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
(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.
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
Do you get confused when you are with a bunch of friends who are runners and they start talking like whats your PR, Vo2Max ..etc.. etc.. well fret not just take a look at the couple of terms I have put up for your reference, or maybe you want to impress the runner girl and you just don’t know how to start a conversation, Read on so the next time you wont be lost in the conversation, So Join the fun… Join the Run.
I am sure there are many more terms and lingos, if you do have any terms you would like to clarify or add on, Please do so at the comment box below. I would be happy to answer all your questions.
- VO2 = VO2 Max, Maximum volume of oxygen (O2) that can be absorbed by the body
- LSD = Long Slow Distance run
- HR = Heart Rate
- HRMAX = Maximum Heart Rate, useful to get 60% and 85% values for training effect
- RHR = Resting Heart Rate
- Tempo = Tempo runs help you develop your anaerobic or lactate threshold which is critical for running faster.
- Tapering = This reduced training phase gives runners a chance to rest, recover, and mentally prepare for their race
- OR = Olympic Record
- WR = World Record
- NR = National Record
- CR = Competition Record/Commonwealth record
- PR = Personal Record (Others might use PB for Personal Best)
- PW = Personal Worst
- DFL = Dead freaking last, a proud and honoured tradition.
- DNF = Did Not Finish
- DNS = Did not start
- DNQ = Did not qualify
And if all else fail and you are just not the runner you are.. the card below will say it all HAve a Fabulous weekend guys !
I have been following “All Season Cyclist weblog” for a while now and this Trek loving, Park tool using knowledgeable Bike Guru sure hits the spot for all bikes information. He surprised me even with new stuff that I didn’t know about. Do check out his post on Road ID iphone App, Sorry Android boys I have tried looking for it but its not available.
But please do read his post attached below on his review of the Road ID iPhone App for cyclist and Runners, I believe everyone should download it as its a pretty good safety app.
Road ID iPhone App For Cyclists And Runners
As I was watching the Tour de France last week I saw an interview with Edward Wimmer, one of the co-owners of Road ID (the most essential piece of cycling gear I own). During the interview Wimmer mentioned that Road ID had recently introduced a free iPhone app that would allow your friends or family to track you while you are out on a ride or going for a run. I downloaded the app this past Monday and it has quickly become one of the most important apps on my iPhone!
The Road ID iPhone app is very simple to set up and even easier to use. Once you download the app from the iTunes Store you input your basic information (name, address and email address), then you can select up to five of your contacts who will receive either an email or a text message when you are ready to go ride or run. The contacts you selected with get a brief message telling them that you are going out—and in the message there is a link they can click that will allow them to see exactly where you are at any given moment while you are out (Road ID calls this an eCrumb—an electronic breadcrumb). They can watch you on any smart phone or web browser.
The Road ID iPhone app also allows you to turn on a stationary alert—if you don’t move for five minutes the app will send an email or text message to your selected contacts warning them that you are not moving. The message does not necessarily mean that you are lying face-down in a ditch somewhere—it just means that you have not moved more than 15 feet or so in the past five minutes. However, one minute before the text message or email goes out the app will sound a loud alarm to warn you so you can cancel the message (the alarm reminds me of a klaxon horn from a WWII battleship). At the moment this…… to read the full post please visit his blog at ——> “All Season Cyclist”
A record number of more than 1,300 runners have signed up for the fifth edition of the gruelling 100KM Sundown Ultra-Marathon which will flag off at the iconic Marina Barrage on 14 September at 6.00pm.
To spice things up, organizer HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd, has introduced new team categories for 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).
To enhance the running experience, HiVelocity will also be offering a variety of energy-fuelling delights at the various pit stops with delicious snacks like muffins, assorted sandwiches and even gummy bears.
Those who would like to challenge themselves can still sign up. Registration will close in less than a week’s time on 11 August 2013, Sunday.
Registration Fees Race Category
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A Must and Need to know detail for all Participants
Date: 14 September 2013
Venue: Marina Barrage
100km Individual Category
100km (Team of 2 Category – 50km each)
100km (Team of 4 Category – 25km each)
Flag-off Timing: 1800 hours
100km – 18hours
Team of 2 – 9 hours
Team of 4 – 4 ½ hours
Event Organiser: HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd
Event Website: www.sundownmarathon.com
Event Co-sponsor: New Balance Singapore
Official Hydration: 100PLUS
Official Nutrition: Maxinutrition
Official Timekeeper: Seiko
Official Hydration Belt: Nathan
Official Training Computer: Polar
Official Partner: Koufu
Health Promoting Partner: Health Promotion Board
Venue Partner: NParks
In Support of Sports Promotion: Singapore Sports Council
Its been a months or so since getting my hands on one of New Balance latest shoe the New Balance HI-REZ and I HATE IT, I hate the fact that its so comfortable and responsive.
Seriously never have I seen a shoe that so minimal and so responsive. I kept staring at that glaring orange thingamajig at the NB concept store at Novena and wonder to myself why would anyone buy this shoe? I touched and I twisted the shoe, yeah so what if its so flexible like in their ad, so what if it has the individual 43 pods stuck under this shoe… Well IT ALL CHANGED when I got my hands on a pair and ran with it. Hear me out..
The shoe undoubtedly offers a unique running experience and I have to say this is one experience I have never felt, I have the a NB Minimus MR-00 and I had trouble adjusting to that shoe in my runs, I never looked eye to eye with minimal shoes all along. and that’s what made me stood in front of this Hi-Rez shoe and analyze for like the longest time.
When the box arrived from the courier, I was wondering what it was as it was light as a feather, you can’t blame me as this shoe only weighs in at 3.7oz, but I knew it was the Hi-Rez cause it says NB, without hesitation I ripped it apart (the box) in great excitement (you can see me doing that in my Unboxing)
Hi Rez performance is no doubt amazing, I went for a couple of run and I am still impressed with it, (I still have my old injury) and when I wore this for my runs, amazingly the pain under my soles did not suffice, well most runs these days are short 5k’s and nothing more than that, the flexibility of this shoe is incredible and its not those that will twist your leg kinda flexibility but of rather a skin like effect, just like a second skin.
The shoe has bounce to it which I can’t explain, those pods are barely there and it feels like a lump of rubber on your hands but I assure you it has the rebound energy of a regular running shoe. I have brought the Hi-Rez to gravel, tarmac, stone (no trails yet) and it performs great on every surface it was on. I even brought it to my recent Tokyo trip and had use it almost everyday. I used it as it was like my slipper on every occasion I get. yes its that comfortable.
New Balance really nailed it with the Hi-rez. Putting these on is like putting on a pair of slippers—the mesh lining is soft and comfortable and the uppers contour to your feet with a process the NB marketers have termed “FantomFit.” I generally prefer sock with shoes, but I am comfortable enough going without in these for shorter runs. The toe box is nice and wide, with plenty of room to wiggle your little piggys and the heel cup is pleasantly snug without feeling too tight. There is no noticeable toe spring and the toe box flexes and widens as your foot lands with each step.
I don’t believe that the pods will last as there is already signs of wears on a couple of them, I can’t imagine if I was really running in them on long runs.
“HI-REZ is unique in appearance, construction and most importantly, feel. The difference is evident in the thoughtfully-constructed sole, which is broken into individual pieces — “zones of sensitivity” as Lead Designer Chris Wawrousek calls them”
Thank you Chris, seriously Thank you.
Isaac’s 2 cents worth
- Amazing Flexibility
- MESH LINING IS SOFT AND COMFORTABLE (think of a thin socks)
- Very Comfortable
- PODS will not last
- SMALL ROCKS and BITS WILL GET STUCK IN BETWEEN
- Needs more Color Schemes for the guys (girls you got it good)
Seriously if you just want to have a cool and comfortable shoe to walk around with please go ahead and buy this, if you want a very speedy 5k run sprint, this is the shoe to go to, if you just broke your flipflops and looking for a new one, try this one (ok its abit expensive using it as a flipflop) but hey if you got the moolah, by all means. Let me know your thoughts if you already own one. Thanks for reading and have a great week! Catch ya later
Disclaimer: I am not being paid for this review and I am not obligated to write a positive review. Furthermore. Every review is based solely on me running in the pair of shoes and my personal thoughts and opinions and are not influenced by any outside factors
Sundown Marathon 2013
This year’s Sundown Marathon attracted about 30,000 participants and I believe that it still continues to draw a good crowd being the only night marathon race in Singapore. The race was held over 2 days at the F1 pit.
Moving the race from Changi Exhibition Centre where the race was traditionally held was a good decision as F1 pit was definitely more accessible. There were ample inexpensive night parking facilities in the nearby offices and hotels.
I joined the half marathon race as a lead up to my next race – a marathon in Phuket in a week’s time.
About the race
The half marathon was scheduled to start at 11.30pm and I arrived at the venue at quarter to 11.00pm. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have to jostle with a crowd to enter the race site. The bag checks were quick and marshals were efficient in directing people to the right entry gates.
There were 2 waves for the half marathon distance and most people started to stream into the pen 30 – 45 minutes prior to race start. I joined the 2nd wave which flagged off approximately 8.5mins after the earlier wave went off. Although it was the later wave, we still had the same amount of cheering from the strong crowd of supporters. That was really very motivating and it was delightful to see excited faces around me.
Video of the 42k Flag off *note to lower your volume as the Air Horn could blow off your speakers*
It was great at the flag off and there was no jostling for space as everyone raced into the night. The route started to get congested as we turned into Stadium Boulevard as only a portion of the road was cordoned off for the event. A majority of runners including myself started to deviate onto the pavement which had very poor or little lighting. There were also congestions throughout the entire length at Tanjong Rhu and Geylang Park Connector which was made worse by the congregation at the hydration stations.
As we headed towards Marina Bay Golf Range, the congestion eased off but soon enough it was shoulder to shoulder again as we entered Gardens by the East. This section of the Gardens is new to me and it looked like it is undergoing development. Although I felt bored running through here, I was appreciative that there were no potholes and lighting was sufficient. We had to run a loop, u turn then head out towards Marina Barrage. After the u turn, we saw the pack of 10km runners on the other side so the course was congested throughout.
The path leading to Marina Barrage was wide but lighting was bad and at certain parts it was dark so much so that I landed squarely in a big puddle of water! We finally crossed the bridge into the Barrage and I felt so relieved to finally see proper lighting and a hydration station where volunteers handed out gels and bananas.
The rest of the course was an all familiar route – passing through Bayfront Ave, Collyer Quay, Fullerton Road, Esplande Drive and finally turning into Raffles Avenue where the finishing line was. I was delighted to see beaming faces of friends and supporters. This area was well managed as there was no congestion or long queues for medals.
Other commendable areas include sufficient and well spaced out hydration points. Majority of the stations had water all ready and there was minimal scrambling. The marshals were energetic, enthusiastic and very encouraging. I attribute this to the organiser having done a brilliant job in briefing the volunteers. I believe that this is the best in the recent series of local half marathon races I have participated in.
Areas of improvement
One of the few drawbacks of the race is that the race being held over 2 days is an increase in road closure and logistic costs which translates to a higher participation fee. A majority of runners I spoke with felt complained about the dramatic increase.
The course needs to be redesigned to minimize congestion but I believe routes are always subjected to approval by LTA. Perhaps one of the ways to resolve this is to have the 10km race starting much later.
Organiser might also want to consider making muscle rubs available at the hydration stations. Alternatively,
Last but not least (though not wanting to sound like a broken record), organiser should remind runners about race etiquettes particularly the ‘keep left’ rule. A bullet in the athletes’ handbook does get overlooked so it may be very useful to have the emcee could consciously mention about it before the flag off.
Despite the few drawbacks, it was still a very well organised race and I am pleased that the organiser made a few changes to provide participants a different experience. I applaud the organiser for the efforts and will strongly encourage anyone keen to experience a night race to do Sundown.
All in all, it was a good race in my opinion and will continue to make it to my next year’s list of to do races. See you next year guys
Every year I look forward to doing this run, I have met many friends who I have met when I am “Training” for this event more than running the event itself., I am sure you will bump into me when you are training for this, as the event will take place in the trails of Macritchie Reservoir along Upper Thomson Road. You are bound to see familiar face every weekend or even weekday so a smile or even a high will suffice for sure.
Unless you are the terminator type of a runner where you just run and look down at the trails without even looking up with your arms swinging side by side slicing the air, well terminator or not do sign up and join the fun. Race details is as follow
The North Face 100® wants you to run further than you ever have in 2013!
Promoting the genuine spirit of exploration since its kick-start in 2008, The North Face 100® has become the most well-received and anticipated distance trail running series in the region. Whether you are an aspiring trail running beginner or a seasoned racer looking for new challenges, unparalleled experience is offered in each competition of this region’s largest trail running series.
Break all boundaries and Never Stop ExploringTM.
For more information about races in the region, please go to
|(1 Jun-15 Jul)||(16 Jul-31 Aug)|
|Open category (Men & women)||$96.30||$112.35|
|Open category (Men & women)||$69.55||$85.60|
|Open category (Men & women)||$53.50||$69.55|
|Enabled (8km) *|
|Enabled Runners Only
To register yourself just click on ————-> REGISTER ME <——————
Check out the terms and condition as well as Runners Entitlement
Venue : The exact race route will be kept confidential until a few weeks prior to the event. The route will be a mixture of trail, road, gravel, clay, stone tracks that will pass by the Central Nature Reserve, Mandai, Woodlands and Bukit Timah.
Date & Timing : Event Date :4-5 October 2013 (Fri night 10pm – Sat night 6pm)
The timings below are merely indicative and can only be confirmed 1 month prior to race day after approvals from stakeholders and authorities are obtained.
- 100km – Start 10pm Fri, cut-off 20hrs (6pm Sat)
- 50km – Start 5am Sat, cut-off 9hrs (2pm)
- 25km – Start 6.30am Sat, cut-off 4.5hrs (11am)
- 13km – Start 9am Sat, cut-off 2.5hrs (11.30am)
- Enabled (8km) – Start 9.30am, cut-off 4.5hrs (2pm)
To register yourself just click on ————-> REGISTER ME <——————
Please visit their official webpage for more information thenorthface100.com.sg
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”
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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 !!