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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2019 Opens Balloting For Public Registrations

Due to the overwhelming response to the loyalty registration period for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM2019), there is a reduced number of slots available for public registrations as compared with the year before. There are a total of over 10,000 slots available across all categories and in order to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of getting a race slot, public registrations for the SCKLM 2019 will be in the form of a ballot.

Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2019

Runners will be able to cast their ballots from 10.00am, 13 February 2019 to 11.59pm 19 February 2019. Ballot selection will be completely random and computerised, and will be activated by YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports on 22 February 2019. Successful applicants will then be notified by email and will have until 5 March to complete registration by making payment. Each person is only allowed one ballot entry.

“We’ve taken some learnings from our 10th Anniversary edition last year and to prevent situations where potential participants couldn’t register due to network congestion or poor internet connections, the balloting period will ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of earning a race slot for SCKLM2019,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events.

“We apologise to the running community as we’ve had to institute this system in reaction to the unexpected volume of take-ups during the loyalty registration period but moving forward, we will be using the ballot system for all registrations from 2020 onwards. There will be a guaranteed quota for 2019 registered runners and those who are unsuccessful in the loyalty registration ballot in 2020 will be automatically included in the ballot for public registrations, giving you two opportunities to secure a race slot,” added Rainer.

The multi-award winning Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be held on 28 and 29 September 2019 at Dataran Merdeka.

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Sunday, 2 December 2018

SCORE Marathon 2019

Run The Night

The stakes are raised with SCORE Marathon. Featuring a debut of a 42km-route, take over the city with 20,000 other runners in the bid to conquer your limits.

Date: 13 April 2019 (Sat)
Venue: Putrajaya, Malaysia
Time: 8.00 pm
Category: 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km

Registration:
http://www.heyjom.com/events/details/501/score-marathon-2019-run-the-night
Website:
https://www.score.my/score-marathon-2019/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/scoremarathon/

SCORE Marathon 2019
SCORE Marathon 2019
Event tShirt
SCORE Marathon 2019
Half Marathon tShirt
SCORE Marathon 2019
Full marathon tshirt

Run The Day

Prevail over both day and night and take conquering yourself to a whole other level. SCORE's Run The Day promises an adrenaline-pumping experience amidst a picturesque blend of modern and historical sceneries, set in Kuala Lumpur.

Date: 28 July 2019 (Sun)
Venue: KL Sports City, Bukit Jalil
Time: 5.30 a.m

Category: 5km, 10km and 21KM,

Registration:
http://www.heyjom.com/events/details/500/score-marathon-2019-run-the-day
Website:
https://www.score.my/score-marathon-2019/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/scoremarathon/

SCORE Marathon 2019
SCORE Marathon 2019
Event tShirt
SCORE Marathon 2019
Half Marathon Finisher tShirt

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Standard Chartered Extends Kl Marathon Title Sponsorship

Malaysia’s premier distance running event will see bank at the helm till 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 November 2018: 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. The 2019 edition of the highly anticipated event will take place on 28 and 29 September and is expected to draw over 38,000 participants.

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 Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s (SCKLM) 10th Anniversary saw its biggest participation yet with 38,000 participants competing in 10km, Half and Full Marathon distances, with a 5km Fun Run and 1km and 3km Kids categories. The 10th Anniversary event also saw SCKLM being held over two days for the first time to cater to the growing number of runners, and this will continue in the next edition of the race.

“We are extremely pleased to be extending our association with this wonderful sporting event and delighted that we will be able to continue inspiring Malaysians to lead healthy, productive lives,” said Abrar A. Anwar, Managing Director and CEO of Standard Chartered Malaysia at a signing ceremony held today. “Over the last 10 years, SCKLM has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia, bringing together participants from every state within the country and from over 70 countries. This is largely due to Dirigo’s excellent organisation of the event and we are happy to resume this successful partnership to take this event to even greater heights,” added Abrar.

The 2019 edition of SCKLM will also see the inclusion of new, as well as returning 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.


“We are really happy to have secured our title and major sponsors for the 2019 edition of SCKLM well ahead of the event, which gives us ample time to plan and maximise the sponsorship agenda of our partners,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events. “As we persevere in creating a platform for running while bringing together communities to effect positive social change, it is heartening to note Standard Chartered’s steadfast support and confidence in the event and we are extremely grateful for their continued involvement, as we are of all our sponsors” he continued.

Standard Chartered Malaysia Renews Title Sponsorship of KL Marathon
Rainer Biemans (left), Project Director SCKLM and Director, Dirigo Events signs the sponsorship agreement with Abrar. A. Anwar, Managing Director and CEO, Standard Chartered Malaysia Standard Chartered Malaysia Renews Title Sponsorship of KL Marathon
Rainer Biemans and Abrar. A. Anwar exchanging the sponsorship documents Standard Chartered Malaysia Renews Title Sponsorship of KL Marathon
Rainer Biemans and Abrar A. Anwar displaying the sponsorship agreement Standard Chartered Malaysia Renews Title Sponsorship of KL Marathon
L-R Jessica Tan, General Manager UA Sports Malaysia (Under Armour), Engku Isyam, Sponsorship and Activation F&N Beverages (100Pl), Rainer, Abrar, Asthy Lee, Marketing Manager Thong Sia (SEIKO)

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Brooks Gears Up Pacers For Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017

More than 35,000 runners to receive Brooks race T’s

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 March 2017: The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) 2017 Pacers will be clad in official apparel sponsor Brooks gear and will be highly visible in luminous yellow tops. A total of 30 runners received their Pacer kits at a handover ceremony that also saw the official opening of the Brooks concept store at brand new mall, MyTown in Cheras.

Pacers received their exclusively designed Brooks singlets with Equilibrium Technology, along with a pair of running shorts and shoes. There will be 24 Pacers assisting runners in the Full Marathon category and for the first time, there will also be another 6 Pacers for the Half Marathon category.

Pacing is a crucial element if you want to complete a marathon in your expected time and Pacers play an important role in helping to ensure runners keep to the required pace. New runners especially, find it difficult keeping pace due to inexperience and fatigue, and this is where expert Pacers can provide the right encouragement and motivation to get runners back on track to finish the race in the required time.

“Pacers play an integral part in any marathon and we go through a fairly stringent process to select them. We invite runners to register as Pacers and then check their previous race records to determine their timing consistency, as well as running experience,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, the owners and organiser of the race.

More than 35,000 runners will be participating in the run this year, and all runners will receive exclusive Brooks racing T’s with their Race Packs, along with Brooks vouchers.
“We’re extremely pleased to partner yet again with the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, the premier running event in the country, and we are focused on providing the best possible

running experience for SCKLM participants through our innovative running shoes and apparel,” said Tiew Cheng Tai, Managing Director, Paragon Vest Sdn Bhd. “This brand new Brooks retail outlet is also equipped with Run Signature, our proprietary technology that analyses your running gait and then pairs you with the perfect shoes for your particular experience,” he added.

If you didn’t get to register for SCKLM 2017, fret not as you can still avail yourselves of exclusive Brooks SCKLM2017 merchandise from www.kl-marathon.com.

Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017
L-R Tiew Cheng Tai, Managing Director, Paragon Vest Sdn Bhd, Full Marathon Pacer Karsten Korbel and Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM
Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017
L-R Tiew Cheng Tai, Managing Director, Paragon Vest Sdn Bhd, Full Marathon Pacer Lim Yew Khuay and Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM
Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017
SCKLM 2017 Pacers in their Brooks gear with Diana Afandi, SCKLM Pacer Coordinator (far left), Tiew and Rainer
Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017
Tiew with the Lion Dancers for the Brooks MYTOWN Official Opening
Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017
SCKLM 2017 Pacers roaring to go

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

CSR Kampung Pisang dalam Utusan Malaysia

Lama tak beli akhbar Utusan Malaysia ni..
Tarikh 6 Mac 2017 - Isnin

Ada artikel dan gambar aktiviti CSR bersama Politeknik Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah, Kulim di perkampungan orang asli di Kampung Pisang, Sungai Siput pada 28-30 Januari yang lalu.
Insyallah akan panjangkan lagi aktiviti sebegini.

Sepanjang 3D2N di Kampung Pisang aku sempat buat 10km trail run test laluan ke Pos Kuala Mu.


'Klik' untuk size XL - Aku dibarisan depan sambil dengar usrah dan angkat tangan + baju biru pada gambar diatas :)  

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Report: Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
Tanyong Po, Satun, Thailand
11-12 Februari 2017
4km - Haris, Cikgu dan Jasmin 8th.

Dragon Spine Beach yang terletak di Tanyong Po (Tanjung Pauh) diwartakan sebagai The Miracle Satun atau Unseen Thailand. Ia adalah beting pasir yang muncul di tengah lautan ketika air surut dan memisahkan lautan atau dalam bahasa tempatan "Thale Waek"

Difahamkan terdapat lebih 10 benting pasir sebegini antara Satun hingga ke Trang. Tetapi di Tanyong Po adalah yang terpanjang. Hampir 4km bersambung antara pulau ke pulau.

Menurut cerita penduduk tempatan, ianya berkaitan dengan kisah lagenda dimana berlaku pertempuran antara sang Naga (Great Dragon of Ban Pak Ngu) dan sang Helang (Great Eagle of Langkawi). Lalu sang Naga kalah dan terdampar mati di sini. Badannya tenggelam didalam air dan boleh dilihat ketika air surut.

Secara ringkas salah satu Unseen Thailand di Satun yang diolah dari blog Pudin TTG.

Bagi aku Dragon Spine Beach Run cukop unik. Antara larian yang rare dan menarik di Thailand. Dok teringin sejak 4-5 tahun yang lalu.

TanyongPo, Thailand... Nun jauh diseberang sempadan. Nak lari 4km. Ahad merupakan hari persekolahan cikgu serta anak2. Masuk ikut WangKelian, keluar BukitKayuHitam - satu keputusan yang cukop mencabar prinsip diri.

Aku ambil keputusan untuk bawa bersama keluarga sambil berlari, bermain air di pantai dan pelajari kejadian alam.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Sabtu. 11Feb2017. Wang Kelian. 4pm.
- Isi petrol penuh2.
- Solat jamak
- Cop 3 borderpass + whiteCard. Komisen RM8
- Isi borang kastam (kereta). Komisen RM10. Hareee.. kat sini lagi tinggi.

CheckIn Meesuk Hotel di Chalung, Satun. 600baht. Bilik luas untuk 6 beranak kami. Bersebelahan masjid. Maghrib dan subuh, settled kat masjid ni

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Layan depa makan ais-krim
Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Menarik di Chalung (persimpangan ke PakBara), ramai peniaga muslim disini. Banyak warung makanan diwaktu malam. Pelbagai kuih-muih dan makan tempatan dijual di kiri+kanan jalan. Kami beli dan bungkus makan malam ke bilik hotel.

Ahad. 12Feb2017. Pekan Chalung. 6am
Sesudah subuh di masjid Chalung di hadapan Pejabat Agama, kitaorang cargas ke pasar pagi. Favorite aku kalau berada ditempat asing.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
Jangguih bakar disalut likatan gula merah
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Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
Pasar pagi di Chalung. Kebanyakan peniaga muslim.

Disini kita boleh lihat budaya, makanan dan aktiviti penduduk tempatan - pi cari breakfast sama.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
Singgah sini sekejap. Kena saman sebab parking berlawanan arus
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300baht... fuh! Tambah lagi satu 0 kat belakang, kitaorang cargas balik
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Khemah pendaftaran

1pm. CheckOut. Cargas ke TanyongPo.
Yuran daftar cuma 200baht seorang = Ia termasuk baju tshirt, kupon makan 100baht dan tambang bot pi dan balik - Murah gila. Tempat pendaftan terletak kawasan lapang ditepi pantai.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Aku daftar 3 peserta = Aku, cikgu dan Jasmin. Lelain jadi penyokong. Baju event cantik tapi sayangnya cuma size XL saja yang ada.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Terdapat banyak gerai menjual makanan dan produk laut tempatan seperti belacan, ikan kering, ikan bakar, pekasam, buah-buahan dan sebagainya.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Kitaorang beli makan tengah hari menggunakan kupon 300baht sementara menunggu untuk ke jeti.

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Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
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Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

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Jam 4pm MY
Pihak penganjur menyediakan beberapa kereta pickup untuk membawa peserta ke jeti. Kemudian menaiki bot ke lokasi larian yang terletak di tengah laut.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
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Hujung tu.. Pulau Ubi
Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Tengah laut. Air masih belum surut sepenuhnya. Kami mendarat di Pulau Ubi yang didiami tak sampai 20 buah rumah, sambil menunggu air surut.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

6pm - Sekali lagi kitaorang naiki bot ke beting pasir di tengah laut.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Pihak penganjur sibuk menyiapkan kelengkapan acara seperti belon gerbang start/finish, streamer dan penetapan lokasi U-turn sambil di dendang lagu2 hits siam.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Agak panjang kewujudan beting pasir. Sayup mata memandang. Ianya terdiri pasir2 pantai dan cengkerang siput.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
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Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Cuma Aku dan Jasmin berdiri digaris mula. Cikgu pemain simpanan. Kami tak pakai kasut. Cuma berstokin untuk elak diluka oleh cengkerang siput. Agak sukar berlari pada mulanya. Kaki kerap tenggelam dalam pasir.

Dengan angin laut bertiup dan suasana senja + berangin - aku jadi ralit jog selow. Sengaja aku tak set stopwatch. Dok layan matahari yang kian berlabuh diufuk. Masih pacing bersama Jasmin.

U-turn. Aku mula tekan. Mencanak lari di beting pasir potong hat bateri low. Ada seketika harus harungi air laut setinggi buku lali saja. Sambung tekan sampai garis penamat. Medal?.. tak dak. Cuma tawarkan trofi untuk top3 saja.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run

Jasmin tamatkan larian tempat ke-8. Hadiah perlu dituntut di lokasi pendaftaran kata penganjur.

Kitaorang terus sambar bot untuk bergegas pulang kerana ketika ni hari sudah hampir waktu maghrib. Handphone dah habeh bateri..

Mandi dan salin pakaian di masjid berdekatan dengan jeti. Kebetulan ada majlis jamuan, kami sekeluarga tolong habiskan bihun goreng depa dan terus pulang ke Malaysia melalui pintu Bukit Kayu Hitam.

Dragon Back Spine Beach Run
Produk tempatan sebagai hadiah top10 - Belacan

Alhamdulillah sempat masuk Bukit Kayu Hitam 10 minit sebelum pintu sempadan di tutup pada jam 12 tengah malam.

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