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  1. No point doing that, nice things u "overdo" it, becomes bad things...there will be no more joy in running. Its like the Chinese saying, everyday u eat abalone, u get sick and tired, so many races cramp in, u get sick and no joy. They call it obsessive compulsive disorder in running....
  2. Not possible, i do not think the race organizers will factor this bus service in, this Mega race "may" not attach so many people vs the annual smaller 2XU run. In fact i did a calculation, if most runners who does a standard chart marathon finishes at 5hr-6hrs+, 50km will mean 6hr to 7hrs, so by the time they end is 1-2am, so its either, we have to sit at the race site endure till morning for public transport to save cab fare or pay the expensive mid-night charge cab fare to go home. To me is very bad logistic, to some they feel is unique to start at 5pm, different people different ideas..haha.
  3. I quit going to Home team real run after they no longer use the Changi coastal road that area, to me the good old route is one of the best run ever, it consist of 3 running surfaces, gravel, trail and seaside soft sand run, its really the best running experience as the route is super unique, where can u find a race with 3 types of running surface ! And how often one goes Changi coastal area (a wulu area) with no MRT. Thus making this race Super nice ! then they switch to Sentosa, then they shorten all the good 21km, 15km races to 10km, 5km maybe for easier management? ....and blah blah blah then full stop, i stop going for the hometeam Real run already. I sincerely hope they can bring back the good old days.
  4. i believe everyone should factor in the "wallet factor" not sure if u consider the wallet factor, if it ends like mid-night, then u really have to fork out at least $15-$20, thats quite a lump sum (at least for me), for not much reasons, u fork out extra money.. everyone is talking about cost saving nowadays..its kinda waste just bec of the improper placement of the race time, and of coz if one live in the West, i think cab fare may cost close to $30. This adding on the registering fee the whole race is "mega expensive". $100+++, Many runners are just plain working class people, to pay and pay is'nt a nice thing.... And i think after u ran like 40km to 50km, your heart rate will be raised and very likely u can't sleep despite u reach home at 12am or 1am, u could be sleepless. (of coz this depends on individual) late afternoon runs like 6pm runs are ok, but close to sleeping time, u run, i believe many can't sleep. Sundown is different, u had "already" stay whole night awake till 5am , 6am, once u reach home u will be drop dead, and the plus point is there is public transport for runners.
  5. I do agree that the finisher tee is almost of no value, bec everyone on the street can own one. Try going to a local gym u feel more xian, all the people wearing the same event tee, Army half, Standard Chat, in parks, in jogging track, its seems a bit Gay too...haha. nowadays people are smarter, and more techno-savy, our days we will so called endure wear the event singlet or finisher tee for once even we dun like it for the race day. Nowadays the teens will not even wear the event singlet or Finisher tee and sell them for good money via "carousel" or online, one singlet can easily fetch $15, finisher tee, $40-$50 each. So the event tee is actually a $$$ tool to sell to others. But still there is a group of so called stubborn people that die die like to wear the event singlet and then after event, throw them aside or use as pyjamas. I have learn the smart way, sell them via carousel already bec the event singlet and tee really worth nothing when u see so many youngsters wearing it.
  6. Does not like the timing at all, if it starts at 5pm, it would mean, those doing 50km will likely hit close to mid-night, and the dreaded mid-night cab charges will come ! I do not like the idea of a half half mid-night race At least if it starts at 1am or 12am, runners can take the public transport home when they finishes their race at 6am in the morning, if it ends neither here or there pass mid-night, runners will have to fork out another $15-$20 to take taxi home. Its not cheap if the registration fee + mid-night cab charge = $100+ To make things worst, running like 50km and ending at 12mid-night would mean extremely difficult to sleep as u exercise just before sleeping, your heart rate will be raised for a prolonged hour...
  7. I think beast means there will be over-crowding and there is more than enough 10km race thru-out the year, why add in another 10km to the beauty of newton run. i agree to this, Haiz....but business is all for $$ what to do ?
  8. Thanks all bros here for all the wonderful advises !
  9. Thanks for sharing the article, to me going for run is'nt hard, i mean i am the type that does'nt need to be motivated and can go run by myself but just that the falling sick portion, i noticed that i am always the 1st person to get flu especially after clocking lots of mileage. I read some articles about long mileage do cause a wreck on your immune system, its not the weather, Singapore 365 days almost the same weather, i think is the long hours of running. I needed more advise from experts on how to solve or cure this "falling sick" problem. Do all bros here also fall sick easily among their colleagues ? Any remedy for this ?
  10. Guys..i been trying to run a bit more and i notice that my immune system suffered. Meaning i would fall sick rather easily, is this the case and how u all overcome this? I do not wish to take MC as work still comes first to support the family...
  11. Its not about the organizer, there is no details at all at the webby..then they can put a link there to ask us to "Pre-register" Like that is like blindly plunge our head into a sea of unknown ! Cannot lah...
  12. ok ok, lets say we dun need to be in this "world marathon series" but just a better Singapore marathon for Singaporeans, at least the Logistic part of having a good transportation to bring runners to the race site at 4:30 am is a must rite? What i dun like is they discreetly remove the MRT service, (taking advantage of 2016 dun have it) then like pretend pretend dun tell us and feel we are ok to live with it. Then now can announce to Singapore that they are goin to be in the world marathon series...its like a bit cunning and sly or dishonest. Whats the point of being in the world marathon series when Singaporeans runners are'nt happy ?
  13. its not say no MRT service then wun get world marathon series, but we should phrase it as "bad logistic", runners have limited ways to get to the race site which start at a whopping early time of 4:30am and this should be a factor in getting this "world marathon series". Points must be deducted for this bad logistic factor.
  14. Thats why i say, Bus timing is extremely erratic, and they just discretely remove the MRT service just bec that 1 case of MRT maintenance in 2016 thinking runners are "okay" to live without it, and they can proudly say they wanta be some what "world marathon thingy" ! Haven world marathon already fail on Logistic. i strongly feel MRT is part of the logistic plan for a good running event. Com'on lah, they can cut cost elsewhere but the transportation wise they cannot skimp on it...People must get to the race side rite ?
  15. Guys, did the organizer gave a detail explanation why they cancel the MRT service, which was the tradition way runners go for standard chart? i knew last year was exceptional bec there is some maintenance work but cannot be every year just nice there is maintenance work rite ? Then just bec last year "some" runners can live with without the MRT then they try to normalized it to "No more MRT for future standard chart marathon" dun seems too rite leh..... Without the MRT i tell u big headache to get to the start point, i am not too willing to take the bus as the timing is weird..and taking cab will burn a hole in my pockets. Can anyone enlighten me why there is no more MRT? I never follow the media or anything...