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Stability has Never Been Faster

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Featuring the Air Zoom Structure, The 18th version of the beloved workhorse delivers stability and performance that are unshakeable at high speeds

The Nike team worked closely with elite athletes such as 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp and 3,000m world junior champion Mary Cain for insights to bring the distinctive shoe across the finish line. Rupp, who runs nearly all of his 120 miles per week in the Nike Structure, said the Structure 18 gives him a more stable ride and feels faster all the way through his runs.

 “The Nike Structure is the only shoe I’ve trained in since I started running, so it feels special to me to have input in the design of the new one,”

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 delivers uncompromising stability through the combination of an upper featuring Asymetrical Dynamic Flywire and a triple-density Dynamic Support system in the midsole. The new contoured last — created to provide a better fit and more responsive ride — combined with Nike Zoom cushioning, provides added toe spring for the snappy, quick-off-the-ground feel athletes expect from Nike Zoom Air.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 is part of a collection of Zoom Air running shoes that includes the Air Zoom Pegasus 31, Air Zoom Elite 7 and Air Zoom Streak 5.

Salomon X-Trail Punggol Route Review

Salomon X-Trail happened yesterday at Punggol and this race is part of the regional Salomon X-Trail series created to introduce the marvels of trail running to runners in the region. It was flagged off at 5pm which is actually I would say good timing because when all participants have finished their run, post run dinner should just be on time. This even saw over 1,800 runner who took  and Nimesh Gurung won first place in the 10k Men’s Open category finishing in 36 minutes and 17 seconds (BLAZING SPEED I TELL YOU) while Vanja Cnops won first place in the Women’s Open category 10k completing in 41 minutes and 20 seconds.

But for most participants we would just like to complete the race in good time, for me when they announced a NEW route to be announce a couple of months back, this created the hype of wondering where in Punggol? I am a residence of Punggol and I myself could not figure out where in Punggol has a trail that could give runners a challenge?  Most runners in all running forums has created this buzz.

So do you think the Punggol has a trail that could excites the nature loving runners?

Salomon XTrailMy weapon of choice was my beloved Mizuno Sayonara and my Compressports Calf Sleeves UR2 which works really well because of it’s bead massaging effect. Have been using it for a couple of runs now and a review of it will be out soon, I know the Sayonara’s are not much of a Trail shoe but hey I love how it rolls my feet off the ground.

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Hello good people of Salomon, can you gimme one of this shoe please ? well anyway they have to put the Salomon Sense Lab 3 on display, what a bummer not having that shoe on my feet for the race. Gorgeous shoe

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Appreciate the hydration sponsors from Dasani and Aquarius for providing support for the event and all water and drinks was sufficient, volunteers was fast enough to hand out drinks at the water aid station, some even to the extent of coming out of the station and handing to the runners.

The organisers also brought in drones for aerial pictures and video effects,but thing is where do we get to see the pictures or videos? any idea guys ? do let me know

I met Constance at the starting line where I paced her all the way, she was recovering from her running and some encouragement was good. Yes I know.. we RAWK !!

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It is good that the organisers are punctual on the start time, have been to events where the VIP or for some reason the event start time gets delayed, 5pm sharp and off we go (I spotted Azenic) at the start line the regular runners from F1 were there as well.  The start of the race took place infront of the HDB open field near Sumang Link block 313B

Salomon XTrail Plenty of excited runners at the gun off and hurry we did. So if you were wondering how the new route was? well I have to say I am definitely not impressed with the new route, running 300m into the race there hit a snag where it was bottleneck, most runners whom have just felt the energy surge would have just got to put their gear to a halting stop.

We continue running on the trail and it was all good till we hit snag number 2, out of no where there was this gate locked in chains and we had to go under, It felt like Commando Challenge I swear, but It was fun for sure, I would have gone all leopard crawl  if it was muddy but there wasn’t any to be seen, it was getting kind of draggy running on the Punggol Waterway pavement and I even over heard many people saying when’s the trail coming? or even Where is the trail?

So sadly there was none until redemption came at 8km, the last 2 km we had some challenging trail obstacles, for this Punggol route, there was many tree stubs and roots on the ground which I nearly tripped and kicked on some. This picture taken by @SebFitTri was gorgeous This was the last 1km into the race.

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Totally had fun and I have to say this years medal design is one of the redemption for this race as well as meeting new friends and running outdoors. So if your sitting still on your couch on this beautiful weekend, I would recommend you to GO OUT and GET MOVING BABY !!

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and for my summary of this Race Route Review here is Isaac 2cent’s worth

  1. Timing was great, hope next race would be in the same time
  2. Awesome Aid Station support
  3. Gunoff Time was accurate and on time
  4. The medal was great looking (keep it up guys)
  5. There was not much trails to begin with as it was a 80% pavement and 20% trail
  6. Not enough muddy grounds and water to get ourself dirty (It is a trail event after all)
  7. PLEASE BRING BACK TAMPINES TRAIL (We all want the mud and glory)

So do you guys agree with me ?

Participants can log onto www.salomonsg.com for their results and pictures from 24 November.

 

 

Magic 9H Tempered Glass for Nikon

Was totally excited when I got my screen protector yesterday, and this baby is made of glass, tempered glass and I hope this stand the test of time, I gotten this fella was because I lost my GGS III Glass LCD protector and it looks like this. totally do not recommend the below cause it came loose and it just dropped out from my camera. It made me lose my Nikon rubber eyecup altogether so when you buy this brand make sure you get a cheap rubber eye cup.

GGS tempered GlassLosing thing ain’t fun and I was so furious to know I dropped it while on my trip, went straight back to the hotel and search for a screen protector that does not look like the product on the left.

No No no .. Learnt my lesson and definitely not gonna buy that brand anymore.

I gotten myself this tempered glass called Magic Glass , I found out that there is another brand selling this Magic Glass which is named Remax but I got this half product a half of the priced of the Remax

This glass is made with specially processed tempered glass to protect screen of the device from shocks and scratches.It is very effective in absorbing the impact, they mentioned that the surface hardness is on level 8-9H, this tempered glass protector is made of chemical processed glass which has excellent display, It say’s on the packaging that the glass has an anti-shattered film, Sensitive touch.

The product was really easy to put on and there was no air bubble as the tempered glass really feels solid. I won’t know how it hold up as I would definitely not gonna scratch my screen with a knife unless your willing to get me a new camera, I would even destroy the cam for testing if you would .

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Check out my unboxing video below and hope you enjoyed it

Isaac 2 Cent’s Worth

I find that the glass installation is pretty easy and only took me about a minute or so, the glass felt really solid and I am sure it would last but not sure on the scratch proof, but I think having a tempered glass would be better than having no protection at all, imagine having a scratch on your LCD screen, so just invest in a small amount on a tempered glass but most definitely not the GGS one.

Bliss Out 2014

What’s more fun than Running? or Yoga or maybe even a Concert ? well I can’t think of anything that could be more fun than all three combined, and for that you have “Bliss Out 2014

This exciting event will be the most exciting Christmas event that combines yoga, running and music in one spectacular night for sure, just mark out your calendar for this coming 20th December 2014, and the whole event will be held at the Meadows @ Gardens by the Bay.

Just imagine enjoying your festive season with a mass yoga experience, a 5km run route rife with Christmas themed attractions and a concert helmed by multiple local cover bands and local performing arts groups. “SUPPORT LOCALS”

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Here are the 3 Bliss Out session timing

Yoga @ 4PM

There will be 2 X 1 hour yoga sessions, the first is a Hatha yoga session and the second is a Vinyasa yoga session. Participants can choose to go for both yoga sessions or go for the Christmas run instead of joining the second yoga session.

These are open classes where both beginners and intermediate yoga practitioners can take part in!

Christmas Fun Run @ 5.30pm

At 5.30pm, look forward to a fun filled 5km Christmas themed run after your yoga session! Look out for the Bliss Out specially designed attractions such as our awful carollers, kissing santas and more!

Concert @ 7pm till late

At 7pm, backed by the Timbre group , The stage will entertain you with a night of live music and dance acts from Singapore’s own local performing arts groups!

Ticket Pricing are as follow:

Blissout Tickets

* Just so you guys know if you register in a group of 10 persons or more you receive a 10% Discount

To purchase you ticket just proceed to : Purchase Tickets Here

New Balance Fresh Foam TRAIL First Impression

When it comes to trail running there are many brands out there in the market but trail runners have always been very loyal to the brands which they have long gotten used to, but this time round New Balance is breaking the monotonous trail shoe scene with their new innovation and ideas which is not short of creativity.

This shoe I am talking about is the Fresh Foam 980 Trail by New Balance. New Balance Trail

This shoe strikes a similar resemblance to the regular Fresh Foam  that I have reviewed in the past and coming out of the box, I thought they had given me a brand new FF980 in just a different colorway but in fact ….

taking a closer looks, you can see that there are slight difference in the material on the upper to the midsole, If you take a closer look at the tongue is has the new Gusseted tongue which helps keep the trail debris out

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The most obvious change with the Fresh Foam trail will be its jagged sole featuring really deep grooves, look at pic 3 and you will understand how sharp these bi-directional grooves are, I tried washing it with my sponge and guess what I need to do with the sponge after, It was literally shredded to bits (don’t try washing FF980 trail  with a sponge please, it will die a horrible death)

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Having tried the NB 980 Trail at the Henderson Parks trails and exposing it to the mud and harsh surface that it has to offer. This shoe still feel as if you are running on a grippy cushioned pillow which allows for much needed traction on the up slopes as well on the down. This shoes sure has the edge (no pun intended) on the regular FreshFoam because when your running on pavement it also acts pretty much like the original Fresh Foam when it first launched but most definitely I do not recommend running on pavement as  it will chew your soles off if you do so, but if you do I am sure it will be able to take on the road as well.

This shoe provides much support and will not roll your feet inwards or outwards with the given height it has which is a 4mm drop, the one thing I don’t like is the material on its upper to midsole, it provides a false sense of Goretex water proof, I tried dripping water on it and it just went through.

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This shoe weighs 291 grams (10.3 oz) for size US 8.5 and if you are looking for something comfortable and different from your regular stiff and hard trail shoes, try out the all new Fresh Foam 980 Trail for cushioned ride in the trail.  I don’t recommend this shoe for racing but more of running the trails on a leisurely or training runs because of it’s comfort it gives.

If you have fallen in love with the Fresh Foam series just like I did, I am sure this will be an interesting addition to your Fresh Foam collection. If you have like this review please do give me a like or comment below if you want to know anything about how the shoes run.

Isaac’s 2 Cents Worth

Pros

  1. Following it’s Fresh Foam roots, this shoe remains plush and true
  2. The Jagged Bi-directional edge soles give you exceptional grip on the trails
  3. The new gusseted helps keep those pesky pebbles and sands out

Cons

  1. Toebox feels a bit cramped
  2. Sole does not runs well on pavement
  3. New upper material feels synthetic instead of the true NB soft feel (but this is because it is in all NB Trail range)

Fresh Foam 980 Trail retails for SGD $169 and is available at all New Balance Store. Colorway may differ as they change from season.

 

Standard Chartered Marathon 10KM slots SOLD OUT

SINGAPORE, 13 NOVEMBER 2014 — More than 20,000 participants will line up on the 10km start line with Haile Gerbrselassie at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2014, with the final few entries snapped up this week. Runners who are keen to participate are still able to register for the Marathon and Half Marathon categories. Haile Gerbrselassie whom is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever long distance runners of all time who will be running his very first race in the Lion City. The two-time Olympic Gold Medallist will also be flagging off the Marathon at Orchard Rd with Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.

Registrations remain open for late entries in the Marathon and Half Marathon categories. Participants will have to pay a $20 late fee and will not receive a personalised race bib. For all SCMS 2014 registration details please visit www.marathonsingapore.com.

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Skechers Sundown Festival Singapore

Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 SingaporeIf you are a music lover and love rocking out to great outdoor concerts, check out the latest by Skechers where they feature the Sundown Festival 2014, This iconic music festival which brings Asian artistes and fans onto one singular platform, celebrating and bridging the diverse Asian culture through music and food.

Spreading and extending its reach every year, the festival in 2014 will be featuring artistes from 11 countries showcasing the best local artiste from each country. Details of the concert will be as below

Date : 22.NOV.2014
Venue : Marina Promenade (Next to Singapore Flyer)
Time : 4:00PM – 11:00PM

Tickets are up for sale and they are going for CAT 1 : $138 and CAT 2 : $118 respectively

But wait, that is not all I am giving away a free pair of tickets to this festival, all you need to do is post on Instagram a picture of anything related to MUSIC and Hashtag #Isaac976Skechers, I will pick out a winner on the 21st of November. That give you guys two weeks to start posting as many creative pictures as possible.

Remember, it is easy and it is free.

1. login to Instagram

2. Post as Many Creative Musical Pictures as you want

3. Hashtag #Isaac976Skechers

4. Wait till 21 November 

for more information you can head to Skechers Sundown Festival official webpage  or visit their official Facebook account

Mizuno #ColourInMotion Campaign

Photo: Watch for Mizuno Singapore's #ColourInMotion Facebook contest, starting next Thursday, 13 Nov 2014. The 3 most creative entries selected each week stand to win a pair of Wave Rider 18 Limited Edition - Stay tuned.

Recently in Singapore, Mizuno Asia and VGO launched the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Limited Edition in the new Concept Store on the 6 November and for that #ColourInMotion campaign was initiated .

This digital initiative is to promote the Wave Rider 18 Limited Edition, This campaign will span from 13 November to 11 December, the four week program strives to enhance social media engagement among serious performers through its Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/mizunoasia)

All you need to do is

1. Like Mizuno Asia’s Facebook Page

2. Upload a picture of anything red and/or yellow (taking week 1 as example)

3. Hashtag #ColourInMotion and Tag @MizunoAsia

4. Stand a chance to win a pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 18 if your picture is selected by Mizuno Asia

ColourInMotion

 

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