Posts

Showing posts from May, 2015

TM Fan Run 2015

Image
TM Fan Run 2015 was held to support our Malaysian contingent to 2015 SEA Games in Singapore. Previous years' edition was held to support our athletes too; in 2012 it was for the London Olympic, 2013 edition was for the SEA Games in Myanmar and 2014 edition for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
I guess thanks to Telekom Malaysia to make the initiative for this run, we runners get to join a race that has one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest registration fee in town.
I mean, you don't really see races with fees of RM28 for 5K, RM38 for 10K and RM48 for 15K that often nowadays (well, you don't see them). The 2015 edition of TM Fan Run is my first time even though the race has been going on for a few years. The clincher? Cheap fees. Nice event-tee which will be nice to parade around when or if I race overseas again (hahaha) and the fact that I needed to do an easy 16K run this Sunday as part of my 16-week training plan.
So it worked quite well for me. Come race morn…

If It Fits, Why Not?

Image
Even if it'll seem that we're bucking to a trend. A brand. A style.

Whatever it is that we want to do or try, even if it feels so mainstream (gasp! horror!); if it's not detrimental to our health and not inconveniencing anyone, why the HELL NOT?
Everyone seems to be into running nowadays, with race slots being snapped up quickly, and I'm not only referring to SCKLM 2015 record breaking registration being completely sold out in 5 days! Funnily enough, not everyone is embracing this sudden "craze". Not non-runners. But those who had been doing it for many years. Because new runners caught the craze, it seems. Instead of just being passionate about running.
But if everyone wants to run, why not? It's not a bad thing, right?
Anyways, I actually wanted to write about another passion of mine, other than running, and that's running shoes. Hahaha Apart from road running shoes, I now own 4 pairs of trail shoes. OK, two of them are actually multi-terrain which…

Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur Juadah Kampung Preview

Image
My family and I were lucky enough to get invited to Silka Cheras Hotel's preview for their upcoming fasting month promotion; Juadah Kampungku, pilihan Izreen Azminda (translation : choice of kampong fares by actress Izreen Azminda). We were quite lucky that traffic from Bangsar to Cheras Sentral was quite smooth and it took us less than 20 minutes of travel time. I guess most who attended had anticipated being late due to traffic jam as many arrived rather early for the do. In fact, when we got there, most were already having their dinner! So no shots of food spread. Hahaha Some of the fares offered that we enjoyed last night :  Sup kambing berempah (top) and asam laksa (bottom).  Sambal udang, omelette, curries. Their fish head curry was quite decent (good for those not loving too spicy curries) but I forgot to take any photos of them! Adoi.

Actually, I had to admit I didn't take much photos as I was busy eating and gossiping with others seated at the same table. Hihihi Fo…

A Treat After A Busy Weekend

Image
It was a fun-filled and packed weekend last week. First, hubby and I attended the Salomon launch of their X-Scream 3D shoes at The Apartment, KLCC. We were there bright and early at 7.30am, did a test run with the group for 7K and later was presented with the briefing of the shoes. More about it here.

Immediately afterwards, we headed of to Menara TM to collect my race kit for this week's TM Fan Run.
Had a quick chat and group photos with friends and oh! I even bumped into a renowned Malaysia marathoner, Abang Din there.

Yes, I was still clad in the gear I wore at the Salomon launch. ^^
Later in the evening, the whole family went to another race kit collection site; this time in Kemensah for the King of Kemensah Trail. But no, neither I nor hubby were running in this.

We were there as volunteers instead and spent the night at the "dewan" nearby.
Sunday started early as we were helping out at the King of Kemensah Trail (race recap here) but our duty that day was as a s…

Salomon X-Scream 3D Launch And Shoe Trial

Image
MAKE EVERY RUN AN ADVENTURE, Salomon tells us. And I agree. ^^
Thanks to an invitation by World of Sports, I attended the launch of Salomon's X-Scream 3D on Saturday, May 23 2015 at the Apartment, KLCC and also get the opportunity to try the shoes.
What is X-Scream 3D? It's Salomon's approach to everyday diverse urban landscape running. Salomon, recognized for technical leadership in trail running footwear has built X-Scream 3D as a way to escape running on the same route everyday.
"One of the most interesting parts of running in trails is the varied landscapes and surface conditions. It adds a challenge and it's fun", explains Pete Cameron, Product Line Manager of Salomon Trail Running Footwear.
"So we've taken this same idea of changing terrain and surfaces, and expressed it for a more urban environment. The shoes need to fit precisely to hold the foot for agile movements, and grip on varied surfaces, but they also need the cushioning and ride for r…

PRESS RELEASE : STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2015 ACHIEVES THREE PERSONAL BESTS

Image
Kuala Lumpur, 25 May 2015 – The 2015 edition of Standard Chartered KL Marathon opens with a bang, breaking threerecords in a week. First in achieving more than 10,000 runners signing up on launch day itself; receiving over 25,000 sign-ups within 48 hours; and finally, its fastest ever registration closing -- in just 4 days. The overwhelmingly positive response underscores the popularity of the Marathon, which allows runners to uniquely experience the city of Kuala Lumpur. It also bears testament to the fact that Malaysians are taking more than just an interest in healthy living and active lifestyles.  
Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd., Event Owner and Organiser of Standard Chartered KL Marathon, said, “It’s thrilling, humbling and encouraging all the same time. Having organised the Marathon for the last 6 years, we are proud to see its growth into what it is today. Thank you to all runners and the Standard Chartered KL Marathon family of stakeholders, sponsors, partn…

King of Kemensah Trail 2015 - The Sweeper Version

Image
First of all, let's not get confused between this race that was organised by PACat Adventure Team and the one that was organised by Asian Trail Explorers in April called Kemensah Krazy.
King of Kemensah Trail or called simply KOKT was held on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 and one of three "King" Series.
The first of the King series was the King of Bukit Larut which was held in April (race report here). The second one was this King of Kemensah Trail and the third one will be the King of Sungai Lembing, which will be held on August 9, 2015.
I didn't join this to run but volunteered instead and was assigned sweeper duties (well, hubby and I requested for it and the organiser let us do it). For non-runners, a sweeper mean a person who ensures that the last runner arrives safely back and ensure nobody gets left behind in a race or lost. Race directors and volunteers were still attending to participants coming to collect their race bibs late evening on Saturday. The REPC was hel…