In a couple of weeks the Standard Charted KL Marathon (SCKLM) will be back again. It is the biggest running event in Malaysia and the most anticipated marathon by runners from Malaysia and overseas. The event is held annually since 1989. It starts on 29th of September in Kuala Lumpur this year, with an estimated forty thousand participants.There are several categoriest: Full Marathon (FM) with a distance of 42.2km, Half Marathon(HM), with a distance of 21km, 10km and 5km.
We are very excited for this event this year as Nashata celebrates hijabi runners who are taking up the challenge be it the first time or repeatedly running a marathon. Here are the nine hijabi runners who will be running the FM at the SCKLM, InsyaAllah. Three of them will be running their very first full marathon and the other six – repeated marathon runners.
Meet the nine of the Nashata Runners who will be running the FM at #SCKLM2019.
Farhati started running in year 2018. She loves running as she finds it as a free prescription for happy hormones. She is finisher of eight Half Marathon and she will be running her 1st Full Marathon at SCKLM 2019. She ran her personal best for 5KM and completed her recent Half Marathon in Nashata Sports Robe
“Since it’ll be my very first FM, I hope that I would be able to survive it”, says Farhati
She runs in Nashata : Sports Robe, Ultra Top and Hooda Sports Hijab
2. INTAN SIZA
Intan Siza is a mother of two kids. An active lady since young, Intan started running in 2014. She loves running and stays active to catch up with her kids’ energy and also to gain back her stamina. She will be running her 5th Full Marathon at the SCKLM2019 and has finished running 50km races twice.
She said “This 5th FM will mean a lot to me because I will run together with my friend for her Virgin FM as a birthday gift for her. I will support her to finish the race within the cut of time”.
She runs in Nashata Ultra Top, Hooda Ellipse Sports Hijab & Fitness Leggings
3. INTAN SURAYA
Intan Suraya is a veteran marathon and ultra runner. She started running at 33 and has been running over a decade. Other than running she supports and helps many runners too. SCKLM2019 would be her 12th Full Marathon and her 9th year running at the SCKLM. She runs to maintain her body weight, improve stamina and to stay fit and healthy.
“I am prepared and training hard for this event, I would like to finish the race before the cut of time but if I can break my personal best, it’s a bonus for me”, shares Intan who tries not to miss running at SCKLM.
She runs in Nashata Head to toe all the time
4. LAILI MARDZIAH
Due to blood sugar test that indicates pre-diabetic condition, Laili chooses to practice a healthy lifestyle. So in 2018, she started running and will be running her first Full Marathon at the SCKLM2019.
“I am a very busy mom and running is the best workout for me. I can run alone, anytime and anywhere without involved with any team, it’s just myself for me time. SCKLM 2019 is very meaningful to me, because this would be my 1st Full Marathon. I will try my best to finish the race within the cut of time without any injuries”, says Laili.
She runs in Nashata Ellipse Sports Hijab
5. NOR BAIZATUL AKMAL
Nor Baizatul Akmal or better known as Apeng is a Ultramarathoner, a six times finisher of 100km category. She started running in 2011. At first, she ran to lose weight, keep healthy and be fit. Nowadays, she wants to challenge herself to run long distances races.
“I wish to complete my FM at SCKLM 2019 within the cut of time since it’s been a while since the last time I race a full marathon”.
She runs in Nashata Ultra Tops
6. NUR AZYAN
Nur Azyan is a mother of a lovely girl, loves to run for weight loss and to keep her healthy and fit. She said “When I run with my friends, I get some ‘me-time’ for myself away from work and home stresses” She loves to challenge herself and for now her longest distance is 90km, and planning to achieve 100km races.
“SCKLM is very meaningful to me because my 1st race event was at SCKLM 2010 in 5km fun run category, I broke my virgin full marathon at SCKLM 2011, and my still-holding personal best record for FM is at SCKLM 2012. SCKLM 2019 will be my 8th FM, I will try my best to finish the race within the cut of time without any injuries.”
She runs in Nashata Ultra Tops, Hooda Ellipse Sports Hijab, Crop Top
7. SITI NOR ALIZA
Siti Nor Aliza is a mother of two daughters. She started running in 2014. She loves to run as a way to stay fit and healthy and to inspire all mothers out there. “In my opinion, every mother should always be healthy and fit to look after their children. So, as a mother, we need to find time to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle”.
“I broke my virgin full marathon last year at Malaysia Women Marathon but for SCKLM 2019, it would be my 1st full marathon as I signed up for half marathon category previous year. I will try my best to complete the race within the cut of time without any injuries”, Aliza shares excitedly.
She runs in Nashata Ultra Tops, Hooda Ellipse and Riada Salasa Pants
Syariza, started running in 2017. She loves running to maintain her body weight. She said “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams”
InsyaAllah, she will break her virgin full marathon at SCKLM 2019.
“Celebrating my 42nd birthday on the day by successfully completing the 42km run. It will be the best birthday gift that I could give to myself”, says Syariza
She runs in Nashata Leia Top, Hooda Ellipse Sports Hijab and Riada Salasa Pants
Zamzamiah, started running in late 2014. She also loves trail run and hiking to challenge herself. An ultramarathoner and finisher 100km in few races, she says “I dare to challenge myself and push myself beyond the limit. We are all the same, but the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. If I can do it, so do you !”
She added, “Achieving a Personal Best timing is always a bonus for me. I hope I’m in the best form to run in SCKLM2019 with no injury and that I will be able to smile towards the finishing line. Apart from that, I look forward to see more competitive hijabi runners in SCKLM2019.”
She runs in Nashata Ultra Tops, Hooda Ellipse and Racerback Sports Hijab and Compression Skirt Pants
For those who will be running – All the best for your run and enjoy it.
If you see #NashataRunners and any other runners, smile and say hello. All runners are awesome! So do support and cheer each other for trying the best and for finishing the race with alhamdulillah. See you on the 29th September 2019.
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