Tuesday 26 November 2013

MWM 2014 Get Together Session & Running Clinic with Katherine Switzer

The lovely Power Women of MWM.
Mentor Trainers Sweeney Chong, Lini "Iron Mama" Kasim, Sheela, Lorna Wong together with Katherine Switzer and Race Director of MWM, Karen Loh.
Ladies.... it's back!

Yes, Malaysia Women Marathon (MWM) is coming back next year. Locked in your dates for 16th March 2014!

To get things started, MWM will be organizing a series of upcoming running clinics for registered participants. This year's theme is DREAM, BELIEVE, BECOME. A mentoring system and 16 week program is introduced to help the lovely participants be physically and mentally prepared heading towards the event.

Last Sunday, we were invited to it's first running clinic and we weren't disappointed. Me, of course "special guest" lar..... :P

Even Katherine Switzer specially flew in to Malaysia just to meet us again!

For those of you who missed it, here are the recorded highlights and talks given by our lovely ladies on that day.

Race Director of MWM, Karen Loh giving her introductory speech. Goofy, light-hearted and hilarious. Then pops out Katherine, who just ran to the venue cause she got lost earlier. Bless her!

Next up was Katherine Switzer with her inspiring story of the year she ran Boston and what happened on that day lead to many great things for women; not only just in running and sports but also the empowerment and enrichment of life for women in general.

A thank you note to YB Elizabeth Wong and her hilarious yet bold comment to beat KJ in the race if he runs. That's the spirit! Also a thank you note to Avon Malaysia with a note from Elaine Aisyah (Senior Manager Avon) and also to Noorul Ashikin (GM Selangor Tourism).

Last but not least, the mentors are introduced. Namely Sweeney Chong, Lini "Iron Mama" Kasim, Sheela & Lorna Wong. Son't play play. They run faster than I do in a race! I salute them.

After all the talk was done, participants are lead to a warm up by Mentor Lorna and a short 5K run around the park. As for the remaining of us, we stayed around trying to grab as much pictures and advices from other mentors and Katherine.

Warm up session with Mentor Lorna.
Of course, I must have a shot with the legend herself
A group photo with all the ladies. Well, at least the ones who stayed till the end.
Not forgetting the gentlemen too. 
For more photos taken by yours truly, click here.

Registration is still open and for those who signed up for Full Marathon; they will receive a one of a kind Finisher Running Skirt! (Pacers included). Head here for registration and info. 

And now as for me, I'm still hobbling around with an idea of pacing someone. Anyone keen? ;)
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