Dri-FIT Touch is engineered specifically for runners, designed to go out and run and move with your body. A nice featherweight material, Dri-FIT Touch doesn’t absorb much water at all, instead it wicks the moisture away from your body, plates it on the top surface so that it can evaporate quickly. Dri FIT Touch is the best ultra lightweight, ultra breathable, ultra comfortable material for hot weather conditions.
Nike Dri-FIT Touch Tailwind
The Nike Dri-FIT Touch Tailwind collection offers ultra-soft, highly comfortable, and extremely lightweight running tops that are both sweat wicking and stylish. Available in a short sleeve or singlet top for men, the garments employ Nike Dri-FIT mesh fabric to pull sweat away from the body to the surface of the garment, where it can evaporate quickly. Underarm ventilation holes with grommets add breathability, and bonded taping on the shoulder highlights the no-sew seams and gives a pop of color as well as lightweight durability.
Athletes will feel like they are running in air wearing Nike’s Breeze tops for women available in short sleeve and racer back tank versions. The remarkably lightweight and breathable Nike Dri-‐FIT jersey, made from 100% recycled polyester, is ready for performance with its exceptional sweat-‐wicking properties, and boasts youthful style.
The semi-‐translucent, broken-‐in appearance results from knitting irregular twisted yarns with a combination of thick and thin yarns. The v-‐neck design, raglan cap sleeves on the short sleeve top and the racer back cut on the tank allow for free range of motion and add to the versatile, feminine look.
CRISTIANO RONALDO’S EXPLOSIVE SPEED CELEBRATED THROUGH NIKE’S NEW CR7 BOOT AND COLLECTION
Nike’s latest version of the Mercurial boot celebrates the super-charged speed and on-pitch dominance of one of the world’s greatest players, Cristiano Ronaldo. Featuring a ‘supernova’ print, the Nike Mercurial IX CR7 Boot and 2013 CR7 Collection take inspiration from the Portuguese star’s unique style of play.
SINGAPORE – 27 November 2013 – “We were watching a game, and after Cristiano scored yet another amazing free-kick the commentator posed the question ‘Is Ronaldo from this planet?!’” remembers Denis Dekovic, Nike Footwear Design Director. “When we got back to the design studio we got to thinking about CR7’s style and how similar it was to the definition of a supernova – a celestial body that radiates energy – and that was it, we had our inspiration.”
“The concept of a star that burns brighter than others reflects Cristiano’s style, speed and the idea that as a player he plays without limits, much like the outer reaches of the galaxy. What Cristiano is able to achieve on the field is something that we felt was limitless. So we took that direction and focused on creating a highly luxurious finish fused with modern print and color choices,” added Dekovic.
The Mercurial IX boot features an all-over digital print of the Star Vela Supernova and includes a seven star path print, paying homage to Cristiano’s shirt number. The supernova print is juxtaposed with a chrome swoosh flecked with silver fleck and a Blue Glow outline.
“It’s great to collaborate with Nike. It gives me added confidence to know that they take my thoughts to create the best boot for me,” said Cristiano Ronaldo. “In addition to the way the boots perform, it’s also cool when we create something that represents my personality and style of play. It’s a very special relationship.”
Since its original launch over 10 years ago, the Mercurial has always stood out. Bold and exciting, the boot’s innovative lightweight design and striking color designs ensure players are always noticed while performing at their best. In today’s highly technical and fast game, straight line speed and the ability to simply pass a player is only part of an athlete’s skill set. Combining performance this legacy to the next level for players who rely on tight cuts and turns combined with bursts of explosive speed to beat the opposition.
“That commentator was right, Cristiano is ‘out of this world’ and this boot pays homage to that,” said Dekovic. CR7 Collection From on-pitch dominance to off-pitch cool, Nike Sportswear releases a collection of sport classics inspired by the legendary style of one of the world’s greatest athletes. Created for the player who knows no limits and demands the ultimate in craft and performance both on and off the pitch, the CR7 Collection serves the complete lifestyle of the athlete. Using a performance approach to lifestyle design, the CR7 Collection offers functional utility, comfort, and protection from the elements without sacrificing style.
Inspired by Cristiano’s superstar status, a range of jackets including the butter soft CR7 Leather Track Jacket, precipitation ready CR7 Saturday Jacket, CR7 Reversible Jacket, and two CR7 Tee’s allow athletes to move effortlessly between the worlds of sport and style regardless of the weather.
Created for the player who knows no limits and demands the very best in craft and performance both on and off the pitch, the CR7 Collection serves the complete lifestyle of the athlete. Using a performance approach to lifestyle design, the CR7 Collection offers functional utility, comfort, and protection from the elements without sacrificing style.
Besides the lifestyle range, the collection also includes the latest version of the Mercurial boot. The Nike Mercurial IX CR7 Boot take inspiration from the Portuguese star’s unique style of play and features a ‘supernova’ print.
With such a wide ranging collection, this will be the perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones for the upcoming festive season!
The products are sold at Weston @ Queensway Shopping Centre, Queensway, Singapore 149053. The price of the mercurials are $329, Prices on the rest of the collection are on asking.
[Singapore – 25 November 2013] – Nike today unveiled the new Brasil National Team home kit at an event in Rio de Janeiro. The kit, which will be worn by the hosts next summer, combines performance innovation, cultural design cues and environmentally sustainable materials.
“It is a great honor and it fills me with pride to present the new shirt of the Selecao to the fans in Rio,” said Luiz Gustavo of the Brasilian National Team.
The kit aids performance by regulating player body temperature over the course of match. By using a combination of Nike Dri-FIT Technology, “burnout” mesh and laser-cut ventilation holes, designers are able to localize cooling where players need it most.
Nike Dri-FIT technology pulls moisture away from the skin to the outside of the garment where it evaporates more quickly. Laser-cut venitilation holes and engineered mesh in key areas where heat is generated allow for increased breathability and airflow across the skin.
“By managing sweat and keeping the body cooler longer, players feel more comfortable, sweat less, and perform better,” said Martin Lotti, Creative Director for Nike Football. In addition to keeping players cool, the kit is made with a new dual-knit fabrication that incorporates cotton and recycled polyester for the best in moisture wicking properties, while adding a softer feel and more flattering shape.
In line with Nike’s commitment to superior performance with lower environmental impact, the shirt, short – and for the first time in a national team kit, the socks – all feature fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. (100% recycled polyester in the shorts, 96% recycled polyester in the shirt and 78% in the socks). Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted almost 2 billion bottles from landfills, enough to cover over 2800 fullsized football pitches. “Incorporating environmental sustainability is a key part of the design and development process for us,” said Lotti. “Our aim is to create a kit that performs for players and is good to the planet.”
Designers utilized three dimensional body scans of the entire Brasilian National Team to collect data on the form of today’s players and identify an updated fit, improving comfort and allowing the body to move more naturally within the kit. While looking at every element of the modern football kit, Nike designers even paid special attention to the kits’ socks. Combining athlete insight and research with new materials and fabrications, the Nike Elite Match Fit sock for 2014 features a sleeker fit specific to football. Strategically cushioned zones provide comfort and protection at the big toe and anklebones where the majority of impact occurs, while arch support locks down the foot to prevent slipping. Material was also eliminated to enhance touch and decrease bulk, and flex grooves were added to the ankle and the top of the foot to prevent any bunching.
The new Nike Pro baselayer is the lightest ever from Nike and features increased venting and breathability. Players have a variety of Nike Pro baselayer styles for players to choose from. These are designed for the varying temperatures and conditions athletes will encounter in Brasil, which are expected to vary from high heat during mid-day matches, to much colder temperatures in the southern match locations during evening games.
Nike has redesigned its baselayer short for 2014 taking insights directly from some of the best players in the world. “When we asked players to talk about the kind of protection they need during a match, they showed us scars and abrasions on their upper-back hip area from sliding,” recalled Lotti. “Several players showed us these same injuries so we set-out to add more protection, while balancing the need for lightweight and breathability.” The result is the Nike Pro Combat Ultralight Slider Short.
Featuring increased and adjusted protection to match the athlete’s sliding pattern, the short is also 20% lighter than previous versions and made with 87% recycled polyester. Weight was eliminated through the addition of mesh for increased breathability and cooling where the athlete generates heat. Captivated by the unique creativity of Brasil, Nike’s design team sought to reflect some of its unique and distinct cultures in the new National Team Kit design, while staying true to the culture and tradition of the yellow jersey.
“The Brasilian home kit is like a national flag; it symbolizes the country and its people,” said Lotti. “We wanted to create a fusion of the high speed brilliance of football and the culture of Brasil while staying true to what the home kit represents.” The jersey features a new Y-neck design that provides both a relaxed fit and comfortable look. After body scanning each member of the Brasilian National team, Nike designers utilized player body scans and their own insights to develop a neckline that maximizes comfort and great fit. The Brasilian crest has also been updated. A gold colored metallic weave was added to the crest for a shimmering effect, and the 2014 crest is slightly larger. Behind the crest, on the inside of the jersey, is a printed slogan “Nascido para jogar futebol”- Brasilian Portuguese for “Born to Play Football”. Nike has also worked with Brasilian Designer Bruno Big to deliver a unique and nationally relevant mark of pride at the inner back neck of each jersey. The home kit features a small yellow canary motif representing “Canarinho”, the nickname given to the team when they wear the yellow home jersey. “To wear the ‘amarelinha’ is an honor for me and my teammates,” says Brazil star Neymar. “Brasil is a very special place to play football, and we want to play hard and win for our country. This kit helps us to do that with both the technology and the inspiration it provides.” The shorts are a classic Brasilian Varsity Royal with a white stripe. Simple and iconic, the fit is slimmer and more tailored to the body, with a cut specifically designed to aid movement and comfort. The center back of the shorts feature
Nike’s signature laser vents to aid in cooling and allow for moisture management. Even the name and number on each kit have been carefully designed, with micro fine pinholes for moisture management and cooling, and a fluorescent outline to aid visibility. The style of the name and number is inspired by the classic fonts widely used on Brasilian hand printed street posters. All jerseys worn by players
and sold in Brasil are made in Brasil.
The Brasil National Team Kit will be sold at Weston @ Queensway from mid December at $109, or either you can browser the many Nike items from ZALORA Singapore as an they are also the online purveyor of Nike.
NIKE FOOTBALL CATCHES THE EYE WITH ‘HIGH VISIBILITY’ BOOT COLLECTION
As winter approaches, match-‐day conditions become darker and drearier than the earlier parts of the season. To combat the gloomy weather and stand out under floodlights, Nike has created the Hi-‐Vis Collection, featuring the Nike Hypervenom, Mercurial IX, CTR360 and Tiempo IV boots in bright and contrasting color combinations of Electro Purple, Volt, Green Glow and Electric Green.
For almost ten years, scientific color insights have been used in the creation of Nike footballs and football boots, and elements of this visual acuity research were taken and enhanced for the Hi-‐Vis Collection.
“When creating the Hi-‐Vis Collection we looked at our work in South Africa during the summer of 2010,” says Phil McCartney, Vice President, Nike Football Footwear. “The Metallic Purple and Total Orange color combination we used on-‐pitch really stood out both on the field for players and for the crowds in the stadium and at home.”
As winter approaches and condition on-‐pitch change, visibility can become a key element of any match.
“In a game that’s more congested and faster than ever the small percentages are becoming more import,” explains McCartney. “If a player can get that flash of color in the periphery, and see a teammate make a run, that could be the small difference between timing the pass perfectly or not taking advantage – that’s the sort of moment that can change the course of a game at the top level.”
For the Nike Football Hi-‐Vis Collection, the Nike Hypervenom and Mercurial Vapor IX come in a combination of Electro Purple and Volt with black detailing. The Tiempo IV and CTR360 come in a mix of Volt, Green Glow and Electric Green with black detailing.
“This collection of boots is not for the faint-‐hearted,” adds McCartney. “Our athletes don’t
play to be conventional – they play to be remembered.”
The Hi-‐Vis Collection will be available from authorized Nike outlets and Weston Corporation
stores. The Hi-‐Vis Collection will be available from 1st October and retail for:
Tiempo IV -‐ $239
CTR360 Maestri III -‐ $269
Mercurial Vapor IX -‐ $299
Hypervenom -‐ $309
What is your favourite colourway out of Nike’s new 4-silo boots? Are you looking to get a pair of boots from Nike’s new Hi-Vis collection? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Update: 28th September To register please click here : https://www.werunsg10k.com/
Updates: 27th September Hi All, I am noticing alot of clicks on the registration, dont be alarmed when you see the “Not Found Page” the registration will start on SATURDAY at 10am as you can see in my press release below. I have a feeling that this registration is going to go FAST.. VERY FAST ! So start click tomorrow.
Singapore, 25 September 2013 – Registration for the much-anticipated Nike We Run SG 2013 #justdoit begins online (Appendix I) on 28 September 2013, Saturday at 1000hrs. A total of 20,000 runners are expected to be part of Nike’s global We Run series on 3 November 2013. This year, the Nike We Run SG will have a unique 10km route that enables runners to choose different experiences and run it their own way.
Upon registration, participants will get to submit creative suggestions of fun rules they wish to see on race day and at training runs, providing them a chance to exercise their choice in creating a personal and unforgettable experience. Be it running at sunrise or dancing and running, Nike We Run SG wants to hear from participants how they would like their runs to be different this year. It is an opportunity for runners to write their own rules and design a running experience that they desire, as Nike Singapore will be turning some of the most unique and interesting suggested rules into reality.
Nike will be organizing special training sessions to help runners prepare for the race, with each session uniquely themed based on creative rules submitted by participants. Participants can also register for the training sessions when they register for the race.
Runners can also prepare for race day through the more than 18 million strong Nike+ community. New Nike+ Challenges allow runners to set a distance goal, invite Nike+ friends to join and race to the virtual finish line. Users can determine the name of the Challenge, mileage goal, time period and participants. Additionally, a new chat feature allows friends to encourage each other and share tips throughout the Challenge. Runners can stay motivated by checking the live leaderboard to track progress and see where they rank amongst their friends.
Earlier this month, 1,000 runners had a teaser preview of what could be expected at Nike We Run SG 2013 during the Run Your Registration event. For the first time, Nike offered runners a chance earn their entry to the race. During Run Your Registration at Fort Canning Park, choices were provided during the run, ensuring each runner enjoyed a running experience unique to them. Some of the experiences included choices of fast or slow routes, leaping across an obstacle, and running to their choice of hip-hop or pop music. Runners who completed the sessions earned a complimentary priority slot to Nike We Run SG 2013.
Nike We Run SG 2013 is part of Nike’s global We Run series. Aimed at celebrating, motivating and inspiring athletes around the world, more than 350,000 anticipated runners will have taken over 3 billion strides in We Run races in 26 cities by the end of 2013, motivated by Nike+ and Nike Running design innovations.
The We Run races range in distance from 5K to the full marathon, and capture the unique enthusiasm of each city. From Sao Paulo to Seoul to Singapore, each city will be moved to action through a series of unique experiences for runners. Tailored to each individual city, the We Run races will build on the aesthetic of each landscape through an interactive run course.
Details as below
Appendix I: Registration Details
|Registration period:||From 28 September 2013, Saturday (1000hrs)|
We Run SG 2013 Details
|Date:||3 November 2013 (Sunday)|
|Social Media Sharing:||#justdoit|
Complimentary priority slots available for runners who sign up and complete pre-registration activities
Singapore, 9 September 2013 – Nike challenges Singapore to define their race experience at the Nike We Run SG on 3 November 2013, by allowing runners the opportunity to make choices during the run. For the first time, the Nike We Run SG race will have a unique 10km route that enables runners to choose different experiences and run it their own way.
Nike Singapore will be offering a limited number of complimentary priority pre-registration slots to runners at Run Your Registration. Run Your Registration will give runners an idea of what can be expected from Nike We Run SG through four 3km runs on September 13 and 14 at Fort Canning Park, Flagstaff Lawn
Alvin Soo, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Singapore, said, “We are confronted with rules and regulations everyday but runners at Nike We Run SG will have the freedom to make their own choices on race day. They will not be following the pack. Instead, they will be designing their race and be rewarded with a race experience they can call their own.”
Nike We Run SG is part of Nike’s global We Run series. Aimed at celebrating, motivating and inspiring athletes around the world, more than 350,000 anticipated runners will have taken over 3 billion strides in We Run races in 26 cities by the end of 2013, motivated by Nike+ and Nike Running design innovations.
Nike’s We Run races range in distance from 5K to the full marathon, and capture the unique enthusiasm of each city. From Sao Paulo to Seoul to Singapore, each city will be moved to action through a series of unique experiences for runners. Tailored to each individual city, the We Run races will build on the aesthetic of each landscape through an interactive run course.
Race registration please read on… (more…)
New “Possibilities” campaign takes ‘Just Do It’ from inspiration to action, enabling viewers to participate in challenges through the Nike+ digital ecosystem
Singapore, August, 2013 – Nike’s new campaign, “Possibilities” inspires viewers to push their limits and strive to reach new goals through a series of playful scenarios featuring an all-star cast of athletes and guest stars. Digital and social media activations help viewers to #justdoit themselves through a series of Nike+ challenges. The film begins with the line, “If you can run a mile, run a race, run a marathon, outrun a movie star.” A series of different challenges and scenarios emerge, each challenging characters in the film – and the audience - to push themselves to new limits.
The film features basketball star and reigning NBA MVP, LeBron James; world number one tennis icon Serena Williams; Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona and Spain; and boxing sensation Andre Ward. Actor Bradley Cooper narrates the film, which was directed by the acclaimed Nicolai Fuglsig, and features a guest appearance by actor Chris Pine.
As part of the twenty-fifth anniversary of ‘Just Do It’, the inspirational message doesn’t end when the film is complete. “Possibilities” seeks to inspire everyone in their personal achievements through Nike+. The film is a challenge to the audience, who can physically take part in the film’s concept through a series of Nike+ challenges.
“For 25 years, we’ve been inspiring people to Just Do It,” comments Davide Grasso, Nike Global Chief Marketing Officer. “With ‘Possibilities’ we’re taking ‘Just Do It’ to a whole new place, showing people a new way to set goals and think about their own athletic potential, then helping them to achieve those goals through products, services and inspiration.”
Viewers can explore their own “Possibilities” through several activations, including Nike+ Running and NikeFuel challenges.
The Challenges feature on the Nike+ Running app enables runners to set a distance goal, invite Nike+ friends to join and race to the virtual finish line. Users can determine the Challenge’s name, mileage goal, time period and participants, and a new chat feature allows friends to encourage each other and share tips throughout the Challenge. Runners can stay motivated by checking the live leaderboard to track progress and see where they rank amongst their friends.
From August 20-September 13, runners using the Nike+ Running app can log their Nike+ miles towards winning a once-in-lifetime running experience, as part of Nike’s crowd-sourced Free Run concept.
The Nike+ digital ecosystem has more than 18 million global members, and anyone who engages in these Challenges will be encouraged to share their activity through the hashtag #justdoit to ultimately help drive participants to realize new possibilities.
For more info on Just Do It campaign visit http://www.nike.com/justdoit.
THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF AGILE, DECEPTIVE AND DEADLY ATTACK
(Singapore, 29 May 2013) – Nike unveiled its latest football performance innovation – The Nike Hypervenom – at an event in Rio de Janeiro with Brazil striker Neymar.
The Hypervenom is a completely new boot, created with the feedback of players like Neymar, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. These players specified the need for a boot that could help them create space quickly in and around the penalty area, and get their shot off from any angle. They discussed the increased agility of opponents, referencing today’s defenders who are now as quick, as agile and as skillful as many of the world’s top forwards.
Brazil striker Neymar was most direct in his feedback “Help me make space more often and more quickly. I want a boot that helps enhance my agility and gives me the space to get my shot off before I’m closed down.”
“Neymar’s input was invaluable. He had been wearing the Mercurial Vapor IX a boot designed to help athletes look and find space to beat a man. It’s a pure speed product. The Hypervenom focuses on creating the space in order to put the ball in the net. It’s a small but important nuance. It is designed to increase the player’s agility and their ability to get a shot off,” said Phil McCartney, VP Nike Football, Footwear.
New boot for changing game The Nike Football design team, led by Denis Dekovic, Nike Football Design Director began by looking at the attacking forces in today’s game. “The game is changing. It used to be that speed was focus of the attacking side of the game. But now everybody has pace. The creation of the Nike Hypervenom is a reaction to the way the game is changing. Players want to be quicker. Not just in a foot race, but quicker with the ball at their feet in small spaces. They want to leverage the natural agility they already have to find space in a congested penalty area. They want to create chances from nothing. The Hypervenom is designed to do exactly that.”
I definitely dont play soccer, tried it and never got to love the game, was playing left winger for my school and never really enjoyed chasing a ball with 11 other people, I was hoping to be bending it like David Beckham so adoration and admiration will come from all over, fame and glory got to my head to much *LoL* hearing the amazing crowd roars when a goal is scored, or the adrenaline when you tackle someones. Well million of other fans loves and adore it but definitely not me
All that is to pass and now I am just stuck with doing my Ironman, relatively boring sport also Swim 3.8, bike 180km and run 42km all in the span of a day, LoL.. but at least it makes me a better person overall.
Anyway I wanna share this hot off the press news on this Amazing New Nike GS2 boots
Nike GS 2 boot delivers seamless ball control, low environmental impact
Nike Football’s lightest, fastest and greenest production boot features All Conditions Control (ACC) for enhanced ball control in both wet and dry conditions.
SINGAPORE, 27 NOVEMBER 2012 – Today Nike Football unveils the second generation of its Nike GS boot, the Nike GS2 – the lightest, fastest production boot Nike has ever made and the most environmentally friendly boot available. Nike GS2 also features All Conditions Control (ACC) technology, which delivers enhanced ball control in both dry and wet weather conditions.
The Nike GS2 will be worn by some of Europe’s best young players including Theo Walcott, Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling, Mario Goetze, Christian Eriksen and El Shaarawy. The new boot features a classic black and white upper that contrasts with bold All Conditions Control (ACC) insignia with a safari print found on some of Nike’s most iconic shoes.
The Nike GS 2 boot is constructed using renewable and recycled materials, designed for explosive performance on the pitch and lower impact on the planet. Every component has been optimized to reduce weight and waste, creating Nike’s lightest football boot ever at 160 grams (size 9).
Conceived and engineered in Italy, the Nike GS 2 features recycled and renewable materials throughout the upper and plate design. A bio-based traction plate made primarily from castor beans ensures strength and flexibility on pitch, alongside a sock liner made from 100 percent castor beans. The boot laces, lining and tongue are made from a minimum of 70 percent recycled materials. The toeboard and collar feature at least 15 percent recycled materials.
All Conditions Control (ACC) technology is created by a special treatment during the development of the upper materials to deliver a consistent feel on the ball at all times.
The Nike GS 2 includes the following performance, recycled and renewable materials in the new boot:
Traction plate and stud configuration:
Nike GS 2 traction plate combines a high performance chassis with a strong responsive and agile form. The sole plate is made of 50 percent renewable Pebax® Rnew (a plant derived material made with 97 percent castor beans) and 50 percent TPU, made from renewable materials.
The traction plate includes a minimalist diamond-silhouette spine, which provides optimal flex and agility in plate performance.
Anatomically positioned studs maximize speed in multiple directions to ensure responsive and assured movement on pitch.
Touch and control:
A solvent-free Kanga-Lite synthetic toe box provides zonal reinforcement for exceptional touch and control. The synthetic upper also supports lockdown on midfoot and arch area.
All Conditions Control (ACC) is a special treatment during the development of Kanga-Lite that delivers an optimal touch and feel of the ball in all conditions.
The lightweight sockliner has no topcloth or screening, eliminating additional weight, materials and processing.
Stability and support:
Anatomical and asymmetrical heel counter and heel bucket locks the foot down for stability and support. The counter is made of Pebax® Rnew, derived from castor bean oil.
Nike GS 2 will be available to pre-order from November 23 and to purchase on December 1 on Nike.com.
Nike GS 2 retails at SGD $399 at Weston Corporation from 1 December
Updated: Please check your results from WERUN SG Results 2012 Click Me
20,000 runners pound the streets for Nike We Run SG 2012 last Sunday. This was the Singapore series for Nike We Run 2012.
There will be a total of 32 races compromising a total of 371km for this series.
The event venue was packed when at about 6:30am, Due to the over whelming participant, the start time have been divided in to two waves which 7:15am was for the first wave & Second wave at 7:30am. That still did not help in the cramping of runners around the start pen.
There was no proper signage or rather too small for the cramped up participants to notice the baggage counter area, It was not only hard to locate but was filled with people cramping for space to deposit their bags at the counter.
Went for the second wave instead as unable to squeeze in for the first wave (too many fast runners I believe). The second wave was also packed with runners, maybe next time they should make a third wave instead.
Running route was improvised from the previous runs running through Kallang but this time we run pass Nicoll Highway and made a U-turn back to Republic avenue, F1 put and viola Marina Bay Sands.
Nike created such hype that not only the runners signed up were in the young category, but of all ages. my friends mum, auntie and uncle was running as well.
Along the running route were DJs spinning hard for the perspiring runners motivating them to keep on running, By the 4k marker, many people started to walk plus further more walking on the right side of the route. Inconsiderate.. but better than Nike Goddess where the ladies were all pushing and shoving. ( Must be something about Nike that gets people all riled up)
Anyway as I have mention the finishing point was at the field beside Marina Bay Sands with some nice view rather than the usual Padang finishing point.
So once again, it comes down to the baggage deposit for collection, it was utterly unorganized,everyone was just standing in frustration with the long queue. The hot and sweaty moment just didn’t help as well., Only after when there was volunteer ushers started to inform the participants of the queue and organizing the line to speed.
Anyway it was a Run that many enjoyed for sure
Not bad, addition finisher tee to trade off the usual medal
Overall the event was good, just need some improvements on the baggage part & inform the participants to keep left for slower runners.
- New route was fantastic
- Entertainment along the way was surely a great booster for all runners
- Giving Finisher T as replacement for a Medal was a great Idea.
- Should get some bigger area space for the baggage counter movement.
- Ushers should be around everywhere to help runners
- Luggage deposit area should have proper signage all around.
Since its a Mid Week, let me help you get through the week with this Contest Give away I hope this post you looking forward to the weekend.
I sure am not much of a soccer fan, tried the game but just cant get my self to love it, I tried playing for the school team but never worked out, I can’t grasp the idea of having 11 people chase over one ball, not that I don’t totally understand the scheming of things here, like the tactics of diving, punching, tackling
Yes I know you guys would say I am a square not knowing who the Red Devils or The Canon team (Arsenal if you were wondering).
One guy that put an impression on me on the game of soccer was Eric Cantona for his famous Kung Fu kick that could put Bruce Lee to shame,
totally not forgetting about the playmaker, Zidane that guy is coolness off the charts cause of his head butt in the Worldcup or wait one of his games?
speaking of playmaker, Andrés Iniesta from FC Barcelona was made into a puppet master by Nike, do check out this cool video by Nike of him as the puppet master.
I was totally blown away by it.
Iniesta told Nike: “I’ve always liked playing in the middle, that’s where the play begins, both going forward and on defence. As the years go on, you always try to improve all aspects of your game.”
Nike asked Iniesta if he had any advice for budding football stars: “As a midfielder, the only bit of advice I can give is that you try to learn something new in each training session. Try to read the game before your opponent because your positioning before you receive the ball is very important. But above all, you have to be confident in your abilities.”
Training partners are always great in terms of being motivated and seeking advise.. no matter doing triathlon, Ironman or Ultra running, that is why I frequently used this hashtag #foreveralone cause I am more often than not alone when doing training.
Training for an event demands much from an athlete such as mental focus and more importantly discipline in all aspect of schedule, diet and workout.
I met Zurairi by chance, one day when I was training but I will not expound on that part, as he already had explain of our moment in his featured article. Do read up on his write-up as guest post on his determination to be a Triathlete (if you say you can’t, this post might change you) Do follow him on Twitter @arieternity where he shares his passion for triathlon.
Guest Writer: Zurairi (Singapore) 27 August 2012
My Journey to be Triathlete
After my Kidney Transplant in 2008, (Previous post) , I decided to exercise because my doctor told me to control my cholesterol level. I also wanted to exercise because keeping fit and healthy will ensure lesser complications due to my condition. After 3 months rest from the post operation, I realise my fitness level is very low after I was struggling and panting after climbing the flight of steps at the overhead bridge. I realise that I need to start soon.
I started with very light jogging around my neighbourhood. It was about 1.2km route around my block of flats. My friend also introduced me to swimming. Mr Razib is a triathlete and he taught and coached me the techniques of swimming freestyle. In 2008, I started (more…)
Recently I just got back from a Tokyo trip and I saw the most amazing shoes that I think are only available in Japan. I can tell you that in Japan, they carry the most colors available for any brand that you know, be it Nike, Adidas, New Balance or Merrel, they sure paint their shoes like they are gonna be partying in it, I manage to capture some of the pictures of the shoes as I was afraid that some wielding katana samurai will come blazing down the aisle telling me I cant take any photograph in their store, well ok I was stopped at the Nike store, but I manage to sneak a few just before he asked me to stop.
As for the shoes I have not seen any of them on the SEA market, Ok maybe one or two of them I have seen em in retail stores.. but do check out the rest.. They are totally in crazy colors, I believe Japan has always the privilege of being able to wear crazy colors and getting away with it, I was wearing em funky Pink Puma Faas when I was there and I would say I fit right in.
Do you like em Pink Shoes? well I sure do .. Enjoy the Slide show .
“pull buoy or leg float” - is a figure-eight shaped piece of closed-cell foam used in swim workouts. Swimmers place the buoy between the legs in the crotch area to provide support to the body without kicking the legs; this allows the swimmer to focus on training only their arms
Seriously, Swimming has not been my forte and I do suck at it, maybe cause of all the blubber that is sticking on my sides of my waist, (and people say it makes you float easy) yeah right.. those fats do weigh something and it contributes to you sinking in water.. *ok that’s not true* its simple because of our body positioning and (more…)
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…)