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”
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.
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/
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.”
This post came about cause I saw @runfairyrun recent blog post on her Salomon X-trail run. One of her picture shows her running with headphones on.
There is even a certain rule amongst serious runner saying that music and running doesn’t mix, it is what separates the runners and the joggers, and it’s why some Marathon races ban music devices
I would say that using music in my training helps but come race day, the headphones stays in the car cause I still need it to calm my nerves, not that I am going to be doing a 2:20 Marathon but it helps.
An athlete or exerciser whose goal during warm-up is elevating the heart rate to 120 beats per minute should select accompanying music that has a tempo in the range of 80–130 beats per minute. Successive tracks should create a gradual rise in music tempo to match the intended gradual increase in heart rate. Moreover, segments of music can be tailored to various components of training, so that, for example, work time and recovery time are punctuated by music that is alternately fast and loud or slow and soft
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. – Bob Marley
I have tracks for slow runs, speedworks, tempo runs, LSD and emotional runs (don’t ask what that means) . I have a whole arsenal of Mp3 players but today I usually run with my Blackberry cause I have this EndoMondo app install where it tracks my position, speed and timing average. I have to say its pretty cool cause its bundle in with a player in that app. Will do another review on that software some time soon.
The Columbus Marathon site came out with this running track list which I think is pretty cool, they did a poll on Twitter and Facebook and the below music list was top favorites for most participants.
• Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
• Bruce Springsteen – “Born To Run”
• Jay-Z – “Run This Town”
• Dixie Chicks – “Ready To Run”
• Flock of Seagulls – “I Ran”
• Katrina and the Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”
• The Proclaimers – “(I Would Walk) 500 Miles”
• Bruno Mars – “Runaway Baby”
• Van Halen – “Running With The Devil”
• Iron Maiden – “Run To The Hills”
• The Ventures – “Walk, Don’t Run”
• Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – “Nowhere to Run”
• The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
Did you know that rocking out to music while you run/walk can increase your endurance by 15 % – Tip #9 of the Columbus Marathon
Wanna wish Good luck to all the participant of the Columbus Marathon happening this 21 October 2012
I wanna know your favourite track that you listen to before you go for your run, that is if you do your training with music.
Mines “Stronger by Kanye West”
The North Face 100® wants you to run further than you ever have in 2012!
(Pic courtesy of TheNorthFace100.com.sg)
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Break all boundaries and Never Stop ExploringTM.
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Race Pack Collection at Novena: Velocity Mall
As usual the race pack collection is held one week before the race, and as usual I will give my low down on the goodies given to participants. After my usual weekend swim I headed down to Novena at about 2pm hoping that there wont be any crowd and true enough there wasn’t any.
If you notice the registration staff is wearing the ultra bright neon green race t. I was asking the guy in the pic, lets swap T when he is done cause I wanted the neon green cause I do run a fair bit in the night and it would be very helpful for me. (the color reminds me of Saucony ViziPro)
This was the first time, the race map was printed full page on the race booklet, if you can see the person holding it. 100k, 50k, 25k and the 15k all clearly indicated in it. Not sure how accurate it would be.
So whats in the Bag you ask ?
- Menshealth Magazine
- Suunto brochures
- Active discount vouchers
- SFI Warehouse brochure
- TNF100 race directory
- TNF100 race course Map
- Gu Chomps
- Active muscle rub
- Jacob “Original” biscuit
- Viartril-S 500 capsules
- 2 Toms Blister prevention
- SingGourmet “Ready Made Rendang Sauce” (not what I expect in a TNF100 race pack)
The only highlight of the race pack and saviour was the Running T and Race Bib, which I deem is pretty much decent.
Your decision will help me decide if I were to run the TNF50k next week. Please help me make a decision and I know you guys will do so. What would you do if you were in my position? Would you continue training / running whilst having injury?
If you didn’t know what happened, about 4 weeks ago I sprained my foot while training for this event, the injury still has not subsided but the pain is gone. I would still feel the sensation when I wake up in the morning.
Your votes is much appreciated
I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened. – Wilma Rudolph
It’s been a crazy month for me with my training for all my runs especially the upcoming TNF50, If you guys didn’t know I sprained the sole of my foot on my regular weekend training three weeks ago. I feel terrible and I feel depressed to be honest.
I don’t wish for any athlete to be (more…)
The Army Half Marathon is this coming Sunday, have picked up the racepack from the race expo in Kallang last week, so as usual I will post the racepack review before the race.
Singapore Army Half Marathon this time will be running through Gardens by the Bay if I am not wrong, new scenic route to enjoy and forget about the pain of running hard.
Sometimes people forget about the pain by signing up for runs just for the goodie bag (No I am not kidding) Don’t ask me why.. maybe its cause they would like to show that they have ran alot of races with their race T.
I have even seen people who did not complete a marathons or even worst did not run at all, but they would stand at the finish line and then ask for the finisher T. (shame on you guys) What is it worth ? Bragging rights? I highly doubt it.
As usual the woven bag to carry all the items that is given in the race pack collection day, (sponsored by Salonpas) (more…)
Are you into Trail Running? Well if you are, you definitely heard of the 4 kings of Trail running, if not I have listed them below:
1) Killian Jornet
2) Hal Koerner
3) Geoff Roes
and my favourite
4) Anton Krupicka whom I got the honors to run with, when he was in Singapore a while back (read the post here)
and now imagine this, as (more…)
Its Tuesday, I figured out lets share this while we are heading to our midweek work week, Hang in there guys Running Motivational Posters part 3 by #RunnersWorld #Fitness #Runners
Have you ever felt that you gonna make a big one half way through a Marathon race ? or any race for the matter… would you stop ? I know I wont !
This is what I have been telling my friend all this while, You don’t have to be a HERO to do an Ironman, run a Marathon or do the things you think you can’t achieve.
What excuse do you want to give yourself when a person with no legs can complete an Ironman, a Blind person crossing the Marathon.. look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE”
This poster by Edmund Hillary was shared by my buddy cKwane from Zenpencils, and he himself from a non-athletic person to a awesome hiker/climber who just did the summit of Everest! RESPECT that truly my friend.
In my RoadID I have this little motto that I tell myself “BELIEVE IN YOURSELF” and I hold that closely to my heart. What quotes or motto do you truly believe in ?
I know this is pretty late to be showing you guys cause most of you guys should have already collected your race pack already, This post is for those who would like to know what was given in the goodie bag for Sundown.
1x Sundown carrier
1x Race updates
1x Athletes’ guide
2x After sportswipe
1x 25% coupon for New Balance
1x $50 discount on Polar purchases
1x New Balance Sundown Running T
1x Garnier Face wash
1x Loreal Face wash
1x LOADS OF FUN ON RACE DAY !!
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.
Something is brewing up in the coming next few days, do watch for this Icon .. Do follow my blog to get the updates ! this will be interesting. Do let me know if you know what that this icon means ? Can’t reveal too much for the moment.
As I always say “No Helmet, No Ride”
This will be he Fifth Edition of the Sundown Marathon and this time its gonna be SPECIAL !! Why Special you ask ? cause its gonna be a SUN UP run .. just kidding its because its gonna take runners through the Marina Bay Waterfront area and the western region of Singapore. Can’t wait for this years goodie bag as its sponsored by New Balance, I had the last years one and I can tell you Lovin em Hydrophobic running T.
Over 25000 participants have already registered for this event, so what are you waiting for you can still SUN UP because HiVelocity Events have just extended the registration date to 19 April.
Please download the respective Sundown route Maps that you are interested in below. More importantly HAVE FUN !!
Guess what guys !! APPARELS SPONSORED BY NEW BALANCE !! U GONNA LOVE IT FOR SURE ! oh yeah .. I already mentioned about it .. but hey .. really the Hydrophobic stuff really works.. Can I have some please….
I know this is too late for most Ultra runners to know, but just to give you the low down on this remarkable event that is taking place. This would be to me be rated as one of the top crazy running events, because of the mileage coverage over the period of 5 days. this event is called the “Special Forces 200KM” will be held on from 28th April to 2nd May 2012.
Ok maybe not that gruesome because of the divided mileage over the 5 days. Still in total you would have been running for 200km, thats more than Leadvill100.
This is Malaysia’s first 200km staged extreme ultra marathon.
A 200 kilometer staged ultra trail marathon starting in (more…)
You say Marathon was hard ? what about Ultra Marathon? those that goes beyond 100km, Call em Crazy, but what about UltraMiler? not sure if they are the same but I guess not cause once they call it mile its not in the km anymore you gotta x 1.6 to it and so you call yourself a Ultramiler,
“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners.
Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit”
- George Sheehan
So who is Anton you say ? he is the
Not sure if you guys know Edison Chen? LOL.. who doesnt, he was the one acted in Batman where he ushered Bruce Wayne into the tower in Hong Kong. He was the one created such big news on his naked photos with all the celebrity and models in HK. So with all that bad rep, he tried to be good.. He signed up for the Hong Kong Marathon that was held on the 5th of February 2012
He successfully managed to (more…)