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  1. Usually I will not encourage buying medals from Carousell too. But since my assessment of you is that you can complete a 18km easily, just that you missed this run for some reason, and also if your intention is to collect the medal as a set, you can consider buying it for collection purposes.
  2. Why would it be less motivating? If you are after that combination design, you can buy off this year's finisher medal from Carousell and collect the other 2 yourself next year.
  3. First day usually the most crowded......
  4. What makes you think he will sign up for a craze ultra 2 weeks before race day?
  5. The route should be the standard 1 loop around MacRitchie... not sure why it still must be withheld...
  6. Looks like the haze is not as bad anymore and very likely it is still on this weekend. Guide - www.kl-marathon.com/…/09/19/2019-scklm-rgb-final-website.pdf Race pack collection: 26 and 27 September: 11 AM - 8 PM; and 28 September: 10 AM - 6 PM Dewan Tun Razak 4, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
  7. I think the confusion doesn't come from NEA, but from the organizer who initially say that they will be using the PSI index as the gauge to determine if the event will still carry on. But closer to the flag iff, when the PSI is at the unhealthy range, they switch to using the PM 2.5 reading at normal as the gauge to decide that the race will proceed. This has happened to the Yellow Prison Run and now Batman run. Agree that the decision of the organizer to go ahead with the planned run as far as possible, having seen all the efforts of putting the run together not gone to waste. To avoid miscommunication, they should just say they will make the final decision at a pre determined time, without saying what gauge they will use beforehand.
  8. Different people have different opinions. Stay near finish line - walk less after the run. Stay near start line - more control of time in case overslept or other situations. I always choose stay near start line.
  9. Congrats.Faster find and settle hotel by end of this week!
  10. Maybe they should look into solving the challenge of the congested traffic into the start point first........
  11. I don't have an answer to that. You will have to ask IM how they want to position the Singapore WWM run to be. I would think they will likely follow Tokyo marathon where it is still a mass run for the average citizens with a generous 7 hour cut off time.
  12. Well... at least you did go and run it... need not wait for another year to tick it off your list...
  13. They need to hit FM finisher numbers as part of the requirement for WMM status.
  14. Was a little disappointed at this miscommunication. If they had wanted to use the PM 2.5 index instead then they should not have mentioned about following the PSI index in the first place. I was following the PSI index up till 2am and decide not to go when I saw that the index is in the unhealthy zone since 11pm. But I guess I have nobody to blame since I never checked the latest update at 5am. Still glad that the run proceed as scheduled and the 10km runners get to enjoy their run eventually.
  15. Not looking good... 97 as of 10pm and it is in an upward trend... Wont go for just a 5km walk if 10km gets cancelled. Travel 3 hours for a 5km walk doesnt really make much sense.... sign up next year again...
  16. Dear participants of POSB PAssion Run for Kids 2019, we understand your concerns on the haze situation in Singapore. Your well-being is of utmost priority and we are monitoring the situation closely, in accordance with the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s guidelines. We have also prepared contingency plans and safety measures, if conditions worsen. We will provide an update on ourPOSB Facebook page on Sun, 15 Sep at 3.30am if the Adults’ Competitive (10km and 5km) and all Kids’ Competitive Runs, 3.5km Family Walk and Carnival will proceed. Thank you for your understanding.
  17. 2 weeks more and PSI in KL is close to 200 hazardous range. Those who are running, need to hope the condition turns for the better soon.
  18. I also tried the onsite engraving service for SCSM last year. For that, they engrave both the name and time, so the time taken is longer (they have to pull the timing results from the system). I think the time taken is more like 5 mins than 2.5 or 3 mins, and there was a queue ahead of me (despite having around 5 or 6 machines onsite). I waited for 15 mins in total. The discount of runners who would not engrave might be larger, given that the queue might pull people off and it is without timing. I would probably estimate at around 600 medals at 3 mins each.
  19. Depends on what it is. For me, I never regretted not doing 100 miles for Craze Ultra haha.
  20. Usually they will just bark and try to come close to you. But they are unlikely to attack you unless you provoke them. Just run normally. If you meet them heads off just stop and wait for other runners to come along and run together with them.
  21. Agree. Hitting the wall is more psychological for me, and I have learnt to try and tune my mind out of it plus my body is also somewhat conditioned to it. For me I think conditioning through training is the only way to help deal with it.
  22. I am OK with gels, and so far fortunately I haven't consume up to a point where my body is upset with the consumption of it. I just didn't like the taste of them. I once tried consuming up 5 gels for a FM and I was OK, though it didn't net me a PB. I remember when I did the Tokyo Marathon, there were a lot of various food offered by the crowd. My body was OK with the consumption of these food and I managed to get by without needing to consume any gels. I also tried electrolyte patch and it also made me less tired and wanting to consume less gels, though I am not sure if it is psychological.
  23. Frankly, the design of this combination medal set is pretty "generic" - Unlike others where they seem to be more like puzzle pieces, these ST ones can each be their own standalone piece. May be good in a way if anyone is not looking to collect the entire set.
  24. Due to some commitments I wasn't able to attend this. Glad to know that the run turned out well. Will keep this run in my radar next year. So the run wasn't packed or anything like that? How is the hydration support? Great that it is an FOC run and they provide medal and food after the run. Would be nice if they tie in with a charity organization or cause (runners are free to donate any specific amount to it) so that their gesture to gift a free run to the running community gets paid forward for something good.
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