New Balance Klang Pacers 1/2 marathon 2009

The registration for the above run is officially closed.We would like to thank those who have signed up for your support and hope to see you all at Setia Alam Welcome Centre on the race day.

For bib and vest collection:

05 June - 06 June 2009

10.00am - 5.00pm

Setia Alam Welcome Centre
2 Jalan Setia Indah AD U13/AD Setia Alam,Seksyen U13,40170,Shah Alam.

How to get there:
1. Use NKVE heading to North Klang,watch out for EXIT 102 (Setia Alam/Meru) on your left.After Setia Alam toll plaza,proceed straight and on your right is Tenby International School.Further ahead about 3 km is Setia Alam Welcome Centre (a glass building) on your left.

2. From Klang Town,proceed to Jalan Meru you will pass by Klang Parade Shopping Centre on your right,further up Bukit Raja housing estate (left) and Setia Alam is nearby.Look out for Tesco Shopping Centre (on your right). Immediately after Tesco,keep to the left and go up the flyover,Petronas Station is on your left and further up Welcome Centre is on your right.You need to make an u turn in order to get there.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009

Dear Runner,

If you are reading this then, congratulations to you, as that would mean that you’ve signed up to run in the upcoming Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009!

This is the first out of three Newsletters you will receive until the upcoming inaugural Standard Chartered KL Marathon. We will provide you with News and Information about the upcoming event to make sure, you don’t miss anything.

After Launching the Registration on March 13 2009 close to 11,000 Runners out of 47 countries signed up for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon – and more to come!

No matter the category registered, you’re definitely in for a great time as the Race promises to be a challenging yet fulfilling experience for all.

Running Clinics

If you’re starting to worry about how to go about preparing for the Race, don’t! Just sign up for any of our Running Clinics, which will be taking place at Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur. Sign up now for the next Running Clinic on "Injury Prevention" on Sunday, 24 May 2009. READ MORE

Run For a Cause

Want to contribute to charity, well here’s your chance! By registering to “Run For a Cause,” you can help raise money for any of the 5 chosen charities and stand to have your registration fee waived. READ MORE


Even if your family and friends are not running, that doesn’t mean they can’t join in on the excitement. Volunteers are needed! Volunteers are the backbone of any sporting event. READ MORE

Road Shows

Run and Set the Record with local celebrities, Standard Chartered Management and passionate runners. Register to be a part of the Malaysian Book of Records Treadmill Challenge. READ MORE

Sponsor offers

We are pleased to announce as well three new partners of the Marathon. Besides the Title Sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and Gold Sponsor MSIG Insurance who were with us from the beginning – we are proud to welcome Reebok as an official Sponsor and Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur as the official Hotel. Find out what promotions and special offers our sponsors are running for the registered Standard Chartered KL Marathon runners. For example: Crowne Plaza is offering special rates for a Deluxe Single room RM 255 + 15% tax and Deluxe Double room for RM 285 + 15% tax inclusive of buffet breakfast. These special rates are valid from today until 7 June 2009! READ MORE

Get Social!

Lastly, if your friends and family have not signed up for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 yet, get them to sign up today! Not only will you get a good workout, you will also probably make a new friend or two, who share the same passion as you do. Join us at any of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon social networks listed below. Once you’re a member, you will also get the latest updates and notifications pertaining to the marathon. Just click on the below links to get started!

Pacesetters New Balance 15km Run - 17/05/2009

Lake Garden
Kuala Lumpur

This year's 15km run organised by the Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia (PACM) brought some surprises to runners.Unlike last year's starting point at Padang Merbok,the organiser moved back to Tapak A and of course ample parking spaces are available,be it at Bukit Aman or near the children's playground.

Besides that,the tougher and longer distance caught many unaware especially at the beginning of the race.

Runners were directed to run in a narrow path spirally leading to the Tun Abdul Razak Memorial and the bird park before into the Jalan Parlimen.

I was told a total of 1,800 participants signed up for this anually event sponsored by New Balance.The starting point was rather overcrowded eventhough the organiser decided to flag off the male participants first.There was a slight delay for no apparent reason and the air honk went off at 7.05am.

The women were made to wait for another 15 minutes later so that the slow male participants would not obstructed them.

Except for some arrogant drivers honking impatiently at the Jalan Parlimen/Jalan Tugu traffic lights,adequate water stations and the presence of police traffic men and a check point along the course proved PACM was doing exceptionally well in organising such an event.

Not many KPAC members were there to support this run as we were co organising a charity run in Taman Cahaya,Taman Pertanian,Shah Alam on the same morning.

Only a handful of us and of course at the front lines were Richard Habeya and Ahmad Lamchannak-our two hopeful 'comrade'

And again the foreigners conquered the podium,the Kenyans especially.The locals did their best to deny their dominance.

Below's photos are by courtesy of Pmtey

Ahmad in action




Leong Ann Lok

Results at glance-unofficially timing.

Men Open
No:006--00h 53m 58s---Ahmad Lamchannak
No:008--00h 57m 06s---Richard Habeya
No:000--01h 17m 10s---Kee Weng Keong
No:000--01h 26m 10s---Leong Ann Lok
No:000--01h 41m 01s---Syanizam
No:000--02h 00m 00s---Kamaruzaman

Men Junior Veteran
No:000--01h 18m 23s---Lingam
No:000--01h 22m 46s---Tee Kuan Meng

Women Open
No:000--01h 50m 52s---Robiyatul

Run For Harmony-Charity Run 17/05/2009

Approximately 600 participants took part in this morning charity run in Taman Pertanian Malaysia,Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam,Shah Alam.

The event was co organised by the Buddhist Light International Association (BLIA) and Klang Pacers Athletic Club (KPAC).

Besides the 8 km run,the 3 km fun walk attracted many young participants from various Buddhist associations from as far as Johor.

Our president,secretary Mr Ong Teck Keong,treasurer Jimmy Yang and his deputy,Mr Ng Thean Chor and commitee member Mr Lum Kiok Ming were there to supervise and monitor the event.Many KPAC members voluntarily helped in the water stations and placed themselves at junctions and corners to ensure the safety of all participants.

The run was flagged off at 7.30am.Eventhough it was just an 8 km run,the hilly terrain and undulating route proved too tough for many runners.The first few kilometre of the run already saw many walking ascendingly, gasping and panting.

There were only two categories in this event-the men and the women open and 30 medals were offered to each category.

Our members dominated the men category.Murali Nathan grabbed the first placing in the absence of many talented runners who were away at Lake Garden-NB15km.

In the women category,Seah Bee Lian who is recovering from a thigh injury came in second after a 3 months lay off.She was leading but due to lack of training saw her losing out at the final kilometre.

Group photo (1) - KPAC members and volunteers

Group (2) - Members and representatives from BLIA

Other KPAC members who took part:

Men Open
No:001--33m 03s---Murali Nathan
No:003--34m 45s---Naresh Kumar
No:007--39m 09s---Tee Choon Wooi
No:011--41m 33s---Seah Leong San

Women Open
No:002--45m 11s---Seah Bee Lian
No:004--52m 03s---Lim Pei Yin

New Balance Klang Pacers 1/2 marathon 2009

We had already met our target of 1,200 participants but due to overwhelming response and demand from those who have yet to sign up,the club has decided to increase an additional 200 entries for the above run.

Those who are interested please hurry,register yourself before the dateline 24/05/2009 or the availability,which ever comes first.

Registration on/after 18/05/2009 will receive a t shirt (of equivalent in value) instead of vest.

Below are the pictures of New Balance Klang Pacers 1/2 marathon 2009 finisher medal.

Front view

Rear view

Run For Harmony-Charity Run 17/05/2009


All participants are advised to wear the t shirts provided on/during the charity run including prize presentation ceremony.

The flag off time will be at 0730 am

Adidas King Of The Road 2009 - 02/08/2009

For KPAC members and fellow runners from Klang vicinity who have yet to register your Adidas KOTR,you can sign up through our president Mr Wong Soon Pin - 012 310 1379.

Reminder:For early bird registration is before 31st May 2009
Normal entry registration is between 1st June until 3rd July 2009

Run For Harmony-Charity Run 17/05/2009

A registration counter for the above charity run will be opened on 10th May 2009 at Nam Fang Buddhist Missionary,138-B Jalan Persiaran Muda Musa 41100,Klang between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm.Please call Mr SP Wong at 012 310 1379 for further information.

Der Pacemakers Circuit Run 1 - 01/05/2009

Lake Garden
Kuala Lumpur

Two of our most hardcore members,Naresh Kumar and Murali Nathan took part in the 'Der Pacemakers Circuit Run 1' held in Lake Garden playground on 1st of May (coincided with our breakfast run).

This 'part one' of circuit run was initiated and organised by the 'Der pacemakers Network'-a group of enthusiastic runners as preparation for those who are taking part in the approaching SCKLM which will be held on the 28th June 2009.

In the gruelling ten laps of 2.8km around the Lake Garden and Sri Carcosa,Naresh and Murali completed the course in 2nd and 3rd placing respectitively,behind fast improving Jasni Khairil.The recent hot and humid weather including staircase climbing contributed too much agony to all participants.

Naresh Kumar came in second clocking 2h 10m 42s and followed by.....

....Murali Nathan,third with a time of 2h 13m 45s

(photos courtesy of Pmtey)

Please click here for more stories and full results.

KPAC Breakfast Run - 01/05/2009

Setia Alam Welcome Centre

This morning breakfast run was organised by the KPAC attracted more than 300 members,guest runners and residents of Setia Alam.It was held at Setia Alam Welcome Centre with the collaboration of MPP Zon 21.

It was a joyous moment for the KPAC as most of the committee members were here except for our vice president who is currently on a business trip to China and Ma Hoong Choong who is unable to attend due to some personal reasons.

The event started with the 21km run lead by Dhan Bahadur and our president SP Wong at 6.30 am sharp.Two water stations were prepared for the runners of this approximately 21.6km run.At 6.45 am the 11km run began with our secretary Ong Teck Keong being the leader followed 15 minutes later by the fun run of 4.5km and our treasurer Jimmy Yang took charge.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends from Taman Bukit Jalil Running Club,PACM Klang group,Mr Khrishnan of Adidas for attending this breakfast run.

Runners waiting impatiently for the 11km to start

For the shorter distance,participants listening attentively to our treasurer,Jimmy Yang's briefing before the run.

Runners enjoying food and fruits after their run

This is our secretary,Ong Teck Keong who is also an ironman participant

And this is Jimmy Yang,our treasurer and one of the most senior member of KPAC.He retired from competitive running but still going strong.

The junior and senior,Kee Weng Keong and Yap Chin Huat

Umph...the sweet and juicy oranges and watermelons....and the delicious nasi lemak,...

...yam cake,fried noodle and meehoon,stir fried vegetable,sandwiches,the usual curry chicken,rice porridge,red bean soup and many more for a great breakfast

Group photograph

Later,a press conference was called to reveal our plan of organising the half marathon event.Journalists from NST group,The Star and Sin Chew Jit Poh were invited to attend the simple ceremony.

Our president SP Wong together with Mr Wee of Stream Enterprise and Mr Tan representing the MPP Zon 21 were seen busy entertaining questions posed.

A photo for remembrance-KPAC committee members,representatives from MPP Zon 21 and Mr Wee with NB advertising board on his laps

During the press (1)

photo (2)