Monday, 24 February 2014

Running: NM Galaxy Run 2014 - 1st Series (Kuala Lumpur)

Run Folks, Run!
Photo courtesy of Running Malaysia
Did a 12KM distance warm-up run at the NM Galaxy Road Run 2014, 1st Series on 16 February 2014 at Tasik Titiwangsa. This running event was organised by a new event company called NM Galaxy. The concept of its medal collection entitlement and sponsors interest me to register earlier. 

  • Men's & Women's Open 12 KM
  • Men's & Women's Veteran 12 KM
  • Men's & Women's Junior Open 12 KM
  • Fun Run 5 KM

Runners Entitlement

  • Dry Fit Round Neck T-shirt  
  • Personalised Bib Number
  • Timing Chip
  • Finisher Medals
  • Light Breakfast
Medal collection entitlement

Running Day
Went to Tasik Titiwangsa 20 minutes before the 12KM flag off time. Think car park was fine since location is at a public recreation area. Left my bag at the baggage deposit booth. Exhibition area map was not communicated before the race, so I have no idea which booth to go to.

Baggage deposit volunteers
Runners were already gathered at the start area at that time. 12KM distance male runners were flagged at 6.45 am. The running route was along Jalan Tun Razak. So it was a straight run on road with 2 U-turn.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Running: Upcoming Thailand Running Events 2014

Sihanoukeville Half Marathon 
9 March 2014

Held for the third time in Cambodia's premier beach destination, the Sihanoukeville Half Marathon attracts runners from both Cambodia and overseas. Organized by the experienced team of the Angkor Wat Half Marathon runners can expect a well organized race in the beautiful surroundings of coastal Cambodia. Register here

Supersports 10 Miles International Run 
16 March 2014

Warning: This race is SELLING OUT fast! Instead of running a usual distance like in other events, this "Supersports 10 Miles International Run" will offer you a distance of 10 miles so if you think you can run more than 10 Km but probably not yet a half marathon, this is the one to go! The event will also offer shorter distances of 5 and 2 miles. Register here

Laguna Lang Co Triathlon 
29 March 2014

After a successful first edition the Laguna Lang Co Triathlon is returning for a second year and is expected to be even bigger and better than in the first year. Staged on Saturday, 29 March 2014 the triathlon will be comprised of a 1.8k Swim, 62k Bike and a 12k Run. A triathlon team relay, a duathlon and a 62 k Bike Race will round off the event program. Early bird entry fees are available until 15 January. Register and book accommodation here

Eco Slow Marathon INBA 
13 April 2014

Marathon is about the finishing time. So called "Good Runner" and the others are often judged only by their finishing time. But, ECO SLOW MARATHON INBA 2014 is different.

At ECO INBA, you are not just NUMBERS, but you are all HEROES who donate to Japan earthquake victims and clean up our community to raise environmental and humanitarian awareness for Peace. Because we believe sports has a power to change the world. Register here

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Unboxing: Fenix HL22 Headlamp

Headlamp Suitable for Night Running

Things to consider before buying any type of lights for active night activities:

  • Lumens
     measure of the total "amount" of visible light emitted by a source. More lumens means more bright.
  • Modes
    How many functional output available? The brighter the mode, the more battery power usage which measures lamp runtime.
  • Waterproof
    Refer to how the item relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under specified conditions such as wet environments.
  • Size and Weight
    For best user experience during activity.

Product Info
The Fenix HL22 Headlamp offers three usual brightness levels with 100-lumen max output and up to 50hr runtime from a single AA battery.  A 73m carry distance and IPX-6 waterproof certification mean the durable, easy-switching HP22 performs in a wide range of conditions.

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My Review

Bought myself the Fenix HL22 Headlamp at RM100 for my trail run usage. There is a shop located near Gombak which offers a wide range of Fenix products. The size is very comfortable for handheld and also when placing it on your forehead. The headstrap is also adjustable. 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Running: XTERRA Teaser 11KM Night Trail Championship Course (Putrajaya)

I'm In Training For The Worlds

As preparation for 2XU Compression Marathon 2014 in Singapore this coming March,I had to join XTERRA TEASER EVENT: 11KM Night Trail Run Championship Course last weekend. This time, an old running buddy of mine, the Teh Tarik Runner was out running again. Also met Kaulat (one of the Setapak Heavily Kings - Honda City Club) and my husband-wife neighbour at the starting point.

Race Pack Collection
Information for RPEC was shared on XTERRA Malaysia Facebook page 1 week before race day. Email message received the same week. Participant was told to bring RM50 for RFID chip deposit. Why race pack collection on the same day? I'm guessing due to Chinese New Year festive the week before.

Race Day
Parking was fine as the location was at the usual recreation area in Putrajaya.

Running buddy - The Teh Tarik Runner