Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Music Run 2019 Returns This November @ KL Sports City

When Music + RunningMusic Run 

My first Music Run was back in year 2014 and it was so fun to run at the 'Sound Track' run course features with great music. 
Yay! Our all time favourite Music Run is back this on 23 November 2019 for the sixth consecutive year with its new presenting partner, CIMB! This year, the Music Run with takes place at  National Stadium @ KL Sports City.

Dubbed ‘Asia’s fittest party’, The Music Run by CIMB connects urbanites with two of the world’s favourite pastimes – music and running. Combining these two elements, the event takes the form of a 5-kilometre (5K) and 10-kilometre (10K) running race with more than 100 speakers lining the entire Sound Track circuit, culminating in what is regarded as the world’s best finish line party. With a giant stage showcasing local bands, top DJs and the renowned Live The Beat show, this high-octane event provides a one-of-a-kind, safe, healthy and enjoyable experience for all participants. An important facet of this year’s event is the push towards sustainability and eco-awareness, making Asia’s fittest party arguably also the most eco-friendly!
Mohamed Adam Wee Abdullah, Group Chief Marketing Officer, CIMB Group enthused, “We are excited to partner with The Music Run this year and look forward to offering a super-fun experience to all participants, especially CIMB customers. This carbon-neutral mass participation event ties in well with CIMB’s focus on championing sustainability principles to ensure the well-being of our planet and future generations. So, what better way to have a healthy day out than knowing we’re part of a carbon-neutral event while also having fun running a music-filled route throughout?” 
“There’s certainly a lot to look forward to in 2019 as we introduce more elements to make The Music Run by CIMB bigger, faster and better, whilst at the same time making a concerted effort to lead the industry in event sustainability practices. Besides the already unique nature of The Music Run by CIMB, we’re taking an active stance to reduce single use plastic usage, are endeavouring to be Malaysia’s first carbon-neutral mass-participation event and will be implementing an industry-leading recycling and waste-management programme,” says Sam Middlehurst, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Music Run.

“We’re excited to welcome CIMB as the event’s Presenting Partner, as we share a vision to create a more sustainable future whilst inspiring young Malaysians to lead more active lifestyles and live today better than yesterday,” said Middlehurst.
The Music Run by CIMB originated in Malaysia and held its inaugural run in Kuala Lumpur in 2014 to a crowd of 6,000 and has since been experienced by more than 250,000 participants across 35 events in 13 countries. Last year’s event saw a sell-out crowd of 20,000 participants pack the National Stadium at KL Sports City. With exciting changes fuelled by the partnership with CIMB, this year’s event is poised to be another sell out and the biggest and best yet.
Early Bird Tickets for The Music Run by CIMB will launch on 11 July 2019 at 12pm with prices starting from RM85. Those who wish to purchase tickets can do so by visiting the event’s official website at www.themusicrun.com.my.
Besides having the unrivalled opportunity of participating in a standout event, participants of The Music Run by CIMB will receive a limited edition finisher medal and a Run Pack containing a high-quality runner’s t-shirt, a re-usable drawstring bag replete with a car sticker, temporary tattoos and quality goodies from brand partners. 
This year, cash and partner-supplied prizes are also up for grabs for the top five finishers in each timed race category, with an additional cash bonus for the Malaysian National with the best finish time in each timed race category.
Get your ticket now and secure your running spot!

For more information, please visit www.themusicrun.com.my.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Review: ASICS fuzeX™ (Spring 2016)

ASICS is a Japanese athletic equipment company which manufacturers a wide range of footwear and also sports equipments. For runners, they are well known for their many running range.Adding to the new range, ASICS has introduced the fuzeX™ and has brought in the new fuzeX™ shoes to the Malaysian market recently.
Asics fuzeX™ is a daily neutral trainer for runners. The fuzeX™ footwear is featuring  fuzeGEL,  a  new  lightweight  midsole developed  by  ASICS  Institute  of  Sport  Science1 in  Kobe,  Japan. It combines lightness and protection with a sleek three-dimensional curved design.
Some of the features of Asics fuzeX™:
A unique composition of regular midsole material and  GEL  to  promote  a  smooth  and  comfortable  gait  by  absorbing  shock  upon  impact  and propelling runners forward on repulsion.
Seamless Construction:
The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
AHAR+ Outsole:
A blown AHAR rubber outsole material with high abrasion-resistant qualities for added durability, combined with a comfortable, cushioned ride.
Comfordry Sockliner:
Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance and moisture wicking for a cooler, dryer, healthier environment.

Product Info:
Stack Height:
24mm heel
16mm forefoot
8mm heel-toe offset
fuzeX™: 8.40z (Women’s Size 7)
Available colours in Malaysia:
Blue/Indigo, Blue/Hot Orange , Cherry tomato/White/Estate Blue, Flash Yellow/Black
Titanium/Azalea/Black, Turquoise/Sharp Green/Ink, Silver/Min/orchid

My first impression of fuzeX™:
Unboxing the ASICS fuzeX™ for the first time, I was pleased by the attractive colour, Turquoise/Sharp Green/Ink.
When I put the fuzeX™ on, they're quite light and comfortable. I noticed fuzeX™ toe box is narrower than usual running shoes and if you have wide feet, you might want to consider a half size larger.
The Verdit:
Running in the FuzeX™ requires some break in time. I would recommend doing some short run and gradually increasing it. For my break in period, I walked around the park for 2km before I gave them a try in a slow short 5km run. Till date, I've accumulated over 60km in this shoes ranging from 5km to 16km. I ran in it on different terrain ranging from asphalt surface, pavements and on the beach. The fuzeX™ gives quite good grip on wet surfaces.

I found the shoe to be responsive and have not experience any foot pain nor blisters. I feel comfortable wearing them for my longer runs. The fuzeX™ has a snug feet feel to it and does not feel tight on the heels. It is snug enough to stop small stones and sand from getting inside the shoe while I was running at Desaru beach. The shoe has moderate support, cushioning was there and feels responsive throughout my runs.

I would recommend this shoe to those who are looking for comfort shoes for their runs. The fuzeX™ is currently available in stores for RM459 and you can grab it at your nearest ASICS outlets.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Norahs ran UEM Charity Run 2016

The UEM Charity Run, this was the race I wanted to DNS from the beginning but I still went to it (the decision was made last night before I attended KPAC dinner).
The parking was a big issue. There was no parking near the start line. I had to park very far and walked to the start line. I walked about 2km (power walking) to the start line. It became my warm-up before the race. Most of my running buddies sign-up for 21km and a few of them joined 12km race. I was the only one went for the shortest distance race.
Photo from TeckWai
I was glad that I didn't sign-up for 21 as I was struggling to maintain my pace below 5mins for such a shory distance race. My body and legs felt heavy. I didn't give up and I tried my best to go forward. Yes, I tried my best and finally crossed the finish line!
This was not my best 6km race but I already tried my best. :) Glad that I did not DNS and I went for it. I hope I'll back to training very soon. Haze, please go away!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016 Priority Registrations Starts Today!

Runners, are you ready? 
The wait is over...it is today!
Priority registration for #SCKLM2016 categories gonna starts at 12noon.
Registration can be done at www.kl-marathon.com
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Take a break & breathe...

This photo was taken by one of my running buddy during my first visit to Wawasan Hill in Puchong. 

I remembered on that morninng, we finished 21km long run, had breakfast and drove to Puchong. We did another 8km+ hike and reward ourselves with BKT lunch. It was a nice weekend filled with trainings and a lot of fun. When, when will I back to my long run? my training? I have a race tomorrow and I'm feeling want to DNS. Where's my fighting spirit? I guess I've lost it...

Sometimes you have to take a break and breathe before you can keep moving forward.
- Kayla Panchisin