Saturday, 31 October 2015

A Great Japanese Breakfast

The best breakfast for me to have and the one that I always look forward to having, while on vacation in Japan is this:
Truthfully, anything with natto (fermented soybeans) is good for me. ^^

It's smelly, the taste is strong, it's slimy and it's absolutely TASTY!

This whole lot (as seen in the picture) was a mere 530 yen.
Minus the salmon, the set cost only 330 yen.

A bargain!

And of course, I miss the nama tamago (raw egg) too. Yummy eaten with a bowl of hot rice, just like natto is.

Friday, 30 October 2015


2ndskin is proud to announce the 2NDSKIN Virtual Run Challenge 2016 that will take place between 0000hrs on Friday, 01/01/2016 and 2359hrs on Sunday 03/01/2016.
The main aim of this program is to encourage an active lifestyle and to get more of the community off the couch and out the door. This is not a race, but a challenge to yourself with the added motivation to get yourself going and building that fitness base at the start of the new year. An excuse to wear our awesome Vaporlite runing shirts is added motivation as well! 


2ndskin will launch the Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Running Shirt for both Men and Women on the 30th of October 2015. Just head on over to and purchase the Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Shirt and you are automatically registered for the Challenge. Your Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Shirt and a goodie pack will be posted to you by the last week of December 2015 or to be collected at a venue to be determined, in time for the Virtual Run Challenge that starts on 1st January 2016.
Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Running Shirt for Men
Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Running Shirt for Women
Between 1st January 2016, 0000hrs and 3rd January 2016, 2359hrs, put on the Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Shirt and head out the door to complete a run of 10.0km or a minimum of 1:00hour. You can walk, jog, run, hike (and even moonwalk!); but no skates, rollerblades, scooters or bicycles are allowed. Complete your run anywhere you wish, be it in your own neighbourhood, with a running group in training, in an official race, on the treadmill or in the trails.

Once you have completed your run, take a photo and post to INSTAGRAM with your personal description of your run, tag @2ndskinasia and hashtag #2ndskinchallenge. Please post your photo within 48 hours of completing your run. The dateline for photo submission will be 2359hours on 5th January 2016. Remember to follow us on INSTAGRAM at @2ndskinasia or we will not be able to view your photo if your INSTAGRAM account is set to private. Your photo must include the following 3 elements:
  • The Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Shirt
  • The Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Run Bib
  • Your distance of 10km or timing of 1:00 hour completed
Your Virtual Run Challenge 2016 medal commemorating your achievement will be posted to you in the mail before the 18th of January 2016. Congratulations, you have taken on the challenge by the horns and pulled it off!


1. Limited Edition 2ndskin Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Vaporlite Running Shirt (Specific male and female design and fit)
2. Runners surprise goodie pack
3. Limited Edition Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Medal (for those who complete the challenge and update their results)
4. Special prizes for outstanding achievements during the challenge (more updates will be shared in the lead up to the challenge)
5. A great fitness start to the new year! (This is a bonus!)


1. I don’t have a GPS Watch, running app, or even a smartphone. How do I track my distance completed to prove I did the challenge?
This is the reason why the challenge is either a completion of 10km or 1:00hour of running. We trust you would have at least a watch that has a stopwatch function or a classic phone with a timer function. If all else fails, take a before and after photo of the time on your watch and yourself sweating buckets and we trust you enough that we will send the achievement medal to you.

2. What if the weather is so bad that I can’t head outdoors for a run? You know, tornadoes, hail, fireballs from the sky and god forbid, the Haze! 
Ahhh, that got us stunned for a while, but we’d suggest you get access to a gym for the dreadmill. If that’s not an option, and you can’t even get out of the house, we say just run up and down the staircase, from your bed to the kitchen (you need to refuel too!) and round and round the living room. Keep at it for an hour and voila, you’re done!

3. I’m a serious runner. Like really serious. What if I want to run more than once over the 3 day challenge?
You are more than welcome to run multiple times and post multiple updates of your run completion over the 3 days of the Virtual Run Challenge 2016. Just remember all the 3 elements in the photo so that we can track your achievement. You never know, you might just be in the running to win a special prize if you manage to accumulate the highest total mileage over 3 days. Ooops. Did we just let the cat out of the bag?

4. Uh, wait. You mentioned run multiple times. Does that mean that every run has to be a minimum of 10km or 1 hour? I know I said I’m serious, but you know, not thaaaaat serious!
We totally get you there! We’re serious runners too, but well yeah, 10km everyday may be a tad too much for us too. So what we are looking at is the minimum of 10km or 1 hour at least ONCE over the 3 days challenge, and any other distance or timing you would like to run and post on INSTAGRAM and hashtag #2ndskinchallenge. We will total up your 3 days mileage for your challenge total.

5. I’m not into social media and don’t use INSTAGRAM. How do I prove I completed the challenge?
Well, we do suggest that you signup for INSTAGRAM and go through the motions of taking the photo and hashtagging #2ndskinchallenge; but then again, we’re not into the business of forcing people to do something that they don’t want to. Yeap, we’re flexible like that! 

What you can do alternatively, is to email your photo to us at and you will still get your medal in the postbox. Do note that we will reserve the right to post your photo on our Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Photo Album on Facebook.

6. My INSTAGRAM username is not my real name. How do you know who I am (and who to post the medal to) if I just post the completion photo and hashtag #2ndskinchallenge?
This is the reason why we mentioned there has to be 3 elements present in your photo. The Virtual Run Challenge Shirt is to prove that you are registered for the challenge. The Virtual Run Bib is for us to track our records as to who you are (yes, no secret identity anymore!) and the completion distance/timing to earn your medal.

7. I love the Virtual Run Challenge 2016 Shirt so so so much! Can I wear it to my next race?
Always remember one thing. 2ndskin shirts don’t like to stay in your cupboard. They love the sun, the rain and getting jealous stares from other running shirts. So go ahead, put it on and run your heart out!

8. I heard you mentioned challenge prizes? What are the challenges and how can I win them? I really really wanna win something!!
Oh Yea!! We have many exciting prizes to be given away, courtesy of our collaboration partners, Garmin Malaysia, Skechers Malaysia, Hammer Nutrition, Kraftfit Compression, Lifeline ID and of course 2ndskin’s awesome shirts! We will announce the nature of the challenges along the way, but rest assured that runners from all levels of fitness will have an opportunity to win something! How to increase your chances, you ask?
Remember to follow our partners on their Instagram as below and tag/hashtag them in your photos too!

9. I can’t think of any more questions to ask for now, but you know I might have something pop up in my mind after my 2nd cup of coffee. Who can I contact to get some answers then?
We have a dedicated email contact setup which is and we will endeavour to reply all your queries within 24 hours.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Roadside Sale

We noticed a few times, when we traveling on foot in the countryside in Japan; of unmanned stalls selling produce with just a coin box to drop our payment in.

*Maybe we have the same thing here that I didn't know of*

Here are two we passed by during our hike to the Nachi Waterfall in September this year. The waterfall, at 133m stands as the tallest waterfall in Japan.
Vegetables for sale, at 100yen per pack.

We bought a pack of 3 Japanese cucumbers as snack during our hike to the waterfall.
And later, found this; selling hard candies at 100yen a pack. We found later, the candies were sold at a much higher price with a nicer packaging at souvenirs shops. 

Anyway, the candies were really good!
Then, after a two hours plus hike, we arrived to Nachi Waterfall.

Isn't it magnificent?

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Another Race Bites The Dust - BSNPNM

The prolonged haze situation sure wrecks havoc in our daily life.

And for runners, it meant being unable to run outdoors and plenty of races being postponed or canceled.

Last night, hubby and I dropped by to the starting line of BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon (BSNPNM) after our evening walk. 
The view of Jambatan Seri Saujana (Seri Saujana Bridge); the bridge that was featured in previous BSNPNM's logo, taken at 7.40pm. 
Although the race was canceled due to haze, the organiser still went ahead putting up tents and arches at the event venue. Runners were able to collect their race entitlements up to 10.00pm last night.
For runners who came on race night, they were still allowed to run the 5K/10K route if they wanted to do it, with plenty of volunteers, medic staff and even water station made available for them.
A race wouldn't be successful without the people helping behind them - the volunteers; the traffic marshall, the cameramen, at the water stations, distributing goodies and medals, etc. The sponsors' booth were open for runners to check (and buy) their merchandises. 

Do not to forget the Abang-abang Milo too! Hahaha

For those who lingered at the start/finish line; we were treated with performances - Bhangra dance no less!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Haze, Haze, Haze

The bad haze has sure affected us in many ways.

Schools were closed for a few days.

We had to contend breathing in the polluted air.

Road races have been canceled due to haze.

Flights disrupted.
Photos taken on two different nights.

Left : taken on Tuesday, 20.10.2015
Right : taken on Thursday, 22.10.2015

Do we dare hope for a better weather for the weekend?

The forecast seemed to indicate that we'll be getting more hazy weather for the weekend! Ugh.

Monday, 19 October 2015

myBuddies Run - Let's Have Some Healthy Fun

From the people who brought us the hugely succesful Larian Sehati Sejiwa at Padang Merbuk on Aug 23rd in conjuction of Malaysia's Merdeka Day celebration (my race recap on Larian Sehati Sejiwa here), MYNIC now brings another fun running event to entice runners of all ages.

MYNIC now proudly brings us the myBuddies Run to be held on Dec 20th, 2015.

MYNIC is an agency under Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) and is regulated by Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

The sole administrator for web addresses that end with '.my' in Malaysia and as the national level domain name, MYNIC provides Malaysian organizations and individuals their unique brand identity on the Internet. MYNIC registers a wide range of domain names i.e. .my,,,,,, and
So, pencil in the date for myBuddies Run!

Heck! Don't just pencil in the date. Register now! Don't wait! Because Early bird registration ends on Oct 31st, 2015. Hurry!

Need more reasons to register for myBuddies Run?
myBuddies Run is  special. It will be the first Masked Fun Run ever held in Malaysia.
5K Masked Fun Run and 3K Masked Kids Fun Run, apart from the 10K category.

Won't it be cool for us to be among the first participants of the Masked Fun Run ever held in Malaysia?

myBuddies Run will be held at MMU, Cyberjaya on 20th December 2015 and is expecting 7,000 colourful and vibrant runners in this event. 
There are 3 categories in the myBuddies Run:
  • 10K competitive category; with Men Open (18 - 39), Women Open (18 - 34), Men Senior (40 and above) and Women Senior (35 and above) sub-categories.
  • 5K Masked Fun Run for all ages; and
  • 3K Kids Masked Fun Run (7 - 12).
Registration fees for each categories:
Early bird (now until Oct 31st, 2015)
(i)10KM : RM55   
(ii)5KM : RM45  
(iii)3KM : RM35

Normal fee (from Nov 1st - Nov 21st, 2015)
(i)10KM : RM65  
(ii)5KM : RM55  
(iii)3KM : RM45

Late registration (Nov 22nd - Dec 5th, 2015) 
(i)10KM : RM75  
(ii)5KM : RM65  
(iii)3KM : RM55

Prizes for the 10K competitive categories:
  • Champion – RM 1000 and Trophy
  • 2nd Runner Up – RM 800 and Trophy
  • 3nd Runner Up – RM 600 and Trophy
  • 4th Place – RM 400
  • 5th Place – RM 300
  • 6th Place to 10th Place – Hamper 
For runners, we get more than just a running experience when we register for myBuddies Run.
  • Colourful and vibrant runners. That's us, of course!
  • Carnival like atmosphere. 
  • Performances by local artiste. 
  • Car boot sale. 
  • Food trucks.
So for those not running but looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity, why not register for myBuddies Run Car Boot Sale or Food Truck? (Link here).
Andddddddd just like Larian Sehati Sejiwa, myBuddies Run will have a similarly Lucky Draws with awesome, awesome prizes for runners to win, with the total prizes worth more than RM100,000.00 offered.

Two lucky runners may just drive home with a Perodua Axia!
Or we might be lucky to get one of three (3) motorcycles offered in the lucky draw.
Or one of the five (5) bicycles offered. ^^

Apart from that, myBuddies Run is also awarding the lucky 100th registrations until 7000th registered runners and 10 most awesome runners with RM150 worth of cash each!

That means, even if we can't run fast and get top 10 placings, we still have a chance to win all sorts of prizes after our run! Isn't that great?

Don our best running costume (and mask, if you enter the Masked Run category) and maybe we can win RM150.00!

So, don't immediately head home after the run.

Linger, enjoy what the food trucks have to offer, check out the car boot sale (bring cash!), soak in the after-run festivities while waiting for our numbers to be called (hopefully) during the Lucky Draw session.
Of course, let's not forget runners' entitlements.

Registered runners will get:
  • dri-fit myBuddies Run event t-shirt (official attire by Compressport)
  • goodies bag / race kit
  • finisher medal
  • refreshment
  • e-certificate
Not only that, myBuddies Run registered runners will get either 2 domain names '.my' or an antivirus for free.

It is an initiative by MYNIC to highlight and educate Malaysians on the advantages and opportunities of starting on any online initiative with a unique '.my' identity.
Racekit collection will be held at:
DPulze Shopping Centre,
Persiaran Multimedia, 63000 Cyberjaya

11 Disember 2015 (Jumaat) : 3 pm – 8 pm
12-13 Disember 2015 (Sabtu&Ahad) : 10.30 am – 7 pm.

For information on registration and the event, click Remember, early bird rate ends on Oct 31st, 2015!

myBuddies Run on Dec 20th, 2015 is also supported by:
  • Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya as main venue sponsor;
  • DPulze Shopping Centre, Cyberjaya as event launch and Race Kit Collection venue sponsor;
  • Ten Senses (M) Sdn.Bhd;
  • Compressport (Official attire); and
  • Howei
For more information on the run or on sponsorship / space rentals; check out these links:
Don't forget these hashtags too! ^^

See you on Dec 20th, 2015. I'll definitely be there!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Ice Watch's Lovely Surprise

I registered for the 10K at Ice Watch Light Up The Night (link here), night run just a week ago and received this nice surprise today.
I was one of the 6th registered 10K runners that won an Ice Watch valued at RM399.00.
Yeay! Thanks Ice Watch and The Marathon Company.
As every 6th registered 10K runners will win an Ice Watch, why not register for the run too?
We get to run in Shah Alam and who knows, even get to bring home a cool watch!
More details about the run can be found at :
See you on Dec 5th at Plaza Shah Alam!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Early Dinner At Tony Roma's

A month after my last visit with friends to Tony Roma's and here I am, back to eCurve and stopping at Tony Roma's for an early dinner.

But this time, with my family.

Taking advantage of the fact that Wednesday was a public holiday, the family and I visited eCurve after attending the Compressport Combo Challenge earlier on Tuesday afternoon.

Hubby and I decided to take a half-day off, not only to attend the PC (which invite we received a week before the PC itself and allowed us to plan stuff around it), but also meet a few people after the PC too. 

And what a fruitful half day it was. ^^

At first, we planned to enjoy the lamb ribs at Tony Roma's but as we were there at 5.30pm, we thought it would be better value to order from their 3-6pm promotion.
Son and I ordered the 10 oz. New York Strip while Hubby ordered the Ribs 2.
And we added the Tony's Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken which happens to be my favourite salad at Tony Roma's.

And we topped our order with drinks for a mere RM4.13 with our mains.
My New York strip, medium rare.
And Hubby's Ribs 2.

By the time we finished our meal, we were way too full to even order coffee, let alone dessert!

Later we burned off a bit of the calories consumed by trawling the mall. Hahaha

Next time, I am definitely going for the lamb ribs!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


The world's leading compression apparel manufacturer from Switzerland has launched a new COMBO CHALLENGE series of exciting running events for passionate runners.

Petaling Jaya, 13 October 2015 - In collaboration with the experienced Event Organiser, My Triathlon Shop, Compressport will be staging TWO races with TWO distances on TWO different terrains for the first time in Malaysia. The first part will be a Trail Run to be held in the picturesque surroundings of Putrajaya Wetland Park. The second part will be a Road Run to be held in the modern landscape of Cyberjaya city. This Combo Challenge Series will give trail runners and road runners a chance to enjoy the best of both worlds under the single international Compressport marque.

For the first time, Compressport - the experts in high-quality performance sportswear - and My Triathlon Shop - a popular race organiser - have joined forces to offer runners a new running experience of the highest calibre. With their bigger pool of combined resources and know-how, runners can expect two thoroughly enjoyable and top quality running events from the opening of registration right up until the last runner has crossed the finish line. This Combo Challenge Series will offer something special for both the elite runners, as well as the novice runners - There is something for everyone, and you can be sure no one will be left behind nor left out!

To mark this very special occasion, 5 Compressport Ambassadors have been appointed in recognition of their passion for running and for their positive contributions to the running community. The 5 Compressport Ambassadors are wearing Compressport High Performance Compression Apparel which is fully made in Europe and is designed to give multi-sports athlete optimum performance.

Runners who are interested in signing-up for the events can register at

For more information and updates on COMPRESSPORT, please visit

For more information and updates on MY TRIATHLON SHOP, please visit

Sunday, 11 October 2015

My Big 6

My big 6 for 2015.
1. Watergate 16-hours
2. Gunung Nuang Ultra
3. Route 68 Challenge
4. Back 2 Endurance 12-hours
5. Pink 50
6. Tango Ultramarathon

Plenty of memories and learning experience.

Learning to know and understand myself, as a runner and more importantly as a person. And work towards being a better and nicer, more understanding human being.

Through this process, I learn how to stay positive and make myself be positive when things got tough.

I run not to compete or compare with others because I run for my own achievement. For my own satisfaction.

I do not fear the distance. I respect them. And because of that, I am hungry for more.

But for now, let me take a step back.

I'll be back stronger and faster.

When I do, hopefully I won't be called a wannabe ultra runner anymore.

I can be patient because I am in no hurry to prove myself to others. I do not need to be great.

I have proven myself to me.

*Off-season for me for October.
Training for next year starts in November. ^^

Friday, 9 October 2015

Best Carboloading Meal Ever!

While I had the choice of many marathoners all over the world to carboload - pasta; on Wednesday, a few days before SCKLM was supposed to be held; my favourite choice of food to enjoy before a long run (42K and above) is this :
Banana leaf rice at Nirwana Maju, Bangsar. ^^

Extra rice and kuah banjir.


Nope, I don't have tummy issues eating this before a race but best to eat it at least two days before a race lah. Hihihi

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Carbo Loading At Olive Garden

It's actually lunch with colleagues, but as we had lunch at Olive Garden a few days before the now cancelled SCKLM, it also served as part of my carbo loading meal.

Though truthfully, I rarely eat pasta to carboload before a full marathon or an ultra. I prefer my banana leaf rice more. Hah hah

Anyways, the 6 of us decided to share our orders to enjoy more variety.

For all entrees that we ordered, we got either free refillable salad or soup. We were also served with breadsticks. And it was yummy!
We ordered the gnocchi chicken soup, opting out the beef selection as some of us don't take beef.
Plus the minestrone soup.

And salads too.
Then we ordered two types of flatbread, Sicilian Pineapple and Triple Cheese Carbonara.
We continued our meal with Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken.

Truthfully, at this point, I was already feeling stuffed.

But we still had more coming!
Next, our pasta. A very rich Chicken Alfredo.

Kenyang ady, wei!

Still ada thing we ordered!!! Greedy. LOL
Next was, our Salmon Risotto.

It was nice, but by this time everyone was feeling jelak from all the cheese and cream we consumed.
Then, our appetizer arrived, Lasagna Fritta. It should have been our first dish, so we didn't really enjoy it fully, what with being full and all.
Lastly, our desserts.

We chose the 5 in one set Dolcini.

And I had my cappuccino.

It was a great lunch.

We were full to the max. Portions were big and generous. Service was fast and friendly.

And with a 10% on our total bill when we pay with an MBB credit card, it's totally value for money.

I think we only spent about RM260+ for the food and our drinks too.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

MEDIA RELEASE : Malaysian Invasion 3 Grand Finals to Electrify Stadium Putra

Malaysian Invasion 3 Grand Finals to Electrify Stadium Putra
18 Warriors to Battle for MIMMA3 Championship Title
The most electrifying sports event in Malaysia returns for the 3rd installment this 10th October 2015 at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, featuring 13-bouts of home grown talents battling it out for the gold, the Tune Talk’s Malaysian Invasion MMA championship title belt. A property of Tune Talk, Malaysian Invasion Season 3 Grand Finals is the conclusion of a year-long national Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament with the Women’s Pride and Foreign Pride as the newly added division to the existing seven (7) weight classes.

Malaysian Invasion MMA (MIMMA) was founded by Tune Talk CEO Jason Lo and Malaysia’s Sports and Youth Minister YB Khairy Jamaluddin back in 2013 following their success in MyTeam football reality TV show. Jason was a fan of MMA but realized there wasn’t a talent development platform in order to have a proper athlete growth platform, thus, MIMMA Season 1 was launched in 2013.

In season 2, everyone was blown away by the broken records and the benchmark set, skyrocketing the quality of the fighters and the fight events to an unprecedented level. Now as MIMMA heads to the Grand Finals for its 3rd season, history will be written all over again, with a breed of quintessential amateur MMA Champions, with some already proceeded to compete professionally The MIMMA Championship Bouts features a total of nine (9) electrifying matches:

Felicia Yunus VS Joanna Yap

Darren Low (C) VS Niker Tan

Seah Zhang Yu (C) VS Dhiaaul Amal

Muhammad Syafiq Jamaludeen VS Muhd Meeraj Omar

A Karadech Seesombat VS Ahmadjon Karimov

Muhammad Hasrul (C) VS Jace Law

Effendy B Kalai VS Tee Jac Yoe

Hafizul Hakim VS Muhammad Aiman

Gino Tan VS Melvin Kho

Out of the seven defending champions from Season 2, three will be defending their titles. Darren Low, Seah Zhang Yu and policeman Muhammad Hasrul has set high standards to follow when they were crowned the title of MIMMA Champion back in October 2014, which secured then as the best all-Malaysian fighters in their respective weight divisions. The other defending champions
have since vacated their spot in MIMMA for a Professional MMA career, thus fulfilling the main goal of MIMMA’s talent development platform.

Two new divisions added in MIMMA Season 3 are the Women’s Division as well as the Foreign Pride division. For the first time in the history of MIMMA, there is a division dedicated to Women’s MMA (WMMA) for the budding female warriors of Malaysia. MIMMA has also realized the abundance of talents in the foreign talents based around Malaysian thus Foreign Pride was created to allow the hungry talents to be a part of this record-breaking combat sports event.

Malaysian Invasion MMA Season 3 Grand Finals will be held during the National Sports Week at Stadium Putra Indoor Stadium Bukit Jalil on the 10th October 2015. There is also a ONE X MIMMA Multipass available for fans who wants to catch both MIMMA and ONE FC for an action filled weekend of MMA. MIMMA3 Grand Finals tickets are available at AirAsia Redtix starting from RM40 while the Multipass starts at RM77.20.

For the first time in history the MIMMA 3 Grand Finals will be shown live on a free network; RTM 1 (Astro Ch101). It will also be streamed live at

Sunday, 4 October 2015



KUALA LUMPUR, 4 October 2015 – Determined to have fun and remaining positive despite the weather forcing the Marathon’s cancellation, fans showed their support by coming in droves to Dataran Merdeka. The organisers of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon ensured all supporters were still treated to a good experience as they collected their medals, finisher t-shirts and certificates.

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Managing Director and CEO, Mahendra Gursahani said “The Marathon has become synonymous with Standard Chartered Bank, and it is close to us as it is an event with a heart. We appreciate the continuous support from everyone who has been with us from the start. We apologise for the cancellation of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon but the health and safety of the runners is still our top priority. Even though the race was cancelled I am pleased that we still achieved our Run For A Reason goals.”

Race organiser and race owner, and Managing Director of Dirigo Events, Rainer Biemans said “The Marathon is the highlight of our year; there is nothing more satisfying than seeing every runner cross the finish line with a smile. With the API readings escalating to unhealthy levels, we share your disappointment at being unable to proceed with the event. We are very thankful for all the support we’ve received. I am also very grateful to the volunteers, medical teams, officials from FTKLAA, Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police, DBKL representatives, and the authorities for their tremendous efforts, which made things go very smoothly this morning.”

The hospitality tents at the race site opened its doors so that runners had ample food and drinks while waiting to collect their medals, finisher t-shirts and certificates. 
Many of the enthusiastic volunteers were still all smiles, cheerfully guiding waves of arrivals to the right collection points.
Cheery announcers, pumping music and multitudes of selfies as well as groufies by runners keen to enjoy themselves while showing their support for the cancelled event created a festive feel at historic Dataran Merdeka as early as 6 a.m. 
There was even a MARRIAGE proposal at Dataran Merdeka during the collection. Idrus Ahmad popped the question to Trias Nuriartu in front of his supportive friends and a cheering crowd. The couple met in a gym in Jakarta. Idrus Ahmad, an avid runner said “Trias has always been supportive of my passion, therefore I chose this significant event to propose to her along with our friends who are my family.”

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon was set to host 35,000 runners who would have run on routes featuring some of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmarks.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Standard Chartered KL Marathon Cancellation

Media Statement for Standard Chartered KL Marathon Cancellation 
(As of 3rd Oct 2015, 4.55 pm)

The health and safety of all our runners remains our top priority. Since our last announcement, the haze has unfortunately reached unhealthy levels according to the latest monitored alert. Due to the rapidly deteriorating air quality and on the advice from the medical team, the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF), and the Institut Sukan Negara, we regret to announce that the Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be cancelled.
This decision is further supported by co-organisers, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, as well as title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia.

We appreciate the support shown by our runners throughout this challenging weather situation. Registered participants are advised to directly proceed to Dataran Merdeka to collect their race entitlements from 6.00 am until 12.00 noon, 4th October 2015. For those who are unable to collect their entitlements during this time, alternative arrangements will be announced through the Standard Chartered KL Marathon social media channels.

Following the cancellation, route closures and support infrastructure will remain in place along these roads: Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Cenderawasih, Jalan Lembah and Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin on 4th October 2015, from 6.00 am until 9.00 am.

To keep updated with the latest news, please check  and


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