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

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…

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’ve Got Mail!

An unexpected surprise came into my mail today that made my already awesome day even better: I actually forgot all about it, and I’m glad I did because now it came as a surprise.  And good thing that it still holds my marathon best time.  And yes, it’s laminated and it even comes with a…

runningpinoy’s 2009 Second Half Report

Before we look back at the year in its entirety let us first review the Philippine running scene for the last six months.  This period saw highs and lows as far as races were concerned.  Races reached all-time high in terms of participants while inversely its quality fell to all-time lows (since August 2008 when…

Singapore Special: Pre-Race Tour (Day 02)

As a tourist in the 21st century it is probably a mortal sin not to have a camera of sorts especially on foreign land, so for my second day in Singapore finding one comes on top of my itinerary.  Being a gadget hub I sure didn’t have any difficulty finding one for me in Singapore. …

Singapore Special: Southward Bound (Day 01)

After nine months finally I get to travel outside the Philippines and for my first ASEAN destination, Singapore!  It would be my first time to be a “sports tourist” and was very excited to have my first marathon outside the country.  Of course I am not alone with this “addiction” as I have my close…

Shoe Review: K-Swiss K-Ona

K-Swiss isn’t particularly known in the Philippines as a company that makes running shoes so I was quite surprised when I saw several models in the local market.  One particular shoe that caught my eye was the K-Ona. K-Ona is definitely a looker with its design.  It looks very breathable but what surprised me was…

Join runningpinoy’s Virtual Tours

Christmas season is here!  For many this is also a time for vacation and travel.  For those who won’t be able to do so (myself included), join with me on a virtual tour of two spots I’ve been to for the past two consecutive weekends: Ilocos Provinces, Philippines, and Singapore.  These tours served as an…

The “Perfect” Race: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Primer

Uniquely Singapore, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is one of the largest and most popular marathons in the world frequented by thousands of international runners from all walks of life.  It in itself is an income-generating activity for Singapore, a perfect example of how sports tourism can help boost the economy.   This years’ event…