Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Newton Challenge 2014

15km and 25km run

Who wants to end the year with a nice long run of say 25km? There are too many short runs out there that don't even reach 21km that call themselves marathons. That's why I am careful when someone asks me how many marathons I have run. I will always answer by saying a couple. I know of a certain running buddy and fellow Marathon Maniac (who shall remain nameless, but I did meet him at a McD in Kuching recently, when he came on a working trip from KL), who runs almost every race in Malaysia. Imagine asking him how many marathons he runs. So to make a long story short, it's nice that the Newton people call it a Challenge. Me likes challenges. 25km is a nice distance to challenge oneself the week after doing a full marathon at Cyberjaya. It is also a good way to close the running calendar and add another medal to that ever growing collection.

Those itching to run on 28th December 2014 can head to Giant Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor. The event starts at 5.30am (25km) and 6.30am (15km).  Of course do please register first. Registration is open till 30th November 2014.  Runners who sign up will get an exclusive Newton running singlet, a Newton sling bag, a race number bib, a disposable timing device, and a Newton Challenge finisher medal for ALL finishers.  I think that last bit will get the slowpokes excited. I hope it means that those who feel like walking the entire distance will get a medal too. However do please be kind to the organisers and volunteers and not keep them waiting too long. Registration fees are RM50 for 15km and RM60 for 25km. Those who want a limited edition Newton Energy running shoe will have to pay a bit more for registration. The shoe is valued at RM499, but those who register for both distances will only need pay RM299 to get the shoe and a free entry into the challenge. That sounds like a good deal to me.

Those who want to visit the website and know more can click here. Those who want to register can go there too.

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