5 More Days to Register for PBIM: Closing Date 31-Oct

5 more days to register for the Penang Bridge International Marathon! The registration will be closed on 31st October 2010 (Sunday), so for those who have not yet registered, register as soon as possible!

For those who have registered, there will be a Marathon Clinic this Sunday 31st October at the Botanic Garden at 8.30am. Spend your time with experienced runner Chris Stewart who shares tips and advice on the progress on your current training and how and what to expect during your run at the Penang Bridge International Marathon!

DO be informed that the Full Marathon category is now closed for registration as we have already reached maximum capacity for Full Marathon participants as we are no longer able to provide any more imported running vests.

As for those who have yet to pay for your registration, please pay immediately before the closing date on 31st October to secure your registration as all unpaid registrations will be deleted soon.

For further enquiries and assistance kindly contact the Penang Marathon Hotline at : 016-4110000 and 04-6505136/04-2619012. If it's most convenient to you, drop us an email at info@penangmarathon.gov.my.

Beware of Toxic Bananas!

Yes we all love bananas and they are the No. 1 food for runners! The article below really caught me by surprise as I used to buy cheap bananas from a well-known hypermarket. Not too sure about the origin and the authenticity of this article. So let's just be vigilant...

At the rate of RM 2/- a dozen, death is being sold nowadays in our markets.

Friends, we all love bananas and we eat a lot of them, but the bananas available in the market are forced ripe by dipping in water mixed with Carbide. The consumption of these bananas is 100% sure to cause Cancer or some other infection in the stomach.  Therefore, such types of bananas are to be avoided. But, how does one recognize the bananas ripened with the help of Carbide? Bananas which are ripened naturally are dark yellow and there are small black spots here and there on the bananas and the stalks are black. While those which are forced ripe with Carbide are lemon yellow and their stalks are green and moreover they are clear yellow without any black spots.

Now, what is Carbide and how is it harmful? Carbide is a chemical which if mixed with water, emits heat and the heat emitted by a close tank mixed with Carbide is even more than that emitted by a LPG Cylinder, so much so it can be used for Gas Cutting (which means the calorific value is so high that it can replace LPG gas).  In the same way, when the bunch of bananas is dipped in the water mixed with Carbide, the gas gets absorbed into the bananas and they get ripe.  However, the banana vendors are not that literate and so they do not know the exact proportion of Carbide to be used for a dozen of bananas.  As a result they end up using excess quantity of Carbide which gets absorbed into the bananas and ultimately enters our stomach.  Due to this excess use of Carbide, Tumors can be formed in our digestive system. So, next time you purchase bananas, make sure you select the naturally ripened ones.

Malakoff KL Run 2010 - Registration Open!

December 19, 2010
Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort (For more info, check out www.malakoffrun.com.my )
Starting Time
7.00am (12km), 7.15am (7km)

Online registration available at http://www.myraceonline.com/


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Penang Starwalk 2010 - Entries Open Today!

THE long-awaited 10km Penang Starwalk is back. And those who sign up for the Dec 12 walk early are in for a movie treat.

Entries open on Oct 18 and the first 300 participants to personally register will each receive a Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) ticket on a first-come-first-served basis. The movie tickets are only redeemable at GSC Gurney Plaza.

A total of 150 tickets will be available at Star Northern Hub at 202, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Bayan Lepas and another 150 at the newspaper’s George Town office at 15, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling.

The walk will be flagged off from the Penang International Sports Arena on Jalan Mahsuri at 7am for competition walkers and 7.30am for non-competition walkers.

Registration fee is RM8 for non-competition walkers and RM12 for competition walkers. All participants will each receive a T-shirt and a goodie bag.

Participants who complete the walk within two hours will be eligible for a lucky contest that offers attractive prizes as well as a participation certificate.

The top three schools which register the most number of students will enjoy special incentives.

Entry forms will be available from Oct 18, online at http://thestar.com.my/starwalk/ and will also be printed in The Star national edition every Monday and in StarMetro North on Wednesdays and Fridays.

For enquiries, call Nazri at 012-4732969 or Khoo at 019-4786813.

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Tanjung 10km Run - Results!

Finally the full results are out!

Complete with every participant. To download, click on the link below.

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10km Veterans Run 2010

Date: 14 November 2010 | 8:00am
Venue: PISA, Bayan Baru, Penang
Distance: 10km
Contact: 012-4746037 (Jordan Lee)

Plenty of categories to enter with 5 year gaps. There is also a special category for those below 35 yrs old. So don't fret, this race is not only for the vets.

Forms available from Mr Haris's blog.

My E-Store is Live!!!

Finally being able to integrate my very own e-store into my running blog. Excuse me for the rush job but I promise to tidy up further in the near future.

You can find many technical running apparels, equipment, gears including watches at my e-store. For ease of navigation I had included the button at the top right-hand corner.

You may find brands like Fuel Belt, Ultimate Directions, Shotz, Zensah, Zoot, Mio Watches, Newton and many more to come...

Have a pleasant shopping experience.

Melaka Coastal Charity Fun Run 2010

Date: 26 December 2010 | Sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka
Distance: 6km
Website: www.melakacharityrun.org

Malacca Coastal Charity Fun Run 2010 is a charity run organized to raise fund for Joy Workshop, a non-profit organization for people with learning difficulties.
We hope through this event we are able to bring more hope and better future for these young people with learning difficulties to lead a better life ahead. This event is going to be held during Christmas celebration, a day for worldwide celebration for joy, peace and love.
Come and join us for a good cause! 


Target participants :  1,500 - 2,000 runners nationwide

Open to public, handicapped persons are also welcomed  
(special arrangement)

Men Open 50 & Below
Men Veteran 50 & Above
Women Open 45 & Below
Women Veteran 45 & Above
Prizes & Medals:  
1. Top 5 finishers (Category A,B,C,D) will receive   Product     Vouchers
Champion   RM400
1st Runner Up  RM300
2nd Runner Up RM200
4th & 5th Runner Up RM100 each

2.    Product Vouchers worth RM200 will be given to Fancy     Outfit Competition winner.
3. All runners who have completed the run (Category A,B,C,D) will     receive
   - Finishing Medal - Goodies Bag


1. 1 pc branded running t-shirt
2. 1 pc special design medal
3. 1 pc goodies bag
4. 1 bottle of isotonic drink & light refreshment

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KRI Road Race 2010 (Bukit Kinding Resort)

Date: 12 December 2010 | Sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Bukit Kinding Resort, Tanjung Rambutan
Distance: 12km
Website: www.kelabroadrunnersipoh.blogspot.com
Online Registration :http://www.themarathonshop.com.my/live/
The KRI annual road race is back! This time with online registration available. An event not to be missed out in your running calendar.

Rock to Rock Run 2010

Date: 28 November 2010
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Distance: 5km
Contact: 04-8811711 Raymond Seow

Held for the first time, this charity cum fun run event is sure to attract quite a crowd. Catering to more casual runners and those wanting to have a good time while exercising. Dress in any Hard Rock merchandise or dress like a Rock Star and you might just walk away with the best dressed runner award, provided you cross the finish line. Winner medals for 10 fastest male and female runners, lucky draws & certificates for those who complete within 60 minutes.

But the main reason for participating in this event is to get hold of the Original Hard Rock Hotel Classic Tee worth RM78. Offer is limited to first 1,000 participants only. So let's Rock n Roll...

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Source: http://alharis.blogspot.com/

You Wanna Run Further? Drink this!

How many km can you run in 24 hours? This guy from England did 225km. And after drinking beetroot juice daily for a week prior to the race, he improved his distance to 238km.

Is it real? Can we get it here in Malaysia? Read on...