All of you fitness warriors soldiering on with your workouts in spite of the sweltering heat have these sporting challenges to sign up for in the coming weeks.
Pick of the month: Frost & Sullivan Corporate Challenge
Register as an individual or gather your best buddies to form a team of four and take part in the Frost & Sullivan race for charity! The race route winds through scenic MacRitchie Reservoir, by far the best place in Singapore to run, in my opinion, and you can choose from 5-kilometre or 10-kilometre runs. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Bright Hill Evergreen Home for the elderly, and all donors get two-and-a-half times their donation tax deducted. The organizers have also gotten linked up with cool merchants to bring you awesome deals, such as discounts at zalora.sg, Jabra Sport and Columbia. Finally, as another additional perk, there will be a breakfast carnival after the run, and each participant gets $20 worth of carnival vouchers to spend!
When: 25 Aug, 7:15am
Where: MacRitchie Reservoir
How much: $125 for individual, $500 for team
Singapore Tennis Association Open Singles and Doubles III 2012
If the recent French Open and Wimbledon matches have gotten you all fired up to perfect your ace serve, test your mettle as an individual or with a partner at this open tennis tournament. Organized by the Singapore Tennis Association, the tournament aims to raise the profile of tennis in Singapore, and to develop the tennis community here. The week-long tournament will be held at the Kallang Tennis Centre, and is open to all players.
When: 11–19 Aug
Where: Kallang Tennis Centre
How much: $51.40 for singles and $53.50 for doubles
MR25 Time Trial
Limber up and get ready for the next MR25 Time Trial. It’s is free and open to everyone, and participants who complete the hilly 5-kilometre cross country route within the 25-minute qualifying time, are given three months to sign up for the MR25 running group. Ladies have the option of running a 4.6 kilometre route instead.
When: 5 Aug, 5pm
Where: Zigzag bridge at MacRitchie Reservoir
Whether you’re a total triathlon newbie, or you’ve just returned from an overseas elite race, the Tri-Factor Triathlon is an event that will surely satisfy. The race route is specially designed to appeal to triathletes of all levels, and boasts excellent service support, a best-in-class safety plan, and most importantly, promises adequate hydration at each checkpoint to help fuel athletes.
Race categories range from Mini and Freshman routes to Sprint and Standard distance triathlons. You might even want to rope in your colleagues and battle it out against defending champions, HP, to win the Cross Company Challenge! So far, 87 different companies have signed up to take on the IT giant, so you can expect an exciting race!
When: 26 Aug; 6:30am
Where: Angsana Green, East Coast Park
How much: $42.90 to $268.90, varies by category
Register by: 29 July 2012
Everest Girl is Jane Lee, who is seldom found stationary. She is an accomplished mountain-climber, having recently reached the summit of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. When she is not climbing her way around the world, Jane devotes an inordinate amount of time to training for her next climb, marathon, or adventure sport. A serious endorphin addict, Jane ranks trail running high on her list of loves, and has pounded mud, sand, gravel and rocks on trails in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and her staple favourite, MacRitchie Reservoir. Her favourite motto? “If you’re still standing, then you’re not done yet.”