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  1. Apology for suddenly departure form last post, and having to come here to share... Soh Rui Yong: What he wants to be and what he aspires to accomplish in 2020. You can take note of what is his aspired Marathon time.. Extracted from Soh Rui Yong FB: (copyright) - for the objective for inspiration to the running community here. Thank you Sasikumar Ramu and CNA938 for getting me on your show for a chat. He asked about my interest in coaching in the future, and this was my answer. The best thing about coaching is the satisfaction you get from helping others fulfill their hopes and dreams. There's simply nothing that beats it, not even your own achievements. Enjoy . Sorry to interrupt you holly jolly mood. End.
  2. Looks like uncle got to return for more dramatic events after 2019 SEA Games for SA: (Info: https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/track-team-rocked-by-coach-ohs-departure) Coach Margaret Oh resigned. "Ashley Liew demands S$120,000 in damages from teammate Soh over ‘false’ claims about sportsmanship act still outstanding." This is with reference on contradiction on SNOC's statement that a "thorough investigation" been done first. But, it was not the case on Ashley Liew case.
  3. From SA FB: Overall we managed to achieve 3 medals, of which 3 are a bronze medal. Results-wise, we achieved 1 PB and 4 SB. Out of the total 28 events the team contested, 12 are debutants athletes. Thank you for all the support! The team will be returning back in Singapore arriving Changi Airport on Scoot flight TR387 2350H, 11th December, Wednesday at Terminal 1. See you all there! End of SEA Games 2019. Thank you for reading.
  4. Now that you are excited about what is ahead of 2020, uncle shall end last post in this forum with this local run video production which have inspired uncle to Run Around Singapore. A trans-Singapore FM route for your consideration. Wishing all, your families, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. End.
  5. my dear @Lady Ice, let uncle explains simply... Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of currently 7 of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world. Wanda Group or Dalian Wanda (Chinese: 大连万达), is a Chinese multinational conglomerate based in Beijing. China's Wanda buys Ironman Triathlon owner for $650 million. Wanda’s business enterprise is to widely market global extreme, endurance sport in the world. Wanda 大连万达 markets and promotes those cities that are in this exclusive club, Abbott World Marathon Majors. Ironman Triathlon is the Event host for SCSM and subsequently an entry candidate in consideration to join Abbott World Marathon Majors. Our Authority seizes the golden opportunity what is about Abbott World Marathon Majors via Ironman (aka Wanda subsidiary) hosting SCSM. IAAF provides the sanctioned Road Race Labels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) Rules and Regulations to any country which want to host must meet the strict selection trial required as entry to the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Invitation to World ranking runners must be regional, not continental only is what the objective of the Platinum Label (new category for those IAAF Road Race Gold Label) starting in 2020. Singapore, being having the financial resources, has the advantage. The disadvantage is the size of participants. In order to increase the size and qualifying runners, she needs to invite regional runners to participate. Expect STB no more Promotion loh (like what @lonewolf said) is to aggressively Promoting the Hub of Marathons of SEA to the World. Mok and Soh had been SEA Marathon Champions. So the Platinum Label which also requires a Race Championship for SEA Best Runners category, fits the IAAF's objective of a regional representation, not continental-based. Soh (or even Mok) can be the Ambassador as well as the Defending Champion of SEA Marathon Contingent. sgRunners, Advisory Running Partner to SCSM-Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda initiative. We hope that the Authority can take more concerted marketing efforts to inform and promote to the Nation why SCSM entering Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda is a landmark for Singapore Marathon: * We have the Regional Defending Champions. * We have the Resources. * We have the Venue. * We have the IAAF route (Gold to Platinum Label). * We have the Ironman (Vanda subsidiary) as Host. * We need to have more Participants and Qualified Runners. (Why not race in the Evening?) The only missing stakeholder is the Outcry of the Citizens of the Nation that are not aligned with the Authority and the Running Community on why we want to have Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda on Saturday Evening (First Sat/Sun of Every December). We must continue to build the "bridge" for better communication, in collaboration with the Authority, looking forward to 2020. Meanwhile, everyone must prepare to chong 4:00:00 - FM (not HM). Some here already are almost there. We are proud of you.
  6. Saga 1: The SA's internal carding system - which allocates athletes up to $1,200 per month based on various criteria - had expired month without the necessary follow-up. (info: https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/officials-say-track-body-must-sort-out-disputes) Saga 2: Against paying Singapore Athletics share of award money (info: https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/football/soh-against-paying-sa-share-of-award) Summary: Soh (did not take part), Michelle Sng (did not win a Gold Medal), and Shanti Veronica Pereira ( Collected 2 Bronzes), the 2 Sagas will not affect Shanti Veronica Pereira because she can stay on with the $1,200 monthly allowance, happily with her Coach, and she gets her 2-Bronze Award for her Performance (and surely gladly give 20% to SA). SA will be delighted with the 2-year Excellence Peak Performance Program till 2021. The greatest loser in the Sagas is Soh because he will not have both - $1,200 monthly allowance, and already based on his PB, he could have collect a Gold Medal from 2019 SEA Games with an Award of $10,000. Even if he will be unwilling to share with the 20% to SA. SA only loss "$2,000" but save $1,200 monthly allowance for Soh for the next 2 years (savings of $28,800). SA -+$28,600 vs Soh -$10,000 - $28,800 (2020-2021) As for Michelle, she already said she wants to retire in 2017, but the surprise Gold Medal on that year makes her a defending Champion. Pain, Injury and Tears - for every jump. Plus she has reached beyond 30, and to be family-focused should be her entitlement in life. High Jump has given her a sporting life and to announce her honourable retirement from the call of Nation. It will be expected. SA - which has been controversial from the core. Change the whole SA? How many times have SA changed? Life as Usual. No change is better then to Change. Whatever. Marathon has been a Gold Medal for SEA Games. We will surely make a comeback. Without SA, marathoning is the only key spark in Athletics that even without $1,200 monthly allowance, Mok and Soh can be regional champions. So you know what Mok's Saga with SA, "Uncle, you say lah, the $1,200 monthly allowance, don't have money how to go overseas for marathon qualification mark closer to SEA Games, use personal paylah!" Now, everyone knows what is SAga is about right? "Money Not Enough, how to run overseas Marathon races." "What I win, is all Mine not yours, SA." "SA : gain $28,600 vs Soh minus $10,000 minus $28,800 (2020-2021)" "Ashley Liew demands S$120,000 in damages from teammate Soh over ‘false’ claims about sportsmanship act still outstanding." Uncle wishes SohRunFaster Gets Lots of Money for the year of the Metal Rat (2020). and many Running!
  7. Uncle salutes to Michelle Sng for her best effort for the Nation with this interview of her painful and also exiting moments when she took up High Jump for Woman because of her passion of "why not?" (info: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/michelle-sng/) A prodigy (she says she is not), a performance High Jumper (she says is unexpected), "no pain no gain" and with tears - she had to go through as her journey - making a come-back, an unwilling Champion (humbly just do my best), and she did it for the Nation because there was no representative for the sports she loved and she has passion about it because she participated as a school-girl - just for the sure fun of it. Thank you, Michelle. You are always the most inspired High Jumper (Gold) and aptly the high jump mama...a respect and inspiration for all here. We wish you the best in everything your heart desire. What's next - SA: a SA-ga-ble NSA.
  8. Why is the Authority (whoever the Stakeholders) are so hype about "Platinum" label aka WMM. Cities/Countries which are ready for "Gold" label upgrading to "Platimum" aka WMM (Selection) Closer to us, Asia: Tokyo Marathon 2020, Major WMM, Host of Olympics 2020 a selected trial for WMM World Championship. Runners can qualify for the 2020 race by nailing the following times, broken down by age group: 18 to 34 years old (3:00 for men, 3:30 for women) 35 to 39 (3:05 for men, 3:35 for women) 1) Marathon: 7 hours; Wheelchair Marathon: 2 hours and 10 minutes.2) 10km Race: 1 hour and 40 minutes; Wheelchair 10km race: 35 minutes.* The time limits are based on the gun time.* The cut-off time will be enforced at each checkpoint due to reasons of traffic control, security, and event operation.* Runners who fail to pass through the checkpoint before the cut-off time will be disqualified from the race. Furthermore, runners who lag excessively behind the cut-off time pace may be stopped to leave the course at anytime. Maximum Paricipation: 37,000 (Marathon - both HM and FM) So wonder why, "Evening Run will actually attract More" Participation and Qualifiers. When we are "selected as trial", hopefully from 2020, 2021 cut-off time naturally will 7 hours or less "to finalise the trial" to entry WMM Collaborative effort of the Authority with the Nation must be part of this effort as shown by the Government of Spain. That will be missing communication in 2019 SCSM. "Simi sai is WMM?" "How would a sai tang run WMM benefit the Public?" "Why the ultra-national level of Road Closure is beyond the F1 Night Race and NDP?" "Who is that Authority that Grant the Permission?" Leave the matter to the Authority to settle to the Public. As a run community which provides the forum is to info, listen, seek levels to fill the gaps of what is and what is not (fake news); Advise to running partners (newbies or those who have passion to run to live ACTIVE and to compete safely that includes injury management issues - "no pain no gain" is never advocated); Advice on "Race Routes" by race organisers (quality vs non-compliance; sanctioned competitive vs recreational/grassroots), example, Sundown Marathon, offered "previous" routes, hydration and nutrition issues, who's who in the race organiser profile; Pricing; Greater Earth Sustainability, Education (Injury Management, Nutrition and Hydration, Running Gears, Training and Race Strategy). Invite previous forummers (founders) who once "created" SgRunner forum from 2005/7 to 2010 to be such active running communities. Notice from "Guest List", they are viewing events as well as chats of the past, which uncle fondly remembered, "Woodcutter Trial Run" was one of the past events which uncle took almost 1/3 of Forum Thread (as usual - silly chat) to explore and hilarious encounters of wild animals and "ghostly" encounters. PM and invite them to share, and just say Hi (1 post). Some of these previous forummers posted like more than 10,000 to 15,000, meaning they had contributed for at least a decade worth of knowledge and experience. Please, join us also. Thank you. Uncle ends with this motivational reason why the Authority wants us to believe in WMM is the better way to upgrade the status of running for passion with this challenge : (marketing hype - of course lah) For those who are able, Go for IT! Yes, bring your national flag along. You deserved it!
  9. Central to the topic of interest: Road Closure and Who is the Authority (Decision)? What is expected in Road Closure for Event? What is important in IAAF Road Race Label Rules for Road Closure. SCSM is driving towards the "Platinum" label as entry for WMM in 2021. fyi, when you sign up for run race, previous experiences of "route" from sgRunners' feedback is important. Running on walking path is never "encouraged", unless this is a recreational run especially at PCN Connectors. Expect that Routes sharing with Bikes and PMDs will have a set of rules from 2020. Yes, Bikers and PMDs can also complain about Runners about their entitlements.
  10. Michelle Sng, 5th Position at 1.75m Jump: Start at 1.65 Cleared. Raise +0.5 at 1.70 Cleared. Raise +0.5 at 1.75 Cleared. Raise +0.3 at 1.78 (Failed with 3 attempts) Women 100 Meter Hurdles (0.838m) Nur Izlyn, Zaini 21 13.92 -0.1 1998 3/8pos, final, bronze Congratulation to Nur Izlyn, Zaini for Bronze Women 100 Meter Hurdles (0.838) As far as uncle knows, there will be no credible Medal athletes for 10 Dec. SA - 3 Medals (Bronze).
  11. Uncle would like to give credit to 2 of our nation's marathoners who did their best in 2019 SEA Games : Alvin Loh Yuting and Gordon Lim Alvin Loh Yuting (info - https://secondwindnation.com/alvin-loh-yu-ting-sea-games-marathon/) Gordon Lim (Info - https://secondwindnation.com/gordon-lim-surprise-sea-games-marathon/) May we be inspired by your determination to do your best. Thank you for representing the Nation.
  12. This is a flashback of 2017: We awaits the verdict for SA after Michelle Sng's Defending her High Jump Gold Medal (Woman) from SEA Games 2017...2 Medals and counting..
  13. This is what will be expected for the new WMM Age Group Qualifier: Fyi to all. Uncles and Aunties run like in their 25ers. This one will be what is in the WMM World Championship. Info: https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/agwr/how-it-works/ "Even my Grandmother can run faster than you is true." Enjoy.
  14. How does SA selects Regional Best for a Regional Meet? Criteria: Minimum Medal Potential, and Qualifying Mark attained in a sanctioned SA-AAF-IAAF Meet such as Asia Athletics Championship Meet held in April 2019 A prodigy or competitive athlete, coached or otherwise, performance excellence must be "consistent performance" and worthy to represent as Regional Medalist Candidate and Win Medal at Podium (Fair Play and Sportsmanship). Shanti Veronica Pereira, a prodigy and competitive athlele, coached by Margaret Oh (Specialist Coach in Sprints 100m and 200m) are both congratulated for making Singapore proud for 2019 SEA Games Bronze for both 100m and 200m for Woman. If from performance-based and consistency criteria, we shall encourage Michelle Sng, having an exceptional effort of 1.70m in her Finals against the best of Asia at position 10. Can she repeat her first attempt and clearance of 1.83m at 2017 SEA GAMES performance? We are behind you, Michelle, for she has gone through pain, injury, as well.... We wish you all the best for the Nation! 9 Dec, 7:10pm High jump women final
  15. SA: 2019 SEA Games Marathon Selection - Replacement of SohRunFaster "The SEA Game is just another marathon" criteria Who are they in 2019 SEA Games Marathon? 2 months ago based on today's Uncle sharing - Info is extracted from: https://secondwindnation.com/gordon-lim-surprise-sea-games-marathon/ Both Mok and SohRunFaster had consistent performance in 5Km/10Km/21Km/42Km competitions in SA-IAAF/AAF Races including University Youth Meets. There development and progressive programs which enabled the 2 outstanding athletes to be podium and worthy candidates for the Nation's Best and Regional Best shows why. "The SEA Game is just another marathon" selection by SA, had actually derailed from what are the objectives of what the National Sports Body has entrusted to SA, "Where are your Medals to show?". What is your KPI? If likedat, we got hope for anyone here. Wanted: anyone who had been to Berlin Marathon, Boston Marathon, London Marathon, we need to have a replacement National Candidate for SEA Games 2021. Criteria, you must be a worthy Podium candidate. Agreed with @trailblazer (Coach) Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) to develop people with potential to succeed in sports. Ideally, we should start to develop children when they are at young age. However, in Singapore, sporting is ..... For the sake of the Nation, please don't STAD - Short-Term Athlete Development. It has never been the Nation's intention to be bestowed a "Fair Play and Sportsmanship" saga reason and win a dishonourable sensational "S’pore SEA Games men’s marathon gold medal streak broken." Sports build character. Yes, attitude to win and be the best is personal. What is morally wrong, including even if I am given the finisher or podium medal, it is no longer important anymore. What's more it is just sports, and to have used the excuse of "proof me wrong, that I cheated, lied, and based on "factual accounts", even if at disadvantage of 0.5km, or even to disadvantage of a lead of 1km or 2km, a marathoner runner - the sheer perseverance to compete and win the race, no one can describe that feeling..only the best endured wins period. Otherwise, show us evidence of consistency performance, on the field, as well as to show us, "Performing Marathoner" face saving grace? What is your Qualifier-to-Proof. Isn't that the same critieria of 2019 Games Marathon Race? Only the Best represents the Regional Best? SA KPI - 2 Bronze and 0 Goal. The pressure of Gold is now on Michelle Sng for High Jump (Woman). Michelle Sng saga with SA? That one, wait until the event, then we see what's the reaction later on lah... Enjoy 2019 SEA Games (Athletics) with uncle here, exclusively.
  16. Congrats to Veronica Shanti Pereira of Singapore, who clocked 11.66 for 100m for Woman Bronze Medal for SEA Games 2019.
  17. Thank you trailblazer for your contribution. Trailblazer, Good to hear from you for your busy schedule. From our coaching perspective, training of a prodigy with exceptional qualities or abilities - if "raw" which can be moldered to be a gem. The likelihood of attaining podium standard is easier because their performance is always consistent. If we look at Ashley Liew as a competitive marathoner who in May 2019, "demands S$120,000 in damages from teammate Soh over ‘false’ claims about sportsmanship act". https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/marathoner-liew-demands-s120000-damages-teammate-soh-over-false-claims-about-sportsmanship "Ashley is the first Singaporean to be awarded the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy in the "Act of Fair Play" category. In 2015 SEA Games, during the marathon competition, the lead pack of runners missed a U-turn in the dark about 5.5km into the race and Liew found himself in the lead. But instead of taking advantage, he decided to slow down and wait for the other runners to catch up. With his act of sportsmanship, Ashley reduced his own chances of obtaining a medal position, which was within grasp. If at 5.5km (a mere 500m advantage due to a U-turn error), a winner can only be determined after 42km, and so 42-5.5km (at least 36km) the lead by Soh if could be "narrowed" with consistent performance by Ashley Liew is only through Fair Play and Sportsmanship (only via exceptional qualities or abilities - the will to win based on self which Soh may have remarked) Uncle does not want to get embroiled with SA, SNOC or Soh and Liew as the Defamation is still pending. What if Liew is to run last Friday for SEA Games 2019, and what will be his consistent performance? No one will really knows, because SohRunFaster will surely say, "Show me if you can conduct a Fair Play and Sportsmanship - Run the Race and let the results proof." If Liew should repeat his SEA Games 2015 add the advantage of even 1 min (for the gap of 500m advantage), the result will be the same as Gordon Lim, bottom 3 of the SEA Games 2019. So, why would Liew wants to proof that defamation is about him as a competitive marathoner as at stake? Simply, SohRunFaster can run even faster in 2019, and win a Gold Medal for Singapore, lol. Above is based on uncle's observation as what would be a prodigy vs a competitive challenger in terms of consistent performance. The saga could turn out to be a issue of ego and pride, honesty and integrity, of course, nobody will want to tell SA and SNOC that "are you sure?" challenge from SohRunFaster. As long as SohRunFaster, the outcome of "Fair Play and Sportsmanship" is a re-race period. Perhaps with a disadvantage say 20 mins?
  18. For some who had been actively in running, because it is passion to run. Uncle share with all (and others who are guests of the forum), why it is still good to stay active.. Found an interesting article this morning on why we have pains and we, as from different age-group runners, how we have "coped" with aging natural inflamation and muscle mass loss "better" if we are actively running. Let us here be constructive contributors to those who want to learn to be ACTIVE again. We merely facilitate that transfer knowledge of why we run and understanding to all to "build" the bridge of communication. "Why we run" is not so much about WMM (which some of us agreed is the Event Host and perhaps the Authority has over hyped), but encouraging more ACTIVE reasons to join us (not because evening run is better for more participation), but because we care for an aging population, so everyone can stay ACTIVE SG as a Nation. SCSM:WMM is just a hall mark to say, we can achieve World's Major status, because all of us excel beyond the expectation of not only to stay ACTIVE, but competitively to extend our SCSM:WMM venue for more ACTIVE World, to show to us, after all there are World ACTIVE age-group runners who also can perform as though they are aged 25s. If Communication is properly channeled, why this was not propagated in the first place: First is to point all the fingers, why didn't we? Ironman races (mutli-event) has always format in Age Group categories. Qualifier to proof as Age Group can be considered for the purpose of entry as well as Pen Start. Pick an age group of your choice, take an ACTIVE challenge for the PB, and you can proudly say, I can PB like aged 25? That will be an ACTIVE statement, a goal-setting preposition. You want to START and the rest is the challenge in ACTIVE running (progressive PB) * Warning: Please consult your physician before engaging in any ACTIVE SG especially endurance race like Marathon. We don't encourage "uplorry" events during the Marathon. You know, closures of roads and human jams can make "uplorry" procedure very uncomfortable. We prefer you not to plan "It's The End" finale to be in SCSM:WMM. We call that INACTIVE Irresponsibility.
  19. Thank you, @starfinder, for you had been asking about alternative Marathon if Sundown Marathon is good also for anything Marathon. We at 2020 Sundown Marathon did say something negative, due to its proven inability to have had an unforgettable having force runners to "drink toilet water", perhaps 2020 Sundown Marathon could be a better choice for Community Run. The timing of start from 10pm, 11:30pm and 12:30pm were never complained by the public and on wee hours of Saturday Night and early Sunday Morning, normal Social Events in the past were never being impacted. Even, in the public outcry in recent days, "Can you runners Choose this timing of start, besides 6pm (peak hour), can you please pick 8pm (F1 Night starts also at this hour), 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am. Why can't SCSM must start at 6pm, but why not after 6pm? Now, isn't this build "bridge" of reconciliation. We listen to what is the real issue, but we work with what we can do (last option - we need to revert to Day meaning Sunday), but can we choose 8pm, this is still evening run? right? to minimise disruption. Sundown Marathon does not have any issues, yes, uncle would encourage for those who have no option for an overseas Marathon, then Sundown Marathon is here to stay. Yes, cheap entry at $65 for Marathon, if uncle knows and some more, definitely with the absence of most muslim runners who said, "Why held at Hari Raya Eve?"...well uncle would expect, Drinks and Hydration, Nutrition and otherwise, plus with the negative publicity of "boycott", every participant at upcoming Sundown Marathon, nobody will gate crash with you. You have an open space to run/walk and yes, if you want to play "rat and mouse" like take short-cuts....volunteers tend to zzZZZ...if need information how to play "rat", can contact uncle for tips...haha...uncle will also show how to sleep also and still able to complete the route..
  20. With respective credits (given and noted) to these videos for the purpose on archiving for the running community for information on how to improve for future SCSM races...we thank you for having your wonderful running experiences to be shared here...enjoy 2 versions...local running community: and foreign running community: Yo, hoho, we are heading to the festive season of merry christmas, may joy and peace to all mankind, 2019 has come to a positive ending for SCSM... Let there be a closure and be a lesson learned from one another, communication. There was once when the themes of previous SCSM were for raising funds for charity, cummunity-building and bonding of the North-East-South-West...thought this year will be Community-based running clubs intra competition...but instead this year is for WMM and why evening run will appeal to more participation...so that is reason for road closures...leading to others saying, "What, is that what you runners are running for - entitlement to your mission, and how about our personal entitlement of our own social events..." Uncle is not going to start a debate of whoever start to bicker, will end up, having lengthy discussion of the negative feelings of "who is right to each other entitlement" - every 1st sat or 1st sunday (evening or morning) of december...if can be less disruptive for all concerned, it will be a step towards harmony for all... Running community must justify WMM, because Qualifier to proof is great recognition of runners who deserving to be credited in Hours:Mins:Secs. WMM would also mean Qualifier to proof will later be cut from 7.5, to 7 to 6 to 5 and even 4, which in uncle's opinion if Singapore Marathon is to be a world-class Marathon Event deserving just like F1 Night Race, only for competitive reason, and already some have shown reservation that what happened if local participants not able to meet the minimum qualifier criteria, and for the first time, local cannot even participate in her own Marathon Event. The reality may be the truth. Progressive PB in 5km/10km/21km/42km Wheelchair are there. Choose your events that you can be better to qualify. If you are better to be in HM, then go for all HM, 10km or 5km. If you are youthful enough, then go and coach Kids Dash and be an inspiration for them. Cheer them and build a youthful running community. Upgrade most of the potential local events to IAAF Road Race Label. Already Great Eastern Women's Half Marathon is SA-IAAF Road Race sanctioned. Just up the Label to Gold. Perhaps, it is about time GE Women's Half Marathon can open to non-gender based participants (selective), since SCSM:WMM Qualifier to proof will be easier to verify who can and cannot be selected. Certain run events are meant for Community and Non-competitive, and SCSM once started from the reason for mess running. We call them "grassroot running events". As ambassadors of SCSM:WMM qualifiers, please lah, don't go to these "grassroot running events" and gate crash their events and win at all cost lah. Maybe, run with "one-legged" disadvantage lah, win community top 3 as though you must always be the champions...Give chance lah. not an entitlement for your personal PB. If you want to PB, run SCSM or any sanctioned race. If event is a non-sanctioned unlike SCSM or Great Eastern Women's Run, FB in consideration is always not accurate because the route is never right, and the event participants are never meant to qualify, so minus the element of competition. These event runners just want to have "community run" spirit. So don't push them to say, "Run lah, don't walk lah, keep left if slow lah....by the way, international traffic convention many be different in China (like US and Taiwan) slow is to keep right, so don't complain of your own entitlement. Your PB is affected not why the runners "block" your way, it is because, every runner has their "rights of way", slow or otherwise, the race is not for your SCSM:WMM, it is not a PB event for them, so please lah, don't bark at them, and say, "Don't you know how to run?" "Don't you know what is keep left?". Hope these runners show you middle finger , and we know that is directed to you personally...and you deserve to be one of a kind. Yes, reflect on ourselves, as runners, when we comment what is our interests, isn't we talking about our entitlements. When your point a finger at someone, four fingers curled and point back to you of what you shouldn't do. Let there be peace on Earth....are you doing something for sustainability for every race...if not yet, then channel into what runner yet to do....Care for Everybody on Running Course. Did we do this in scsm 2019...mmm..not really. Let us not be a Polluter for the running community as well as for the non-running community with our shower of criticism for an event that has disrupted and hurt them unintentionally. Let us remain an open channel of communication (as a community - event host, authority and ourselves) to bridge that one day, everything will be better and improved. Let's doze any fire that may spark another misunderstanding. Sometimes, it is best to Let It Go ("Frozen 1" theme). Well, we have Frozen 2 Some Things Never Change - It may be our passion to run, but we may have overdone to have disrupt others because of our passion to run. Be mindful and consideration for others, that include your family and friends, because when you take away your time to run passionately, they also may also need you to be with them for many reasons - love and bonding. Remember, every action you take, one finger points forward, four fingers curled and point to yourself what you didn't do. This the time and spirit of giving - thanksgiving and christmas and happy new year. SCSM annual event is held whether closer to December on 1st week of December, is always after Thanksgiving which is always the last Thursday of Every November. Some Things Never Change. So be sensitive and considerate to others for other communities, for they start their festive season always before SCSM. They too have the right to celebrate their annual celebrations with their love ones, just like Ours - Some Things Never Change. Let there be Peace and Happiness be with All (Our Families and Friends) here and that include our Partners who are from the non-running community who are also entitled to their social and bonding with their Families and Friends. Let It Go Some Things Never Change.
  21. Congrats to Pereira, Veronica Shanti, 200m Woman (Bronze) at 23.77s Seen Shanti in 2015, She had a gold. Consistent performer, and let's wish she can win a medal for 100 meters. Knew her coach, any raw "gem" when molded to be a champion or medal podium, will always be consistent in performance. Talent is also important for anything sports. That consistent in performance can also be seen in SohRunFaster...
  22. S’pore SEA Games men’s marathon gold medal streak broken. The marathoners came in 7th and 9th place. Singapore long-distance runners Gordon Lim and Loh Yu Ting came in seventh and ninth place on Dec. 6 morning at the Southeast Asian Games marathon event, marking the end of Singapore’s gold medal streak at the men’s marathon event. It was the first time since 2011 that Singapore failed to obtain a gold medal from the event, nor make it to the podium. Marathoner Mok Ying Ren first struck gold in 2013 at the SEA Games, while athlete Soh Rui Yong continued the gold medal streak in 2015 and 2017. Soh, 27, was not selected to be part of the SEA Games 2019 team in August, despite making up 50 per cent of Singapore’s gold medal haul at track and field events in 2017. Uncle was proud to be associate with the SA in 2015, as SEA Games Official, on behalf of Asian Athletics Association. Uncle officiated some of the memories of the best efforts of these athletes (due to home ground advantage), included 28th SEA Games Marathon. "At the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, Liew suddenly found himself leading the 12-strong field in the men’s marathon by about 50m after his rivals missed a U-turn and took the wrong path. He said then that he slowed down to almost a crawl in order to wait for them to catchup. https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/marathoner-ashley-liews-account-act-sportsmanship-2015-sea-games-untrue-claims-gold "Soh eventually claimed the gold medal in 2hr 34min 56sec, while Thailand’s Srisung Boonthung and Hoang Nguyen Thanh of Vietnam finished second and third respectively. Liew’s actions were widely publicised and earned him kudos from many Singaporeans, including a mention by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally two months later. He was recognised by the SNOC in 2016 with a special award for sportsmanship at the Singapore Sports Awards. In October that year, he was awarded the accolade in the category of “Act of Fair Play” by the International Committee for Fairplay, which recognises acts of fair play by athletes or sports teams. However, Soh alleged that Liew’s account of the race — and his act of sportsmanship — was “untrue” in a Facebook post on Sunday. He made the comment after an Oct 13 post by the International Fair Play Committee on their Facebook page, which called Liew a role model for fair play. He wrote: “I was third place in that race when we took the wrong turn. When we turned around perhaps 50m into the wrong turn, Ashley was already running in the other direction. We took quite a while to catch up to him (at least one to two minutes), he certainly did not stop or slow down to wait for us." Uncle officiated some of the best field events also, included High jump women sensation, Michelle Sng - 2015 SEA Games (Bronze), and later 2017 SEA Games ( historic Gold). Any athlete who wins Gold medal, and to stand on the Podium, emotionally, when the National Anthem is played and everyone stands with attention, it is a proud moment for the Country. Of course, saga of SA and Michelle Sng remained... With Soh out of the 2019 SEA Games, high jumper Michelle Sng is the only defending gold medallist among the athletics squad, who took home eight medals at the last Games (2017). SA, what will be your KIP (we want nothing but Gold Medal) at SEA Games 2019? RunSohFast is definitely a missed "Gold" medalist, based on Soh's PB if show up at SEA Games 2019. Uncle shall update all until of 10 Dec, 2019. Yes, uncle had been with SA for more than 5 years since 2011 - involve in IAAF Level 1 Youth Coach (Athletics) and IAAF Level 1 Technical Official. Aiya, who's who in SA, uncle knows all, saga...Uncle did once talked to Mok Ying Ren (aka Dr Mok, married), he laughed with me that he also got saga with SA (uncle cannot reveal why )...SA is saga-able...uncle also got saga with SA (cannot reveal why also)... RunSohFast....SohRunFaster...SA, you KPI hangs by Sea Games 2019...ahah...how many Medals (minus 1 Gold Medal already)...hopefully not zero!
  23. Yes, we shall be singing national anthem for start of every SCSM from now onwards. Already started for 2019. New Versions (2) This unique version will bring tears to the community, reflections of how we have come so far, aham, SCSM over the decades, we are joining the WMM, pleeze lah, we must stay harmony as One. Integrate with the SCSM runners lah! This one, is classical, powderful. Hope this will mend "the non-running community" and "the running community" patriots in spirit and harmony. Yes, we shall make SCSM to the top 3 World Best Marathon, not only in Asia, America, USA, Europe and the rest of the World. As a critieria for consideration to be top World Marathon site, we must all qualify as 4:00:00 average as well as not too much traffic congestion with proper planning. Environmental concerns like Sustainability (Carbon footprints) is also a criteria. Yes, notice there is "eatable cup made of corn" mentioned in the Runner's World World's Best Marathons. Maybe medals also can be "made chewable", not need to worry about rust. We are very proud of the achievements so far, so move on 2020 and 2021. We just have to "build" bridges (better communications) and sharing of what others' concerns (yes, respecting others for their issues are like one of us - we are families after all). As a last option, we could revert to Day run and of course, Sunday, and Padang which has always have the biggest venue for all events including NDP. We can start from Multiple Sites - Sentosa, Orchard, F1 Pit, West Coast Highway, ECP, Marina Barrage since we have runner's feedback, why do we have to come together, and jam the route. Everyone will retain their Qualifier to Proof for the rightful Pen Entry. Maybe some here may start from Pen A. Happy holiday season ahead, and may all running to be committed in 2020, stay progressive in your FB and share here. Cheers. End
  24. This is Runnersword World's Best Marathons: https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a29429048/worlds-best-marathons/ (Extracted) Yes, there is a Major from WMM in the list: guess who?
  25. Thank you @ZZIZZ for your sharing, and keep up with your progressive PBs in all your runs (preferably evening ones)
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