PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort is organising Phuket’s most successful and long-running trail run on 3 September 2017. The course runs through the adventurous and majestic Khao Phra Thaeo National Park with three distances for beginners and experienced runners: the 4-km fun run, the 8-km and the challenging 15-km trail run along steep and hilly terrain. The lush jungle route provides an excellent backdrop to observe pure nature and beautiful waterfalls while runners test their endurance on rough paths and high climbs up the grand mountain.
Khao Phra Thaeo is a national park in Northern Phuket, known for its evergreen forest. Roughly 23 square kilometres in size, it was awarded royal status from His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The mountain’s highest point stands at 442 meters.
The first edition of the trail started in 2015 with 200 participants and continued to grow to over 600 runners in its second year, with the debut of the 15-km course. The trail run has cemented its reputation as one of the most popular events for experienced and amateur runners from all over the world.
The race starts at Thanyapura’s Gate 3, in front of the hotel at 7:00 am. The runners begin their run along the road flanked by gorgeous trees for the first two kilometres before traversing through Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, where they come across Tonsai Waterfall.
The first place male and female finishers of the 15-km receive THB 5,000 each, a trophy and medal for their achievements. The top three male and female finishers of each distance are awarded trophies while all race finishers walk away with a medal.
The registration fees are: THB 450 for the 4-km, THB 550 for the 8-km and THB 650 for the 15-km. Registrations are currently open and end on 27 August 2017. To sign up online, please visit thanyapura.com/events. Runners can also register via Club Services at Thanyapura. Participants who sign up for both King of the Mountain Trail Run and the Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic receive a THB 100 discount.
On the same day, the inaugural Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic follows the trail run at 11:00 am, a brand-new mountain bike competition through Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.
King of the Mountain Trail Run is sponsored by Live 89.5, Khao Phuket, The Phuket News, Sea Horse Drinking Water, Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Vatemon, Indigo Design, Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Sports Authority of Thailand.
PHUKET, THAILAND – A total of 85 children ages 4-15 swam, biked and ran to the finish line at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, one of the leading training destinations for aspiring triathletes and Ironman champions. The triathlon began at Thanyapura’s Olympic-sized 50-metre pool, continued with a bike ride and a run to the athletics track and grandstand.
The kids raced in individual and relay teams in four categories. Top winners in the overall age categories won a customised race suit.
“The race was good. It was really hot and tough. It ended with the wind, so it was good. The cycling was really tough because of the rolling hills. My long term goal is to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games next year in Argentina. If I can, I’ll definitely join the next race,” said Russell Liew Yuan Wei of Malaysia, 1st place male finisher (0:38:15) in the Senior 13-15 age category.
“It was difficult and also my first time. The hardest thing today was to swim, I felt as if I kept on sinking. Cycling and running were easier,” said Pinthira Thumthitikul of Thailand, 1st place female finisher (1:14:01) in the Senior 13-15 age category.
“This event had great turnout because there were many athletes, especially with more Thai kids competing with international children. The swimming pool and cycling route were safe and beautiful. I’m inviting everyone to get involved in the next kids’ triathlon – IronKids in November,” said Ekkarat “Ricky” Phantip, Head Coach of Triathlon at Thanyapura.
Thai youth from grassroots triathlon club “Born Free to Run” also participated as they propelled themselves to the top three places in their age categories. Coach Ricky started the group. It offers free training for local Phuket youngsters and helps them to become future running athletes.
First started in 2013, the Superkidz triathlon continues to attract young triathletes from different nationalities. Thanyapura runs the Triathlon Junior Development Program (JDP) for kids ages 6 – 15 to prepare future champions for the ITU Triathlon circuit. The program runs from 24 April – 16 June 2017. For more information, please email email@example.com or visit thanyapura.com/events.
The next major youth multi-sport event, IronKids, will take place on 25 November 2017.
PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, renowned for its acclaimed sports training complex frequented by athletes and active families, has unveiled the upgraded 37-room Garden Wing and a new Health & Wellness concept inviting guests to lead healthy lifestyles through customised programs designed to optimise one’s wellbeing. The upgrade includes guest rooms and suites, the Library, the Teaching Hall and Khun Khao restaurant.
The improvement is a reflection of its surroundings, capturing Phuket’s natural greenery and landscapes while incorporating signature Thai hospitality. The Garden Wing’s design creates a secluded and tranquil place for a guest to nurture the mind, body, and soul. The Garden Wing brings Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort up to a total of 114 keys, with 77 rooms located in the Sports Wing overlooking the complex’s swimming pools or lush tropical garden area.
Thanyapura’s medical specialists, doctors, nurses, and wellness advisors take a personalised approach in running tests and consultations. The data is used to tailor programs and treatments designed to help guests fulfil their goals of lifestyle modifications and happiness. Thanyapura incorporates conventional and complementary medicine with the guest’s decision to take action. This healing process – combined with optimum nutrition and activity – is the heart of a holistic approach to healthy ageing and healing. Our wellness advisor and doctor recommend tests and treatments that matches one’s goals. These therapies include natural bio-identical hormones, vitamin and mineral infusions, colon hydrotherapy, chiropractic care, personal sport training and traditional Chinese therapies such as acupuncture and cupping.
“Guests come to Thanyapura to change their lifestyles. Good nutrition is the key to a healthy body. Our multidisciplinary team works with the guests on customised exercise and nutrition plans to achieve their wellness goals and be happy,” said Dr. Narinthorn Surasinthon, Medical Director.
The ‘holistic retreat’ design concept of Thanyapura’s Garden Wing created a holistic holiday getaway teeming with interiors of warm tropical gardens overlooking Phuket’s last significant virgin rainforest, The Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary.
“The grand opening of the Garden Wing allows us to cater to a wider range of travellers, specifically those who are looking to find and maintain a balanced lifestyle. We offer programs to improve their approach to sports, health, wellness, mind, and nutrition,” said Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, President and CEO of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort. “The guest’s journey is a curated one – meaning our doctors and advisors tailor experiences to complement their goals. Our vision for the Garden Wing is to be a haven for guests who seek to revive and heal themselves through specialised holistic Health & Wellness Centres.”
Garden Wing Rooms and Suites
The reinvigorated Garden Wing’s highlights include the Deluxe Room (30 sqm) featuring serene views of the garden with direct access through the private terrace. The spacious Garden Wing Suite (55 sqm) houses a separate bedroom, an open space living/work area and a private terrace with picturesque background of alluring landscapes. Guests are entitled to extensive complimentary Health & Wellness activities such as Pilates, yoga, meditation, core training and wellbeing talks. Complimentary entrance to world-class fitness centres at Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club include access to the 25m and 50m Olympic-sized training pools, the Athletic Track and Sport Locker with towel service. All Detox package stays come with a complimentary Health & Wellness consultancy with a medical expert or wellness advisor.
Khun Khao Restaurant
Khun Khao, the mindful eatery (180 sqm) exclusive only to guests of the Garden Wing, offers nutritious Asian, Thai and Western raw vegan cuisine prepared with fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs. Innovative chefs and onsite expert nutritionist mindfully prepare creative dishes and desserts with plant-based recipes. Following the tradition of mindful eating, original vegan and nutrient-rich recipes brim with enticing tastes and flavours free from animal by-products. Beverage options include fresh-squeezed detox juices made from wholesome ingredients. Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort is also home to the award-winning restaurant, DiVine, which serves organic gourmet cuisine and Booster Deli & Bar, known for invigorating detox juices.
The Library and Teaching Hall
Ensconced in a placid oasis, the upgraded Teaching Hall (200 sqm) and The Library (65 sqm) venues can host up to 80 and 20 guests, respectively. The Teaching Hall is the home of yoga and meditation instruction while the Library offers a selection of educational lifestyle resources. Both locations exude simplistic elegance echoing their blissful settings.
4-Day, 3-Night Detox Package
To celebrate the Garden’s Wing’s launch, Thanyapura is offering the 4-Day, 3-Night Detox Package starting from THB 33,950 net per person or THB 58,350 for two persons, available for stays through from 01 April – 31 October 2017. The itinerary includes:
3 nights’ stay in a Garden Wing (Standard room)
Round trip airport transfer
Thanyapura welcome gift
Mindfully-prepared meals in plant-based nutrition program
1 medical consultation
1 nutrition consultation
1 health & wellness consultation
1 colon hydrotherapy
1 abdominal massage
Daily well-being talks
Daily group yoga classes
Daily group meditation and mind training classes
Daily oil pulling
Complimentary use of 50m Olympic-sized or the 25m training pools
Complimentary access to infrared sauna room
For more information or to book your stay, please call +6676 336 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the promotional code “GARDENWING.”
PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort has partnered with Sports Camp Australia (SCA) to organise interschool games and sporting programmes from 2017 – onward. Nearly 20,000 parents, students, supporters and coaches from Australasia are expected to participate, generating over 40,000 room nights for Phuket. Fifty per cent of the room nights will be spread out among other resorts in the area.
Students from across the Asian region will compete and participate across various sports in the Phuket over the coming years. The sports include athletics, football, basketball, baseball, swimming, tennis and other sports.
“Thanyapura is committed to turning Thailand into a regional sports hub for the international community. We partnered up with Sports Camp Australia to advance Phuket’s sports tourism economy with the influx of parents, children and coaches from the regional sporting community,” said Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, President and CEO of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort.
“Sports Camp Australia is delighted to work with Thanyapura in developing Phuket as a sports hub and destination – for upcoming athletes across the region in addition to tourism. The participants will learn from highly accomplished coaches and experience Thanyapura’s world-class facilities, which continue to be an exceptional training centre for athletes of all levels,” said James Mak, Chairman of Sports Camp Australia.
“The government of Phuket is proud to support local partners in driving sports tourism to Phuket. Thanyapura has consistently put on successful sporting events that drive thousands of athletes to Phuket,” said Mrs. Siwaporn Chuasawat, Phuket Vice-Governor.
“Sports Camp Australia chooses Phuket as a destination for the international school sporting community, after many years of holding competitions throughout the Asia Pacific and Australian regions. This not only benefits the visitors who descend to Phuket for the sports programmes, but encourages our nation to compete in sporting events,” said Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports.
Sports Camp Australia partners with the best coaches across the region and in Thailand in running sports programmes. SCA’s goal is to “shape lifelong enjoyment of high quality sports education and skill enhancement.” The Sydney-based company coordinates the most successful sporting programmes across Asia. The new partnership with Thanyapura expands their presence in Asia, specifically, Thailand. The first programme is scheduled for June – August 2017 and features swimming, tennis and football.
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, a well-being hub for sports and health enthusiasts, offers a unique concept with sporting events and training camps for all athletes. Facilities feature the 50m and 25m swimming pools and quiet road for cyclists.
Thanyapura is a sport, fitness, health and educational haven. There is the high-quality sports hotel, award-winning organic restaurants, a mind centre, specialised and holistic medical centre and an international school. Thanyapura’s health and wellness centre is the hub of innovative medical facilities and services such as yoga, spa, mind training, physiotherapy, weight loss and much more. In January 2017, the 37-room Garden Wing launched a new concept, welcoming guests with holistic offerings of leading a healthy lifestyle and a balanced mind.
PHUKET, THAILAND – Kenyan runners crossed the finish line at Thanyapura, taking top spots for the third year in row alongside German, Singaporean, and Thai finishers. 785 participants (239 women and 543 men) competed in the 10-Mile race.
David Kibet, who won the 2016 race, finished the 10-mile race in 52 minutes and four seconds. Fellow Kenyan athlete, David Chepkwony took the silver at 54 minutes and 43 seconds. Andreas Dreitz, six-time German Ironman 703 European Champion, finished with a time of 56 minutes and 42 seconds.
A new women’s champion was crowned with Carolyne Mitei of Kenya finishing at 1 hour, 4 minutes and 5 seconds. Ethiopia Gebremeskel of Ethiopia followed in second place at 1 hour, 7 minutes and 6 seconds. Vivian Tang, Singapore’s “Fastest Female Marathoner” claimed the bronze with a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes and 25 seconds.
The Thai runners who rounded out the podium, finished top places in the Thai category:
1st place – Thanit Kanpai – 01:07:11.0
2nd place – Wattana Sentong – 01:07:14.4
3rd place – Pantap Punyawantanee – 01:08:10.2
1st place – Wilaiwan Kumpituk – 01:11:35.6
2nd place – Suchada Wattanawes – 01:19:52.9
3rd place – Piyanut Prongpan – 01:22:16.1
“I feel good today. Because I was here last year and I win again. This year, I’m happy to defend again. The race was good and humid. I’ll also join next year. This year, I ran 51 minutes. Last year I ran 50 minutes,” said David Kibet (Kenya), 1st place male overall finisher.
“I’m very happy to be the winner of 10 Mile this day. This is my first time to run the 10-Mile in Thailand. Thank you all,” said Carolyne Mitei (Kenya), 1st place female overall finisher.
“I took the chance to test myself and my limits here. It’s a great race and so much fun, to run around Thanyapura’s areas. I had no chance to follow the fast guys but I’m more than happy to take third place,” said Andreas Dreitz (Germany), 3rd place overall male finisher and part of the German team erdinger alkoholfrei.
“I’m very happy. I’m enjoying the scenery and nature as I run. Everything here was well- prepared. The race was perfect. I was here last year and I’ll come back next year,” said Khun Wilaiwan Kumpituk (Thailand), 1st place female Thai finisher.
“Today’s event is a colourful one for Phuket as a province, especially during school holidays. It’s considered a successful event as over 2,500 runners showed up. It supports sports tourism because athletes come from domestic and global markets. We hope Thanyapura and Supersports can continue to build the race’s reputation on a global and professional scale,” said Anoma Wongyai, Director of TAT Phuket.
“This is the first time I’ve been to the 10-Mile Run – the first serious race for me. I come to Thanyapura frequently, since they hold many events throughout the year,” said Metinee Kingpayom, Thai model and actress.
In addition to the 10-Mile, 820 runners (392 women, 427 men) competed in the 5-Mile race.
Now in its third year, the Supersports 10-Mile International Run 2017 Phuket continues to entice recreational runners and renowned athletes to its tranquil and picturesque route – set amid the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park and Northern Phuket’s rubber plantations. 2,500 runners competed in the 10-mile, 5-mile, 2-mile and children’s 500-metre categories.
The event’s success is made possible by these sponsors: Supersports, New Balance, Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, Gatorade, Johnson Health Tech (Thailand), Krungthai Card Public Co. Ltd (KTC), Thai Health Promotion Foundation, CRG, Mister Donut, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, FamilyMart, Tanita, New) TV 18, Aquafina, Radio Trip 89.75, Khao Phuket, Sports Authority of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Ministry of Tourism & Sports and Anda Focus.
PHUKET, THAILAND – Road cyclists from all over the globe participated in the Third Thanyapura Phuket Classic Cycling competition in two distances: the 45-kilometre and the advanced 106-kilometre on 29 January, 2017.
Thanyapura celebrated “The 5 Year Service Award Ceremony” to thank the staff who have dedicated their service for five years along with executives led by Philipp Hardenberg, Thanyapura President and CEO among the cherish atmosphere of the feast.
Thanyapura recently welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Khun Korbkarn Wattanavrangkul Minister of Tourism and Sports, Khun Pongpanu Svetarundra Permanent Secretary of Ministry Of Tourism and Sports and Khun Jamroen Tippayapongtada, Phuket Governor for site visits.
Phuket, Thailand: Supersports, in cooperation with Thanyapura Phuket, will organize the second “10 Mile International Run 2016 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura” in Phuket on March 13th, 2016, following the success from last year with nearly 1,500 runners.