The community run Multi-Purpose Insurans Run (MPIB Run) will kick start Malaysia’s local running calendar as the first Sunday running event of the year!
The MPIB Run started their 1st session of a 2-month-long series of Running Clinics on Saturday, 18 October 2014 with a talk on 2 topics: “Basic Fitness – Running as a Sustainable Healthy Recreational Activity for all” and “Running Shoes & Feet Types – the Right Fit”.
Let’s Start Running Now!
The clinics, a 2-month programme aptly named “My First Run Clinic”, are for new and interested runners keen to take up running as a keep-fit activity. Seasoned runners are also welcomed to join at the Padang Merbuk Car Park, Jalan Parlimen to train in preparation for the Race on 4 January 2015.
The concept of My First Run Clinic is to help individuals who are now not running to take up running as a sustainable healthy recreational activity. Runners Malaysia will be conducting programme over a 2 month period, ending with a fellowship and trial run on 20 December 2014.
All the clinics will be held on Saturday at 7.30 am and on certain Saturdays after the run, invited speakers (among them, Mr. Mark Williams, Standard Chartered KL Marathon Official Running Coach) will share running tips, strength training, running gait, correct running shoes, fitness & performance.
Having a Healthy Lifestyle Means Work Life Balance!
MPIB is expecting 5,000 runners for this 4th run which will again be held at the Padang Merbuk with 6 competitive categories. There will be 3 categories each for the 12km and 9km; a stretched distance from 8km in the previous Run. 2 Fun Run categories of 5km and a 3 km walk are also being planned for the Runners’ family members who wish to join in.
The theme, “Healthy Lifestyle – Work Life Balance” has been adopted and maintained, continuing to encourage runners to kick start the new year with living a healthy lifestyle as their new year resolution!
The Multi-Purpose Insurans Run will take place at the Padang Merbuk on 4 January 2015. Registrations are now open.
Update, 3 December 2014: The MPIB Run has postponed to 11 January 2015 from 4 January 2015 as originally scheduled. However, the venue will remain the same at the Padang Merbuk.