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  1. 1) Im not using this as my platform; I am still a moderator and I have the responsibility (since 2005) of ensuring debates are kept within the boundaries of healthy discussion. Its clear that the discussion here had deteriorated to the point of personal & baseless attacks made against individuals. 2) "EDMW style" is a metaphor to describe an environment of toxic unedifying talk. The forum here has largely maintained a harmonious culture of friendly banter for the past 13 years with the occasional fireworks. I certainly do believe that its the desire of most users here to keep things that way. 3) I still don't get your issue with my tittle of "sports scientist" that you have to resort to addressing me as "fake" (& this is certainly not the first time). For a start, the tittle under my username in this forum wasn't requested by me; it was Admin aka TLR aka the founder of this forum who created it. If you are unhappy with that, you can always write to Admin to have it removed. 2ndly, I was an applied physiologist by vocation (3 yrs in high performance sports & 3 years in clinical) before moving over to the research side. I don't know what is your definition of "scientist" but if it involves working at a wet lab running chemistry work with human blood, urine & genes (checked), publishing research papers in scientific journals (checked), giving a poster presentation at a scientific conference (checked) & lecturing / teaching at academic tertiary institutions (checked), then yes, I certainly do fall into that definition. In fact, the sports science lab in 1 of our local polys was designed and built by me.
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    Challenge32 - 11 Nov 18 (Sun)

    Its not just about manpower but operating cost as well. If you know the demand of the baggage deposit ahead of the event, you will know how many shelves you need to indent and that in turn affects how big a tentage needed for the baggage section. All these cost money.
  3. Yes, Im the first author. I should be following up next year with a longitudinal paper written with 5 years of Craze pacing data.
  4. Just bear in mind that its extremely difficult to keep an even pacing for standard distance ultra (i.e., 100km); you have to be mentally ready for a slow down for the 2nd half. In fact, in the history of Craze for 101km, there was only 1 runner who could maintain an even pace across all distance segments & with a significant boost in speed for the last 5km. Needless to say, that runner got a paragraph in a published scientific paper dedicated to discussing about him.
  5. Thread is being monitored. Friendly debates supplemented / supported with objective evidence are encouraged in this forum, but "EDMW" style of talk is certainly unwelcome. Bookie, this is not the first or 2nd time personal attacks or baseless accusations against other members have been made by you. While you are entitled to your personal opinions, do reconsider your statements and/or choice of words before pressing the "submit reply" button in the future.
  6. You probably won't want to spend that much time in the first 3 CPs (almost all the runners just touch & go for the first 2-3 CPS). Post 40-50km point, you will find yourself spending more time at the CPs, esp to eat & refuel. So set aside more time for the CPs later.
  7. Actually, the issues he raised in the article are not exclusive to ultras. Eccentric damage from downhill running? You get that in any undulating terrain. Suppressed immunity after the race? Its the same post-marathon too. Negative structural changes to the heart from ultra-training / runs? Im sure the Western States 100 miles research group will refute this.
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    The Goodbye SGRunners forum page thread

    While Im not in the position to reveal any numbers, what I can say is the monetary cost of running & maintaining this forum is ALOT more than whatever sum that's been put forth so far. And yes, Admin has been absorbing the charges all these years. Before anyone jumps in to ask what about revenue from banner ads, I can tell you its barely sufficient to cover anything. Im sure its not an easy decision for Admin to make but nonetheless, its been a good 13 years. Fun fact: the first discussion thread of this forum was actually started by me on Day 1 and it was a simple poll on caffeine usage among runners.
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    50 Hrs Non-Stop Run 2018 (28 Apr - 30 Apr)

    Is this year start/finish point still next to the floating platform? If yes, then you can park at the multi-storey carpark next to Sheng Shiong (just above the race site). The reservoir carparks are pretty far away, with Car Park B probably being the nearest (but still quite a walk away).
  10. Do some heat acclimatization runs; they will do you plenty of good. You can start tomorrow & all it takes is just 20-30 mins easy runs directly under the sun (12-2pm is the best). The trick is that the exposure to the heat has to be frequent enough, so you can do it every day during lunch time. Expect to see some effects after 10 days or so & stop the runs about 3 days before race. Remember, go EASY during these runs.
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    None of the forum moderators seem to be actively participating in the forum anymore. I wonder who is administering the sgRunners Facebook page...... Its true that most of the mods are no longer participating in this forum due to changes in individual lives (marriage, kids or no longer participating in events etc). I still view the training section of the forum on a weekly basis actually but most of the inquires are repeated ones where answers can be found just by doing a search in the forum. But if there's a tricky question or findings with new updates in the sciences, I will definately still post a reply.
  12. i m around to jagar bags if nobody drive... no worries good excuse to slack rite
  13. oppss.... :cool_grin: no short cut lah.... u hardly see me bk to the finishing pt earlier than u rite? Next time dont make so much noise! Dont think i dont know where u hide with that ger ger! where?? is it a sweet young ger ger? shshhhh, you cannot say so loud. Wait the not so sweet and not so young ger ger come n wack him how
  14. oppss.... :cool_grin: no short cut lah.... u hardly see me bk to the finishing pt earlier than u rite? got leh, we took short-cut up FC via walking up the slopes :Big Grin:
  15. My fren told me that the xmas tree light up got timming one ... 1 at 8 plus .. e other one i think ard 11 plus .... cannot light up e whole night .. wait catch fire ... cant rem what time we reach MF ... but we missed it lor .... got snow at certain timing also together with the tree light up. So u better find out the right timming then go up hor ... :Big Grin: yah, all plan out swee swee liao, plus dont need to fight with crowd, going after christmas :Big Grin: