Thursday, 26 December 2013

2013 Rewind: My 2013 Running Badge


Here are the list of runs I participated throughout the year of 2013.

21K (Half Marathon)

  • 2XU Compression Run Half Marathon 2013 (Singapore)
  • BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon 2013 (Putrajaya)

18.95K

  • ReebokΔONE Challenge 18.95K 2013 (Putrajaya)

10K

  • Rock To Rock Run 2013 (By Hard Rock Hotel Penang)
  • Big Splash Mizuno Wave Run 2013 (Singapore)
  • Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Adidas King Of The Road (KOTR) Malaysia 2013 (Selangor)
  • 37th National Milo Marathon Manila Finals 2013 (Philippines)
  • Nike We Run 2013 Series: BAJAK JKT 10K 2013 (Indonesia)

8K
  • 2XU Compression Run Malaysia 2013 (Kuala Lumpur)

5K (Fun Run)


  • Standard Chartered Fun Run 2013 (Putrajaya)
  • Larian Kitar Semula 2013 (Kuala Lumpur)
  • The Pink Charity Run 2013 (Selangor)
  • Neon Invasion Fun Run 2013 5K (Philippines)


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Movies: Nuffnang Premiere Screening of 47 Ronin


Title: 47 Ronin

Genre:  Action | Adventure | Fantasy


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

47 Ronin is a 2013 American fantasy action film depicting a fictional account of the forty-seven Ronin, a real-life group of samurai in 18th-century Japan who avenge the murder of their master (stories, plays and other dramatic performances of the 47 Ronin story are commonly referred to as Chushingura in Japan).

Summary
The outcast Kai (Reeves) joins a group of ronin, led by Kuranosuke Oishi (Sanada), who seeks vengeance on Lord Kira (Asano) for killing their master and banishing the group. The ronin embark on a journey with challenges that would defeat most warriors.



Movie Recommendation: ★★★★★ (5/5)


Thank you Nuffnang MY!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Running: Nike We Run Jakarta 2013 (Indonesia) #BAJAKJKT2013


Nike We Run: #BAJAKJKT 10K 2013
A week after running in the Milo Marathon National Finals in Manila, I had to flew myself to Indonesia for Nike Run in Jakarta. Jakarta was the final stage of the Nike We Run series for 2013. Registered myself earlier when it was mentioned on the Nike Indonesia Facebook page at Rp. 200.000. This was my first time running in Jakarta city, Indonesia after several times of visit. Contacted my Indonesian friend, Surya to register as a running buddy there. 

About
Nike’s We Run series will continue its momentum by celebrating, motivating and inspiring athletes around the world with races in 26 cities this fall starting in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday, Aug. 31. More than 350,000 anticipated runners will take over 3 billion strides during the course of the WE Run race series. 


Race Details
Date: 15 December 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 6.30am
Venue: Stadion Gelora Bung Karno Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

Runner's Entitlement
  • Exclusive Nike We Run T-Shirt
  • D-Tag (Chrono Track Timing Chip)
  • Nike sports drink bottle
  • Nike We Run Finisher Tee

Running Day
Since Indonesia time was 1 hour late from Malaysia, I had lot of time for carbo-loading, rest and sleep the night before. Reached Stadion Gelora Bung Karno Senayan at 6am. It was easy to navigate around the event area as there were clear signages as per event area map shared via email and hard copy in the race pack earlier. I was given a numbered wrist tag when I dropped my bag at the baggage deposit area.

Getting ready for Bajak JKT
Baggage deposit area
Baggage wrist tag
Friendly volunteers at the baggage deposit area


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Running: 37th National Milo Marathon Manila Finals 2013 (Philippines)



I successfully completed a 10K run in the Philippines for the first time. Registered myself at the MILO Philippines website 2 months earlier. Credit card payment facility was available for participants payment convenience. However, I had to arranged for a separate session for my race pack collection.



Big thanks to Abbie and Buboy from RunRio for assisting me with my race pack the day before the race.


Race Details
Date: 8 December 2013 (Sunday)
Venue: SM Mall of Asia

Check out their official website for more info: 
http://ww1.nestle.com.ph/milo/marathon/

Runner's Entitlement



Reebok singlet are only limited to 42km, 21km and 10km participants.


Running Route

Running Day
Reached the event area 40 minutes earlier. Found my way to the baggage deposit area before heading towards the starting line. It was a bit hard for me to navigate myself in the event venue at first, but race officials and local participants were there to give directions. 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Running: 2XU Compression Run 2014 (Singapore)

Standing Out From The Crowd

Photo courtesy of Running Shots

Signed up for 2XU Compression Run 2014 to be held on March next year. This will be my 2nd time running in the same event at half-marathon (21KM) distance.



Race Details
Date: 2 March 2013 (Sunday)
Venue: Nicoll Highway, Singapore

Categories
  • 42.195KM Full Marathon
  • 21.1KM Half Marathon
  • 10KM Competitive

Runner's Entitlement


Note: Cutting of 2014 singlet is the same as 2012 & 2013

Original 2XU Dryfit Run Singlet worth $49.90
Exclusive 2XU Finisher Medal

  • Limited Edition 2XU Running Socks
  • Limited Edition 2XU Visor
  • Limited Edition 2XU Compression Shorts

*Participants of 42.195KM Full Marathon and 21.1KM Half Marathon will receive a Finisher Tee.



Running Day (Updated on 6 March 2014)
Left my hotel 40 minutes earlier for a short walk to the starting line, located at Republic Avenue near to Nicoll Highway. Lot of runners were seen heading towards the same direction at that time, hence no problem navigating to the start area.

Participants were seen heading to the venue
Participants were seen heading to the venue

LED signages at the starting line entrance with category and entrance time.




Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Running: Neon Invasion Fun Run 2013 5K (Philippines)

5 Laps, 4 Eras, 3 Djs, 2 Bands, 1 Party

Counting days for my Manila, Philippines weekend gateway trip. I came across an interesting fun run event on the same weekend --- Neon Invasion Fun Run 2013 5K --- The first ever Neon Fun Run in The Philippines.


I never had the experience running in this type of event so I sent an email to the organisor if the registration is still open and applicable for foreign participants. Good news! Registration is still open until the 5 December 2013.

About
This event is less about speed and more about enjoying a night of neon lights and neon glow body paint under LED and black lights with friends and family (THIS IS NOT A RAVE). 

Each course is designed to light up the night with several UV black light glow zones, upbeat dance music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and current top hits and amped runners who are dressed up and ready to party. Although it is a 5k run and everybody can run as hard as they’d like, most just want to light-it-up, have a good time, and dance their way to the finish.

The fun doesn’t end there because the after run celebration near the finish line is the best part of the Neon fun run – New Wave Party for a Cause

Race Details
Date: 7 December 2013, Saturday
Time: 7.00 am (Assembly Time) / Flag Off: 7.30 am
Venue: Quezon City, Manila Philippines

Runner's Entitlement
Special rate of Php 480.00
  • Neon Fun run glow shirt
  • Glow pack
  • Race route
  • Race Bib
  • Party pass