Tuesday, July 31, 2007
2 weeks back, I posted about our very own badwater ultramarathon challengers: Teacher Yong Yuen Cheng and MediaCorp News Senior Producer Lim Ngee Huat. They have successfully completed the challenge just more than 50hrs....As they are not able to qualify to compete in the actual race, they did it a week before the actual race and run also to raise fund for the charity cause............... Now, for the actual race, very exciting year if you look at the statistics: The two year-old course record was smashed by the rookie runner Valmir Nunes, 43, who came back from third place to take a hard-earned race win after an eventful night out on the road. His finishing time of 22:51:29 was a long way inside the previous mark of 24:36:08, set by Scott Jurek in 2005. Second place Akos Konya was also able to beat the previous record with his 2nd place finish in 23:47:47......78 of 84 starters finished officially in under 60 hours, 65 of them received the coveted belt buckle for completing the course in under 48 hours. Robin Smit, 70, of Fresno, CA, completed the race in 55:52:24 and became the second ever 70 year old to finish the race. He broke the 70+ age group record of 57:52:12 set by Jack Denness in 2005..... Here is the video that covers the FLACO Mendoza from start to finish at this year's 135 mile race: full result HERE............ Here is the video on Scott Durek, the champion for last year and the previous record holder during last year race finish:
Found this (dunnoe whether is new) magazine for runners in Asia.....good to have a magazine which is closer to our region....unlike the currently available are all from US, UK or Australia..wonder whether we can find it on the book store shelf...would like to take a peep before deciding whether to subscribe.....is $28 for 4 issues annually in Singapore....including direct mailing and GST...
Monday, July 30, 2007
Is monday...quite sian to work..as usual...the blues of monday was here....lunch time met up with 2 friends for lunch.....like what i told them, today weather is very very good..the best for past 1 to 2 weeks....i must get out of office area for lunch......indeed, only saw the rain clouds when i was walking home from MRT...leg itchy for a run...so i decided to go for one.....the clouds were moving north and my guess is the rain will not fall i went home and gear up...stepped out of my flat...the first time i notice is wet grounds and roads....looking at the wetness of the surrounding, must be when i was at home for 10min and a heavy shower just came and go.........dunnoe where to run....just head towards buangkok green.... As I run, can see very far got heavy rain...the ground was very very wet as i run along.....must be damn heavy downpour just now........decided to do a short one round hougang..calves aer tight as i was into my second km...must be the downslopes....they recovered when i hit the up slopes...and went well as my legs got warmed up.....route is generally OK except for 2 very long traffic lights wait at punggol park area.....took 39min for 6.5km run....the sky still remains in good status.....maybe it will rain tonite......
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Kena jio to do MR run....but due to time constraint and my current fitness condition, i decided to skip it again...anyway, only managed to wake up at 8++am......the weather is cool and it will be kind to the foreigners doing the OSIM Tri today........looking out of the window only saw hazy surrounding the estate...I need a run...so i just hook up onto my gear and head out.... Sat morning is supposed to be the standard time for LSD...but at my current state....can only do SSD...so i just run around the anchorvale and fernvale estate to checkout the development around the neighbourhood....haze seems to be heavy but weather is cold...the new sports complex is taking shape.....cannot wait for it to complete soon.......it was a hard run for me although the distance is only 5.6km....still need more conditioning......not bad to compelete in 33min
Thursday, July 26, 2007
View from 22 floor and discovered that Raffles hotel actually got swimming pool: nite view: another view from the window: another view from another window of the room on 22nd floor courtyard of chjimes from 22 floor: had breakfast on the 26 floor VIP club lounge and look out: another view: one more: din know SMU, allson hotel and oxford hotel got rooftop swimming pool: looking out of the wonderful view: It made my day: So which hotel is this?
22 July is a special day for me.....but it is also a special day for many runners in both side of the causeway....what's wrong with the organiser on this day???.....is Mizuno Woeful Run in Singapore and Patience KUL Melawati 10K Run in malaysia........Is this a bad race organiser day????
Cosplay is defined as costume play and role playing focusing on manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, or Japanese pop music bands....it has become a popular hobby among the japanese....amazing thing is...most of their costume are handmade by themselves and very close to the actual target character......happen to come across this cosplay on TRANSFORMER...i really respect these guys for their creativity:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Cannot believe that 6 weeks has past since my last run on 14 june........feeling much better after i found the right chinese cough syrup from watson that really helps my bronchitis a lot........so i decided to do a short run to see how my fitness and also to take the chance to try out my new water bottle belt which i got a few weeks back......so i put on my puma and head out after change up After so many week of virus and bacteria attack...fitness back to ground zero...running does not feel smooth and took sometimes to warm up.....i filled my adidas bottle to full and the water bottle belt holds very well...amazing thing is i dun feel the weight at all unlike my last cheap water pouch..............................try to went slow and 2.8km is like 5km in teh past...i managed to finish the 5.8km in 34min...a good indication that....I am still a runner!!!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Forget slow and steady—sleek and stable wins the race. Part of the Bowerman Stability Series, the Nike Air Cesium is built on a brand-new men's running last and features advanced stabilizing elements, like the upper's 270-degree arch-wrap and tongue design that fits like a glove and supportive midsole W.A.R.P. technology to reduce the amount of work for your foot. more details HERE
Thursday, July 19, 2007
This year, I did not even signed up any 10km....SBR half marathon was a gamble...mileage so far for this year was too low...longest run is not even 20km......and i have been down for at least 1 and a half month......and only a month to got.....and now, i even signed up for the full marathon for Standchart Singapore marathon....act first...tok later...hopefully, i am able to run my 3rd marathon for 3rd consecutive year.....wish me good luck and hope to c u at the start line
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Teacher Yong Yuen Cheng and MediaCorp News Senior Producer Lim Ngee Huat are setting out to conquer America's infamous Death Valley in a 217 kilometre run today...........Wishing them all the best........their progress can be monitored thru the website at www.asiatracks.org....while waiting for them to start, here is an interesting read about Marshall Ulrich's solo attempt abt 8 years back.........next year...barefoot Ted will be attempting another solo one too...read Barefoot Ted's Pony Cart Adventures....all the best to Ted as well
The King of Fruits arrives at Café Vic this season! From the traditional durian mousse cake to the radical durian crème brulee, get ready for delicious durian desserts and dishes whipped up by our chefs. Nibble on oven-fresh durian puffs or piping hot durian bubur cha cha, or tease your taste buds with our aromatic durian maki roll and seared scallop with minted mango and durian mayo. Then, enjoy the simple delight of having shelled durians along the Café Vic Terrace Walk Way to make your durian experience complete...............get the details HERE
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
OK, I am not the one protesting.....I do own Nike shoes from indonesia before...so this news does not come as a surprise to me....... Thousands of workers protest against reduced Nike orders
Stepped into a spa for my first facial of my life...........everything is fine and except the plucking of blackheads manually....it was so painful sometimes i almost wanted to scream......wonder how the zhao buo stand it..........
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
The original SBR & AHM which stands for Sheares Bridge Run & Army Half Marathon has changed the title name this year to Singapore Bay Run....starting at the usual Esplanade Bridge, it ended at the newly floating platform at Marina Promenade....and this event is part of the National Day celebration............the race, to be held on 26 August....and I REGISTERED!!! Hope to make it to the start line.....
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Kenny Sia finally put up his race report for his 2nd Marathon at Penang Bridge. Getting feedbacks from fellow members in sgrunners who ran and a doc fren of my....this is one of the worst organised race.... Kenny Sia even lost his cab $$ in his wallet that he deposited with the race organiser....wonder if he lost his hp.....
Monday, July 02, 2007
IPHONES CRAZE I am not a gadget guy...but i am in the electronics industry....so i am not a technology idiot either....looking at the specs of this new product in the markets...i cannot understand y pple are wiling to take a step backward in technology....... The japaneses and koreans are the first to laugh at this products....i really doubt if this will kick off there.....they are already using maybe a 3.5G network? and this iphone is running on 2.5G!!! and 2.5G has been in Singapore for at least >3-4 yrs....we are in a 3G technology and i dun see why apple cannot use 3G for iphone...... One of the more important improvement for mobile phones over recent years i the capapbility of its camera....2MP is a minimum in majority phone and 3MP is common in new phones...u can even find 5MP in Nokia and even LG..... yet iphone is running on a 2MP....and there are complaints abt its quality of the shot taken...... i would say this is a phone that packed a lot of features.....but the underlying engine is a step backward in technology...........like what i quoted above....a BMW with all the auto and advanced functions that you can see...but the car is running on a kancil(i know this is a bit too exaggerating)..........or comparable to even a Windows Vista which run on a Pentium 3 machine!!! U may say Apple is creative in coming out with this product....but please....they are not even creative in coming out with the name....the name iphone is a trademark with CISCO and has been already in market for quite long before under CISCO....and apple got sued for it..READ on HERE