Can you imagine that its the 8th Edition to this popular run, “SHAPE RUN” one of the most talked about run for girls.
Some details for you if you decide to join
Come on girls, what are you waiting for? I heard their goodie bag has always been great and do take up the opportunity to sign up with the early bird registration.
Better yet get your BFF to join so you can get a further discount on the registration. I TOTALLY Recommend that, training together is a whole lot more fun.
Why Wait ? click on SHAPRE RUN REGISTRATION to a better “SHAPE”
Press-Release : NEW BALANCE INTRODUCES A REVOLUTIONARY MINIMUS HI-REZ
SINGAPORE, May 2013 – This summer, Boston-based New Balance will add to its barefoot-inspired Minimus collection with the introduction of the innovative HI-REZ road shoe. This shoe is designed for the minimal runner looking for the latest cutting edge product to enhance a hyper-real sensory running experience. NB Minimus HI-REZ launches in April 2013 and will retail for $165.
The launch of Minimus HI-REZ represents a ground breaking, patent pending innovation in the minimal running market, “Our new HI-REZ construction delivers a completely different experience for the runner by allowing the foot to move as it would naturally while still offering underfoot protection,” says Katherine Petrecca Business Manager for the New Balance Innovation Studio. “Minimus HI-REZ is made for the experience minimal consumer looking for a more natural run with every step flush with sensation.”
This new addition to the Minimus collection is made with 42 independent lightweight midsole pods mechanically bonded to a durable yet flexible fabric base that allows the shoe to move and flex in closer unison with the foot. The midsole pods are a high abrasion ground contact EVA which offers a strong balance between durability and shock protection with additional outsole rubber post-applied in areas that need extra resillence and traction. Made with the NB Minimus Zero drop last that eliminates any height difference between the heel and toe, both at 8mm, the shoe encourages a midfoot strike while an enhance width allos for a natural forefoot splay and yet only weighs in at approximately 4.3 ounces for a men’s size 9.5
The upper is made of a skeletally engineered FantomFit material with a support structure in the form of a hexagonal print pattern fused to a single layer of breathable mesh, giving the foot crucial lightweight support, In keeping with all shoes in the Minimus collection, HI-REZ encourages the runner to go sockless with interiors created to fit the bare foot comfortably, The tongue connects seamlessly to the lateral side of the shoe to further encourage barefoot use and reduce potential points of irritation. The sole and upper come together thought a unique stitching process and are reinforced with a rubber that runs along the entire perimeter of the shoe.
“NB Minimus HI-REZ takes your run to a new level, giving you the sensation and freedom of barefoot running paired with incredible lightweight protection” says Petrecca. “Just imagine your run magnified and refreshed. That is your run in Minimus HI-REZ”
HI-REZ are already available at all New Balance Concept Stores and Running Specialty retailers, HI-REZ is only available in Men sizing in Singapore and ASEAN.
Stack height: 8mm heel and forefoot
Heel to toe drop =0
Approximate weight: 4.3oz for men’s 9.5
Thank you for reading everyone, This is an amazing shoe and if you are a barefoot running minimalist lover, this is one shoe to look out for. Would you guys like to own one of this great new technology? Lemme know cause I might do a give away on this new awesome shoe.
Tri-Factor Series 2013
Oakley Singapore is proud to be the Official Eyewear Sponsor for Tri-Factor Series 2013. We are offering Rebate eVoucher on Oakley Radarlock and Oakley Fast Jacket Sunglasses to all registered participants of Tri-Factor Series 2013. We will also be showcasing Oakley Technology to those who wish to discover how Oakley Sunglasses is able to offer you the optimal eye protection as well as to help with your sports performance.
Exclusively for Tri-Factor Participants! You will get to enjoy a $50 rebate on any purchase of Oakley Fast Jacket or Oakley Radarlock. Hurry and Register for your eVoucher now!
To Get your eVoucher please click here : eVoucher Registration
Oakley Technology Tour
Discover all about the Technology and innovation behind Oakley Eyewear in the Oakley Technology Tour. Register your slot during Race Expo and you will receive an exclusive Oakley Wristband.
To register for your Technology tour. Click Here : Oakley Technology Tour
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We look forward to seeing you at the Tri-Factor Series 2013!
Viper challenge is a 20km challenge course, filled with man-made obstacles that will challenge both heart and spirit. It is Asia’s perennial obstacle challenge, like no other. Designed to take you out of your comfort zone, you enter the challenge either as an individual warrior or as part of a team… Whichever way you enter, you will finish understanding that only teamwork will get you across the line, without it you are unlikely to succeed. Viper Challenge is set to be one of Malaysia’s most exciting events for 2013.
Make yourself apart of History and become a victim of Malaysia’s Largest EVER Obstacle course! Don’t be fooled… THIS IS NOT A RACE! Completing this challenge will be the ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENT! You WILL go down in history being faced with obstacles you have never even dreamed of! This is NOT for the lazy & weak population… It is for those TOUGH at heart wanting to put their mind and body through the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE! If you’re game enough, you will put yourself to the test and hope you won’t fail! FORGET FEAR, WORRY ABOUT ADDICTION!!!!!
The Inaugural Viper Challenge event is set to take place at Sepang International Circuit on 17th & 18th August 2013. You now have the chance to participate in Asia’s largest obstacle based running event. Whether you choose to do the Saturday or Sunday event or participate as a team or individual , we guarantee you will leave the Viper Arena having had a WHOLE LOT OF FUN!
Viper Challenge is based on a wave format, which means only 500 participants will be released into the Viper arena every 30min. Participants can expect to complete all obstacles between 3-4 hours. We will endeavor to do our best to match you and your team to your ideal start time. All start times will be final and emailed 6 weeks before the event. If you sign up as part of a team you will be starting the event at the same time as your Viper team mates. There is no limit as to the number of participants in each team.
Check out the Goodies in store for you
|Price Category||Terms & Conditions||Sign up|
|EARLY BIRD RM99 (available at all authorized outlets ONLY from 22nd Feb – 13th April)||To qualify for early bird price kindly submit any one of the following masthead (New Straits Times, Berita Harian or Harian Metro) along with your entry form which is available by clicking here to all authorized outlets||Discount price Outlets ONLY save RM71|
|REGULAR PRICE RM130 (available at all authorized outlets ONLY from 14th April – 31st May)||To qualify for regular price kindly submit any one of the following masthead (New Straits Times, Berita Harian or Harian Metro) along with your entry form which is available by clicking here to all authorized outlets||Discount price Outlets ONLY save RM40|
|LATE ENTRY RM 170 (available from 1st June – 1st August)||Submit entry form which is available by clicking here to all authorized outlets||FINAL PRICE RM170|
If you are interested do register yourself do click on the above link on each individual catergory or you can click directly at VIPER REGISTRATION
As part of our efforts to give back to the community, Cold Storage Kids Run 2013 will be helping the underprivileged kids through our adopted charity, Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore. The disadvantaged students at Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore walk on rough terrain for long distances from their homes to their schools – some of them with worn out shoes; or no shoes at all. As a result, children as young as 2 years old are exposed to many foot injuries such as blisters, cuts, and wounds.
How You Can Help
Join us in our efforts to raise funds to provide new shoes for the underprivileged kids at Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore. Pledge $5 for a pair of shoes. Pledge more to help more kids protect their feet.
You can make your pledge through the following:
- Online at the official Cold Storage Kids Run Website
- Roadshow @ United Square Shopping Mall on 30 & 31 March 2013
- Fun Fest @ F1 Pit Building on 4 & 5 May 2013
About Caring For Cambodia
Caring for Cambodia (CFC) is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable organization that provides a free education to over 6,400 impoverished children in 21 schools spanning pre-school to high school.
CFC’s mission is to secure a bright future through education for the children of Cambodia by providing them with a safe learning environment with well trained teachers and basic essentials for their health and welfare.
CFC professionally trains its Cambodian teachers, and provides everything a child needs to succeed, including food, clean water, uniforms, school supplies, computers, transportation and basic healthcare. CFC is run predominantly by the support of volunteers, which ensures that the dollars raised directly support the students and their education.
To find out more, please visit CFC’s official webpage at www.caringforcambodia.org
Lets all pledge to funding a shoe as its only $5, I know some people who spend more than $5 on coffee everyday. Why not share the love. Thank you for reading.
Great News guys,
Extension of Registration for the HomeTeamNS REAL Run is until 5th of May, If you want to register for it, this is the time to do so.
Click on the following to register your participation. — > HomeTeamNS REAL Run Registration
Guess I will see you all there.
Pocari Sweat Run is the next upcoming run that you can still sign up. Please see below for more event details
The event detail is as below
Date: 16 June 2013
Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Closing Date: 31 May 2013
• adidas Event Singlet worth $39.00
• Pocari Sweat Visor
• Exclusive Pocari Sweat Finisher Medal
Race Categories & Fees
|Race Categories||Early Bird Rate
25 Feb – 30 Apr
1 May – 31 May
|5km Men’s & Women’s Competitive||$32.00||$42.00|
|10km Men’s & Women’s Competitive||$42.00||$52.00|
It is still not too late to register. If you are interested please do click on the following link: Registration for POCARI SWEAT RUN
The race route has not been announced yet.
In this coming Sundown Marathon we are calling out to all runners to show your true colours and support for the love of running, In spite of the recent tragedy of the Boston Marathon Blast,, Sundown Marathon organizers will be observing a minute of silence to honor the affected in the USA
Mr Adrian Mok, managing director of HiVelocity Events: “The spirit of running should never be dimmed by such an unfortunate event. We hope runners in Singapore can come together to participate and show their support for the love of the sport.”
You have to be quick if you want to sign up for the Sundown event this coming 31st May / 1st June because less than 5,000 slots are available, making it one of the most eagerly anticipated running events on the local sporting calendar. Please take note that the registration will close on the 30th April 2013 and there will be no further extension You can find more info on my previous post by clicking here , SUNDOWN MARATHON SINGAPORE
To register for the 10km and 21km please click here: REGISTRATION FOR 10km and Half Marathon
To register for the Full Marathon please click here: REGISTRATION FOR FULL MARATHON
Latest Update: 11:03pm
His photo is below.
Martin’s mother and sister both suffered serious injuries.
Martin is one of three fatal victims of yesterday’s horrific terror attack, in which twin bombs, apparently laced with ball bearings, exploded near the finish line of the marathon. More than 140 people suffered injuries, including many who lost limbs.
This is one of the worst tragedies that has happened to the world of sports (well beside all the doping incidents)
I woke up to my twitter timeline filled with a hashtag that says #PRAYFORBOSTON and #BOSTONMARATHON then I read the next word BOMBING !
I was shocked and kinda angry thinking it was some cruel joke, but as I scroll to the earlier tweets by all my followers and following, I was devastated and sad, seeing more and more of it and my trending says ##PrayForBoston, #BostonBombing #Boston #BostonMarathon all this words feels like a knife being stabbed.
I ask my self why ? WHY would anyone want to do this to a sporting event? what is their motive in doing so? Sports is the only way where people of all colors and race unite with no prejudice but with full of pride and sense of belonging. This is the first time I am watching the video and it fills me with sadness.
A movement is sweeping across social media – to show our support, we are wearing our race shirt tomorrow/ or wear the Boston color which is Blue and Yellow when we you lace up your shoes for your run, Run because you can, Run because you choose to see the good in the world instead of the ugliness. Run to let the bad guys know they will never win. Run, Remember Reflect and Pray.
Let the the world know, we stand with our runners, colunteers, medic, supporters, race directors and anyone else who is part of this great passion.Lets rally together because at the end of the day, we are runners. It’s what we do, RUN FOR BOSTON !!
I have been waiting for this event for like what seems forever, in fact there are many runs that has not set foot on the shores of South East Asia, and this is one of them but wait .. this run IS coming to Singapore but there is no date set for this event yet, in fact they are (more…)
Latest Update: 3 May 2013
For those who is still wanting to signup for FairPrice Walks with U, good news, the Early Bird registration has been extended till 6th of May, So what are you waiting for
Registration is now open for the ‘FairPrice Walks with U’ event, which will be held on 29 June. This inaugural walking event was organised by NTUC FairPrice in an effort to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding amongst Singaporeans.
To encourage registration, FairPrice Foundation announced a pledge of $100 in FairPrice vouchers for every registered participant. The vouchers will go towards the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme, which provides vouchers for families who have qualified for assistance schemes to purchase daily essentials through grassroots organisations (GROs) of all 87 constituencies in Singapore. More than 20,000 families and individuals will benefit from this scheme.
The walk will flag off at 8.00am. Walkathon participants will start their scenic 4km walk at the Barrage and make their way towards the Gardens By The Bay (East), right next to the Marina Bay Golf Course, against the backdrop of some of Singapore’s most famous landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the iconic Cloud Forest and Flower Dome at the Gardens by the Bay. Participants will also enjoy various entertainment stations along the walking route. 5,000 participants are expected to gather for
Early Bird registration starts from $12 per participants, special discount for NTUC members or when you sign up in group of 4. Hurry and do your part for charity, sign up today!
If you are keen on registering for this, do visit their event website: NTUC WALKS WITH U REGISTRATION
Its the time of the year again for the Real Run event happening on the 25th of May 2013, there will be a twist of event where this time the event will be held in Sentosa instead of the regular Changi.
There will be 3 event distance this year mainly 500m Kids Dash, 3km (only for Home Team Divisions) and 10km (public). Please see details below for more information and registration details
Each runner will be entitled to the following items
- Brooks event tee
- Yogood muesli bar
- ZERO Energy Tablets
- LAB Series Pro LS sachet
- Complimentary Beverage Coupon from Costa Coffee
- Discount vouchers from sponsors
- An exclusive finisher medal (for 10km runners only)
- Nature’s Plus Animal Parade Vitamins (for kids only)
- Organic Valley Organic Milk (for kids only)
- RUN magazine (limited to first 500 collection during REPC)
Categories & Fees
|CATEGORIES||AGE LIMIT (ON RACE DAY)|
|Men’s Open||No age limit|
|Men’s Junior||19 years old and below|
|Men’s Veteran||40 years old and above|
|HomeTeamNS Individual||No age limit|
|HomeTeamNS Corporate Race*|
| 3km Fun Walk (Only applicable to Home Team NSmen & family members)
|Open||No age limit|
|500m Kids’ Beach Dash|
|Kids’ Open (Boys’ Junior)||7 to 9 years old|
|Kids’ Open (Girls’ Junior)|
|Kids’ Open (Boys’ Senior)||10 to 12 years old|
|Kids’ Open (Girls’ Senior)|
|If you are interested in joining do click in this link attached Registration Page|
There are different kinds of athletic footwear, which adjust to different individuals with different operating objectives. There are different kinds of actions to be conducted, taken on by different individuals with different legs and preferences; the choices are unlimited when it comes to shoe-wear design. We can consider footwear as being wheels for our feet; they can be developed for sidewalk areas and others similar with little problems, they can be very light and versatile and provide support and assistance to be able to bring in more balance for the base.
Furthermore, footwear can be developed for off-road tracks, which might go through the hills and can lead the sprinter to excellent and picturesque opinions. There are also footwear that come with an improved and much more competitive outsole, which is suitable for a better hold and hold or even prepared and strengthened framework to be able to offer higher balance, underfoot security and assistance for the runner’s legs. Remember to always fall carefully on you as you progressively allow the high heel to come down and create street contact.
First and foremost, Thank you to the New Balance team for loaning this awesome pair of shoe to me and in what good timing it came as well because I was totally pleased as I had my Plantar Fascistic injury recovering about 85% now. I am always used to running in the most thinnest of soles for a couple of months already, especially using the New Balance Minimus Zero Road for all my short runs.
When I received this new shiny box couriered over to me, I was in total ecstasy because it would just be the one to get me back on my feet again.
So whats in it? lets check it out…
It was the new New Balance NYC 860v3 written on the side of the box, Yes Version 3, I saw this baby when I was covering the Real Run event in 2012, It was a limited edition shoe on display at the event, I have to say this shoe was inspired by the graffiti artists of New York. The design incorporates many NYC-centric elements into the shoe, such as a shot of the skyline, name of each of the 5 boroughs and, of course, graffiti art. keep reading and I will show you more in details.
When I first open the box the shoe looks pretty ordinary to me, and then the colors strike me blind, I was like WOW.. this color is awesome when its new and I can’t say enough about the design.
If you have an eye for detail, you would understand why this shoe was limited edition for NYC. A synthetic mesh upper provides lightweight comfort, support and breathability. If you look carefully just right at the eyelet of the shoe, you would see the Grafiti of Staten Island sprayed in green.
Knowing that my plantar fascistic was feeling better, I took this baby out on a spin he first day I received it on my usual 5k route, as I usually run without socks and it was a rainy day I could feel the air flow on this 860v3, and it feels very airy, I do not have the older model to compare but I can sure tell you that this shoe don’t feel sluggish.
Built on a PL-1 last, the 860v3 updates the popular 760 and features a dual density medial post to help control mild to moderate over pronation, I have a mild over pronation but I am trying to correct that and running on mid strike (getting there) so with the help of this shoe I believe it will just help me do so.
Advanced cushioning in the rear of the shoe provides plenty of impact protection for heel strikers. if you are one, but I am sure liking the design on this, if you look at the back of the shoe, you can see all sorts of graffiti going on in the shoe.
Ths shoe is made out of highly flexible blown rubber outsole (see bottom) is lightweight and helps provide a smooth ride, looking at the sole you would see those lugs carved out in flower patterns, this to me prove very versatile when I was running in the wet ground on hard cement, I notice that it provide adequate traction without getting too grippy.
The New York City skyline was one of the design elements incorporated into the shoe, the bright hue green makes it almost fashionable to wear as well as attracting attention. No matter if you are speedy or just a casual runner, this shoe is sure to turn heads.
Small hints of graffiti were worked into the design of the shoe to pay homage to the popular street art that originated in New York City
If the Big Apple doesn’t scream, “New York,” nothing does, Can you spot the Big Apple?
After having run in the shoes for a couple of months, I have to say this was one of the most comfortable shoe I have worn, It could be because
1. I am getting used to running on shoes with less sole
2. Training for races that goes only as far as Half Marathon (only lighter weight shoes will be used, this shoe weighs 11.6oz
This is my 2 cents worth on the New Balance NYC 860v3
1. The 860v3 has a very durable design which incorporates the PL-1 and Abzorb, I am sure this shoe wont be worn out that fast even if you are a hard hitter
2. No doubt this shoe weighs close to 12oz it feels light
3. This shoe has lots of style and it represents NYC if you are someone that likes fashion, I am sure this shoe will be the one for you.
1. As I mention that this shoe weighs 12oz, for me as a lightweight runner I would prefer something in the range of less than 9oz.
2. This shoe won’t be much of a traveling companion as for its size (but I can’t fault that) as its a stability shoe
3. I love Red, and This LTD ETD should come in NY Red.. but it only comes out in this particular colors
So to sum it up here are some technical details you boys would like to know on the Men’s Limited Edition NYC 860v3
- Synthetic/mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
- Blown rubber outsole is extremely flexible, light, and helps provide cushioning
- Nufoam application
If you have one do let me know how you feel on yours? tune in for more reviews.
In Singapore there are many Women’s only running event such as the famous Great Eastern run, Nike Goddess, Shape.. just to name a few but fast gaining popularity of Women’s only run has sprouted and in celebration of International Women’s Day …
Venus Run is born!
The goal of the event – an all women run to promotes healthy living through active participation in sports so as to enable women to achieve healthy balanced lifestyles amidst multiple and demanding responsibilities to fulfill at work and at home.
Empower yourself and show off your sparkle today. This Venus run will only be a 5km run held on this coming 10th March, which is exactly 31 days to go. There will be a few VIP’s and Elite attending this run, I am sure some of you are familiar with Anne Date or Jenap Said a.k. CatWomen as most of you know her by. So do sign up for this run and stay healthy
So if you are a beginner, a 5k would be a good start to kick off your New Year Resolution of Staying fit. Have fun everyone
Event : Venus Run 2013
Date of Event : 10th March 2013, Sunday
Venue: Marina Barrage, 260 Marina Way. S(018976)
Event Programme: 06:15 – 09:15am: Baggage Drop Open
07:00 – 07:30am: Group warm up
07:30 – 08:00am: Flag off for 5km
08:30 – 09:30am: Flag off for 800m Kids Run
09:30 – 09:50am: 1st Prize presentation
09:50 – 10:15am: Presentation by invited Guest
10:15 – 10:30am: Lucky Draw
10:30 – 11:00am: Group Photo
This will be the event T given
Organizer: Singapore Athletics Association
Sponsors: Key Power Sports
Singapore’s biggest night race returns for the sixth year with a record-expecting crowd of 30,000 runners, participating in the popular 10km, 21km and 42km distances this year. Avid endurance racers will also be delighted to learn that the organisers of the Sundown Marathon, HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd will also bring back the much-awaited 100km Sundown Ultra-Marathon after a one-year hiatus.
Due to its bigger crowd and for safety reasons, the Sundown Marathon will be held over two nights; with the 10km and 21km categories flagging off on the night of 31 May, and the full marathon category starting on the night of 1 June.
Runners can expect to be kept awake with adrenaline pumping through their veins as they are entertained by a slew of exciting activities at the race village before and after the races.
To spice things up, organizer HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd, has re-introduced the “Team of 4” group race to the 10km race this year, where the combined timings of all four runners will be used to determine the fastest team. This concept of team running serves to transform running in the Sundown Marathon from an individualistic sport to a team sport, and have proven popular in the past for boosting runners’ morale and injecting an element of fun to their race.
On Sept 14, barely three months after the Sundown Marathon, hardcore runners who wish to take their running prowess up a notch can look forward to the 100km Ultra-Marathon. The event challenges one’s endurance, speed and determination and will be held once every two years, henceforth.
Other than the main race, less gung-ho runners may also attempt the Ultra-Marathon in the relay category as a team of two (50km/runner) or four (25km/runner). A total of 5,000 runners are expected to participate in the Sundown Ultra-Marathon this year.
Adrian Mok, Director of Organizer, HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd enthuses, “We are glad to re-introduce the Sundown Ultra-Marathon as promised. The race represents what we stand for – determination, passion and fortitude. Both the Marathon and Ultra-Marathon have been and still are very special night runs that garner the most support from the running community.”
“We have decided to up the ante this year by introducing team categories in both the 10km and 100km runs so that more runners can have fun and bond together through their common love,” Mok added excitedly.
The Sundown Marathon 2013 is already open for individual registration at www.sundownmarathon.com. Ultra-Marathon (all categories) & Sundown Marathon Team registration will be available online from 1 Feb 2013, 10am.
For more information, please visit www.sundownmarathon.com.
SAA running season kick starts with cross-country event
Close to 500 runners braved the weather to take part in the 62nd SAA Cross Country Championships
SINGAPORE, January 2013 – The 62nd edition of the Singapore Athletics Association (SAA) Cross Country Championships was held this morning at Bedok Reservoir. 460 participants braved the torrential rain to run the gravel track around the reservoir.
With a 40-minute delay due to the heavy rain the women took to the track first. Whilst some entrants stayed away because of the rain, 193 women from all categories competed in the 4.3km cross-country run. Both River Valley High School and Raffles Institution were out in force in the Girls and Women U20 categories. Raffles Institution dominated the Women’s U20 event taking the top three spots.
In the Open category Swift Athletes Association showed their pedigree and took the top two places. Jenny Kristina Lundgen rocketed across the finish line in a time of 16min 08secs. In the Women Masters, sole entrant Poo Kwee Eng said that “a few entrants stayed away because of the rain but I really enjoyed running today especially in the rain. I am really happy with my time of 20min 14secs in spite of the conditions.”
General Manager James Wong was on hand at the finish line to hand the participants their finisher medals. Wong cheerfully congratulated the finishers and said, “it’s quite nice to run in the rain. At least it is nice and cool and the runners will not over heat!”
For the Men’s category a small crowd gathered at the finished line to cheer the men on as they passed on their first lap of the 5km course. Once again Raffles Institution dominated the Boy U18 and Men U20 categories, narrowly missing out on clean sweep across the two.
In the Men Open Soh Rui Yong crossed the line in 16min 10secs. Soh said after his run that “it was tough to run at times, the conditions were swamp like in areas which effected my time. But the cool weather balanced out the conditions which was good.” Representing the National University of Singapore, the team came second in the team standings Soh said, “that we tried to win the Men’s Open as we have no won this before but we will come back next year to try again.”
Chairman for Cross Country and Road Events, Mr. Ghana Segaran was on hand to offer commentary throughout the event. He said that “despite the rain, spirits were high and we went ahead with the event as it would be a shame to cancel it. We made this year a bit different and gave everyone a finishers medal as a token of appreciation.”
First: Jasmin Heber Percy: 19min 08secs
Second: Isabelle Wang: 19min 16secs River Valley High School
Third: Celeste Goh Jia Rui: 20min 11secs Singapore Sports School
First: Anastasia Filimontseva: 18min 02secs Fabian William Coaching Concepts
Second: Jillian See: 18min 19secs Chung Cheng High School
Third: Valarie Lai: 18min 27secs River Valley High School
First: Jolene Quek Qian Ying: 18min 07secs Raffles Institution
Second: Tan Wan Xin: 18min 31secs Raffles Institution
Third: Adeline Bee: 18min 49secs Raffles Institution
First: Jenny Kristina Lundgen: 16min 08secs Swift Athletes Association
Second: Mok Ying Rong: 17min 19secs Swift Athletes Association
Third: Qua Biqi: 17min 25secs National University of Singapore
First: Poo Kwee Eng: 20min 14secs MR25
First: Louis Shia Wei Jie: 18min 51secs North Vista Secondary School
Second: Issac Tan: 19min 04secs Anglo-Chinese School
Third: Aaron Shane Tan: 19min 12secs Singapore Sports School
First: Leroi Lee Rong Zu: 17min 41secs Nan Hua High School
Second: Shohib Marican 17min 45secs Raffles Institution
Third: Mohamed Imran: 17min 49secs Raffles Institution
First: Bryan Yong Ren Wei: 17min 30secs Raffles Institution
Second: Heng Yu Jie 17min 32secs Raffles Institution
Third: Lim Jia De 17min 40secs Raffles Instituion
First: Soh Rui Yong 16min 10secs National University of Singapore
Second: T. Harrishankar 16min 36secs Swift Athletes Association
Third: Karthic Harish 16min 49secs Swift Athletes Association
First: Al Yeoh 18min 55secs MR25
Second: Chin Koon Ruey 19min 34secs
Third: Chia Hock Kiang 19min 59secs MR25
Race Event News
Running a marathon is never easy. Completing a marathon at targeted race timing is even harder.
We are in search for 40 committed individuals to lead and motivate fellow runners when the going gets tough. Pace timings includes:
Half Marathon: 2:00hrs, 2:15hrs, 2:30hrs
Full Marathon: 4:00hrs, 4:30hrs, 5:00hrs, 5:30hrs, 6:00hrs
If you are a seasoned and experienced marathon runner who can maintain a targeted race-pace and want to inspire fellow runners in achieving their goals, we want you to join us as race pacers!
Requirement of a Sundown Ambassador
All potential Ambassadors must:
- Be experienced in running full or half marathons.
- Be able to maintain a specific pace throughout the race.
- Be able to offer motivation to fellow runners during the course of the race.
- Be willing to train and run for the pace time and not for your personal timing.
- Wear the training gear, shoes and additional equipment provided by event sponsors during the race.
- Be able to commit to a 15-week Pacer Training Programme (Feb – May 2013) with Team FatBird. Dates and details of programme will be forwarded to shortlisted candidates.
- Be able to participate in Sundown lead-up runs, clinics, activities
- Be agreeable to photo shoots and profiling for the event.
Support for All Sundown Ambassadors
- A Sundown Marathon Registration Slot
- New Balance running apparel and shoes
- New Balance Kit-Up Discount & Special Promotions on partner products
- Race Night Hospitality
- eCertificates of achievement
*All Sundown Ambassadors have to complete the training program and fulfil race commitments to enjoy the support and entitlements.
Registration deadline: 8 February 2013
Shortlisted potential Ambassadors will be notified by 12 February 2013 for selection trials.
Do visit the official Sundown Marathon 2013 Webpage for more info http://www.sundownmarathon.com/
This is so so so so not fair.. how come someone brought in the Zombie run franchise to Msia and not the little red dot! I have been looking forward to doing this run so much as it looks damm fun seriously. So I am writing in
protest no wait .. Anger … delight for you people staying up north that this event is happening! YOU GUYS BETTER SIGN UP or not the zombie will come eat your heart out ..
This so called Zombie Run 2013 will be held on 2nd February 2013.
This event is a new type of event for Malaysia. Introducing the storyline based event, where what happens in the event ultimately affects the storyline and continuity of this event. The ultimate winners of this Zombie Run will be able to choose the outcome of the storyline and see where that leads the next Zombie Run to. Read the story to know why Bukit Utama has been overrun by zombies!
You will be placed in a jungle like setting (both zombies and participants) that stretches almost 45 hectares with broken walls, abandoned huts, destroyed cars and a lot more. This is NOT a normal marathon. Check out some location of the run event
the ticket price for the Zombie Run Malaysia is RM75 per person. I am not sure if you can sign up as a single person , cause for a team of 5 that means RM375 per team. Each person gets a medal, a really cool kick ass limited edition t-shirt (more on this very very soon), an awesome goodiebag and the warm feeling in your heart knowing that you have contributed to our fundraising cause
visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/ZombieRunMalaysia
Fauja Singh with the Olympic Torch during the relay. Picture: Thomas Fuchs
A man believed to be the world’s oldest marathon runner has announced that he is to run his last marathon in February.
(From left) Jordan Andrew and Fauja Singh during the Olympic Torch relay. Picture: Thomas Fuchs
Fauja Singh, 101, of Goodmayes will run the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.
Last year he became the country’s oldest Olympic torchbearer during the relay, and he also took the flame when it was in London in the run up to the 2004 Athens Games.
Fauja started his career as a marathon runner at the age of 89 and ran last year’s London Marathon in a time of seven hours, 49 minutes.
Speaking of the secret to a long life, he said: “I am told vegetarians tend to live an average of six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters do.
“Age may bring wisdom, but if you want stamina, endurance and a lifetime of good health, turn to nutritious vegetarian foods.
“I attribute my longevity to simple Punjabi vegetarian foods, such as chapati, dal, sabji and saag.”
Running in Ultra Marathon is definitely not easy, running a marathon itself is not easy, as people say respect the distance and I surely believe in that phrase. Here are 5 lies that you will hear from runners wanting to do Ultra
1. I can’t run an ultra yet—I’m not in my best shape.
I’ve seen some epic love handles and beer bellies cross the finish line at several ultras. And although not all runners are visibly out of shape, many do have a target area that is far from perfect—flabby bits or underdeveloped muscles. If you’re waiting to be in the best shape of your life, you will never run an ultra. (Remember there is always Fat Fit)
Running with extra weight is far from easy, whether it is bulky muscle weight or fat. But weight has almost no effect on your potential to cross the finish line. This finish line is about mental strength and raw determination. Don’t worry about achieving perfect fitness. The more you run ultras, the more your body will adapt to running ultras. Then before you know it, your body will be perfect for…running ultras
I myself is far from having those chiseled abs or a body close to model or godlike, I am just any regular Joe on the street.
2. If I’m running in the back of the pack, I’m in the wrong training group.
Many runners are embarrassed or ashamed to bring up the rear, to the point that they will switch training groups. But I’m not here to impress anyone—I’m here to get better, and I want to do it as fast as possible within my own time limits, In a race or any given race I am my own challenge.
Struggling to keep up with a strong group is how I’ve grown. Fast. I’ve picked up tips and invaluable knowledge that might have taken me years to learn otherwise, and it also keeps me extremely humble. I have ran with people faster and also I have run with people who are just picking up running.
Obviously there’s a limit—you don’t want people waiting forever for you to catch up. But your own common sense and/or pride will prevent you from hitting any extremes. I’m referring to runners who are only a few minutes behind the second-last person, assume the group is too fast for them, and leave.
I want people in front of me, driving me forward. I want to be friends with people who can kick my ass any day of the week, who are better trained, and have more experience. The rewards are far better in last place than in first. There is tremendous opportunity to advance. The day I’m the best runner is the day that I didn’t learn anything.
3. I’m too old to start running ultras.
Age in ultra running means grace, wisdom, and respect. You are admired and consulted for advice. If you watch an older ultra runner, there is a calm and carefree aura around them. It’s like they know every step of every trails, what’s underneath every rock, and the location of every bug.
Their sense of direction is inhumanly sharp, and you get the feeling that if you were to ditch them in the middle of nowhere on the other side of the world, they would run back and ring your doorbell in about a week. Other sports cut you off after a certain age. In this sport, you become a legend.
4. After I finish an ultra, everyone will admire and praise me.
The runners who give off a vibe of “Hey, look at me!” generally don’t stick with ultras. This is because if your goal is social acceptance and praise, there are much easier ways to get it.
When you run a marathon, all your non-running family and friends think you’re a superstar. They might meet you at the finish line, talk about you with pride, and tell you how awesome you are. Come on for crying out loud, why do people want social acceptance when running ultra, like I said in point 2.. we are our own challenge. I race myself to better my time and nothing more.
To me running an Ultra is more like a spiritual journey and pushing my mental ability, I tell my tri group buddies that running ultra is nothing but a few more clicks down the road, and yes they have all signed up for the TMBT 2013. All five of us will be running it and I am so glad.
5. It doesn’t appear that anyone else is struggling as much as I am. I must not belong.
The ultra distance is hard to get your mind around. That’s why people give ultra runners puzzled looks. But once you break down that wall, run your first ultra, run your second ultra, and then realize you’re hooked—all those lies you believed about yourself are exposed. And it’s easier to see yourself as you really are—strong, courageous, and able.
Well anyway Happy New Year again, This weekend bike and run for the first week of the year ! hope you are all having a blast
Train Hard, Race Harder
Support the Singapore Cancer Society’s research programme and keep the Marathon of Hope alive
On January 27th, be part of a special event that benefits millions of people worldwide, including in Singapore. Jog or walk with family and friends to raise funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s (SCS) research programme and support Terry Fox’s dream of finding a cure for cancer.
The Terry Fox Run is organized by local volunteers and in 2012, raised more than $100,000. According to organizing Committee Chair, Jack Gray, “The Terry Fox Run is a great way for the Canadian Expat community to come together with Singaporeans to raise much needed funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s research efforts and at the same time honour a true Canadian hero, Terry Fox.”
Canada’s new High Commissioner to Singapore, Heather Grant, will raise the flag at this year’s event. “I’m delighted that the Canadian community will join with friends from Singapore and around the world for a third year in a row to keep Terry’s legacy of hope alive. I’m particularly pleased that again this year, the Canadian International School will hold a parallel run and that students at a number of local schools, including Pei Hwa and Hougang Secondary Schools and the Singapore American School will volunteer at the Run. It’s exciting to see these students give back to the community.”
In welcoming the Terry Fox Run, Mr. Choo Eng Chuan, Chairman of the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) said: “Cancer is not a discriminating disease, affecting both the young and the old. With its growing incidence in Singapore, this presents a pressing mission for us. For the last 48 years, SCS has been committed to minimizing the damaging effects of cancer.We are grateful to the Canadian community for organizing the Terry Fox Run to aid cancer research supported by SCS to improve the quality of life, quality of care and the quality of treatment for cancer patients.”
The 10 km fun run or 5 km run/walk will start at Big Splash (902 East Coast Parkway) at 08.00, with a warm up beginning at 07:00.
Registration for the Terry Fox Run opened on October 15 and will continue until the day of the run. Register, volunteer, buy a t-shirt, make a donation or find out more about the Terry Fox Run on-line at www.canadians.org.sg. To learn more about Terry’s dream and his inspirational legacy, visit www.terryfox.org
T-shirt pick up:
Friday, January 18th, 2013 / 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Saturday, January 19th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 20th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, January 25th, 2013 / 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
At the offices of Bredero Shaw, 101 Thomson Road,
#17-01/02, United Square (Closest MRT station is Novena).
Boston-based New Balance will update the award-winning 860v2 with the New Balance 860v3with a special limited edition design for the New York Metropolitan area. The update to the 860v3 design preserve both the stability quotient and ride that runners have come to enjoy in this series, with the third generation remaining largely consistent but promises an even smoother ride due to slightly reconfigured geometries and new technologies.
The special Limited Edition NYC 860v3 shoe will also be launching November, at a time when all eyes are on Manhattan. This unique design features bright, bold colors that take inspiration from graffiti art found throughout all five boroughs on streets, bridges, buildings and even inside museums. The 860v3 pays tribute to creative graffiti art that is synonymous with New York City culture and is evident to runners no matter where they train. The Limited Edition NYC 860v3 was designed to capture the proud, diverse spirit of the City and the distinct residents and visitors that make New York City one of the world’s favorite cities. The Limited Edition NYC 860v3 will be available in both men and women version at selectedspecialty retailers and New Balance Concept Stores.
The new 860v3 debuts an exciting new upper material, the more-sustainable NuFoam, which is a thin perforated layer of EVA used in the saddle that decomposes quickly in landfills. The nature and shape of this new material allows it to contour around the foot and instep for a better, more customized mid-foot fit and snug wrap around the arch.
Also new to the shoe is TBeam, a lightweight TPU shank running through the center of the midsole. Inspired by the center stringer in a surfboard which can be engineered to give the board a desired rigidity and support, TBeam has the structure to deliver better torsional stability and arch support, guaranteeing a smooth transition and dependable support at mid stance.An entirely new foam-based heel unit enables a larger Abzorb® crash pad that can be segmented to significantly help slow down the rate of pronation
The new technologies and slightly reconfigured geometries in the 860v3 lead to an improved overall mid-foot fit without compromising the locked-in heel, forgiving forefoot area and open met head windows for toe splay. By maintaining a consistent post placement and hardness as well the same offset and midsole heights as the 860v2, the 860v3 promises similar stability and support with an even better ride
The 860v3 will be launched in all New Balance Concept Stores and also at specialty retailers with the suggested retail price of $175 in November 2012.
Women’s Color Range
Men’s Color Range
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is currently the only athletic shoe company that manufactures footwear in the U.S. with 25% of our U.S. footwear shipments produced at five New England facilities. The company also operates a manufacturing facility in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 4000 associates around the globe, and in 2011 reported worldwide sales of $2.04 billion. To learn more about how New Balance Makes Excellent Happen, please visit http://www.newbalance.com.
A couple of weeks ago, I was given the chance to review something pretty awesome, and awesome it was… its the New Balance NB900 GPS Watch..
The New Balance EX990 GPS Cardio Trainer with Heart Rate has it all!
This watch is designed for daily training sessions for runners or health enthusiast, the EX900 GPS Cardio Trainer combines all the tools you need to help optimize your results. Track your location, distance, speed and heart rate, then upload your data to help you monitor your development and achieve your personal goals (The information provided could rival the high end HRM watches)
So what comes in the box, I did an unboxing video and I thought I sounded terrible cause was under the weather (Still am). So let me list down the items that comes in the box instead of listening to my voice croak
If you notice that the watch comes with a oddly shaped USB cable its in fact a DATA cable to my surprise, This cable not only sync your info to your laptop, desktop but it also acts as a charger for the watch.
The strap mimics the design of Polar but it is very friendly on the chest as some complains of rubbing when using straps. This strap has no problems on me. If you notice the buckle of the strap at the bottom right. Its as easy as plugging in the clasp together, yes its that easy.
New Balance GPS Trainer Features
The New Balance 900 was designed to give you all tools you need to optimize your results. Track your location, distance, speed, pace, calorie burn and heart rate, then upload the data to your PC to help you monitor your development and maintain your personal goals. The advanced GPS component not only tracks speed, distance and pace, but also has the ability to set routes and waypoints.
- GPS navigation records up to 10 routes with 99 waypoints per route and up to 48,170 trackpoints; 3 navigation modes include waypoint, forward and backward
- Compass features a range of 360° with 16 cardinal point bearings, 1° resolution, digital calibration, adjustable declination and a cardinal point indicator
- Accurately monitor speed, distance and pace
- Heart Rate (HR) continuous reading – ECG accurate HRM
- 2.4 GHZ Digitally Coded Chest Strap for no crosstalk (included)
- 5 customizable HR display presets with 3 line multi-view (via PC or watch)
- Auto or custom set HR zones
- Heart Rate Zone Alert
- Chronograph range 100 hours
- Chrono – 1/100 Second Resolution
- 3 Chrono display presets with 3 line multi-view
- 12,000 Laps / Splits
- 120 Run Memory
- Comprehensive Data Recall
- Auto Lap: Automatically takes a lap at user set distance
- 12-Hour or 24-Hour Time Format
- Time / Day / Date
- Dual Time Zone
- 5 Daily Alarms
- Metric or Imperial Unit Display
- EL Backlight / Smart EL Backlight System
- 30M Watch Resistant
- Rechargeable Battery (Watch) via USB Charging Cable (included)
- User Replaceable Battery (Chest Strap Only)
- Comes with easy to use PC Software
The Design of NB900
The design is one of the highlights for me, it surely does not look like a poorly designed watch but rather something of a futuristic look, I like how it protrudes out on the centre and how fat it looks, I am a chunky kinda guy, surprisingly with the built of this watch it does not weigh you down.
If you look at the buttons of the watch it is flushed into the design of the watch which is a plus point for me, cause I love things that are sleek in design (and functional)
Since this is a GPS watch, I have to say that it relatively locks on the satellite pretty fast infact…. VERY FAST comparing to my other watches from G****** and P**** . Infact it could be the fastest and most reliable (but my EndoMondo software in my phone tops it all)
Despite the chunky design, the watch does not bounce or move around when running, its curvatures molds into my wrist perfectly.
This watch comes with a NB software to be installed on all PCs and MAC, When I first installed the software on my laptop, I thought I needed to hire a rocket scientist to help me configure but it turns out that it’s easy to understand and read my workouts with ease. if you notice the bottom right of the top pic. It shows my regular 5k route. at the bottom center it shows my speed and bottom left there is a summary page which is a clear cut on the exercise of the day that I have performed.
This is a good watch to begin with for those who would like to dwell in HRM watches with GPS, for that pricing, you can only get a HRM watch for other brands. As you can see I even brought it to the recent Home Team NS New Balance Real Run to track.
My two cents worth on NB900 GPS Watch
- Awesome GPS response
- Waypoint tracking was good and fun to use
- Watch design was something like a highend watch despite being rubber and plastic
- Buttons are all flushed so it makes it one neat watch
- Whole bunch of tracking software to go along with the watch (like HR, Waypoint, Speed avg, distance..etc..etc..)
- Easy to configure without breaking your head
- Affordable without breaking your bank.
- The battery is rechargeable
- Syncing to the PC was a ease.
- BEST part of this is no battery is needed for the watch.
- Screen background should have been other color beside black as its pretty tough to see
- Buttons are flushed so pretty hard to press (you will get use to it)
- I didn’t like the font (but that’s just my preference)
H2Hub are the main distributors of this cool watch it is only going for a reasonable RRP SGD$399.
for easy reference I have found all of the H2Hub outlets for your convenience
The map word is clickable for ease of navigation to point you to the nearest store. Otherwise you can give them a call
|1.||H2 Hub Bedok North|||||#02-2000, 3011 Bedok Industrial Park E, 489977||- Map||- Tel : 6345 6811|
|2.||H2 Hub Parkway Parade|||||Parkway Parade #B-101, 80 Marine Parade Road, 449269||- Map||- Tel : 6345 6811|
|3.||Bedok North|||||HDB Bedok #01-377, 205 Bedok North Street 1, 460205||- Map||- Tel : 6443 7968|
|4.||H2 Hub Century Square|||||Century Square #01-K7, 2 Tampines Central 5, 529509||- Map||- Tel : 6781 0090|
|5.||H2 Hub West Mall|||||West Mall #01-24, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, 658713||- Map||- Tel : 6862 5110|
|6.||H2 Hub Ang Mo Kio (AMK) Hub|||||Ang Mo Kio (AMK) Hub #B1-77, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, 569933||- Map||- Tel : 6481 0800|
|7.||H2 Hub Jurong Point|||||Jurong Point #03-118/119 (JP2), 63 Jurong West Central 3, 648331||- Map||- Tel : 6397 0702|
|8.||H2 Hub Nex|||||Nex #01-K11/K12 , 23 Serangoon Central, 556083||- Map||- Tel : 6634 4900|
|9.||H2 Hub Clementi Mall|||||The Clementi Mall #03-22 , 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, 129588||- Map||- Tel : 6659 9668|