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  1. 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...
  2. Marathon: 12 Tips for Success (info: https://blog.strava.com/marathon-success-tips-18847/)
  3. China - will 'marathon fever' continue? Our other WMM Major Candidate for 2021/2022 (info - https://www.shine.cn/sport/2001079314/) Bro, i don't think SDM will die out. I felt SDM has become a branding on it's own over the years. A truly "Sleep Can Wait" event that runners ran unearthly hours over the years. Branding of Marathon event must attract Strong Local Runner and especially International runners. It must also innovate with technology. Otherwise, a truly "Sleep Can Wait" event will "Sleep Forever or RIP". SDM has yet to be known as "branded" internationally (being certified), except it has being known as "Water Not Enough" Singapore Marathon. July - August (Summer months) there are many available slots for SCSM to be considered for 2021 The humidity in May - August has been always high (a minus for any endurance run) and often the date clash with the Muslim Ramadan and Hari Raya (a minus for muslim runners who may come from the region like Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia). May/June is the Inter Monsoon Season and there is possibility of "stormy-thunder lighting weather". Of course, this will more than likely sound the death knell for SDM unless it does the smart thing and shift to the end of the year. SDM has yet reinvented itself as "Sun Rise" Day Marathon and that also can be a death knell for SDM. Unlike SCSM - Day or Evening or Night Marathon option is always there.
  4. Abbott WMM and Abott Wanda Age Group World Championships (Entry periods) Note: When and if SCSM becomes WMM Major, what would be $$$ for Singapore residents? Somehow they think it's better to position/market the run to international runners...Stanchart KL is one step ahead and has already moved from Sept 2019 to June 2020. ??? SCKLM 2020 ??? error ??? Seems like June - July - August (Summer months) there are many available slots for SCSM to be considered for 2021...
  5. May - August : WMM slots are available...2021 (Series XIIII)...very likely for trial hosting reason... So, if Singapore "is" included in the WMM Wonder 7 in 2021: Tokyo, Boston, London, Singapore, Berlin, Chicago, New York. Interestingly, another strong Wonder 7 candidate..Chendu Marathon (China) Chicago Marathon 2020 is on October 11, 2020 if Chendu (China) "is" included in the WMM Wonder 7 in 2021: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, Chendu (China), New York. What if Singapore and Chendu (China) "are" included in the WMM Wonder 8 in 2021/2022: Tokyo, Boston, London, Singapore, Berlin, Chicago, Chendu (China), New York.
  6. Science and Technology - First Marathon in 3 hours and 21 minutes.... (extract from - https://www.popsci.com/tips-first-marathon-science-tech/)
  7. Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon could move from year-end to June date from 2021 (info - https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/athletics-standard-chartered-singapore-marathon-could-move-from-year-end-to-june-date-from)
  8. Ashley Liew - Real Sportsmanship vs Soh Rui Yong (info - https://www.todayonline.com/sports/liew-shows-what-real-class) Soh's Legal Actions...
  9. Nike Vaporfly running shoe set to be BANNED... (info - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-7887859/Nike-Vaporfly-running-shoe-used-Brigid-Kosgei-smash-Paula-Radcliffe-record-set-BANNED.html) Please don't use this for your PB hoh?
  10. The High Court ordered SA to pay another $1,000 in legal costs...
  11. 2020 OCBC Cycle : Do Our Part for The Environment Imagine if we follow the Go Green initiative, for every 1 tree planting for 70 registered, SCSM with 51,000 registered participants in 2019, we would have 700+ trees planted in 2020.
  12. Thanks for your updates.. you mentioned in your forum thread "Cycling"...option to waive the finisher tee and medal for zero waste...has this or can this be done in scsm?
  13. 1. You really think the government can and will control the number of events happening on 5 Dec evening? They can and will control the number of couples going to hold weddings in town, the performers coming here to put on concerts, the groups that are going to hold events like AFA.....? Events for the future, are very unpredictable...die die also must get married - Act of God - in the Philippines...happened. So dec 5, will there be a tsunami event then? die die also must get married - Act of God? 2. Otherwise what other alternatives are there? Run from town to Changi and back? Sundown Marathon past editions, yes. 3. Then probably some spectators will complain that the race venue is too far, very inconvenient to access there. SCSM past editions, coaches actually ferry spectators to ECP and cheer the runners, and return to Padang. 4. We can't make 100% people 100% satisfied. At least, try to make the event less disruptive and inconvenient for most.
  14. @Lady Ice, very impressed with Income Eco Run over the years... Zero Waste initiatives... any plans for 2020 SCSM you would like to share...
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