Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Reached the TOP!

Here is more Sportsportx's photos showing me at the Top of Swissotel Hotel!

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Nike Runaholic Runs!

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Received my Nike Runaholic Running Vest n $200 voucher for Bowerman Series Running Shoe for being the top 20 runners to complete 100 km in the 8 Runaholic runs to prepare runners for the coming SCSM.

Nike Runaholic training programmes to help runners improve their performance, such as understanding one's feet type and selecting appropriate footwear, to tracking one's running times as well as guidelines on how to prepare for a race.

Club membership is free !

Besides professional podiatrists, running experts will guide members, as the club has tied up with running group MR25.

"When runners look at upcoming events, they need to prepare and that was the need that we felt we could fulfill, in terms of offering them best training and best options. And that is the focus of our running club right now, offering trial runs to big running events in Singapore," says Nike's marketing manager Christine Amour.

More than 400 runners have already signed up for the club since its inception in early October.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Vertical Marathon 2006!

Did my maiden Swissotel VM this morning, managed to sneak myself into the 10th position for my age category, 40-49!

Here is the Official Results Site.. Results

It was a Nice experience.. hmm.. i think my energy efficient techniques for longer climb which adapted in my longer duration climbathon event may have slowed me down as the VM race is rather short.. so i need not to conserve too much. The leap n pull ( the stair rail) used by many other participants is faster !

Here is some of the Photos taken at Top!


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Event Name: Vertical Marathon 2006
Date: Sunday, 19 November 2006
Organized by: Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore
Venue:Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore
2 Stamford Road
Singapore 178882


Take up the challenge of climbing Southeast Asia's tallest hotel - Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore! Challenge yourself to the gruelling 73-storey vertical race up the 1,336 steps.

It's the original Vertical Marathon which started in 1987!


A Guiness Book of World Records was set by Mr Balvinder Singh in 1989 in 6min 55secs.

Link... http://www.swissotelverticalmarathon.com/about_the_event/event_info.html

Friday, November 10, 2006

Running Wild!!!

Running Wild

By JON WEINBACH
November 3, 2006; Page W1

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This Sunday, the 40,000 competitors in the New York City marathon will battle blisters, stinging nipples and mental fatigue. But few will know the misery felt by Anita Allen.

Last April, the 52-year-old from Coral Springs, Fla., entered the Gobi March, a 155-mile race through northwest China. A veteran of more than 100 marathons, she made it through four of the race's six stages, and embarked on the fifth at dusk to avoid 125-degree temperatures. The event organizers assured her they would have water stations along an illuminated course. But when the sun went down, she saw nothing for miles and barely found her way to a checkpoint -- where there was nothing to drink.

To read More Click this WSJ site... Running Wild

Run for Your Life!!!

Run for Your Life

Here is a look at some upcoming running events in far-flung locations.

EVENT/LOCATION/DATE EXPECTED # OF PARTICIPANTS CHALLENGE COMMENTS
Beirut International Marathon
Lebanon
Nov. 26
15,000 Hilly course, hard-to-find flights This urban course passes through several areas and buildings -- including the Chiah neighborhood and Old Saida Road -- that were hit during bombing this summer. But local organizers eliminated "horror hill," a steep climb under George Haddad Bridge that used to be a course feature near the end of the race.
Reggae Marathon
Negril, Jamaica
Dec. 2
600 5:15 a.m. start time The pre-race meal, billed as the "world's best marathon pasta party," is catered by several chefs from the resorts in and around Negril. The night before the race, there's also a "Village Bash" in the parking lot of a Burger King. Male winner gets the Bob Marley trophy. (Top female gets a Rita Marley award.)
Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
U.A.E.
Jan. 12, 2007
2,000 Organizers call course "flat and fast" It was only a matter of time before this pulsing city joined the global marathon circuit. For the fourth edition of the race next year, organizers have drawn up a new course that incorporates the new Jumeirah Beach Road, so runners can take in all the highrises along the coast, including the distinctive, sail-like Burj Al Arab hotel.
Antarctica Marathon
Feb. 24, 2007
About 180 Freezing weather, shoe-sucking mud Runners are advised to look out for skuas -- large, low-flying birds known for their "fierecely predatory" instincts. Course also includes an ice glacier with a 17% grade. Race is organized by Boston-based Marathon Tours, with travel packages starting at $5,200/person.
Kilimanjaro Marathon
Tanzania
March 4, 2007
700 Dust, stifling heat This event starts and ends at a college stadium in Moshi, about an hour by plane -- or nine by bus -- from Dar es Salaam. Race shouldn't be confused with the Mt. Kilimanjaro Marathon, a different event that takes place in June; that race, now in its 17th year, loops around one course four times.
Santa Claus Marathon
Rovaniemi, Finland
June 30, 2007
500 5 p.m. start time, to take advantage of northern "white lights" American runners made up the second-largest foreign contingent at last year's race, with 23 U.S. competitors making the trek. (Germany led all foreign groups with 77 runners.) Finnish organizers expect double the turnout from last year, largely because of increased exposure through the race's new membership in AIMS, the international association of marathon directors.
Great Tibetan Marathon
India
Sept. 8, 2007
175 Running downhill in melting snow Much of the course is run on tough terrain of India's Ladakh Province, narrow dirt roads that often are wet from melted snow. Because of the altitude -- the race starts at 12,000 feet -- a large portion of the route is downhill. Bonus: Aid stations are staffed by Buddhist monks. Event was canceled this year due to political instability.

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