Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Press Release : TKC Walk-a-Run Carnival

Kuala Lumpur, 27 January 2015 - Malay Girl College (MGC) or now known as Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC) Old Girls Association will.be organising a fun-filled, family event on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 7am at Complex Sukan Air, Precinct 6, Putrajaya. First Lady, Yang Amat Berbahagia Dating Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor will grace the event as the patron of MGC/TKC alongside with Youth and Sports Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin on that day.

The Carnival aims to raise RM500,000.00 for the benefit of athletic and sports development facilitiesnin the newly relocated school in Bandar Enstek, Nilai. The Carnival Main attraction is a costume 5km run or walk, and there are also other activities ongoingnatbthw carnival site, including Bouncy Castle for the children, and aerobics, zumba, and insanity fitness for the adults. Prizes will be given to the fastest runner by their respective categories. In addition to that, best dressed participant will also be rewarded based on "selfies" and "defies" uploads which will be actively monitored by social media during the event day.

Starting out as Malay Girls College in Bukit Damansara to TKC in Bukit Merbah and now the new school in Bandar Enstek, the college has been both a school and a home for many bright young ladies who then went forth to be a prominent figures in various fields both locally and internationally. TKC prides itself in being excellent academically, there are also potential athletes among the girls that require proper athletic and sports facilities to train in and it is through this carnival MGC/TKC hopes to raise adequate funds.

The main supporter for the event is Perbandaran Putrajaya and Gold Sponsor is UEM.

Other sponsors are Lifeline-ID, Doof Industries, Running Malaysia, Athlete's Circle, SMECorp, Tesco, Plus, Insanity Fitness, Fiber G, Bouncetopia, Allianz, Johor Corporation, Nestle, Hyrax Oil, Moola, Dinastia Jati, Drink M7 and B Dec Resources.

For registration details :
Registration starts : 01 Dec 2014 to 31 Jan 2015
Online Registration : Click here to register 
Entry info & cost: 
Registration fee: RM50

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2015 Early Bird Ending Soon

Ironman 70.3 Malaysia will continue to take place this year in Putrajaya, the Administrative Capital of Malaysia. For a brief highlight and race report of the inaugrual race in 2014, click here to read about it, including the Swim, Bike and Run route. 

If you have been dabbling in olympic distance triathlon and looking forward or thinking of getting yourself wet with half Iron distance, this will be a good venue and race for your debut. 
2014 Athlete Check In
The discounted early bird is ending on January 31, 2015 and if you have the intention to sign up, do so soon!

Event Name: IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya
Date: Sunday, 5 April 2015
Time: 7AM
Venue: Millennium Monument Putrajaya Lake, Precinct 2, Putrajaya
Course:  Swim - 1.9KM / Bike - 90KM / Run - 21.1KM

Prize Money: Top 5 winners for Pro Athlete Category. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies for Age Group Categories and teams.
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Race: 30 qualifying slots to the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria

General Entries: Individual and Team
Minimum Age:  All athletes must be 18 years of age or older on race day

Individual Fees: USD265 (Regular Entry before 31 January 2015), USD295 (Late Entry after 31 January 2015)
Team Entry Fees:   USD320 (Regular Entry before 31 January 2015), USD360 (Late Entry after 31 January 2015)
* Entry Fees are subject to 6% Malaysia GST + 6% Active Administration Fee

To register, please click here.

For more information, visit www.ironmanputrajaya.com

Check out the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya Highlights Clip:

See you there!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Xterra Malaysia 2015 To Be Held In Langkawi Island

Xterra Malaysia is back this year and will take place in the Island of Langkawi. Slotted to happen between May 1 to May 3 (Labor Day weekend), it will boast a combination of Sprint distance, Olympic distance and Trail run. There will be something for everyone.

World Series Triathlon

The World Series triathlon returns to Malaysia for 2015 over the weekend of 1st to 3rd May 2015! 

We will be offering both the World Championship Triathlon and a Sprint distance triathlon so that all XTERRA warriors will have the chance to compete.

Championship Triathlon
The Championship Distance Triathlon is the flagship XTERRA race, the chance to become a true XTERRA Warrior. The winner for each age group will be offereda slot in the lineup for the 2015 World Championships.
Distances - 
Our exact distances will only be released nearer the time once we have 
confirmed our courses. Distances for the Championship Triathlon are roughly as follows -
SWIM - 1.5km        BIKE - 32km      RUN - 11km 

Sprint Triathlon

The Sprint Triathlon is exactly what it says on the tin, a shorter version of our 
Championship Triathlon. Racing is still just as competitive and you can still earn yourself the title of an XTERRA Warrior!
Distances - 
Our exact distances will only be released nearer the time once we have confirmed our courses. Distances for the Championship Triathlon are roughly as follows -
SWIM - 750m       BIKE - 16km      RUN - 5.5km 

Trail Runs

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about our XTERRA Trail runs for 2015!
Whether you're a hardcore trail runner or just looking for an easy way to warm down after your triathlon or you're just starting to explore the beautiful world of trail running then make sure you're there. 
Our trail runs promise to be even more impressive for 2015 and will be the 
perfect way to end your XTERRA Malaysia weekend.
Distances will include:- 5km, 11km and 21km.

The organiser has set a very affordable EARLY BIRD entry fee from RM80 to bundle (all full distance races in) of RM470. This is made possible as the races are spread over 2-days with the triathlon happening on May 2 and trail run on May 3. For full package and entry fee, click here. Be reminded that early bird registration ends January 31, 2015.
Travelling to Langkawi
Malaysia Airlines is currently offering a very cheap flight, all inclusive from Rm130 return between Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Langkawi and back if you travel between April 30 and return May 3 or May 4. 
Rooms or hotel in Langkawi is not too expensive if you choose right. Food and logistic arrangement is easy as well which adds to the whole experience of travelling within the country for a local race. 
For Foreign warriors, the current exchange rates is favourable for international travel to Malaysia and would be an added advantage.
And if you did not know yet, the Xterra Malaysia in Langkawi will be the closing race for the Xterra Asian Tour! Below is the press release from EnduranceSportsWire.com
*Stay tuned to this blog for more updates on Xterra Malaysia
Honolulu, HI – TEAM Unlimited, owners and producers of the XTERRA World Tour, has united its championship triathlons in Asia to create the XTERRA Asian Tour and will crown series champions at the season finale in Langkawi, Malaysia this May.
The five majors in the 2015 XTERRA Asian Tour are XTERRA Philippines on February 8 in Albay, XTERRA Saipan on March 28 in the Northern Marianas, XTERRA Guam on April 11 in Piti, the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship on April 18 in New South Wales, Australia, and XTERRA Malaysia – which will double as the XTERRA Asian Tour Championship race – on May 2 in Langkawi.  (Note: The XTERRA Japan Championship in Hokkaido on August 29 will serve as the first race of the 2016 XTERRA Asian Tour.)
The top 15 amateur, Asian-elite, and professional racers at each event will earn points, with double points being offered at the finale in Malaysia.  Racers will count their best three scores to determine champions in each division.
“Creating a point series for the XTERRA Asian Tour just like we’ve done in the U.S. and Europe provides us the opportunity to reward the amateur athletes in the region, and the international pros who travel to several events with more prize money and recognition,” said XTERRA World Tour managing director Dave Nicholas.
The XTERRA Asian Tour will award a prize bonus of $10,000 USD to the top five pro men and women in the final standings ($2,000 for 1st, $1,500-2nd, $800-3rd, $400-4th, $300-5th).
In all, more than $100,000 in prize money for pros will be awarded on the XTERRA Asian Tour.  There are $15,000 USD payouts at the Philippines, Saipan, Guam, and Malaysia races, and $50,000 AUD awarded at the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship in Australia, plus the 10K bonus to the series’ top performers.
There is also a new athlete classification being introduced for the Tour – the “Asian elite” division – enabling fast age group athletes from the region to race against each other.
For further details on the 2015 XTERRA Asian Tour visit www.xterraasia.com, and for more on the XTERRA Asian Tour Championship in Malaysia visit www.xterramy.com, supported by Malaysia Major Event.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Do It Like A Man : Cut Mango

Life experiences tell me that cutting a mango are often messy. The slicing of the skin to be as thin as possible, then holding a bare soft mango flesh that are sticky to further cut them. You often lose much flesh either to the seed or removed when you cut the skin.

This is how I am doing it after learning from the internet. It is a no brainer and "why I did not thought of his earlier" moments...
Check the link in my Youtube here.

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