As the year 2015 draws to an end, we’re taking a moment to look back at some of our most popular articles of the year. We are proud to have met our target of publishing an article (sometimes more) almost every single day regardless of rain or shine, because we know that our readers deserve to have the best information and news every single day.
If you’re a typical Singaporean runner, you can probably recall at least one time that your stomach sloshed so loudly while running your race, you were sure everyone pacing you could hear it! But what’s a runner to do when it’s imperative to drink as much as possible to keep one’s body moving like a well-oiled machine? Drink up, of course.
There’s nothing “standard” about the world-famous Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon, thus this popular running event staged every year is cause for celebration and reflection. Expect the 33rd Singapore Marathon, scheduled for 5 and 6 December 2015, to surpass expectations, attract star-quality athletes and turn the nation into the biggest party site on Earth. Need incentives to register and get in on the fun? How about 33 reasons? One each to mark every anniversary year of this dynamic event!
Once upon a time, life was easy. You put on your favourite running shoes, grabbed a towel, went out for a jog and returned home feeling fit, satisfied and maybe even a little smug because you saw your effort as insurance for a healthier future. These days, “simple runs” are almost anachronisms because activities classified as track and field sports now list multiple, specific categories. Making a choice isn’t easy, but if you pick the one that’s right for your body, it could carry you nicely into your senior years with just a few modifications along the way!
South Korea may not be considered a typical destination for travelling runners to explore new trails, but there’s definitely much to be said for their unique, challenging trails for runners of all proficiency levels. The topography of South Korea gives it a natural advantage for runners – according to CNN, approximately 70% of the South Korean landscape is comprised of mountains – but there are other, less challenging trails for runners who may not appreciate elevated altitudes as well.
There is no better way to share your run with your friends than to take a running seflie. What is a running seflie? It’s a picture that you take using your smartphone of yourself before, during or after your run. It is a fun way to share your activities with your friends in an entertaining way. As great as they are, a mid-run seflie can be a difficult thing to pull off. Below we have 8 tips you can use in order to take perfect running selfies every time.
We congratulate Gen Lin Foo, Jee Keng Chew, Noboru Matsumoto, Derek Li, Tasuo Komoto, winners in the 10km men’s competitive category and Vivian Tang, April McKenna, Baoying Lim, Heidi Makinen and Hilda Stoney who brought home victories in the women’s 10km competitive run at this year’s July 12th Pocari Sweat Run Singapore. See the entire list by visiting the Pocari Sweat Run Singapore 2015 result page.
Most people who love to run are aware of the multitude of health benefits derived from keeping up a regular running regimen. Not only does running keep a person trim, build more lean muscle mass and burn calories, it also offers the euphoric runner’s high often experienced at the end of a long run.
As the world is becoming more ecologically aware, running event coordinators have focused on designing events that promote ecotourism. Ecotourism is generally regarded as travel to undisturbed natural areas. Ecotourism has become trendy, as it fosters ecological conservation and encourages travellers to respect unique cultures and preserve natural surroundings.
Most people accept that exercise is beneficial. When performed correctly, it can help to lower your risk of getting lifestyle diseases like heart disease and diabetes. What is often neglected is that how you exercise is just as important as how much you exercise. Exercising in the wrong way can cause injuries and generally discourage you from ever wanting to exercise again. Using the right methods to get into shape and to maintain that shape is essential.
There is no shortage of stores carrying athletic shoes throughout Singapore but you may prefer online shopping as some brands or models in not available in Singapore. Choose the method that best fits your personal shopping style. Whether you prefer to visit the local stores to try on the shoes or you can’t get enough online shopping, figure out which shoes work for you and snap them up!
How did this subject happen to land in this issue? It all started when a group of us got together and mentioned our preferred running times. Who could imagine that this topic would set up such a lively debate? Everyone had an opinion. Everyone thought their favourite run time was the best time of day. Of course, everyone was right, but to make sure we confirmed that conclusion, we dug up some research and we’re delighted to share it with you so you can figure out where you fit in.