Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Cyberjaya Marathon 2014 - Open for registration very soon!

Who wants to run a full marathon at Cyberjaya?

Just when yours truly thought the local running seen couldn't get any better, and that December would be a slow month, along comes the latest edition to marathon running in the shape of the Cyberjaya Marathon. Thanks to the organisers I was able meet the people behind the scenes and learn a bit more about the event. Suffice to say this is a real 42.195km event, unlike some others who call themselves such, and are half a marathon short. It will feature the aforementioned full marathon and a half marathon. Much like BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon, the event will reward finishers of both categories with medals and finisher t-shirts. The start time for the FM will be 4am and for the HM it will be 5am. The cut off times will be 7 hours and 3.5 hours respectively. I have been informed that registration will open very soon. So keep an eye on this page or visit their Facebook page for the latest information.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Bukit Jalil Marathon 2015

A Marathon at Bukit Jalil?

Was waiting for when the Brooks Half Marathon would pop up. Then suddenly there's the Bukit Jalil Marathon 2015. This event is also organised by the Taman Bukit Jalil Running Club. I see that Brooks is the main sponsor, but not the title sponsor. That said, why do they call it Marathon instead of Half Marathon. Well what do I know of such things? In towns in Sarawak we have many 'marathons' too and these can range from 5km runs to 21km runs. Of course now the public in Kuching have been educated to what a marathon actually is by the inaugural Kuching Marathon. This event will be held at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, on 8th March 2015 at 5am. Registration is now available here. From all the information I have garnered this is essentially the same Brooks Half Marathon, except that the event has been 'upgraded' to marathon status to become the Bukit Jalil Marathon 2015. Strangely also the 5km category is closed and is only for sponsor and associate. Oh well am sure when their Facebook page opens we can learn more. Unfortunately I cannot see the wording on the running vest or the finisher t-shirt clearly. All in due time I guess.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Commando Elite Challenge 2015

Do have want it takes to be a Commando?

Ever wondered whether all that running has made you fit enough to tackle a Commando obstacle course? Well wonder no more, because come the 24th and 25th January 2015 at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS), Serdang, Selangor, you will know the answer.  What the participant will face are more than 15km distance that will see them needing to complete 20+ obstacles and workouts challenge combined. This is an on-road and off-road event. So be prepared to get down and dirty.  Only 8000 recruits will be accepted. 4000 recruits will be in action for each day. Runners who complete the event will be entitled to a medal and a drifit finisher t-shirt. Registration will be open very soon. To know more please visit their Facebook page.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Terry Fox Run KL 2014

No Registrations | No Entry Fee | All are Welcome

Now this is my kind of run. Last year I wasn't able to run this, and it looks like the same will happen again this year, no thanks to the clash of runs. However like last year, this year I intend to purchase the t-shirt and run in it on one of my training runs.  The run will be held on November 2nd 2014 at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa! T-Shirt availability and sale locations will be coming soon. For those who don't already know, Terry Fox Run is a non commercial and non competitive run organised by individual volunteers. They do not allow any form of advertising or marketing during the run in respect to Terry Fox's original wish. People contribute to the run because they want to make a difference for Cancer Research, not because there is another agenda in mind. The Run also does not require any form of registration, all you need to do? Just show up and run! Those who want to see how the previous run went can click here. Click here to visit their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Dragon Back Run 2015 - Registration opens very soon!

25km | 15km | 10km

The Dragon Back Run is back! Registration will open on 28th September 2014. The latest edition of this race will be held at 5.30am on 11th January 2015 at Sekolah Kebangsaan Meru 2, Jalan Paip, 40150 Klang, Selangor.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

New Balance Half Marathon 2014

Run 21km at Shah Alam

Who wants to run a half marathon at Setia City Park, Shah Alam on 23rd November 2014 at 6.15am? Two distances are available, 10km and of course 21km. Registration fees are RM70 and RM60 respectively.  Those wanting to register can click here. There will be finisher tees for the half marathon finishers.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

2XU Compression Run Penang 2015

2XU run is coming to Penang!

Am sure all those who ran the 2XU Compression Run in Kuala Lumpur today had a great time. Well come 17th May 2015 Penang will have her very own 2XU Compression Run! The distances will be the same - 5km, 10km and 21km. Word is there will be special announcements on the early bird registration. So keep an eye out for more post on my blog. Am so excited at another chance to run in Penang. Who will join me there?

Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Maze Challenge Asia 2014 - Open for Registration

Who wants to be a Maze Runner?

This event should be kind of surreal for those who have watched the movie. That aside, who doesn't want to run a maze? Throw in a couple of obstacles to challenge the runner. That means getting down and dirty. All that does is increase the fun factor.  Well this event is here in our own backyard. It is held on 29th and 30th November 2014 at The Paddock, Sepang International Circuit. Go to the Facebook page and watch the video. Win prizes for finishing the maze in double quick time. The distance covered is how fast you discover the route out. Click here to learn more and also to register. Hurry as slots are limited. This sort of obstacle run event is becoming very popular nowadays so it usually fills up very fast.

Viper Challenge 2015 - Open for registration very soon!

Get ready to register!

Asia's Toughest obstacle event is back on the 14th & 15th of March 2015. Take the challenge with 20km + 20 obstacles. With new obstacles being introduced to Viper Challenge it's set to win the hearts of both veteran fitness junkies and newborn runners.  Ticket sales begin in 2 days on the 22nd of September 2014 at 12:00am. You can purchase your tickets at www.viperchallenge.com For more ticket info download the guide http://goo.gl/sd7ra2 

Putrajaya Urban City Run 2014

15km Urban Run

From their website: "This event is the continuity of the previous Larian Komuniti 2013 organized by Perbadanan Putrajaya. For this year’s edition, major reform will be introduced. No more the same dull running along the asphalt. We will this time emphasize on the URBAN factor of Putrajaya and incorporate that in Putrajaya Urban City Run 2014. Do expect running along the lake promenade, the dam and the bridges, climbing of stairs and many more exciting sceneries of the iconic Putrajaya.

This event will help to promote Putrajaya as the urban model of a developed city without having to sacrifice the clean and healthy environment where the Putrajaya urbanites are currently enjoying and as a proof that a bustling city is still capable of providing clean air and excellent surroundings and facilities."

All we want to know is when and how much. Well it happens at 7am on 30th November 2014 at Monumen Alaf Baru (tapak pakir awam), Precint 2.  Registration is RM40 for 15km open and veterans it is RM30. For the 7km Junior Open registration is RM20. Those who want to register can click here.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Petzl Night Run 2014

Run with Headlamps?

Date: 6th December 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30pm (Flag Off for First Category)
Venue: Taman Cabaran Putrajaya, Presint 5, Putrajaya, Malaysia (Putrajaya Challenge Park)

Events: 12km (TBA)
- 12km Open for Men and Women
- 12km Men and Women Senior

1. PETZL HEADLAMP (TIKKINA Classic Series 60 lumens)
2. Dry Fit T-shirt
3. Finisher Medal
4. Bib Number & Timing Chip
5. E- Certificate
6. Cash prize winner eligibility (all categories)
7. Quench Bottle (entitled to first 20 finishers for every categories)
8. Refreshments
9. Goodie bag with voucher

*More will coming up soon

Registration deadline: Coming soon
Online registration: http://myraceonline.com/

Thursday, 18 September 2014

SEB Isthmus Run 2014

Run 10km with Sarawak Energy

Once again SEB Sports Club is organizing "Sarawak Energy Berhad Isthmus Run 2014" on 26th October 2014 (Sunday). From the entrance fees collected, the Club intend to pledge a substantial sum towards some Charitable society. The 10km run is divided into men and women open and has top ten cash prizes, medals and finisher t-shirts. The registration fee ins RM40. Each participant will get an event t-shirt. Participants will also have a chance to win lucky draw prizes. There is also a 5km fun walk which offers no prizes, and the registration fee is RM35. Sarawak Energy staff/family members from Serian, Sri Aman, Bau, Kota Samarahan, Asajaya and Lundu is encouraged to participate in the run.

Date of Run    -    26 October 2014 (Sunday)
Time        -    6.30 am  (Run starts at 7.00am)
Closing Date    -    10 October 2014 (Friday)

Please fill in the Entry Form together with Entry Fee and submit to the
following on or before 10 October 2014 (Friday)

1.    Elizabeth Lee        -    Level 9, Menara SEB (0198860050)
2.    Chang Lee Ling        -    Regional Office, Western Region
3.    Junaidah Selihi        -    SEB Serian Office -  082-873269
4.    Yakuk @Ibrahim Pelawan    -    Wisma SESCO

International Nuang Jungle Marathon 2014 - Registration open!

Die Hard Series Kicks Off!

The International Nuang Jungle Marathon to be held on 9th November 2014 will be the first event in the Die Hard Series of runs. There will be only two distances - 42km and 21km, with the cut off time being 12hrs and 10 hours respectively. The aim is to push the participants to their limits. The brutal, unforgiving and cruel terrain will test the runners' skill, endurance and determination to reach the finish line. This series will cater for trail runners and jungle hikers. Some events will favour the trail runners, while other events will favour the jungle hikers. For every event in the series the participants will collect points based on their finishing position which then will be accumulated in an overall ranking.  The number of points that can be collected depends on the difficulty level of the event. The next event on the Die Hard Series calendar will be the BUC 2015, which is planned for 2nd May 2014 at Hulu Langat. The distances will be 55km, 35km and 25km, with the cut of times being 24 hours, 18 hours and 12 hours respectively. The logo below will tell you what BUC stands for. Those who want to know more can click here to visit their Facebook page or click here to visit their official website.

Power of Love Charity Run 2 - Date Change!

7km Night Run in Kuching

The Power of Love Charity Run is back! This night run was supposed to be held on 29th November 2014, but due to circumstances beyond their control, the date has been changed to 22nd November 2014. The organizers regret any inconvenience caused. The distance is only 7km and the route encompasses MBKS, Jalan Padungan, Borneo Hotel, Jalan Tabuan, Jalan Mendu, Jalan Sekama and back to MBKS. It's basically what the City Jogger's Club runners run during their Thursday Night Runs. So those familiar with the route might as well give it a go. Besides this run is for Sarawak Children's Cancer Society, which is one of my favourite charities. The registration fee is RM35. This is inclusive of t-shirt and goodies bag. All finishers will receive a certificate and a medal. Their Facebook page is here.

Forms can be collect at address below:

Clan Ho Enterprise
No4, lot 526, seksyen 64 KTLD Jalan Pending ( opposite Yung Kung Building Pending)
( Contact: Mr Ho 016-895 2098)

MP Studio( Monkey)
No.9A, Tingkat 1, Jalan Bahruddin.
( Contact: Mr Bun 013-818 9896)

Monday, 15 September 2014

X12 Dark Run 2015

Who wants to run another full marathon in Sabah?

Date : 21 March 2015 (Friday)
Time : 12midnight (Friday) to 5am (Saturday morning)
Venue : Somewhere in Kota Kinabalu......
Categories  :  42.195km, 21km, 10km
Pricing : Limited to the 1000 runners only
(closing date for registration :  15 Feb 2015)

(each runner gets a runner's t-shirt, a glow-in-the dark bracelet,  glow in the dark powder and a mystery gift & a running chip

The organisers promise a glowing good time. The fees are a little steep (RM150 for FM, RM120 for HM and RM90 for 10km) 

Runners will be splashed with glow in the dark powder/paint in different colours at different points along the route, so that they will end the race in a glowing hue of colours. This event ends with a colour throw where everyone will be guaranteed to be glowing at the end of the race. Registration will open soon. Stay tuned for details. Click here to know more.

Please note that the link given was correct when posted. The organisers have apparently removed themselves from that domain. I have been in contact with them and hope they will get back to me soonest so that all of us won't remain in darkness.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Newton Challenge Penang 2015

Run 12km or 25km

Lately Straits Quay Penang has been the start/finish line of some memorable runs. Next year sees the Newton Challenge Penang there. Runners have two options; 12km or 25km. Those who sign up are entitled to a running vest and finisher medal open finishing the run. What's more they will also get a pair of Newton socks. What's more next year will see the introduction of 2 new categories called 3.5km Dash and 1km Dash. The 3.5km Dash caters to runners from 10 till 15 years, and they can run as buddies or 2 in a team; same gender or different genders. As for the 1km Dash, the family package from 2 to 4 participants, must have at least one child from as young as 4 till 9 years old. Yours truly has never participated in a Newton Challenge before. Just maybe come 8th February 2015, if there is no conflict in my running schedule, I will give this run a try. It sure looks like fun. Besides I am now familiar with the Straits Quay area having run there before during the Starlight Ultra, which was also organized by the My Triathlon Shop. The early bird registration rate is till applicable till 30th September 2014.

Colourful Hope Run 2014

5km run charity run in Kota Kinabalu

Lots of my running buddies in Kota Kinabalu lament that there aren't enough runs over there. They often say that Kuching has many more runs. Just learned of this charity run in Kota Kinabalu on 12th October 2014. The Colorful Hope Run starts at 6.30am at  Nasam Sabah.  Registration Fee: RM 30.00 with T-Shirt (Available at end of September 2014). Call 088 261568 for more information.

TITI 100 2015 - Open for registration!

TITI 100 is back with a BIG difference!

My constant runners will know that TITI Ultra 50km was my first experience at an ultra. Though things didn't go as planned for me I did finish the run, which actually was 53km. Undaunted I vowed to myself that I would face my demons head on again. The plan was always for me to go for TITI 100 in 2015. However as luck would have it, it falls on the same weekend as the Malaysia Women Marathon! Even though MWM was called off because of the haze I still had the most enjoyable time there, and vowed to return. My favourite Marathon Maniac, Nasa Zaidul, has said she wants to run MWM again, so my pacing services are available, and I will get to wear my MWM finisher skirt again! Am sure many guys who are doing pacing duties will do the same too. However this is about TITI 100. This year there are going to go long. By long I don't mean 100 miles, I mean 200km! That is simply a mind boggling distance for someone like me who has thus far only completed 84km.

Yes I got my trusty calculator out.  Forty hours for 200km is very fair. Just ignore the hills. I have no idea how many hours sleep I would need, as at this point I have yet to attempt 100km. Am game to try TITI 100 next year, but not the 200km yet. For those who want an even bigger challenge than Penang Ultra 100km, which sure looked like the toughest road run in Malaysia to me, know what they have to do. Lets leave it to those who run both 100kms and let them tell us what is what, so that we get to know which is the toughest run in Malaysia.  Those wanting to know more and also to register can click here. The organisers are rather vague on what the runners will get for running this race. Hopefully this year there will be a running vest to go with the finisher t-shirt and also a real medal instead of a plastic running man trophy. I like the fact that the Penang Ultra used a steel belt buckle. Now that's something for them to think about. All I can say right now is that I want that buckle!

Borneo International Marathon 2015 - Open for registration!

Who wants to run in Kota Kinabalu?

For starters, I do! Having run the Borneo International Marathon in 2013 and 2014, its a no-brainer that I will again run it in 2015. When the inaugural Kuching Marathon was run, many from Sabah came to run the FM. We in Kuching will come in droves to return the favour. We will yet again face the hills of UMS and that 29.5km timing mat out way beyond 1Borneo. We will burn yet again under the blazing sun. Why? Because we love the challenge.  What's more we just love visiting Kota Kinabalu. There's just so much to do and see there. This has always been a runcation run for me. We in Borneo just like to run, as proven by the number of participants for both our marathons. What's more Brunei has come up with their very own marathon. It suddenly popped up out of the blue and clashes with Penang Bridge International Marathon. I don't know about runners from Brunei, but we here in Malaysia need time to prepare for a full marathon. So hopefully next year they will warn us months in advance. Take BIM as an example. They have given us a year to prepare for this.

Those who know what they need to do can click here and register. For me this is a cannot miss run on my calendar. Truth be told I prefer the smaller runs as nowadays many of the runs are going for a record number of participants. Having more runners doesn't mean the marathon is better than the next. It just means that the runner has to run with more runners on the road. Of course like any run it is all up to the participant. Now in Borneo there are three full fledged marathons to choose from and a number of half marathons. That means those who never traveled out of Borneo to run can still get their wish and save lots of ringgit in the process. One day when the Trans Borneo Highway is finally completed we can just drive to the run venues. Am so hoping that Kalimantan will have a full marathon too. Imagine running four full marathons on one island but in 3 countries. That would be something else. Am so looking forward to when that day will happen. For now lets just run long in Kota Kinabalu on 3rd May 2015!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Lion Dash Penang 2014

Are you King of the Jungle?

Date / time: 6.45am on 18th January 2015
Venue: Taman Rekreasi Kuari, Penang (Click Here to Download Map)
Distances: 10km
Start Time: 6.45 am
Flag off (in wave): 6.45am, 7.00am, 7.15am and 7.30am
Time to completion and NOT Cut-off time
Note : for Lion Dash, there is no cut-off time given,every registered participant will entitle a piece of the finisher medal.
Official website:  My Triathlon Shop

Do you have the heart of a lion?
Summon the LION in you at the first ever obstacle race in Penang.
Lion Dash is a challenging obstacle course race with 10+ obstacles, mud, barbed wire, ice and more ! In addition to manmade obstacles, you will have to battle through some of the most rugged terrain in Penang.

  1. The main objective of Lion Dash is that it is designed to take runners out of their comfort zone and throw them into a new and challenging adventure that many have not experienced before. This is not road running or even trail running, this is obstacle racing, the next level of running events.
  2. Lion Dash is NOT a race. It is personal challenges where you will aspire to complete each obstacle set out successfully and make it to the finish line with a sense of achievement and satisfaction. There is no timing for this race; completing the Lion Dash is all that matters.
  3. There is no set time limit on which you must complete the Lion Dash course. The average time would be between 3 – 4 hours to complete Lion Dash, giving all participants ample time to conquer their fears.
  4. Participants will be given the opportunity to experience the beautiful forestry and rugged terrains in Penang by navigating through the treacherous hills and jungles.
  5. Although you can walk around an obstacle that you feel you cannot complete but we STRONGLY encourage attempting each obstacles as a form of challenging yourself.
  6. Lion Dash Penang is based on a wave format, which means only 500 participants will be released in every 15 minutes. The cut-off time given will be 4 hours. All runners are advised to be at the Start Line 30 minutes before his or her chosen wave time.
  7. At the Registration Portal, we will let a user to choose his or her own preference in term of wave time. But we will have a control whereby the maximum number for each wave times will not exceed 500.

1) Registration Fees / Age Group:
  • A) The registration fee for team event is RM60.00/person. Minimum 4 and maximum 6 person in a team. Must register before 15th     September 2014.
  • B) Men / Women Open ( age from 18 years and above ) – RM65.00/person (early bird), RM75.00/person (normal rate) and RM90.00/person     (late charges)
  • C) Team / Mixed Team event – from 4 to 6 in a team
All Registration fee is subject to service charges of 6%
2) Registration Period :
  • A) Early birds – from 1st August till 15th September 2014
  • B) Normal Rate – 16th September until 31st October 2014
  • C) Late charges – 1st November until 30th November 2014
3) Promotional Offer :
  • A) Buddy and Mixed Challenge – A person brings in another friend and both will get RM8.00 off ( early bird), RM5.00 off (normal rate) and     RM2.00 off (late charges)
  • B) Loyalty Rate (for those whom have registered Lion Dash Singapore 2014 between now till 15th September 2014) will get 10% off.

 Event vest

 Finisher medal

 Limited Edition t-shirt (Can be purchased during registration)

CJC 21st Thursday Night Run - Lantern Night Run

Mid- Autumn Festival Run

The kid trapped inside this massive body would love to run with a lantern. Oh well since I cannot pass off as a kid anymore, we should let the real kids have some fun. Come this Thursday night (11th September 2014), the City Jogger's Club will be organising a Lantern Run at 7pm.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own lanterns, stools and mooncakes. The more goodies there are, the merrier the celebration will be. Children are encouraged to run with lanterns. The route will be short as per the map below, it will be the red coloured route. There will also be a 6km run for those who want to actually run. Do please come early for registration. There will be fun and games, lucky draws, and lots of food and drinks. Lets all come and make this a joyous celebration for everyone who likes to run and have fun in the process.