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  1. CSC Run by the Bay 2017 - 01 Oct (Sun)

    Yes, there's nothing wrong. Paying for transport is of course own choices though many couldn't take public transport due to lack of it at early hours. Yes there are many pacer runs starting before 630am. My point being, running the events for free is hardly a motivation to be pacers. Paying for transport out of own pocket is one of the proofs, nothing to do with "giving back to the running community".
  2. CSC Run by the Bay 2017 - 01 Oct (Sun)

    Yes, the amount spent on cab/grab/uber over several early-hour flag-off runs cost more than the registration fees. A single runner coming from Yishun/Woodlands to attend a pacer trial could already spent $20+ without even knowing if he/she will be selected. Maybe that's how you reply to your boss, not everyone does.
  3. I've yet to know any of the 2016 runners who enjoyed the "Marina Mountain" at the barrage. I will gladly take more of ECP than this.
  4. 2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    The BBQ was setup by the organizers. Can't comment on the food but should be decent lah Many pacers for 10/21km were there too, as a post race gathering and also cheering the 100km ultra runners.
  5. CSC Run by the Bay 2017 - 01 Oct (Sun)

    Yes, for most (if not all) races, pacers run for free. Most too will get medals and finisher tees. Though I can assure you, I've yet to meet any pacer who pace for the freebies and I have met a whole lot. The training sessions they have to commit to, the early/late hours (transport at own cost) would add up to more than the registration fees. Many pacers do it as a form of contributing back to the running community, making friends, helping others as well as learning from others. My 2 cents
  6. 2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    Yes, there really was BBQ set up at pit 43. This checkpoint was passed 4 times, hence a good location for runners and supporters to replenish and hang around.
  7. CSC Run by the Bay 2017 - 01 Oct (Sun)

    Yes AR, the 21k pacers were faster in the earlier segments. They tapered eventually to target pace.
  8. CSC Run by the Bay 2017 - 01 Oct (Sun)

    Btw AR, read your race review. Any comment on the pacers?
  9. CSC Run by the Bay 2017 - 01 Oct (Sun)

    Congrats Pris, next time hunt down the 1:50 pacers! Yay!
  10. You are right. And a good capture of the distance marker. Well if they indeed took that down, they should have moved the 4km and 8km ones too. But nothing was done. Short of man power? Hmmm...
  11. Yea, very similar to Run Free 2017. If the barrage ramp (aka Marina Mountain) was included, as originally planned, the distance will be very close to 10km. I can only guess some last min decision to alter the route.
  12. As a runner from the local community, I felt oblige to share some info and my own view. The start and end points were different from those described in the race guide and also to the pacers. Both points were originally further away from SAFRA, but on the actual day, they were significantly closer, by a sum of several hundred metres. Some pacers ran the original route and clock exactly 10km. The 4km and 8km markers were spot on too. During the race, these pacers were surprised by the different locations of the start/finish points as well as the sooner than expected left turn to Punggol Promenade. I would say the shortfall was due to a change or deviation from the original route rather than a wrong turn due to lack of marshals. Else the distance would have been closer to 10.5km. Just saying...
  13. Found my result since 730am, tally well with my watch. Waiting for the photos next.
  14. That's what many people said after a torturous run. Most will do it again
  15. Still got slots for 10k, Kids, etc becos of Haze??!!There are various theories about drop in participation, haze likely one of them. Even Ekiden was filled up only few days back, which was unseen of in past few years.