Operation NightHawk 2012: Training Fully Subscribed

Operation NightHawk 2012: Training Fully Subscribed

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 bring back the highly successful Operation NightHawk – our tried and tested structured night training program to help you Beat The Sunrise!


Operation NightHawk Runners Celebrate @ Sundown 2011

Operation NightHawk 2012 is HERE!

All Training Slots Are Fully Subscribed!
Email to training@teamfatbird.com to be placed on waiting list.

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.
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.

Training will begin in March 2012 for successful applicants.
Click HERE Training Dates/Schedules for your planning purposes.
Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions.

Email to training@teamfatbird.com to be placed on waiting list:
– Subject: Ops NightHawk 2012

– Name,
– email,
– contact no.

FatBirds On TV ????FRONTLINE

FatBirds On TV ????FRONTLINE

????FRONTLINE MediaCorp Channel 8

With the growing popularity of running as a healthy lifestyle, there has recently been quite a fair bit of coverage in the media, especially the Newspapers and various Health Magazines on the local running and marathoning scene.  FRONTLINE, a mandarin current affairs program by Mediacorp Channel 8 too produced a topic on running, touching on Lim Nghee Huat and his recent UltraMarathon pursuits in Brazil, local runners who run as a way of keeping fit, and then there was a short segment on running groups and their members, of which Team FatBird was approached to be featured.
It all happened within a short span of time – the FRONTLINE media crew was so efficient that they flew down to town barely 2 hours after contacting us.  It was just nice that we were having the weekly i-Run, a group running programme organized by the Health Promotion Board and sponsored by 100Plus.  The FRONTLINE producer spoke to various runners on why we ran, how long we have been running as well as the benefits we have received as regular runners and marathoners.

The end result was a nice clip where the FatBird Runners and friends shared our personal experiences and the good we have received out of running, like making lots of friends and sharing a common goal of keeping fit and healthy with motivation and support from the group of runners who run regularly.  

Thanks to BTing for capturing the video clip directly during the airing, and putting it online to share with all of us….and the pictures do look rather clear, thanks to her steady hands.

2XU Compression Lead Up Run

2XU Compression Lead Up Run

Photo Contributions: Marcus LimAC Leong (Album 1, Album 2), Tan Kim Lai

To commemorate the 2XU PWX Grand Launch, Team FatBird was tasked to organize a lead up run to put in some preparations for those who have signed up or intending to sign up for the 2XU Compression Run in April.     Special offers of the latest range of 2XU Compression wear were thrown in for good measure.

With the many runners attending overseas marathons (HK, BKK, TNF Thailand) and local races (Zoo Safari, TriFam event),  we still had about 70 runners show up at Velocity @ Novena for a nice Sunday run into MacRitchie Reservoir (MR) along road and trails.  Runners showed up in their 2XU Compression gear to test them out, and some even came with the newly launched Brooks PureProject line for some minimalist shoe trials.

It was nice to see many familiar FatBird faces, and yet was interesting to meet up with runners new to the team and our format of lead up runs.  The Key Power (KPI) staff was there by 8:15am to give full support to the lead up run, making it possible for us to store our baggage, have a good briefing, some great group photos and a nice dynamic warm-up before heading towards MR.  We had 7 dedicated FatBird Running Guides for this run to manage the tricky road crossings and parts of the MR trails which were new to many.

We had a rather smooth 2km to MR, stopped for a break and photo shot at the Amenities Centre, before proceeding onto Lornie Trails.  Many of us have not been to this part for some time, as most FatBird training sessions in MR run along the more challenging Northern Trails.  It was cool and refreshing along the trails as our large group kept to one side to allow access on the other by oncoming runners.  By the time we hit the U-Turn near Lornie Road, most of the runners were already having a good workout from the MR slopes.  A smaller group went by Lornie Road while the main group went back along the trails, all converging back at the Amenities Centre by 10am.

Lots of catching up and questions about the 2XU Compression, Brooks PureProject shoes, Ops NightHawk training and even some bits about our team’s recent interviews in the media kept the whole group occupied and minds off the challenges of the terrain.  It was a happy moment for all at the Amenities Centre as all had covered 10km by then and were just 2km from home base.  The sun was just about coming up as we headed back, the whole journey rather smooth throughout.  The cold 100-Plus served by the KPI staff were just rewards for the 2XU runners, and with some cool-down stretches done, we ended the run by 11am.

That was followed by purchases of 2XU Compression merchandise and signing up of the 2XU Compression Run (the 12km lead up run was just the final encouragement and motivation needed for the fence-sitters to ink their names on the 2XU Run registration forms).  We wish all participating at the 2XU Compression Run a good race in April, and given the good base we saw in many of the runners, they should all be doing just great!