Do you ever wonder why in the world people spend countless hours of training, dieting and preparation to run a half marathon? Or why the heck would someone even PAY…
Tag: Marathon Training
When Singapore’s Sundown Marathon flagged off last weekend, many runners had no idea if they would place dramatically at the finish line. Given the spirit of friendly competition that always…
Before I decided to run a marathon, I thought that running was one of the most dreadful activities a person could ever do. I loathed running. Always being a bigger…
Just about everything about my first marathon experience remains indelibly etched on my brain, because it turned out to be a lesson in what not to do when preparing for a race! I flaunted the rules when it came to eating properly in preparation for my debut and I won’t share details about this nightmare, so use your imagination.
Having run a marathon—or just cheering friends on because you’ve yet to try a full marathon yourself—you probably know that not all recoveries are created equal. What do we mean by this intriguing statement? That we’re all unique, so your recovery “style” may be far afield of your running mates and competitors.
Raise your hand if you are sick and tired of reading “How to run a marathon” articles! It’s understandable. You’ve had real world experiences; some of which are memorable and other not-so-pleasant experiences that have tested your mettle and your sense of humour. The advice we’re about to dispense could have been written by your Mum—if she wanted to make you laugh about a subject that you hold near and dear to your heart, so consider this your guide on what NOT to do as you prepare for your next marathon!
Have you ever been curious about which marathons and running events are the biggest in terms of numbers of participants/finishers? We had enough curiosity about it to take a look at the figures and find out. It can be confusing if you talk only about the running events, because there can be a massive number of participants, but they don’t all enter the marathon distance, they are spread across all distances within the event, that is why we are listing both biggest marathons and biggest running events.
We’re not in the business of redefining your alphabet, but if you’re a marathon runner, you know how many components go into a race. As an homage to your favourite sport—and just for fun—we’ve created a Singapore marathon-focused alphabet just for you. Each letter and word represents an aspect of the physical pursuit you cherish most, so see how many you would have chosen had you composed this alphabet yourself.
If you’re so new to the Singapore running scene you didn’t know that the Sundown Marathon starts after dark or you think The Colour Run refers to your laundry, give yourself a break! You’re going to make mistakes. Even veteran Singapore runners do. But the great thing about mistakes is that you can use them as teachable moments, understanding that most mistakes can be corrected. The following five are the most egregious in our opinion, so if running is your passion, undertake a gut check and see where you stand on each!
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 of us encounter problems daily that could have been avoided had we be more vigilant or someone informed us of rules, regulations and parameters of activities we undertake at work, school and home. But from time to time, data we need to make informed decisions isn’t offered or when such information is withheld, it could mean the difference, for example, between registering for a running event and taking a pass. In your own self-interest, it behooves you to be your own inquisitor every time you sign up for a race, because organisers may not tell you everything you need to know.
First, start at Torquay, an hour south west of Melbourne. Explore beautiful natural trails and finish 42.2km further west on the fine beaches of Fairhaven, set along the world-renowned Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. On Saturday, 27 June 2015, the Surf Coast Trail Marathon will open categories for Individual Marathon, Team Marathon and Individual Half-Marathon categories.