Made of PURPOSE: Thomas Greene, elite Singapore runner, joins Team PURPOSE

Just two weeks ago, Thomas Greene just ran a new 10km personal best with a time of 33 minutes and 15 seconds – possibly the fastest 10km set on Singapore soil by a Singaporean/Permanent Resident/expat in numerous years. This is just one of the many fast times that the 37-year-old Scot and father of three young kids – who has been based in Singapore for the last eight years and works for an international law firm – has been setting. He has also snagged multiple podium finishes at races such as the Sundown Marathon, Marina Run Half Marathon, Mizuno Ekiden...

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Team BR Dubai: “The suit has high breathability to help us cope with the heat”

The biggest triathlon coaching team in Dubai – Team Bespoke Ride (BR) – originated from BR Performance Studios, UAE’s first performance gym for endurance athletes. β€œBR Performance Studios was formed in 2017 with my business partner Ahmed Alfahim, who was previously an athlete on the UAE Triathlon Team and Victory Team (UAE Power Boat Racing Team). The aim was to develop the first performance gym for endurance athletes in running, cycling and triathlons,” said Abdallah Alireza, 29, who left his career as a commodities trader to become a managing partner and director of BR Performance Studios. Specialising in providing tailor-made...

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Taking product development very seriously

We take our product development seriously. Here you see new performance prototypes being tested by Singapore’s national triathletes. Two years after releasing the ITU-approved kits, we are releasing two new performance-oriented variants this season. So apart from the standard ITU (now called World Triathlon – WT) standard kits, we will also have one built with HYPERMESHβ„’ PRO and another with Hydrophobic qualities. Why? Because one for general all-purpose, another more suited for duathlon and the third, with swimming speedsuit like capabilities for speed in the water. So in all, three performance variants for different types of high-performance WT sanctioned athletes....

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Arjun Kandikuppa: “PURPOSE has never disappointed anyone I’ve recommended it to.”

Arjun Kandikuppa first got to know of PURPOSE back in 2018 during a race in Desaru, Malaysia. We were fairly new then and he received a voucher for a PURPOSE trisuit as part of his podium prize.β β β€œI redeemed the voucher and used the trisuit for an upcoming race. I immediately loved the product and have never changed my racing or training brand since then,” said the 33-year-old who works in technology.β β β€œMy criterion for a triathlon product is to have comfort in the heat without compromising the aerodynamic fit of the suit. PURPOSE products in the triathlon and cycling range are...

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Marc Gil Ruiz: Clocking 9:00:18 for an Ironman in our PURPOSE trisuit

From all the way in Barcelona, Marc Gil Ruiz was looking online for a trisuit to do his Ironman race in his hometown. β€œI wanted one with a bright colour and I found your website, and loved it!!⁠ β€œThe designs are modern and elegant at the same time, and it is very comfortable. I will definitely buy more trisuits from PURPOSE,” said the 37-year-old administrative manager.⁠ Having been in triathlon since 2010, Marc trains almost everyday and his goal is to go under 9 hours for the Ironman distance. His best time so far is 9:00:18, which was done at...

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Everesting in Malaysia: “This is a crazy thing!”

On the same weekend, another group of courageous cyclists attempted the Everesting Challenge (when cyclists climb and descend a given hill multiple times cumulatively to the elevation of MountΒ Everest) in Malaysia. The weather was a little kinder there, with bouts of rain but no heavy thunderstorms like that of Singapore. Amir Zaki bin Amran made quick work of it, completing the challenge in just 12 hours and 43 minutes of moving time (elapsed time of 16 hours 16 minutes). β€œThis is my first time attempting the Everesting challenge and I did it only for the PURPOSE Everesting jersey,” said the...

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Everesting in Singapore: “I would do it again!”

Bursting with motivation to start the Everesting challenge at Mount Faber, Kerwin Mugar Quinquilleria had his strategy and action plan in mind. It would take an estimated 115 laps of Mount Faber to achieve 8,848m of elevation (the equivalent to Mount Everest’s elevation) and Kerwin’s goal was to complete it in a moving time of 20 hours or less. However, just 10 laps in, the bolt of his front brake snapped off and got caught in his wheels, causing him to nearly slam into a Mercedes-Benz car. Fortunately, a friend of his who was also at the Everesting challenge helped...

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Nik Zulhafizi: “I prefer to wear PURPOSE for my longer and harder rides.”

Nik Zulhafizi joined one of our PURPOSE Fellowship rides at Putrajaya earlier this year and subsequently decided to try our cycling kits. Once he started wearing our cycling jerseys, it became his preferred brand to wear, especially for longer and harder rides. β€œI like the quality of PURPOSE cycling jerseys, for its material and cutting too. I prefer to wear PURPOSE for my longer and harder rides because they are comfortable and suitable for our tropical climate,” said the 35-year-old who is in fund management. Previously in basketball and football, Nik now focuses on cycling after he switched his focus...

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Zach Bitter runs the Desert Solstice 24 Hour Track Invitational

24 hours of running. Just the thought of that makes most of us shudder, but not for Zach Bitter, our dearest 100 Miles world record holder. For a 12-hour specialist, doing a 24-hour run is out of his comfort zone. Think about it – training for a half-marathon and full marathon is not the same! A half-Ironman and full Ironman is not the same either. You know what’s the β€œbest” part about the Desert Solstice race? It is done around a track. Yes, a track that runners go round and round for 24 hours, trying to clock the most mileage....

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2020: Here’s a look back into a year in PURPOSE

Although this year may not have gone as we planned, we still had a pretty fantastic 2020 with some amazing milestones. We hope you have too. Here’s a recap to our 2020. We’d love to know yours too! Let us know in the comments below. 1) January – Officially launched the PURPOSE Running Series Right off the bat we started 2020 with a bang with the launch of PURPOSE Running – an extension beyond triathlon and cycling. Two launch events we held in Singapore and Malaysia on the same weekend, with key media and customers joining us for a breakfast...

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The PURPOSE Podcast 14: Jeri Chua, from running the running trails to running a running company

If you’ve been in the Singapore running scene for a while, it is hard not to know who Jeri Chua is.Β She was the first Singaporean to qualify for the prestigious Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in 1997. Formerly a physical education teacher, she later moved to the United Kingdom for her masters degree in exercise and nutrition science. She didn’t return to Singapore immediately, choosing to work there in fashion retail. Her plans to continue triathlons changed when she decided to stop cycling and swimming because of the cold weather. She then joined a running club in 2009 and...

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For the ladies – the new Women’s high waisted 4-inch running shorts

Some wanted it longer, some preferred it shorter. Our women’s running shorts prototypes made its rounds through several ladies, before we finally put it on the market. High-waisted shorts are great to wear as they help to β€˜tuck’ the tummy in so it doesn’t bother you in your workout. And the length of 4 inches mean you get the full range of motion to run your best times. Don’t worry, we have an inner lining to make sure nothing gets exposed. The PURPOSE Women’s High Waisted 4-inch Running Shorts are available here.

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The PURPOSE Podcast 13: Richard Farren & Sophie King

They were both working in Singapore, each pursuing a passion in triathlons. They had mutual friends who thought they would have made a great couple, but with a stroke of fate, it was Tinder that brought Richard Farren and Sophie King together. It didn’t take long for their relationship to blossom as their triathlon journey merged as one. After a few months, including Sophie winning her age group at Ironman 70.3 Xiamen under Richard’s guidance, they made the decision to resign from their respective jobs and return to the United Kingdom to embark on a year-long process to turn pro....

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Ruth Cataran: “I don’t feel anything bouncing or jiggling.”

What caught Ruth Cutaran’s eye were the vibrant colours and designs of our trisuits during the 113 Desaru Triathlon back in 2018. β€œPURPOSE designs are cool and they look different from what I normally wear. I particularly love my PRO performance mesh trisuit. The fit is really good and snug which I like,” said the 29-year-old radiographer. β€œIt compresses my body just right and I don’t feel anything bouncing or jiggling. The trisuit fits taut and is very comfortable just how I like it.” Ruth started doing duathlons first, towards the end of 2018, before she picked up triathlons in...

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Introducing 𝐏𝐑𝐏𝐒 π‘πžπ°πšπ«ππ¬, 𝐏𝐑𝐏𝐒 π•πˆπ, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 π“πžπšπ¦ 𝐏𝐑𝐏𝐒 – our global three-part customer programme

We have just launched a very exciting three-part global customer loyalty programme to give YOU, our valued customer, rewards and discounts for your support. 1) 𝐏𝐑𝐏𝐒 π‘πžπ°πšπ«ππ¬Open to everyone, you will earn points for every dollar spent or every challenge completed. These points can then be redeemed for cash discounts on items in our store. For every S$100 you spend, you will unlock a S$5 discount. You also earn points for creating an account, liking our social media pages and profiles, sharing our posts, or even sharing a product with a friend. Sign up for PRPS Rewards now (it’s free)...

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The PURPOSE Podcast 12: Kelly Pereira, on overcoming anxiety and self-doubt with triathlons

It’s hard when you’re on the bigger side. Society judges, people judges; stereotypes are quick to be placed on you. But Kelly Pereira was not going to let any of this negativity stop her from pursuing her passion in triathlons. Her goal is to complete an Ironman 70.3 once the races are back and not even her diabetes or gastroparesis will hamper her efforts. She learnt about triathlons in her 20s, over a decade ago, but never found the courage nor confidence to get into it until now. The more people think she cannot do it, the more determined she...

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The PURPOSE Podcast: Claire Jedrek, on motor racing, motherhood and entrepreneurship

Coming from an extreme sports background, Claire Jedrek knows no fear. She used to do aggressive inline during her teenage days, which is where she got talent scouted and subsequently grew her career in entertainment. She has done heaps of hosting, graced too many magazine covers, done her fair share of TV dramas – and later, race commentary when she got into motorsports. The mother of two toddlers is also a race car driver herself, the only female one in Singapore in fact. If all of that is not enough, her husband Yuey Tan (Porsche Carrera Cup Asia driver) and...

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MADE OF TENACITY – register for the PURPOSE Everesting Challenge 2021 now!

We held our first ever Everesting Challenge in August, in celebration of Malaysia Merdeka Day. It was a true test of will, as everyone toiled their way through night and day to hit the total elevation of Mount Everest. Moving forward, the Everesting Challenge will be a staple event for us – and we have an exclusive PURPOSE Everesting cycling jersey as a reward for your hard efforts. Here is the next chance for you to challenge yourself – Everesting Challenge 20219/10 January 2021Singapore / Malaysia Register at https://purpose.asia/pages/everesting at just SGD 10 and book your own limited edition PURPOSE...

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