Trail Gear galore, recently I went bonkers and bought 2 pairs of Trail shoes at a sale when knowing that I already have one in my collection of many shoes, lets just say the sale was too good to resist.
I started doing more trail running in preparation for my The North Face (TNF) 50km, this coming October, yeah.. to some ultra runners 50km may seem short for them, but this is the not a race for me, it is actually my training for the upcoming Hong Kong 100km in January.
Well if you are interested to run trails or go for a hike, here are some essential gears to get you started. (more…)
Last week I took the opportunity of Singapore’s National day holiday to head to Malaysia’s trail in Negri Sembilan with my buddy CK and Lil Sis. Initial plan was to hike up Gunung Nuang but due to the length and journey we decided not to.
CK had planned for a team of 6 person but all bailed out giving excuses such as too tired, no shoes, and even one never responded to the invite. How sad..
So instead of Nuang we selected, Grandfather Mountain aka Gunung Dato and I don’t know why its been given the title Mountain as its only peaks at about 830m. I think “Hill” would be a fair technical term instead of Mountain
Those wanting a good workout, this is a place to go, CK told me that he have seen kids as young as 7 or 8 yo on excursion hiking Dato,
We left at 5:30am where it took us 1hr 15min on highway to the foothill of Gunung Dato. CK record from foothill to summit was 58min with Spooker and that I might say is a blistering pace.
Once on the foothill where we parked the car, we were greeted by the resident cats which are very friendly. Say hello to tiny.
Before Hike with our fresh faces and happy smiles , wonder what we (more…)
It’s a Gorgeous Friday everyone, and if you were wondering what was that icon posted last week, it’s no road sign but a logo of a company that has “YOU” in mind, yes, you the one reading this, and this company is called RoadID.
Before I go any further let me tell you what RoadID is all about, This Company was founded by a father-and-son team and they are none other than Edward and Mike Wimmer. They have been providing safety gear to help keep you safer since 1999, and I am glad they did so. This so called bracelets are like guardian angels, no kidding. With all the unfortunate recent death of Marathoners like Claire Squires in the recent London Marathon , Jeffrey Lee for the Philadelphia Half Marathon , or even Firefighter William Caviness in the Chicago Marathon.
Those people I have mention are not old or unhealthy, they are young and even triathletes at their peak of their health, just saying that we are not bullet proof even if we are at our pink of health. I am trying to say that those death are at a high profile event, given the scenario that we are training alone running 5 am in the morning (which is a fav of mine) and I fall flat to the ground. I would have this ID tag on me telling anyone that finds me all my vital info.
I have been using RoadID since a couple of years back and it has not faded on me nor smelled on me. Why do I talk about RoadID? Cause I truly believe in a product that is for safety and has athletes in mind, but come to think of it, RoadID are not only for athletes but can also be used for everyone including your family members, This little nifty product is a bracelet that carries all the vital information for anyone in an emergency situation, and not only they have bracelet form they now come in 6 different types of design for you to choose from depending where you want to place your ID from wrist, necklace, ankle to even your shoe.
I have the wrist ID Sport on me and it goes where ever I go, I don’t only use it for sport but I use it as a fashion bracelet as well, who knows I might just drop dead when there is a pretty girl that come asking for my number. LOL See it still looks new to me.
Anyway since it’s a FRIDAY , I am gonna be doing a “GIVE AWAY FRIDAY “ I will be giving away Gift certificate worth $15 each to 2 lucky readers courtesy of RoadID. All you need to do tell me how many types of RoadID design are there. Leave your answer at the comment box below and like the post. Remember Stay SAFE !
The winner will be chosen using Random.org, and the results will be posted on this blog. Winner will be announced by Monday, May 6, 2012 at Noon. A winner has one week from the announcement of the winner to claim the prize or else a new winner will be chosen (May 13 at 12:00 p.m.). All prizes will be awarded. Thus, if the winner does not come forward, a new winner will be chosen. The writer of this blog will not be held liable for any typographical errors or technical failures.
This Giveaway is now closed. Chosen winners please do contact me as soon as possible.