I was introduced to the Comrades Marathon International Ambassador's program even before I ran the event this year by Chee Kong. But I told him, "Let me complete the race for at least 1 time first before committing to it". And by the time I ran and arrived at the Wall of Honour at Drummond which happens to be the half way point of the race, I was already hooked to the race, its history and its many positive aspect of it. And at that time, I told myself that I will want to introduce this great event to the many Malaysian runners back home.
And by the time I return home after my South Africa trip back in mid June 2012, I immediately dropped Sian Theron an e-mail on my interest in taking up the ambassador role for Malaysia. She assisted me with my application and soon I was introduced to Thami Vilakazi. And after a few exchange of e-mail (and a little Q & A session), I was offered the role which I proudly accepted. It's a special and honourable role for me as its something or rather a running event that I am committed to running for as long as I can. And so yes, we now have an official Comrades Marathon Ambassador for Malaysia, totaling the Comrades Marathon International Ambassador to 20 worldwide now. For those residing in Singapore, you are most welcome to contact me too.
With registration for the Comrades Marathon 2013 (scheduled on 2 June 2013) which happens to be my preferred "Up" run beginning this 1 September 2012, there is no better time for the info pack for Malaysian (and Singaporean) interested runners to arrive.
So if you need any info about Comrades Marathon or even beautiful South Africa, do contact me at the following:
Tel: +6012 395 9598
Info centre: Running Lab - G29, Tropicana City Mall, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
More info about the Comrades Marathon, do visit its official website by hitting the link HERE.
Many thanks to Sian Theron, Thami Vilakazi, Mbali Madondo and the rest at the Comrades Marathon Association for assisting me for this honorable role.