Registration is now open for 2019 – Laguna Phuket Marathon 2019

After a record breaking 2018 edition last Sunday with more than 9,000 runners, the 14th Laguna Phuket Marathon will take place on Saturday, 8 June and Sunday, 9 June 2019 with the 10.5 km Run, 5km Run and 2km Kids Run held on Saturday afternoon and the Half Marathon and Marathon on Sunday morning.

The super early bird entry period starts today and ends on 30 June 2018 with savings of up to 25 per cent on the early bird entry fees and up to 50 per cent on the regular entry fees. Entries for the 2019 are limited to 10,000 runners and the event is expected to be another sellout. Register now to secure your entry slot for next year and save big on your entry fee.

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Laguna Phuket Marathon 2018 Traffic Announcement

PHUKET, Thailand – The award-winning 2018 Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to take place 9th and 10th June at Laguna Phuket and will welcome a record number of runners in excess of 8,000 from more than 50 countries.

The event organisers aim to produce a professionally organized, international standard event with the safest possible race conditions. A number of roads used for the course will therefore be closed at certain times during the race (see below), and people are advised to avoid these roads during those times.

Saturday 9th June
1. All roads within Laguna Phuket and main road leading into Laguna Phuket (3:30pm – 7:00pm).
2. Bake Junction – Lagoon Road to Laguna Homes, Angsana Villas, Baan Suan Layan Restaurant and Soi Layan 2 (5:00pm – 7:00pm).
3. Ban Don-Thalang Market – Ban Koktanoad Road – Layan Beach (5:15pm – 7:30pm).
4. Layan 2 Rd., Banyan Tree Hotel Beach Road and Laguna Wedding Chapel (5:20pm – 8:00pm).

Sunday 10 June
1. All roads within Laguna Phuket and main road leading into Laguna Phuket (04:00am – midday).
2. Road 4030 from ‘Bake’ to Ban Don-Thalang Market, Ban Khai Road (04:00am – 11:00am).
3. Bann Pru Jam Pa Rd, NaKoh-Pruchuak Rd, Nong-Wah Rd & Baan Riang Rd. (04:00am – 11:00am).
4. Soi Nai Yang 2 & Nai Yang 16 to Old Airport Road (4031) (05:30am – 11:00am).
5. Ban Don Road – Koktanoad Rd, New Road behind Thalang Victory Field (06:30am – 11:30am).
6. Layan 2 Rd., Banyan Tree Hotel Beach Road and Laguna Wedding Chapel (07:00am – midday).

Course maps for Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June are attached and can be viewed online at

The organisers apologize for any inconvenience caused by the temporary roadblocks and
traffic restrictions, and wish to thank everyone in advance for their understanding and kind co-operation.

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‘James’ Ruangsak Loychusak, Thai singer and actor visits Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort to compete in Thanyapura Tri Dash 2018

Phuket, Thailand – Thanyapura Tri Dash 2018 is a short distance race suitable for both beginners and seasoned athletes. The 400 meter swim is held in a 50 meters pool providing a safe swim for athletes. The 20 km bike course is a fast two loop course through the rubber plantations around Thanyapura. The 5 km running course leads the athletes through the resort.

After the event completed, ‘James’ Ruangsak Loychusak reflected his feelings that “It was a great race, this is my first time visiting Thanyapura for official triathlon competition. The hardest thing of today’s race was the bike course. I can say there were many rolling hills. On top of that, I am not familiar with the route which makes the race more interesting. I had to spent a lot of time in the bike course. Many of the competing athletes came from different countries what gives the event a very international touch. The race was set in a great atmosphere with a high safety standard from the organizers and staff.”

‘James’ Ruangsak Loychusak is a Thai star who has performed as a singer as the first career in Thailand entertainment industry. He graduated from Srinakharinwirot University, Faculty of Fine Arts, obtaining a Master of Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Economics. He released his first debut in 1995. Following his debut album, he had more 5 albums released successfully.

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Varanyu Holds Commanding Lead at Singha Laguna Phuket Open

Thailand’s Varanyu Rattanaphaibulkij maintained his position at the top with his second round of nine-under-par 61 at the Singha Laguna Phuket Open on Friday.

The 21-year-old Thai carded a flawless round with seven birdies and one eagle to lead the field by seven strokes on a 17-under-par 123 total at the THB2 million (approx. USD64,000) event co-sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and the All Thailand Golf Tour.

Compatriot Nitithorn Thippong proved relentless in his pursuit of a second ADT win when he returned with a solid round of 66 to take second-place on his own, while Sweden’s Oscar Zetterwall took third place following a 67 at Laguna Phuket.

Starting on the back nine, Varanyu eagled hole 14 after a good drive and solid approach with his five-iron left him with a three-footer tap-in. He made the turn at three-under after a birdie on 18 and would follow with six birdies for an inward 29.

“I was hitting everything solid and I played the three par-5s on this course very well and managed to hit the green in two shots on all of them. I enjoy playing this course and being on home ground. Especially since my mother is out here to watch me this week so I want to do well,” said Varanyu.

His low round which topped his opening 62, marked his lowest tournament round he achieved since he turned professional in 2015 and he credits his brother, nicknamed “Benz”, who is on his bag this week.

“I wasn’t nervous at all and I just stuck to my game plan of making fairways and greens. Benz and I were reading the lines well on the greens and I trusted him,” said Varanyu who is vying for a maiden win.

ADT winner Nitithorn mixed his card with six birdies and one double-bogey on the second hole when he pushed his eight-iron into the hazard.

“I was playing steady golf all day except for one missed shot. The pin was tucked in the right side and there was a hazard to the right of the green. I told myself to keep it short and hit it left but I pushed it right instead. But I made 16 greens today which was key for me and there were a lot of positives from the round,” said the 21-year-old.

Playing in the same group tomorrow, the Thai hotshot is ready to put up a good fight against his close friend Varanyu, who played junior golf with him before he joined the play-for-pay ranks.

“I am happy to be playing with him tomorrow since I haven’t seen him in a while. He is playing so well and I want to try and catch up with him tomorrow on moving day,” added Nitithorn.

The halfway cut was set at one-over-par 141 with a total of 57 players qualifying for the final two rounds.

The Singha Laguna Phuket Open is the eighth leg of the 2018 ADT schedule and the tour’s first stop in Thailand this year. Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points are offered on all ADT events with the winner earning a total of six OWGR points while the top-six players and ties earn points on a sliding scale.

The leading five players on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn playing rights on the premier Asian Tour for the 2019 season.

Leading round two scores
123 – Varanyu RATTANAPHIBOONKIJ (THA) 62 61
130 – Nitithorn THIPPONG (THA) 64 66
131 – Oscar ZETTERWALL (SWE) 64 67
133 – Samarth DWIVEDI (IND) 65 68, Mathiam KEYSER (RSA) 66 67
135 – Worrasorn SUWANPANANG (THA) 68 67, Donlaphatchai NIYOMCHON (THA) 68 67, Simon YATES (SCO) 67 68, Chaiphat KOONMARK (THA) 70 65, Pawin INGKHAPRADIT (THA) 66 69

Varanyu shoots 62 and leads at Singha Laguna Phuket Open

Phuket, May 10: Thai prospect Varanyu Rattanaphaibulkij signed for a blistering eight-under-par 62 to grab the opening round lead at the Singha Laguna Phuket Open on Thursday.

The 21-year-old fired 10 birdies against two bogeys to hold a two-shot lead at the ฿2 million (approx. US$64,000) event co-sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour (ADT) event and the All Thailand Golf Tour.

Sweden’s Oscar Zetterwall trails by two shots to share second-place with newly-crowned ADT winner Nitithorn Thippong on matching 64s at the award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket.

Nicknamed “Bank” by his parents, the young Thai birdied six of his first seven holes before dropping a shot on hole nine, when he missed a two-footer for par. He recovered soon after with birdies on 10, 11, 14 and 17 but would drop another shot on 18.

“I am very happy with my round today, it is my lowest round in a professional tournament! I was hitting everything good today and making a lot of putts. I knew I was playing well but I wasn’t thinking about the score,” said Varanyu who only totalled 25 putts.

“The course is much tougher compared to last year. The rough is difficult to hit out of. My bogeys on holes nine and 18 were because I missed the fairway so it was tougher to find the green on the approach,” added the Thai who is vying for his maiden ADT win.

Starting on hole one, Zetterwall carded a blemish-free round with six birdies, highlighted by a near eagle on hole six. He credited his low round to his solid short game accompanied by consistent tee shots which kept his ball out of the thick rough.

“The course is pretty short but the key for me was to keep my ball in play and I was hitting my driver well today. I nearly had an eagle on hole six but my approach leaped out of the hole and ran off the green. I made the up-and-down for par which was the highlight of my round because I think I would have been pretty upset if I didn’t get to make the putt,” said the two-time ADT winner.

India’s Samarth Dwivedi sits at tied-fourth with American John Michael O’Toole after a 65 while Thailand’s Pawin Ingkhapradit and South African Mathiam Keyser are in sixth place on 66.

The Singha Laguna Phuket Open is the eighth leg of the 2018 ADT schedule and the tour’s first stop in Thailand this year. Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points are offered on all ADT events with the winner earning a total of six OWGR points while the top-six players and ties earn points on a sliding scale.

The leading five players on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn playing rights on the premier Asian Tour for the 2019 season.

Leading round one scores
64 – Oscar ZETTERWALL (SWE) , Nitithorn THIPPONG (THA)
65 – Samarth DWIVEDI (IND) , John Michael O’TOOLE (USA)
66 – Pawin INGKHAPRADIT (THA) , Mathiam KEYSER (RSA)
68 – Hein SITHU (MYN) , Justin DE LOS SANTOS (USA) , Worrasorn SUWANPANANG (THA) , Tawan PHONGPHUN (THA) , Wisut ARTJANAWAT (THA) , Donlaphatchai NIYOMCHON (THA) , LOW Khai Jei (MAS) , Poom PATTAROPONG (THA)

Tri Dash Triathlon, Thanyapura Phuket

The Tri Dash is a sprint triathlon suitable for both beginners and seasoned athletes. The 400 meter swim is held in a 50 meter pool providing a safe swim for athletes. The bike course is a fast two loop course through the rubber plantations around Thanyapura. The run course is also multi looped and entirely within the Thanyapura complex.

The Thanypura Tri Dash Phuket races are official warm up races for Asia’s longest standing triathlon, the Laguna Phuket Triathlon celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018.


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4,000 runners compete at 4th Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura

PHUKET, Thailand – A weekend of sporting fun saw a record-breaking 4,000 runners enjoy the 4th Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura. Held on 24th and 25th March at the award-winning Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, there was something for everyone with distances including a 500 metre Kids Run, 3 Mile (4.8km), 5 Mile (8km) and the iconic 10 Mile (16km) run, all part of a “Run Festival” concept that has seen the event grow to become one of Phuket’s leading sports events.

Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura was officially opened by Mr. Sanith Sriwihok, Vice Governor of Phuket (5th from left), together with VIPs from the sports and tourism industries, including Mr. Tony Morton, President of CRC Sports (6th from left); Ms. Siraporn Wattana, Vice President – Marketing of Supersports (7th from left); and Mr. Edgar Toral, Vice President of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort (8th from left).

Officially opened by Phuket’s Vice Governor, Mr. Sanith Sriwihok, the two days saw lots of fun activities, a kids zone, an evening concert headlined by Modern Dog on Saturday 24th March, as well as medals for all finishers and trophies for the respective distance winners.

“It’s been an excellent two days and we are happy to see so many people enjoying the Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket. We broke last year’s record number of participants and the feedback this year has again been very encouraging. We look forward to making the event even bigger and better next year,” said Miss Siraporn Wattana, Vice President of Marketing, Supersports.

“As well as providing an enjoyable experience for all involved, we are very proud to be able to give back to the local community. A portion of the entry fees from this years event will be donated to Wat Mongkol Wararam School” added Miss Wattana.

Speaking of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort’s role in the development of sports on the island, President and CEO Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, said “Our philosophy at Thanyapura is to “Optimise Your Life” and the Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura is a perfect example of how you can do that, bringing together people of all backgrounds and abilities for a fun and healthy activity. We have hosted this event for four years and it’s encouraging to see how much it has grown over that time and we look forward to working with Supersports for many years to come.”


Top Three Overall – 10 Mile International category
1) Nattawat Innum (THA) (00:53:45)
2) Nattawut Innum (THA) (00:54:42)
3) Miller Kipruto Ngetich (KEN) (00:58:35)

1) Margaret Wangui Njuguna (KEN) (01:01:53)
2) Imogen Simmonds (CHE) (01:04:55)
3) Vivian Tang (SGP) (01:10:14)

Top Three Overall – 10 Mile Thai category
1) Nattawat Innum (53:45)
2) Nattawut Innum (54:42)
3) Danchai Pankong (01:01:15)

1) Chothip Kan-Uam (01:14:23)
2) Wipawee Pratumsuwan (01:15:51)
3) Piyanut Prongpan (01:19:53)

Overall – 5 Mile
1) Callum Pedroni (GBR) (00:31:52)

1) Srirung Kongthap (THA) (00:43:03)

Overall – 3 Mile
1) Edwin Dixon (GBR)

1) Nadine Brelstaff (GBR)

Full results for the 10 Mile are at
Full results for the 5 Mile are at

Laguna Phuket host and sponsor of 2018 Asian Development Tour event

Laguna Phuket has become the joint title sponsor of an All Thailand Golf Tour professional event to be held on the award-winning course in May.

The 2018 Singha Laguna Phuket Open, a repeat of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, will be held from 9-13 May as a co-sanctioned Asian Development Tour event with Laguna Golf Phuket and Singha Corporation as headline sponsors.

The top five players will be eligible to compete in selected Asian Tour tournaments.

While a repeat of the 2017 event’s exceptional scoring – including a 59 by Sutijet Kooratanapisan – is less likely due to toughening of the layout, low scores and plenty of excitement are anticipated on the popular course within the Laguna Phuket resort.

Asian Tour chief operating officer Cho Minn Thant (left), All Thailand Golf Tour commissioner Jakraphong Thongyai (centre) and Laguna Golf assistant vice president/group golf director Paul Wilson (right) with the Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018 trophy.

The THB 2 million prizemoney event is one of 10 on the All Thailand Golf Tour (ATGT) calendar in 2018 and one of 23 Asian Development Tour tournaments.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the ATGT, which has fostered many of Thailand’s best players, such as Kiradech Aphibarnrat, currently ranked 40 in the world, to become international stars.

Laguna Golf Phuket’s assistant vice president and group golf director, Paul Wilson, says feedback from last year’s tournament resulted in course enhancements, including the removal of some bunkers and the addition of new tee boxes. Fairways are being narrowed and rough enhanced for the 2018 tournament.

“There was an immediate increase in domestic and regional visitors to the course and resort following the 2017 tournament, aided by live TV coverage in Thailand and highlights packages aired in 19 other countries.”

Laguna Golf Phuket is a drawcard for golf visitors to Phuket from Thailand and around the world. It has twice been awarded the mantle of Thailand’s best golf course and in 2016 was named Asia’s best golf course at the World Golf Awards in Portugal.

All Thailand Golf Tour commissioner, Jakraphong Thongyai, says the Singha Laguna Phuket Open offers another opportunity for young professional and amateur golfers to test their skills against peers on a highly attractive, risk-and-reward course.

“It provides another venue for up-and-coming stars of the future. They are all very excited to compete in such an appealing location,” he says.

Asian Tour chief operating officer, Cho Minn Thant, who attended the ATGT 2018 season launch in Bangkok last week, says the addition of Phuket to the Asian Development Tour schedule has been a major boost for players.

“Phuket is an awesome destination. Players love going there, especially as some tournaments are on the outskirts of major centres, whereas Phuket is internationally recognised and highly regarded.

“We also have good memories from the Singha Thailand Open held at the same course in 2009, before it was remodelled. We are again looking forward to some low scoring again this year. It is also great that recreational golfers who play at Laguna Golf Phuket will be able to see how the pros play the course.”

Laguna Phuket Marathon to provide authentic Phuket experience for 8,000+ athletes

PHUKET, Thailand – Organisers of South East Asia’s leading destination marathon, Laguna Phuket Marathon, will put Phuket food front and centre at this year’s event when the 8,000+ athletes will literally get a taste of Phuket from locally grown fruits that will be available at stations on the half marathon and full marathon courses.

In line with Phuket’s recognition by UNESCO as a ‘City of Gastronomy’, showcasing authentic local foods and supporting the local community is at the heart of the 2018 event where 80% of the runners attend from outside of Phuket.

“Laguna Phuket Marathon is very much a destination event. We have runners participating from more than 50 countries and many come with families and friends, and make a vacation around the event. In addition to the course, which takes in Phuket’s stunning coastline and the beautiful surrounds of Laguna Phuket, this year we really wanted to showcase Phuket further and chose to do this through food. Specifically, we will have locally grown fruits available at some of the stations on the run course this year,” said Mr. Roman Floesser, General Manager of the event’s organiser, Go Adventure Asia.

Also new this year is a Marathon Team Relay category, whereby four people run equal distances in a relay format over the full marathon distance, and improvements have been made to the half and full marathon courses which will make the event even more popular with runners throughout Thailand and from around the world.

For the 13th consecutive year, Laguna Phuket Marathon has been certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and is a qualifying event for the world-famous Boston Marathon. This, together with the international-standard which saw Laguna Phuket Marathon win GOLD for “Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand” at the 2017 Asia Sports Industry Awards, professional timing by Sportstats Asia and the world-class facilities of Laguna Phuket make Laguna Phuket Marathon one of the leading destination marathons in South East Asia which attracts runners from more than 50 countries this year.

“Laguna Phuket Marathon is in line with our own vision and philosophy – promoting a positive healthy lifestyle, working with the local community and developing long-term sustainable benefits for Phuket as a whole. It helps promote Phuket tourism, attracts quality tourists and showcases the beauty of Phuket’s Green Season. And now the event is held over two days it allows more people to come and compete and enjoy Phuket at the same time,” said Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President of Laguna Phuket.

“Like all of our destination events such as the Triathlon and Food & Music Festival, what makes the Marathon very special is that Laguna Phuket uses large-scale events like this as a platform to raise awareness and funds for many charitable causes and projects operated by “Laguna Phuket Foundation”. Last year, to celebrate Laguna Phuket’s 30th Anniversary, Laguna Phuket Foundation launched “Children First Fund” or “CFF” to support more than 400 orphans in seven orphanages in Phuket. We hope the contribution continues this year at all of Laguna Phuket events including the upcoming Marathon.

“Like every year, hundreds of Laguna Phuket associates and management will also run to help raise funds. We’d like to encourage participants, runners, spectators and everyone to help make donation, either by direct donation upon registration, in donation boxes at CSR booth at the Marathon or contact us at”

Speaking of the entries to date, Floesser commented, “The number of entries received so far is beyond our expectations. In fact, we received more than 1,000 entries within two weeks of last year’s event finishing alone. I expect the total this year to exceed last year’s record – we are planning for more than 8,000 runners.”

Held over two days, organisers expect more than 8,000 athletes to take part this year, breaking last years record of 7,000. In the afternoon of 9th June the event will start with the Kids Run (2km) followed by the 5km and 10.5km distances. At sunrise on 10th June the 21.097km (half marathon), 42.195km (marathon) and Marathon Team Relay runners will compete.

Prices start from 550 baht for the 5km distance. Early Bird prices finish on 28th February. Registrations can be made online at

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Date change announcement “2018 Laguna Phuket Triathlon”

We wish to officially announce that the celebratory dates for the 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT)’s race weekend will be changed from Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 November 2018 to Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 November 2018.

The 2nd Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run will now take place on Saturday 17 November while the 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon race and inaugural 25-For-25 Sprint will be on Sunday 18 November 2018

Registration for the three races is now open at Super Early Bird rate is extended till Monday 5 March 2018.

The above decision is made to allow coexistence of multiple sporting events in Phuket.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to celebrating LPT’s big 25 with you.

Thanyapura Hosts Phuket’s First Ever Triathlon Mixed Relay Event “Thanyapura Relay Triathlon”

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort successfully launched its first Relay Triathlon event on 21 January 2018. This new style of triathlon race is modeled on the Olympic event, and was open to anyone over the age of 8 who was interested in tackling a new and exciting challenge. Teams of 4 tackled the course, with every team member needing to finish the course; a 300m swim, 8km bike ride and 2km run. There were no age restrictions within the groups – instead it focused on excellent teamwork skills and individualised time challenges.

Winner team: The Bois
Members: Russell Liew, Rishi Asher, Randall Liew, and Saryu Onishi
Waii Kamolchanok Kornkaew (2nd person from the left)
Thailand National Triathlete
Race Briefing by Coach Ricky, Triathlon Head Coach


Event Atmosphere

Russell Liew, Rishi Asher, Randall Liew, and Saryu Onishi from the winner team expressed their feelings that, “It was a great race, the course is so short and pretty quick and fast. We can say this race is different. Usually, we turned up and most of the time we just did the race for ourselves. But when we get together as a small team, everyone else has to push harder and we all pushing each other”. As well as Kamolchanok Kornkaew, Thailand National Triathlete, added more that “I was so happy and excited to join Thanyapura Relay Triathlon which is uniquely presented as a new format of triathlon programme same as Olympic Style. Next time, surely I will come back to break my record that I have done today. The event has been very well organised, not only the overall but also included racecourse”

Paolo Randone, Thanyapura’s Vice President, reflected on the event by saying, “Team Relays are the future of Triathlon, and this new format reflects that of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games event in Tokyo, Japan. We are proud to start it here at Thanyapura as we are committed to the growth of this great sport in Thailand, and in Asia.”

Triathlon Relay is a new sport discipline that is quickly gaining worldwide popularity – both amongst competitors and spectators – and in the summer of 2017 the International Olympic Committee announced that the event would be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It is increasingly seen as the next innovation of the sport of triathlon.

Typically, triathlons are solo events, in which each athlete pushes themselves to their limits by swimming, cycling, and running vast distances and through challenging terrains. But with triathlon mixed relays, each athlete puts on a blast of speed to complete a shorter course before tagging their teammate to then take over. Marisol Casado, President of International Triathlon Union and International Olympic Committee Member, said: “This is an event that demonstrates that women and men can compete together but both are equally important to the success of the team.”

The Olympic-style triathlon mixed relays include teams consisting of 2 men and 2 women who work together to each complete a 300m swim, 8km bike ride and 2km run. The pace is lightning fast, the energy levels are sky high, and anything can happen during the event. Although 2020 will be the first time that triathlon mixed relays will be included in an Olympic programme, they already take place at the Youth Olympic Games and the Asian Games, and have recently been added to the Pan American Games programme.

Thanyapura is due to host one more Relay Triathlon in September 2018. For more information and to register, click here, or email