WE HAVE MOVED!

Dear readers, 

Thank you for your loyal support in visiting Why We Run Network. We hope we have inspired you to embrace health & fitness as part of your lifestyle. To reach out to more viewers and encourage them onto the path of healthy living, we have moved to SingaSports.com. Do check out our new site for latest events coverage & updates, reviews and more!

We look forward to having you to join us as we embark on leading healthier and more meaningful lives together!

The Team at SingaSports.com,

Experience Sports. Experience More.

P.S, If you are unable to view the new site, I would advise to clear your cache again. Thats because your electronic device have so-called “registered SingaSports.com as the whywerunn’s landing page. We are working on that issue. SOrry for the inconvenience caused! 😦

The 26th SEA Games has begun!

The 26th SEA Games is finally here. With over 500 Gold medals in contention, the region’s top athletes from 11 countries will battle it out in 44 different sports over a span of 11 days. From 11th to 22nd November, Team Singapore will carry the Nation’s pride & colours to the sporting arenas in Jakarta & Palembang, Indonesia.

This time round, Singapore is fielding a relatively young team of athletes hoping to give them some exposure and also experience competing in a regional level. Leading the Singapore contingent is the Chef de Mission – James Wong, who is taking part in his 9th SEA Games this time round. The veteran Discus thrower is deadly with his throws, and is looking forward to clinch another Gold at the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia.

I know many of us, Singaporeans couldnt care much about the SEA Games as they would compared to the EPL, Olympics or S-League for that matter. I mean, seriously, how many of you before reading this, knew about the SEA Games starting on 11th November. How many of Singaporeans out there actually knows how many sports are Singapore competing in the 44 sports available? Seriously, i doubt many would know.

Yes, we may have our disapproval and unfavourable opinions about certain sports athletes or sports which the government supports. But, lets put all those aside and look instead at the bigger picture for sports in Singapore. We have the potential to make the sporting scene even bigger in Singapore. Already we have come a long way since those days of playing soccer at the void decks or running events that didnt strike a stride with most Singaporeans. Such Games, i honestly believe, open the doors to more opportunity and improvements in the sporting scene in Singapore. It allows young Singaporeans who aspire to be a professional athlete to hone their skills in a sport-oriented environment. Give these athletes a chance.

Yes, we might not win ALL the medals in every games we take part in nor are our athletes very much comparable to the Western counterparts (who are genetically bigger, faster and stronger), but we could always aim to be the best in our region. The best among our neighbours. Or simply, the best in Singapore.

To any of the Singapore athletes reading this, winning the Gold medal should NOT be the MAIN thing in your minds as you all proceed to the Games. Yes, indeed “Go for Gold” might be on your mind, but seriously, focus more on your performance & pursue excellence in your field and the Gold will come to you. As the saying goes, “Pursue excellence and success will chase you, pant down.”. Gambatte Team Singapore!

You can catch the daily highlights of the day’s events on Channel 5 at 11pm!

The biggest sporting goods expo ­at the Sundown Race Pack Collection and Fun at Sundown (Marathon)

The biggest sporting goods expo – at the Sundown Race Pack Collection

Held along with the race! – Entry pack collection for Sundown Marathon 2011, will be at the Run Bike Swim Expo. Held from 20-22 May 2011 (1100-2000H) at the Singapore Expo Hall 5, participants and sports-enthusiast OR sporty newbies can come on down to the expo and check out the awesome goods!

This expo showcases of the largest range consumer sporting brands, highlighting innovative sports equipment, fashion, services and events, making it perfect for the sports enthusiast. Talks, demonstrations and tips will also be available.

The work of sports photographers will also be presented as the “Sport Photog Awards” finalists’ are judged at the Run Bike Swim Expo, which is estimated to welcome an estimated 80,000 people.

The top 30 innovative products will be displayed at the +fresh expo area, where members of the public may view them.

Remember, its:

Date: 20-22 May 2011
Time: 11am – 8pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5
Free Admission

For more information, check out www.runbikeswimexpo.com!

Fun at Sundown (Marathon)

Now, most times, marathons and running events are meant for the participants ONLY. I mean, you wont see kids decked out in their Sunday’s best playing with their toys whatsoever at a run/race.  Well, at times, you get the occasionally hot girlfriend/boyfriend of a runner who’ll be waiting for them at the END point….

Thus, the organisers for the Sundown Marathon have decided to include some fun activities meant for EVERYONE to enjoy during the run! Supporters of the Sundown-ers may head down to the Sundown Village to have fun whilst awaiting their friends and family to return victorious! *the Spartan war cry!* Ha-ooh! Ha-ooh! Ha-ooh! 
The Fun-despite-no-Sun stuffs include:

  1. Movie marathon
  2. Live bands
  3. Pizza sprint
  4. Food and Beverage available


The pizza sprint will be a 100m race for the public to participate in. The fastest 3 participants will win $200 worth of food vouchers from Timbre Group Restaurants. Now, that’s what I call – “Working up your appetite!”. So don’t forget to head down to the Sundown Village in your running gear. Who knows, you could RUN AWAY (pun intended) with that $200 worth of food vouchers! YUMMEH! 🙂


Focus Sports: SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP 2011

If you love sports, especially playing soccer with your kakis during the weekends or off days from (mundane) work, you should check out the Focus Sports site.

Dedicated to promote a healthy lifestyle and build a sense of camaraderie through sports for the people. It promises of achieving friendly competition and form mutual respect among competitors. Yes, they organize soccer events and other sporting activities for now. They are having a SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 real soon. Its a soccer league tourney for ambitious amateur teams. If you think your team has what it takes to be the 1st ever Champion in this league, then what are you waiting for? Check out Focus Sports at http://focussports.com.sg/ NOW for more details!

With the season kicking in April, you still have time to rally your soccer kakis for this exciting championship league. Now who’s up to claim the $2000 cash prizes? ;P