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2023, Ambassador, obstacle course racing, race report, racing, training -

One of our Elite Ambassadors, Ian Deeth, will run his debut marathon in the Gold Coast, Queensland on 2 July. So far, Ian has discussed his background in sports, his perspective on finding your passion and infinite purpose and the value of setting goals. On 6 May, Ian temporarily switched focus to compete in his first Elite OCR (obstacle course racing) event of the year. The Spartan Super in Miri, Sarawak, was my first OCR race in nine months. So far this year, my training has been solely geared towards my debut marathon, but the temptation to jump back into an OCR race...

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Ambassador, interview, race report, skateboarding -

Last month Red Dot Running Company ambassador Leonard Lee flew to Hong Kong to compete in "SBDW Distance Skate Race 6.0", not only winning the 21-kilometre event, but also breaking the course record. Longboard skateboarding is not wildly popular in Singapore – Leonard estimates there are around 200 active members of the long-distance push/pump (LDP) community – but there is plenty of opportunity for growth, thanks to a strong rider support network, plus plenty of paved cycling paths and park connectors on which to ride. We occasionally see LDP skaters in East Coast Park, where we do a lot of running, and...

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backyard ultra, race report -

Two weeks ago, wearing one of her other hats as founder of Fatburd Events, Red Dot Running Company founder Jeri Chua organised a pair of "backyard ultra" races in Pasir Ris Park. You heard about it, we're sure. Ironmen Joshua Toh and Deric Lau ran a long, long way (Joshua ran 341.7 kilometers; Deric ran 335 kilometers) for a long, long time (Joshua and Deric both ran for 51 hours; Joshua won when Deric did not finish his last loop before the end of the hour, so in fact, Deric ran for longer). Event volunteer (and RDRC social media scribbler) Roberto...

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interview, race report, racing, trail running -

The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (WSER) is the world’s oldest 100-mile (160.9 kilometres) trail race, starting in Olympic Valley, California, near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and ending further west in Auburn, California. Competitors climb more than 18,000 feet (5,486 meters) and descend nearly 23,000 feet (7,010 meters), dealing with high altitude (over 2,600 meters) at the start, and blazing temperatures during the second half of the course. Reuben Cheang was the first Singaporean to finish Western States, in 2019, and within 26 minutes of each other, on the morning of 26th June, Stella Tsui and Sim...

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2022, Ambassador, race report, racing -

One of our Elite Ambassadors, Derek Li, ran the Zurich Marathon on 10 Apr 2022, his first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares lessons he learnt on trusting your training, adapting to cold weather and a gripping race report.

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