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About NoobieRunner

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  1. After hearing all the advice from all the bros here, Noobie would have to agree. Noobie will also sit this race one out. Although it is interesting that brand sponsor is 2xu as the Marina Run was brooks. Deal breaker for Noobie to run this race is if ELM medal, cool design of finisher tee and interesting race route. Other than that can count Noobie out too.
  2. Noobie not sure of some other reasons but some gave up definitely because of injury. At first Noobie saw one of them wearing one leg brace. Then 2. Even at that stage was walking with a bow leg walking gait. And yet still pushed on running marathons. Not just 1 but something like 15-20 over per year. Now no longer can do marathons but only do 10K or HM and HM result around 3h30 or 4h. Then another Noobie met a few months back. Become super bui bui already. But last time when running Noobie remember he very haolian. When overtake Noobie, go and scold Noobie to run faster. Then when met up the last time, talk so humble and low tone voice. Said doctor told him he don't have a marathoner physique in the first place. Now injured and only doing the occasional 5K fun run. Shook Noobie hand and told Noobie to keep it up.
  3. cant say that they were injured by the combo. But what was common was that they were doing b2bs recklessly without giving their bodies due rest and now no longer in the running scene. Noobie not sure about you bro, but do you have acquaintances or friends that also dropped out of the running scene over a period of time? And if so, is it mostly injury related? When Noobie started out, there were many 'legends' in the running scene but now most are gone. Noobie is hoping such a fate does not fall on Noobie.
  4. Too much review here in sgrunner focus too much on SG races. I mean if race is different or location different then nevermind. But it's always the same thing eg 2XU race in 2015, 2016 etc Keep on hearing words like Marina Bay, East Coast,.....borrrrrinnngg. So Noobie will now help review overseas races especially those in Malaysia. But Noobie is also a noob reviewer. Please tell Noobie what else Noobie can review. :: Noobie Race Review :: Race was fantastic! Everything was great. Water was well stocked. Ambiance was there. Cut-off a generous 7h and the terrain has many inclines (probably not the best idea to attempt a PB here) Definitely much much better than SCMS - every year still talk about East Coast, East Coast and East Coast. And it rained lightly when Noobie was at 35km mark! So cooling and shiok! That's it. The end.
  5. Noobie knows some of those runners who are no longer running now. For Noobie it's the lasting that matters; not the timing, the running clubs you join, etc. You don't want to get permanently injured in the activity you love.
  6. Reasonable pricing, interesting and challenging route around KL, no ECP, .... many many more reasons why KL Marathon trumps the Singapore Marathon.
  7. Noobie will be there See you all on race day and good luck! Look out for the runner with the bib with name 'NoobieRunner'
  8. Can trade for the the running chiobu in the pikture instead?
  9. Someone mentioned earlier that b2b without minimal total distance can be achieved like 2 5Ks in a row. Look at the marathon maniac criteria for the lowest qualification aka Bronze Award;- "BRONZE LEVEL 2 Marathons within a 16 day time frame. 3 Marathons within a 90 day time frame." There is both distance as well as time frame. I think the original proposal by the chairman is missing out on the minimal distance part and it can be a loophole for future xiao lang wannabe to exploit
  10. Noobie think can take inspiration from the Marathon Maniac criteria and tweak abit Yup #3 b2b of 5K will also qualify and easy to achieve for me. In short not xiao lang enuff
  11. Noobie is still noob. Got membership for the junior version i.e Xiao Noob Runner?
  12. Maybe someone should organise an SYT Run. Sure many bros here get PB one hahaha! Anyway here is Noobie's haul for 4 B2B weekends;- 14-Apr 50h Non-Stop Run (64.5K) 9-Apr Trifactor AquaRun 1000m(S) - 10K(R) - 500m(S) 2-Apr 2XU Compression Run (21K) 1-Apr Iskandar Puteri Night Marathon (42.195K) 25-Mar OSIM Sundown Marathon (42.195K) This weekend no race. So streak is broken.
  13. Thanks bro jerrylam. Well done on your completion too and a very detailed race report. Noobie managed to overtake SYT who was very fast and consistent runner. Noobie managed to overtake her only on 1 lap with an all out sprint near the end of loop but SYT ran like a machine with such a consistent pace. Almost inhuman. SYT overtook Noobie after getting her chop and pressed on. Noobie was trying hard to catch his breath already and never got to see her again. At back of Noobie mind maybe she is a spirit that guides Noobie onwards that night - if only for one round. And that round was the 13th round some more
  14. Congrats all for completing the 50hr race! This race was Noobie's 3rd time. Yup, so far an unbroken streak. This year Noobie decided to split the race. Noobie came back 3 times. Did 3-5-7 loops for three different sessions. 1st one Noobie ran with a friend and Noobie got to TCSS. The second time Noobie ran alone in the morning. And the last one Noobie started at about 2100 and ended at around 0100. At least the weather, time and people around are different so it kind of reduce the drudgery of repeating the loops. The tough part of this race is not the distance but rather the monotony of the route going 15 laps at one go. The bonus part was the last session Noobie got to race a SYT. That was really the highlight for Noobie
  15. Noobie will be there ....