F3 : Keeping fit through running!

The inaugural Sports, Fitness & Lifestyle Festival by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), aptly coined Feel Fab Fest (F3 for short), will take place on 21 and 22 July at Suntec Convention Centre’s Halls 405 & 406.

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The festival is part of Sport Singapore’s drive to help Singaporeans embrace an active lifestyle and healthy living, and will feature a series of engaging activities for both the young and young-at-heart who are striving to make small but impactful efforts towards achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Over these 2 days, participants will get a chance to enjoy several high-intensity fitness workouts including the very popular MEGADANZ®, OXIGENO® and FIGHT DO® conducted by Radical Fitness, an ActiveSG Programming partner. Famous football player Lim Tong Hai and the ActiveSG Football Academy will also be on board for the Fab 4 Football Challenge, in support of the Singapore Football Festival. More than 50 booths will also be showcasing a host of popular health, lifestyle and food products and services, including HIC Juice, YOLO Food, Optimum Nutrition and Core Collective, a co-working space for fitness and wellness professionals.

Radio DJs from ONE FM 91.3 Glenn Ong, The Flying Dutchman, Divian Nair, Cheryl Miles will also be at the event, along with producers Shaun Tupaz, Andre Hoeden, and his kids as well as UFM100.3 DJs Andrew, Wen Hong, Xiao Zhu, Wei Long and Cheng Yao.

 

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In conjunction with F3, RunONE and ONEathlete is happy to be represented by three of the fastest marathoners in Singapore – Mok Ying Ren, Ashley Liew, and Evan Chee. Besides sharing about the importance and know-hows of keeping fit through running, Mok, Ashley, and Evan will be taking to the stage to share handy tips on running and training! The session will be moderated by RunONE, the official training partner for The Straits Times Run 2018.

This is the first time Mok, Ashley and Evan are appearing together on stage. With nearly 40 years of running between them, it is a valuable opportunity where you get to hear all 3 established runners share their running journey and experience, and pick on their brains to help you work towards your personal fitness and training goals.

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If you’re attending the event, do look out and join RunONE and ONEathlete on 21 July, 2pm, at the F3 event central stage area for an interesting and engaging afternoon. Entry to the 2-day F3 event is free. But registration for activities and seminars HERE!

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One Against Cancer!

FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

A true story penned by a caregiver who witnessed the last days of his cancer-stricken granny. 

“Grandmother was a feisty matriarch in her 70s who had raised her 7 children through the Japanese Occupation. Even whilst she’s in hospital garbs, beneath her quiet and unassuming features granny packs a dragon-lady punch. Ironically, and cruelly, so did her brain cancer. We never saw it coming, until it was too late. 

Within a short span, our world would turn into one almost entirely spoken in numbers and timelines (She’s 74, and will be 75 come Jan; Doc places her 1-year survival rate at 45% chance if…). As she became weaker, even these conversations soon became more form than substance.

Granny was ‘brave’ to endure through the intense treatment and its side effects. On rare occasions when she was in better spirits, granny would request to take a walk down the corridor and asked too much of her frail brittle frame. “When I’m well, bring me for a walk downstairs”, she asked of me one evening. I agreed, and she knewIt was the last time I would lie to her. 

Unlike granny, I was, and still am, a runner. Yet, for all the decades and insidious cancerous cells that separated her from me, we had shared the same thirst for freedom that speaks to what is fundamentally a human desire for movement. My runs became a convenient and my only excuse to break down, wear myself down, pump my fists, let tears mix with sweat as they drip down my chin. Most importantly, it gave me a reason, reasons, to relive and remember the courage, passion, joy, and miracle of living.” 

 

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CANCER 

“Cancer does not just hit the old. It has hit my dad when he was in his mid-30s, my sporty university mate, a newly married young girl, 4-year old cute bubbly boy, and even the teenager who was preparing for his O level exams. We need to do our part to raise awareness of our ‘heroes’ and their caregiving families, to support them through their trying times,” says Jed, Co-founder of ONE, when asked about the campaign. Jed had also lost his dad to cancer when he was 3 years old.

Have you lost anyone to cancer? Who were they, and what did they so passionately stood for before cancer veiled their world?

Join #ONEathlete and #ONEteamsg as we honor their memory and celebrate the courage and passion for life, in this #ONEagainstcancer campaign! From now till the 22nd July, you too can post your photos on social media. Post with the hashtag, #ONEagainstcancer to lend weight to our voice!

 

 

 

 

RACE AGAINST CANCER

RAC aims to raise awareness of cancer and the services which Singapore Cancer Society provides and rallies the community to join in the fight against cancer. It also aims to raise funds for cancer treatment subsidies, welfare assistance, cancer rehabilitation, hospice care, cancer screenings, research, public education and cancer support group initiatives.

In its 10th year running, RAC 2018 will be held on 22 July at East Coast Park. It will feature two competitive categories – the 10km and 15km competitive races, as well as a 5km fun run. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 male and finishers for both the 10km and 15km competitive categories.

Sign up at www.raceagainstcancer.org.sg. Registration closes 9 July 2018.

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AUCTION AGAINST CANCER

If you are not to keen to post or run, there are more ways the one to contribute! You could also contribute by taking part in the auction and donating! Funds raised will help to drive SCS Programmes and Services to minimize cancer and maximize life! ONEathlete Ashley Liew has also donated his SCSM2017 Finisher Medal up for auction!

He hopes to send a ‘plea-reminder’ to his potential buyer/ donor: “I sincerely thank you for your donation. It is truly a blessing not just to receive but also to give out of one’s abundance. Always stay humble while running for a bigger cause, such as for those that are unable to run due to health reasons.” 

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ONE is proud to partner the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS)’s Race Against Cancer (RAC) 2018, as its Official Sports Marketing Partner. 

Not 1-for-1, but 20-for-20!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”

 

For active individuals, or athletes (recreational or professional), the importance of balance takes on a bigger and more significant role. For Ashley keeping this balance despite his hectic professional commitments and intense training schedule is key. Not to mention that he has remained free of training injuries since receiving chiropractic care in 2010, and knows only too well the importance of treading the fine line and keeping the balance as a professional athlete.

 

Today marks 1 year (and 1 day) since practising as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Family Health Chiropractic Clinic! Extremely humbled to give, love, and serve all walks of patients while witnessing the fulfilment of their nervous system potential. Thank you mentor, colleague, and friend Dr. Kelvin Ng for this amazing journey of growth since your 2010 health talk in a bike shop (first time I heard the word "chiropractic"). Thank you @shermancollege as well for imparting us the philosophy, science, and art. Life is awesome when what you do resonates with your "why" 😊 Celebrated the occasion with @sandrafaustinalee by "shopping" at @asicssg and then having dinner. Now onto picking up Tiger the #RunnerDog from the @freemovementsg office! Photo credit: dad Andrew Liew. #FamilyHealthChiroSG #Chiropractic #ShermanPride #FindYourWhy #TeamASICS #IMoveMe #FreeMovementSG #Flexifitness #SingaporeAthletics

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Professionally, Ashley is a trained Doctor of Chiropractic at Family Health Chiropractic Clinic. He is also a deep believer in taking care of the body dutifully so as to reap the full benefits of training. This includes paying attention to details, such as the effects of spinal alignment on leg length and how this has a knock-on effect on training injuries and running performance? With his credentials on and off the race track, Ashley’s training and medical philosophy is sound advice for runners (professional or otherwise).

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In conjunction with Family Health Chiropractic Clinic, Ashley has introduced a limited-time-only “20-for-20” deal for the first 20 runners who sign up by 31 Jul 2018. The 20-minute evaluation session will cost S$20 (before GST) and as part of this special deal, Ashley will be personally conducting an evaluation session for you. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. The evaluation session may take up to 20 minutes and includes a targeted case history, posture exam, leg length evaluation and summary of findings.
  2. All runners (recreational or competitive) are invited to partake in this evaluation
  3. Chiropractic evaluations, imageries (such as X-ray or MRI) and adjustments are not included in this special deal, which will cost S$20 (before GST)
  4. Please note that during the postural exam, the doctor may be required to place his hands on your hip joints and feet. Please inform the doctor if you are not comfortable with this.
  5. As this special deal is a no-obligation session, there is an option to add on a standard chiropractic evaluation (which includes any chiropractic adjustment as necessary). The S$20 fee for the 20-minute special deal session will then be applied to the standard first consultation fee of S$120 (before GST) for the chiropractic evaluation.
  6. Call Family Health Chiropractic Clinic at 6336 7714 to schedule your appointment in advance and ask for the “20-for-20” deal during registration.
  7. Terms and Conditions apply.

 

Family Health Chiropractic Clinic is located at 111 Somerset Rd, #08-03 TripleOne Somerset. Tel: 6336 7714. You may also wish to refer to their Facebook page for more info.

Mok goes Queensland!

First published on mokyingren.com in June 2018

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The University of Queensland (UQ) alumnus shared on his rare and privileged opportunity in Queensland, on his university visits, exchange with influential leaders, efforts on inspiring the youth generation, sightseeing in the beautiful autumn, and finally watching the Commonwealth Games 2018 up close! Read more about it right HERE!

 

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“When I completed my Masters in Sports Medicine with the University of Queensland in 2016, it never crossed my mind that I would one day return to this town to visit some of the best universities and medical schools!”

Mok Ying Ren
Double SEA Games Gold Medallist
National Marathoner & Records Holder
Managed by ONEathlete

Special shout-out of thanks to The Government of Australia (TIQ) & our lovely ambassador host, Marion and her colleagues! 🙂

ONEathlete “can’t wait” at Sundown Marathon 2018

20 May 2018 – The night race in its 11th edition, had 25,500 runners mentally fixed that ‘sleep can wait’, but our wolf pack differed. Finishing the race fast to get to sleep fast was a motivation.

After a less than satisfactory race performance few weeks ago, ONEathlete Banjamin Quek comes back strongly with an outstanding 2nd-place finish in the Sundown Marathon 2018 10km race (Local Men) with a time of 38:18.

We caught up with Banjamin after the race, donned in his Under Armour matt black singlet and stylish blue racer shoes. He knew he had finished 5th overall and so, “It was quite a pleasant surprise to know that I ended up 2nd in my category. Heading into this race, there was definitely an element of wanting to prove myself and overcome my last disappointing performance. That’s why this comeback race was a very satisfying one at that!”

The 26-year old full-time athlete added that “the 10.7km course was admittedly challenging with lots of sharp turns. However, the organisers have stepped up to the challenge this year and is probably why the event attracted more overseas runners this year”

Also running a 10km, shortly after flagging it off, was Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Baey Yam Keng. The endearingly dubbed ‘Selfie MP’ is also an avid runner.

In the half-marathon distance, 3rd-place SCSM 2017 finisher Evan Chee, and top Singaporean male finisher at the 2017 Kona Ironman World Championship Ben Ooi, were believed to have finished overall 12th and 18th position, with a time of 1 hour 27min and 1 hour 31min respectively.

Crossing the finish line despite combating some digestive troubles during the race, Evan was satisfied on the note that it was a good lead up run to his upcoming Gold Coast Airport Marathon. In what was otherwise, a competitive category, the top positions were swiped by our overseas performance athletes.

With that, all 3 #ONEathlete representatives finished within top 10 in their respective categories to round off an action-packed weekend for ONEathlete!

As the adage goes – luck comes to those who are prepared to seize it. For someone who’ve had to work as consistently and twice as hard like Banjamin, his results this early morning proves that success is where discipline and opportunity meets. Banja’s days sometimes stretches as long as 14 hours with two training sessions before and after his work as a tutor. The drive and commitment Banjamin continues to pour into his passion for running shows that winning is a simple choice, just not simply made.

Banjamin admitted that he struggled in the closing kilometers of the race, when his legs began to cramp so he switched his focus from getting a fast time to getting his body to the finish line. His mental strategy to ‘tune-out’ from the hurt and hone in on what he has control over has served him well in many races, including this.

Banjamin’s courage and resilience in not quitting has written a new chapter in a story that is not defined by how far he has come or how high he has climbed!

So once again, congratulations to ONEathlete runners, as well as to all finishers at this morning’s event!

P/s: Special shoutout to the beautiful Kelly Latimer for running from start point, to finish point to main race village and all over again a few times, to emcee the night event!!

Getting fit, bit more easy now!

7 New dope features you will find on Fitbit Versa™ 

Live your best life with Fitbit Versa™— an all-day health and fitness watch that lasts 4+ days and uses personalised insights, music & more to help you reach your goals


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1) Easy access dashboard & customisable interface (Image: Fitbit)

Versa features a redesigned dashboard for easy access to your most important health and fitness data, bringing what you could previously only find in our mobile app to your wrist. Swipe up from the clock face to see daily and weekly health and fitness stats, historical activity, current and resting heart rate, exercise summaries started on Versa, action-oriented motivational messages, tips and tricks, and daily guidance. Swipe right to left in each tile to see additional data and summaries.

Choose from a wide variety of apps and clock faces in the Fitbit App Gallery from Fitbit, Fitbit Labs and popular brands; with 550+ apps and clock faces available, those you know and love from Ionic are being added regularly for Versa users, with 100s expected by general availability.

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2) Customise your strap 

Match your own personal style or activity with Versa’s unique accessory bands. These sleek, swim-ready bands are available in peach, gray, black, periwinkle and white. You don’t have to worry about wearing something too similar to your co-worker.

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3)  Have a guided workout and track your heart rate 24/7 (Image: Fitbit)

Versa has a personal trainer right on your wrist called Fitbit Coach. Out of the box, the Coach app includes three on-device workouts with step-by-step instructions, including: 10 Minute Abs, 7 Minute Workout, and Warm It Up.

Versa’s PurePulse® heart rate tracking has the same enhancements during exercise as Fitbit Ionic, allowing you to see real-time heart rate zones, better measure calorie burn throughout the day, and view resting heart rate. With the new on-device dashboard on Versa and Ionic, view your 7-day resting heart rate trends directly on your wrist. PurePulse® heart rate also powers other key features like Sleep Stages, Cardio Fitness Level (VO2Max), and Relax guided breathing sessions.

These indicators will then give you an indication of your fitness and lifestyle! Need to validate with your boss when you are stressed? You have a pal now! (Just kidding, as you get fitter, you will be more productive than ever before!) 

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4) Wear it to count your swim laps (Image: Pexels)

Versa is water-resistant up to 50 meters so you can wear it in the bath, ocean or rain. Enable a swim workout and view real-time laps, duration and calories burned on your wrist. It’s okay if you wore it to your shower during the morning rush to work! Just remember to take it out periodically to prevent skin irritations and get it charged of course!

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5) Track your run and connect to the GPS on your phone (Image: Fitbit)

Utilizes your smartphone’s GPS to more precisely track your pace, distance, and speed; will automatically track your runs and connect to the GPS on your phone (if it is nearby) so you receive real-time heart rate, pace, distance, elevation climbed and split times; auto-pauses when you stop or need to take a break. Connected GPS is turned on by default for running and biking.

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6) Be in tune with your music (Image: Fitbit)

Store and play more than 300 songs from your personal music collection, download your favorite stations from Pandora, or your own curated playlists as well as Flow from Deezer6 right on your device. Simply connect a pair of wireless headphones, such as Fitbit Flyer™, and start listening to phone-free music. New subscribers will get a 1 month free trial from Pandora and a 3 month free trial from Deezer.

 

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7) Get challenged and connected (Image: Fitbit)

Challenge yourself to set and accomplish step, distance, active minutes, exercise, hydration, calorie and weight goals in the account section of the Fitbit app.

Join a Daily or Weekly Challenge for extra motivation and support; or race your friends on an Adventure Race through Macritchie Reservoir; or challenge yourself to a virtual Solo Adventure in Raffles Place. Cheer or taunt your friends with the Fitbit Leaderboard app on your wrist.

Connect with friends, family and groups of like-minded individuals so you can find added support and inspiration to reach your health and fitness goals. In the Fitbit App, click on the Community tab and then use the toggle bar at the top to switch between Feed, Friends and Groups.


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Why Core Collective is not (just) a gym for you

Gym /dʒɪm/ noun – A place that provides specialized facilities to improve and maintain physical fitness and health.
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The brainchild of Michelle Yong, director of the Aurum Group behind co-working space Collision 8, Core Collective is more than just a gym. A first-of-its-kind collaborative community space, Core Collective aims to change and re-define how we think about health and fitness. Fitness and wellness enthusiasts like you and me, who CC refers to as members, are placed at the center of a supportive community of like-minded health practitioners and wellness entrepreneurs. Through the Academy, these professionals (residents) will also provide education for members and other residents to expand their knowledge or even qualify to become practitioners of their own.

Instead of hot desks and conference rooms, you’ll find treatment beds and consultation rooms, a fully equipped gym with a functional training area, specialised studios for yoga and pilates, as well as a boxing ring for MMA training. You can learn ballet from instructor Evelyn Wong, pilates from Amy Van Dooremalen and Muay Thai from Vincent Chew. There are also physical therapy rooms and consultation spaces where you can engage resident doctors, nutritionists and therapists such as chiropractor Kevin Tomassini, physiotherapist Shern Lim and nutritionist Caoimhe M Smyth.


As a preview of what it has to offer, Core Collective organised a media preview and then a launch party on 23 March and it was a full-house event packed with fitness and wellness enthusiasts and representatives. And RunONE didn’t miss out on the fun!

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What a turnout at the Core Collective media preview event on 23 March! Spot local celebrities Paul Foster and Liv Lo in the group! 

The launch started with a media-only ‘Treat & Train’ programme where in-house professionals offered their insights on chiropractic and nutrition advice, as well as training sessions conducted by trainers such as calisthenics, pilates and zuuga (a bodyweight exercise that combines yoga with intensive primal moves).

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Core Collective founder, Michelle Yong, giving a warm welcome to the invited guests at the evening launch party! 

The event then kicked into a second gear as we headed into the evening, with the launch party hosted by Liv Lo. Core Collective founder, Michelle Yong, kicked off the night with a warm welcome to the guests before we were all treated to ring-side seats for the live boxing exhibition match, featuring 2018 Straits Times Athlete Of The Year nominee Muhamad Ridhwan. Amongst the guest were also former/current national water polo players and athletes!

We also got to sample a wide spread of healthy bites by Hic Juice, Do-sirak and Grain Traders amongst others, while checking out the gorgeously decked-out rest and recovery rooms. The evening ended on a high with a blacklight party where trainers guided us to ‘dance’ to aerobic moves, armed with luminous light sticks and 2 left foot (for most of us).


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The Core Collective Team

Core Collective is equipped with a range of world-class fitness and wellness facilities. The space is decked out with a dash of modern yet playful chic, with neon-lit messages along corridor walkways that greet you with positive vibes that urge you to “make it count”. Although admittedly it could be a little hard to do so when you’re working the sprints on the indoor Astro Turf, with a sprawling full-length window view overlooking the CBD and expansive marina.

Just 3 minutes’ walk away from Tanjong Pagar MRT, Core Collective is officially open

Gold Coast is the place to be in 2018!

First published on The Straits Times

EXCERPT: National marathoner Mok Ying Ren ran the GCM in 2011 and 2013. It was in the latter race that he set a then-personal best of 2hr 26min 30sec to qualify for the 2013 SEA Games, which he went on to win.

 

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Mok Ying Ren running at Gold Coast in 2013, where he qualified for SEA Games 2013, eventually going on to win Singapore’s first SEA Games Marathon Gold Medal. 

 

Describing the route as “largely flat with some rolling hills towards the end of the race”, the 29-year-old doctor waxed lyrical about the experience.

“It has a much cooler and less humid climate compared to Singapore and provides that extra boost to runners aiming for a personal best,” said the double SEA Games gold medallist.

The ONEathlete also had some advice for those who have signed up: “This coastal marathon is prone to having some cross winds along the coast especially towards the end so be prepared for some wind.

“But it gets warm quickly as the run goes on, so do run light in normal singlets and shorts but wear an extra shirt that you can dispose off when the race starts.”

For full article, pls see http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/st-run-sign-up-for-1845km-category-by-april-30-and-stand-a-chance-to-win-a-trip-to-gold-coast

Performance (series) is back!

After attracting participants from more than 60 nationalities in 2016 and 2017,  The Performance Series is now bringing the #TranscendYourself spirit back in 2018!

Just as the money you spent on that new pair of running shoe wasn’t saved overnight, running is a process that requires motivation, determination and strong spirit. Only through consistent training and commitment, can we transcend into better, faster and stronger runners.

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“#TranscendYourself means the ability to constantly improve your quality of life through the development of total wellness – which includes the integration of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being,” – Liu Zhiyong, founder of The Performance Series.

As a new initiative in 2018, the Organiser has also initiated a “Share Your #TranscendYourself Story. Spread Positivity.” campaign whereby participants get to share their fitness journey to motivate others to get active and stay healthy. The top-voted Male or Female inspirational ambassador will walk away with S$1,000 cash each.

Spanning Singapore and Malaysia’s iconic landmarks, TPS will be hosting a total of 9 races, with distances of 5 and 10km in Singapore and an additional 21km category in Malaysia. TPs-Singapore will kick off with Punggol Waterway (22 April), Pasir Ris (24 June), Bedok Reservoir (5 August) and ending with the finale at East Coast Park (14 October).

National marathoner Ashley Liew will also be taking part in the 5km race category on 22 April. Ashley, who just finished the Tokyo marathon just weeks ago, has his eyes set on improving upon his performance in the 2016 series!

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As the first of its kind, TPS is leading the way in encouraging runners, be it leisure or competitive, to have a schedule of races to work towards and progress along with the series. In return, TPS hopes to help advocate fitness and health as a part of an ongoing lifestyle. TPS is also bringing the concept #BackToBasics in 2018. As with all journeys, in sports and in life, a strong foundation is the basis for greater things ahead and TPS hopes to motivate participants to focus on the fundamentals of running to improve their fitness one step at a time!

To encourage like-minded friends and active individuals to encourage one another, TPS Singapore is providing a bundle package (4 races) registration so runners can join their friends to enjoy the series at competitive rates! Upon completion of all 4 races in the series, runners can also connect the 2018 TPS medals in a way that signifies the journey they have undertaken!29064317_1962036600476722_412942273070841620_o

The Performance Series Singapore 2018 is organised by JustRunLah! and selected Community Sports Clubs, and supported by Garmin, PAssion Card, Compressport, JustConnect Media, SportStats Asia, JustRaceLah! and Qoolmart.com. The event is managed by Pink Apple. For more information, visit www.theperformanceseries.sg or https://www.fb.com/ThePerformanceSeriesSG/

So wait no more and hurry to register at https://www.theperformanceseries.sg/register/. Remember to use promo code RUNONE5OFF to get an additional 5% off!

The sun goes down, the marathon comes out!

Calling all night owls, party animals and corporate worker bees – if #sleepcanwait is your motto in life then better listen up! One of Asia’s premier city race and largest night marathon, OSIM Sundown Marathon, is returning in 2018 for its 11th edition!

Image_1“Each year we look at ways to improve and enhance the experience for both runners and supporters, and we hope to meet the challenge each time. With the return of the Race Expo and new measures introduced to shorten wait times for the Race Pack Collection process, we are streamlining the runner’s journey, allowing them to focus on the things that matter, like achieving their Personal Bests in the race and in life.” said Adrian Mok, Managing Director of HiVelocity Pte Ltd, the organiser of the Sundown Marathon.

Image_2Come 19 May, F1 Pit Building will be packed with over 30,000 participants who are expected to give the night a run for its money. Following feedback from participants last year, five improvements to the Race Pack Collection process have also been made with the collection venue returning to Suntec City.

  1. The collection venue is back at Suntec City from 10 – 13 May. Suntec City was a popular collection venue with participants in 2016 and organisers are confident that participants will have an enjoyable experience. To cater to those who are coming after work, race pack collection will be held over four days with the collection time extended by two hours from 11am to 9pm as compared to 2016!
  2. Race Pack Courier Service For up to 2,500 runners residing in Singapore, they have the choice of getting their Race Packs delivered to them for a fee of $10 from 23 April to 6 May 2018. This service is available when runners register for the race at the official event website 
  3. Faster check-in, registration and Race Pack Collection. As a first for sports events in Singapore, the OSIM Sundown Marathon will implement the ACTIVE Network® On-Site Mobile App system with dynamic bib assignments. The Mobile App is a globally-established digital activity management system used at other renowned events like Ironman Triathlons, Tough Mudder and the Hong Kong Marathon.
  4. Even faster collection with more counters. The queue process will be revamped with a total of 33 counters set up for collection on-site, as compared to 20 last year. Additional staff will be on-hand to assist with queries while queue updates will be provided on the official event Facebook page.
  5. Race Pack Q Appointment. Similar to the service provided at some banks and restaurants to manage long queues, a Fast Track service will be available for participants who prefer to pick up their race packs at a pre-determined time instead of waiting in the queue. Simply choose your preferred timing when you arrive at the queue start point and viola!

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This year there’ll also be more ways for participants and supporters to give back to the community through Sundown With Love while organisers lead by example by providing employment to members of two disabled charities – the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) and the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH).  The OSIM Sundown Marathon’s charity outreach campaign, Sundown With Love
started in 2013 with the aim to encourage the running community to raise funds for their preferred local beneficiary. This year sees collaborations with six Sundown With Love Ambassadors to raise funds for the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), Food from the Heart (FFTH), Boys’ Town, Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS), Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) and Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA).

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To date, Sundown With Love has raised more than S$42,000 for a diverse range of charities in Singapore. This year, organisers will also continue to lead by example by hiring members of the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) to collate the race packs. In addition, the Mobile Massage team from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) will also be hired to provide massage services to participants of the Half Marathon (21.1km) and Full- Marathon (42.195km) post-race.

As part of ONE’s continual support to foster a community of hearts and minds through meaningful contributions back to society, we are proud that Evan Chee, managed by ONEathlete, will be participating in this meaningful event for the 2nd year running (pun intended). Evan, who has recently finished 4th at his season-opening New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon, is excitedly looking forward to his next home-coming race in Singapore.

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Evan Chee finished 4th at the New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon

He will also be joined by popular fitness model and Sundown Marathon Brand Ambassador, Stephanie Bovis, who will be spreading the message of resilience, focus and determination to motivate runners to stay on track and beat the sunrise.

Starting with 6,000 runners in its inaugural race, Sundown Marathon has seen participant numbers increasing more than four times to 27,500 in 2017 across seven race categories for the four race formats (5km, 10km, 21.1km, and 42.195km). It has continued to stay inclusive and attracts runners of all fitness levels and diverse backgrounds with marathon tourists making up 15% of participants in 2017.

So hurry and sign up to be part of the #sleepcanwait warriors – remember to enjoy 5% off registration fees when you enter promo code “RUNONE5OFF“! Registration ends 15 April 2018.

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