Pink Ultra – The “MWM” moment of ultras

posted in: Blog, Events, Running | 86
Social Media

I’ll reproduce here the content of a post I wrote for the Malaysian Ultra Runners Association (MURA) about the recently held Pink 50 Ultra. That post was published on July 3, 2015 in preparation for the race in order to put some focus on that race and highlight the stress put by the organisers at bringing new women runners to ultra running. The race was held in Taman Saujana Hijau in Putrajaya on August 1. This ultra was a great success and I was volunteer for MURA manning a water station and taking photos of the runners.

The loop was ran in Taman Saujana Hijau park, which is a beautiful park on the highest point of Putrajaya. I highly recommend any of you to go walking/running there and bring your kids along if you have any.

You can find the photos that I took that day on the MURA Facebook page at the following link: Pink 50 Ultra 2015


 

Do you have any idea how many women are joining ultra-marathon races ?

Let’s face it, running is still a predominantly men sport and ultra-running even more. However this situation is changing and quickly. In the last 2 years, more and more women – of all age – joined races and practiced regular running. The now famous Malaysian Women Marathon (MWM) and its yearly edition is a testament to these changes. Can we say the same about ultra-running ? Some numbers of women participation: Route 68 – 17.7%, Back to Endurance – 23.9%, Gunung Nuang Ultra – 18.2% and Putrajaya P100 – 18.1%. This is clearly not enough !

As the number of women running increased in the shorter type of races (10km, half marathon, marathon), how do we manage to bring more women to run more than 42 km ? There is a lot of anxiety from runners when moving into the ultra world. How do we relieve this anxiety and make runners particularly women runners comfortable and well prepared ? Even just comfortable enough to think of joining an ultra race ? This is where an initiative like Pink 50 makes a big difference…

Pink Runners Malaysia, a group of passionate runners and ultra-runners ladies – let’s call them iron ladies – joined up to create the first women only ultra marathon. As a point to point race is more difficult for new runners, they are organising a loop based ultra-marathon in Taman Saujana Hijau, Putrajaya on August 1, 2015. Only ladies can join this race and new joiners are coached throughout their preparation by our iron ladies. This is not going to be an easy ultra-marathon: a minimum of 50km has to be done and the cutoff time is 9 hours in a park with quite a bit of elevation at every loop. But who said ultra-marathon was easy ?

It’s all about the journey and our iron ladies have well planned this, with running sessions, running clinic organised for the participants. This we think will for sure help new ultra-runners become regular ultra-runners. And the reward for being in the journey getting to the race means that everyone will be a winner, whatever distance you set yourselves to achieve.

As such MURA is proud to be supporting this ultra race and this initiative from Pink Runners Malaysia: we will be having a water station managed by MURA on the course of the race and we will be there to encourage you achieve your goals of ultra running.

We hope to see all of you at the finish line of Pink 50 and that there will be more more races like Pink 50 Ultra in the near future with more women joining ultra marathon races !

Social Media

86 Responses

  1. c3q4r43rq3r4qr34e

    Title

    […]very handful of websites that take place to become in depth beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out[…]

  2. r9cm34w9rxwrmw.com

    Title

    […]very few web-sites that occur to become detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well really worth checking out[…]

  3. cq4r4r4axsrraearexr

    Title

    […]that is the end of this post. Here you’ll come across some web sites that we consider you’ll value, just click the hyperlinks over[…]

  4. cxqw234xracrwcr4

    Title

    […]we prefer to honor lots of other world wide web web pages around the web, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[…]

  5. click here

    Title

    […]Every after in a whilst we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest web pages that we decide on […]

  6. news

    Title

    […]The information and facts mentioned in the report are a few of the very best readily available […]

  7. royal cbd

    Title

    […]here are some links to websites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[…]

  8. cbd oil

    Title

    […]that is the finish of this report. Right here you’ll locate some sites that we consider you will enjoy, just click the links over[…]

  9. como usar o localcast

    Title

    […]that could be the finish of this report. Here you’ll uncover some web sites that we consider you will appreciate, just click the hyperlinks over[…]

  10. ITALY

    Title

    […]just beneath, are a lot of completely not related internet sites to ours, however, they’re surely worth going over[…]

  11. proven

    Title

    […]below you will come across the link to some web-sites that we consider you ought to visit[…]

  12. lgw brighton

    Title

    […]that will be the finish of this report. Right here you’ll find some web sites that we believe you will appreciate, just click the links over[…]

  13. sisteme de copiat

    Title

    […]we prefer to honor many other world-wide-web websites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  14. school horror movies

    Title

    […]very couple of sites that happen to be comprehensive beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly well really worth checking out[…]

  15. bbdcinema

    Title

    […]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I appreciate but do not get a good deal of link appreciate from[…]

  16. Click here

    Title

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to for the reason that we believe they may be worth visiting[…]

  17. film izle

    Title

    […]check beneath, are some entirely unrelated sites to ours, nevertheless, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  18. natural skin care products online

    Title

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nonetheless actually really worth taking a appear, whoa did 1 understand about Mid East has got far more problerms as well […]

  19. reviews canada

    Title

    […]very handful of internet sites that take place to become comprehensive beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively really worth checking out[…]

  20. Aaron Lal

    Title

    […]we came across a cool internet site that you simply may possibly get pleasure from. Take a look for those who want[…]

  21. my mega888 apk hack

    Title

    […]although sites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we really feel they may be truly worth a go via, so possess a look[…]

  22. my mega888 claim

    Title

    […]although web sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they are basically really worth a go by way of, so have a look[…]

  23. malaysia mega888 cuci

    Title

    […]we like to honor lots of other world-wide-web websites on the internet, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  24. wmdoll

    Title

    […]just beneath, are various completely not associated internet sites to ours, nevertheless, they are surely really worth going over[…]

  25. color hair

    Title

    […]although sites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they’re really really worth a go by, so possess a look[…]

  26. Dollhouse168

    Title

    […]always a significant fan of linking to bloggers that I enjoy but do not get lots of link adore from[…]

  27. Dank Vapes

    Title

    […]check beneath, are some absolutely unrelated internet websites to ours, even so, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  28. stray kids merch

    Title

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nonetheless really really worth taking a look, whoa did 1 learn about Mid East has got a lot more problerms too […]

Comments are closed.