Phuket Ready to Host 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon This November

On 13 September, at a “Phuket Governor Meet Press” session, hosted by Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong at Phuket City Hall, the progress of 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) organization, this year comprising an inaugural LPT Charity Fun Run on Saturday 18 November and 24th annual LPT on Sunday 19 November, was previewed by government officials as well as members of the press.

The race, comprising 1.8Km swim, 50Km bike and 12K run in Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” area as well as various scenic locations in Thalang District of Phuket Island, is scheduled this year for Sunday 19 November, and once again to be participated by thousands of athletes and spectators from around the world.

Celebrating Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary, this year’s LPT will also include an inaugural “Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run”. Scheduled for Saturday 18 November to feature 5Km and 10Km runs for everyone in the family, the Charity Fun Run aims at raising funds for its charity partner “Kao Project”. Interested triathletes and fun runners are encouraged to register for both “24th LPT” and “1st LPT Charity Fun Run” on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October at Central Festival Phuket or online at www.LagunaPhuketTri.com

The enduring appeal and unique race distance of Laguna Phuket Triathlon attract entries from leading international pro athlete personalities, as well as age groupers worldwide. Weeks leading to the race, once again, see athletes and visitors descend to Phuket island to train, practice on course and take interval rest to get ready for the race on Sunday 19 November which is expected to be exciting. With athlete’s followers and supporters also traveling to Phuket, the race is expected to generate more than 74 million baht spending in tourism segment for the island

“I am pleased that 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon will once again attract athletes from around the world to Phuket Province,” said Prapa Hemmin, Event Director, represented Laguna Phuket at the press session, “We are expecting more than 1,200 athletes to join the race this year, plus another 1,000 to participate in the Charity Fun Run on Saturday 18 November. Registration opens for both events at www.lagunaphukettri.com until 13 November,” she concluded.

Like every year, Laguna Phuket will also be fundraising for Laguna Phuket Foundation during LPT. Athletes booking their slots in Laguna Phuket’s sports events are being asked to raise funds through donations and sponsorships for the resort’s long established “Laguna Phuket Foundation” to operate its various charitable programmes such as Community Learning Centre, Mobile Learning Centre, Seedlings Phuket Social-Enterprise Restaurant, Children First Fund and etc. Athletes can make donations via online event registration and at the donation booth at the event.

For more info, visit www.lagunaphukettri.com or Facebook @LagunaPhuketTri

Results from Thanyapura’s Third King of the Mountain Trail Run and the  First Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic

PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort’s third annual King of the Mountain Trail Run, held on 3rd September 2017 at 7:00 am, remains one of the most popular trail runs with 800 runners participating in the 4-km fun run, 8-km and 15-km races across Khao Phra Thaeo National Park’s mountainous terrain.  202 runners competed in the 15- km whereas 270 participants ran in the 8- km.

Phuket Governor with speech
Khun Paolo with speech
Khun Yossavadee Hassadeevichit (Model, Actress and Triathlete)


On the same day, the first Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic began right after the trail run at 11:00 am.  The island’s newest mountain bike race featured a challenging course through the national park.  Mountain bikers competed in four distances: 4-km fun race, the 9-km, the 18-km (two loops of 9-km laps) and the 27-km (three loops of 9-km laps).  50 mountain bikers competed in all four distances.

King of the Mountain Trail Run Results

The male winners of the 15-km

The male winners of the 15-km:

1. Khun Somchock Jangwang, 1st place and awarded the title “King of the Mountain” (01:34:28.4)
2. Mr. Sasha Gervais, 2nd place, competed as Thanyapura’s brand ambassador (01:38:06.1)
3. Khun Monthon Ketsuwan, 3rd place (01:38:49.9)

The female winners of the 15-km

The female winners of the 15-km:

1. Ms. Toni Wolinski, 1st place and awarded the title “Queen of the Mountain” (02:03:29.1)
2. Ms. Leonie Plaistowe, 2nd place (02:06:31.3)
3. Khun Aree Dechochai, 3rd place (02:10:58.2)

The male winners of the 8-km:

1. Mr. Callum Pedroni, 1st place (01:02:09.9)
2. Khun Nipon Kochasing, 2nd place (01:03:07.2)
3. Khun Wuttipong Panchalad, 3rd place (01:04:13.4)

The female winners of the 8-km:

1. Khun Pantip Bobthong, 1st place (01:12:51.4)
2. Khun Tidarat Pimvoramatakul, 2nd place (01:14:17.8)
3. Khun Kantheera Rungsanganotai, 3rd place (01:17:18.3)

Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic Results

The male winners of the 27-km

The male winners of the 27-km:

1. Khun Anan Suksrisin, 1st place (01:21:07.1)
2. Khun Suponchai Bangthong, 2nd place (01:21:08.2)
3. Khun Nopparat Piromrat, 3rd place (01:21:41.1)

The male winners of the 18-km:

1. Khun Thanawat Petsud, 1st place (00:54:25.7)
2. Khun Purivat Piwnin, 2nd place (00:54:26.9)
3. Khun Thapakom Mekmanee, 3rd place (00:55:21.0)

The female winners of the 18-km:

1. Jarinya Suebjakthin, 1st place (01:04:02.9)
2. Marcela Soto, 2nd place, is Nutritionist and Muay Thai coach at Thanyapura (01:20:39.5)
3. Kaitlin Kirby, 3rd place (01:28:58.1)

The male winners of the 9-km:

1. Thanakorn Korkaew, 1st place (00:29:19.9)
2. Apiwat Appamarakang, 2nd place (00:29:24.9)
3. Pisitson Veerakit, 3rd place (00:30:16.4)

The female winners of the 9-km:

1. Pleeya Choopeng, 1st place (00:42:13.7)
2. Thidarat Pimworamethakul, 2nd place (00:42:59.2)
3. Rattikarn Kaewkajohn, 3rd place (00:48:58.2)

Coach David
Trophies


“Thanyapura has been consistent in organising trail competitions each year.  This year attracted many trail runners.  It benefits health, sports and tourism activities.  Phuket is another province that creates successful events to align with the government’s agenda.  These amazing activities will continue to build Phuket’s reputation for the tourism industry,” said Khun Virat Patee, Phuket Director of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).

“It was fantastic event.  This is proof that Thanyapura can organise a great race.  I saw good team spirit from everybody and participation.  We went from 80 runners in the first year to 800 runners in the third year – that says it all.  Next year, it’s going to be even bigger.  We’re going to push the bike race a lot more because a lot of people are interested, especially the kids,” said Paolo Randone, Vice President F&B and Sports of Thanyapura.

“As the director of both races, I’m proud and happy.  We created a trail run in a short amount of time and people can find a real challenge to enjoy and experience Phuket’s jungle.  The Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic was difficult and the area around it was too wild.  We’re able to build a great course in amazing spots,” said David Escolar Ballesteros, Swimming and Cycling Coach of Thanyapura.

Thanyapura continues to promote non-traditional, off-road races over the past three years to experienced and beginning trail runners.  King of the Mountain Trail Run is a sold-out event with a growing number of participants each year.  The Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic is created by David Escolar Ballesteros, pro mountain biker and Thanyapura’s Swimming and Triathlon Coach, who recognised a rising demand for more competitive mountain biking events in Phuket.

King of the Mountain Trail Run owes its success to these sponsors:  Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand, Indigo Design, Vatemon, Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Sea Horse Drinking Water, S.P.A. Drinking Water, Anda Focus, Optima, Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area, Khun Mae Ju, Canon, The Phuket News, Khao Phuket and Live 89.5.

The Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic is made possible by: Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand, Indigo Design, Vatemon, Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Anda Focus, Optima, Khun Mae Ju, The Phuket News, Khao Phuket and Live 89.5.

In November, Thanyapura will organise the “Thanyapura Classic Cycling Race” on the 12thand “Foremost Ironkids” triathlon on the 25th.  In December, Thanyapura will host “Colour Fun Run” on 9 December as part of Phukethon, Asia’s Major Running Festival from 8-10 December.

For more information about other events throughout the year, visit www.thanyapura.com/events.

Amanpuri Victorious at “Thanyapura 7 Soccer Charity” Competition

PHUKET, THAILAND – Amanpuri walked away as winners of the “Thanyapura 7 Soccer Charity” Competition, a fundraising event for Yaowawit School, Kapong on the 25th of August. Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort was the first runner-up while Trisara took second place.

A total of 24 Phuket hotels and companies gathered to compete in the friendly football match. The tournament took place at Thanyapura’s FIFA Standard Football Pitch and raised 84,000 baht for Yaowawit School, Kapong from following organisations:

Yaowawit School is a public-private homestay school for children from underprivileged families, located in the rainforest of Phang Nga Province, 135 km from Phuket. Founded by the “Children’s World Academy Foundation” registered in Germany and Thailand, the school was inaugurated with the blessing of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in April 2006. The goal of this non-profit organisation is to help children reach their full potential and break them out of the poverty cycle by providing them with quality education. The school was founded by German philanthropist Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg in 2005. Yaowawit has partnered up with Marriott International’s “Marriott Thailand Business Council” to run the Yaowawit Pre-Vocational Hospitality Academy and Yaowawit Lodge.

The 10th Anniversary Millennium Resort Patong Phuket Charity Run 2017

The 10th Anniversary Millennium Resort Patong Phuket Charity Run 2017 is a run-for-charity organised by Millennium Resort Patong Phuket (MRPP) in conjunction with its 10th year celebrations. “Engaging with Autism” has been chosen as the theme for this marathon.

The main objective of this special event is to raise funds through the collection of Participation Fees from the event. All collections will be donated to the Phuket Panyanukul School (PPS) to support and improve the teaching-learning quality, gain new and effective ways in educating children with autism. This event is also aimed to further promote awareness among the local society towards children with special needs as well as drive a healthy lifestyle. The proposed charity event is expected to also gain awareness for MRPP through its CSR programs.

The Phuket Panyanukul School (PPS) was established on 29 November 1993 and located at 133 Moo 3, Pa Khlok, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand. It is recognized by the Ministry of Education under Region 4 in response to the Thai Government policy to expand education opportunities from kindergarten to high school for children with special needs emotional and behavioral disabilities and autism.

The 10th Anniversary Millennium Resort Patong Phuket Charity Run 2017

 

Matt Richardson to Join Newly Opened Fitness Studio

Caption: ACE certified Fitness Instructor Matt Richardson, who has over 30 years’ experience in personal fitness and a lifelong passion for golf.

Encouraging a healthy lifestyle and expanding the holistic golf learning environment, the PGA-branded Laguna Golf Academy Phuket welcomes Fitness Instructor Matt Richardson to the team.

A member of the TSPGA (Thai Senior PGA) and certified by the American Council on Exercise, Matt has over 30 years’ experience in both golf specific and general personal training. To compliment Matt’s arrival, Laguna Golf Academy Phuket has created a new well-equipped training studio with a wide range of strength training machines, free weights, Concept 2 rowing machine, smith press machine, TRX suspension training, battle ropes, Olympic bars, bosu/slam/swiss balls, dual adjustable pulley machine and much more.

Paul Wilson, AVP/Group Golf Director, said “We are delighted to welcome Matt to Laguna Golf Academy Phuket. His strong experience in top level golf and sports science will enable Laguna Golf Academy Phuket to become a truly all-inclusive golf learning facility. Sports science plays a huge part of improving overall enjoyment and performance to golfers of all levels.”

Fitness training sessions will be tailored to each individual’s requirements, with Matt calling on his expertise and certifications in TRX and nutrition, to improve muscle tone, hypertrophy, stamina, flexibility, weight loss, strength training and diet.

“Without strong, pliable muscles in your stomach, hips, behind and lower back, you can’t make a golf swing that is both powerful and technically sound,” said Matt, “Regular, consistent workouts not only assist to improve your core muscles and enhance golf swings, but also manage health conditions and diseases, prevent excess weight gain, blow off some steam after a stress day and get a happy buzz from working out.”

To learn more information to get started on your get fit path, visit www.lagunagolf.com/phuket or contact +66 76 324 350 / golfacademy@lagunaphuket.com.

New Charity Run Event Launched at Inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo 2017

On Thursday 17 August, Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” has hosted an inaugural “Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo 2017” at Eden 1, CentralWorld in Bangkok. The full-day event, taking place from 10am to 10pm, was organised to promote 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon, scheduled this year for Sunday 19 November, and launch “Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run”. Aiming at raising funds for its charity partner “Kao Project”, the Charity 5Km & 10Km Fun Run will see its first edition taking place in the late afternoon of Saturday 18 November this year at Laguna Phuket as a part of the resort’s 30th anniversary celebration.

New Charity Run Event Launched at Inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo 2017 1st LPT Expo Hosted in Bangkok to Celebrate the Resort’s 30th Anniversary
From left: Atiwara “Toon” Kongmalai; Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket; Sanit Srivihok, Vice Governor of Phuket; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chavanee Tongroach, Vice Minister for Tourism and Sports and Suvadhana Sibunruang, Director of Brand and Advertising Department, Thai Airways PLC, paneled the press conference.

New Charity Run Event Launched at Inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo 2017 1st LPT Expo Hosted in Bangkok to Celebrate the Resort’s 30th Anniversary

New Charity Run Event Launched at Inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo 2017 1st LPT Expo Hosted in Bangkok to Celebrate the Resort’s 30th Anniversary

The Expo’s highlights included “Tri Tips & Tricks” session by Thailand’s leading triathlon gurus “Pro Kai” Witthaya Maneejakr, “Coach Ricky” Ekkarat Phanthip and “Boat” Sasitat Kulsuptrakul, followed by a “24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon” press conference at 2pm.

Paneled by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chavanee Tongroach, Vice Minister for Tourism and Sports; Sanit Srivihok, Vice Governor of Phuket; Suvadhana Sibunruang, Director of Brand and Advertising Department, Thai Airways PLC and Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket, the press conference saw the launch of Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run and featured Thailand’s leading rock star and Kao Project’s representative Atiwara “Toon” Kongmalai who has participated in Laguna Phuket Triathlon in previous years, and a message from World Champion and Triathlon Legend “Jurgen Zack” from Germany.

Toon said “This year I won’t be able to join Laguna Phuket Triathlon in November due to the scheduled charitable mission by which I hope we could help more than 1 hospital. The team is finalising this year’s project details to be announced soon. Please stay tune!”

“I’d like to thank Laguna Phuket for organizing the Charity Fun Run this year to help raise funds for Kao Project. I believe it will also be a nice weekends at Laguna Phuket when the dads are there to race the Triathlon on Sunday (19 Nov), while his family get to have some Fun Run on Saturday (18 Nov)” he concluded.

Other activities at the Expo included race registration at special rates and all-day Tri-related activities. The entry was free.

For more information and registration to both the Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run, visit www.LagunaPhuketTri.com or Facebook @LagunaPhuketTri or call +66 (0) 2236 2931 or +66 (0) 76 362 300 ext. 1404. Registration opens until 13 November (or sold out).

Laguna Phuket to Host Inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo in Bangkok

Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” will host an inaugural “Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo 2017” on Thursday 17 August at Eden 1, CentralWorld in Bangkok. The full-day event will take place from 10am to 10pm to promote 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon, scheduled this year for Sunday 19 November, and launch “Laguna Phuket Charity Fun Run”. Aiming at raising funds for its charity partner “Kao Project”, the Charity 5Km & 10Km Fun Run will see its first edition taking place in the late afternoon of Saturday 18 November at Laguna Phuket as a part of the resort’s 30th anniversary celebration.

Laguna Phuket to Host Inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo in Bangkok 1st Edition to Celebrate the Resort’s 30th Anniversary and Launch New Charity Fun Run

Laguna Phuket to Host Inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo in Bangkok 1st Edition to Celebrate the Resort’s 30th Anniversary and Launch New Charity Fun Run

At the Expo on 17 August, highlights will include “Tri Tips & Tricks” session by Thailand’s leading triathlon gurus (starts at 12pm), followed by a “24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon” press conference at 2pm to launch its first Charity Fun Run. The press conference will also feature Thailand’s leading rock star and Kao Project’s representative Atiwara “Toon Bodyslam” Kongmalai, and a message from World Champion and Triathlon Legend “Jurgen Zack”.

Other activities include race registration at special rates (registered participants can bring email confirmation to get souvenir at the Expo), chance to win a roundtrip Bangkok – Phuket air tickets and 2-night accommodation at Laguna Phuket for 2 persons (3 prizes) and all-day Tri-related activities. The entry is free!

For more information, visit www.LagunaPhuketTri.com or Facebook @LagunaPhuketTri or call +66 (0) 76 362 300 ext. 1404

Spartan Race Thailand by Thanyapura Phuket

10 percent off for Thanyapura’s members!
On September 09, REGISTER NOW!

The Spartan Race is not your everyday running race. Run, climb, push, pull, throw and crawl your way through the 5+ km and 20+ obstacle course.

Use promotional code “SPTHANYAPURA” for a 10 percent discount.

What to Expect
Spartan Race is the world’s best obstacle course race, with over 240 races in 25 countries around the world this year. The inaugural event is held on new and exciting terrain at Siam Country Club, Chonburi. Race through 20+ signature Spartan obstacles across a 5+ km course in the Sprint race.

The Spartan Race is open to adults and children. For kids under 14, register for the Spartan Kids Race (1.5 km).

Location: Siam Country Club, Chonburi
Date: 9 September 2017
Time: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Promotional Code: SPTHANYAPURA

Spartan Race Thailand by Thanyapura Phuket

Spartan Race Thailand by Thanyapura Phuket

Spartan Race Thailand by Thanyapura Phuket

Spartan Race Thailand by Thanyapura Phuket

UPCOMING EVENTS
OCTOBER 20th – Tri Dash at Thanyapura
The Warm-Up to the Laguna Phuket Triathlon! REGISTER NOW

OCTOBER 27 – 29th Super Sprint Swim Meet
If you’re a competitive swimmer, you won’t want to miss this! REGISTER NOW

NOVEMBER 25th – Foremost Ironkids 2017
For kids between 6 – 14 years, get moving! REGISTER NOW

Thanyapura Launches Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic 2017

PHUKET, THAILAND – A new mountain bike race through Khao Phra Thaeo National Park highlighting ecological tourist destinations comes to the island on 3 September 2017, following the highly-popular King of the Mountain Trail Run on the same day. The Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic features a new route through Northern Phuket’s 23 sq km rainforest. Bikers can test their endurance in four distances: the 4-km fun race, the 9-km, the 18-km (two loops of 9-km laps) or the 27 km (three loops of 9-km laps).

Khao Phra Thaeo National Park has attained royal status, making it more protected than other Thai national parks. The wildlife and forest reserve is a conservation space for Phuket’s wild animals and vegetation. Bikers will pass through roads surrounded by towering evergreen trees and rugged terrains.

Thanyapura Launches Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic 2017

Thanyapura Launches Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic 2017

David Escolar Ballesteros, pro mountain biker and Thanyapura’s Swimming and Triathlon Coach, said, “The course is designed to include a little bit of everything – flat sections, uphill climbs, downhill descents, normal roads, and technical sections. I recommend beginners start with the 9-km while the intermediate and advanced cyclists can race either the 18-km or the 27-km. The course is challenging for everyone.”

The mountain bike competition begins at Gate 3, in front of Thanyapura at 11:00 am with the Fun Race, followed by the other distances. The first male and female overall winners will receive a THB 3,000 cash prize and trophies. The top three finishers in the 9-km, 18-km and 27-km categories are awarded trophies. The minimum age to participate is 10-14 years for the 4-km fun race, 15+ for the 9-km and 18+ for other distances.

The race is limited to 100 participants. The registration fee is as follows: THB 450 for the 4-km fun race, THB 450 THB for 9-km, THB 550 THB for 18-km and THB 650 for 27-km (with 100 THB discounts for registrations before 1 August 2017). Participants who sign up for both King of the Mountain Trail Run and the Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic receive a THB 100 discount. To sign up, please register at thanyapura.com/events, visit Club Services at Thanyapura by 27 August 2017 or on the race day (subject to availability).

Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic is sponsored by Live 89.5, Khao Phuket, The Phuket News, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Sports Authority of Thailand.

Thanyapura Launches Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic 2017

 

Golf Legend Gary Player Meets Local Junior Golf Enthusiasts at Laguna Golf Phuket

Recently (on Thursday 6 July), Laguna Golf Phuket welcomed nine-time major winner and golf legend Gary Player, as he took time during a personal trip to experience the world-class facilities at Laguna Phuket – Asia’s first integrated destination resort. During his visit, Mr Player enjoyed lunch at Banyan Café overlooking the tranquil 18th green and played 9 holes around the award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket. He hosted a golf clinic for more than 20 young golfers at Laguna Golf Academy Phuket, Southeast Asia’s first PGA-branded academy. The juniors were excited to meet and practise the golfing tips following Mr Player’s keen instructions.

Golf Legend Gary Player Meets Local Junior Golf Enthusiasts at Laguna Golf Phuket
Gary Player sharing his golfing tips with the keen junior golf enthusiasts at Laguna Golf Academy Phuket.

Mr Paul Wilson, Laguna Golf Assistant Vice President / Group Golf Director enthused, “Laguna Golf, part of the Banyan Tree Group, is honoured to welcome Mr Gary Player to Laguna Golf Phuket. With Mr Player’s personal achievements and unbelievable passion, our young golfers have been very fortunate to spend over 90-minute of learning from him. A testament to the Group’s ethos of Empowering People through developing aspiring junior golfers, we sincerely appreciate Mr Player’s making time to visit us and coach the young golfers of Phuket amidst his busy schedule.”

Gary Player is regarded as the most successful global golfer of all time, having world 165 professional events, designed over 300 golf courses and raised over $62million for his charity foundation to-date.

Recently named “Best Golf Resort International – Asia” by 2017 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award, Laguna Golf Phuket is seeing an increasing number of PGA / LPGA players, top amateurs as well as celebrities enjoying the facility due to its strategic course design, world-class playing surfaces, PGA-branded golf academy with premium practice facilities and Asian-inspired hospitality, situated in Asia’s most dynamic integrated resort setting.

For more information, visit www.lagunagolf.com/phuket or contact +66 (0) 7632 4350 / golf@lagunaphuket.com.