Adventure Racer

Tribulations in the Tambunan: a Sabah Adventure Challenge racer’s account

Grace Chan and Wilson Low of Team SART kindly sponsored by Amer Sports (Salomon) and 2xsfb Sports (SIS Nutrition) The Easter Escapade Imagine an outdoor sporting competition that takes place annually in the rural heart of Malaysian Borneo. Imagine racers being thrown off-guard and realizing they have bitten off more than they could chew. Imagine a challenging combination of harsh but beautiful terrain and unrelenting tropical heat. Imagine all of the above tempered with determination, camaraderie, and the spirit of adventure racing aplenty… and you might be imagining the Sabah Adventure Challenge (SAC). Grace Chan and myself, both of...

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Tribob Singapore Sprint Series Race #3 – Triathlon: Race Review

Visit the Singapore Sprint Series home page here . CHANGI – Over 1450 athletes coverged on Sunday the 2nd of May, for the third and final race in the Tribob Singapore Sprint Series (SSS). The quiet end of Changi Beach Park was turned into a bustling village of lycra-clad people of all ages milling about and soaking up the morning atmosphere of anticipation at the multiple triathlon wave flag-offs that were to commence – starting from 8am. “There is definitely an increase compared to the previous year,” gushed Jasmin Ng, marketing manager for Tribob, the juggernaut commercial coaching and events outfit that has established...

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Du’ North – A Duathlon Picture Essay

Young athletes stand poised to take off for their event at the starting columns. Some 778 participants across various age groups took part in the March 14 Tribob Singapore Sprint Series Duathlon, held for the first time in the northern housing estate of Sengkang. Life in the fast lane – the field spreads out both on the bike and run course. Athletes negotiating the hairpin turn on the 18km Sprint Duathlon bike course. An eclectic mix of bicycles in transition highlights the broad appeal that multisport has gained through events like the Tribob series of sprint-distance races. With relatively deserted estate...

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K-Edge Road Chain Catcher Review

Product Courtesy of T3 Bike Gears K-Edge Road Chain Catcher Review Cyclists with geared bikes have all experienced the dreaded dropped chain.  It is a minor inconvenience for some,  a race-losing nightmare for others. With the advent of press-in bottom brackets on late-model carbon bike frames, an additional chain-drop bugbear has reared its head – scratched frames. We might have come a long way with chainstay protectors and alloy frame guards moulded into some brands of frames, but words can scarcely describe the heartache of chain-drop and thereafter discovering greasy chain scuffs and lacerations upon a moulded carbon-fibre bottom...

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Tribob Singapore Sprint Series Race #1 – Aquathlon

The Tribob Singapore Sprint Series kicked off 2010’s multisport season with the first of its three races, the aquathlon at Sentosa’s Siloso Beach on February 28. This year, there were well above 1000 starters in total for the various distances and age categories. This was also the debut of child-friendly categories and distances in an aquathlon format- such as the ‘Kids’ (a 150m swim and 1.5km run) and ‘Youth’ (a 200m swim and 2.5km run). Warm, clean waters and a high tide greeted athletes and spectators as they mingled throughout the beachside race venue. The weather put on a...

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