Kelantan Culture Eco Race

Date: 9 & 10-May-09
Entrance Fee: RM800 per team
Closing date: 22-Apr-09
Organized by: Kelantan Tourism Association
Contact: +6012-3839667 or +6019-2502123

Event outline:
A team of four member men or women, racing non-stop for 2 days 1 night about 150km course. Challenges in this race relate to nature, culture and adventure. It is "the Amazing Race" concept with a few discipline - extreme adventures, traditional games, culture activity and special tasks along the route. The participants are required to form their own team consisting of 4 team members. The challenge is open to all individuals of 18 years old and above. The selected route is a few beaches and water fall in Kelantan.

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Penang Earth Day Run 2009

Penang Earth Day Run
Date: 19-Apr-09
Venue: Sunshine Sq, Bayan Baru
Time: 7.30am
Distance: 10km
Fees: RM10 (Lucky draw)
Qualifying time: 2hours
Closing Date: 8-Apr-09 5pm
A1 (M13-18); A2 (M19-32), A3 (M>32)
B1 (M13-18); B2 (M19-32), B3 (M>32)

Penang Unity Run on 5th April 2009

TheStar 26Mar09

A UNITY run to foster racial harmony as well as promote tourist spots in the Bayan Lepas constituency will be held on April 5.

Organising committee chairman Syed Amerrudin Syed Ahmad said the 8km 'Unity Fun Run' will cut through padi fields, villages, hilly terrains and beaches near Jalan Kampung Mesjid in Teluk Kumbar to help promote the obscure and potential tourism spots in the area.

Jointly organised by the Bayan Lepas Community Sports Club (BLCSC) and Penang Amateur Athletics Association (PAAA), the run will give participants a good chance to win the grand prize of a Honda Cup worth RM2,000 and lucky draws.

"This is an annual event with different routes chosen each year," said Syed Amerrudin.

"We expect to register participants from Kuala Lumpur, Malacca as well as from the northern states. Apart from promoting sports, this event will help highlight the rural outbacks as potential tourism spots and encourage domestic tourism," he said.

The run, he said, is open to all Malaysians and foreigners aged above 13 years.

The event will be divided into seven categories: Men Open, Junior Veteran Men, Senior Veteran Men, Women Open, Veteran Women, Junior Men below 17 and Junior Women Below 17.

There will also be four special categories: hotel, bank, Free Trade Zone and school.

Registration forms can be obtained from BLCSC at 14, Upper Floor, Bandar Baru Teluk Kumbar, Bayan Lepas (04-6493922), Syed Amerrudin's service centre in Teluk Kumbar, Youth and Sports Department,Level 40, Komtar (04-2616118) and southwest district Youth and Sports Office in Balik Pulau (04-8668244), PAAA at Recsam-Seameo, Gelugor, 11700 Penang, and National Sports Council, Penang branch (04-6593714).

2009 Running Events

Had been idling again for quite some time. Done some clean up and touch up on the blog. Amazing how fast time flies. This would be my first blog post for 2009, my last being in Dec 2008. Started off with the updated events calendar for running category.

The year started off as usual with the GE Pacesetters 30km event. This is the toughest ever running event I had participated. The route was especially steep for most parts of the race. Fortunately able to finish within the qualifying time albeit having cramps for the last part of the race.

Then there is the KL Towerthon and Wild Wild run in Mar which had just completed. In Apr, I'm looking forward to the first ever running event organized by PAC which is the Penang Earth Day run. Being a PAC member, there was a request to volunteer to help out in the event but I can't resist to participate in it. A week later, I will be off to Bidor for the half marathon. Heard that it is notable event in the running calendar. Not sure though about the Orange Run which is scheduled to kick-off earlier around the The Curve PJ area.

In May, I will be making the trip down for the New Balance Padang Merbok 15k. Organized by Pacesetters, I'm sure this event will be a quality event attracting many serious runners. Come June, there will be the 2nd Penang Malakoff run. Not sure why it was tuned down to 17km from last year's 26km. Guess it might to attract more runners as last year's turnout was not too encouraging. 3 weeks later, will be the inaugural Standard Chartered KL marathon. For the first time, we Malaysians will have the chance to participate in this well-known race series on our home-soil. High standards would be expected as KL need to emulate other cities which had been organizing the events for years. But in terms of prize money, I think no other city could beat that offered by Dubai at a staggering USD$350,000 for the 1st position. I recalled that Singapore's prize money for the same category was only USD$35,000 about 10% the amount. No wonder people like Haile Gebrselassie would always book their calendar for this event every year.

Towards the end of the year, I will participate in my first-ever full marathon event in the Penang Bridge International Marathon. I'm already into my 7th week of training and am logging in averagely 30-40km per week. Will be increasing mileage but at a slow and steady pace. Don't want to get injured in between. Wish me luck!

Will be updating the hiking events calendar next. Stay tuned....