The Yoma Yangon International Marathon. The race, in its second edition, is expected to draw even more runners to the beautiful street of Yangon city on Sunday, 19 January 2014.
With the support of local authorities in Yangon, as well as two of Myanmar’s largest companies – First Myanmar Investment and Yoma Strategic Holdings, the race aim to inspire athletes and connect communities, both local and international, through a mutual love for running.
Weaving through the unique blend of modern and rustic Yangon, the runners will be treated to a visual feast for the senses and this will definitely be a race to remember!
BE A PART OF HISTORY!
Hundreds of participants are expected to take part in this historic event. You will have the option of running one of three race distances:
- 42km Marathon
- 10km Challenge
- 5km Fun Run/Walk
The races will begin and end at People’s Park (Google Maps), situated one block from one of Yangon’s most iconic and picturesque landmarks, the Shwedagon Pagoda.
RACE KIT COLLECTION (TBC)
All participants must attend the Race Kit Collection to pick up their race kit & goodie bag. What to Bring: Please bring a photo ID and copy of the race confirmation. Dates & Collection Hours:
Friday, 25th January 2013: 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, 26th January 2013: 1:00pm to 8:00pm Location: Poolside Terrace, Grand Mee Ya Hta Executive Residences, 372 Bogyoke Aung San Road, Yangon (next to FMI Centre). Each competitor goodie bag will contain: Race Bib Timing Chip Event T-Shirt Other items from sponsors
Do Visit their website at YOMA YANGON MARATHON
Update: 4 December 2013: Registration is open, check website below
Swiss premium sportwear brand X-Bionic sign on as title sponsor of Venus Run 2014
Sponsorship deal in cash and kind valued at SGD$2 million will see the introduction of the most expensive and high-tech race shirt in local running event history
In celebration of International Women’s Day, X-Bionic will also throw in a pair of running tights to encourage all participants to pledge donations to the Breast Cancer Foundation and Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation
29 November 2013 – The Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) today announced a landmark sponsorship deal worth SGD$2 million with X-Bionic, which will see the Swiss premium sports apparel manufacturer become the official title sponsor of the Venus Run 2014. The X-Bionic Venus Run 2014 is an all-women 5km run to promote healthy living through active participation in sports so as to enable women to achieve healthy balanced lifestyles amidst their demanding responsibilities at work and at home. Following the success of last year’s event, the next race will once again take place at the Marina Barrage on 8th March 2014, in celebration of the International Women’s Day.
As part of the cash and kind sponsorship deal, X-Bionic will introduce the most high-tech first race shirt in local running event history, with features that aim to specifically help women achieve better race performance. The specially designed, one-of-its-kind pink coloured X-BIONIC® Venus Run Effektor shirt (Please refer to the attached factsheet on the X-Bionic Effektor technology) is also undoubtedly the most expensive race shirt ever, with a retail price of SGD$180.
Only 5,000 pieces will be manufactured exclusively for this event and will feature the X-Bionic Venus Run 2014 logo as well as the official tagline “Diamonds aren’t my best friends, running is…”, both of which will be woven into the fabric rather than printed on so as not to reduce the breathability of the shirt.
Webpage: Venus Run 2014 (X-Bionic)
What is Born Survivor
Born Survivor is not a race – it is a test of character, teamwork and valour.
Your mission is to push yourself to the limit tackling the ultimate military obstacle course designed by British Royal Marines Commandos.
You will be put through your paces as you stampede over, under and through a series of military style obstacles set in 10k of brutal & unforgiving Lake District terrain.
Dare to take on this adventure and you need to be prepared to display courage, determination and a stiff upper lip to beat the challenge.We encourage teamwork and even if you don’t enter as a team we hope you will assist your fellow Survivors in completing the course. Never leave a Soldier behind – that’s the British Army way – also the Born Survivor way.
Born Survivor is not your average trail run. This will be tough. This will be a test. This may break you. You will need to be physically fit and mentally prepared to cope with the challenges and endure the suffering. Expect mud, expect hills, expect water, don’t expect gimmicks – this course is the sort of challenge the British Army face in their training every day.
To Register your interest do click on : REGISTER ME FOR BORN SURVIVOR
Or visit the Webpage at : Born Survivor Webpage
Follow them on Twitter : @BornSurvivorUK
I sadly could not split myself into two, last weekend as there was the Salomon X-trail run and the Run for Hope event going on the same day. I even contemplated to do both in which I run the Salomon X-trail and quickly drive over to Run for Hope, but that is not a wise choice.
A buddy of mine Smith recently shared on his blogsite ( Smithankyou.com ) something which he seldom do which is running and caught my eye (Smith if you are reading this run more ok, run like the Kenyan’s) and me as a running advocate, I would mostly be honored to share his post on my blog in collaboration with the Run for Hope run.
You see, Smith recently lost his brother Will in the fight for cancer and for the Run for Hope event, he made a hashtag #RunWithWill and he is requesting for “donation” not in money sense but in running “Mileage” so please check out his post and donate your mileage to the #RunWithWill , you don’t need much but you can share your runs and hard work in his blog .. To Donate you Distance and Mileage check out #RunWithWill posting here on Smithankyou.com
( Will and her eldest daughter, Natacia running their 1st and only race in 2011. At that point of time, Will was celebrating his 5th year of beating Cancer until bad news strikes again in late 2011.)
Who do you run for ? I Run for those in need, those who have lost their will and determination. I run cause I can, I run cause I know god has given me another chance in life everyday when I wake up. I am blessed and so are you if you are reading this.
Run For Hope 2013: 11,000 participants raise over $465,000 through the run in support for cancer research at NCCS
Partnering National Cancer Centre Singapore since 2008, the hotel organisers Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore record highest number of run participants on their 21st year of running for cancer research
20 November 2013– This year marks the 21st run that long-time supporters of cancer research, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore (A Four Seasons Hotel) have organised to show their support and dedication to finding a cancer cure. Run For Hope 2013, a non-competitive charity run, saw more than 11,000 participants take part in the 3.5km and 10km routes at The Promontory @ Marina Bay this morning, making for the largest turnout in the event’s history. All were encouraged to personalise their running bibs to share their reasons for supporting the run. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower, Mayor, South West District and Deputy Government Whip, showed her support for Run For Hope 2013 by flagging off proceedings as the run’s Guest-Of-Honour. Dr Khor then joined the hundreds of families and supporters at the event to complete the 3.5km route.
Through the Run For Hope 2013, over $465,000 was raised in support for cancer research at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. This accounts for the largest pool of funds raised from a run event organised by the hotels. The total amount includes close to $25,000 that was raised by the two hotels, through separate fundraising activities in the lead-up to the event.
National Cancer Centre Singapore Director Professor Soo Khee Chee said, “NCCS is expanding its depth and expertise on cancer through an array of research projects. The outcomes of many of these research projects have been recognised internationally in contributing to improved diagnosis, treatment and care for our cancer patients. We are pleased to see the NCCS moving closer towards its vision to be a global leading cancer centre with the support of our community”.
On hand to present the amount to Dr Charles Toh, Chairman of NCC Research Fund, at the event was Mr Antoine Chahwan (Regional Vice President &General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore), Mr Martin Sinclair (General Manager, Regent Hotel), Mr Chris Hart, (President of Hotel Operations Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific) and Mr Allen Smith (President & CEO Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts).The proceeds from the run will go toward the NCC Research Fund, which helps to finance a number of crucial research projects conducted at NCCS in the on-going quest to find a cure for cancer.
Mr John Wu, Co-Chair of Run For Hope and Regional Director of Engineering, Four Seasons Hotel, said, “Run For Hope just gets better every year and it’s fantastic to see so many people participating in this morning’s run. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore are extremely proud of our partnership with NCCS and the success of today’s Run For Hope is a true testament to that strong relationship. We look forward to further growing the event in years to come. The outstanding response we received for this year’s Run For Hope allows us to keep contributing our small part in one day finding a cure for cancer.”
Amongst the thousands of participants who enjoyed the fantastic Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay route courtesy of Official Venue Partner Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), was a group of close to 500 men and women from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) led by Commissioner Eric Yap.
Following on from the success of last year’s Executive Challenge, senior management executives were once again invited to show their support in the fight against cancer by signing up run in the corporate challenge and encourage a corporate team to join them on event day. 2013 saw 19 corporate leaders take on this challenge and the 3.5km Marina Bay circuit.
Almost 600 student volunteers from Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore, ITE College West, Anglican High School and St Margaret’s Secondary School, contributed to the success of the event, from helping out with packing and distributing run pack collections to marshalling and handing out bananas and water, all while encouraging the participants during the run.
At the close of the event, three lucky Run For Hope 2013 participants walked away with close to $6,000 worth of hotel stays, sponsored by Four Seasons Resort Maldives Kura Huraa, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok and Four Seasons Hotel Macau.
The public are still encouraged to donate to the Run For Hope cause via www.runforhope.sg.
Salomon X-trail Singapore flagged off at Tampines Mountain Bike Park & Trail this morning with a 1800 strong participants, the 10k runners were flagged off at 7:35am and the 5k at 7:50am,as there was a delay and people was just anxiously waiting at the start line for the flag off, What seems like any regular race day but in-fact its not.. read on
This year medal given to the participant felt like a
itty bitty compact one for easy portability, this can’t be compared to the Malaysia Salomon X-trails medal but to me medal is just a memory and nothing more than that, what more important to me now when I race is the “JOURNEY” to the finish line. All race event will need time, our dedication, our patience and our sweat and sometimes even blood whilst training our every muscle to head to the start line and to finish strong.
This morning weapon of choice was my Salomon Speed Cross3 due to the muddy condition, Skin A400 compression (due to my shin split acting up) and not forgetting my Thorlo socks, you truly are one amazing product.
As my race seems like any regular race day but in-fact its not.. and here is where the problem starts. I have been down with a throat infection since last Thursday, but that does not stop me from training for my events.
I’ve change my training regime to adapt my body to my throat infection by doing LSD run and drills so that I don aggravate my infection. A day before race day I went out to test out race pace on a 5k route (I can’t hardly breath with the infection and I have cold sweat going on) I only managed 2k, this got me worried wondering how will I finish my 10k in good time, been coughing the whole time and I can’t even sleep
Woke up at 2am and even tweeted the below, as I can’t hardly breathe while sleeping and with every cough my throat close up like two fist pounding on each other. Race starts in another 6 hours.
I bought the strongest lozenges I could find and Difflam needs prescription by the pharmacies to soothe my infection and after looking at the package carefully, I’ve found out that I have been eating POISON all this while
I was unsure if I wanted to run or just stay at home and sulk on my infection then I man it up and went for the run, as I mention it was not my best run. into KM4 I could feel that cold sweat was dripping and my heart pound as if its jumping out of my body, KM6 to KM7 I was suffering from dead weight legs I feel that my legs was just ran a marathon. I even stopped to walk and to take time to breathe cause coughing and running all the while was just not comfortable. I dig deep and just finished the race, So would I do Salomon X-trail again? FOR SURE I WILL. the race is a no frill , get muddy and have fun with friends kinda race, so why not.
Isaac’s tips on running this event:
- Head over early on race day and try to stand in the front (so you wont get stuck in the mud)
- Watch your step and do not over stride cause Bike Trails has plenty of sharp broken rocks
- Hydrate yourself, better yet, bring your own hydration cause the water station could have been better equipped (I recommend Fuel Belt Revenge R20) One filled with water and the other with some electrolyte
- Kudos to the organizers for taking away the dreaded waist deep route but the deep ditch was still there, stick to running in the center as I twisted my leg again cause trying to overtake some people (Mistake)
- After the race, do enjoy the Bananas and plenty of hydration after. Take Peekcha and post it up.
- Remember to wash up, walk to the exit point and look to your right, there is 3 taps that you can use to wash yourself up and …
- Train hard so you can finish the race like the winner did in a blazing 35MIN (that’s INSANE)
Warning: Do not try to do what I did this morning, I really think that I should not have ran that event, cause I really felt like fainting at one point, that when I felt my head was spinning and my mouth opening up sucking in air (think vacuum cleaner) So I think I was stupid to have done so but I did listen to my body and I since it was only a short 10k run, I thought I could sweat it out (it didn’t work and I am still coughing and swallowing seems like a chore.
SALOMON X-TRAIL RUN 2013 FULFILLED THE NEED FOR TRAIL
Singapore, 17 November 2013 – More than 1,800 trail enthusiasts satisfied their primal need for movement through nature at the annual Salomon X-Trail Run 2013. The sixth edition of race injected shots after shots of adrenaline; away from smoke, fumes and concrete pavement at the Tampines Mountain Bike Park & Trail.
The highly anticipated trail racing event of the year took seasoned trail seekers on a mud thumping 10km course; while trail novices sped through a less challenging 5km course, designed to immerse them into the world of trail running. Five runners from each category; the men’s open, women’s open, men’s veteran and women’s veteran were honored for their outstanding stamina and grit at the end of the race.
Men’s Open Name Time
Winner Tilak Migar 35:59:00
Winner Vanja Cnops 39:51:26
Winner Tony Seakins 39:34:19
Winner Sem Hui Leng 49:48:23
It was just a typical day where I set off from work heading back home on my bike, cycling from work to office takes a good 30mins then I thought why not I run back from work, so this time I decided to push my run training earlier to warm my legs up for all the upcoming runs, so I figured out a 15k run back home should not be too bad. I paced myself at about 6min/km which is very comfortable slow run.
four three choice to get to work, Cycle , Run or Bus (Driving is not an option as parking here will cost $14 a day, with the money saved I could easily buy another bike soon enough. So anyway I weighed the pro’s and con’s of cycling to work. I help reduce carbon emission, ease congestion and I get to stay healthy. So I made a plan to bike to work, then run back, next day I take the bus then I bike back, and cycle repeats, So in that way I get to maximize my training.
Anyway last Thursday was a freak storm, I never meant to run in the rain, What I did not anticipate was the crazy weather Singapore is having at the current moment and I don’t blame Super Typhoon Haiyan. Rain is not an excuse for not training, but thunder storm? I think better stay clear.
So here are some tips I think if you were to get caught in the rain or planning to run back from work.
What I usually packed for my run back and what you can pack if you want to do the same
- Back Pack (ensure this is waterproof, if not have a rain cover) I will explain later
- Bring a Cap / Visor ( to block the rain/sun away from your eyes)
- Pack a shade with Bright lens hue, I use my Oakley Radar with Yellow Lens (if your shades have interchangeable lens it would be better) I bring two lens with me all times, One Clear and One Polarized.
- Do Pack a fitting rain coat for more aerodynamics (in-case it rains, this will help keep your body warm)
- Do Pack dri-fit clothes for maximum comfort.
- and lastly and most importantly pack a comfortable shoes
- I made a mistake by not packing my blinkers, a RED clip on would be good
- Remember to nibble on some carbs before you set off home
I was into 2km of my run and the sky turned dark pretty fast and with thunder blasting every couple of minutes apart, I think I just ran into a CAT 1 (Do not do this, if a storm is brewing) I suggest find a shelter and wait till the rain dies down
So what happened on my rainy run back home… I got splashed by cars, I ran through puddle of water, wind was blowing against me, ran past all the cars that was caught in traffic and people giving me loony looks thinking I must be mental to run in this storm,
I should have wore a jacket to keep myself warm but I reached home in the end. The cold can make one hungry pretty fast.
Remember the backpack which I mentioned that I will explain, well this was a clear mistake on my side, the Mizuno backpack that held my work shoe and my work clothes weigh no more than 3kg when I first started (Packing Minimal will help ease the load on your shoulder). The bag felt extremely comfortable till the rain soaked it. when it is soaked, I can assure you that it felt like I was training with weights on my shoulders. Stupid Me for not getting a rain cover..
And presenting super soaked me at my door step.
So my summary, if you plan to run back from home would be
- Check weather forecast (I use accuweather.com)
- Remember to pack minimal (if you need to bring any items back home)
- Remember to bring your ID
- Remember to Hydrate and eat some carbs 2hours before your run.
- Bring some cash in case of emergency.
- Turn on EndoMondo to track your movement (for safety purpose so your friends will know where you are in real time)
But do remember that whenever you go and whenever you run, Safety always comes first, because motorists often have limited visibility during wet, rainy weather, it is important to make sure you are easily seen. Wear reflective tape and/or something bright, to increase the chances of motorists seeing you while you’re running. Run on the proper side of the road and pay close attention to your surroundings ( I nearly twisted my ankle by stepping into a deep puddle) Try to avoid stepping on puddle of water as you will not know how deep it goes.
Stay safe and keep running guys
Imagine if I tell you that one sock can do all this
- Prevent foot pain, that this socks can protect you from Plantar Fasciitis
- Protect you from a Sore foot
- Protect you from Callus
- Protect you from Blister
- Protect against Athlete foot
- and one of the main problem that most runner’s face “BLACK TOE”
And yes, such a sock exist, and I had the chance to try it out, I usually do not run in socks for my training and even runs up to 10km, anything above 10km and trails, I will definitely look for comfort, I think I will be running more in socks after I was given a pair of Thorlos to test out,
Thanks to World Of Sports, They handed me this socks and told me that, you will never wear another brand of socks again once you have tried these, and maybe they were right!! I received a pair of Thorlos Experia picture below in gray for a trial recently.
Opening this socks from its cover and touching it seems like nothing special I tell you, I kept touching the material and I wonder, what would have made them say that this socks would be the only brand on my mind if I were to think of socks. If you look at the pictures I have inserted it seems just like any ordinary socks,oh how wrong I was, look closer at the mid foot, it has a separate from the heel and the ball of your feet and Thorlos specially place padding in all the right place to maximize comfort.
I paired the Thorlos Experia with one of the thinnest shoes I have, the New Balance Minimus Road and I tell you this socks sure made my minimal shoe feels padded. I used it not only for running but I walked the whole day at the office and it felt really comfortable but the Coolmax feature was not working for me cause I felt my legs were pretty warm all the time. (maybe it was drying my feet)
Having tried them out in a few of my runs over 10km, I personally like how it cushions my feet and gives the support to the right place especially the forefoot which helps reduce friction thus preventing blister and the back of the heel as are places that tends to get chaffed from rubbing against the back of the shoe, my running gaits usually falls on mid-foot and this socks makes my mid-foot landing on pavement and tarmac feels so comfortable. its like wearing a padded shoe (This was on m NB Minimus)
Compared to other sports socks in the market the Thorlos Experia is easily one of the most expensive non compression socks I have but it does serve its purpose, and remember you get what you pay for. Thorlos Experia is something everyone should invest on if they are looking to add some extra comfort and support to their run.
I totally recommend this socks for running distance of 5k to Full Marathon.. If you have spare change heck even buy it even for everyday use, I am thinking of buying it as my work socks now. Thorlos Experia is available at all World Of Sports Outlet.
Some tech specs for the geek in me.
The Thorlos Experia consist material of
More about Thorlo
Statesville, North Carolina based THORLO, Inc., the originator of activity specific socks, is committed to providing the ultimate in foot protection and comfort for all consumers. Over 25 years of scientific research stands behind the Thorlosâ ultimate consumer promise of “Your Feet Will Feel Better or Your Money Back.”
All Thorlos sock products are designed to protect the foot from activity-specific demands such as shear, impact, and blistering. Thorlos provides its consumers with superior comfort products, which allows them to enjoy their active lifestyles. Whether running, walking, hiking, or everyday wear, there is a pair of Thorlos for everyone, every shoe, and every activity.
Last weekend was wonderful as I get to hangout with my friends from school, seeing how we all have grown up, most married, but still a handful remain single. So if you have any cute friends to introduce do let me know, anyway I was on a back to back Run and Bike training getting my legs prep for upcoming Salomon X trail run. My itinerary kinda went like Saturday Broga, Sunday Genting Sempah (no Dragon Back due to rain)
My weapon of choice for Broga trail was my trusty Salomon Speedcross 3 and my Oakley 30ml hand bottle for hydration.
I was up 5AM got ready and waited for the whole gang to come over to my place , The drive to Broga was a distance from where we live, it was about an hour with no traffic, the sun was just about to come up. In Broga if you were up at the peak you would be able to catch a glimpse of the Sunrise and I think it would definitely be a breath-taking view. (Think Titanic Pose)
And away we go, when we reached the place which is just about 200 meters away from it, I did not manage to capture the parking lot, in fact there is no parking lot, there were just cars and cars parking on the side of the road all the way filling up the oil palm plantation (Think of shopping mall car park on a weekend)
I thought Broga was just a small little peak with no one on the weekend, but how wrong I was, This place is so commercialized that even BROGA t-shirts are on sale for RM13. You can find hiking pole, bags dragon fruit, I think if you look hard enough you might even find a Mountain Bike for sale.
Introducing the Gang, Henry I am sorry you were cut out from the pic, Stephen bending down which I dont know why, maybe he was stretching out his er.. quads? Jason in the back, Lawrence looking ready for this run and Kah Wane ready as ever.
Broga seems steep as you can see in the picture below, you can see the lady holding the tree trunk.
Weekend as mentioned by the guys is that it will always be packed and guess what .. it is really filled with people. You will see people of all sorts wearing minimal shoes which not what you think it is, they are actually flip-flops, futsal shoes and regular walking shoes
See what I mean when I said this place was being crowded like a shopping mall, what I would recommend is that you pack a backpack with a couple of finger food and drinks to Broga and walk up. when you have ascent the first peak, just chill there as you can see the pictures I have attached, Broga has three peaks where the climb seems decent, the second peak a little harder but once you have reached to the second peak.. I suggest you just take in the scenery and enjoy.
I did not run up to the third peak as its just about 200m away from the 2nd one and it was filled with people trying to climb up.
a breathtaking view of the horizon, this was about 9am
Henry, congrats that you made it up this far, no worries if anyone made fun of you, but what matter is that you made it and after 4 years you should feel the difference of fitness level. That picture of all us on that was priceless, cause getting Henry to walk 3km is like getting a Dog to Meow
Ok, here I am looking all shocked out of my wits and guess what I saw ??!!
Yup, kids no more than 8 yo climbing Broga, so if you think you can’t then think again ! If this little girl can do it why not you , in fact it was not only her, I see people of all age , size and fitness level, couples holding each other
Me and Kah Wane went up again Broga, people on the trails must really hate us cause we are running up and kinda bumping into them. Sorry guys if you saw us training on that day. We certainly did not mean to cut you guys or make you guys stop for us.
The guys taking a break waiting for my return, they did single lap, but I am totally happy that they manage to peak with all those people slowing them down.
After a good run, we wanted to refuel ourself before our journey back, We drove and drove till we ended up in Kajang looking for what they are famous for… SATAY (skewered meat).. OK I know it’s pretty crazy eating satay in the morning which I dont think people will do so.. but I was so Wrong.. we ended up at Stay Malaysia and people in this small town seems to take their time in doing their stuff, must be the laid back mentality which was good.
One last thing before I finish off this blog post would be to all Please save the trail, couple of stuff I saw along were Pringle cans, rubbish all littered all over, cigarette buds all over. The least you can do is keep your trash in your pockets or bags till you see a bin or something. Keeping trails clean will help make your trail experience a better one. Hope everyone can do their part in this.
My 2 cents worth on Broga Hill
Well, in short about my thought on Broga hill, it would have to be that the Trail seems pretty decent if there was less people , the elevation could be pretty steep for some but if you are a season runner or hiker, I believe Broga would be a good place for you. The descending from the peak was totally fun cause I was just speeding down the trail zig zagging my path out , Remembering my watch I ran up the 2nd peak in about 15mins, please be careful if you are a fast descender cause there will be tons of people. I definitely recommend this place for a family hike take your time and enjoy the fresh air of what Broga has to offer.
- This place rocks for a good workout, really short and intense
- Beautiful scenery
- Surprisingly cooling weather up till 10am
- Toilet amenities that comes with shower facilities
- Stalls that have food and drinks on the ground
- The descent could be steep for some. (Stephen fell from a 3 ft drop)
- Beautiful scenery but was blocked with many people trying to catch a breath
- The sun will start burning you at about 11am.
- Toilet charges RM1 (which is decent) but could have been free
- Parking will be a problem on the weekend after 7am
This weekend I have planned out a short trip up north to run Broga Hill and Cycle on what is called the Dragon Back (or maybe Sempah Again) I still can’t decide on which route to take for Sunday long ride, as there are many rides going on that Sunday, but for sure Broga on Saturday with the usual gang and the bike leg..not sure yet.
Let me just share with you a pic of the beautiful Broga hill (pic taken from http://www.danariff.com) obviously no pic from me cause I haven’t been there yet.
I dont think Broga hill is your competition Colorado Boulder kinda trail, it is more of a weekend hike and yes this place is a weekend haunt for many people just going up to the peak. here is a little information i found out on Broga hill by NatureMalaysia
Bukit Broga, also known as ‘Bukit Lalang’ – after the local species of grass that grows abundantly here, is a hill in Semenyih, at 400 meters high and 40 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur on the trunk road to Broga. It can be reached a short distance later after University of Nottingham, where the entrance starts at left from an oil palm estate opposite a rabbit park. Famed for its incredibly panoramic views (especially at dawn) along with easy accessibility on foot, the hill is a popular tourist attraction among locals; the estate owner cashes on the glut of visitors during weekends and public holidays by charging MYR2 per vehicle that parks on his grounds.
From the peak, visitors get a spacious view of the plains, coated by a mixture of rainforest, oil palm plantations, villages and towns, along with distant mountains. At dawn, mist rising from the ground from the warmth of the sun envelops the landscape in a carpet of white, evoking a surreal atmosphere. The hike while steep is relatively easy, taking anywhere between 20 and 45 minutes to reach the highest peak depending on one’s fitness level, or photo stops. There are three peaks in total, each one ascends above the other through a clear path fringed by tall grass at each side. From the summit, a proper jungle trail leads through primary rainforest to Gunung Tok Wan (675 meters), a roughly one and a half hour hike on meandering slopes.
Anyway if you guys feel like going to Bukit Broga for a short hike up and dont know how to go, I have attached a map for your reference. If its too small do click on it for a better view, I will most definitely do a short review on my hike (run) up this place. Anyway using this opportunity to train for my Salomon X-trail in the coming November. Catch ya later guys.
Let me know how your weekend has gone? I am sure mine is going to be HEAVEN !!!!!
Seriously how cool this Nike on the 3rd of November is gonna be, Thousand of runners will be running their own chosen path for their 10k, too bad I can’t make it for that event but I will be riding up what in Malaysia cyclist calls it the Dragon back. Alright, I am pretty envious of all those running on this coming 3rd cause there are going to be plenty of pretty people but really the best part would be running your own route. (Click on the Map to see the bigger picture)
Isaac’s tips on running Nike: Run the path that catches your “EYE” ahem if you get what I mean. and more importantly as I always say “Finish Strong”
Participants of We Run SG 2013 will get to experience a run like never before
Singapore, 24 October 2013 – For the first time in Nike Singapore’s race history, runners will be empowered with the freedom to choose and define their own running experience. Inspired by runners, this year’s We Run Singapore race route will offer some of the most desired experiences that have been suggested by participants.
The race will flag off from the F1 Pit Building, and feature a unique 10km route with various split points enabling runners to choose from a myriad of experiences on 3 November 2013. Participants will get the freedom to exercise their choice at three points of the race – 3.2km, 6.5km and 8.5km. [Refer to Map attached.]
Runners will find along the routes, different terrains, conditions, environments and atmosphere. Runners may make an adventurous choice to Go Off The Beaten Path or choose to Follow The Pack. At the 6.5km mark of the route, runners will then get to opt for the environment they would like to run in, so they can Rule The City or Own The Park. To finish the race their way, runners will then have the freedom to select their preferred tunes for the final stretch. Regardless of the choices made, participants will get to run the race that is truly theirs.
Alvin Soo, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Singapore, said, “We are confronted with rules and regulations everyday but runners at Nike We Run SG will have the freedom to make their own choices on race day. They will have a choice not to follow the pack. Instead, they will be designing their race and be rewarded with a race experience they can call their own.”
Interested runners may register online at www.nike.com/events/register/werunsg.
Updated 6 December 2013:
Hi guys, here is a little tip for everyone out there reading my blog on Illumi Run, Firstly Do Hastag your IG pictures with #IllumiRun and who knows You might be selected to Win a few prizes from me.
Secondly, DO NOT WEAR YOUR FAVOURITE SHOES, I repeat DO NOT WEAR ! unless your rich or insanely hate your shoe then go ahead ..
Thirdly, HAVE FUN and ENJOY THE AFTER PARTY.
SHINE THROUGH THE NIGHT AT ILLUMI RUN 2013
Start year-end festivities with a 5km party run that is bound to illuminate and more
Singapore, 22 October 2013 – Registration for the first edition of ILLUMI RUN 2013 will begin online today at 1100hrs. Be part of the first night party run in Singapore on 7 December 2013 (Saturday) held at the F1 Village.
ILLUMI RUN is a five-kilometre, non-competitive party race in which participants are splashed with neon illumi glow water as they run past various themed zones at each kilometre. The fun continues at the finish line with an ultimate dance extravaganza hosted by club DJs and other surprises to ensure that the party extends through the night.
Making its debut in Singapore, ILLUMI RUN is conceptualised and organised by event company Infinitus Productions Private Limited. Jeffrey Foo, Director, said, “We are combining two of Singaporeans’ biggest loves – running and partying, to offer an unforgettable event that commemorates the year with a fun, cool and healthy twist. Bring along your friends and join us as we celebrate 2013 with a bang!”
A highlight of the run would certainly be the illumi glow water that participants will be coated with at various zones of the 5km. The water-based, non-toxic neon paint is specially imported from United States to ensure that participants enjoy safe, uninhibited fun with every step of the race. Completely washable from the skin, the neon glow water illuminates in the dark under ultra-violet lights along the route, creating a beautiful spectacle of the night.
Participants can also expect music of different genres en route, including latest Korean-Pop, Trance and Retro-Pop as they dance or run their way through four different themed zones.
Party Bag will include prior to the run, will be equipped with an
- ILLUMI RUN T-shirt,
- an LED Wrist Band and
- Goggles (not infrared)
- One of the Wildest party run ever.
Registration period: From 22 October 2013 till event sells out
Entry Fee: SGD68.00
ILLUMI RUN 2013 Details
Date: 7 December 2013 (Saturday)
Venue: F1 Village
Interested runners may register online at www.illumirun.com from 22 October 2013
Event : Newton Challenge Malaysia 2013
Date : 29 December 2013 (Sunday)
Start & End Point : Jalan BK5A/2, Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor
Start Time : 5.30am (25km) 6.30am (15km)
Registration Open : 22 September 2013
Closing Date : 22 November 2013
- Exclusive Newton Running Singlet (see size chart below)
- Original Newton Running Socks
- Race Number Bib
- Disposable Timing Device
- Newton Challenge Finisher Medal for ALL finishers
Newton Challenge Run Singlet Size Chart
Race Categories & Fees
|15KM – MEN / WOMEN (OPEN / VETERAN)||RM 50.00|
|25KM – MEN / WOMEN (OPEN / VETERAN)||RM 60.00|
Race Pack Collection Details
Date : To be confirmed
Time : To be confirmed
Venue : To be confirmed
CLOSING DATE : 22 November 2013, 11.59pm
So what are you waiting for Register here at .. REGISTER ME UP
Things to note
1. Online registration – login at the login panel and select the event desired. Key in all details and make payment accordingly, by credit card or bank-in.
2. For those who select bank-in payment, please bank-in cash/cheque or online transfer (via Online Banking) to the following bank account:
Account Name : TriSportz Event Management Sdn. Bhd.
Company Registration No. : 622198-K
Bank : CIMB Bank Berhad
A/C No. : 14590000666-05-7
Swift Code : CIBBMYKL
3. Please email bank-in slip or online transfer receipt to email@example.com or fax to +603-89442892 with the following information:
Contact no. :
Event : NEWTON CHALLENGE 2013
*the above information is important for us to trace your record accurately. Failure to do so may result in delaying your confirmation.
4. Once payment is made (by credit card or bank-in), your registration status will remain as Processing. Please allow us to process your entry and we will send you a race confirmation by email within 2-3 working days (or earlier). To check your registration status, please login and go to Registered Event.
Successful registration is not transferable or refundable.
Great race weekend again, yesterday was Mizuno Mount Faber and all I can say that it was a hard race, I am not sure what these guys are eating and everyone is such on a incredible fast pace,arrived an hour with Smith and Daphne as we thought it will be packed with people, we kinda lost our way to the race site but all is good.
We had sometime to take selfie as we are the invited runners by World Of Sports under bloggers engagement and I would like to Thank World Of Sport and VGO corporation for inviting us all and providing us with all awesome Mizuno gear. (really appreciate that) Check me out driving the Mizuno Prima Cantabile, am pretty sure that shoe flies if you put it on.
So if you did enter the Mizuno Guess the blogger challenge, you will definitely be in for a surprise to know in what order we all came in? see the results here World Of Sports Blogger Results
I will keep this race report really short and in point form as RunFairyRun taught me too.
- Race flagged off on time, and weather was perfect with slight humidity
- Race route was the notorious Mount Faber with the 2nd turning facing a slight slopes
- Race route had people cramping to get in front with people even slamming into the bus stop
- In this route there is 3 water point which I think is sufficient (volunteers were all wonderful)
- Reaching Mount Faber turn from Henderson, this is where the race separate the mens from the boys. Its funny cause I hear this young boy cursing the route to his friend (er.. hallo? why did you sign up if you think that Mt Faber is a little hill?)
- Running into 5km and looking at my watch it was 23mins, right on time, but I felt really slow cause I am not sure what all the racers ate this morning? I was being over taken like I was sitting down. I am not kidding these runners are brutal and I thought I was doing a 6min pace, but in fact it was 5min/km running the hills.
- Mount Faber killed my speed to a slow 7min (my bad I as I did not train for my hills)
- What goes up must come down.. speed up and open up my stride to gain what I lost.
- Reaching the home stretch we have to run through a few traffic light, looking at my watch on the 3rd water station I know we have another 3 km, and its 44min. I was praying oh yes.,, at last a sub50 10k.. kept running like a mad man and BOOM (traffic light stop) x 2 , yup not once but two stops. waited for the traffic police to give the green light to go, (can’t blame them but have to thank them for watching over our safety. Thank you guys)
- The last stretch I dig in deep and gave all I got, didn’t manage to get the time I want but still its good, 54min (watch time) For your Mizuno Results check out their official website here ——> Mizuno Mount Faber Results 2013
Anyway it was a great weekend again of racing and spending time with loved one. It was beautiful, wish every weekend will be like this. “GOD IS GREAT”
3,300 STRONG TACKLED MT FABER
Singapore, 14 October 2013 – Victory is sweet for the Open and Veteran category champions at the Mizuno PAssion Mount Faber Run 2013. Lin Gen Foo, 30, dominated the Men’s Open with an impressive time of 34:50:21, while Mok Ying Rong, 20, took the Women’s crown in 41:27:25.
Veteran champions; Tony Seakins, 60 and Vivian Tang, 43 proved that age is just a number by completing the race with a respectable 39:17:77 and 39:45:59 respectively.
The race is organised by Tanjong Pagar GRC, Radin Mas SMC, and is proudly sponsored by World of Sports and Mizuno. Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development, and adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC Grassroots, Ms Indranee Thurai Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law and Education, and adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC Grassroots and Dr Lily Neo, Adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC Grassroots Organisations were in attendance to flag off the race.
The road to the finish line was not always smooth as competitors had the arduous task of conquering the Mount Faber Hill. Though tough, runners at the Special Olympics proved that intellectual disability is no hindrance as they completed the 10km race just like every other participants.
“Our runners had an amazing time at this year’s Mizuno PAssion Mount Faber Run. I think they proved to themselves and the public that with regular training and a never-give-up attitude, there is absolutely nothing they cannot achieve.” Said Yeo Jia Chyang, Running Coach, Special Olympics
“We believe that training should be accessible to every athlete including those who are intellectually challenged.That is why the commitment of the Special Olympics team is inspiring; we are proud to be able to provide a platform for them to showcase sporting prowess and to raise awareness for their cause.” Said Ms Cindy Chui, Senior Marketing Manager, World of Sports.
Champions from both categories walked away with prizes worth more than $800 including a $500 product voucher, Soleus watches, Kor One Bottles, Yurbuds earphone, Thorlos 84N and a one year subscription of RUN magazine.
Mother use to tell us “don’t go running in the mud”… BUT HEY THIS IS A SALOMON X-Trail and it’s back, having participated this last year and all I can say is that this is totally fun and most definitely you will be covered in MUD, that’s what I am looking forward to. Think of this as COLOR RUN for the hardcore. I really would appreciate the mud all over me. Check this picture out.
This year I notice that Salomon is providing an extra thing in their Race Pack and I would be delighted to get that as well (read on below to see what that is) World of Sports member gets additional discount, so sign up as a member to enjoy their perks as well, awesome if you ask me.
So what are you waiting for? Join me for a MUD session.
To register your participation click here REGISTER ME
Date: 17 November 2013, Sunday
Flag-off Time: 7.30am
Flag-off Venue: Tampines Mountain Bike Park & Trail
RACE CATEGORIES & FEES
Competitive, 10KM Run (Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Veteran, Women’s Veteran)
World Of Sports Members $42
Normal Registration $45
Non-Competitive, Est. ≤ 5KM Run (Men’s Open, Women’s Open)
World Of Sports Members $37
Race Pack Collection and Races Entitlement
- Salomon Limited Edition Running Tee (worth $45.90)
- Salomon Limited Edition Waist Pack (worth $42.90)
- Race Bib with Electronic Timing
- Finisher Medal upon completion of the race
- 30% off* on Salomon regular-priced merchandise
- Other goodies
- Salomon Limited Edition Running Tee (worth $45.90)
- Salomon Limited Edition Waist Pack (worth $42.90)
- Race Bib without Electronic Timing
- 30% off* on Salomon regular-priced merchandise
- Other goodies
This is the extra I am looking forward too , yeah a fuel belt by Salomon (hope they it in other colors as well) and I would appreciate it as Lawrence came last week looking for a similar one as his Spibelt failed on him, most belt cost around $19 > so getting this would be worth it, I would say the T-shirt and this would have covered the race fees. So even if you don’t Run you can sign up just for this (WHICH I DONT ADVISE)
Sooner or later everyone gets to WAVE Sayonara to their competition.
This is the Mizuno Wave Sayonara and it will be my weapon of choice for this upcoming Mizuno Mount Faber Run, I am honored to be able test this shoe even before its release in the Singapore Market and I have to thank VGO and World Of Sports for providing me with this fantastic shoe, and for that I would like to do a quick review before Mizuno Mount Faber 10k run (actually I already put in a couple of miles in it on the day itself)
Mizuno Wave Sayonara , how apt that it is really named in a way to let Mizuno Wave Sayonara to your competitor, I have been running in it almost everyday to and fro work, yes I am running to work now instead of my usual bike routine, This is to prepare me mentally for my upcoming Tokyo Marathon.
Here are some of my views on this shoe being it good or bad, read on if this interest you, some technical aspect I would like to share about this shoe below beside looking great, Well I got the one in Blue but this white I am featuring is prettier if you ask me.
Top Features of the Mizuno Wave Sayonara Shoes
In Mizuno’s website it says that “Mizuno’s new light training shoe featuring the new U4iC midsole. The Sayonara delivers mile after mile of light cushioned, stable fun” Oh yes I have to totally agree on this.
So whats U4ic? it is unique midsole compound that rides and cushions like Mizuno’s ap+ midsole, but is approximatley 30% lighter without any loss of comfort or performance. Amazing isnt it and do you know how light this shoe is? its approximately 190gm. Its pretty much feather light.
This is my first ever pair of Mizuno shoes and I have to say I already put in about 40plus miles on them since getting em last weekend, Did a 10k race (Trifactor) in them on the next day of getting them, click on that link if you wan to read about how slow I went on it.
First impression after putting them on, I have to say I felt this rocking motion on the shoe and It was the first thing I told Lawrence who came with me to collect my race pack, it is not a bad thing and it feels as if the rocking motion makes you want to move forward in every step. Did a quick search on the internet to learn more about this rocking motion and I found out it was what they call the “Smoothride” Trust me this shoe really makes you go faster, This will replace my Kinvara’s for now
Unique approach to the sole of the shoe designed to create a smooth, rocking-chair-like transition from heel to toe on every step.
Next thing I felt was how incredibly light it felt and it was the U4ic which was explained earlier and also the G3 Sole that came along with this shoe. I really can’t believe that this shoe is only 190gm
G3, a new performance outsole component that enhances traction where needed most and reduces weight.
For me running sock less has been a norm but to me I just feel the ground better and it makes me run in a more natural gait without any socks interrupting my running style, I could not understand why is this shoe so comfortable and after a couple of runs in them I took good look at the upper lining as well as the material of the shoe, as it seems to me it was made in a single piece of material and thus I found out more from their website that it Mizuno Dynamotion fit technology which is explained as:
Combination of shoe technologies that create an upper than moves with your foot seamlessly throughout your stride, elimination stress points and bunching for a more comfortable run.
Mizuno Wave Technology
Inspired by nature, Wave is the industry’s most effective midsole technology. Wave’s unique shape dissipates impact forces away from the foot for a smoother, more cushioned feel on every step.
Breathable and Cool. AIRmesh allows each running shoe from Mizuno to maintain a high standard of breathability for the life of the shoe, and allows the foot to stay cool.
Cool and Dry. Mizuno Intercool solves the problem of heat and humidity build-up in a running shoe, by incorporating a full-length ventilation channels.
Durability and Traction. X-10 provides the most durable carbon rubber from Mizuno that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and provides more traction at heel strike.
It retails for SGD189 but it will only be in stores end of October,
This shoe has already won the Runners World Best Debut shoe (Runners World Best Debut Shoe Mizuno Wave Sayonara)
Isaac’s 2 Cents Worth
- Extremely Lightweight
- SmoothRide technology is a +1
- Traction on this shoe is incredible (must be the X10)
- Priced Right
- Limited Color Choice (can’t beat Saucony Kinvara’s range)
- 9 mm heel-toe differential (maybe its a good thing, I am used to zero drop to 4mm)
Summary of the shoe
If you are looking for a racing flat, or you just want something really fast, This is the shoe to go to.. I know this is my to go shoe for distance up to even Marathon. Its well balance and cushioned enough for it not forgetting super lightweight. Do let me know your concerns if you do have any.
About the Mizuno brand
Since its founding in 1906, Mizuno have taken special pride and pleasure in being able to take part in the exciting world of sports and in making the entire globe the stage for their activities. Their management philosophy : “To contribute to society through the advancement of sports and quality sporting goods” is clearly reflected in their strong support of numerous worldwide sports events and in our dedication to advancing sports through cutting edge research and technology. Today, the high quality products that only Mizuno produces, are relied upon by athletes throughout the world. They produce superior quality equipment for serious performance, through the artful combination of technology and craftsmanship.
Update 7 Oct: The first 500 Full Series(4 events) sign ups will get a personalised Series Finisher Medal upon completion of your events! (This is on top of the extra 10% discount you will receive) so What are you waiting for Register yourself here
Hey all, its been a wonderful weekend with all the exciting happenings, Lawrence came down to SG to finish his last series of the Tri-Factor which happened last 12hours ago and now he is on the plane back home, He sure have come a long way from his days of running.. and certainly I can see him improving over the months.. only thing is he is always complaining on his weight, shoes etc etc.. This was his first 10k (Run only event) and he has his hopes on doing a sub 1hr 10k, well I told him just follow me and I will help pace him throughout the race.
A short Race report for today run with Lawrence, met the usual suspects of the running local scene (Taha, Jacky O, Claudia, Jonathan, Kim Lai, and the Oakley Yellow Fellow team) Lawrence was feeling nervous and was fiddling with all his gadgets, get this he was starting his RCX5, GPS clipped on his race belt, Samsung S2 with Strava turned on, he looks like he is carrying a super computer if you ask me, I bet if you ask him any algebra question all his gadget will be able to churn out an answer for you.
Bang gun went off, the 10k runners totaled not more than 500 runners. Lawrence was not at sight after the flag off, I was wondering if he was being bogged down with all the equipment he was carrying or was it me that ran too fast, I kept pace thinking I was doing a 5:30pace which I wanted.. but upon reaching 5km mark, I glanced at my watch and it hit me, It showed me 22mins, I went “OH NO” this definitely will kill me later in the run, and yup it did, KM7, 8 and 9 hit me the most, I felt as if someone was pinching my butt (I swear to god) it was actually my ITB band acting up. So at the last U-turn running back to the end point I saw Lawrence which was about 30m back. I told him lets pick up the pace with me swirling my fingers in the air, I hope other runners dont mistaken me for pointing a middle finger a them. I picked up my pace to (what I think is 5min) but actual fact is 8min LOL, about 10m nearing to the end point, Someone shouted “HEY SEOW EH” (meaning hey, crazy fella) and then sped past me like Road Runner and Coyote .. I was totally dazed and it was Lawrence seizing the surprise elements and sprinted pass me with a big smile, we both came in at 58Mins for a 10.5k run, It was a good day for a run and the weather was perfect in every way. Well Good luck to Lawrence on his coming Powerman in 2 weeks time.
I really have to say Awesome preparation by the organizers throughout the whole Tri-Factor 2013 series, they have been accommodating (me for forgetting to pick up my race pack), rescheduling the race event after the haze and more importantly the quality of the race. Oakley Singapore is also one of the main sponsors and I am surely glad to see them as a main sponsors cause they really have been helping people understands the importance of good optics by conducting workshops introducing and explaining the features of Oakley against other XXX brands, I for one have been a user of Oakley and no other when it comes to sports (well, ok Rayban for lifestyles)] I see no other brand of optics that come close and mind you I am not sponsored by them. Check out their FB page they sure are doing alot of give away
Facebook: Oakley Singapore
Anyway the results for Tri-Factor Series will be out soon and you can check here for the 2013 results when it is out, at the moment it is still the 2012 (ahem wonder who stands at the 40th place with a 52min timing. (Click if you are interested to know).
If you guys would like to know the Tri-Factor 2014 series will be featuring a very SPECIAL MEDAL for the four series, OK you seen it here first on my blog, Do spread the word around for this and I am sure this is gonna be a sell out event next year.
And when you have done all four events you can combine the medals into this Gigantic medal which you truly deserve.
If you have been following my Instagram, you would have seen this first thing in the morning before the Tri-factor event, and I already have questions asking me how come there is a fifth medal !!?? AHHH … good question that is if you finish the whole series under 7 hours, you get to engrave your name on that as well. … Just kidding, that last medal will be presented to you as a token (instead of the T-shirt series featured on Lawrence on the top picture) for the FULL COMPLETION of all the event, but wait, get this, when you signup as one of the first few hundred (yet to confirm) you will get free engraving up to 15 alphabets on the token. So wait for my posting on the registration dates as I am waiting for more information soon.
Thank you POKKA for being the main sponsors for this event. I am leaning towards drinking Pokka more than 100+ these days, must be the after taste and the feeling of renewed energy after every gulp, it taste good and even Lawrence and Jason is hooked on it, Sponsors for 2014 so I can get unlimited supply for my training? LOL..
Formula for winning performance! Pokka Sports Water’s effective formula helps replenish your body’s lost fluids and electrolytes for long lasting hydration. Specially formulated with Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and Citric Acid that are essential to the human body; studies show that these ingredients can assist in recovery from muscle fatigue during & after exercise, help to increase athletic endurance & mental clarity, and are needed for maintenance of the muscle tissue.
Pokka Sports Water is more than just a thirst quencher but a drink for all occasions, be it exercise, play, dining or work. Now with Carbonated and Non-Carbonated version, this refreshing isotonic drink provides an effective hydration plan during and after long trainings and races!
Mizuno Passion Mount Faber Run is now ready for all you runners, Despite the race being postpone due to the haze, Hope that had not stop you from your training and anticipation for this event. It is only for the best that the organisers and event sponsor VGO Corporation Ltd made the decision after considering the health safety and well-being of the 2,500 participants who had registered for the 10km run
My best timing for Kent Ridge hills 10k Nus run was 53mins time and time again, I have never gotten below sub 50 for my 10k, be warned that I am still injured and If you have been following my twitter or Instagram you would have known that alraedy, It’s been a crazy long 9 months and its been hard on me to just stop running and doing my sports. Keeping myself motivated by reading Tumblr quotes and eating chips (just kidding)
So this time round, World of Sports have invited eight lucky bloggers to pit out their running skills against each other for the Mizuno Run, and I was lucky enough to be invited for this run as well.
I do not know the rest of the bloggers personally but have seen their famous names around on the blogsphere, I wonder if they know me ? Seen some of the girls profile, all I have to say is Good Figure and Awesome personality, I wonder if I will be famous if I don a Bikini for that profile pic? All I could give them was a miserable black and white pic of myself, so check out the rest
Anyway Did I mention that One lucky winner with all 8 correct guess will walkaway with a pair of Prima Cantabile from Mizuno.
All you have to do is be a fan of World of Sports’ Facebook page and predict the CORRECT ORDER of how your favourite bloggers will fare at the Mizuno PAssion Mt Faber Run 2013 on 13 October 2013.
Date: 13 October 2013, Sunday
Venue: Bukit Merah View Blk 121 & 123 (Open Space)
Flag Off Time(all categories): 7.30am.
Links for other bloggers :
Update: 28th September To register please click here : https://www.werunsg10k.com/
Updates: 27th September Hi All, I am noticing alot of clicks on the registration, dont be alarmed when you see the “Not Found Page” the registration will start on SATURDAY at 10am as you can see in my press release below. I have a feeling that this registration is going to go FAST.. VERY FAST ! So start click tomorrow.
Singapore, 25 September 2013 – Registration for the much-anticipated Nike We Run SG 2013 #justdoit begins online (Appendix I) on 28 September 2013, Saturday at 1000hrs. A total of 20,000 runners are expected to be part of Nike’s global We Run series on 3 November 2013. This year, the Nike We Run SG will have a unique 10km route that enables runners to choose different experiences and run it their own way.
Upon registration, participants will get to submit creative suggestions of fun rules they wish to see on race day and at training runs, providing them a chance to exercise their choice in creating a personal and unforgettable experience. Be it running at sunrise or dancing and running, Nike We Run SG wants to hear from participants how they would like their runs to be different this year. It is an opportunity for runners to write their own rules and design a running experience that they desire, as Nike Singapore will be turning some of the most unique and interesting suggested rules into reality.
Nike will be organizing special training sessions to help runners prepare for the race, with each session uniquely themed based on creative rules submitted by participants. Participants can also register for the training sessions when they register for the race.
Runners can also prepare for race day through the more than 18 million strong Nike+ community. New Nike+ Challenges allow runners to set a distance goal, invite Nike+ friends to join and race to the virtual finish line. Users can determine the name of the Challenge, mileage goal, time period and participants. Additionally, a new chat feature allows friends to encourage each other and share tips throughout the Challenge. Runners can stay motivated by checking the live leaderboard to track progress and see where they rank amongst their friends.
Earlier this month, 1,000 runners had a teaser preview of what could be expected at Nike We Run SG 2013 during the Run Your Registration event. For the first time, Nike offered runners a chance earn their entry to the race. During Run Your Registration at Fort Canning Park, choices were provided during the run, ensuring each runner enjoyed a running experience unique to them. Some of the experiences included choices of fast or slow routes, leaping across an obstacle, and running to their choice of hip-hop or pop music. Runners who completed the sessions earned a complimentary priority slot to Nike We Run SG 2013.
Nike We Run SG 2013 is part of Nike’s global We Run series. Aimed at celebrating, motivating and inspiring athletes around the world, more than 350,000 anticipated runners will have taken over 3 billion strides in We Run races in 26 cities by the end of 2013, motivated by Nike+ and Nike Running design innovations.
The We Run races range in distance from 5K to the full marathon, and capture the unique enthusiasm of each city. From Sao Paulo to Seoul to Singapore, each city will be moved to action through a series of unique experiences for runners. Tailored to each individual city, the We Run races will build on the aesthetic of each landscape through an interactive run course.
Details as below
Appendix I: Registration Details
|Registration period:||From 28 September 2013, Saturday (1000hrs)|
We Run SG 2013 Details
|Date:||3 November 2013 (Sunday)|
|Social Media Sharing:||#justdoit|
Race day is just a few days away, I bet most of you guys are already geared up and ready to put the hammer down, this weekend. but before you can do all that you need to collect your Race pack tomorrow, if you dont know where here are the details below
Race Entry Pack Collection
Remember, You do no not need to print out an Confirmation Slip (SAVE THE TREES)
Date: 24 – 25 September 2013 (Tue & Wed)
Time: 1100 hrs – 2100 hrs
Venue: Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore, Level 3, East Coast Room
(Opposite Parkway Parade Shopping Centre)
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square Singapore 428769
Public Bus Services: 15, 31, 36, 43, 48, 76, 135, 196, 196e, 197, 853C, 966
If you are not able to collect the race kit personally, you may please print out the LOA here —–>
click here to download the Letter of Authorization (LOA).
Participants who do not collect their Race Entry Pack will NOT be allowed to race on event day.
Overseas Participants Race Entry Pack Collection
For overseas participants who are not able to attend the collection, we will be glad to make the necessary arrangements for your deferred collection dates. Please assist us to fill out this form to confirm on your preferred collection dates
Please bring alone the email correspondence and present it to the staff during the collection. Kindly make the appointment before 20 September 2013.
If you have any enquiry, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
(HONG KONG) A campaign against “selfies” is urging runners at the Hong Kong Marathon not to take pictures of themselves with their mobile phones after a pile-up at this year’s event, organisers said Tuesday.
The crush was reportedly triggered after a woman stopped to take a picture of herself at the start of her race.
Organisers ruled out a complete ban on mobile phones as impractical, but said they were using Facebook, television and radio to promote the anti-selfie message in the run-up to the next event on 16 February.
“It is almost impossible to ban competitors from bringing their mobile phones,” William Ko, chairman of the marathon organising committee, told AFP on Tuesday.
“What we’ve been trying to do is to get the message across to take care of yourself and to take care of other runners.
“For the race itself we will have officials to hold some message boards to remind people not to take photos at the start, on the route or at the finish because it is dangerous.”
The annual marathon event, which started 18 years ago and is sponsored by Standard Chartered bank, includes half-marathon and 10-km competitions as well as the full 26.2 mile (42.2 km) marathon distance.
The pile-up in February 2013 happened at the start of the 10km race after a woman competitor dropped her phone as she was trying to take the snap, according to local media.
As she bent to pick it up runners behind her tripped over her, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported at the time, including Hong Kong triathlete Joyce Cheung Ting-yan, who went on to win the women’s 10k despite her fall.
Standard Chartered chief executive Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng has called on organisers to stop competitors taking photos of themselves to avoid carnage at the next event.
“The problem was that a number of runners were trying to take self-portrait pictures using their smartphones. What we are trying to do is to encourage people not to do that,” the SCMP Tuesday quoted Hung as saying.
Arrangements for February’s races were announced Monday, with organisers saying the total enrolment quota would be 73,000 — 1,000 more than in 2013.
The Great Eastern Women’s Run, commissioned by Great Eastern and organised by HiVelocity Events, is a run for every woman. The race features 5km, 10km as well as 21.1km race distances making the run accessible to female runners of all levels. This will be the largest women-only half marathon in the region.
Targeting to attract more than 15,000 participants, the Run will be flagged off at the The Float@Marina Bay. The race route will take runners past Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park, Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, F1 Pit Building, the future Sports Hub and end back at the The Float@Marina Bay.
Date: 10 November 2013, Sunday
Venue: The Float@Marina Bay
- 21.1km – 5.30am
- 10km – 7.10am
- 5km – 7.40am
If you are interested in any of the category and you have not register, please click on this Registration website here —> REGISTER ME and key in GEWR13isaac976Dis to be entitled to a “Special Discount” only for my readers (oh be quick registration closes 30th September 2013)
Girls always raved about the “GREAT EASTERN RUN” goodie bags so this is what you girls will be entitled for
Your race entry* includes:
- Event Running Top by adidas
- Free Insurance Cover for the Run
- Exclusive Event Bag
- Personalised Race Bib
- Event Race Guide
- Exclusive Finisher Medal (5km, 10km and 21.1km finishers only)
- Exclusive Finisher Tee by adidas (21.1km finishers only)
- Finisher certificate either softcopy or hardcopy (10km and 21.1km finishers only)
- Other sponsored items
|Race Categories||Early Bird
17.05.2013 – 31.07.2013
01.08.2013 – 30.09.2013
|Great Eastern Women Policyholders*||Loyal Runners||Public / OCBC Credit Card Holders*||Public|
|5km Live Great! Fun Run|
Register for Two
|10km (Open / Closed)*|
Register for Two
|21.1km Half Marathon (Open / Closed)*|
Register for Two
|10km Team of 4
21.1km Team of 4
All prices are in Singapore Dollars and are inclusive of GST.
*Open categories are applicable for all nationalities
*Closed categories are applicable to Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents
*Corporate categories are available to only employees of the same company.
*For Great Eastern Women Policyholders, select ‘Register with Coupon’. Replace the first four alphanumeric characters of your NRIC/ Passport No. with four capital ‘X’ and key in the remaining characters of your NRIC/ Passport No. into the field to enjoy the special rate!
*For Loyal Runners, select ‘Register with Coupon’ and enter your full NRIC/ Passport No. as the Coupon Code to enjoy the special rate!
*For OCBC credit card holders, please select ‘Register with Coupon’ and enter the first 6 digits of your OCBC credit card as the Coupon Code to enjoy the special rate!
|Race Categories||Early Bird
17.05.2013 – 31.07.2013
01.08.2013 – 30.09.2013
|5km Live Great! Fun Run||$27.55||$37.05|
|10km (Open / Closed)*||$44.65||$54.15|
|Corporate 10km Team of 4||$169.10||$207.10)|
|21.1km Half Marathon (Open / Closed)*||$53.20||$67.45|
|Corporate 21.1km Team of 4||$205.20||$252.70|
*Group registration is only applicable for Early Bird and Normal Period pricing.
*Registrations can be made up of a mix of categories.
*Price listed is after the 5% discount.
*Corporate categories are available to only employees of the same company
Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2013 happened last Sunday, and it was a quite a memorable one for me, It was made even special when today’s result was announced.,but before any of the grand father stories that I will tell you, do follow me on my journey on my experience from last Sunday.
The race course, the atmosphere, the organizers, the transportation, the goodie bags, yes there was alot of items in the goodie bags and they were AWESOME will tell you about it later .. as for now do read on..
If you have done this event before you know that the route has not been changed for the 10k and 6k run since day one. I don’t mean it as a bad thing but more of a good thing cause you will know when to hit the hills and when to take a breather and cruise on the run, I am not sure if the organizers of the event have change but the event sure has lots of improvement over the years. This year is the 10th Anniversary Yellow Ribbon Prison Run and they had a Fancy Dress contest, I thought Halloween came early when I arrived at race site, there was SUPERMAN, BATMAN, POWER RANGER, WOLVERINE and even IRONMAN.. no kidding check this out
If I have to say, the baggage deposit was awesome, they have this systematic system where by they have eight individual station and you just have to queue at any of them to get your bags deposited, you will be allocated a personal color band where you get to collect at the end. Thumbs up guys,.
The venue for starting point has always been in Changi Village, plenty of car park and that also means a good breakfast before the run with the many variety of food centers around, My only grime is that, why is the end point always away from the start point, (totally understandable) but the organizers have really improved over time again and learned their lesson, they have 50 shuttle bus to pick up all the runners back after the event. (but even so there was a long queue forming up)
The 10k runners were flagged off and I can sure say that there are more and more runners every year participating in the Yellow Ribbon Run, I am in the 6k category cause of my long term injury that is still causing me pain. So a 6k fun run would just do the trick for my desire to run.
Here are all the 6k runners awaiting in anticipation cause of the dark clouds looming over our heads, knowing that my I can’t really run that fast, I brought along my phone to entertain myself which was strapped on my arm with no water proof protection, I was like thinking SHIT! hope the rain don’t come pouring as this phone is gonna drown My plan was to go out for a slow easy run but I think I better unleash hell for the sake of my phone.
Exactly 8:15am, Right on time the horns blared and BOOM the rest is history., and History it was
I PB on my 6k this year with a 29min run, last year I did a 32min on the same course…….. at least this cheered me up a little and it will be my consolation for forfeiting my TMBT ULTRA marathon
To get your own results do visit YELLOW RIBBON RACE RESULTS HERE just key in your name or bib number and select your category.
Yup, this sucker with the injured feet with minimal or no training placed 3rd, How many times have you talk to a stranger in a running event? I would and most likely would turn to friends, On starting line there was this lady standing in the front of the pack, She was a strong runner and she ran just 5 meters in front of me all the while till Km4, that’s where I picked up my pace and passed her, surprisingly she snuck up beside me and we ended up running together, when KM5 arrived I told her to “lets put the hammer down” but she replied you go ahead, so I decided to just pace Miss Pig Tail instead since its a fun run, it was our last 1km on the course anyway and guess whats her position
Ms Pig Tail is 1st in her category, she thanked me for pacing her and we went on our ways, but not before I had a quick glance at her race bib, OK I am not a meanie to be calling her pig tail Wendy, This is how she looks like below,
Overall the running event is successful and have gain much popularity over the years, things have changed and improvement have been done this is surely one event I would not want to miss. , Oh yeah whats a running event without bumping into a couple of friends
Oh if you guys were wondering about the Goodie Bag still after reading so far, here are the goodies bag, yes NOT ONE BUT TWO !
I am gonna go get some running gear with my $50 running lab voucher, I love the water proof bag and as long as I can remember, Yellow Ribbon Prison Run Medals are always gorgeous, Thumbs up guys.. you have out done yourself can’t wait for next year.
SUNDOWN ULTRA MARATHON RETURNS WITH RECORD NUMBER OF RUNNERS AND NEW SINGAPOREAN RECORD IN INDIVIDUAL MEN’S 100KM EVENT
Introduction of new team categories allow more running enthusiasts to be part of this unique ultra marathon event
(Singapore, 15 September 2013) – Singapore’s much-anticipated and largest ultra marathon is back with a bang with a record crowd of more than 2,000 runners being flagged off at the Marina Barrage for the 100km running event.
To cap off the record breaking numbers at the latest edition of Singapore’s premier ultra marathon event, this year also saw the individual male winner complete the grueling 100km race in a new Singaporean record timing of 9:05:34 to enter the record books as the fastest-ever local finisher over the distance.
33-year-old teacher Wong Hoong Wei’s winning time smashed the previous Singaporean record set in 2011 during the last edition by more than seven minutes. Then, Ewin Teo set a time of 9:12:53 to finish third during the first Sundown Ultra Marathon to be held over 100km. The three previous editions before 2011 were held over 84km.
Said an elated Wong, who competed in the 2011 race in what was his first attempt at the 100km: “The experience has helped a lot. I did not expect to come in first so I feel really surprised. I was just hoping to do my best and beat my previous timing. Now I just want to go home and tell my wife I won!”
The much awaited fifth edition of the Sundown Ultra Marathon is returning this year after a one-year hiatus and took runners though a scenic route from Marina Barrage to Marina Bay Golf Course and the eastern tracks of Singapore, including East Coast Park and the Changi International Airport with the U-turn point at the end of Changi Coast Road.
Family and friends of participants, along with members of the public, rejoiced in the many activities at the Sundown race village. Popular local bands, 53A and The Huckleberry Friends kept the runners and supporters entertained with their music, whilst percussionists Batucada amped up the atmosphere with their percussion beats. Participants, and their family and friends enjoyed the night breeze while watching movies screened at both Marina Barrage and the U-turn point at Changi.
With three pit stops located along the 100KM race route, runners were treated to a wide array of drinks and food to keep them hydrated and fueled throughout their ardous running journey. The cherry on the cake for those triumphant runners came in the form of a well-deserved buffet spread, specially catered for by the race organisers.
To increase the mass appeal of this seemingly impossible challenge, race organisers gave the ultra marathon a different spin: Categories “Team of 4” and “Team of 2” were created to allow more runners to participate in the 100km journey through a relay format where the distance were shared equally among the group members. The inspired change allowed running fanatics the opportunity to rope in friends and family members, getting them involved in what is usually a solo pursuit.
When the dust settled, it was Team New Balance, which emerged triumphant in the “Team of 4” with a time of 6:52:01. In the individual women 100km event, the title went to first time participant Jenny Huang, 40, who completed the race in a time of 10:38:09. The top local female finisher was Sumiko Tan just under 12 hours.
Catching her breath after the race Huang said, “The race was really good especially the bike pacers, who encouraged me during the last 20km. What got me through the pain was thinking about my Dad who passed away last year and trying to impress my kids with my achievements.”
Besides the coveted winner’s trophies and bragging rights to the top ultra marathoners in Singapore, both male winner Wong and his female counterpart also took home the top prize of $500 cash and other products and vouchers from sponsors New Balance, Polar and Seiko.
“We are very pleased to see the record turnout for the Sundown Ultra Marathon despite the tough nature of the 100km challenge,” said Adrian Mok, Managing Director of organisers HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd. “It was fantastic to see the record timing by a Singaporean as well this year, particularly by such a margin.
“With the increased popularity of distance running in Singapore, we know that by introducing the team categories, more runners can be part of this joyous occasion. Also in the pipeline are plans to expand into the international sporting calendar by creating more Sundown Marathon events in the region, giving more runners the chance to experience the charm of running at night.“
Sundown Ultra Marathon Results
100km Male Individual
1. Wong Hoong Wei, 33 Singapore 9:05:34
2. Wong Kam Cheong, 36 Hong Kong 9:16:26
100km Female Individual
1. Jenny Huang USA 10:38:09
2. Sumiko Tan Singapore 11:54:14
Team of 4 – Male
Winner : Team New Balance
Time : 6:52:01.11
1st runner : Colin Tung, 26
2nd runner : Leo Jian Yong, 23
3rd runner : Muhammad Shah Feroz, 29, Physical Education Teacher
4th runner : Marcus Ong, 26, ICT Specialist
Team of 4 – Mixed
Winner : The Flying Doctors
Time : 7:09:08.17
1st runner : Lim Baoying, 31
2nd runner : Joshua Li, 26
3rd runner : Derek Li Shi An, 31
4th runner : Foo Gen Lin, 30
Team of 4 – Female
Winner : MF Tinkles
Time : 8:36:07.96
1st runner : Ng Qianyi, 27
2nd runner : Chen Zhilei, 28
3rd runner : Yvonne Yeo Bee Guat,38
4th runner : Stella Lee, 38
For more information and official results, please visit www.sundownmarathon.com.
photos to HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd
Watch this before you go on, feel the energy, feel the vibe. This video practically captures all the runners of Sundown Ultra Marathon 2013.
Its the time of the year and time of the day when all your training come to this, this is not just any marathon, this is not just any walk in the park, this is the Sundown ULTRA marathon, there is a sense of achievement when you tell people you have done an Ultra, previously when you tell people you have done a marathon people go like … WOAH !? marathon? these days I have to admit, you tell people you run Marathon they go like, “oh which one? I have done several myself as well”.. etc… etc.. so the conversation for most people will go like that
But Total Salute to people who run ULTRA(S), the dedication, the mentality and the physical abuse of pounding your foot on the road for a very very long period of time is amazing. I know most of you guys have done a marathon yes? so think of this.. Marathon is 42km , so an Ultra you got to run another 1km more to constitute it as an ultra
Or if your doing the Sundown Ultra Marathon you will be running Marathon X 2 and put in another 16km. that’s how long you guys gotta run, when I mentally visual the distance of me running that I am already feeling tired. Covering events like this has lots of perks as you usually will bump into tons of people you run or see at the running circle. Here are a couple of friends and close buddies that I met in that half hour when I was there walking around.
Few Shout out to a couple of names, Congrats Sumiko for winning the local female category, Told ya you gonna do it again. Mr Resident Speedy Gonzales “Sky” for placing second in his mixed category despite his injured ankle. Gisete Congrats on your awesome run, Royston and Jayve for hanging tough and completing their first Ultra Marathon, not only doing for themselves but more importantly for CHARITY, Each and everyone of you deserve a great big clap and pat on your back for finishing. Now rest well for the next event.
Not forgetting the hard working CROWD Girls working their nights and day off for this event. Thank you for your dedication and passion for the sport. GO NEW BALANCE.
I have to say the runners are all well taken care of, Look at all the goodies provided by sponsors for the runners in the transition area, This place is loaded and is ready to feed all the runners,
The organizers will never forget the supporters who came to support the runners as well as members of the public who was just hanging out at the Barrage was treated to an array of entertainment at the Sundown Race village. Popular local bands, 53A and The Huckleberry Friends kept the runners and supporters entertained with their music, whilst percussionists Batucada amped up the atmosphere with their percussion beats. Participants, and their family and friends enjoyed the night breeze while watching movies screened at both Marina Barrage and the U-turn point at Changi.
This event was not only made possible by HiVelocity Events team and CROWD PR team, This event was made SAFE AND SECURED with the awesome security team, (Pictured below with ROS) ensuring safety measures are taken for all participants as well as supporters. Last not forget the volunteers.
If my legs permit, This is one event I will not want to miss, if they still have it next year. Lets all do this , I am sure it will be pretty fun. See next update for the Press Release and Results