Tuesday, January 14, 2014

IEM Engineers Run 2013






In conjunction with IEM Engineering Week 2013, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) has decided to organize Engineer’s Run 2013 once again to kick start IEM Engineering Week 2013 on the 7th September 2013 at Dataran MBPJ. This year’s edition shall be the continuation of last year event, looking to unite all engineers together through sports; with the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle among engineers and creating awareness of the engineering profession to the public

Approximately 400 IEM members and non-members responded positively towards this event by participating in the run. This year’s run received overwhelming responses from both the engineers and public thus expanding the categories into eight from last year’s six. In addition, a new breakthrough was achieved where the institution also received bulk registration from companies.

On 7th September 2013, organizing committees and volunteers from Runner’s Malaysia arrived early in the morning to prepare for the big day before the runners’ arrival. The volunteers took up their respective responsibilities as route marshals, time keepers, checkpoint officers, beverages distributors, secretariat and crowd control personnel.

Participants register as early as 6.30am
At 7.00 a.m., the crowd started to appear. Some participants came in fancy costumes aligned with the best engineer’s costume competition such as a lady who came dressed in safety vest and helmet. The event also saw family participation in support of their family members who are engineers while some group took the effort to wear team uniform for the run. After the registration, everyone gathered to do some warm-up exercise prior to the race.
Bananas for the goodie bags
Runners warming up together before the race
Everyone's busy warming up before the race
IEM President, Ir. Choo Kok Beng officially flagged off the start of the race on 7.30 a.m. together with the organizing committee. As soon as the starter’s gun went off, the participants began their 3.6-kilometre and 6.5-kilometre run respectively. In about 13 minutes, our fastest runner came into sight with a broad grin on his face. It was pretty amazing that he managed to complete the race within such a short time. Again, it shows that engineers are good sportsmen too.

Organizing committee photo session with the guest of honour before the start of the race
Race Start!!!!!
Our fastest runner for each category
Runners were given a bag full of goodies at the end of the race
Some very sporty families came with their kids and even a toddlers. This is the spirit that the organizing committee wishes to see whenever they organize such event. The sight of parents running while pushing the strollers with their toddlers in them had really made the run more eventful than it already was.

A family of 5 joined the run!
Family of 3 with a toddler joined the run!
Most of the participants were gathered back at the finishing point after approximately 45 minutes. After such a long run, it was the time for the refreshments to be served as participants filled up their tummies while networking with one another. The emcee also had a good interaction with the crowd before our guests of honour gave their speeches

Both Ir. Prof. Dr. Wan Mahmood Bin Wan Abdul Majid and Ir. Choo Kok Beng were invited to officiate the launching of the Engineering Week 2013 after delivering their respective inspirational speeches.

The official launching of IEM Engineering Week 2013
President of IEM, Ir Choo Kok Beng delivering his inspirational speech
Ir. Prof. Dr. Wan Mahmood giving his speech
The pinnacle moment of the event was of course the prize giving ceremonies. Three grand prizes were given away to three participants with the best engineer’s costume of the day. The ceremony was followed by presentation of prizes to the top 3-5 finishers of each category. Last but not least, a group picture was taken to commemorate the memorable moments for every proud finisher of this event with the guest of honours.

 
The Winners of Category A photo session with guest of honours

 
The Winners of Category B photo session with guest of honours

The Winners of Category C photo session with guest of honours
   

The Winners of Category D photo session with guest of honours

The Winners of Category E photo session with guest of honours
 
The Winners of Category F photo session with guest of honours

 
The Winners of Category G photo session with guest of honours
The Winners of Category H photo session with guest of honours



 
The Winner of Best Costume photo session with guest of honours

 
A big group from Perunding Hashim & NEH joined the run. Thanks for your support!

 
A group from RapidKL joined the run too! Thanks for your support!

Of course, many more pictures were taken subsequently especially the finishers with their glorious medals and other funkier ones amongst the participants to mark the end of a successful run. The other climax of the day is the lucky draw announcements where participants were eagerly hoping for their numbers to be called. Amongst the lucky draw prizes were Beats by Dr. Dre’s Headphone, New Balance Bag, Adidas Push Up Bars, Nike Shoe Bag etc.

Cute photo of 3 runners. It looked as if they were floating!
Overall, everything went smoothly and ended on time. All the participants had a fun time perspiring and networking. IEM is one step closer towards our goal of making the run an annual event with the 2nd edition this year. The organizing committee has made several improvements based on the comments and suggestions received last y

ear. We look forward to receiving more constructive comments and assistance in making the run even more successful in the coming years. It would be very encouraging to see IEM members getting involved in such events with their families to build a stronger bond amongst members.
The organizing committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the IEM Excomm. Members, the IEM Council Members, the Standing Committee on Welfare and Service Matters, the IEM Secretariat, Sin Chew Daily and all other sponsors whom have made this event a successful one. Feel free to visit Engineering Week 2013 website at www.iemew.org and www.facebook.com/IEMEW for more of the event’s photos and info.

Winner List
Category A – 6.5km (Men’s Open above 17)
1
Muhammad Asdi Weding
A180
24.42
2
Logannara A/L Pragas
A148
25.10
3
Ronnie See Hock Leong
A202
25.27
4
Michael Wong
A225
25.30
5
Raymond Ng
A200
25.54

Category B – 6.5km (Women’s Open above 17)
1
Lim Siaw Hua
A147
30.11
2
Ling Sui Meing
B307
31.54
3
Judith Abraham
B329
35.47
4
Oon Yen Yee
B364
37.44
5
Anny Liew Kim Foong
B308
38.08
Note – wrong bib issued by Secretariat to Lim Siaw Hua
Category C – 3.6km (Boys above 10 and below 17)
1
Ahmad Imran
C401
14.00
2
Kenneth Siew
C402
17.47
3
Li Le Liang
C403
20.13
 
Category D – 3.6km (Girls above 10 and below 17)
1
Hannah Kamaruzaman
D502
17.22
2
Liyana Kamaruzaman
D503
17.25
3
Nur Nadhihah
D508
22.48

Category E – 3.6km (Men above 17 and below 40)
1
Muhammad Bin Iskandar
E609
13.51
2
Ken Lam Wai Leong
E608
14.14
3
Kesavan A/L Nallaluthan
E626
15.52
4
Tan Shi Yeong
E612
17.22
5
Puvanesan A/L Mariappan
E634
17.46

Category F – 3.6km (Women above 17 and below 35)
1
Yong Yung Sze, Cindy
F708
20.45
2
Nur Aima Munirah Zainal
F715
23.05
3
Yong Yung Jing, Connie
F706
27.09
4
Noor Khuzaimah Binti Ahmad
F713
28.26
5
Nik Arifah Binti Nik Mahmood
F712
29.23

Category G – 3.6km (Men’s Veteran above 40)
1
Tan Wah Sing
G823
13.56
2
Mohd Sowoto
G831
16.09
3
Foo Jong Wee
G816
17.05
4
Choo Say Pow
G815
17.25
5
Vijayakumar A/L Somasundram
G825
17.32

Category H – 3.6km (Women’s Veteran above 35)
1
Ng Yoke Beng
H907
22.24
2
Seow Kim Lean
H902
23.30
3
Tan Poh See
H911
23.36
4
Geetha Remy Vincent
H901
25.13
5
Santhi P. Kandasamy
H909
25.34


Lucky draw announcements to the lucky ones.

Group photo of organizing committees and IEM secretariat with guest of honours
 By Engr. Lee Wei Chern

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