When we did the FatBird Circle Line Weekenders from Oct-Dec 2011, the Labrador Park Berlayer Creek and Coastal Walk had yet to be open. With the Chinese New Year of the Dragon, we decided on a CNY Holiday Weekender to bring the FatBird runners to the scenic areas of the Labrador Reserve & Coastal Walk, Keppel Marina, Berlayer Creek and the Cantebury Estates (which many have been asking to visit).
8km later, we were back at the Labrador Park MRT for our journey into the ‘Fu Xing Gao Zhao’ Canterbury Estates of Colonial Bungalows. A number of FatBirds left from the Labrador Park MRT while the rest of us continued onto our merry ways into the HortPark area. Some jump shots and happy shouts of Gong Xi Gong Xi later, we went into the quiet enclave of the Canterbury Estates. Many of the FatBirds were impressed with the lush and serene landscape of the estate, with most of the houses having their own swimming pools, with nearby football fields and clay tennis courts.
FatBirds singing Gong Xi Gong Xi, video courtesy CK Chin
With the race course set against a backdrop of skyscrapers in the night in the city, the fifth year of the Sundown Marathon will be the most exciting night running event yet. Team FatBird is happy to launch Operation NightHawk 2012 – our tried and tested structured night training program to help you Beat The Sunrise!
Operation NightHawk 2012 Opens For Registration!
This edition of Operation NightHawk delivers even better value with additional training sessions, enhanced equipping discounts from New Balance & 2XU Compression to provide you the ultimate night marathon training experience.
OPERATION NIGHTHAWK – Comprehensive Marathon Training Package price of $109 (HM/FM) inclusive of:
1. 12-week Team FatBird (www.teamfatbird.com) Flight-Zones™ Night Marathon Training Program.
..........• Heart-Rate & Pace Training sessions.
..........• 2 weekday runs & 1 weekend long run
..........• Experienced Marathoners and Pacers leading and guiding the runs
..........• Information and tips on Managing & Preventing Running Injuries,
............Running Performance, Sports Nutrition.
..........• Isotonic Drinks/Refreshments after long runs.
2. A New Balance “OPERATION NIGHTHAWK” TRAINING tee FOC
3. A pair of New Balance shorts FOC
4. A New Balance “OPERATION NIGHTHAWK” RACE DAY singlet/vest FOC to trainees who meet attendance criteria (50% weekend sessions).
5. A one-time 50% kit-up discount of New Balance apparel, shoes, products.
6. Special discounts on 2XU Compression Products
7. Race Night Hospitality Tent/Massage/Refreshment for Ops NightHawk participants
8. eCertificates/Awards of completion/achievement.
Team FatBird is honored to be mentioned as one of the largest running clubs in Singapore.
“A 2006 study conducted by American scientists found that group running may offer more benefits than long, solo runs”
“Being part of a group means greater commitment and accountability on the part of the individual, and less procrastination…no more what ifs”, said Lynn Woo of Team FatBird
“Jacqueline Tan believes joining Team FatBird was one of the best decisions she has made.”
Team FatBird is grateful and appreciative of the participation and support from all FatBird Runners and Members which helped make us one of the fastest-growing running groups in Singapore. Lets look forward to more great fun and ‘happening’ training and group runs together in the Dragon Year! GO, FATBIRDS, GO!