes. The selection of white and yellow basmati rice looked really good, so I scooped some white long grain rice unto my plate, and accompanied it with an aromatic spinach dish and a portion of spicy-looking dish of mixed lady’s fingers, tomatoes & onions. I also choose to add one of the cold salad dishes from the salad bar unto my dinner plate.

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I really enjoyed my rice, two veg choices and salad selection, and even though, I’d wished that I had gave myself a bigger portion of the delicate basmati rice, I had to leave enough room in my stomach for the other dishes coming!

Round Two

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Fortunately, our waiter brought us exactly what we ordered earlier from the menu, and the oven fresh roti naan had combined well with the aromatic beef keema and chicken shish kebab. The food was tasty, and I noted that the herbs & spices used were stronger than their subtler Middle Eastern version. Plus, some people may find these dishes  a tad too salty, but for us, our meal tonight was a welcome change from our daily Malaysian food. Honestly, I could see us coming back here again in order to try out the other untested Pakistani dishes too.

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Since we’ve never had authentic Pakistani food before, we had no way of verifying its authenticity, but I suspected that the food must have been pretty real to have attracted a big crowd of both Pakistani and Malaysian nationalities.

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Value Meal

Given the number of dishes that we ordered and how full our stomachs were, the total bill came to a very reasonable rm34 which included our drinks of masala tea, iced tea and warm water.

Another plus point for the restaurant was its bright and clean interior, and the decor was less gaudy than what you would find in a typical Indian restaurant.

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In the end, I was happy to add the Pakistani cuisine of Pak Punjab Restaurant to my personal foodie list of international restaurants WITHIN MY BUDGET…

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Sheesh Kebab, somewhere in Punjab State🇵🇰 

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The Underbelly Of The Internet by Gus Ghani

The Underbelly Of The Internet by Gus Ghani

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Part 1 : Advantage Black Hats

Our over reliance upon the smartphone is scary, and it can’t be healthy staring at your handphone screen for long periods. Yet, we’re all guilty of spending so much time surfing the internet on our mobile devices watching YouTube, checking our FB, updating our IG or playing video games.

Personally, I believe that the internet has become over commercialised, and consumers are unknowingly being lured by giant tech companies to spend more time online which in turn will benefit corporations like telecommunications companies, smartphone makers, Apps creaters, social media platforms, and retail industries.

So, what is wrong with using the internet to keep in touch with friends, to buy/sell stuff online and to be entertained? Nothing, except when you’re online, you expose yourself to many serious dangers such as the following :-
1) Online Scam
2) Identity Theft
3) Sexual Predators, Cyber-bullies & Trolls
Everyday, we read in the news about poor victims whose bank account has been hacked and their money siphoned off; somebody cheated out of goods & services bought online, and sadly, too many students have committed suicide or left traumatised by cyber-bullying or being unjustly trolled. Unfortunately, Government, Legal & Enforcement Authorities & State Agencies always seem to be one-step behind the tech-savvy cyber-villains, and often, the cyber criminals are never caught which is damn worrying.

There are other kinds of internet scam and pitfalls which have not been officially identified  or addressed, but can wreak havoc to the lives of unsuspecting internet users. In fact, most likely, you’re already a victim, but you haven’t realised it yet.

If you’re interested to learn more about my horrible findings, like this comment & I’ll share with you via pm the unseen and sinister internet plots and ploys in Part 2 of “The Underbelly Of The Internet”…..

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Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and Virtual Sports ; 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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Promise Virtual Run 2019

Promise Virtual Run 2019

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Editor’s Note

Following the success debut of Malaysia’s first eco-friendly Tribal Virtual Run 2018, the organiser Virtual Sports decided to embark on the Promise Virtual Run 2019 which embodies the same theme of motivating Participants to run by helping-out the Orang Asli Community, as well as preserve our indigenous heritage in a sustainable manner.

FIRST WAVE

💐Congratulations to the following Participants for completing their PROMISE VIRTUAL RUN 2019 mileage :- Amelia (completed both Tribal VR 2018 & Promise VR 2019), Beng Hui (completed both Tribal VR 2018 & Promise VR 2019), Li-Ann, Roshan, Suresh & Suparno.

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You will all be receiving this atttact & eco-friendly rattan ring which was handmade by the Orang Asli.
Thank you for supporting our eco-friendly & sustainable Virtual Run Series by VIRTUAL SPORTS, and equally important, by participating you are helping to empower our Orang Asli Community, as well as promote & preserve our indigenous heritage and environment.
From the bottom of our heart, we thank you for your participation, and we hope that you have found our virtual run experience rewarding…

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE PROMISE VIRTUAL RUN 2019 & SPREAD THE JOY…

LET’S RUN TOGETHER RESPONSIBLY🌈🏃 VIRTUAL SPORTS is proud to launch our second virtual run called PROMISE VIRTUAL RUN 2019, and as you will discover in its details below, we have continued on our theme of empowering the indigenous Orang Asli Community, and fully organic!! RUN MORE, PAY LESS
In addition, our registration fee is a GROUNDBREAKING RM13 only to promote our mantra – NOW, EVERYONE CAN RUN..!! YOUR MISSION: RUN 10KM
YOUR REWARD: 100% ALL NATURAL & ATTRACTIVE RATTAN RING HANDMADE BY ORANG ASLI…

Event : Promise Run Virtual Run
Starts : 05 Jan 2019
Ends : 31 Jan 2019
Total Mileage : 10km
Runners Entitlement : 100% All Natural Rattan Ring which is handmade by Orang Asli
Fee : RM13 (inclusive delivery West/East Msia)
DESCRIPTION : Virtual Sports is proud to collaborate with the Orang Asli Community to present to all participants our cool & eco-friendly reward token in the form of an exclusive rattan ring handmade by the indigenous Orang Asli craftsman. 🏃🏿‍♀️💨THE GAME – Upon registration, each Participant is required to run or walk 10km at once or in piecemeal, anytime & anywhere during the period 05 Jan ~ 31 Mar 2019. 📜 THE RULES – Upon registration, after completion of each run (Minimum 1km to Maximum 10km), you shall email to gusghani@gmail.com your actual running data such as Date/KM/Location. 📬 THE DELIVERY – Your token reward will be delivered by Poslaju within 3~5 working days (West & East Malaysia) of the date of confirmed registration. 🖲️HOW TO REGISTER – Email to gusghani@gmail.com (attn: Virtual Sports) your full name and contact number. Then, you will receive payment information by return email within 24 hours. Immediately upon our receipt of payment proof, you are READY TO START..!! ✔️100% NATURAL & ECO-FRIENDLY TOKEN ✔️ PAY ONLY RM13
✔️ DOORSTEP DELIVERY
✔️ EMPOWER ORANG ASLI
✔️ MOTIVATE YOUR RUN
✔️ RUN AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

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ILLUMI FEST RUN 2019 – A Preview by Happy Runner🎇🏃🐎

ILLUMI FEST RUN 2019 – A Preview by Happy Runner🎇🏃🐎

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EDITOR’S NOTE

The coolest 5km Night Fun Run is back in 2019, and you & your family & friends can expect another SPECTACULAR night of glow-in-the-dark FUN and non-stop ENTERTAINMENT.

There will be a 5km course set up within the grounds of Selangor Turf Club for Participants to run or walk through, and along the way, there will be several colour-themed stations to BEDAZZLE the crowd.

The second half of the entertainment awaits you at the festival village where there will be plenty of exciting interactive booths & displays to THRILL the crowd.

Last year, the talented DJ Jen wooed the crowd with her HOT DANCE tracks. This year, there will be more top DJ spinning their SICK BEATS and you can be sure that the atmosphere will be TOTALLY LIT..💥.

Event | ILLUMI FEST RUN (IFR)

Date/Time | 3rd March 2019 / 8pm

Venue | Selangor Turf Club, Seri Kembangan

Distance | Easy 5km with colour-themed interactive displays

BEST DEAL

To help you, your friends and family gather for a joyous evening, the organiser has kindly provided followers of HAPPY RUNNER with – https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/

a PROMO CODE DISCOUNT which means you only pay rm43/pax if you register before 10 February 2019. SEE HOW YOU CAN GRAB THIS FANTASTIC DEAL BELOW..!!!

WHAT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IFR 2019..??

ABOUT ILLUMI FEST RUN (Official Press Release)

Affectionately known as a party on the run, the Singapore-based event will see participants run and dance into the night as the festivities culminate in a sea of colours at the giant paint party at the finish line. Fuelled by fresh DJ beats, fluorescent paint cannons and high spirits, the celebration continues at the only glow-in-the-dark paint party in the heart of the city. ILLUMI Fest Run has spectacularly neon-painted the cities of Singapore, Hong Kong, and China, as well as Malaysia for the first time in January 2018.

Back by popular demand, the anticipated neon fun run, ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia 2019, presented by MPI Generali is returning for its 2nd Malaysian edition! Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd, in collaboration with MPI Generali Insurans Berhad, is bringing back the exciting glow in the dark event this coming 2 March 2019 at Selangor Turf Club.

Participants can look forward to numerous activities at the Race Village such as the all new giant ILLUMI slide which has an elevation of 3 meters high that slides them down into a pool of paint. Other attractions include The Neon Playground that showcases giant glowing installations of popular games such as Hopscotch, Jenga and Tic-tac-toe for the public to enjoy, ILLUMI Glo Swing that features a LED light embedded swing that activates and changes colour when it moves, and the extraordinary ILLUMI Slow-Mo Splash Photo Booth, the super fun and ultra-original alternative to the traditional photo booth.

Infinitus will also be joining MPI Generali’s movement to empower the underserved community through contributions to The Human Safety Net For Families Programme. RM3 will be donated to The Human Safety Net (THSN) in support of the family programme per registration.

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can ENJOY UNBELIEVABLE DISCOUNT by simy

entering this unique promo code ILLUMIGUSDIS

in the registration link below and continue registration :

https://illumirun.myraceonline.com/2019-kl/ifrmy19/RegIfrmy19/code/promo

The registration deadline : 15 February 2019

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SCKLM IS BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2019

SCKLM IS BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2019

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EDITOR’S NOTE

SCKLM 2019 is 8 months away, but the first wave of registration starts on 15 January 2019. A record gap of 17 months would pass between SCKLM 2018 & the next SCKLM 2019, and for SCKLM Fans, it will feel like an eternity.

I heard that AKLEH portion will be removed from the previous 42km & 21km routes, but the DUKE portion of 42km route will remain same as last year. At least for the Full & Half Marathoners their routes will change partially, but we won’t know the exact route until its official announcement much later.

What else will change? The new event apparel sponsor is Under Armour & 100 Plus makes a comeback as the beverage sponsor.

You can expect the running slots to be oversubscribed as usual, and there will be many runners who will suffer anxiety attacks from tomorrow onwards when online registration opens for SCKLM 2018 Runners first, and the runner’s level of anxiety will peak from 13th February 2019, until all the remaining slots are eventually sold off. If I can recall, the FM & HM running slots were taken-up in matters of days. So, be prepared to register quickly on the opening dates provided, if you want to stand any chance of securing these hot tickets…good luck!

RUNNING KL

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is back and will be held on Saturday, 28 September for 5km and Kids Dash, and Sunday 29 September 2019 for the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km at Dataran Merdeka and the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

Dirigo Events and Standard Chartered Malaysia are pleased to announce a four-year extension to their title sponsorship agreement, taking the Bank’s partnership with the Standard Chartered KL Marathon through year 2022.

Standard Chartered has been the title sponsor of the event since 2009 and celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the bank’s involvement at this year’s event in April. The 2019 edition of SCKLM will also see the inclusion of new, as well as returning sponsors.

NEW & OLD SPONSORS

SCKLM welcomes Under Armour and Banana Boat as first-time sponsors of the event. Seiko resumes its long-standing sponsorship while 100 Plus returns as beverage sponsor for the next 4 years.

SCKLM 2018 RUNNERS

Returning individual* runners from 2018 will have FIRST RIGHTS to register for SCKLM 2019 as well as new Run For A Reason and Corporate Challenge runners EXCEPT 2018 runners who registered with promo codes and sponsored runners are not entitled for 2019 early registrations.

Registrations for returning runners will open from ⭐Tuesday, 15 JANUARY 2019 at 10.00am, and ends at 11.59pm, 12 February 2019.

PUBLIC REGISTRATION
It will be launched to the public on 13 February 2019 and closed on 15 August 2019 or until sold out, whichever comes first. Please note that registrations are only considered confirmed once payment is made and upon issuance of Race ID.

FUN RUN & KIDS
For 2019, the 5km, 3km & 1km will have Speed & Fun Run categories.

DISCONTINUED CATEGORIES

However, group registrations, Ministries Challenge and Universities Challenge are no longer available.

For any enquiries, please contact us via email at 2019@kl-marathon.com

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About The Author

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Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and Virtual Sports ; 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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