Tuesday, 13 January 2015


Dark horse stopped 2-time winner from a hat-trick in community run
Rosnizam bin Rosli emerged victorious for Men’s 12KM Open category in MPIB Run 2015

Kuala Lumpur, 12 January 2015 – Rosnizam bin Rosli was the 1st in the Men’s Open 12KM category to cross the Finish Line yesterday at the Padang Merbuk. The Perlis native prevented 2-time winner Venugopal Rajendran from continuing his reign in the annual community Run of Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd (“MPIB”).
This is the 1st time that Rosnizam joins MPIB Run. Nonetheless, the 26-year-old is no stranger to physical challenges, having received training in the army. He quipped, “I believe it has helped prepare me to cope with the Race’s hilly terrain.”
Susan Khoo, the Champion in the Women’s Veteran 12KM category for 4 years running, has only 1 word to describe the route: “Tiring.” She admitted that age was certainly catching up with her, but that won’t stop her from returning next year to defend her title. And she won’t be returning alone as Susan’s daughter Kim Khoo clinched the 1st place in the Women’s 9KM category.
The fastest runner for the 12KM category, however, was neither Rosnizam nor Susan but Jean Pierre Lautredoux, a French national who clocked in with a gun time a little over 40 minutes.
In total, there were 60 winners from the 6 competitive categories. Their prizes were sponsored by New Balance, Revive Isotonic, Pacific Regency Hotel Group, Pilatique, Pinang Medical Supplies and KT Tape. For the runners in the non-competitive 5KM category, a Lucky Draw ensured that 10 of them ‘run’ away with freebies from Running Malaysia, Pinang Medical Supplies and KT Tape.

Not all participants joined the Race in the spirit of competition. Some were in for the fun, like Rosaliza Mohd Sarit. Thoroughly enjoying MPIB Run 2014, Rosaliza was drawn back for her 2nd year and found 2015 equally engaging. “I have also taken part in MPIB’s My First Run Clinic programme, and I find it very useful for beginners like myself. This time I also brought along my son, he did very well at the 3KM Fun Walk!”
The atmosphere was positively carnival. There were booths offering food, drinks and games as music filled the morning air from start to finish. Selfie-takers were spoilt for choice by the available colourful selfie boards, photo wall and crowd-favourite Photobooth.
Before the Race, runners were treated to an aerobic session by Pilatique to warm themselves up. Pilatique also offered pre- and post-run sports massage at their booth. Ice-cream, MILO drinks and Fitnesse cereal drew a large gathering at the Nestlé’s booth. Runners who needed some post-Race replenishment opted for the thirst-quenching Revive Isotonic booth and the fresh Massimo rolls from their goodie bags.
MPIB Run 2015 is the 4th city run organised by the general insurer. Project Leader Ms. Jayne Liew remarks, “The number of participants for our Runs consistently exceeds our cap of 5,000, which we find encouraging. The public response only motivates us to work harder at making them more enjoyable for our supporters. We are already considering tweaking a few elements for next year’s Run, slated for 10 January 2016.”
The charitable initiative called Project Good Deeds that complements MPIB Run 2015 successfully collected 207 pairs of sports/running shoes and 1,282 tee shirts for the Orang Asli community. The generous contributions from MPIB Run 2015’s participants will benefit 4 Orang Asli settlements in Pahang and Selangor.
The jubilant winners from all 6 competitive categories posing with their trophies.

Also on stage are the prize presenters MPIB Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Yahya bin Awang (6th from left), MPIB Directors Mohd Azlan bin Mohammed (4th from left) and Ms. Kheoh (4th from right), and MPIB Chief Operating Officer Mr. Liew (2nd from left); Project Leader Ms. Jayne Liew (1st from left) and Race Director Mr. Wan (1st from right).
 And they’re off! The flag-off of the Men’s and Women’s 5KM categories.
Runners find the route at MPIB Run 2015 both challenging and rewarding.
The top 3 winners in the 6 competitive categories of MPIB Run 2015:
Congrats everyone!


  1. Really need to be tough and determined to finish the run!! Congrats to winners and well done to all contestants.

  2. It is interesting to note that Jean Pierre from the Men's Veteran clocked faster than others!!!

    Suddenly it boosted my spirits! Muahahahaha

  3. If i run, sure will be embarrassing, clock in the last person...

  4. Army training is very tough so it is not surprising that Rosnizam clinched the title in the Men's Open. And I am impressed (and secretly happy hee..hee...) that it was a veteran who was the fastest runner :)

    1. So many new runners had this misconception that veteran runners are not fast but they are wrong actually.

      It's tough to compete in the veteran category.

  5. Congrats to all runners! What an awesome feat!!

  6. Congrats to the runners ! I will run this one if it's held in jb. 12km still Ok.

  7. Avid runner like Susan Khoo and you ...no matter what is the age, I think will still run as long as able to.



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