Gunung Yong Yap

The beginning of a new chapter

TMBT 2011

My first ultra trail 50km

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gender Equality in Sports

The value placed on women’s sport is often lower, resulting in inadequate resources and unequal wages and prizes.

I always feel unhappy whenever I found out there is unequal prizes for women or veteran category. Whether there is lesser women participation, organizer should not reduce the prize money. We women work as hard as men and run the same distance as the men’s  category .

Take for example SAS Eco Challenge ( Pulau Tioman).
Both Female and male pay the same entry fees; run the same route and distance. But the prize money :

Then came a charity race yesterday
Obviously I did not expect to receive any prizes from charity run BUT if you intend to give, you need to give it fair and square for both gender regardless of age. No excuses of not enough budget or limited prizes. If prizes are limited, it is best to put it in Lucky Draw or divide it equally.

Male winners for 1st , 2nd and 3rd in (Mixed and Open category) received cash voucher from The club. The women and Veteran received nothing. 

Dear Michelle,

I've communicated with Ms. XX XXX from The EdXX and she informed that the prizes were sponsored by companies.

Since the prizes were limited, the organiser selected only a few categories for winning runners.

There's no intention to discriminate anyone with the prizes.

By the way, congratulation to all the winners! :)

Thank you

Best Regards,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rat Race 2012

Congrats to fellow colleagues in Maybank. We did it again

1) Cheerleaders - 3rd place

2) Senior female - 2nd, Judith

3) Senior male - 1st, Ramachandran

4) Mixed female - 2nd, Michelle

5) Mixed male - 2nd, Karmukilan

6) Open male - 2nd, Arumugan

7) Senior Team Category - 2nd place :

Florence Tan Mei Mei, Judith Krishhanthini Abraham, Ramachandran s/o Murusamy, Tam Kai Yee, Loong Weng Onn

8) Mixed Team (1) Category - 3rd place

Looi Mei Yan, Poo Kwee Eng, Vaashuthevaan a/l Kanniappan, Hadri bin Zulkifli, Karmukilan a/l Maniam

** More photos coming soon