Q1: How do I register for Malaysian Bar Fitness Challenge 2021?
A1: Please go to http://checkpointspot.asia and look for the Event.
Q2: Can I submit my registration manually to Malaysian Bar Secretariat?
A2: No. All registrations have to be submitted online via Checkpoint Spot. You may however request Checkpoint Spot to assist you in attending to online registrations but there will be a surcharge imposed by Checkpoint Spot
Q3: Where is the venue for Malaysian Bar Fitness Challenge 2021?
A3: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysian Bar Fitness Challenge 2021 will be held virtually. You can complete the distance on your own anywhere indoors or outdoors, at a location of your choice.
Q4: When is the registration cut-off date?
A4: Registration cut-off time is 31st August 2021 (Tuesday) 11.59pm Malaysian time. No late registration will be entertained.
Q5: Can I cycle the distance?
A5: No. You can choose to run, jog, walk, or hike the distance. Any use of equipment such as roller blades, e-scooters, bicycles, motorcycles, and any form of vehicle, machinery, equipment whether powered by electronic means or otherwise and whether in part or in whole are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Q6: Can I run on treadmill or Skillmill™?
A6: Yes. You may submit a photo of your treadmill dashboard and make a manual submission.
Q7: I am a practising lawyer but my friends who are not, would like to participate. Can I form a team with them?
A7: No. This race is strictly for lawyers who are practising in Malaysia, pupils reading in chambers in Malaysia, members of the judiciary, and LL.B/Bachelor of Jurisprudence degree holder or students who are residing in Malaysia or are a Malaysian citizen.
Q8: I am a an in-house legal counsel in Malaysia. Can I participate
A8: Yes if you are holding a LL.B/Bachelor of Jurisprudence degree AND residing in Malaysia or a Malaysian citizen.
Q9: I have registered for Individual Challenge but I have also formed a team and registered with my friends for Team Challenge. Do I need to run the combined distance?
A9: No. The distance you have completed under Individual Challenge will also be taken into account for Team Challenge. You just need to upload your mileage under Individual Challenge and then upload your mileage under Team Challenge.
Q10: Do all the participants in the team need to run, jog, walk, or hike together?
A10: No. The participants in the team can choose to run, jog, walk, or hike at any time at anywhere within the Challenge Period as long as they collectively complete the selected distance and their results are submitted to Checkpoint Spot before the Results’ Submission Cut-Off Time.
Q11: Does the distance for Team Challenge need to be divided equally between the participants?
A11: No. The participants in the team can complete any distance they wish as long as the entire team collectively completes the selected distance during the Challenge Period.
Q12: Can I participate in more than one team?
A12: No. Each person can only participate in one team. However, a participant can register for both Individual Challenge and Team Challenge.
Q13: If I am unable to participate in the event within the Challenge Period can I get a refund of my registration fee?
A13: No. The registration fee is not refundable. You will however receive the Event Tee.
Q14: What is Strava?
A14: Strava is a free mobile application which can be downloaded at Apple Store or Google Play. It is free and it can be used to track your run, walk, or hike.
Q15: If I don’t want to download the Strava App, what options do I have?
A15: Strava App will facilitate the auto sync function between your Strava records and Checkpoint Spot dashboard so you do not need to enter the date manually. However, if you do not have the Strava App, you can still select “Manual Upload” function on Checkpoint Spot dashboard, enter all the mandatory data fields, and upload a photo as proof of your distance. The photo could be the photo of your Garmin Connect, or any other applications/wearables (such as MapMyRun, Komoot, Trailforks, etc) which shows the time, distance, and name.
Q16: What is overlapping activity?
A16: If you submit an activity for 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and a subsequent submission of an activity from 7:40 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., that is considered ‘overlapping’ and will not be taken into account as you could not be doing 2 distance related activities at the same time.
Q17: According to my wearable device, I have completed 3km but when I uploaded it to the Strava app it shows 2.99km?
A17: We will only recognise the distance shown in the Strava result if you are using the auto sync function.
Q18: What are sharing or tag-along activities?
A18: If you and your friend run together but only one person tracks the activity, the tracked activity can only be submitted by one person and cannot be shared. We have the right to reject any sharing/tag-along activity/record.
Q19: What is Elapsed Time?
A19: Elapsed Time means the total time you have utilised for the distance which includes both your moving time and resting time. For example, if you have walked for 5km then press ‘pause’ on your wearable device, the time elapsed during the ‘pause’ period will also be included in the computation of Elapsed Time.
Q20: The Moving Time on my Strava App shows 18m:03s but the Elapsed Time shows 19m:04s, which timing will be taken into consideration?
A20: The Elapsed Time of 19m:04s. Usually the difference is due to temporary cessation of movement, for e.g. when you stop and drink water, or when you stop to cross the road.
Q21: My Strava results could not be synced or does not appear on Checkpoint Spot’s dashboard. What can I do?
A21: There will be technical glitches such as these due to various reasons such as outdated software, incompatible devices, limitations imposed by Strava, etc. However, there is an option to submit your results manually. You will need to insert all the data required under ‘Manual Submission’ and provide screenshots of your Strava apps to validate the results.
Q22: When do I need to submit my result?
A22: You can submit each result as soon as practicable after each of your run, jog, hike, or walk, which will also assist you to keep track of your progress. Some people prefer to do it every week and some people prefer to do it closer to completion of the distance. Therefore, at the end of the day it is entirely up to you. But as we always say: don’t wait until the last minute! (No extension of time will be granted.)
Q23: How do I submit my result?
A23: (i) Go to the Event Page.
(ii) Click “Submit”.
(iii)Enter your ID number and select your categories (if you have entered both Individual Category and Group Category).
(iv) Choose “Connect with Strava” if you are opting for Auto Sync function. The page will link you to your Strava account and you need to log in with your user name and password for Strava and allow Checkpoint Spot to access to your data in Strava. Then refresh the page. You know you are connected to Strava when you see “Disconnect from Strava” on you result submission page. Click “Refresh Activities”. All your activities will appear on the page and you need to select and ‘tick’ the activities which you wish to include.
(v) If you choose for Manual Submission, you need to fill in the data field manually and upload a screenshot of your activity (Please refer to Q15 above). Your activities will appear on the page and you need to select and ‘tick’ the activities which you wish to include.
Q24: How do you determine ranking on the leaderboard?
A24: First of all, we wish to stress that completing the selected mileage is an achievement in itself. The ranking on leaderboard serves as motivational purpose to propel participants to achieve better timing. The ranking will be based on the overall timing clocked by the individual participant (for Individual Category) or the team as a whole (for Team Category) for the selected mileage. You could select by ticking the activities which you wish to be included for computation purpose. For example, in the event that you have registered for 50km Individual Category but you have run/walk/jog/hike more than 50km, then you could select your faster activities to make up a total of minimum 50km. In the event you have completed 49km and your next activity is 3km, then the overall time taken into consideration will be the overall timing for 49km + 3km as you need a minimum 50km for your selected mileage.
Q25: Can I choose my activities to be included for Leaderboard purpose?
A25: Yes. Once you have auto sync your results or manual upload your result on the Result Submission Page (please refer to Q23) you may tick and untick any activity before the Results’ Submission Cut-Off Time. However, please ensure your activities attain the mileage you have registered.