The skies were clear and spirits were high as participants look forward to the first tower run for the year.
The MPSP Tower Run 2013 saw runners comprising of participants from six different categories dash for the finish line at the 16th floor of the Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai [MPSP] headquarters tower after completing 4.65km route around the to tower on 26 May 2013.
A total of 738 people registered in the event which was also the first outdoor stports event organised by the State Government post General Election.
The run was flagged off by State Youth & Sports, Women, Family & Community Development and Arts committee chairwoman YB Chong Eng, Berapit assemblywoman YB Lydia Ong Kok Fooi, Machang Bubuk assemblyman YB Lee Khai Loon, MPSP president Puan Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Penang State Sports Council director Frederick Tan Teck An.
It was an especially memorable event for the female participants because YB Lee had also joined in the run and climb up the tower immediately after flagging off the event for the Girls’ Junior, Women’s Veteran and Women’s Open categories.
The Boys’ Junior , Men’s Veteran and Men’s Open categories were flagged off earlier at 7.10 am.
The first place winners each took home a trophy, RM300 cash and a certificate while the second and third place winners each took home RM200 and RM100 respectively, aside from a trophy and certificate each.
All participants that completed the 4.65km route and the 16-storey climb via the staircase also took a certificate and finisher medal each.
After the prizes presentation, participants also cheered in excitement during the lucky draws. Among the attractive prizes included five tour packages for two person to China and five tour packages for two person to Korea sponsored by Hwajing Travel and Tours and a foldable bicycle sponsored by Minivelo Bukit Mertajam.
Thanks to sponsors, participants were treated to free flow supply of isotonic drinks sponsored by 100Plus and Vico chocolate drink.
1st – Mohd Mosin bin Saidin [24:22]
2nd – Chandirann a/l Kalyanakumar [25:21]
3rd – Muhilendhran a/l Sumusundaram
1st – Khir bin Salleh [23:55]
2nd – Liew Chien Sioen [27:33]
3rd – Wong Kim Tain [27:41]
1st – Ruburn Kummar a/l Ramasamy [22:01]
2nd – Jaseelens a/l Magendren [23:48]
3rd – Raagaventhiran a/l Muniandy [25:30]
1st – Hamsavaanie a/p Aruchuwan [31:35]
2nd – Angela a/p Thomas [31:47]
3rd – janice Loh Yin Yin [32:12]
1st – Tan Chin Fong [31:43]
2nd – Kamaladevi a/p Kolantai [32:45]
3rd – Stephanie Chong [33:08]
1st – Sivarajani a/p Vikneswaren [32:57]
2nd – Tan Lee Peng [33:05]
3rd – Sally Ng [37:55]