|Have you ever thought of running non stop for long hrs ? Have you ever dream of running around Malaysia?
|Today, we are planning to make your dream come true!
|This is not a day dream. Yes, we are making it happen and we will be doing it together with those of you who share this common dream.
To unite all passionate ultra runners regardless of background, age, the colour of the skin or where their homeland may be, to gather as a team to fulfill the common dream/vision of running around Malaysia.
||20 December, 2013 to 31 December, 2013
Ideally will be finishing on 31st Dec to usher in the new year of 2014. Total 12 days.
||20 December @ 10:01PM
|Distance for Each Sector
||45km to 55km
(KL to Perlis to Kuantan 27 sectors. Penang island 3 sectors. Kuantan to JB back to KL 13 sectors)
|Mininum Sectors to cover per day
||3.5 - 4 sectors. Or min. 175km.
|Target Run Time
||per 50km is 6-7hrs
|Max runners in a sector
We would like to divide the runners into 2 different categories, they are :
- Core runners.
- Guest runners.
Minimum core runners to kick off the event: 3 core runners. Maximum core runners: 8 core runners.
Who can be a Core Runner?
- Able to spare the 12 days time on the road with the team of core runners running around Peninsula Malaysia;
- Able to run +/- 50km every day or every alternate days (depending on how many core runners we can get) over these 12 days;
- Able to share all the costs involved with the team of core runners;
- Able to work as a team with other core runners, as we will be together on the road for that 12 days. This is a team project.
Who can be a Guest Runner?
- Able to run a sector which will typically be +/- 50k within 7 hours;
- Able to make all the logistic, food, drinks, and accommodation (if necessary) arrangement on your own and bear all the costs of getting yourself to the sectors concerned and completing the run. Everything will be on your own. The core runners have no resources to provide any support whatsoever.
What can i do to support this run?
If you cannot run with Allan, Seow Kong, Rich and Aun, this is what you can do to help motivate them to go on. All four of them are running to help raise money for Hospis Malaysia and the Good Samaritan Home. By contributing some funds to these foundation, the runners efforts in running around Malaysia has an added feature, we all raised money together. Surely, all four of them, Allan, Seow Kong, Rich and Aun would feel the compelling motivation to complete the run around Malaysia and to prove the worth in helping the needy and less fortunate when they hear more news of increasing contribution from all of you especially for those in the running circle. Lets come together and encourage all to participate in this mammoth and historic effort of running around Malaysia not only by running or cheering by the side but work together to help the needy at the same time. Thank you and Good luck to all the runners who are participating.
Concept of the Run:
- Essentially, one core runner will start off the run by running the first sector, followed by the next core runner in the next sector, then the next core runner over the subsequent sector, and so on;
- In the case where theres some guest runners who can run certain sectors, the core runners will stop running, and let the guest runner run those sectors. The core runners will take over from the guest runners when we have no more guest runner to continue running the subsequent sectors;
- For example, certain guest runners from Penang will run a few sectors when the core runners arrive in Penang. Then the guest runners will run a few sectors until the core runners take over to carry on the run to Kedah;
- Some core runners may like to run a sector a day every day with or without any guest runner if he/she choose to. In such a case, some guest runners may run together with these core runners;
- We need to know the number of runners, the dates and time of your availability and the location of the sectors that you would like to do.
It is foreseeable that the core runners will do most of the run on their own in remote country sides in certain less populated states, and most guest runners will be running sectors around the cities.
When core runner is running, he/she will normally be running on his/her own. Guest runners, may choose to run on his/her own, or to accompany the core runner or guest runners. We will limit total runners on the road at any one time to 4 as the maximum. For some narrow sectors, we may limit that to even 1 runner for safety reason.
Total cost will be shared among the core runners. The cost is varible, as it depends on the type of accommodations we stay in standard during the course of the 12 days. We are trying to get all kind of sponsorship and financial support for this event, and will appreciate help from the running communities and public in general. We do know that most costs will essentially be borne by the core runners themselves.
Now we are open for registration for both core runners and guest runners.
For core runners, you know what is expected of you in terms of multi-day - 50k running ability, time, cost and team spirit commitment, so just let us know your running credentials.
For registration, please click the registration below to fill in your information and select which route your preferance. You are required to bank-in RM50 (refundable "commitment fee") after registration. (MayBank # 1120 6308 6208 Lee Kian Hwee). To refund the Rm50, Please show your "Bank in Slip" or Receipt after run.
- Karen Loh
- Seow Kong Ng
- Rich Cai
- CallyCaffee Ng
- Mohan Marathon
- Jeff Ooi
- Shirley Yeo
- Andrew Loh
- Deo AH
- Laksamana Jebat
- Tan Chowseng
- SeanWorld Sean
- Camel Muar
- Allan Lee
Rules & Regulation for Core and Guests Runners
- The core runner may choose not to run his sector if there is at least a guest runner running that particular sector;
- Once the core runner starts to run a particular sector, he needs to be confident of completing that sector within the prescribed time (+ or – 30 minutes). He is expected to be able to compete it.
- The core runner and his other fellow core runners should always assess his ability to complete his particular sector in the prescribed time. If he and the fellow core runners are doubtful, then he should let the guest runner take over to complete that sector. If there is no guest runner for that sector, the other core runners may share the running duties in helping to complete that particular sector;
- The core runner who chose to rest for his particular sector should always follow and monitor the progress of the guest runner to ensure that he can complete the sector concerned within 30 minutes of the prescribed time;
- All runners’ pace is to be guided by the time required to complete the particular sector - Guest runner would be encouraged to follow the pace of the core runner, or pace the core runner along to help the core runner completing that sector although guest runner may aspire to run faster for his sector. There might be a risk of core runner trying to match the much faster pace of guest runner, and push himself too hard and run the risk of injury, fatigue, and insufficient recovery later on. The sense of unity would be lost if core and guest runners are running totally on their own all the time throughout the whole sector;
- The next core runner may only start running the next sector after the arrival of the current core runner. As such, early arrival of the guest runners, ahead of the core runners, will not be of much use to start running the next sector;
- Guest runners for the last sector (sector 43) will need to accompany the core runners in running towards the finish line in KL. These guest runners will not be allowed to reach the finish line ahead of the Core runners; Other core runners and guest runners may join in in running the last 5km towards the finish line;
- Always run against the traffic- In Malaysia, that means running on the right side of the road. It’s easier to see, and react to, oncoming cars. And cars will see you more clearly too;
- Try to run outside the white line on the shoulder of the road- This might not be possible all the time, and may be extremely uncomfortable to do so, and you have to exercise care and discretion at all times if you are running on the inside of the white line of the road shoulder;
- Support crew should always drive on the left side of the road;
- Park the support vehicle at a safe place that will not hinder any traffic, easier to walk across the road to provide food and drinks to the runner;
- Try not to have runners crossing the road to the support vehicle unless the runners want to sit down for a meal, change clothes or shoes or headlamps, or just to take a break from running/walking;
- Stay outside the white line on the road shoulder when supporting runners on the right side of the road;
- Wear reflective vest when running at night;
- Wear a headlamp or carry a handheld light when running at night;
- Avoid wearing headphones—you need to be able to hear approaching vehicles.