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Monday, May 4, 2020

Malaysians For The Human Race Against Covid-19 Virtual Run


With the relaxing of the Movement Control Order, I'll bet lots of you running people are heaving a huge sigh of relief, myself included. It's been one crazy time being stuck indoors and having to find ways to keep the passion for running going which resulted in seeing me running almost daily around my car porch. I actually even attempted a marathon and successfully completed it, just don't ask me how many loops I ran! Yes, I'm crazy that way.

But even with being able to run outside, races are still prohibited for the moment. If you're one of those who misses the thrill of a competition, collecting goodies such as tees, medals, etc well, then you're in luck.

Twenty First Century Sports has launched the Malaysians For The Human Race Against Covid-19 Virtual Run with a two pronged theme, that is to keep yourself healthy and ready for when we can race again and secondly for a chance to run for a nation/worldwide cause by uniting the nation to come together by supporting the governments efforts and donating to fight against Covid-19.

Signing up for this virtual run will see 10% of your registration fees going towards the efforts to fight this worldwide pandemic. The event is opened to all Malaysians and you can choose from a distance of 5km right up to 50km and you'll get a host of goodies simply for signing up and completing the event. 

Now that we're allowed to run outside albeit while still practicing social distancing, this will be your chance to help out in this fight against the pandemic and have a little fun at the same time challenging your friends and strangers virtually online. Head over to the link below for a more detailed information and pricing structure of the event.

And remember to always practice social distancing and stay safe!




Friday, April 24, 2020

SCORE Stay Home & Run 5K Challenge Powered by PRIME

The current worldwide pandemic and the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) by the Malaysian government has made life for everyone extremely difficult and stressful. I don't really mind being cooped up at home and I understand the reasons but being stuck at home for an extended (and unknown) period of time can be stressful to ones well being especially if you're the outdoors kinda person.


I can't remember the last time I laced up and actually ran on the road. But being someone who loves running, I just have to make do with what I have. Not being able to run outside in public has not deterred me and I've put my car porch to good use running laps around it. Not very ideal but at least, I still get some mileage on a daily basis with an average 8km a day every morning which translates to 280 laps for a 25m loop around my porch. Not ideal running but heck, it's something to stay sane in these tough times.

If you're a run addict and miss lacing up and heading out doors, why not take part in the SCORE STAY HOME & RUN 5K CHALLENGE sponsored by PRIME apparels and supported by CHECKPOINT SPOT. The event invites running enthusiasts from around the world to attempt a 5km run in your own homes. 

More details on how to sign up and the goodies you can receive can be found in the press release below:

PRESS RELEASE 

Malaysian sports & fitness event specialist invites runners to run in their homes in the midst of CoViD-19 lockdowns.

KUALA LUMPUR - Different times call for different measures. In response to the CoViD-19 pandemic, the Malaysian government has implemented the Movement Control Order, effectively confining Malaysians in their homes. Elsewhere in the world, similar quarantine orders are put in place to help curb the spread of the virus.

Since taking effect on 18 March 2020, one of the resulting situations is that Malaysians are no longer allowed to jog, let alone perform any leisure activities outside their homes. To remedy that, SCORE Sports Management Sdn Bhd, a leading player in the running event industry, recently launched the SCORE Stay Home & Run 5K Challenge. Sponsored by PRIME apparels and supported by CheckPoint Spot, the event invites runners from all around the world to do a 5km run in their own homes.


Inspired by the Chinese marathoner Pan Shancu from Hanzhou who completed a 50km run running around 2 tables in his apartment, the challenge by SCORE is a lot less gruelling. Runners participate by signing up for free, completing a run of 5km or more in their homes, and submitting their sports tracker results to get an e-certificate and a 30% discount voucher for PRIME and BROOKS products.

“It’s a surprisingly fun way to do a run,” says SCORE Chief Executive Officer Patricia Tan, “but more importantly, we’re doing it responsibly playing our part in mitigating the effects of CoViD-19 on, not just runners but also, the less fortunate who are in dire need of help during this time.” Tan and her colleagues, most of whom are runners, have done their 5km, in their car porches, around their dining tables, up and down the stairs and more.


“I hope to see more Malaysians sign up for this run and post it up on their social media,” she says, “It will inspire the running community from around the world to join us in solidarity, staying fit, staying safe, and quite possibly, staying sane at a time like this.”

“We would also like to thank Tourism Selangor for the support in this campaign and standing together with all Malaysians in staying fit and healthy during these troubled times.”

Runners who wishes to participate this virtual event can register for free at https://cps4.me/SCOREStayHome and submit their sports tracker results for 5km or more, to receive an e-certificate and a 30% discount voucher for PRIME and Brooks products. Also available is an option to upgrade to a paid package of RM45 for a commemorative finisher medal and t-shirt. SCORE is donating RM5 from every paid participant to support the “Dana Untuk Nasi Malaysia” fund that feeds the poor, a critical need during the MCO.


Runners participating in the SCORE Stay Home & Run 5K Challenge Powered by PRIME are invited to share their photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #stayhomeandrun.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Ironman Virtual Club - Anywhere Is Possible


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



IRONMAN VIRTUAL CLUB LAUNCHES AS GLOBAL GO-TO-HUB FOR ATHLETES

- The IRONMAN Virtual Club web-based platform becomes new destination for IRONMAN athletes to train, compete, earn, and connect

- In celebration of platform launch, IRONMAN VR1 is open to the global community of athletes for free


TAMPA, Fla (April 1, 2020)The IRONMAN Group has officially launched the IRONMAN® Virtual Club™ (VC™) web-based platform today for athletes around the world. As the go-to destination for everything IRONMAN, IRONMAN VC provides athletes with a connected experience to train, compete, earn and celebrate their achievements with a global community of fellow athletes from anywhere in the world.

IRONMAN Virtual Club
  • Athlete Dashboard – The athlete’s home base within the IRONMAN Virtual Club. Athletes can log their training, see their upcoming IRONMAN® Virtual Racing Series™ (VR™) events and challenges, and view achievement badges that have been already earned. Athletes will see their point and credit counts rise the more they train and compete within the platform.
  • Events – Consisting of the newly announced IRONMAN Virtual Racing Series events and IRONMAN VC challenges, athletes will be able to view the IRONMAN VR event listing and formats, as well as an overview of IRONMAN U Master Coach Challenges and IRONMAN Global Partner Challenges.
    • IRONMAN VR1 – In celebration of the IRONMAN Virtual Club launch, the inaugural IRONMAN Virtual Race, IRONMAN VR1, will be open to the entire community of athletes for free. IRONMAN VR1 will consist of a 5 km run, 90 km bike and 21 km run. The segments can be completed in any order, but each segment must be completed in its entirety during one session. Athletes can register for IRONMAN VR1 once they sign into their existing IRONMAN account or create a new account in the IRONMAN Virtual Club for free.
    • IRONMAN VR Pro Challenge - Professional athletes will also compete in IRONMAN VR Series races through the IRONMAN VR Pro Challenge, a head-to-head Pro competition. For the IRONMAN VR1 matchup, four Pro Women will race on Saturday and four Pro Men will race Sunday. All athletes will be required to complete the same prescribed race segments as the age-group competition, with the bike portion broadcast live through the IRONMAN Now page on Facebook Watch. Professional athletes will utilize Rouvy to race head-to-head on the virtual IRONMAN® 70.3® Boulder bike course.
    • Challenges – Athletes can compete while also learning from some of the best on how to push their minds and bodies with purpose. With challenges set by IRONMAN U Master Coaches Mark Allen, Matt Dixon, Lance Watson, and Dave Scott, athletes are provided with training tips and overall great workouts that will help them train smart for their next race. Partner challenges from ROKA, HOKA ONE ONE, Ventum, Santini, and Compressport also provide a fun way for athletes to train, compete, earn, and connect with the opportunity to win prizes.
  • IRONMAN+ - The central educational destination for everything athletes need throughout their journey. Including featured video and articles on fitness, nutrition, competition, swim, bike and run, athletes can load their training toolbox with everything they need to get inspired and reach their goals.
  • Coaching - The Coaching section provides content centered around two customized digital product applications developed to provide athletes with the resources they need to be successful along their journey.
    • IRONMAN Coaching by Final Surge brings together the collective expertise of our global community of Certified IRONMAN U Coaches to share their hand-created training plans that will help prepare athletes for a phenomenal race day.
    • The IRONMAN Training Companion Powered by PKRS.AI gives athlete’s access to further expertise in training, nutrition and strength; all with the guidance of an online concierge. This experience brings the training expertise of IRONMAN World Champions Leanda Cave and Jan Frodeno to the palm of your hand.
  • Rewards - The more athletes race and train, the more Points they gain. Points are earned by distance traveled (not time) and accumulate throughout the year and showcase how athletes stack up against each other. Points also convert into Credits, which can be redeemed for rewards that are showcased in this section of the platform.
  • Watch - Features the IRONMAN VR on the IRONMAN Now channel on Facebook Watch including schedule, race recaps, and highlights. Each race weekend will broadcast a preview show on Friday followed by Professional and Age-Group live look-in coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
Full details and specifics regarding the IRONMAN Virtual Club are available on www.ironmanvirtualclub.com. For questions about the IRONMAN Virtual Racing Series, athletes can email ironmanvr@ironman.com. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.