Chow Yong Jun

I am a writer by day, an athlete by night. I love running at night because the streets just become so quiet and peaceful. My active lifestyle includes running, swimming and a passion for soccer. I have completed a few marathons and I enjoy other races like biathlons and urbanthlons. The only reason why I don't do triathlons is bikes are too expensive!

Article(s) by: Chow Yong Jun

Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2014

Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2014: Fun to be Tough

Races

Every year, I try to get different friends to run this race with me, because I want to share this wonderful experience with as many friends as possible. Running is fun, but clearing obstacles on top of that is another level of fun.

Why I Love Running at Night

Why I Love Running at Night

Inspiration

Every other runner has probably discussed, argued, and written about the benefits of running – the adrenaline rush, the runner’s high, the sense of achievement and the super cool and aesthetically pleasing running apparel.

Reebok Ziglite Rush Gives You The Extra Bounce

Reebok Ziglite Rush Gives You The Extra Bounce

Reviews

When I opened the shoebox, I was filled with mixed feelings. The colours and design looked amazing but at the same time, I had no idea what to expect from the crazy-looking zigzag soles. The dual-density ZigLite sole with the unique zigzag shape was the key highlight of the shoe and I could not wait to try them out.

Many Gathered for the Disadvantaged Children at the Run For Life 2013

Many Gathered for the Disadvantaged Children at the Run For Life 2013

Races

Over 2,700 runners gathered for Run For Life 2013, organised by Life Community Services Society. For the first time in 17 years, LCSS decided to embark on a charity run to raise funds, increase awareness and support for the less privileged.

NTUC Income Run 350: Save Our Future By Running

NTUC Income Run 350: Save Our Future By Running

Races

As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, we are faced with the problem of environmental sustainability. Many studies have shown that our extrapolated growth and energy consumption could destroy our planet before we know it. NTUC INCOME RUN 350, organised by Young NTUC, is Southeast Asia’s premier eco-run. The run is organised to raise awareness about the impact that carbon emissions have on our environment and what we can do to ensure long-term environmental sustainability.

Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2013: Better and Tougher

2XU Compression Run 2013: Hope and Courage Multiplied

Races

More than 20,000 participants took part in the run, with different distances of 21km, 10km and 5km races. Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of National Development, was the Guest-of-Honour who flagged off the runners.

Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2013: Better and Tougher

Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2013: Better and Tougher

Races

Every year, I look forward to this race – Men’s Health Urbanathlon. Every year, it just gets better and tougher. With new obstacles, the introduction of female runners and improvements to the entire experience, this 14km race with 9 obstacles was truly a humbling and fun experience.

U Run 2013: Rise To The Occasion

U Run 2013: Rise To The Occasion

Races

On Sunday morning, more than 7,000 runners took to the roads at U Run 2013. Running through renowned Singapore landmarks like Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Waterfront Promenade, the race route culminated at the top of NTUC Centre for some 3,000 runners.

U Run 2013 Race Prelude: Are you ready?

U Run 2013 Race Prelude: Are you ready?

Races

This Sunday, 24 Feb 2013, U Run will start at The Promontory @ Marina Bay with the runners flagging off at 6am. It is only a day away from U Run 2013. Are you ready?

Lighting Up the Streets with the New Balance 860 v3 NYC Edition

Lighting Up the Streets with the New Balance 860 v3 NYC Edition

Reviews

Inspired by the graffiti artists of New York City, this limited edition New Balance 860v3 trainers lights up the streets with its bright neon green and yellow design.