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Ramadan Reminder

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A reminder to myself and to everybody too.

Ramadan Kareem

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Don't change yourself for Ramadan but change yourself for your entire life.
Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.
Selamat menyambut bulan Ramadan.

Race Alert: SMART Tunnel Run 2017

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RUNNING THROUGH THE WRLD'S FIRST  DUAL-PURPOSE TUNNEL An event that is organised by Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS) Malaysia, with the cooperation of Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia (LLM) and support from Syarikat Mengurus Air Banjir & Terowong Sdn Bhd (SMABT) and aslo with technical support from Federal Territory Athletics Association (FTAA), to be held on Sunday, July 30th, 2017.

It's the 2nd time the event is held, with the first one in March 2007. The run also to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the inception of JPS Malaysia (formerly known as Jabatan Parit & Tali Air) in 1932 and also the 10th anniversary of the operation of SMART tunnel.

Details:

DATE
30TH JULY 2017 (SUNDAY)

VENUE
START & FINISH – BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE, JALAN IMBI, KUALA LUMPUR

TIME
REPORTING - (6.00AM) | START - (6.30AM)

DISTANCE
12KM

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE
30th June 2017 OR upon reaching 3,000 entries

Note
Participants with Asthmatic illness and claustrophobia effects are not allowed to compe…

My SCKLM Experience, In NST

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It's published in New Straits Time today!
Woohoo!!!
Photo first, story later.
Or you can read it in NST. ^^

Here's the link
https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/heal/2017/05/242249/marathon-determination

SCKLM Friendship Run And Pasta Brekkie

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The day before the big race day of Standard Chartered KL Marathon, the organiser held a friendship run and also breakfast to full marathoners who had registered for it.
The fee was RM40 and apart from running, there makan and meeting up with runners session and it was held on Saturday, the day before the race.
It had rained that morning and we all took shelter under the event tent first until the rain subsided. While we waited, we were entertained by the emcee and also mingled around. Some runners came clad in various traditional attires! The organiser had prepared balloons with the countries' flags printed on it and we just chose the one we were from. It was fun to see and select our balloons and ran with it too.
The 5K Friendship Run route was the 5K race route and it was super nice to be running with bike marshalls and police escorts by our side.
Macam VIP! Runners making our way back to Dataran Merdeka.
After the run, it was off to makan! And merry making.

Press Release: Almost 36,000 runners at 9th Standard Chartered KL Marathon

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Almost 36,000 runners at 9th Standard Chartered KL Marathon Kenyan Cosmas romps home in personal best KUALA LUMPUR, 21 May 2017: Close to 36,000 runners converged on Dataran Merdeka to take part in the 9th edition of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon today. Cosmas Matolo Muteti,from Kenya won the Full Marathon Men’s Open category in a time of 2:18:43 to take home USD17,500 while the Full Marathon Women’s Open category was won by Elizabeth Chepkanan from Kenya in a time of 2:36:14 also earning USD17,500 in the process.

Five-time champion Kennedy Kiproo Lilan from Kenya came in second in the Full Marathon Men’s Open with a time of 2:19:35 while Tonui Kiprop from Kenya finished third in a time of 2:20:36 In the Full Marathon Women’s Open, Vikoti Chepkemoi from Kenya took second place in a time of 2:40:08 and Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira from Ethiopia had to settle for third place with a time of 2:42:56.

The Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s category saw a close battle between defending champion …

SCKLM 2017 REPC

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SCKLM = Standard Chartered KL Marathon REPC = Race Entry Pack Collection
And it's happening from Thursday, May 18th to Saturday, May 20th, 2017!
For Saturday, it's from 10am to 6pm so make sure you arrive earlier than 6pm today to collect your race kit!
Hubby and I collected ours on Friday.  Started the morning with breakfast at O'Briens. Then off we went to KLCC Convention Centre Hall 6 for the REPC.
And do the pre-requisite name finding for me at the Full Marathon name list board located outside the hall. Unlike the first day which always is a havoc time to queue for race kits, the line was non-existent on Friday morning.
Apart from my FM bib, I also got my Friendship Run bib. I registered for the Friendship Run which was held this morning. It's a 5K run that comes with a pasta brekkie. Did some retail therapy at the race expo and for any purchase of RM200 for SCB credit card holder (RM500 for others), I got to redeem a hydration belt from SCB counter. And it was ni…

Press Release: Neutrogena®’s fashion debut celebrates the joy of healthy skin

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No. 1 dermatologist-recommended brand hits STYLO runway with Happy Skin 24/7 collection Kuala Lumpur, 3 May 2017 – Finally, a fashion that lasts for all seasons is here! Introducing Neutrogena® Happy Skin 24/7 fashion collection, a series of 30 designs presented at Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival (MBSTYLOAFF) 2017.

Created by local fashion designers Kittie Yiyi and Hazzer Wan Lee, the Happy Skin 24/7 collection interprets the happy mood that one exudes with healthy, great-looking skin.
According to Julia Teo, Associate Marketing Director of Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, which markets Neutrogena® in Malaysia, healthy, great-looking skin is one of the things that women derives joy. “As the #1 dermatologist-recommended brand, we believe beauty starts with healthy skin – a condition which gives women a lot of positive energy in their daily lives. Imagine looking into the mirror every morning to see healthy and radiant skin, wouldn’t your mood naturally lift an…

Mother's Day Dinner At The Garden

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Well, it's a cafe actually and it's located very near to our home in Balakong and it's name is Le Gardenz Cafe. A container concept cafe and with a rather interesting decor, mix & match between greenery and fun, colourful decor.
After my run in Kuala Kubu Baru as part of my own Mother's Day celebration, Hubby and Son treated me with dinner.
I couldn't decide what to eat (but I want to drink coffee) so Hubby decided to give Le Gardenz Cafe a try. Apart from a free meal promo for Mother's Day (free chicken chop or something for mothers), the cafe also have a buy 1 free 1 coffee promo. Sweet!
So Hubby ordered latte for himself and I had my usual cup of cappuccino. And I had the lamb shoulder to accompany my cappuccino. While Hubby had seafood risotto. And Son chose the beef bolognese. All not too bad and we enjoyed it in a rather fun and quirky environment.
Good thing we arrived a bit early because pretty soon, diners had to wait for their seats. Reservations…

Hulu Selangor 30K - A Feast Of Hills

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After Saturday's Highlanders Series Bukit Kutu, we were back in Kuala Kubu Baru on Sunday for another race.
But a road race this time, at Hulu Selangor 30K. Again, as part of Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor initiative for Visit Hulu Selangor 2017. Just like Highlanders Series Bukit Kutu, the Hulu Selangor 30K is a rather smallish event but still see around 600 participants for all its categories.

We saw a number of runners who had done Highlanders Series Bukit Kutu toeing the start line at Hulu Selangor 30K.

Quite a few were doing the 30K distance and a few doing the 10K like me.

Crazy people. Hahaha There were three distances available: 30K (Men Open & Veteran, Women Open & Veteran)10K (Men Open & Veteran, Women Open & Veteran)3K Fun Run Although I had promised to help out at the race, I also wanted to run in it and I did 10K under the Women Veteran category. A photo in front of the start line before flag-off courtesy of ActionPix Malaysia. Thank you!
The route was ni…

Highlander Series Bukit Kutu Version 2.0

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Just like last year, we were back to Kuala Kubu for the Highlander Series Bukit Kutu last Saturday.  The event is a part of a two-day running festival held in Kuala Kubu Baru, under the Visit Hulu Selangor 2017 program. The second race was the Hulu Selangor 30K which was held on Sunday.
Just like year, Hubby and I helped out at the race and this year, Son tagged along to help too.
Last year's race was a 12K trail run and the distance was added to make it a 15K trail run this year. One runner mentioned that she hoped that the distance will be increased next year as she wants to try running up to the peak.
Half marathon category next year? Why not? Hahaha The first runner who arrived was from the Men Veteran category. As a matter of fact, the first runners who finished were all Men Veteran.
It was not an easy route but runners were quite satisfied with the challenges given. (I heard la...) We put Son responsible for jotting down runners' bib numbers and top 20 (male) and top 10…

Mother's Day 2017

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Since 2013, I've celebrated Mother's Day with running related activities.
Some were with both hubby and son, like Pisang Relay, some I did with Hubby; like Route 68 and some, they let me run alone like at Bomba Run.
This year, it's back-to-back crewing and running for Mother's Day and we drove all the way to Kuala Kubu Baru to do it. Spent Saturday with the family at Highlander Series Bukit Kutu.
Then on Sunday, at Hulu Selangor 30K with me running in the 10K category.  Alas, just missed out on a podium placing for Sunday's run.
After freshening up, it was back to helping out at the race though I chose to do it in the dewan, instead of spending it under the sun, like what I did on Saturday. Hahaha
For ourselves, we enjoyed both events immensely and hope that the organiser did find us helpful and useful. Wakaka
And when we returned home, Son presented me with my Mother's Day gift. ^^
More on race recaps and Mother's Day dinner later. 

Dinner Alone... Kinda

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It was after my evening gym session and Hubby & Son had waited for me to finish.
As we passed by Pappa Rich, I suggested to have dinner there.  My dinner was this curry fillet rice dish combo thingy.

Quite nice.
Teamed with this cucumber drink.
Just what I need after a hard one-hour session at the gym.
Wait! What about Hubby and Son?
They had eaten earlier so they just accompanied me eat dinner. But Hubby did order this rather sad looking cendol.
Completely different from what I've ordered from Pappa Rich before and definitely doesn't look similar to the ones in their menu.
I just had to ask Hubby whether this is Pappa Rich "discount" cendol version. Hahaha

Race Alert: PSP King Of Forest

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Fancy joining a trail run, right smack in the city; in an urban city forest? Look no more as P.S.P King of Forest is open for registration now and with the race date on July 16th, 2017. P.S.P King Of Forest 2017

PHILOSOPHY
PEOPLE | PLANET | PLANET

Pantai Sentral Park is a new township in the prestigious enclave of Bangsar South, an urban forest city with an upcoming development of 13 blocks of stylishly-designed residential & commercial towers. Estimated to be completed in 2030, it is touted to be the one and only urban forest city in Pantai Sentral Park. KL’s One and Only Urban Forest City with PEOPLE, PLANET & PRIORITY being at the core of its integrated development.Challenging & adventurous forest run & Fun run from 6am – 11am. Visit the “Live with Style” in Urban Forest City at ICE Gallery from 11am - 4pm. Race information:
Flag Time : 7.05am (7.2km Forest Run)
7.30am (Wave 1: 5km Fun Run)
7:45am (Wave 2: 5km Fun Run)
Official Partner & Venue Sponsor: IJM Land | Pa…

Press Release: THE PUMA NIGHT RUN MALAYSIA 2017 IS HERE, BIGGER AND BETTER!

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Kuala Lumpur, May 8, 2017 – Fresh from its roaring success last year, PUMA Malaysia is all set to bring it to the next level with the fourth edition of the PUMA Night Run in Cyberjaya. With RM16,500 worth of prizes to be won, the run is looking to attract 12,000 participants this year.
PUMA Night Run 2017 will also be the first time for the run to have two running categories to choose from as there will be a 6KM run for the fun and leisurely runners, as well as a 12KM run for the seasoned competitive runners.

The top 3 finishers of the 12KM men and women categories will each receive RM2,500, RM2,000 and RM1,500 worth of PUMA vouchers respectively. On the other hand, the winners of the 6KM men and women categories will go home with RM1,000, RM750 and RM500 worth of PUMA vouchers respectively.

The entry fee for the PUMA Night Run Malaysia 2017 is set at RM119 for 12KM and RM89 for 6KM (All prices are exclusive of GST). Upon successful registration, all participants would receive the PU…

Coway Run 2017 - The Water Specialist Run

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After Larian Bomba on Saturday, Hubby and I joined Coway Run on Sunday, thanks to The Marathon Company who graciously extended the invitation to us.
I did 10K while Hubby did the 5K.
I'm trying to control my pacing and slow down to my goal marathon pace, in preparation for SCKLM 2017 which will be held in 2 weeks' time and I still went a tad too fast during Larian Bomba. I told myself to take it easier during Coway Run.
Coway Run had pacers so I thought maybe I'd just follow the 7:30 pacers this time.
But after realising they were doing a 6:40 pace for the first 2.5K (up to the first water station), I decided to ditch them and ran by my own pace (which I didn't know since I'm still trying to gauge it by feel instead of constantly looking at my watch). The 10K route covered neighborhood backyards (jalan belakang rumah orang) and despite the lack of marshall along the route (only a few were seen at junctions, together with traffic police) and weird placing of traffi…