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Puma Night Run Launches in Singapore

Singapore Joins Taiwan, Korea and Malaysia in a Series of PUMA Night Runs in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, 1 August 2014 – This November, PUMA is set to light up the night with the first-ever PUMA Night Run in Singapore. Set against the city’s idyllic resort destination, this will be the very first night race to be organised in Sentosa.

Taking participants across different parts of the island, PUMA Night Run Singapore adds a twist to the typical race route organised on Sentosa and promises to challenge running enthusiasts as they take on the 10km race. Runners can look forward to an exciting experience at the inaugural PUMA Night Run with more than SGD 9,000 worth of prizes to be won.

Race participants can also look forward to a series of exciting activities held at the race village at Wave House Sentosa after completing their run. From surfing on the popular FlowRider to performances by homegrown talents The Sam Willows and 53a as well as an electrifying DJ set to close night, the lineup is set to keep runners entertained through the night.

Registration for the inaugural PUMA Night Run Singapore is limited to the first 3000 runners. Registration opens on 1 August 2014 via go.puma.com/nightrunsg and closes on 14 September

Race Details:
Date: 1 November 2014
Location: Sentosa
Race Distance: 10km
Race Categories: Men’s Open
Women’s Open
Registration Fee: SGD 50 (Early Bird, first 500 male and 500 female)
SGD 59 (Regular)
Registration Date: 1 August 2014 to 14 September
Prizes (per category): 1st: SGD 2500 PUMA Vouchers and 1-Year Celebrity Fitness Membership
2nd: SGD 1500 PUMA Vouchers and 1-Year Celebrity Fitness Membership
3rd: SGD 500 PUMA Vouchers and 1-Year Celebrity Fitness Membership
Runner’s Entitlement: Free entry into Sentosa
Race t-shirt
Race bib
Finisher’s medal
Race goodie bag
Race Route: To be announced2014.

Mizuno Wave Creation 14 Tried and Tested

This review on the Mizuno Wave Creation is WAY LONG overdue on my side, why I say this is because the Mizuno Wave Creation 14 has been taken over by the 15 for almost a year now, but this shoe in particular is still a hot favorites amongst runner that have felt the power of the Wave Plate. (I will explain how this technology works below)

Mizuno Wave Creation 14

To be honest I never tried Mizuno until recently, I have been raving Asics and Saucony for the longest time until now,

Previously when I visit the running stores I would glance at the Mizuno shoes shelves and then looked away cause the colors are not attractive and their shoes technology are unheard of, man was I so wrong.. hence the saying

“If you have not tried it, you will never know”

Here are the low down on this magnificent shoe that is my to-go-shoe for Marathons. I ran the Tokyo Marathon back in February with them and it powered me to a personal record, somehow I have to say the shoe helped quite a bit on this because of the energy rebound of the wave plate

First impression of this shoe when I opened it from the box was that, would this run? this shoes are pretty heavy! what’s this funny looking plastic on the heel? will this shoe slow me down unlike my lightweight Mizuno Sayonara’s ? and before I go any further take a look at the shoe profile.

Unboxing Mizuno Wave 14

I ordered the one with the orange accent and the shoe fits as it says on the size unlike some shoes which runs a little wider or narrower, The one I’ve ordered is a size US 8.5 and as I said this shoe felt a bit hefty weighing in at 12.4oz, which is considered heavy for me as most of my shoes are running below 10 oz, the reason for this additional weight is the padding and comfort that comes with the shoe.

I have to say the comfort and padding of this shoe is unmatchable, putting on the shoes feel like putting on your favorite pair or PJ before going to sleep.

Mizuno Wave 14

You can see the chunkiness of this shoe from the left profile, this chunky baby sits on a drop of 11.5mm which lets your foot sits high off the ground and the shoe tends to have a stiff ride on my first initial run when I took them out for a spin. The wave plate felt strange but in actual fact the Wave Plate is the saviour of mys legs.

The wave plate acts as a spring designed for comfort, it features as a responsive springy feel that disperses shock, reducing the impact on your body and returning energy to your legs feeling a rebound energy every time your soles hit the ground. In my mind I kept thinking this shoe should be illegal because it felt so easy running even after 15k long.

 This shoes create a smooth, comfortable gait for neutral runners and the responsiveness and stiffness of this wave plate will works wonders on anyone that usually fall flat after running a long run,

Some tech specs on the shoes

Weight: 12.4 oz.
Profile (Heel): 35.7 mm
Profile (Forefoot): 24.2 mm
Drop from heel to forefoot: 11.5 mm
Catergory: Neutral runner
Upper: Mest with hot-melt suede synthetic overlays
Midsole: Mizuno Ifinity Wave plate
Outsole: Durable rubber
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Isaac 2 Cents Worth on the Mizuno Wave Creation 14

To me this is a sure win heavy duty shoe that will keep on pounding the pavement, but if you are unfamiliar with the Creation, and want to know if it is the right shoe for you, then I think you should go to your local running store to get a fit as there are some issues for first timers. The particular way the Wave plate is designed in the Creation makes the shoe ideal for a heel-striker. But more importantly, it gives the shoe a lot of rigidity and stability that creates a good gait.

The Good

  1. Expect nothing less than maximum cushioning and comfort, mile after mile
  2. The shoe feels airy even on humid days
  3. Wave Plate energy rebound is wonderful (I say it is illegal, LOL)
The Bad
  1. Felt some hotspots (but should not be an issue for runners with socks)
  2. Shoe sits pretty high off the ground
  3. Wave creation 15 is already out, which actually makes this shoe much cheaper.

If you have any questions in regards to this shoe, do not hesitate to leave me a comment on the comment section down below.

You can purchase the Mizuno Wave Creation 14 from all World Of Sports stores and Mizuno Outlet (Do call them to check as stocks could be limited)

 

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon Route 2014

2 OUT OF EVERY 3 NSMAN REGISTRANTS TO RUN 21KM AT SAFRA SINGAPORE BAY RUN & ARMY HALF MARATHON 2014

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The SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon (SSBR & AHM) will return for its 23rd edition on Sunday, 31 August. About 40,000 runners, comprising mainly full-time national servicemen, NSmen and their families have already registered for the event. Gracing an event preview at The Float @ Marina Bay this morning was Dr Maliki Osman, Minister of State for Defence and Deputy President of SAFRA.

Jointly organised by SAFRA and the Army, this year’s SSBR & AHM will see a larger proportion of NSman registrants choosing to run the longer distance of 21km. Out of the 14,000 NSmen who have registered for the event till date, 65% or over 9,100 of them will be running in the 21km AHM. This is an encouraging increase as compared to last year when 60% of 16,800 NSman registrants joined the category. Dr Maliki Osman commented, “This shows greater ownership among NSmen of their own fitness – that they see fitness as important and they are going all out to test their endurance.”

Many more NSmen and their families are expected to sign up for the event in the weeks ahead till registration closes on 7 August. Organisers have pulled out all the stops to ensure that participants have a good running experience and memorable moments with their NS buddies and families. Besides getting NSmen runners more actively involved in the planning of the running route, a host of unique fringe activities have also been planned.

NSmen Participants Involved in Route Planning for the First Time

In an unprecedented move to heighten engagement among NSmen runners, a group of 23 participants that involved runners mainly from the SAFRA Running Club and Team FatBird were invited to participate in a trial run along selected parts of the proposed running route on 14 June to better understand runners’ concerns and solicit feedback.

These included areas such as the Skyline Promenade Park Connector, Marina Barrage and a new section of the running route along Rhu Cross, which offers a wider carriageway to better accommodate the expected volume of runners.

Other suggestions received from participants have also helped organisers make further enhancements to the running experience with provisions made for better lighting at dim sections of the route in the early morning along Skyline Promenade Park Connector.

Dr Maliki Osman presented tokens of appreciation to representatives from the various running clubs during the event preview to thank them for their involvement in the trial run.

Unique Fringe Activities to Bond NSmen & Their Families

More fun-filled fringe activities have also been planned to entertain runners and create more bonding opportunities for NSmen and their families.

In addition to a series of 15 street-side festivities such as belly dancers and fire twirlers spread along the running route to excite and motivate all runners, the SAFRA 5km Fun Run will also adopt a special theme, “Bring the fun to your run”, to excite participants. The category will feature a series of happy elements, including a 500m bubble zone, “HAPPY” mascots giving high-fives to runners, specially-designed distance markers, motivational banners with hilarious quotes and exuberant songs played along the running route.

Participants of the Families for Life 800m Father & Child Challenge can also look forward to being part of two record breaking attempts to be the “Largest gathering of people to wear masks” and the “Largest father and child race” in the Singapore Book of Records. Participants will be given handheld masks during the warm up formation and each father-and-child pair will have to run hand-in-hand throughout the race.

The carnival at the Padang will feature a series of fun-style challenges inspired by the SAF Standard Obstacle Course (SOC) such as the tunnel, balancing bridge, stepping stones and an inflatable Apex ladder. These are specially designed to be suitable for children and are aimed at providing NSmen fathers with opportunities to share a part of their NS experience with their kids in a fun-filled way. Camouflage cream, helmets and mini “field packs” will also be provided to our little soldiers.

Special Discounts for NSmen and their Families

For the second year, all Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready NSmen (ORNS) and those who have completed their ORNS training cycles enjoyed a significant discount of more than 75 percent on registration fees for the 5km, 10km and 21km categories.

Each participating NSman also continue to be able to nominate up to three immediate family members to participate with them at a special SAF Family rate to recognise the critical role families play in supporting NSmen’s commitment towards their NS duties. More than 2,900 NSmen’s family members have already registered for the event this year.

Dr Maliki Osman commented, “It is a good opportunity for NSmen and their families to bond. For families with young children, there are activities like the Families for Life 800m Father and Child Challenge. For those with slightly older kids, they can do the 5km run. I did this a couple of years back with my son. It’s always a wonderful experience to see fathers running with their children and for children to also see what dads actively involved in keeping themselves fit. This is one thing that we would want to continue to promote.”

Running Route for Safra Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon (Please click for enlarge version)

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TATA Consultancy Services Named Official IT Consultancy Partner of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

TATA SCMS

SINGAPORE, JULY 30, 2014 — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting, and business solutions firm, today announced it is the Official IT Consultancy partner of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2014 (SCMS). TCS will provide a mobile application and technology support for the event. The race is the latest of a broad portfolio of major running events TCS sponsors and supports worldwide, including the TCS NYC Marathon.

“TCS is excited to be the IT Consultancy partner of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2014, a first time relationship with a major running event for us in the Asia Pacific region, and our Singapore and regional teams look forward to participating along with our clients and partners, said Vish Iyer, President, TCS Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. “SCSC 2014 is an outstanding platform for us to combine our commitment to running and health and well-being in general, which is personified by the TCS Fit4Life program, along with our outstanding and proven capabilities providing technology platforms to leading Marathon and running events worldwide”.

Lawrence Robertson, Commercial Director, Spectrum Worldwide, SCSM event organizers, commented: “We’re delighted that TCS has chosen the Standard

Chartered Marathon Singapore as its first Marathon Sponsorship in Asia Pacific. Their involvement in this year’s race is a testament to the stature of the event in this part of the world and we look forward to working closely with the TCS team in developing a world-class Race App for our participants.”

An integral part of TCS’s involvement with the SCMS 2014 will be the development of a Race App, delivered in collaboration with event organiser Spectrum Worldwide, which will be made available to all participants in the build-up to race day on Sunday, 7 December 2014. The App will be available on all iOS and Android Smartphones in Singapore from mid-September onwards and will host a range of training and race day features; providing all the necessary information and technological assistance a runner will need for this year’s edition of SCMS.

With a number of international running events already in its impressive portfolio, TCS’s new partnership with the SCMS signals its first foray into Southeast Asia. Singapore’s marquee running event will now sit alongside TCS’ title sponsorship of the New York Marathon and its official support for the Chicago, Mumbai and Amsterdam Marathons, as well as the Bangalore World
10K.

The launch of public registration for the SCSM 2014 opened on Wednesday,16 July. For all event details, please visit www.marathonsingapore.com

For more details on TCS sponsored running events, including the TCS NYC Marathon, please visit: http://www.tcs.com/about/corp_facts/sponsorships

Casio G-Shock Ultimate Maritime Gulfmaster Series to Challenge the Roughest Seas

G-SHOCK Gulfmaster GWN-1000 designed with Smart Access Technology and enhanced Triple Sensor Ver. 3 functions to measure weather changes and navigate the seas with ease

Singapore, 25 July 2014 – Casio Singapore is welcoming the arrival of the Gulfmaster GWN-1000 series, one of the toughest and most functional in its premium range of G-SHOCK timepieces. Designed for the toughest men to challenge the roughest seas, the GWN-1000 is a special ocean concept G-SHOCK constructed with Casio’s Triple Sensor Ver. 3 functions and Smart Access technology to perform in even the harshest ocean surface conditions.

“For over 40 years, the G-SHOCK has consistently delivered absolute toughness for both everyday use and extreme voyages. The design of the new Casio G-SHOCK Gulfmaster series is inspired by the image of strong men who like to conquer rough seas. Our engineers have carefully crafted the ultimate G-SHOCK that is fit for nautical adventures and equipped with innovative functions to predict weather and tide conditions when out at sea,” said Mr Koyu Kotani, Assistant General Manager, Timepiece Division, Casio Singapore.

Triple Sensor Version 3

With Casio’s innovative Triple Sensor Ver. 3 function, wearers will have access to high-speed bearing, atmospheric pressure, surface temperature and altitude reading capabilities at the tip of their fingers. Whether measuring sudden spikes or drops in pressure, navigating through the open seas or determining tide levels, the Gulfmaster GWN-1000 is the ultimate co-captain for ocean adventure seekers. The watch also boasts other multiple features useful for ocean activities, such as water resistance up to 200 metres and two separate LED lights for illuminating the dial and LCD screen.

Smart Access Technology

GshockFor wearers to accurately read and react to the measurements quickly and effectively, the Gulfmaster GWN-1000 is also extremely easy to use. It is equipped with Casio’s Smart Access technology that enables its advanced functions to be operated intuitively. Simply pull, turn and press on the crown to be able to easily access and switch between all the sensor functions within seconds.

The GWN-1000 is also fit with Casio’s unique hand-concealment function which helps to temporarily move the dials out of view on the watch face for an unblocked view of the LCD display.Weighing a mere 101g and fit with a new flexible and soft urethane band, the Gulfmaster GWN-1000 is both comfortable and stylish on the wrist. It comes in two colour combinations of black on black (GWN-1000B-1A) or blue on black and is found at all G-FACTORY and G-FACTORY PREMIUM stores in Singapore at a Suggested Retail Price of SGD$549.00.

Mario Gotze and Magista Boots Seal Successful Summer of Football

It has been an exciting year for Nike Football both on pitch and off pitch!

On the pitch, Nike started the tournament with 10 sponsored teams, while 53 percent of all players selected for their squads wore Nike boots, more than for all other brands combined.

Throughout the competition, Nike-sponsored players scored 76 goals, including the winner in the final from German striker Mario Gotze, and the goal that took his fellow striker Miroslav Klose to all-time tournament goalscorer, breaking the cumulative record previously held by Ronaldo of Brasil.

Off the pitch, the #RiskEverything campaign dominated views, social chatter and engagement leading up to and during the tournament. The three #RiskEverything films,  “Risk Everything,” “Winner Stays” and “The Last Game”, have racked up 397 million online views to date.

Twenty-three million people engaged with the content by liking, retweeting or commenting, making “The Last Game” one of Facebook’s most shared posts ever.

Hop over to NikeInc for more details on Nike’s overall success in Football: http://nikeinc.com/news/mario-gotze-and-magista-boots-seal-successful-summer-of-football-for-nike#/inline/31481

21 Cool Things you Never Knew about Google

21 Tips and Trick in Google that you never knew about, Just something to share for your Monday Blues ! go try it out

21 google tips and tricks

Participants Enjoy Premium Experience at Inagural KM Duathlon

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Singapore, 21 July 2014 – Nearly 400 participants, including Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Mayor, North EastDistrict rose to the challenge of completing the first-ever KM Duathlon – Singapore’s most challenging Duathlon thus far.

Organised by Infinitus Productions, the inaugural KM Duathlon consist of running and cycling over two distances – the KM60 and the KM30 categories. The KM60 saw participants complete a 10km run, followed by a 40km cycle down Changi Coastal Drive, and ending with another 10km run. The KM30 category is half the distance at 5km-20km-5km. Participants could also opt to partner with a buddy for the KM60 Relay.

Held at Changi Exhibition Centre, the intimate race settings meant participants were able to complete their race without much obstruction and achieve a good time. Clifford Scott, age 31, winner of the KM60 (Male) who completed the race in 02:28:53 commented, “This is definitely one of the most challenging race due to the distance and the heat. The key of the race is to pace yourself and keep your heart rate down. It is a very well-organised race, the smaller numbers was great on the bike especially, with lesser cyclists on route, it is thus much
safer too.”

Participants were also treated to a premium pre and post-race experience; where organisers pampered all participants with complimentary full-body massages, chilled towels, light bites and cold beer, in addition to the special delivery of race packs to all participants prior to the race.
“Being an avid endurance athlete, I’ve always yearned for a complete race experience. I put myself in the shoes of a participant and raced today. I am proud to say my team has delivered a premium experience. Other than providing a safe and wonderful experience enroute, the post-race experience also ensured all participants ended the race on a sweet note. I trust participants enjoyed the race as much as I did and will be keen to join us for KM Duathlon again next year!” said Jeffrey Foo, Director of Infinitus Productions, who participated in the relay along with Mr Teo.

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