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  1. Happy Eating and Running - Survive Chinese New Year Feasting Easily Chinese New Year is always a fun-filled time with family, friends and food. Amidst the endless gatherings and tempting goodies, it is easy for us to let our hair down and indulge in whatever is presented to us. But not without guilt. (info - https://www.runsociety.com/food-nutrition/how-you-can-survive-chinese-new-year-feasting-easily/) Wishing all - 年年有余 (nián nián yôu yú) means have abundance year after year and prosperity in the new year.
  2. Mo Farah vs Bekele in Half Marathon in 1 March 2020 (Vitality Big Half - London) (info -https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/news/a30622219/farah-bekele-vitality-big-half-this-march/)
  3. Huat are you waiting for? Use '8ECO' for $8 off Income Eco Run Early Bird rates from now till 31 Jan! Cheaper than Super Early Bird rate. It pays not to sign up too early. Huat Lah! Unless those that get it for only $0.50 promo.
  4. What is the lucky colour for good luck in Lunar New Year 2020? https://www.thechinesezodiac.org/lucky-colors-2020/ The green color is also lucky in 2020 as it is the color of nature and new beginnings; it greatly supports the energy of the year.
  5. Soh Rui Yong broke a 24-year old National Record in 2019 Seoul Marathon with 2:23:42. Will SRY break another PB and NR in 2020 Seoul Marathon World Athletics Platinum Label Road Race on 22 March? Singapore enjoyed the best decade in marathon running history from 2010-2019. Compiled by Md Sha of Singapore Athletics
  6. Registration closing date 31 Jan 2020
  7. Thinking of running to stay active but don’t know where to start? Join ASICS community and sign up for the #IMOVEME Challenge 2020. Whatever pace you run, it's open to all! https://web.42race.com/race-bundle/asicsimoveme2020challenge
  8. 'Running in Asia' 2019 Survey by JustRunLah! Published by Andreas Karampatzakis, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Product Manager, Scientist (extracted - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/running-asia-2019-survey-results-participation-trends-karampatzakis/)
  9. Bekele vs Kipchoge @ April 2020 London Marathon (info - WMM FB) Kipchoge won the 2017 Berlin Marathon where Bekele failed to finish the race. Kipchoge, the 2016 Rio Olympic champion, will be going for an unprecedented fifth title on his fifth appearance at the London streets, having won the event in a course record time of 2 hours, 02 minutes and 37 seconds in 2019. (info - https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a30563239/eliud-kipchoge-kenenisa-bekele-london-marathon/)
  10. World Athletics Platimum Label Road Races (started from 2020) Qualifiers: Candidate WMM hosts who are serious to be in the future WMM Major Series, at least must attain Platinum Label Road Race. Kiasu and Kiasi attitude to be in WMM, surely an upgrade from Gold Label to Platinum Label is also a likely chance for WMM Entry by 2021/2022.
  11. Actually, if I were you, and for AbottWMM Wanda Age Group Ranking, uncle would do 5km for Day 1 (morning), and then FM for Day 1 Evening, and then for fun, do 10km for Day 2 (morning)...for Ultra! Run... Forget about SDM, skali Water Not Enough, no ranking so more (since the race route is never certified and sanctioned by World Athletics)...and are you sure SDM slot will be approved and blessed by the Authority for clashing with SCSM which will always pick the premium slot?...Road Closures...will the Public accept 2 Road Closures within a month? At least SCSM got WMM reason, but SDM got what reason, celebrate Hari Raya?
  12. Dream on SDM...for in 2021...you shall have to give up your slot for 2021 SCSM...while Sleep Can Wait...till of end of 2021...lol
  13. uncle will predict that: WMM Season 2021/2022 (and given the entry period is always 1 year-ahead from March of 2020)...after I know this is still a preliminary idea but experience tells us that when a Minister open his/her mouth, the chance of it happening is probably 90+ % Singapore will take the 2021 mid-year slot (as announced). SDM might not be known internationally but due to marketing efforts of previous owner HiVelocity, they have sold the idea of "Largest Night Race in Asia" to this region ie. China, Taiwan, Malaysia etc. So definitely if any runner is talking of night race, SDM will come in the picture & not clone like Bangkok Midnight Marathon. Wish SDM all the best, for they are never "in" the International Road Race Circuit, more of local "regional recreational" race. Skip by those who don't really want to "Sleep Can Wait". SDM needs strong international marketing effort in order to win back HiVelocity's core supporters of Endurance Runners/Ironman/Triathletes. With China also able to "compete" in their own playground with night races, SDM simply is waiting for their death knell - Sleep Forever - RIP.
  14. uncle ran on Nike Vaporfly running shoes that comfortable feeling is the feather-lightness of the thickness of soles and carbon fibre plate... waterproof material wraps round feet...don't need to wear socks...almost feel "five-finger" wrap round legs...except sole is no longer Vibram. racing responsiveness indeed...running feet are charged for PB anytime... depending on individual runner's efficiency in his/her running gait, wear and tear of soles taken into consideration depending on the run terrain ...lifespan of 400km+ I seriously don't see why the shoe should be banned. Make no sense at all. If technology can improve one's timing or feel good factor, it should be allowed in my opinion. If technology in run can make runners feel runner's high all the time by running more efficient..why banned? ...maybe only for the Elite Runners for good Sportsmanship. More on Nike Vaporfly... Note: uncle is not sponsored by Nike, nor brands like New Balance, Asics, Adidas...uncle is a barefoot minimalist..and uncle just "thrown" out Five-Fingers Vibram due to wear and tear and spring cleaning for the Lunar New Year...
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