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King Faz reigns as HolyCrit hits National Stadium

February 12, 2017 The 10th edition of fixed gear criterium HolyCrit last night at the National Stadium – won for the ninth time by the legendary Faz Adhili – may well go down as a [...]

Qoolmartevents.com: new race registration portal provides athletes with better deals

February 10, 2017 Qoolmartevents.com is a newly launched platform for race registrations where users can get additional entitlements but at the same price they would have paid by registering directly with the desired event. The [...]

UK runners claim SAA cross country titles

February 8, 2017 Overseas athletes ran away the major honours at the Singapore Athletics Cross Country Championships at Bedok Reservoir Park last Saturday, with England’s Mark Pearce and Scotland’s Rachel O’Connor taking the Men’s and [...]

4T2, SCF take team titles at IMEvents Asia crit

February 6, 2017 Singapore’s rekindled love affair with crit racing continued yesterday with Team 4T2 B taking the honours among the male racers at the IMEvents Asia Criterium at Keat Hong Link, while in the [...]

XC running champs, crit top weekend race card

February 3, 2017 It’s another big race weekend for Singapore’s endurance sports community and we intend to cover two events; the 66th Singapore Athletics Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning at Bedok Reservoir and the [...]

Club Focus: Tri Edge

What are the origins of Tri Edge? The team was started in 2008 by Michael Lyons and Scott Larsen and came out of a need for a coaching environment in the east of Singapore. The [...]

Athlete profile: Derek ‘Dr Shoe’ Li

January 26, 2017 Long-time readers of Second Wind Magazine might remember an article we published in March 2015 featuring marathon runner Dr Derek Li. The main focus of that story was how Li transformed himself [...]

Why triathlon coaches exist

January 24, 2017 The idea of putting together three completely different activities commonly performed as a child – swimming, cycling and running – seems completely undaunting from a general perspective. However, anyone out there who [...]

Koreneff, Lui crowned city-centre crit king and queen

January 22, 2017 Michael Koreneff proved the strongest in a thrilling sprint finish to take the Men’s Open title at the inaugural URA Share the Road Criterium in downtown Singapore this morning, while 16-year-old Ashley [...]

Crit racing hits Singapore CBD this Sunday!

January 20, 2017 This Sunday marks a huge step for road cycling in Singapore, when as part of the monthly URA Car Free Sunday initiative, the authorities have granted permission for a criterium to take [...]

Product review: Recovery Systems

Despite rapidly approaching his 50th birthday, our writer Alan Grant still has the competitive fires burning inside him and has an extensive program of bike races (and the odd triathlon) planned for 2017. But while [...]

Epic races: the Crocodile Trophy

January 17, 2017 Pang Meng Yam is a self-described weekend warrior. Married with two kids and holding down a job as the Asia-Pacific treasurer for a big European bank, like most leisure cyclists, he just [...]

Club Focus: Ironproject

January 16, 2017 Club Focus returns to the world of triathlon, with the subject of this latest edition being the guys at Ironproject. Founder Ian Ang supplied us with the answers to our questions. What’s [...]

SEA Games selection race bonus: Wille Loo interview

January 15, 2017 After yesterday’s selection race to see who would earn the right to represent Team Singapore at the 2017 SEA Games Triathlon in Kuala Lumpur this August, all four qualifiers – Clement Chow, [...]

Chow, Loo, Howe and Chia clinch SEA Games spots

January 14, 2017 An action-packed Team Singapore selection race for the 2017 SEA Games Triathlon this morning saw Clement Chow and Wille Loo repeat their feat of 2015 by claiming the two spots on the [...]

SG triathletes poised for SEA Games selection race

January 11, 2017 With the new year comes the 29th edition of the Southeast Asian Games, that biannual celebration of regional sport. Popularly known as the SEA Games, this year’s extravaganza takes place in August [...]

Pinarello F10 unveiled

January 10, 2017 If it works, don't change it. Pinarello unveiled the new F10 in such fashion with the release of its brand new steed a few hours ago. The brand has decided not to [...]

Club Focus: JoyRiders

January 9, 2017 We’re back from an extended New Year holiday but what better way to kick off 2017 than with a Club Focus featuring Singapore’s biggest and most iconic cycling club … the JoyRiders. [...]

Have (fixed gear) bike, will travel: Luis de Sousa

December 30, 2016 The distinctive cycling discipline of fixed gear cycling is usually associated with commuting, late night urban riding or criteriums such as HolyCrit, which made a triumphant return earlier this month after two [...]

Are you ready for the Mongolia Bike Challenge?

December 27, 2016 With 2017 rapidly approaching and endurance athletes contemplating which adventures to put on their race calendars for next year, we offer up a suggestion as part of our occasional series on "Epic [...]

Second Wind Magazine’s best of 2016

December 25, 2016 As a Christmas present to our readers, here's a recap of our five most popular articles of 2016. An analysis of our page-click data for the year makes it clear that stories [...]

Athlete profile: Ben Heckscher

December 23, 2016 As well as contributing occasional training articles to Second Wind Magazine, well-known local coach Shem Leong also trains a stable of age-group triathletes. One of his charges, Ben Heckscher, recently broke the [...]

‘Cageless’ bidons: gimmick or the future?

December 21, 2016 We don’t often do product reviews at Second Wind Magazine but a few weeks ago we were trawling around the bike stores at the Vertex in Ubi when something caught our eye [...]

Rethinking cycling shoe orthoses, wedges, shims

Joining Second Wind Magazine today as a regular guest contributor is Yeo Boon Kiak, a podiatrist who also happened to compete at the highest level of domestic road cycling in Australia while studying down under. [...]

MacRitchie ultra closes out running year

December 19, 2016 The MacRitchie Runners 25 are defined by their bi-monthly 5km time trial, but the people who run the famous club like to end the year with a bang by staging a race [...]