MWM Training Session 2

As an introvert (who does a good impression of an extrovert), the solitary nature of running appeals to me. But even introverts, and solitary runners, can benefit from company and sometimes they even enjoy it. Such was the case yesterday at the Malaysia Women Marathon training session, the second in a series of running clinics organised by MWM Race Director Karen Loh in the lead-up to the 10km, 21km, and 42km MWM races on March 16th in Shah Alam. The meeting point yesterday was Padang Merbok. This is the start and finish location of a number of popular races including … Continue reading MWM Training Session 2

Dream, Believe, Become

Yesterday I learned something surprising about running in Malaysia – according to Karen Loh, Race Director, for the Malaysia Women Marathon, only 12% of marathon runners in this country are women*. The numbers are around 23% and 45% for the 21km and 10 km distances respectively. These figures go a long way in explaining why a women-only event such as the Malaysia Women Marathon (MWM) is needed to inspire and encourage women to take up this life-affirming activity. As someone who didn’t take up running until the wrong side of 40, and then only did so with encouragement (cajoling more … Continue reading Dream, Believe, Become

BSN Putrajaya Marathon

  There are only eight days left to register for the BSN Putrajaya Half Marathon and 10 km races on the night of Oct 19th. Sorry if you were hoping to do the marathon-all the spots have been taken. It’s a great event, very well run, on a relatively flat, spacious course. Last year I won 400rm, which really sweetened the experience of competing my first 21 km race. Here’s the link for revisit ion and information. http://home.hooha.asia/bsnpnm-2013.aspx. Continue reading BSN Putrajaya Marathon