A very good afternoon to speakers of the day from Penang Adventist Hospital;

Physiotherapist Mr Bryan Wu Sai Kit
Dietitian Ms Mah Joh Ying
Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr Ng Cheok Man

Ladies and Gentlemen.

We are pleased to welcome all of you to the Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2018 Medical Forum to assist runners in their preparation, with less than a month to go before the PBIM which is happening this Nov 25.

From “Running Injuries & Ways to Tackle Them” by Mr Bryan, we hope that participants can gain inputs from his sharing to avoid getting hurt and reduce injuries during the run especially for the 42km category.

Elite marathoners often know that the preparation starts way before the events and as such, we have the second speaker who will be sharing on tips to “Eat Like A Champion” by Ms Mah.

We also have the third speaker Dr Ng on “Health Issues and Injury Avoidance In Long Distance Running”, which I believe will come in useful regardless of whether you are amateur or professional runners.

We hope that the information imparted during this forum will go in aid of the preparation of all runners in which we recorded more than 26,000 registrations this year. I believe that the forum will come in useful during your training as well as on the race day where all will be giving their best to meet the qualifying time as well as achieve their best personal results.

With the runners in their tip-top condition, we will be able to accomplish a more competitive and healthy atmosphere which will see local and international marathoners next month.

I wish you well in your upcoming preparations, and we look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Thank you.


Mr Victor Tiew ,Brand Manager of Paragon Vest Sdn Bhd
Mr Liu Zhen Hua, General Manager of China Southern Airlines Penang
Mr Dan Tan, Director of Sales of EMICO Penang Sdn Bhd
Mr Bryan Wong, MArketing Communication Manager of Sunshine Wholesale Mart Sdn Bhd
Ms Lee Sue Ling, Assistant Centre Manager Queensbay Mall

Distinguished guests,
Media friends,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good evening.

Thank you for joining us at the fashion show of Penang Bridge International Marathon 2018, a thrilling event which is happening this Nov 25 at the Queensbay Mall car park.

This year, we are ushering in the much-anticipated event with more than 26,000 registrations for the Full Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km) and 10km run.

Besides Malaysia runners, we have strong support from our neighbouring countries which recorded more than 290 marathon enthusiasts from Thailand, 283 from Indonesia followed by China’s 266 participants. We will also see international marathoners from all over the globe including United States, Canada, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa and many others.

With this strong number, Penang is working on rebranding PBIM as an international marathon in our intention to emphasise on delivering quality, instead of quantity in order to ensure a more competitive environment for the runners.

With this in mind, we will be giving away a total of RM259,200 attractive cash prizes for the top 10 winners of each category. This year, PBIM runners also stand a chance to become an owner of a new vehicle as we have two Perodua Axia which will be given away as our lucky draw prizes. One lucky winner can also look forward to a two-way trip from Penang to Guangzhou, courtesy of China Southern Airlines.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors including Brooks, who has showed their strong support stepped forward as the official apparel for runners this year. We also extend our sincere appreciation to SEIKO the official timer, EMICO the official medal sponsor, 100 PLUS the official isotonic drink, Asia Green the venue sponsor and other notable sponsors.

Your contributions have contributed to the success of the PBIM. To our runners, I wish you well in your upcoming preparations.

Thank you.

Date: 28 Oct 2018, Sunday
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Venue:Ballroom 1, Hotel Equatorial Penang
*FREE admission but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, for PBIM 2018 participants only

2:15pm Registration
2:30pm Opening Address by PBIM Committee Chariman, YB Yeoh Soon Hin
2:40pm Session I – Physioterapist
3:00pm Session II – Dietician
3:20pm Session III – Doctor
3:40pm Q&A Session
4:00pm Refreshment
4:30pm End
Kindly send in your FULL NAME, IC NUMBER, CONTACT NUMBER and EMAIL ADDRESS to info.penangbridgemarathon@gmail.com for registration.

Sweeper balloons will be provided for all categories to signify the end of the race.
The finish line will be closed once the sweeper ballons reach the finish line.
Once the finish line is closed, distribution of finishing medal will also end.

Only runners with a personal best of the following timing in a race either sanctioned by AIMS or MAAU will be considered for registration of elite runners:-

Full Marathon
Male: < 3 hrs 15 mins
Female:< 3 hrs 45 mins

Half Marathon
Male:< 1 hr 20 mins
Female:< 1 hr 45 mins

Male:< 35 mins
Female: < 45 mins

Kindly write in to info.penangbridgemarathon@gmail.com with your proof 3 of your best timing and your NRIC/Passport in order for us to register you as an elite runner.