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  1. IMO I think they are just greedy. But you know what the sad thing is? The race organiser Epic ESR was started by 3 experienced endurance sportsmen who has collectively participated in 'more than 120 races worldwide ranging from charity swims to the grueling Ironman triathlons' [ SOURCE ] So as athletes themselves, they should be clearer than many other what runners and participants at races want and desire. So its incredibly shocking at the level of ineptness that seems to crop up for every edition of the race. Well, a certain athlete went from Polar to Hivelocity and the runs that Hivelocity organised still ran out of water. Having enough water for all runners is just something so basic and crucial that baffles me why organisers just can't get it right.
  2. I'm still pissed over the change of route for 21KM, but I'm more pissed that they got the emcee to lie to us that there was just a "slight change" in the route. They didn't even explain why there was a need to change the route. Its definitely NOT the Chingay as we still ran all along where it was held. I even ran directly under the platform that was firing the fireworks. As for the water points, yes, this is not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last, but the fact that the route change might have contributed to the issue. I think the cool night was conducive as I got my PB as well. Bag collection is a pain as they were looking all over for my bag. Looks like the organiser lack simple common sense to arrange bag deposit by bib number sequence.
  3. Check out the directions posted by organiser: Thanks. From the map, it seems that I have to walk some kilometres to the event site after I exit the Stadium station. I'm sorry that I might not be familiar with the route since I'm not Singaporean. Its not really that far. You alight at Stadium, cut through indoor stadium, cross the brigde and follow the PCN to the start point.Can walk. But I recall more than 10 mins unless you do warm up jog/runToday, the FB page admin of this event mentioned that participants may have to walk 25 mins from Stadium MRT station to the event site. I think organiser is just being safe and assume everyone will be doing cha cha all the way to the start point. Two steps front, one step back...
  4. Check out the directions posted by organiser: Thanks. From the map, it seems that I have to walk some kilometres to the event site after I exit the Stadium station. I'm sorry that I might not be familiar with the route since I'm not Singaporean. Its not really that far. You alight at Stadium, cut through indoor stadium, cross the brigde and follow the PCN to the start point.
  5. Check out the directions posted by organiser:
  6. Yah, I've been 'illegally' visiting JB for runs for awhile.
  7. I think the issue of not having water at hydration points for slower runners deserves more attention that this.
  8. No. HM was all over the left and right of me at 2.5km onward before ending, starting from the road from before flyer to esplanade, at the right hand side of the road, with strolling couples. They simply strolled over. Even at the last stretch of 200m before finishing points, a couple walking like no body business blocking my way for my PB. No. HM was all over the left and right of me at 2.5km onward before ending, starting from the road from before flyer to esplanade, at the right hand side of the road, with strolling couples. They simply strolled over. Even at the last stretch of 200m before finishing points, a couple walking like no body business blocking my way for my PB.Eh... HM only "joined" in only during the last few hundred metres (and they were separated by the barricades). Those you are referring to are the 10km runners. Yup. HM runners come from Robinson road. FM and 10K runners come from Esplanade drive. The meeting point was already lined with metal barricades. FM runners are on extreme left, followed by 10K, then FM. HM runners have purple bibs and 10K runners have yellow bibs.
  9. No its not that. Other races with such a bag to seal your baggage dun take so long. What's holding up the queue is the filling up of the forms. A lot of people go there without filling in the details so its take longer for people to write in the details. If everyone just take a min longer, you can imagine how quickly the queue will build up. So those depositing bags, pls fill up the forms in advance. This is an area which can easily be improved the organsier. All you need is to seal off the baggage area and dun allow people to queue up until the required information is filled in. For that you will need a separate area for these to be done. Easy to arrange if someone think through the potential issues or do a proper post-mortem. Since this is only my 2nd SCMS, I wont comment further until I experience for myself tomorrow how they deal with the issues. But my instinct tell me that it will be the same issue. And many runners queuing up will not have the required info and hence need to fill up and lengthened the process. SCMS and Sundown use first-come-first-serve. But 2XU and AHM indicate finisher size on the bib. I think this is a neater arrangement. So those who want their size get what they want. I've done 3 SCMS half marathons and from my experience, its both runners not filling in the forms beforehand or not bringing the plastic bags and also the lack of deposit counters (8 counters IIRC). The volunteers are also not very organised themselves. I remember 2012 was especially bad. I arrived about an hour before flag off but end up missing the flag off. I remember seeing the queue snaking all the way from the carpark opposite the bus terminal to the main road when I left baggage deposit.
  10. Maybe the Nike Lunarglide is still considered new that's why only 15%? I asked at least 3 stores all say 15%. And only 1 store had the colour and size I wanted. I thought it's 20% leh... dun tell me they change to 15% liao... I long time no buy from QW but I also tot the norm is 20% I thought it's 20% leh... dun tell me they change to 15% liao...
  11. I thought Queensway shopping centre is already selling new models of running shoes at 15% off? More discount if its an older model. I just bought the Lunarglide 6 over the weekend. The discount is quite standardized. Every shop I ask also say 15%.
  12. Was surprised to find my watch prompting me for a wireless update. No more being tethered by USB for both uploading and downloading! Woo hoo!
  13. From my experience with 610 (not 620) Not sure whether there is a screen protector. But you dont really need one. I've used mine for two years and there's hardly a scratch. but I only used it for running and not for casual wearing Yes. I connect to my iPhone 3-pin adaptor to chardge from normal sockets.Yes. That's what I do after every run. Just rinse it will do.The only problem with iPhone wall charges is that they charge at around 2.1A while USB ports on PCs and laptops charges at 0.5A, and USB3 ports can go up to 0.9A. Wall charges will charge your watch up faster, but it might also damage the battery.
  14. Just bought the 620 for $50+ Ok, that's after deducting my points and throwing in my $100 NS vouchers. Love the touch screen!
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