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About sicklycat

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  1. YOLO Run 2017 - 11 Nov (Sat)

    Why $50? Isn't it complimentary, according to @K!m?
  2. Race Against Cancer 2018 - 15 or 22 Jul

    I believe its been ECP for the last few years... I've volunteered a few rounds (at ECP) - but not this year, due to schedule clash.
  3. Sharing a news article I just came across... https://www.channel8news.sg/news8/latestnews/20171211-wld-msia-marathon-accident-1/3908312.html?cid=ch8news-fb The article is in Chinese, but in gist: - A car ran into a few runners during a running event in Malaysia. - Turned out that the organisers did not apply for road closure. While this had happened in Malaysia, I can't help thinking that if some of the sloppy organisers continue their bad planning/ corner-cutting (eg: the recent YOLO run apparently had insufficient or no road closure?), this can happen in Singapore too!
  4. Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon - 2-3 Dec 2017

    That's a good idea! Can sleep at least 50mins more! I always find it a torture to wake up for such early start times
  5. Income Eco Run 2018 - 29 Apr (Sun)

    The number of Income/350 runners in @lonewolf's post is only for 21k males... So you will need to add females in for the banana peel calculation for 21k. And if they provide banana during route for 21k runners + at Finish point for all runners (like GE run), then their estimate looks possible. For bottle calculation, you will again need to add runners of other distances... And maybe they factored in water consumption for crew and volunteers too?
  6. Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon - 2-3 Dec 2017

    Agreed! That's why I don't over-analyze my runs... Else, it becomes unnecessary + additional stress!
  7. Runner's League - 10 Jun, 26 Aug, 07 Oct, 19 Nov

    Really? Like what? I thought they are just bad at their job.
  8. Runner's League - 10 Jun, 26 Aug, 07 Oct, 19 Nov

    We won't even be able to take precaution against them!!
  9. Runner's League - 10 Jun, 26 Aug, 07 Oct, 19 Nov

    Wow! Really speechless at their ability to pull another first... I even suspect that they may not have announced "so soon", if not for the Bird Park "leaking" cancellation news to stalky79......
  10. Great Eastern Women's Run - 12th Nov 2017

    Oh? We have marathon photos?
  11. YOLO Run 2017 - 11 Nov (Sat)

    Maybe coz most of the GE runners do not login to post ratings on the JRL website? And Infinitus' rating was pulled down by their other events? Honestly, my guess is that GE themselves oversee the organization closely, which is why their event is so smooth-flowing, regardless of organizer - It used to be organised by Hivelocity, but when they changed to Infinitus, it was still very smooth sailing.
  12. Great Eastern Women's Run - 12th Nov 2017

    I joined the HM, and I also agree that it was pretty well organised I was delayed this morning, and only managed to arrive on the dot, to join Wave 2 flag-off. There was ample space to run at the start, and I wasn't blocked by walkers in a row. I also noticed that most 21k runners have great running etiquette - Where the path is narrow and can only accommodate 2 runners side-by-side, most slow joggers & walkers had the courtesy to keep left. Really amazing! The 10k runners are bad though, and I had to weave between loads of walkers when our routes merged. I also like the fact that this event provided breakfast post-race. Unfortunately, I was caught in the rain while in the queue - my clothes were soaked (before I manage to get my hands on a poncho), and my wet clothes caused abrasion! I didn't have a GPS watch, and was depending on the distance markers to know my pace during the race... Luckily or unluckily, I manually miscalculated my time, and was pushing myself like crazy (thought I was too slow). As a result, my legs cramped up in the last km, and my knees hurt terribly now ... Turned out, I was 5 minutes faster than target, and I think the distance was longer (My handphone recorded 21.8km), so I was actually going too fast vs. the weekly runs. If I remember correctly, this is my first HM, after my back injury 4 years ago. In fact, I had signed up for a couple of GE HM, but had to DNS, coz my injury was giving me problems back then. So glad I can still complete a HM, and hope my injury doesn't rear its ugly head tmrw! P/S: I agree with akane81, that this year's medal design is really nice!
  13. YOLO Run 2017 - 11 Nov (Sat)

    Actually, my experience last year wasn't good - though definitely not as bad their performance this year!! Its amazing how they can repeat the same mistakes over and over again, make the same mistakes on a grander scale each year, and on top of that, create new issues for repeat events! Like everyone already mentioned, this is definitely one organizer that must be boycotted, for my own sanity!
  14. YOLO Run 2017 - 11 Nov (Sat)

    Oh yah, I think I saw that too. Its really terrible