Brooks Half Marathon 2013

Posted December 1, 2012 by brooksmalaysia
Categories: Brooks Half Marathon 2013

The Brooks Half Marathon is back!

brooks half marathon 2013

The 2013 edition will be held  at National Stadium Bukit Jalil, on 3 March 2013. Race distances include 21 km, 10 km and 5 km.


Registration can be done online at The Marathon Shop. You can also register manually at our outlets at The Curve, Sunway Pyramid, and Aeon Bukit Tinggi. For group registrations of 10 participants and above, you may register with Taman Bukit Jalil Running  Club.

Closing Date

Early bird closing date is 24 December 2012. Final closing date for registrations is 26 January 2013.

Finisher medal and t-shirt

A finisher medal will be given to all finishers. It is actually a small trophy, the first of its kind! A finisher t-shirt will be given to all qualified 21 km finishers.

Golden Age Registration

The first 50 people to register in the Golden Age Category is free! If you are male and 65 years old and above, or female and 55 years old and above, this privilege is for you.

More  information

To get the registration form, click here and here. For further inquiries, please contact the Brooks Half Marathon 2013 organizers at 019-331 1326, 012-338 0943 or 016-226 1211.

Brooks as the title sponsor of the Brooks Half Marathon 2013. The race is organized by Taman Bukit Jalil Running Club, with The  Marathon Shop as our online registration partner.

How Ghost 5 got its name

Posted November 20, 2012 by brooksmalaysia
Categories: Announcements, Brooks shoes

Here are a few little known facts about the Ghost 5.

The ghost story behind the shoe

In Brooks HQ USA, there is staff member who is an  accomplished runner. The strange thing is, he is always at tip-top shape and no one actually saw him training! It was such a mystery. They discovered later that he logs hundreds of miles a month at night. Like a ghost. This inspired his co-workers so much that the Ghost 5 was named after him.

If you still have an old Ghost 3 with you, check the sock liner. It says, “Run with the Ghost”.

Jack the Ripper

The design team went great lengths to look for inspiration when developing the shoe. This included research trips to Rome, Barcelona and London. And even a Jack the Ripper walking tour, held at the very streets you wouldn’t want to run in during the late 19th century.

Ghost toungue

Perforated foam is added at the shoe toungue. This gives you more airflow, and less glue used in manufacturing. You’ll have a more breathable and comfortable ride, as you float around your favourite haunts.

Contact with this world

The Ghost 5 has a reduced heel shank, to give you more contact with the ground. Whether you run mid-foot or heel strike, this feature works with whatever foot strike is most natural for you. This makes the shoe more versatile.

Tech packed

The shoes is packed with Brooks tech, such as Biomogo midsole, Omega grooves, Omni grooves and DNA inserts. The Ghost 5 is what you’ll want to try out, to have a good feel of Brooks technology.

Take a look at this video. Don’t worry, it’s not a ghost movie trailer.

Ghost 5 retails at RM 459. Purchase online for a special discount!

Shoe of the month – Adrenaline GTS 12

Posted November 12, 2012 by brooksmalaysia
Categories: Announcements, Brooks shoes

Have you wondered what GTS means, in Adrenaline GTS?

Let’s say you need something. Who do you usually go to? That person is your “go to” person.

GTS stands for “Go-To-Shoe”. The Adrenaline GTS has been a “go-to-shoe” for millions of runners, because of its fit and feel. If you’re a flat footer with moderate overpronation, then this is your “go to” shoe.

Adrenaline GTS 12 is the most evolved of all Brooks shoes. Some Brooks models have evolved for 10 generations under the same name, e.g. Glycerin 10. Ghost has reached generation 5, hence the name Ghost 5. Newer ones have reached generation 3, e.g. Ravenna 3. But only the Adrenaline GTS has reached its 12th generation. It is no surprise that the Adrenaline GTS series have been well loved through the ages.

The Adrenaline GTS 12 retails at RM459, as the shoe of the month. Purchase online for a special discount!

Glycerin 10 – Best Neutral Shoe award

Posted October 27, 2012 by brooksmalaysia
Categories: Brooks shoes, Tech talk

The Glycerin 10 won the Best Neutral Shoe award by Running Network for 2012. Out of the 5 nominees in this category, 3 of them are from Brooks – Glycerin 10, Ghost 5 and Dyad 7. Glycerin 10 came up tops, beating Nike’s Air Pegasus+ 29 and Mizuno’s Wave Enigma 2.

The Glycerin 10 focuses on “premium-izing” a few areas, from inside-out.

Glycerin 10 is a Neutral Shoe that suits normal to high arch feet with neutral pronation. Inside the shoe, a layer of foam conforms to your foot according to your weight distribution. Its textured surface keeps your foot in place. Hence, it is made to feel exactly fitted for you, both structurally and internally.

The midsole cushioning gives you a blend of cushy protection and  responsive performance. Glycerin 10 comes with full-length DNA technology from heel to toe, incorporating non-newtonian fluid principles. It feels cushy when you apply a slow, steady weight – like when you are standing on it.  When you exert a sudden force on it – like when you are pounding the ground running – the DNA responds by giving you a push off. The blend of cushion and responsive performance is what makes the Glycerin 10 stand out from a crowd.

On the outside of the shoe, the mesh is a new design. It is made with a better weather-repellent microfiber element. You don’t have to worry about rough usage outdoors, rain or shine. The Glycerin 10 goes the distance, if you will.

The outer sides of the shoe is an extended caterpillar crash pad. The whole length of the entire lateral side absorbs shock very well upon landing. The caterpillar crash pads bring the comfort of running to a new level.

And of course, finally. It looks good.

Glycerin 10 retails at RM529. Ask for a special discount when you purchase online. Delivery is free within Peninsular Malaysia! Valid from 1 – 30 November 2012, for online purchases only.

2012, Quarter 4

Posted October 19, 2012 by brooksmalaysia
Categories: Events

October 2012

6th October

Be The Movement Charity Walk 2012 – Istana Kehakiman, Putrajaya

Kuching Nite Run Sarawak 2012 – Kuching Integrated Recreational Centre, Sarawak

7th October

Kordel’s Charity Run 2012 – Padang Merbuk, Kuala Lumpur

KRI Road Race 2012 – Kinta Riverfront Hotel, Jalan Lim Bo Seng, Ipoh

The Helping Hands Run 2012 – Help Academy, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara Block E, Jalan Dungun, Kuala Lumpur

The Pink Charity Run 2012 – Harbour Place, Klang, Selangor

Rise & Run Charity Run – Sekolah Sri Bestari, Persiaran Margosa, Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Minda Health Walk 2012 – Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras

12th October

Perhentian Island Challenge 2012 – Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu

13th October

Relay For Life 2012 – Stadium UKM, Bangi, Selangor

Jogathon Larian Sihat Cergas Kedah 2012 – Politeknik Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, Jitra, Kedah

Nike We Run KL 2012 – Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

14th October

26th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2012 – Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Guang Ming Bukit Jambul Hikathon Penang 2012 – Bukit Jambul, Penang

Larian Warga Emas 2012 – Taman Tasik Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

20th October

BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon 2012 – Precinct 3, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

Larian Muzium Pahang 2012 – Kampung Budaya, Pulai Keladi, Pekan Pahang

Larian SGI Negeri Sembilan 2012 – Kompleks Belia & Sukan, Paroi, Negeri Sembilan

21st October

Enviro Run 2012 – Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

KWYP City Run Penang 2012 – Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, Komtar, Penang

27th October

Bukit Damansara Fun Run 2012 – Jalan Setiabakti, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

28th October

Walk For Health 1 In 6 – Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

30km Pacesetters Back To Basics 2012 – Padang Merbuk, Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur

LLG Run 2012 Fund Raising For Memorial Lim Lian Geok – National Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Kuching Red Crescent Jogathon 2012 – MRCS Kuching Chapter Sarawak

Rock To Rock Run Penang 2012 – Hard Rock Hotel, Penang

November 2012

4th November

CICM Responsible Care Run 2012 – Setia Alam Welcome Centre, Shah Alam, Selangor

Great Eastern Live Great Run 2012 – Menara Matrade, Kuala Lumpur

Powerman Malaysia 2012 – Perbadanan Putrajaya, Precinct 3, Putrajaya

Run For Your Heart – Taman Tasik Titiwanga, Kuala Lumpur

Larian 2012 S2 Heights Negeri Sembilan – SJKC Tung Hua, S2 Heights Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

NTCRC Run Penang 2012 – Nibong Tebal, Penang

World Diabetes Day Fun Walk Pahang – Tanarimba Janda Baik, Pahang

10th November

Tanjung 10km Run Penang 2012 – Jalan Sepoy Lines, Polo Ground, Penang

11th November

World Diabetes Day Walkathon & Fun Run – Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Terry Fox Run 2012 – Padang Merbuk, Kuala Lumpur

18th Nov

Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon 2012 – Penang Bridge, Penang

25th Nov

Parkcity Run – Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur

Johor Bahru 10k 2012 – Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Johor

December 2012

8th December

3rd Putrajaya International 12 Hours Walk 2012 – Dataran Putrajaya, Putrajaya

9th December

Enjoy Green Challenge Bukit Gasing 2012 – Padang Dataran Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Larian Valdor Penang 2012 – SJKC Valdor, Sungai Bakap, Penang

11th December

Run For It 2012 – Klang, Selangor

16th December

Malakoff 12km KL Run 2012 – Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Kuala Lumpur

22nd December

Thanks Giving Charity Night Run – SJKC Bachang, Jalan Dato Wira Poh Ah Tiam, Malacca

30th December

Newton Challenge – Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor

Pacemakers Wild Wild Run 2.0 2012 – Zoo Negara, Kuala Lumpur

The perfect ride for Melissa’s stride

Posted September 14, 2012 by brooksmalaysia
Categories: Testimonials

We have spread the joy of running to yet another person! Read on to hear Melissa’s story.

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I met a Brooks consultant during a foot/shoe consultation session in Starbucks Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang one morning, some months ago.

Although I bought the shoe (Ravenna) some where in March, I only started using them end of May/early June. I did not sign up for the Standard Chartered Run, like the Brooks consultant suggested and did nothing for the first few months after I got my shoe. It was just lying in the box in the car boot.

Then I signed up for Kenny Roger’s Chicken Run (I dunno why) but I am glad I did cos then I started practicing for it, which meant I took out my “brand new” 2 months old shoe from the box and used it.

For someone as heavy as I am, I love my Ravenna from day one I put it to use. My feet never felt tired (only I did and was always out of breath) Hahah… It was light but my feet felt protected. It was cushion-y without weighing like a brick. I like it that it’s NOT THE THING on my mind to worry about when I am already worrying about reaching the end of my run (so out of breath maa). I guess I could say, my only worry is that I won’t find another shoe as perfect for me as this pair.

Thank you Brooks Malaysia for helping me find the perfect shoe for me. I have been running more regularly nowadays (after the Chicken Run), although I am not very good at it, but my shoe helps me do better. When I am on my run and feel that I cannot go on, I remember your story about running 1 min on your first run and doing 2 minutes the next day, which means a 100% improvement, I laugh to myself and say, I am doing the same too, cos every run seems to be easier than the prev one.

My next run is a 5K next month at the BSN Putrajaya Night Run and the one which is scaring the hell out of me is the 10K Penang Bridge. I dunno what I was thinking when I signed up, must be feeling gung-ho after the Chicken Run.. lol..

So, thank you again Brooks Malaysia!

Top notch customer service.. suitable for a top notch brand like Brooks!

Much appreciated..

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Brooks Malaysia is always thrilled when someone runs happy. We wish Melissa many happy miles ahead!

Poignant message from Running Network

Posted August 21, 2012 by brooksmalaysia
Categories: Expert advice

Check out what Running Network’s Footwear Reviewer has to say for 2012 Fall Shoe Review.

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A look across the landscape of running shoes for Fall 2012 reveals more product diversity than in any season of the past decade. The potential for confusion points to the need for education, and we cannot stress this message enough: Runners need to know what their feet are like and get the shoes that meet those needs.

Further, this knowledge is not static. Rather, it’s a constantly changing equation where changes in fitness, injuries, aging, and weight gain/loss among other things, reposition where you are on the running continuum. You must monitor the role your shoes play in that equation.

– Cregg Weinmann, Running Network Footwear Reviewer

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We at Brooks Malaysia couldn’t agree more. There is a strong need for education among Malaysian runners. As the  running landscape evolves in our local scene, runners will need to be more information and tech savvy, when it comes to their shoes. Brooks Malaysia propagates that awareness with a passion.

The average Malaysian does not know his or her foot type, pronation or running gait. Physical factors and other needs vary from individual to individual. And it is not everyday that we can walk into a shoe shop and find competent consultants that can guide customers in the right direction.

Do feel free to contact our Brooks Consultant to tap into our expertise. Delivery, as well as all our value added services are free! A special discount also applies in the event of a purchase. Find out more about our Consultation Services here.

Stay tuned to find out which shoe won Running Network’s Best Neutral Shoe Award for 2012.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised.


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