Saturday, March 25, 2017

Shamrock Run 2017 by the Malaysian Irish Alumni Association



The Malaysian Irish Alumni Association will be organising its MIAA Shamrock Run 2017 on Sunday 7 May 2017 at the DPulze Shopping Center, Cyberjaya, Selangor.

This will be the Third Shamrock run since its inception in 2014. It is a non-competitive leisurely run to instil health awareness and promote bonding for families and friends. Each runner will be given an event T-shirt, running bib and a unique collectors’ finisher medal, with interesting design and motives. Prizes will be given to best-dressed runners in Shamrock, Irish and Malaysian motives.

The soft launch of Shamrock Run 2017 was graced by His Excellency Eamon Hickey, the Ambassador of Ireland to Malaysia, reaffirming the strong support of the Irish Embassy and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Also present at the launch was Managing Director of O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café Malaysia, Brian Pua and Hafidz Zihim, the President of the Malaysian Irish Alumni Association.

The Shamrock Run 2017 is organised by the Malaysian Irish Alumni Association with strong collaboration from the Embassy of Ireland in Malaysia and O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café as the main partner.

There are 2 categories of the run, the 10km Men & Women Open for those aged 12 and above (Flag Off 7.30 am) and 5km Family Fun Open Category (for those aged 5 and above), strollers and children are much welcomed (Flag Off 7.35 am). The route of the route will pass leafy surroundings suburban of Cyberjaya.

Registration is online through www.event.howei.com/event/shamrock-run-2017

Participation fee for each runner is RM60 for 10km and RM50 for 5km.

For further information, please email to miaa.shamrock.run@gmail.com or check out the Facebook page: MIAA Shamrock Run or contact Mr. Redza at 012-268 7053 or Mr. Hafidz at 012-6908307

Friday, March 24, 2017

Running on Hope at PEACE RUN 2017



Cyberjaya, 22 March 2017 – Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) 2017 cohort of students are organising a relief team destined for Nepal under the project Post-Earthquake Aid & Care for Nepal (PEACE NEPAL 2017). The team will be hosting a run as part of their fundraising activities to support the mission’s fund in July 2017.

There are three categories open for the public which are 3KM, 5KM and 10KM respectively, however, due to the overwhelming responses from the public 3KM category slots have been sold out in just two weeks after it was opened for registration.

The concept of the run is a combination of the classical and virtual run. A virtual run is the new version of run that usually been conducted in the current running scene and the race pack will be shipped to their addresses as part of their participation merchandise. The concept makes easy for some runners who are interested in participating and donating but unable to be present physically at the event.

CUCMS’ students have been championing the international humanitarian mission in the South-East Asia for the past three years. The team divides the activities into two categories as for the short-term activities are medical check-up, mass circumcision and distribution of donation items. While the long-term activities are to build water pumps and provide solar panels to the local community.

The registration will end in 31st March 2017 and participants can collect their race pack at DPulze Shopping Centre Cyberjaya on 13th April 2017. Let’s join the running on hope and don’t miss our #free medical check-up at the event!

Useful links:
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/PEACERUN2017

Official sites:
· WordPress - https://twentiesforsmileyscucms.wordpress.com/
· Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cucmscharity/
· Twitter – https://twitter.com/twenties4smiley/
· Instagram – https://instagram.com/twenties4smileycucms/

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Watsons and Bayer Collaborate in a Public Forum for World Allergy Day



Kuala Lumpur, 23 March 2017 – Watsons Malaysia and Bayer is collaborating for the first time to organize a public forum held in conjunction with World Allergy Day. The forum open to public will be held at Royal Chulan Damansara on 8 April 2017 from 25pm and will feature distinguish speakers including Dr Amir Hamzah Dato’ Abdul Latiff, a consultant in clinical immunology, allergy and pediatrics at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Associate Professor Dr Adrian Yong Sze Wai, Head of Dermatology, University Malaya Medical Centre and Mary Easaw, Chief Dietitian at the National Heart Institute.



Each of the speakers will be touching on a topic relevant to their field, and most importantly to give the public a better understanding on skin allergy and eating right. These topics include ‘How to live an allergy free life?’, ‘Why am I so itchy?’ and ‘Mindful eating: food allergy.” This workshop will be conducted in English.

Members of the public are welcome to join in this forum where admission is free. This forum is a community program supported by Bayer in collaboration with Watsons.

As seats are limited based on first come first basis, for more information and RSVP please email to allergyday@watsons.com.my

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More than 6,000 participants gear up for the MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day



Penang, 19 March 2017 - MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day returns to Penang on the grounds of Padang B, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), serving over 6,000 participants a wholesome breakfast, complemented with exciting activities aimed at educating parents about the importance of breakfast, and the role it plays in fulfilling children’s daily energy needs.

Kicking off with the 3km MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Run, runners and their families were treated with a host of exciting activities including Zumba sessions, cooking demonstrations, and treasure hunts, alongside a healthful breakfast. Mohd Saad bin Hj. Din, Senior Deputy Registrar, Student Development Affairs & Alumni Division, and Muhamad bin Mohd Hanif, Director of Sports and Recreation, USM officiated at the event.



Philomena Tan, Business Executive Officer, MILO® Business Unit said: “Even after four years, the MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day is still the nation’s most anticipated breakfast event. We are thrilled to be back here in Penang for the second time, as we continue to reach out to families across the country, championing the importance of a wholesome breakfast paired with MILO®, which helps to efficiently release the energy from food.”

This year, MILO® aims to educate parents about the actual daily energy requirements of their children, which are higher than expected. Based on an internal study reveals that a child expends up to 1,500 kcal on an average school day, which is as much energy needed to climb a mountain, swim 50 laps in a pool, or even run a half marathon.

While a balanced breakfast can help provide children the energy they need to take on the day, it is essential to ensure that the energy from the food consumed is also efficiently released.



“We encourage parents to start their children’s day right with a balanced breakfast and MILO®, so that they can get the most out of the meal. MILO® contains calcium, Activ-Go™, a unique combination of PROTOMALT® and essential micronutrients – vitamins and minerals – which helps them to perform at their best, mentally and physically,” added Tan.

Running in its 5th year, the MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day is part of MILO®’s initiative to inculcate healthier breakfast habits in Malaysians. The event in Penang this year saw a variety of fun activities and games for all members of the family including life-sized board games, fair games, bamboo dances, lucky draws, traditional chapteh, and much more. There were also numerous highlights for the public to enjoy including drum performances, and cheerleading.



Penang is the first city to host this year’s MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day. Last year, the city saw a participation of over 5,000 participants.

In the coming weeks, the Malaysia Breakfast Day will be held in the following cities across Malaysia:



For more information on the MILO® Malaysia Breakfast campaign and how to register for the upcoming Malaysia Breakfast Day events, please visit: www.milo.com.my.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunway Lagoon's Aqua Run 2017



What? Aqua Run

Where? Sunway Lagoon, Bandar Sunway.

When? 23 April 2017 (Sunday) 7:00am.

How much? RM 120 (Inclusive of Park Admission Ticket)

How to register? https://sunwaylagoon.com/aqua-run-2017/


Runwitme Says: Aqua Run is bringing Malaysia’s Best Water Fun-Run experience to the casual runners and fun seekers. A fun yet challenging course, Aqua Run courses features multiple fun zones including Rain Shower, Splash Attack, Puddles Mattress, Aqua Climb and Wall Diving. Prepare for an unforgettable splashing water moments at each of the fun zones. Sway your way across each fun zone with your family and friends and make it count!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LifeProof uncovers NUUD waterproof casing for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus



With a screenless design and sleek profile, LifeProof NÜÜD has become the choice of iPhone fans seeking the ultimate in protection without sacrificing the streamlined look and feel of their device. Now available for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, LifeProof uncovers the latest innovations in iPhone protection with an enhanced NÜÜD design that brings the best of iPhone to life.

NÜÜD is the original screenless waterproof case for iPhone. A variety of enhancements were added to the design for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both inside and out, to make the user experience better than ever.



“Our engineers consider a lot of consumer feedback in the design process, and they set out to create the best NÜÜD ever,” said LifeProof CEO Jim Parke. “They’ve done just that. The new NÜÜD design for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus features a fully transparent back so you can show off your iPhone and enhanced audio to keep calls and music crystal clear. NÜÜD delivers an experience that’s in a league of its own.”



The redesigned NÜÜD case showcases slim styling, yet remains waterproof to 6.6 feet, drop-proof to 6.6 feet, dirt proof and snow proof. NÜÜD leaves the screen uncovered for direct display access while adding minimal size and weight to the phone. Every device feature remains accessible and fully functional, making LifeProof iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases a by-your-side necessity for any adventure.



LifeProof’s original four-proof design, FRĒ, is also available for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. FRĒ features a built-in screen protector to safeguard the display from scratches and offers the same four-proof technology against water, drops, dirt and snow.

NÜÜD for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available at Apple Premium Reseller starting March. For colour choices and availability, visit lifeproof.asia and selected retail stores at below:
 Switch
 Urban Republic
 Machines
 MacStudio
 Connect
 EpiCentre

Monday, March 13, 2017

Reebok Classic launches brand new contemporary silhouette for SS17, the ZOKU RUNNER



Kuala Lumpur, 10 March 2017 - Today, Reebok Classic launches brand new contemporary silhouette for SS17, the ZOKU RUNNER.

Taking inspiration from Reebok Classic’s 70s, 80s and 90s designs, the ZOKU RUNNER fuses the brand’s rich heritage with advanced design and directional style.



Paying homage to the ZOKU’s Japanese translation – to be continued or to be part of a tribe - the ZOKU RUNNER is a direct descendant of the original Classic, celebrating the brand’s Vector through a modernized and updated silhouette.

A product of evolution, the ZOKU RUNNER weaves Reebok’s past into its future, with the brand’s synonymous crosscheck at its core.

Created by Reebok’s founders in 1980, the crosscheck brandmark was inspired by a flock of birds and symbolizes momentum and movement, reflecting the idea of continuous evolution.



The ZOKU RUNNER reinterprets the symbol in a molded TPU cage for a modern look, playing with translucency and prints to show the versatility of this iconic design.

Crafted out of Reebok’s newest upper and most superior digital knitting technology, ULTRAKNIT, the ZOKU RUNNER allows a sock like feel and a fashionable look, as its breathability and ultra-light feel delivers extreme comfort while reducing material waste.



The sleek, streamlined ZOKU RUNNER is available for both men and women, executed in a series of understated, versatile colorways.

ZOKU RUNNER will be retailing at RM469; available at the following location.
JD Sports Pavilion
RSH Bandar Utama, Bangsar, City Square, Queensbay, Viva City
Stadium Mid Valley
Studio R Gurney, Sunway Pyramid

IRONMAN® Malaysia and IRONMAN® 70.3® Langkawi to take place on November 11, 2017



Kuala Lumpur, 13 March 2017
– IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced today that Langkawi Island, the Jewel of Kedah, will continue to host IRONMAN® Malaysia in 2017 with the support of Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. The tropical paradise island will also be the venue of an additional race in 2017: IRONMAN® 70.3® Langkawi. Both races are scheduled to take place on November 11, 2017.



“We are truly happy about this announcement as IRONMAN Malaysia has become a staple on the Asian triathlon calendar for the past few years,” said Geoff Meyer, Asia Managing Director for IRONMAN. “We have received strong support from participants and the local community, and are extremely excited to welcome more athletes to such an amazing destination with the addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi.”

Athletes will begin with a 3.8km swim embracing Pantai Kok pristine white sandy beach and crystal blue waters of the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark. The two-loop bike course heads to Jalan Teluk Yu on a clockwise loop from the Northwest point of the island around the rolling hills of Datai towards the South eastern part of Langkawi. Passing through several local villages, athletes will enjoy the colourful sights and sounds of the island. At the end of the second loop, athletes will continue along the coastline of Pantai Kok, heading to the Mahsuri International Exhibition Center. The run course will showcase the best Malaysia has to offer, as athletes run along the scenic ocean front of Cenang Beach. The tropical flat run course brings athletes to the finish line on the beachfront of Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa at the end of their second lap.



IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi will give athletes the opportunity to race on the same course as they will cover half the distance (1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run).

“We are truly excited to host IRONMAN Malaysia once again in one of Malaysia’s hidden gems, Langkawi. The annual race has proven to be one of the most successful major events that we have been hosting in Malaysia. By collaborating with IRONMAN again this year, we are confident that this year’s race will be another success,” said Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events.

“Sports events are steadily contributing to the country’s tourism economy. They boost tourism, domestically and internationally. Hosting well-executed mass participation events, such as IRONMAN Malaysia, attracts international athletes and tourists to Malaysia. Most venues of sports events in Malaysia are located at ideal primary service areas which offer tourists a complete mix of facilities and experiences, such as excellent hotels, good restaurants, cultural heritage and a variety of shopping areas. Langkawi offers all, plus magnificent landscapes of pristine beaches and mangrove forests as well as scrumptious local food and happening nightlife for international visitors to take advantage of,” added Mr. Nagamaiah.


With the introduction of IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi, set to take place on Saturday 11 November 2017, IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya will be discontinued in 2017.

2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi will be an age group race only offering 30 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
2017 IRONMAN Malaysia will offer a $25,000 USD professional prize purse and 40 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America.

2017 IRONMAN Malaysia and 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi races are part of the 2018 Asia TriClub Qualifier Series.

General registration for IRONMAN Malaysia, will open on Monday 20 March, 2017, at www.ironman.com/malaysia.

General registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi, will open on Tuesday 18 April, 2017, at www.ironman.com/langkawi70.3.

Athlete inquiries may be directed to malaysia@ironman.com.

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