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  1. Actually why keep harping on Challenge 32, this Challenge 32 came out in 2018 bec newton run discontinued, and its like a "rushed out product in 2018" bec no one wanta hold 32km in 2018 surprisingly. So if this year dun have, then dun have loh, i dun see a need keep bringing them. This year there are races with longer distance. If u dun do, another guy will step in and do. Actually dun need to even write in etc, we as customers are king, dun sound so low like we need them etc...Sorry i a bit frank.
  2. Actually in my own opinion, should "satisfy" local runners more, bec thats the bulk of your income, how many foreigners make up the race? 50%? No...at most maybe 20% or less. But maybe they dun think this way, they wanta show case Singapore to the foreigner runners. But of coz, it gets boring to local runners, soon we wun join bec the same route and costing keeps going up. But they're smart also, u dun join, U go join overseas loh, join overseas, u have money or not for air-ticket, hotel? No rite? Then dun complaint, join my race. Then of Coz...another pool of newbies will come in and take over, this cycle will keep repeating, unhappy people goes off, new people comes in, then gets boring, then another pool comes in. Actually can make the route more creative like loop into Sentosa maybe? Then loop out. Anyway, dun worry lah, they will keep re-using last year route then when it get boring, they will start back at Orchard road, (then re-use back 2017 route) haha...maybe i call it a vicious cycle..haha
  3. Actually pardon me to ask something, if its the same route, same scenery, yet price keep increasing, goodie bag basically has advertisement papers, and the standard always not there, why u guys dun give it a miss? I stopped Sundown sometime back, not bec its night time and i feel sleepy to run but its basically the same route, same scenery, and certainly most important the standard is not there! U guys actually can give runs a miss one, does'nt mean every race in Singapore u have to run. Sometimes running a bad race, makes u more angry. Save up some of the local race money and venture overseas, u get to see different culture, different route and a whole new experience !
  4. Yeah, its good to start at 6pm, if u are the ok ok or average ones, u can definitely catch the last train, lets say we finish the marathon like 5hrs+, we will end around 11+. Last train is still available for us. To me its a good initiative. And nobody will complaint getting to the site late bec 6pm start leh! U can oversleep meh for an evening race meh? If its a Morning run u have to wake up at 3am, then go take the charter bus to site , i dun think one can even fall asleep before the race bec u have to wake up like 2am to prepare, thereby badly affecting performance. Else u have to Grap to site wasting $10-$15. Totally uncall for. Actually if u are a seasoned runner, u will kinda dislike start point at Orchard bec they had held there like many donkey years, u see the same thing over and over. Regarding the price hike, to me, its a bit nonsense, they have'nt even reach that "standard", yet up the money for more profits. But still there will still be people signing up bec running in Singapore is like that one, one era of older runners get tired of Singapore races, another group of new ones will take over, so milking money from runners is'nt that difficult. Sad rite !
  5. I dun understand why they love to put Half marathon at 11pm, the buck of the runners will finish like 2-3hrs, then end up its like 1-2am, no more MRT, end up must take taxi. This will burn a hole in the pocket again. Taxi not cheap with mid-night charge. They can consider putting it like 8pm so the crowd can take public transport home and also not jamming up the Full marathon runners.
  6. Once again, i am flagging out the rates, look again, $80, $70 for a half-marathon, not cheap cheap run, close to $100 for a half. Cut all the quarrels short and sweet, if paying that high amount for such standards, Just give it a miss next year! We should move on !
  7. I'm very disappointed with 2XU or pink apple or key power. The rates are considered the steep side, $82, $70, for one half-marathon yet charging such expensive rate, they do not have enough money pay their contractor to do the tabulation of result ! How much more we must pay them to be more efficient ? $100 for one half-marathon ? Its not cheap mind u. Totally not acceptable, for such expensive race and such standard....
  8. Guys i just log in and saw the discussion turning into that mini details like short for of that little distance. To me that one is really one of the things i least worry about, Yes, u may train hard, u feel short-for but what u expect the organizer to do? Be 100% so accurate every step every meter measure up to that exact 21.1km? The organizer dun only serve u and satisfy u, they have to satisfy few thousand runners. U are'nt a VIP ! U can try rejoin another race, that race will also not be 100% accurate to that fine details. To me things like Logistic are more important. U want 100% accurate, okay loh, u run round the stadium bec one round is definitely 400m. Pardon me to be frank, i think u guys shouldn't be that meticulous, Unless u are Usian Bolt or Eliud Kipchoge or some one that represent your country in distance runner that every second or distance counts, that 100m short for, u lose a medal to your country, and it hurts a lot else amateurs runners like us dun go into such fine details, it will make your life really unhappy. As what Beast say, trust your watch, end of the day, you are the one and only one that really cares whether you claim a PB or not. Being over sensitive about very tiny mini things, U will become that typical "smelly Singaporean" that nobody likes.
  9. Prior to actual race day, i think they already did something quite bad, that's the Shutter bus ticket purchasing website, some estates are missing from the website and people are inquiring what happened in the facebook website but there is no respond, People thought the admins are updating the estates and waiting. Only upon E-mailing them and receiving the E-mail later, they say some estates are "Sold Out", Hmm...Comm'on Can't they promptly update in their website or at least drop a Facebook post, that would'nt take a min to do so, but they can't even be bother. Tickets sold out should be promptly updated so people can take alternative transport or share transport to the race site. For this hiccup, it causes me, $20 taxi charge. i'm a working adult, what happens if i'm a student? Being a Singaporean and local runner, i find that the routes are getting boring, Ya...u see the same beautiful Singapore flyer, same CBD lights etc, same same same and same again for A race, B race..... so in 2XU run, we see the same thing repeated and route used by other races. Sundown 2019 u will see the same view. But of coz this is inevitable as Singapore is small. But for a more season runner, it gets boring, seeing the same thing over and over again yet the race registering fee keeps going up, this may turn many down from signing up, only if i am a tourist i like the view but being a local runner, the same road route can get extremely boring. (Lastly The race pack literally has nothing in it, just a ACTI-tape) One reason U see lesser walkers bec firstly i believe is the price, as the prices gets higher, u can filter away some walkers too, that are not willing to fork out the price (2XU race to me is quite expensive race). Unlike Army half, just $18 bucks, u see walkers, fun runners, seasoned runners all Rojak in.
  10. Lots of screw up in the shutter bus tickets, people in Northeast, Sengkang and Punggol areas, the bus app cannot choose that area, people are complaining in facebook but no respond from organizer.... 48hours to race day, hope they resolve this soon
  11. This edition to me is the best among the many years of Standard Chart marathon, firstly a brand new route, not the usual Orchard road, Orchard road to "showcast" to tourist,....its very boring to run the same thing over and over again, yet price keeps going up, And there are really ample running space for runners to run. Lots of hydration points. I really have no complaints and i can say its the best. Thumbs up.. But then did u guys realize one thing about Singapore weather? The December period climax and weather is getting erratic, Hot, cold, rainy, then hot again and many many people had gotten influenza this period, maybe is high time they shift the standard chart to Nov or OCT period? The influenza bug cause many people/runners to fall sick and dun talk about PB, even turning up for the race is impossible when one is down with flu. I'm not sure did u all observe that Dec is the "influenza month" ?
  12. Hi runners, my gentle advise, dun wear the in house tee given by the organizer, sell it on carousell to "get rid" of it, once u wear it once, its consider wore before, the value drops. u end up piling your whole house full of singlets. Moreover all these new singlets or tees given by organizers are not proven to work on race day. Always wear your own running attire that u are accustomed to on race day ! Thats very important. Be smart ! Dun wear them, sell them !
  13. Actually what terrible is influenza, not what will happen that day ! many people had fallen sick this week due to island wide spread of influenza, take care bros
  14. haha..just joking ar Bro, enjoy the run !!
  15. Bro, did u check if this Hotel is clean or not? haha...many Thailand hotel are rumored to have ghost haha...
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