Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Traffic diversion for MDCC new year's eve party



MDCC Flood relief project on new year's eve

As 2014 draws to a close, Malaysians are coming together in a strong show of support and solidarity to help flood victims in one of the country’s worst natural disasters. Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre (MDCC), comprising the Curve, eCurve and IPC Shopping Centre, has decided to hold an MDCC Flood Relief Project at its New Year’s Eve gathering that involves a Charity Concert and Fund Run on December 31, in collaboration with MERCY Malaysia and CIMB Foundation. There will no longer be a Street Carnival.

Themed ‘Together We Care’, the MDCC Flood Relief Project will raise funds and be a collection point for critical non-cash items, namely drinking water, baby products including
liquid milk, diapers, and wet wipes as well as towels, torch lights, batteries, noodles that can be consumed without being cooked, biscuits, chocolates, women’s sanitary napkins, and disposable underwear. Only non-cash items will be received at the event by CIMB Foundation, which will also not accept any non-halal products or second-hand clothing.

All cash donations on the night will be accepted by MERCY Malaysia which has set up its Flood Relief Fund to provide aid to flood victims. Online donations can also be channelled
towards MERCY Malaysia through Maybank, CIMB Bank and RHB Bank. For more details on online donations, donors can visit www.mercy.org.my or www.facebook.com/MERCYMalaysia.

The Fund Drive will begin taking donations from 6.00pm onwards. The Charity Concert will take place from 8.00pm onwards but with a more sedate line-up of music to be performed as
a dedication to the victims of the flood. Local Malaysian acts from electro-pop band Paperplane Pursuit to musician OJ Law, as well as Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) Best New Artist nominee Kyoto Protocol will join fellow artistes An Honest Mistake, The Big Band and Narmi, to do their part in uniting people in music and prayer and by doing so, aim to raise more funds on the night for those affected.

The MDCC run to be held on New Year’s Eve will also take place as scheduled, with the five categories unchanged. Now called the ‘Fund Run’, all participants who have signed up are
invited to register at the venue as planned.

Centre Manager of IPC Shopping Centre, Evelyn Tan, explained, “Given the plight of fellow Malaysians, we decided to change our event to one where we can do more to help. Our
theme for the MDCC New Year’s Eve gathering was changed from ‘A Celebration of Togetherness’ to ‘Together We Care’ to encourage the public to come together to show the victims that they are not alone.”

Jazmi Kamarudin, Centre Manager of the Curve, said “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Everyone who joins us on the night can make a difference,
whether it’s through sharing positive emotions, making donations or just being present to show we care.”

“We hope people will make the extra effort to join us, so we can do our collective part for the flood victims and ring in the new year in a meaningful way,” added Azizul Hisham Ahmad,
Centre Manager of eCurve.

In a mark of respect, the event organisers have cancelled the fireworks planned for the night.


To accommodate the MDCC Flood Relief Project and New Year’s Eve ‘Fund Run’, the main road between the Curve and IPC, Jalan PJU 7/2, will be temporarily closed from 11pm on
December 29, 2014 to 8am on January 1, 2015. Detour signage and traffic police will be available to help redirect traffic on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the event day. For details on alternative routes, visit www.facebook.com/IPC.com.my, www.facebook.com/theCurveShoppingMall and www.facebook.com/eCurveMall.

For details on the MDCC New Year’s Eve event, visit www.mdccnye.com.my or email ipc@ikano.com.my. Alternatively, Customer Care Officers can be reached at 03-7710 6868

for the Curve or 03-7725 0277 for eCurve.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Online membership application coming soon

The club will be implementing online membership application soon. Expected date of implementation is 1 February 2015. Manual application is suspended until then.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Collection of shoes and clothing for the Orang Asli





Multi-Purpose Insurans, the organizer of the MPI Run 2015 will be collecting shoes and shirts for the Orang Asli during its fellowship run on 20th Dec 2014, Sat 7.30am (5km and 7km). After the run, at 8.30am, there will be a pot-luck breakfast. 

Venue - Padang Merbok car park.

Race results of 4 x 3km is out

Please click on "Race Results" on the menu bar to get the results.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

You can still register for Allianz Pacesetters 4x3km by manual registration

For those who missed the regular registration, we have a small number of slots that you can register manually. Click below for the entry form. You need to complete the form and pay by online banking.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014

President’s Message, 27th Nov 2014

It has been a hectic time for us, racing against time to deliver the INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 with more than 2,200 registered participants. It’s a great relief now that it is over and we have time for a post mortem.

My own reflection on this event is that we have earned some confidence as a team to deliver an event that is so long and complex – only slightly short of a full marathon. However, I am a little disappointed with the participation level of our members - we had 200 members taking part or less than 10% of the field. Add another 100 crew and we have 300 or only 28% of the members being involved in this event. What happened to the other 72%? I hope to get some answers in the months ahead and before the next AGM in April 2015.

Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km 2014
The above event shall be held on 14 December 2014 at Padang Merbok. This is a team event to bring together runners for some comradeship after a long 2014 season of competitive running.  As a club, we would like to give back to society by including the Kiwanis Corporate Charity Challenge category within this event. We hope to raise RM50,000 for the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation.

We like to request you to support us in one or both of our following initiatives:
  1. Support the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation by registering a team in the Kiwanis Corporate Charity Challenge and / or
  2. Sponsor a team from the Under 26 University, College & School Category
For the Kiwanis Corporate Charity Challenge, please contact  Mr Chan Kin Hou (Tel : 012-294 8826 or email kinhou@gmail.com ) There is a minimum donation of RM1,000 per team for this Charity Category.

We have 104 teams registered as at 26 November 2014 of which 14 are corporates (31 Corporates have made their donation, of which 17 have not submitted their team list). The reason for non-submission is because these donors do not have enough runners to take part. If you are keen to run for these teams, please email to Mr Chan Kin Hou.

As for the Under 26 University, College & School Category, we will be able to form teams for you to sponsor. Please contact me about this. The registration fee for the Under 26 Category is RM120 per team.


MDCC NYE Run – 31 December 2014
The club has been hired to manage the above event. It is a theme costume party style run event, in conjunction with the Year End Count Down Party at Mutiara Damansara. Do not miss this opportunity to celebrate the New Year together. Go sign up today. More than 930 have signed up at www.myraceonline.com  at as yesterday and there are only 2,000 slots.

There are more activities lined up from early next year. More details will be provided in due time.

Yours truly,

Wan Yew Leong
President, Pacesetters Athletic Club
HP No : 019-3569031, Email : wanyewleong@gmail.com

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Help support Literacy and have fun in this run!



Date and venue
The project that the Taylor`s Reading Bus 2014 will be launching this year is the Charity Run which will be held on the 6TH December 2014 . The venue of the Charity Run will be at The Perdana Botanical Garden (formerly known as Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur). Lake Gardens is our choice of venue because it’s one of the most strategic place to have a run in Kuala Lumpur while enabling us to capture the attention of the public. We aim to generate interest from teenagers, college or university students and young adults. 

Our Aim
The main reason of having this charity event is to raise awareness on illiteracy as it has been increasing rapidly among underprivileged children in Malaysia throughout the years. We aim to help control of the rate of illiteracy problems that have caused a decrease in the country’s productivity. Instead of just running campaigns and collecting donations from relatives and friends, we planned to have a charity run because we hope to get the public’s attention to educate them on the importance of education.

Why Charity Run?
Based on our online and public surveys, most of those from the said target group prefer outdoor events such as a Charity Run. We would also like to make a huge impact to spread awareness about the lack of educational resources provided to children from low income families. Moreover participants will also be given a T-shirt during the run that will have the hash tag #RUN4LITERACY and gold level sponsors’ logo printed on the shirts for publicity and to remind the participants that they are contributing to a better education for the underprivileged children. 

Allocation of Funds
All of the funds raised throughout this Charity Run will be donated to the Taylor’s Reading Bus. Taylor’s Reading Bus will make use of these funds to support our beneficial project in the years to come. For your information, the funds will be channelled to purchasing basic schooling necessity for the underprivileged children, such as school bags, stationaries and water bottles. Book shelves and reading materials ranging from story books to reference books will also be donated to the community centres and primary schools under our project for teaching purposes. As the saying goes “actions speaks louder than words”. Therefore we should contribute back to the society and prove that the Charity Run is all about 'WE RUN FOR LITERACY". In return, we can touch the lives of many children by providing them proper education and, we hope, a brighter future

Details
Transportation : Free transportation is only provided to and from Taylor's College Subang Jaya and Taylor's Lakeside University.

RM50 registration fee includes :
1. Race pack
2. Medals and cash prizes
3. Food and beverages
4. Certificate of participation
5. Transportation to 'n' fro
6. Water balloons




Monday, 3 November 2014

A very good turnout of 2,100+ runners

Foreigners swept 4 out of the 8 categories.

The 30km Men Open category was won by Michail Anatasis Xenos from Greece, a project financial controller for Bombardier Inc., a Canadian multinational aerospace and ransportation company. Michail has participated in several local events since arriving in March 2013, amongst which are Energiser Night Run 2014 (winner), 2XU Half Marathon (runner-up), Mizuno Wave Run (runner-up), Sundown Half Marathon Singapore (3rd Place) and Sundown Half Marathon JB (winner). He commented that the event was well organized, the route clear and hilly, with many water stations and good number of runners. He prefers a later start as he gets to bed pretty late!

The Men Open 20km was won by Malaysian, Jasni Khairil Jamaluddin an enforcement officer with DBKL from Bagan Serai, Perak. He was also the winner in the Puma Night Run recently. A total of 2,200 runners, including 121 foreigners from 28 nations took part in 8 categories over the 3 distances - 30km, 20km and 10km.


Start line of 30km. photo by Chan Wing Kai


Winners of the different categories. Congratulations! photo by Tey Eng Tiong


Wan Yew Leong with the volunteers. Many thanks to all of them. photo by Tey Eng Tiong

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Road closures for INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run

Twelve roads in Kuala Lumpur will be partially closed from 5.30am November 2, Sunday to make way for the INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014.

The affected roads will include:

Street
Street leading to
Partially Closed from
Fully Open again

Lanes closed 
Jalan Berjasa
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
5.25 AM

10.30 AM
2
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin

Lebuhraya Mahameru

5.25 AM
10.25 AM
1
Lebuhraya Mahameru

Jalan Tunku
5.25 AM
10.25 AM
1
Jalan Tunku
Persiaran Bukit Tunku
5.30 AM
10.20 AM
1

Persiaran Bukit Tunku

Pinggiran Tunku
5.30 AM
10.20 AM
1
Pinggiran Tunku

Laman Tunku
5.35 AM
10.10 AM
1
Laman Tunku
Langgak Tunku

5.35 AM
10.10 AM
1
Langgak Tunku (from Jalan Duta Tennis Complex)

Jalan Duta
5.45 AM
10.00 AM
1
Jalan Duta
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1

5.50 AM
9.50 AM
1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 3

6.00 AM
9.40 AM
1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 3
Jalan Hidmat Usaha
5.25 AM
10.00 AM
1


Jalan Hidmat Usaha
Jalan Duta

5.25 AM
10.00 AM
1



Race entry pack collection is from 11am to 7pm

Race pack collection for INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run is at 2XU Outlet, T229, Level 3, the Gardens Mid Valley City (opposite Papparich) is from 11am to 7pm, Thursday to Saturday. 30th & 31st Oct and 1st Nov
Please bring your confirmation slip.

Runners Guide for INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030

Click on the image to download the full guide in pdf





Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Update: Time trials for selection of team members for Allianz 4 X 3km

Below is the schedule for the Pacesetters time trials. All are welcome including non members. Only members will be selected for teams. 

Session 2/6
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Date : 26th Oct 2014, Sunday 
Venue : MPSJ Stadium, Subang Jaya
Time : 4pm

Session 3/6
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Date : 5th Nov 2014, Wednesday
Venue : Stadium Kampung Pandan, KL
Time : 7.15pm

Session 4/6
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Date : 9th Nov 2014, Sunday 
Venue : MPSJ Stadium, Subang Jaya
Time : 4pm

Session 5/6
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Date : 19th Nov 2014, Wednesday
Venue : Stadium Kampung Pandan, KL
Time : 7.15pm

Session 6/6
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Date : 23rd Nov 2014, Sunday 
Venue : MPSJ Stadium, Subang Jaya
Time : 4pm

Any enquiry, kindly contact
- Jason Thiang 012 2116280 (jasonkpthiang@gmail.com) Subang Jaya
- Tony Quay 016 2742213 (klpenguin3@gmail.com) Subang Jaya
- Ronnie See 012 2795208 (der_pacemaker@yahoo.com) Kg.Pandan

Best Regards,
Ronnie See

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Allianz Pacesetters 4 X 3km


The Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km will be held on 14th December 2014 at Padang Merbuk Carpark. We expect a total of 250 teams to take part in this relay event. The club has a strong tradition of forming several strong teams for this event and this year being our 30th Anniversary, we would like to round up the year with a strong performance by our racing teams. The event will be opened for registration soon.

The club will entering sponsored teams. If you wish to represent the club, please let your captains know immediately. The club aims to assemble the strongest teams and selection will be based on performance at 2km (5 laps of 400 meters) time trials. Please contact your captains / Subang Jaya Group Leader as follows:
 Ronnie See (HP - 012 279 5208, email - der_pacemaker@yahoo.com )
 Maggie Goh (HP - 010 212 5081, email - magwenwei@yahoo.com )
 Jason Thiang (HP - 012 211 6280, email - jasonkpthiang@gmail.com )


The club will sponsor a total of 10 teams (5 Men Open and 5 Women Open teams). If there are strong under 26 aged runners, we will be happy to sponsor them too.

Trial dates
22nd Oct 2014, Wednesday (Public Holiday for Deepavali) at Kampung Pandan sport complex, KL.. Time 7.30am
For further details, call Ronnie See

26th Oct - (Sunday) MPSJ Stadium, Subang Jaya at 4pm. 
9th Nov  -   (Sunday) MPSJ Stadium, Subang Jaya at 4pm.
23rd Nov -  (Sunday) MPSJ Stadium, Subang Jaya at 4pm.
26th Nov - (Wednesday) Stadium Kampung Pandan, KL at 7pm
For further details, call Jason Thiang or Tony Quay 016 2742213 (klpenguin3@gmail.com)


We need a few volunteers to help on time recording etc. Please contact the respective leaders as per above.










The club is also working with Kiwanis to raise funds for their Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation. 









AirAsia X sponsorship valued at RM35,760

As the Platinum Sponsor and Official Airline of the INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014, AirAsia X will be giving away 12 return flights to 12 destinations in Asia and Australia with a total value of RM35,760.00. The flights are prizes for eight category winners, four lucky draw winners and two online contest winners. This will enable category winners to compete in marathon events held at AirAsia X’s destinations. 

Wan with Aileena Chong of Airasia X Communications Department




Wan Yew Leong, president of Pacesetters Athletic Club said “The sponsorship by AirAsia X is timely and will benefit our club since participating in overseas runs is part of the club’s promoted activity. We look forward to working with AirAsia X in overseas run where AirAsia X flies to."

AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer, Azran Osman-Rani said “Sports sponsorship has always been essential to AirAsia X as it brings communities together and we are X-cited to be part of this event that encourages Malaysians to recognize their potential in sports and run for a healthier life. It is also our privilege to realize the dreams of deserving winners of this run to go further and compete in other international running events happening in AirAsia X’s destinations with the sponsored return flights.”

This is the club's sixth 30km event and it is made possible by title sponsor INOV-8 in partnership with event owner and organiser, Pacesetters Athletic Club. Garmin is the official fitness watch, Running Malaysia is the media partner and Nelson Franchise as bronze sponsor of the event. 

With all 8 categories opened for registration since 16 July 2014, the event has garnered good response from runners. The organisers targeted to get 3,000 runners over the 3 distances - 30km, 20km and 10km. The registration will close on 20 October 2014 or on reaching 3,000 entries.

Monday, 6 October 2014

2XU closed door sales discount for members only

DATE : 18th October from 3pm to 10pm 
VENUE :The Gardens, Mid Valley Branch only
All products

For identification, please bring along valid Membership Card.

Pacesetters tent at Standard Chartered KL Marathon

We are happy to announce that the club has been allocated a tent at Dataran Merdeka, right under the giant flag pole, during the SCKLM 2014. We will use this tent as the gathering place for our members taking part in the SCKLM 2014 and their families. We will provide some basic services like hot drinks after the event.

The activities will be as follows:
4.00am  Tent open for service
4.10am  Group photograph for members taking part in the full marathon in front of the tent
5.40am  Group photograph for members taking part in the half marathon in front of the tent
7.30am onwards  Registration of runners for the INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014
 Distribution of INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 fliers
 Recruitment of new members
 Hot drinks for members & families 
11.00am  Services end

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km time trials

The Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km will be held on 14th December 2014 at Padang Merbuk Carpark. We expect a total of 250 teams to take part in this relay event. The club has a strong tradition of forming several strong teams for this event and this year being our 30th Anniversary, we would like to round up the year with a strong performance by our racing teams. The event will be opened for registration on 1 October 2014. If you wish to represent the club’s sponsored teams, please let your captains know immediately. The club aims to assemble the strongest teams and selection will be based on performance at 2km (5 laps of 400 meters) time trials. Trials will start on the 19th of October. Please register your intention to take part in the time trials with your captains / Subang Jaya Group Leader as follows:
 Ronnie See (HP - 012 279 5208, email - der_pacemaker@yahoo.com )
 Maggie Goh (HP - 010 212 5081, email - magwenwei@yahoo.com )
 Jason Thiang (HP - 012 211 6280, email - jasonkpthiang@gmail.com )

The venue, date and time of the time trials will be announced shortly. The club will sponsor a total of 10 teams (5 Men Open and 5 Women Open teams). If there are strong under 26 aged runners, we will be happy to sponsor them too.

AirAsia X sponsors INOV8 Pacesetters 3030 Run

AirAsiaX has agreed to become a platinum sponsor and official airline. They will contribute 12 return air tickets to Asia and Australia - 8 for the winners, 2 for lucky draws and 2 for contest winners.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Run past iconic sites in Yangon



The third annual YOMA Yangon International Marathon (YYIM) will take place on Sunday, January 11, 2015. This year's edition of Myanmar's largest and Yangon's only marathon event is expected to attract 4,000 runners. Aiming to inspire athletes and connect communities, both locally and internationally, YYIM 2015 will bring together runners, supporters, volunteers, corporates and the community through a mutual passion for running.
For this year’s edition of YYIM, 2 new categories- 10km challenge and a 3km Fun Run has been made available to cater to runners across all levels. Both the full marathon and half marathon categories remain similar to past years. Participants can expect to be treated to a visual feast as they weave their way through Yangon's unique blend of modern and rustic architecture, passing iconic sites including Botahtaung Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake.

A new philanthropic component will be introduced for YYIM 2015 whereby selected Charity 
Ambassadors will use the race as a platform to raise funds and awareness for the chosen charities. Although the charities have yet to be named, the common theme will be charities that support children in Myanmar. The Charity Ambassadors include Grace Swe Zin Htaik, renowned Myanmar actress and social activist, Aung Chit Kin, Principal & Founder of Strategy First Institute and Managing Director of ACK & Co Services Company Limited, Lung Sitt Ja Moon (Ah Moon), singer and member of pop group Me N Ma Girls and War So Moe Oo, an up and coming model and actress.

The organisers of YYIM 2015 would like to encourage participants to raise money for the charities by personal sponsorship or donation. For more information about YYIM 2015 and on how you can contribute to the selected charities, please visit

and

Registration for YYIM 2015 is now open till 12 December 2014. International participants can log onto www.yomayangonmarathon.com to register while local participants can register in person at FMI Centre, No 308, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pabedan Township, Yangon. Registration of participants will be served on a first-come-first served basis and runners are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.