Run for your “LIFE”

FREE YOURSELVES AND COME RUN A HALF MARATHON

Mark your calendar for this coming 11th November as the highly anticipated YOLO Run Singapore edition launches for a third consecutive year, whats even more challenging is that they have added a 21KM category into their route to excite runners in Singapore

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The YOLO Run is a fun and performance run event where participants are encouraged to free themselves, be a part of a run that gives back and also partake in a mass yoga session after the run. The spirit of the YOLO Run draws from the aphorism “You Only Live Once” and encourages participants to seize the day, not care about what people think, and free themselves from labels, stereotypes, body types and inhibitions. This action of liberation is signified by participants running shirtless and is supported by X-Change Republic (the creators of the YOLO Run) or the sponsors, through donations to the adopted beneficiary for every runner who runs shirtless. YOLO Run believes in the appreciation of life. Everyone only lives each day once, therefore when one is able to, he should always help those in need, simply because there could never be another chance for it.

After two successful years in Singapore with 3,000 participants in 2015 and 9,000 participants in 2016, the third 2XU YOLO Run SG will take off at the F1 Pit with 5KM, 10KM and 21KM category options. “We have kept all the unique features of the YOLO Run and will be making it even better with the inclusion of the 21KM category and the entitlements made available to all. This year we are grateful for the continued support from title sponsor 2XU Compression Wear, and we are excited to partner with popular home-grown yoga studio – Yoga Lab,” says Mr Alex Loh, Managing Partner at X-Change Republic Pte Ltd.

Soak in the spirit of 2XU YOLO Run SG 2017 where participants are encouraged to seize the day, not care about what people think, and free themselves from labels, stereotypes, body types and inhibitions. This action of liberation is signified by runners running shirtless. In line with freeing the participants’ minds and connecting their body and soul, 2XU YOLO Run SG 2017 will end the day on a high note with YOLO Yoga, a rejuvenating mass outdoor yoga session of mindful stretching led by renowned Yoga Personality and Instructor from Yoga Lab – Jasmine Chong.

YOLo YOGA JOIN US IN THE REJUVENATING MASS OUTDOOR YOGA SESSION OF MINDFUL STRETCHING AT THE ANNUAL YOLO RUN – ASIA’S ONLY SHIRTLESS RACE.

“It has always been Yoga Lab’s mission to make yoga accessible to the masses, so we are excited to do exactly that at this year’s YOLO Run. Just as how running is for all, so is yoga!” says Miss Jasmine Chong.

Join in the meaningful way to YOLO, free yourselves and come run shirtless for a good cause. Early-bird registration is priced respectively at S$38 for 5KM, S$48 for 10KM, and S$58 for 21KM. For more information and to register, visit www.yolorun.com.

Come #runshirtlessforcharity and #runforcharity this 2017! #FREEYOURSELVES

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GLOW WITH THE FLOW

Held for the first time at the island’s hottest beach destination, ILLUMI RUN saw participants get doused in ILLUMI Glow Water as they ran and danced through five ultraviolet music zones. The fourth edition of the run also included an ILLUMI Glow Slide, making it Singapore’s first night run with a slide

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A wave of neon colours hit Sentosa’s Palawan Green this evening, as the island’s hottest beach destination played host to thousands of ILLUMI RUNNERs, who ran and danced through the night while getting doused in ILLUMI Glow Water.

Held for the first time on the beach, the fourth edition of the ILLUMI RUN also showcased exciting new features such as a ‘Neon Paradise’ route and an inflatable glow slide, making it Singapore’s first night run with a slide. The key feature of the ILLUMI RUN village, the ILLUMI Glow Slide saw participants getting soaked in Glow Water as they slid down the 30-metre long structure, ensuring not one participant got through the night spot-free.

ILLUMI RUN flagged off at 7.30pm and participants ran and partied through the Neon Paradise route, featuring exciting glow zones like Cosmic-Land, which promised neon bubbles and psychedelic rainbow light displays, and Flower Dreams, where runners were treated to a one-of-a-kind neon rain shower as they danced across a colourful field of flowers.

The evening culminated in a party on Palawan Beach, where Asia’s most sought-after DJs such as DJ TiNC, Rave Republic and Taiwan’s DJ Cookie pumped up the luminescent crowd, ending the night on a neon high.

“This was our first time holding ILLUMI RUN at Sentosa, and we cannot be happier with the positive feedback we received. We’re extremely grateful to all the participants who came down tonight, and hope all enjoyed the new experience of running and dancing through the beach while getting splashed with ILLUMI Glow Water,” said Jeffrey Foo, Director of Infinitus Productions, conceptualiser and organiser of ILLUMI RUN. It was indeed very heartening to see runners having so much fun as they took a dive on it and got soaked in Glow Water. We are already looking forward to delivering an even better ILLUMI RUN experience next year.”

ILLUMI RUN 2016 DETAILS

Date                                       :           17 December 2016
Time                                      :           19:00 HRS to 23:30 HRS (Flag off at 19:30)

Venue                                     :           Palawan Green, Sentosa
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PUMA introduces all-new IGNITE Dual

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Singapore – 6 July 2016, Global Sports Brand PUMA continues to expand its successful
IGNITE running franchise with the all-new IGNITE Dual for Autumn-Winter ’16 that offers
duality in both function and style.

Engineered to provide ultimate flexibility and cushioning for mid and long distance runners,the IGNITE Dual features the proprietary IGNITE FOAM midsole that’s visible on the heel and hidden in the forefoot to offer full length energy return. Articulated chevron grooves are designed to compress during landing and rebound. The molded EVA sockliner cradles the foot comfortably for an easy run. The outsole has been technically enhanced by PUMA to mimic the natural gait of the runner. A guidance groove that runs from the heel allows a smoother transfer of the runner’s weight from heel-strike to toe-off. Deep forefoot flex grooves add to the freedom of movement while carbon rubber is introduced on the heel for extra durability.

The duality story extends to the upper with a two-tone premium flexible mesh that delivers a comfortable fit, breathability and flexibity. Adding depth and dimension to the silhouette is the color shifting mesh and reflective panels for extra visibility in low light conditions. The look is finished with an exciting contemporary graphic that gives the IGNITE Dual a youthful appeal and hook back to the upcoming Olympics Games where the design DNA continues on the training and podium wear of PUMA-sponsored Federations and athletes.

The IGNITE Dual is available in IGNITE Dual Disc (pic below) and IGNITE Dual evoKnit iterations – variations of the upper design with the same tooling. The IGNITE Dual Disc features PUMA’s innovative laceless Disc Closure System that allows a quick, easy and custom fit with a turn of the Disc dial. Its upper is constructed with a combination of comfort foam that stretches to conform to the foot and net mesh for breathability and depth. The evoKnit Dual is created with a knitted upper for a soft comfortable fit, breathability, and flexibility.

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The new IGNITE Dual (SGD 159) and running apparel range will be available at PUMA stores
and authorized retailers from 15 July 2016.


USA Blacklight Run comes to Singapore

SINGAPORE – Singapore is set to host the world’s largest nighttime 5km. A first for Singapore and  Asia, the Skechers Blacklight RunTM is the brightest 5km on the planet and will be organised by Singapore event specialists Orange Room on 29th October, 2016 at Palawan Green on Sentosa.

Less about speed and more about fun, there will be three Blacklight RunTM Zones along the course, each with a distinct colour – green, pink, orange – where runners/ walkers will be showered in Blacklight RunTM UV Neon Glow Powder that glows in the dark.

The Skechers Blacklight Run After PartyTM is legendary and coming all the way from the USA to Singapore is Guest DJ “DJ Automatic”, the original Blacklight Run DJ, who has shared the stage with Kanye West, Lil’ Jon, T.I and more, and will be spinning at the Skechers Blacklight RunTM Singapore. Joining DJ Automatic on the decks is one of Singapore’s most exciting new comers, DJ at Singapore most popular nightclude, Zouk, 47686789DJ Jade Rasif.

“The After Party is a big part of the Skechers Blacklight RunTM experience. DJ Automatic is the original DJ from the USA events and we’re flying him in for the inaugural Singapore event. He will be on stage alongside other great acts, to make sure the Skechers Blacklight Run After PartyTM is an unforgettable experience for all,” added Ting.

Never run before? No problem, the Skechers Blacklight RunTM is for everyone and children under six years are free. Gv The Standard Registration is S$50 and includes official white Skechers Blacklight RunTM t-shirt, Skechers Blacklight RunTM drawstring bag, glow-in-the-dark tattoo, Skechers Blacklight RunTM race bib, Skechers Blacklight RunTM Glow Pack at the finish line, and free entry to the Skechers Blacklight Run After PartyTM. VIP Registration is S$80 and includes lots more Skechers Blacklight RunTM swag. Early bird prices finish on 13th August.

“One thing we can guarantee is fun. Everyone will have a great time on the course whether you run or walk, and the Skechers Blacklight Run After PartyTM will be the best on the planet. Whatever you choose to wear, be ready to finish a different colour to what you started! All products are 100% natural and non-toxic, and be sure to bring your phones and cameras to snap the memories,” added Ting.

For more information:

website: www.blacklightrun.sg

facebook: www.facebook.com/BlacklightRunSingapore

Instagram: @blacklightrun_singapore


Training Alone v. Training with a Group

Is it better to train by yourself or with a group? Well, it depends on what works well for you and your schedule, as well as your general preferences. Below I list a number some pros and cons of training alone as well as training with a group.

Training Alone
Pros

  • Your training is designed specifically for you in terms of how it’s structured, training paces, and overall volume.
  • Your training will always revolve around your schedule, not someone else’s.
  • On a day when you’re feeling particularly good or bad, you can adjust your workout effort without affecting a teammate’s session.
  • You develop a mental fortitude unique to the solo ‘grind’.

Cons

  • Working with others, whose strengths might be your weaknesses, is beneficial to improvement.
  • The mental grind of doing everything alone could potentially result in loss of motivation.
  • Without a group of runners, you can’t run race-day simulations at practice.

Training with a Group
Pros

  • You can depend on others to push you along on days when you’re struggling. .
  • It’s fun! You’ll get to chat with friends during warm-ups, cool-downs, and easy runs.
  • Meeting with others might help you be more accountable to show up to your workouts.
  • You’ll practice race day scenarios with teammates.

Cons

  • Sometimes teammates end up ‘racing’ each other in practice instead of ‘training with’ each other.
  • You might run a workout too quick or too slow because of how other teammates feel.
  • Your individual training might be compromised by a workout designed to benefit the group as a whole.

At the end of the day there are a lot of variables to consider, but you should now have a general idea of the kind of factors you should be thinking about.

You know yourself best, so as long as you’re being honest in your evaluation you can choose the right path. There are plenty of athletes who have been successful in both scenarios.

Article by : Coach Arslan


Last Call for Mizuno Ekiden

Have you guys been training hard for the upcoming Mizuno Ekiden? or you still thinking of signing up with your team of four, I have to say it will be challenging, it will be hot, it will be furious. Anyway it will be the last call for Mizuno Ekiden registration which ends this coming 10th June. I am not sure if my coupon has been used up but you can still try to register with it.

In Japanese terms, Ekiden refers to a relay-styled long distance running. Runners get to register in teams of four across three different categories, If you guys can’t run the 42km, you can always opt for the 21k, or the Corporate category (21.1km).

 The event strives to instill and portray remarkable Japanese values such as individual perseverance, teamwork and the ability to showcase a high level of performance in intense and challenging situations.

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Discount Code for Mizuno Ekiden Run Singapore

I am so excited that in  just about two months from now, the Mizuno Ekiden Run will hold their second race in Singapore and what better way to run with your buddies and sharing the burden of running a full 42km, if not a the 21km run will suffice if you guys want a fast and furious run on that day because it will only be 5km route for each person.

Got to be honest that I have not been training for this run and I feel totally guilty about it because of work load, I bet my team mates are giving me the dagger stare right about now when they are reading this. Luckily it is a Ekiden and not a full 42km race, but still this does not give me the reason to slack off on my run position. OK MOTIVATION HERE I COME.

Also I bring you guys good news if you are reading this because you wanted to register for this event then you came to the right place because I am sharing with all my readers a special redemption code for a full $60 off for each team signing up, but remember this offer is only limited to the first 10 teams. So sign-up here while you still can.

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If this is your first time trying out Ekiden with your friends, here are some tips that you might want to use to align your runners according to their speed but this is just a guideline feel free to use it

  • 1st Runner should be your 2nd fastest
  • 2nd Runner could be your remaining or slowest
  • 3rd Runner should be your slowest
  • 4th Runner should be the best runner to play catch up

Hope to see you guys there and Happy Training. Don’t say I Boh Jio

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Race Against Cancer 2016

The annual Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer (RAC) is back for the eighth year at Angsana Green, East Coast Park, on Sunday, 03 July 2016 at 7.00am.

The race will feature two competitive categories – the 10km and 15km Competitive Runs and a 5km Fun Run. Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, will be the Guest-of-Honour at the race.

Registration for the Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer 2016 will close at 8,000 participants or visit raceagainstcancer.com and sign up today!

RAC 2016 aims to raise awareness of cancer and the services which SCS provides and rallies the community to join in the fight against cancer. SCS also hopes to raise $1.1 million through the race for its cancer programmes and services, including the Help the Children and Youth Programme, financial and welfare aid to needy cancer patients and their cancer treatment subsidies, free cancer screenings, research, public education initiatives, hospice care services for terminally-ill cancer patients, as well as rehabilitation support for recovering cancer patients and cancer survivors.

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