Monday, April 30, 2012

Malakoff-UTM Duathlon Clinic 2012: Report

What a humble & compact clinic!

There were 20 plus of participants came for inaugural Malakoff-UTM Duathlon Clinic 2012 which has been held in Sports Innovation & Technology Centre in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Campus.

The clinic starts at 9 am with opening introduction by Mrs Aini Zahariah Zakaria, Malakoff Corporate Affair & External Relations Officer. She told the members of the floor about Malakoff Community Service Incentives for Malakof University Duathlon Series in May.

Followed by Introduction to Duathlon and the interesting topic of the day Sports Science Aspect in Duathlon by Mr Mohd Ibrahim Haji Azman a.k.a (MrBlacko), Powerman Malaysia Finisher since 2003. The participants seems electrifying with the input and fresh knowledge about the excitement to become future duathlete.

Ungku Azhar, International Triathlon Union Level 2 Coach, given his talk about skills & technical aspect in duathlon. Followed by Mahdhir "Dale" Mohd, President of Johor Triathlon Association boosted participants psychology with his motivation talk!

After indoor session, the participants exposed with practical session lead by Ungku Azhar, Dale & MrBlacko. The session need participants to learn the running skills& posture for distance run, cycling posture, braking at high speed without skidding, entering & exit the transition area, how to make a U-Turn, maneuvering bike inside transition area, bike mounting & dismounting (gliding & flying) and exciting part was who will be the fastest wearing the helmet.

Later, the participants need to do the simulation of run-bike-run simultaneously under the hot & shiny sunshine at 1pm. The clinic closed by Prof Dr Abdul Hafidz Omar, Director of UTM Sports Innovation & Technology Centre and the group photo as to complete the event.

Thanks you to event main & title sponsor Malakoff Corporation Berhad, Sports Innovation & Technology Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Triathlon Association, Kakithon Multi-sports Club and Mentor Training. Perhaps in the future there were another duathlon clinic will be organized!

The day before

Mrs Aini from Malakoff given her speech

Mr Blacko, Powerman Finisher since 2003 in the house!

Ungku Azhar, ITU Level 2 Coach in the house!

Dale, President of Johor Triathlon Association in the house

The event & the venue

The participants

Practical session

Practical session

Duathlon simulation: Run

Duathlon simulation: Bike

Tired but happy faces during Closing Ceremony

Prof Dr Hafidz (blue shirt), Director of UTM Sports Innovation & Technology Centre  in the house!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2012 is Back!

Come join us and Do the DU!Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2012
Never tried a multi-sport event before? Want to try a sprint distance duathlon? Or participate together with your friends?
This is the event for you. The Malakoff University Duathlon Series (MUDS), a run-bike-run event in a DU-able distance.
The format? Run a short distance, pick up your bike, ride it for a short distance, drop off your bike, then get back on the same run course and run to the finish line.
Short, simple and sweet - that's the attraction of the MUDS. If you want to find out more, you can drop us an email or give us a call.

For more event details, click here.
To sign up online, click here.
Book these dates in your calendar:
• MUDS 1 : 12th May 2012 (Saturday) : UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
• MUDS 2 : 19th May 2012 (Saturday) : UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA (UPM)
For more information about each race, click on the "Race Information" link on the main menu.
Come join us for some fun in the sun
**the exact email I received from organizer!**

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Malakoff-UTM Duathlon Clinic 2012

Proudly to announce an inaugural Malakoff-UTM Duathlon Clinic 2012 will be organized by UTM Sports Innovation & Technology Centre, in collaboration with Johor Triathlon Association and Mentor Training. Also Malakoff Corporation Berhad as a title sponsor for this event.

This event purposely:
  • To prepare university student to compete in Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2012 (MUDS 2012)
  • To introduce & expose university student with knowledge, skills and sports science aspect in duathlon race
  • To find university  representatives during Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2012 (MUDS 2012)
Details of this event as below:

Date: 28 April 2012
Time: 8:30 am to 2:00pm
Venue: Sports Innovation & Technology Centre, UTM Stadium
Fee: FREE! (for university students)
No of Participants: 40 persons only

Contents of this event:
  • Introduction to Duathlon (Class)
  • Sports Science Approach in Duathlon (Class)
  • Running Aspect in Duathlon (Tutorial & Practical)
  • Cycling Aspect in Duathlon (Tutorial & Practical)
  • Transition Skills & Practice
  • Duathlon Race Simulation

Who will coaching & assist you?
  • Powerman Finisher since 2003, 
  • Ironman Finishers, 
  • Malakoff Malaysian Duathlon Series Contenders,
  • Malakoff University Duathlon Series Contenders
  • Sports Science Practitioners,
  • International Triathlon Union Level 2 Coach (only two coaches in Malaysia)

    Posing before the DU..
    Run the DU..
    Cycle the DU..
    Crossing the DU finish line

    Another pose after DU..

    You will get:
    • Free packed meals (tea break & lunch)
    • Certificate
    • Drinks (mineral & isotonic)
    • T-shirt
    • File & notes
    Bring together your:
    • running shoe
    • bicycle (any type of bicycles)
    • bike helmet (if any)
    • sports towel/hand towel
    • smile
    • sporting spirit

    So that, mark this event into your schedule, and don't miss to attend this event!

    For early registration, please email me your full name, ic no, university name and matric card no. to:

    Hurry up the number of registered participants is still increasing!

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Outdoor Recreation Course Level 1

    This is another consequences from previous effort I put since 2007 to organize this course. Let's check it out as details below:

    Course: Outdoor Recreation Course Level 1
    Date: 20-22 April 2012
    Venue: UTM Johor Bahru Campus
    Fee: RM180 per person
    Organizer: UTM in collaboration with Jabatan Belia & Sukan Johor

    This course including:
    • camp craft
    • night jungle exploration
    • basic navigation
    • knots & abseiling set-up
    • wilderness first aid
    • water confident & maneuvers
    • kayak
    • lecture: Outdoor Program Management
    This year I involved in this course as external consultant to helps the students tackling the tricky aspect of organizing the event. As I no more serve as government servant, this effort I considered as my public responsibility while without thinking about the payment get.

    May the course will benefits all.

    For more details & registration:
    email me:
    facebook: Blackopoulos Johor