Thursday, January 22, 2015

Get The Exclusive Team FatBird Membership Card

Designed specially for runners, fitness buffs and sports enthusiasts, the Team FatBird membership aims to provide a sense of belonging and bring exclusivity to Team FatBird members with a host of privileges and benefits.




Monday, January 19, 2015

Team FatBird Launches Membership Card

Team FatBird Launches Membership Card 
 A reason to start exercising in 2015 

19 Jan 2015, Singapore – Popular running group, Team FatBird (www.teamfatbird.com), has taken a big step in promoting a healthy lifestyle by launching its own membership program for running and sports enthusiasts.

 For just $28 annually, the membership package entitles the member to discounts at more than 80 fitness and sports merchants such as Garmin, 2XU, Brooks, Tom Tom, Newton and many more. The member will also receive an official Team FatBird Membership Card, an exclusive Team FatBird T-­‐Shirt as well as free trials worth over $1000 to fitness classes and gyms.

 Said Anthony Sum, running chief from Team FatBird, “We started off as a group of highly passionate runners who wanted to reach out to the larger running community and encourage more to take up regular running as a way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing weight and nutrition challenges of an increasing sedentary population.

Dominic Tung, a member of Team FatBird since 2011, says, “I have joined Team FatBird for a few years and I know and share their passion for helping their members achieve a healthy lifestyle through sports and marathon running. They have been nothing short of encouraging and this membership programme will go a long way towards encouraging people to exercise. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.”

Dawn Ng, agrees with Dominic, "One of my yearly resolution is to be able to live a healthier lifestyle    through appropriate exercise and diet. Team Fatbird’s structured training programs will help me stay focused on my fitness goals. Team Fatbird’s membership will allow me to discounts and free trials which certainly helps me to be properly equipped for training with access to a wider range of running    apparel, equipment and fitness classes. I will definitely join this membership programme."

Sportsanity, a local Sports and Wellness Company established by World Champion Bowler and 2014 Sportswoman of the year Shayna Ng and former national bowler Kristel Oh, will manage the membership programme handling the operations, logistics, payment as well as managing the club’s various partners.

The membership will officially launch on Feb 9th but Team FatBird will do a prelaunch special from Jan 19th-­‐ Feb 7th and members who sign up during the period will get to enjoy an additional month free. To enjoy the benefits of this high-­‐value programme, sign up at www.ssmembership.com.sg/TeamFatbird.

For additional information, please visit www.ssmembership.com.sg or contact the following persons:                              

Anthony Sum                                                                  Kristel Oh 
 Chief Running Officer                                                     Account Director 
     Team FatBird                                                               SportSanity SG 
                        anthony.sum@teamfatbird.com                                   kristeloh@sportsanity.com.sg

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Flight OFC15 Takes Off In Cool Weather


It was a great start for the 80+ registered participants at the second edition of Operation Falcon 2015, 12-week marathon training for the 2XU Compression Run.  The weather was cool and windy as the early birds gathered at C4 ECP Shelter for registration as well as sizing of their eventual finisher race singlets.



A warm welcome was extended to all Falcon participants with the usual training and route briefings before starting the run at 7:25am...of course not without taking the customary group photos.



Although the 2XU Compression Run only offered up to Half Marathon categories, Ops Falcon has also included the Full Marathon training program to cater to those who are doing overseas marathons like the Taiwan and Saga Sakura Marathon.  


A good portion of 40% first-time FatBird trainees mingled well with the rest of the 'sesoned' FatBird trainees, under the watchful eye and friendly encouragement of the ever dependable Team FatBird Training Crew.



This being the kick off training, the HM and FM participants completed a no-frills 13.5km and 21km at BaseBuild pace respectively, allowing for the newer runners as well as others who have taken a short break from exercise to consolidate a good base before moving on to speedier paces.



There were good chit-chats and words of advice from the Falcon trainers with the trainees, allowing for healthy engagement and interaction which will set the tone for a smooth and enjoyable 12 weeks of training ahead.  The newer trainees adapted to the pace and conduct of the training rather well, with very little hiccups along the way.  



All the HM categories completed their runs by 10am and were given a debrief by the Falcon Trainers explaining the concepts of Team FatBird's FlightZONES and PowerFLIGHT training systems, as well as set expectations for the remaining weeks of training.  



The FM participants completed their runs by 10:30am to rousing cheers and applause by fellow trainees in strong form, partly attributing to the immaculate weather this morning.  There were quite a number of satisfied faces especially among the newer participants who are starting to appreciate the kind of structured training Team FatBird offers.



After the honeymoon start of the first session, the Falcons will move on to bigger challenges from week #2, starting with some high intensity tempo intervals sandwiched by 2 trail portions at next weekend.  It will be something interesting and we are sure many will be looking forward to have yet another great workout.



For the many runners who have signed up for 2XU Compression Run, Run350 and other Marathon races in Q1 2015, you are invited to start training with the Falcons to achieve your race targets and New Year resolutions set just a week or so ago.  You can sign up for limited slots of this high-value 12-week marathon training program HERE, and start enjoying the benefits of structured training and steam ahead in the New Year!

The Falcons Soared To A Cool Start!

Training Photos By FatBird Chin

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Operation Falcon 2015: REGISTRATION OPENS!

Are you looking for a tried and tested marathon training program to help to meet your targets for optimal success at your 2015 races?

Team FatBird is happy to launch Operation Falcon 2015 - our tried and tested 12-week FlightZONESTM and POWERFlightTM  structured training program to support your marathon training preparations for the 2XU Compression Marathon and other international marathons in 1Q 2015.

The moment you have been waiting for!
Operation Falcon 2015
OPENS FOR REGISTRATION!


Training Starts 11 January 2015!

Team FatBird FlightZONESTM  Structured  Marathon  Training Program 2015
•  A 12-week program comprising of weekday tempo/strength/hills workouts and one weekend long run, weekly.
•  Group Workout sessions will focus on building strength and endurance for the 21km and 42km distances, with a good mix of tempos, hills, repeats, coupled with weekend LSD and pace runs.
•   Experienced Marathoners and Pacers leading and guiding the runs
•   The FlightZONESTM Training System, incorporating heart-rate measurements and progressive paced running
•   The PowerFLIGHTTM Training System, incorporating hill repeats and trails/rolling hills
•   Two levels of training – beginners and experienced runners
•   Regular EDMs and online postings of the weekly training plan and tips on running techniques, form and pace
•   Special Equipping Discount on 2XU Compression products
•   Equipping Discounts and Special Promotions on other Sponsors/Partner products
•   eCertificates Of Completion/Achievement


Training Fees:
42km participants pay a fixed contribution...........................$140
21km participants pay a fixed contribution...........................$130
Previous Team FatBird Participants......................................$120*
Drop-In (Per session), no entitlements.................................$20
* Past FatBird fee-paying trainees enjoy discounted pricing


Click HERE Training Dates/Schedules for your planning purposes.
Click HERE for Program Information and FAQs!

Please email to training@teamfatbird.com for any clarifications or enquiries.


Follow Our Pace, Win Your Race!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Merry FatBird Christmas 2015

Feliz Navidad…Feliz Navidad,
Feliz Navidad…Prospero ano y felicidad...
FatBird Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!







Merry FatBird Christmas Video (c) Rand TF - Click To PLAY


Photos & Video Compilations from FatBird Rand TF

Friday, December 19, 2014

FatBird Rates For Sundown Marathon 2015

FatBird Runners & Friends,

Enjoy Team FatBird's promo code SDM2015TFB for Sundown Marathon 2015 when you are registering for this exciting night marathon. 


Team FatBird will be opening up our special 12-week night marathon training package, Operation NightHawk in March 2015...Watch Out For It! ‪

Enter Sundown Marathon with SDM2015TFB‬ ‪!


Team FatBird Training
Follow Our Pace, Win Your Race!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Operation Sunbird 2014 - Trials & Tribulations

Operation Sunbird 2014 drew to a fitting finale with 12 weeks of hard training but with enjoyable moments throughout.  


Sunbird Video Compilation by FatBird Ronnie Goh

Thanks for the wonderful photos snapped by our Ops Sunbird photographers (Ronnie Goh, CK Chin, Meng Kiat & Arnel) which have been painstakingly compiled into a wonderful capture of memories that will stay with all 150+ trainees and trainers forever - 
Sunbirds Are Forever!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Operation Falcon 2015: The Power Training Is Back!

Are you planning or have committed to local half and full marathon races in the first quarter of 2015?

Are you looking for a tried and tested marathon training program to help to meet your targets for optimal success at your 2015 races?

Then watch for the even bigger and better edition of...


To support your marathon training preparations for the 2XU Compression Run, Run 350 and other international marathons in 1Q 2015, Team FatBird is pleased to announce an enhanced marathon training program incorporating key elements of strength and endurance -  Operation Falcon 2015 , 12-week FlightZONESTM  structured Marathon training program.


Training will begin from 11 January 2015 for successful applicants.
Click HERE Training Dates/Schedules for your planning purposes.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST with an email to training@teamfatbird.com with:
Subject: OFC14
Name: 

Contact:
HM/FM:

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Sunbirds Are Poised For Excellence!


With the longest run locked and loaded last weekend, the Sunbirds were back in force for the start of Tapering this Sunday morning.  The trainees were also excited about receiving their Sunbird race singlets to try out for use on the big day.



After the pre-training briefing and some quick photos, the respective groups ran off independently towards Fort Road.  By now, many of the Sunbirds are already familiar with their paces and are putting in their final touches to the race and hydration/fuel plans.



The first part of the LSD was a tad challenging as the sun peeked through the clouds.  Most of the Sunbirds were able to sustain Optimal Pace through to 21km without too much of an issue.  The Changi Coastal stretch provided some relief from the Sun's rays, helping many to sustain and coast through till they reached the Sailing Centre.



There were more runners at ECP this morning, putting in their final bursts for the SCMS on Dec 7.  The Sunbirds having done 11 weeks of progressive training looked very composed  and steady in their strides, giving them confidence of a good showing in a fortnight's time.



The number of stragglers have greatly diminished and more Sunbirds have upgraded to faster groupings, leaving just very few in Group 4.  That is testament to the progress they have made in just 11 weeks of structured buildup with the marathon training program.



All returned strongly back at C4 Nest by 11am, with faces glowing with a sense of pride and confidence that they have put in all the hard work, and it is now a matter of keeping their bodies well oiled for a smooth delivery on Race Day.



A few final tips and advise were given to the Sunbirds to help tweak and adjust some of the weak areas, before breaking off for home to have a good rest and recovery, with time left to enjoy the remaining half of the Sunday.



Next week will be Ops Finale and a graduating milestone of sorts for the Sunbirds, and we look forward to all dressed in their race day Sunbird attire for some nice shots for the album.

The Sunbirds Are Poised For Excellence!

Facebook Photos by FatBird Ronnie

Saturday, November 8, 2014

OSB14 Week #9: Showers Of Blessing


We woke up to thundery showers and howls of the wind this early Saturday morning.  Our Ops Sunbird wet weather contingency plan obliged all to turn up for training, and eventually a nice group did show up at Carpark C4 Shelter.


The live weather updates were showing the movement of large rain clouds in the southern sector of the island.  While waiting for the rain to abate, we handed out the training tees to qualifying trainees who have with consistent attendance at training.



The rain trickled to a stop by 7:20am.  We flagged off as a group towards Fort Road facing cool winds and nice weather.  The plan was to do the first half of the distance at Marathon Pace (MP) and the second half of run at Optimal Pace (OP).  Many of the ladies who were signed up for the Great Eastern Women Run the next day did a shorter 18-21km as warm up.



The first 10km was great as all groups were seen enjoying the cool after-rain weather, finding the paces comfortable but yet maintaining a conservative stance in not speeding up.  As we approached Changi Coastal Road, the sun was peering through the thick clouds, emitting weak streaks of sunlight that was to get stronger as the morning wore on.


The smaller trainee pool allowed the pacers and trainers to give closer attention and also dispense some race day preparation tips.  The HM Sunbirds had a field day in the nice weather, while the FM Sunbirds managed a strong pace for at least 25km.



On the return out from Changi Coastal Road, the sun's rays beat down the backs of the runners.  Coupled with the tiredness of the legs, there were drops in pace across the groups by about 15s-30s/km.  Still, the Sunbirds persisted and when some got their second wind, they were able to maintain MP all the way back to C4.



Most of the trainees were glad they made their way down to ECP in spite of the heavy showers, and were rewarded with satisfying workouts and pushing their thresholds.  With the lessons learnt from the training LSD, some fine-tuning was in order to tweak the readiness and plan for a desirable set of results on Dec 7.



The majority completed Weekend 9's run plan to satisfaction, meeting most of the training objectives.  We look ahead to the longest LSD in Week #10 where we will put Optimal Pace into practice and going the longest 22km and 35km distances of the entire Sunbird program.

The Sunbirds Braved The Storm!

Facebook photos from FatBird Chin

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