Seremban, 10 July 2017 – The crack of dawn of Sunday was charging with an adrenaline rush of energy, as runners for the upcoming IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 on 13 August are pumped up and eager to boost their running skills at the running clinic organized by IJM Land, held at Dataran Centrio in Seremban 2 in preparation for the highly-anticipated annual run aiming to enhance the running build of the participants.
Free of charge for all registered runners, the running clinic by IJM Land gave runners the opportunity to learn the rules and regulations of a half marathon, allowing runners to familiarize themselves with the Do’s and Don’ts when participating in a marathon. For runners unaware of their running routes especially those participating in the 21km category, they were briefed in detailed on the route during the running clinic.
Dato’ Hoo Kim See, Senior General Manager (Central Region) of IJM Land Berhad said that this clinic will not only enhance the running skills of the runners, it will also keep them safe if unforeseen hazards were encountered during the half marathon.
“This annual sporting event has received tremendous response and a loyal following amongst Malaysians, and it has become one of the must-attend events that running enthusiasts look forward to every year,” said Dato’ Hoo at the running clinic.
“As such we want them to enjoy themselves and indulge in the wonderful independence that they’ve found in running but, at the same time, to learn running a marathon the safe and healthy way.”
All registered runners attending the clinic were treated to a warm up session, a talk and a dynamic stretching session by a running coach to educate the participants the importance of warm up and stretching before running long distance. The participants were able to test themselves on a smaller scale as the running clinic had two short runs (10km for the Fun Run runners and 11.5km for the 21km runners) for the participants to improve themselves during the clinic.
Dato’ Hoo said that organizing this running clinic is one of the activities IJM Land is eager to organize for the community, as it generates a strong interest amongst the running community and the public at large, and is one of the ways in which IJM Land endeavours to bring everyone who share the same interests and be able to bond together over a similar passion.
“The community of Seremban 2 has always been very supportive over the years and in appreciation of their support to us all these years, we want to return the support and establish a relationship with the community in venturing a lifelong journey together and doing something that gives them passion,” said Dato’ Hoo.
For more information on the running clinic or IJM Land Half Marathon 2017, please visit www.ijmlandrun.com.