Posts Tagged ‘SCMS

04
Sep
13

Top Five Dream Destination Races

I consider myself a “recreational runner” in the sense that I incorporate running into my lifestyle because aside from its health benefits, it’s fun!  I don’t do it as a profession, for prestige or bragging rights, or anything remotely in that direction.  As such, I do have a very long list of dream destination races around the world I would like to join in.  But if I have to trim my list to five items, here are the ones that would come on top of my mind as of the moment (in no particular order).

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04
Sep
11

Marathon Training Videos

Are you joining this year’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore?  SCMS with Racers’ Toolbox is releasing training videos that may help you prepare for the big day.  Here’s the first of the video series:

Week 1: Getting started

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09
Aug
10

My Marathon Wish

I may not have run the best marathons in the world, and I need not to, to know what makes a great marathon.  As a runner who has joined quite a few marathons locally and one internationally, I’ve had my fair share of good, bad, and noxious races.

Darkness that is SIMLast year I got tired of a string of heartaches from poor races.  The lone marathon that I’ve prepared for, the infamous Subic International Marathon, almost broke me into tears, literally, as I felt abandoned by the organizers in the midst of the race in the absence of the basic but dire need—water.  I knew for a fact that I would’ve reached my goal of a sub-4 hour marathon that night had the race been at least decent.  And that story was just one of the few.  If I can’t get “my race” in the Philippines, I might as well get it elsewhere—and I found it in Singapore.

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25
Jun
10

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 Registration is now Closed

Registration for this year’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) is now closed.

Here’s the official statement:

Attention all fervent running enthusiasts!  Due to the overwhelming response, we regret to inform you that all race categories except Kids Dash are now closed.  Thank you for your ardent support in Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS 2010) and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

But if you’re really desperate to join you may try this option:

Unsuccessful registrants no longer have to hang their head in despair!

Our Run for good charity programme will be opening the last 150 race slots for a silent bidding to raise funds for Club Rainbow (Singapore).  Bidding will commence on 5 July at 0000hrs and ends on 18 July at 2359hrs.  The minimum amount to kick start the bid will be SGD$300.  The top 150 successful bidders will need to fulfill the successful bidding amount in order to entitle themselves to an exclusive spot in Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010.  Click here for more information

I guess there won’t be an SCMS for me this year!  Good luck runners! 😀

You may also read about my Singapore adventures from last year’s SCSM.

21
May
10

More than a Name Change: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2010

Last year was my first ever marathon outside the Philippines during what was then called Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM).  This year, Standard Chartered, the event’s title sponsor, decided to give it some makeover by having a name change.  But the changes with this year’s event is more than superficial—new sponsors, Race Director, routes, and event are being introduced.

ASICS would be the official outfitter of this year’s SCMS under the three-year sponsorship agreement (until 2012) and as such will be offering 15% discount off regular merchandise at ASICS Concept Stores, located at Paragon, #04-44A and Marina Square, #03-110 for participants of SCMS 2010 from August 01 to December 04, 2010.  Singapore Sports Council (SSC), the organizer of SCMS, appointed Dave McGillivray, the person behind Boston Athletic Association’s (BAA) Boston Marathon, as this year’s Race Director, but the two major changes that would be introduced this year are the new routes and the new Ekiden relay.

Full marathon runners will run down Orchard Road, Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts building, followed by bustling Chinatown and the grand Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.  Half marathon runners will start on Sentosa Bridge through Universal Studios and 10K runners will start off at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and will run past Singapore’s Financial District before moving over to the new Helix Bridge.

The Ekiden (long distance relay) is the new addition to SCMS where six runners form a team to cover the entire 42.195K.  The first runner will flag off with the full marathon runners while the rest of the participants will be allocated to their respective stations.

I would’ve wanted to set a new course record with SCSM but it seems that with SCMS that’s no longer possible, but it does offer the charm of a new route (I think I’m more excited with 21K route, unless the marathon route covers it too) and the promise of a better race.

Registration for this year’s SCMS is already open and if you register between May 20 and June 04, 2010 you get at least 45% discount.  There’s also a 15% discount if you use Standard Chartered Credit or Debit Card.  This year’s race would be on December 05, 2010.  More details of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 will be released within the next few months.

18
May
10

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 Registration

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 is about to open its doors for registration on Thursday, May 20, 2010.  To those lucky enough to be able to go to the Launch Roadshow on Raffles Place Park 10AM on that date will get first hand information on the race and if you’re among the first 80 registrants you’d get a premium goodie bag worth over S$500 which includes a Citizen Eco-Drive watch (now I’m envious).  The next 800 registrants to register will receive an exclusive goodie bag.  For more details visit www.marathonsingapore.com.

For some ideas on what else to do before, during, and after the race, checkout my chronicles from last year’s events (did you notice that the words “Singapore” and “Marathon” were swapped?).




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