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”
I would like to share with you guys some good news. If you have went to the tri factor expo today for the swim pack collection with your friend and thought to your self that, Hey wouldn’t it be cool if I could register for the coming bike event of even all the remaining three events coming up?
Well it is still not too late, I’ve just gotten word and confirmed with the good people of Oakley to bring you additional 15% registration off on Tri Factor Event Registration. Thank you Good People of Oakley
Please login to TRI FACTOR REGISTRATION (clickable) and key in OAKLEY15 at the online registration
Well that’s not all Oakley Singapore also has this initiative where by they are raising funds for the Singapore Cancer Society.
Think about waking up healthy and well to a new day is something which many may take for granted. Not so for those who are fighting the killer disease, cancer. Which is why Actor/Host Randall Tan and his 5 friends want to make a difference by running. The Charity Athletes, Yellow Fellows, plans to run 11 races or more, to raise a target of $15,000 for Singapore Cancer Society. Support the cancer warriors by donating today! Spread the news and play a part in this great cause!
To make a donation, click http://bit.ly/10KgMBY lets support the Yellow Fellows
Have a Great Weekend Everyone !
As part of our efforts to give back to the community, Cold Storage Kids Run 2013 will be helping the underprivileged kids through our adopted charity, Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore. The disadvantaged students at Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore walk on rough terrain for long distances from their homes to their schools – some of them with worn out shoes; or no shoes at all. As a result, children as young as 2 years old are exposed to many foot injuries such as blisters, cuts, and wounds.
How You Can Help
Join us in our efforts to raise funds to provide new shoes for the underprivileged kids at Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore. Pledge $5 for a pair of shoes. Pledge more to help more kids protect their feet.
You can make your pledge through the following:
- Online at the official Cold Storage Kids Run Website
- Roadshow @ United Square Shopping Mall on 30 & 31 March 2013
- Fun Fest @ F1 Pit Building on 4 & 5 May 2013
About Caring For Cambodia
Caring for Cambodia (CFC) is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable organization that provides a free education to over 6,400 impoverished children in 21 schools spanning pre-school to high school.
CFC’s mission is to secure a bright future through education for the children of Cambodia by providing them with a safe learning environment with well trained teachers and basic essentials for their health and welfare.
CFC professionally trains its Cambodian teachers, and provides everything a child needs to succeed, including food, clean water, uniforms, school supplies, computers, transportation and basic healthcare. CFC is run predominantly by the support of volunteers, which ensures that the dollars raised directly support the students and their education.
To find out more, please visit CFC’s official webpage at www.caringforcambodia.org
Lets all pledge to funding a shoe as its only $5, I know some people who spend more than $5 on coffee everyday. Why not share the love. Thank you for reading.
Pocari Sweat Run is the next upcoming run that you can still sign up. Please see below for more event details
The event detail is as below
Date: 16 June 2013
Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Closing Date: 31 May 2013
• adidas Event Singlet worth $39.00
• Pocari Sweat Visor
• Exclusive Pocari Sweat Finisher Medal
Race Categories & Fees
|Race Categories||Early Bird Rate
25 Feb – 30 Apr
1 May – 31 May
|5km Men’s & Women’s Competitive||$32.00||$42.00|
|10km Men’s & Women’s Competitive||$42.00||$52.00|
It is still not too late to register. If you are interested please do click on the following link: Registration for POCARI SWEAT RUN
The race route has not been announced yet.
In this coming Sundown Marathon we are calling out to all runners to show your true colours and support for the love of running, In spite of the recent tragedy of the Boston Marathon Blast,, Sundown Marathon organizers will be observing a minute of silence to honor the affected in the USA
Mr Adrian Mok, managing director of HiVelocity Events: “The spirit of running should never be dimmed by such an unfortunate event. We hope runners in Singapore can come together to participate and show their support for the love of the sport.”
You have to be quick if you want to sign up for the Sundown event this coming 31st May / 1st June because less than 5,000 slots are available, making it one of the most eagerly anticipated running events on the local sporting calendar. Please take note that the registration will close on the 30th April 2013 and there will be no further extension You can find more info on my previous post by clicking here , SUNDOWN MARATHON SINGAPORE
To register for the 10km and 21km please click here: REGISTRATION FOR 10km and Half Marathon
To register for the Full Marathon please click here: REGISTRATION FOR FULL MARATHON
I have been waiting for this event for like what seems forever, in fact there are many runs that has not set foot on the shores of South East Asia, and this is one of them but wait .. this run IS coming to Singapore but there is no date set for this event yet, in fact they are (more…)
Latest Update: 3 May 2013
For those who is still wanting to signup for FairPrice Walks with U, good news, the Early Bird registration has been extended till 6th of May, So what are you waiting for
Registration is now open for the ‘FairPrice Walks with U’ event, which will be held on 29 June. This inaugural walking event was organised by NTUC FairPrice in an effort to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding amongst Singaporeans.
To encourage registration, FairPrice Foundation announced a pledge of $100 in FairPrice vouchers for every registered participant. The vouchers will go towards the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme, which provides vouchers for families who have qualified for assistance schemes to purchase daily essentials through grassroots organisations (GROs) of all 87 constituencies in Singapore. More than 20,000 families and individuals will benefit from this scheme.
The walk will flag off at 8.00am. Walkathon participants will start their scenic 4km walk at the Barrage and make their way towards the Gardens By The Bay (East), right next to the Marina Bay Golf Course, against the backdrop of some of Singapore’s most famous landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the iconic Cloud Forest and Flower Dome at the Gardens by the Bay. Participants will also enjoy various entertainment stations along the walking route. 5,000 participants are expected to gather for
Early Bird registration starts from $12 per participants, special discount for NTUC members or when you sign up in group of 4. Hurry and do your part for charity, sign up today!
If you are keen on registering for this, do visit their event website: NTUC WALKS WITH U REGISTRATION
Its the time of the year again for the Real Run event happening on the 25th of May 2013, there will be a twist of event where this time the event will be held in Sentosa instead of the regular Changi.
There will be 3 event distance this year mainly 500m Kids Dash, 3km (only for Home Team Divisions) and 10km (public). Please see details below for more information and registration details
Each runner will be entitled to the following items
- Brooks event tee
- Yogood muesli bar
- ZERO Energy Tablets
- LAB Series Pro LS sachet
- Complimentary Beverage Coupon from Costa Coffee
- Discount vouchers from sponsors
- An exclusive finisher medal (for 10km runners only)
- Nature’s Plus Animal Parade Vitamins (for kids only)
- Organic Valley Organic Milk (for kids only)
- RUN magazine (limited to first 500 collection during REPC)
Categories & Fees
|CATEGORIES||AGE LIMIT (ON RACE DAY)|
|Men’s Open||No age limit|
|Men’s Junior||19 years old and below|
|Men’s Veteran||40 years old and above|
|HomeTeamNS Individual||No age limit|
|HomeTeamNS Corporate Race*|
| 3km Fun Walk (Only applicable to Home Team NSmen & family members)
|Open||No age limit|
|500m Kids’ Beach Dash|
|Kids’ Open (Boys’ Junior)||7 to 9 years old|
|Kids’ Open (Girls’ Junior)|
|Kids’ Open (Boys’ Senior)||10 to 12 years old|
|Kids’ Open (Girls’ Senior)|
|If you are interested in joining do click in this link attached Registration Page|
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.
Swim drills, swim session and swim post has been popping up on my blog recently, did the swimming craze hit me? did King Neptune came into my dream and told me to swim more often? none of those of course, it is because I have registered myself on 12 of May for the Tri Factor Swim challenge.
Tri Factor includes all the three elements of Triathlon before their full Triathlon even which will be held later in the year. I actually encouraged this as its like a lead up to the actual event, coming in the Month of May the swim event will take place, then in July it will be the bike session, and then run and then full OD.
You can have only so much Triathlon event in Singapore in a Year, even if they have 50 events I don’t think I want to be doing all of them cause its always the same ole same ole.
Just sharing this cute infograph that I had received from Tri Factor reminding people to join the Swim Event this May. Have fun and Stay safe readers.
The year 2012 has ended, I have to say that 2012 was a tough journey for me with many high and lows, maybe the prediction of the Feng Shui saying that my zodiac year for 2012 will not be good and maybe its true. I wouldn’t say its all that bad. I would say there was more high than low for me , with the coming 2013. I am praying that it will be better.
My birthday just passed, mum, dad and E always celebrates this special celebration of birth with me at home, that is how I celebrate my bday with much peace and quiet maybe that is how I want it? its been many years now that it have been celebrating my birthday with my loved one at home.. counting down either in another country or at home but never at parties or countdown festival, and yes if you are reading it right my birthday falls on the end of the year where Billions of people celebrate with me (that is how I would like to think of it..LOL)
This coming 2013 there will be changes, and this changes to be made will be big or I would say HUGE.. lets just say I am on a journey to the unknown, do wish me good luck and if everything is in order it definitely will change my life for good or bad I don’t know, all I know now is that I will still continue to strive to help beginner runners (wanting to run), people who wanna be triathletes by motivating them this 2013.
To start it off I am donating ten Terry Fox t shirt to runners who have signed up for this event. All you have to do is register at the Terry Fox Website (its Free) and then tell me you want to run (or walk) in the comment box below and will run on this coming 27th January. it would be good if you would be able to donate (any amount) to Terry Fox foundation and I will contact you to hand you the Terry Fox t shirt or even better, ON the day itself. Remember only for the first ten readers in Singapore.
So Remember to Register all you have to do is
1) Click on this website REGISTRATION FOR TERRY FOX RUN
2) Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your T Shirt size and address and I will send the T-shirt to you
3) THERE YOU GO, 2013 started with a run for yourself.
Please come support the TERRY FOX Run. come with your family or your loved one.
About TERRY FOX RUN
The Terry Fox Run is named in honour of Terry Fox, a Canadian amputee runner, who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. The Terry Fox Run is now an international tradition with countries around the world staging annual events in support of Terry’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. In keeping with Terry’s dream, the Terry Fox Runs are volunteer-led, inclusive, non-competitive and have no corporate sponsors.
Terry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres above the knee in 1977.
While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope. It was a journey Canadians have never forgotten.
After 18 months of running over 5,000 kilometres to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran 42 kilometres a day through Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. An entire nation was stunned and saddened when, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, Terry was forced to stop running near Thunder Bay, Ontario. Cancer had appeared in his lungs.Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.
A Canadian hero was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.To date, close to $S700 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Runs held across Canada and around the world.
Support the Singapore Cancer Society’s research programme and keep the Marathon of Hope alive
On January 27th, be part of a special event that benefits millions of people worldwide, including in Singapore. Jog or walk with family and friends to raise funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s (SCS) research programme and support Terry Fox’s dream of finding a cure for cancer.
The Terry Fox Run is organized by local volunteers and in 2012, raised more than $100,000. According to organizing Committee Chair, Jack Gray, “The Terry Fox Run is a great way for the Canadian Expat community to come together with Singaporeans to raise much needed funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s research efforts and at the same time honour a true Canadian hero, Terry Fox.”
Canada’s new High Commissioner to Singapore, Heather Grant, will raise the flag at this year’s event. “I’m delighted that the Canadian community will join with friends from Singapore and around the world for a third year in a row to keep Terry’s legacy of hope alive. I’m particularly pleased that again this year, the Canadian International School will hold a parallel run and that students at a number of local schools, including Pei Hwa and Hougang Secondary Schools and the Singapore American School will volunteer at the Run. It’s exciting to see these students give back to the community.”
In welcoming the Terry Fox Run, Mr. Choo Eng Chuan, Chairman of the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) said: “Cancer is not a discriminating disease, affecting both the young and the old. With its growing incidence in Singapore, this presents a pressing mission for us. For the last 48 years, SCS has been committed to minimizing the damaging effects of cancer.We are grateful to the Canadian community for organizing the Terry Fox Run to aid cancer research supported by SCS to improve the quality of life, quality of care and the quality of treatment for cancer patients.”
The 10 km fun run or 5 km run/walk will start at Big Splash (902 East Coast Parkway) at 08.00, with a warm up beginning at 07:00.
Registration for the Terry Fox Run opened on October 15 and will continue until the day of the run. Register, volunteer, buy a t-shirt, make a donation or find out more about the Terry Fox Run on-line at www.canadians.org.sg. To learn more about Terry’s dream and his inspirational legacy, visit www.terryfox.org
T-shirt pick up:
Friday, January 18th, 2013 / 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Saturday, January 19th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 20th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, January 25th, 2013 / 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
At the offices of Bredero Shaw, 101 Thomson Road,
#17-01/02, United Square (Closest MRT station is Novena).
Top-class tennis returns to Singapore
6,238-strong crowd treated to a day of fantastic tennis action as the opening day of the Clash of Continents got off to a roaring start
[24nd November 2012, SINGAPORE] – After more than a decade, Singapore tennis fans finally got to witness world-class tennis on these shores as four of the world’s top players served up some entertaining action at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Match 1 – Europe vs N.America (7-6, 6-2)
(Singapore, 24 Nov 2012) Europe’s World No.9 Janko Tipsarevic won the opening match of the Clash of Continents tournament at the Singapore Indoor Stadium against North America’s World No.22 Sam Querrey, but not before the American put up a strong resistance despite suffering from jet lag.
Tipsarevic had raced into an early 3-0 lead against Querrey, who had only arrived in Singapore late last night after his flight was delayed. But the big American, a late replacement for Mardy Fish, surprised everyone in the arena by fighting back to 3-3 and even lead 6-5 at one point before Tipsarevic forced a tie-break, which the colourful Serbian player eventually won 7-3.
The fatigue factor eventually told in the second set as Querrey again found himself 3-0 down early after losing his service. Unlike the first set however, he never recovered and eventually lost the set 6-2, and the match in 1 hour and 20 mins.
Match 2 – Asia vs S. America (6-7, 2-6)
South America’s Juan Monaco defeated Asia’s No. 1 Kei Nishikori in an exciting second match at the Clash of Continents. The two players were evenly matches in the first game, breaking each other’s serve in the first two games. At 15-15 in the 12th game, the crowds were entertained by a point full of drama in which Monaco eventually won with a drop shot at the net.
They continued to trade games throughout the first set, before it went to a tie-break. Japanese ace Nishikori stormed to a 4-1 lead in the tie-break, but World No 12 Monaco came back to eventually triumph 4-7 to take the first set.
The second set promised to be as exciting as the first. Monaco continued to work Nishikori’s backhand and winning several points at the net. At 2-2 Nishikori seem to struggle against Monaco, who controlled the rest of the set and eventually went onto win the second set 6-2 and the match to extend his career head-to-head record against the Japanese to 3-1.
The result meant that Asia will play North America in the day’s 3rd match while Europe will play South America in the final match.
Match 3 – Asia V N. America (6-3, 6-4)
A tired looking Sam Querrey struggled to find any sort of form against Japan’s Kei Nishikori in his second match of the day as North America lost for the second time, going down to Asia 6-3, 6-4 in the day’s third match.
Having lost to South America’s Juan Monaco in his earlier match, Asia top player Nishikori came out fighting to take an early 4-1 lead, after breaking Querrey’s serve early on. Nishikori had an opportunity to close out the game but an unforced error at the net allowed Querrey to hold his serve at 5-2. But despite the brief resistance, it did not take Nishikori long to close out the set 6-3.
In the second set Nishikori moved Querrey around the court beautifully and took full advantage of the big American’s fatigue. Nishikori eventually broke Querrey’s serve to take a 3-2 lead. From there onwards Nishikori held his serve for the remainder of the set and eventually went on to win 6-4 and close out the match, much to the delight of his army of fans amongst the 6,238 crowd in the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Match 4 – Europe V S. America (7-5, 3-6, 10-5)
In the final match of the day, tennis fans were treated to an exciting contest between the winners of the earlier matches, Janko Tipsarevic (Europe) and Juan Monaco (South America), as they thrilled the enthusiastic 6,000-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. But Tipsarevic eventually prevailed 7-5, 3-6, 10-5 after a marathon tie-break.
In the first set both players were evenly matched and made few mistakes, providing very few opportunities for either player to break serve. The first game was dominated by long rallies and clinical precision. It was Tipsarevic who pressured Monaco into making the errors and eventually broke serve in the 11th game to make the score 6-5. Despite losing the first two points, Tipsarevic fought back to take a 40-30 lead. However, two critical errors saw Monaco take back the advantage. Tipsarevic once again dug deep and took back the advantage and played the point of the set in a stunning 15-shot rally and winning the first set 7-5.
In the second set Tipsarevic continued to play strongly taking an early 3-1 lead. However, with the crowd behind him, Monaco fought back to draw at 3-3. There was no stopping Monaco as he continued to break Tipsarevic’s serve with beautiful passing shots in final few games, eventually winning the set 6-3 to force the game into a final deciding set to be settled on tie-break, with Tipsarevic winning 10-5 for his second victory of the day.
The result meant that the final match-ups for tomorrow will be Querrey (North America) v Monaco (South America) in the first match starting at 4.30pm following the exhibition match between Daniela Hantuchova and Peng Shuai, as well as the showcase by British songbird Leona Lewis, while Nishikori (Asia) v Tipsarevic (Europe) will be the finale.
For more event details and ticketing information, please visit www.clashofcontinents.com
For more tennis community chats and action, fans can join the complete Clash of Continents social experience via Facebook and Twitter.
All photographs taken by Mr Leong. Credits goes to him.
Leona Lewis Tickets up for grab for all you fans out there, as you guys know there is this event this coming 24th and 25th November Clash of the Continents (CoC). If you guys didn’t know what that is, Its a Tennis match equivalent to the Ryder cup in Golf.
Say What? you don’t know what Ryder cup is too? LoL..anyway CoC was conceived with the vision of creating a tennis championship that presents an interesting unique concept and the ability to unite continents together in support of tennis. As you know in my previous post Leona Lewis will be having her concert in-conjunction with CoC, there are 50 tickets up for grab if you are interested… so please read on carefully as this tickets are sponsored by Summit Planners. So who are they ?
Summit Planners are the platinum sponsor of Clash of Continents 2012. We are giving out 50 PAIRS of free tickets, simply by asking 9 of your friends to like our fanpage! Tickets are going fast! Grab your tickets before it’s gone!
*First-Come, First Served Basis* GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU !!
Steps to redeeming your free tickets!
- Click Here http://www.facebook.com/summitplanners.group
- LIKE their Fanpage
- Click at the “Free Tickets!!” tab
- Register with them
- They will contact you within two days for collection of tickets (how easy is that)
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In addition to world‐class tennis stars, the inaugural Clash of Continents Tennis Championship is proud to announce that superstar Leona Lewis
will perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday, 25th November during the Clash of Continents event, making it the first time the Brit has performed in front of her Singaporean fans.
Lewis’ showcase will break the tennis action on the final day of the tennis event that features a women’s exhibition match between Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova and China’s Peng Shuai as well as the main event with male tennis stars Kei Nishikori, Janko Tipsarevic, Mardy Fish and Juan Monaco, who will be battling it out on court for continental honours. With the ambition of elevating the sport of tennis in Singapore and Asia, the organisers
believe that an artist like Leona Lewis will help culminate sport and entertainment together that reaches to new audiences.
Tournament Director Mr. Kenneth Low said: “We are excited to announce Leona Lewis as our headline act on Sunday. During an exciting afternoon of tennis, Leona will entertain and inspire fans and players alike.
This will be Leona’s first live performance in Singapore and it’s fantastic that she will be making her Singapore debut at the Clash of Continents.
Lewis rose to fame after becoming the first female winner of the X‐Factor in 2006. ‘Bleeding Love’ her global smash hit single Reaching No.1 in over 30 countries and was the bestselling single worldwide in 2008. Her debut single, a cover of ‘A Moment Like This’ was downloaded over 50,000 times in 30 minutes upon its release. Her debut album, Spirit, released in 2007 sold over
6 million copies (correction by the readers 9 million) and featured the two smash singles ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Happy’. Releasing her second album, Echo, in 2009 Lewis embarked on her first tour the follow year. ‘The Labyrinth’ tour was critically acclaimed and further launched her as a global star, Lewis has just released her third album ‘Glassheart’ to widespread critical acclaim. Last month Leona released her third studio album ‘Glassheart’ and announced a brand new 2013 UK tour. Alongside executive producer Fraser T Smith, Leona worked with some of the
best songwriters and producers around, including: Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy, Ina Wroldsen,Bonnie McKee, Jörgen Elofsson, Ryan Tedder, Autumn Rowe, Ammo and Rodney Jerkins
Leona Lewis has previously visited the Lion City as part of her promotional tour of Asia, but did not get the chance to perform before her legion of adoring fans on that occasion. Said the 27‐year‐old former X‐Factor winner: “I am excited to finally perform in front on my fans in Singapore. I have heard so many wonderful things about the country that I am looking forward to spending more time in Singapore soon.
“After the excitement of The Olympics and Wimbledon this summer I’m a huge tennis fan and I am looking forward to watching the matches at Clash of Continents.”
The 2‐day tickets for the Clash of Continents event priced at S$60 (Balcony), S$90
(Terrace) and S$150 (Arena) are now available for sale at all SISTIC outlets or online
For more event details and ticketing information, please visit
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.
The race is finally over, after skipping two run races, I finally did my triathlon after waiting for 4 weeks. That was how long it took my legs to feel better, Special shoutout to Team Triboys Ian Faria and his bro Chris for sending me this neat transition towel. Will be racing Escape from Alcatraz with them soon in the near future. If you wanna hook up for training or racing with the boys you can search Instragam hashtag or on twitter for #teamtriboys and you will definitely see them handsome hunks. Once again thanks boys and see you guys soon.
If you guys didn’t know what happened, lemme clue you in before you laugh at my miserable time, I was training for my “North Face 50k which is held in October” and my feet accidentally ran over a tree root, it angled 90degrees with a very loud crack and that was into my 4k out of my 15k trail run (I finished the whole 15k in pain if you are wondering) It all just went downhill after that. I had my feet X-ray and Doc cleared me, some how or rather the pain still persist till today. All I could train for this Tri event was swim and bike.
So kingdom come came and went. It was good sunny morning on last Saturday. Met with many of the boys before the swim felt a bit humid but its all in the fun. The swim leg got delayed
Participant had to make two loop for the swim and so how did the swim went? it went something like this.. choppy sea water, got hit in the face on my first 100m with my goggles knocked off my face, water got into my eyes and it stings like mad… got grabbed, groped and whatever you can think of, but hey that is why they call it the “Washing Machine”, you don’t join a tri event to have silky smooth swimming pool water do ya? came out of the first loop and saw my watch for the first 750m, did a 16min but I nearly had a massive cramp when I was near to shore, I stop short of shore line and my legs couldn’t feel the ground, so I was curling my leg to feel ground and with that awkward leg position I nearly had a muscle pull on my calf, you know those massive super cramp. Did not want to put myself in danger and don’t think I can afford a big cramp to my calf on the second loop. I didn’t kick as much on the second lap and I swam cautiously and closely to the line just in case my leg cramps up. Swim time: 43min
Bike leg is always fun, went into T1 and took my gel and first time I did not place my shoe clipped ready on my bike for fast transitioning as this was a two week old shoe, have not put enough mileage into them shoes yet. Bike loop was an insane six loop over ECP with many dangerous turns (saw a couple of people bleeding pretty badly and bandaged up) … Road Marshal was shouting like crazy saying DANGER .. BIG GROUP AHEAD GO SLOW (er… its a race.. GO SLOW??) well I do hope the revamp the bike segment next time for a better and safer riding race. I was looking at my bike meter and it went like 32 – 34avg that was all I wanted nothing more nothing less and before my last lap I will usually take in some carbs for the run segment and guess what, silly me had to drop my packet of gel on the road, It was a decision for me to pick it up or leave it, I left it (was it a poor decision? I don’t know) Bike Time: 1hr17min
Here comes the moment of truth, I told myself either I die running or I walked to the end in my run segment. went in T2, grabbed my headband put on my shoes, went out running in less than 2min and boy I could (NOT) run, after leaving the run out, massive cramps came into my thigh and I know for sure that without run training it will definitely kill me. Its not that this is my first race.. I never felt cramps this bad before, I practically walked and hop myself for the first 2km or so.. What was I thinking.. four weeks and not even one training on my run.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Richard M. Nixon
On the 3k mark, a familiar face came behind, tapped and passed me, It was Benny who was in one age group behind, he finally caught me in the run segment (all things going through my head now, thinking of stopping and quitting the race as its going to be a real pathetic race for sure) but I told my self #HTFU and keep going, and so I did.. yes the final run was terrible but I won’t let my head hang in shame. Yes it’s also the worst 10k time ever for me in my running career but I will not let it stop me. I will come back stronger (if my doc cleared me of any problems to my feet) Time: 1hr 17min
Well its the end of the race and I am glad all my buddies was here with me. Not that I am proud of the time, but I sure finished it.. if your wondering yes the pain in my leg still persist. I am heading for an MRI this week. I wont let it damper my mood for me in the upcoming 2013 races that I have signed up for.
PS: word of advice, train before you go for a race. Dont be like stupid me.
The Singapore Flyer grounds were abuzz with excitement as the National Tug-of- War Championship erupted with some pulsating action.
The world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel, the Singapore Flyer was abuzz with loud cheers today as the National Tug-of-war Challenge saw some of the region’s top tuggers battling it out for top honours for the second year running.
Last year’s first runner-up Team Prisons Sports & Recreational Club of Singapore could not muster a strong enough effort to tug their way into the Finals which left the door open for the two invited teams from Polis Diraja Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam Team B to lock horns as the final two.
The team from Malaysia are the defending champions and showed just why they held that title when they defeated the in-form Bruneians in a mouthwatering clash that got the fans on their feet. Team Prisons Sports & Recreational Club of Singapore had to settle for third.
I can’t explain to you the excitement I felt when I see them tug, it was like going to WAR, imagine this, athletes the size of football players or Rubgy players staring at each other like they are gonna kill each other (ok I made that up, maybe smiling to each other) but when the whistle blows, its all business.
The technique, the strength and the coordination was just superb. You just have to be there to feel the energy. Also this was a Tug of War is gonna be features in the SEA Games in the future. Oh I can’t wait. KEEP TUGGING Guys !
Last weekend, I was invited to for a event where Timberland Watches was in collaboration with Safra,This collaboration was called the SAFRA TIMBERLAND 40,000m Challenge. The ‘40,000m Challenge’ aims to raise money for the Rainbow Centre charity. For every 4 metres climbed, Timberland Watches donates $1 to charity, now wouldnt that get you going? what more better to spend your weekend climbing walls and giving back to charity? way awesome.
There is no limit on how high the climber or how many times they climb, every four metres climbed will gain an extra dollar for the Rainbow Centre. For the top five male and female participating climbers, there is also the chance to win one of 10 exclusive Timberland Watches. For children over 5, there is also a kids climbing wall.
The event is scheduled to end around 4.30pm. the entire SAFRA Yishun Adventure Club was (more…)
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…)
RunNus post update:
Hey Hey hey everybody, run is over and I could say it was a very hot and humid day. Saw the boys at the event and it was pretty fun with lots of people up in this early Sunday.
The organizer of RunNus made a very very big boo boo, I was at the finish line when the
(SUPPOSED WINNER) first wave 10k running came in *He was not suppose to run to the start line*
He was shouting at the poor volunteer saying WHERE is the finish line? poor girl told him that it was the other corner. He kept shouting there should be proper marker etc etc but I sure understood his feelings cause with a time of 44 or 48mins and you are not placed in the top 10? tsk tsk tsk
So what really happened?
1) If I am not wrong, he was not wearing his bib on the front, so the volunteers did not see him coming.
2) Volunteers could have been more attentive (but hey this is not a professional organization, they are just students)
3) Should have jut put up proper signage (so no need volunteers to direct)
All finishers was given a Finisher T. (First time they are doing so) check it out
Well see you guys at the next run. It was a short and enjoyable run. Have a great weekend
RunNUS is an annual running event organised by the NUS Student Sports’ Club. For the third year, all participants’ fees go to the Annual Giving bursaries to help NUS students in financial need. Last year, more than 1,800 runners participated in the Run, helping to raise more than $35,000 for students in need.
Are you one runner that look forward to collecting the race goodie bags and wondering what they would give? I believe some steep race registration goodie bags provided are not filled with very high quality items as well. Do you feel cheated ?
Lets take a look at what goodies was given for a $26 race.
Skechers sponsored the woven recycle bag carrier that was given out to all participants.. now lets see what else is inside… (more…)
Last week I took the opportunity of Singapore’s National day holiday to head to Malaysia’s trail in Negri Sembilan with my buddy CK and Lil Sis. Initial plan was to hike up Gunung Nuang but due to the length and journey we decided not to.
CK had planned for a team of 6 person but all bailed out giving excuses such as too tired, no shoes, and even one never responded to the invite. How sad..
So instead of Nuang we selected, Grandfather Mountain aka Gunung Dato and I don’t know why its been given the title Mountain as its only peaks at about 830m. I think “Hill” would be a fair technical term instead of Mountain
Those wanting a good workout, this is a place to go, CK told me that he have seen kids as young as 7 or 8 yo on excursion hiking Dato,
We left at 5:30am where it took us 1hr 15min on highway to the foothill of Gunung Dato. CK record from foothill to summit was 58min with Spooker and that I might say is a blistering pace.
Once on the foothill where we parked the car, we were greeted by the resident cats which are very friendly. Say hello to tiny.
Before Hike with our fresh faces and happy smiles , wonder what we (more…)