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  1. akane81

    Income Eco Run 2019 - 28 Apr (Sun)

    Nice work lonewolf! Well, its really living up to its name of running towards zero waste. 😁
  2. akane81

    Income Eco Run 2019 - 28 Apr (Sun)

    Agree with that, I dont mind just having the bib to run and nothing else, too many race tee at home and I find it a hassle to travel to town for REPC. Hopefully they can consider just posting the bib to us, cutting cost further and its more environmentally friendly. Honestly, I have a problem dealing with the freebies in the race pack collected over all these years, feel like its a waste if i just throw them away.
  3. akane81

    CSC Run by the Bay 2019 - 12 Oct (Sat)

    Bridging shuttle service to and from stadium mrt was quite good last year, queue was long at the end of the race but moving fast.
  4. akane81

    CSC Run by the Bay 2019 - 12 Oct (Sat)

    From the poster lonewolf posted up there, its a sunset race. Guess the timing will be like last year, but agree that it was horribly warm last year when the race started around 5-6pm. It was only slightly cooler after total sunset. Race atmosphere was not too bad last year although the venue was GBTB east.
  5. akane81

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    Seems like more last minute sellers than buyers this year..
  6. akane81

    Compressport Forest Force 50 2019 - 05 May (Sun)

    Until now no news, a bit disappointed as I had taken part in the past two editions. Doesnt make sense to have it on any other dates than 4th May, so i guess it's not happening this year.
  7. akane81

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Date and new route is out, start and end point will be at Osaka Castle area. The race date is pushed back by another week, 1st of December for the 2019 edition. Check out the new route in this link:
  8. akane81

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Yep, I definitely hope they will change the course and end at city centre, hopefully race pack collection too. It was a pain heading back to my hotel in Namba as I got injured. Didnt do well this time round but I'm glad I completed. The Japanese are very strict in race execution, a lot of runners were blocked from heading to their start pens as they did not make it before 8.45am. I'm not sure if they started right at the back or what, but there were really a whole lot of them as I was standing right at the junction where they tried to run to their blocks from Osaka castle side. Hoards of runners were just strolling along at first, and 5 min before 8.45am, I could see many of them really running and rushing.
  9. akane81

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Official photos by allsports are ready for viewing https://allsports.jp/event/00595873.html
  10. akane81

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    That is bad news for me, due to work commitments, I only took part these two years when they pushed it to end November. Weather was cooling and good for running as its very late autumn and early winter (about 10+ degrees). Nevertheless, a new course ending at city area is a good change as the last 5 km or so was pretty much ulu land and Intex Osaka is rather out of the way. I also vaguely remember that the race date for the following year was out on race day last year but this year there was only this huge banner mentioning the change in route. So I guess a change in date might really take place.
  11. akane81

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    If its any consolation, tomorrow is a sunny and warm day (though I prefer chilly weather). All the best to everyone for tomorrow's race!
  12. akane81

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    That's really strange, I've declared a slower timing than you like 5 hour but I'm in Pen L. Did you indicate any past races pb timing?
  13. akane81

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Yeah it should be, dont be surprised at the number of toilets they provide for such major race, but still go early as there will still be a queue and if you missed the timing, you can only start from the last pen. They also have rows of toilets with just urinals for the guys and no doors, i was quite amused when i saw it last year but was too shy to take any pics.
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    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Just received the email too, participants can check your mailbox! We uploaded information on runners’ registration, a participation guide, exchange tickets for the number cards and a health checklist on MyPage of the Osaka Marathon website.
  15. akane81

    CSC Run by the Bay 2018 - 20 Oct (Sat)

    Another plus point for this cheap and good race, FinisherPix is out. This is usually only available with the major races, cant rem if we had it last year.