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  1. I think that's the best way to deal with this situation, no point giving out the prize money since cannot determine who really has the most votes (not from the same ip address). If they proceed to announce results based on false votes, then really all the more no integrity for this contest.
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    CSC Run by the Bay 2018 - 20 Oct (Sat)

    Oh yes! I noticed the lack of bins at the water stations too, the funny thing was there was a big signage saying 'binners are winners' but no bins for us to throw the cups, so how to win?
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    CSC Run by the Bay 2018 - 20 Oct (Sat)

    Agree that the heat was killing me and i was perspiring buckets right from the start, it was till the part where we hit the 4km-5km in ECP then it ease up a little and became cooler. Same as Avon, I soooo soooo sooooo much wanted to just get my bag and DNF after the first 8km loop as I really hated the heat. Seems like it was not really necessary to put the runners into different start pen as there were not that many HM runners and there was only one wave, everyone was off right after the horn. I agree that it was well organised and its a new route I've not tried before, especially in the evening hours. Honestly I didnt really like the route especially the loop back to start point and then the 12.8km participants caught up with us eventually. It became crowded and we were running at different pace and some parts were quite narrow, plus there were quite a few points where runners had to stop to let the cars through ( luckily I was only stopped once at GBTB east). There were lots of people at MBS and Fullerton area as it was Saturday evening, it was not pleasant to run through the crowd but there were many volunteer marshals and so many cones along the path to guide the runners, I'm amazed with the number of cones (like 1m apart?) Isotonic drinks at some of the water stations was also not cold enough to feel refreshing. Other than that, all was good. After the race, there was a very long queue for the shuttle bus but it was moving fast and we didnt have to wait long, the buses came pretty fast.
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    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    I went last year, details of REPC was only sent out first week of November. So sit back and wait for it.. maybe wait for another two weeks?
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    CSC Run by the Bay 2018 - 20 Oct (Sat)

    I also received email to update estimated finishing time so that they can put runners in the correct start pen.
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    Have you stop participating in the races?

    Havent done any local race this year, only did Star Wars Run as hubby wanted to join in the fun. I ditched SCMS after 2014 and went for overseas events the following year, did 3 in 2015 and 2 last year. Hope to do 1 overseas FM end of this year. I lost the motivation to join local races, I used to do at least 10 or even more years ago. It is a way to get me into training but now that I can do my own training of up to 20km, I just sign up for 21km and above races every now and then. Even so, I feel so lazy nowadays, I find it a hassle to specially go down to town to collect race pack, wake up early and travel to race start point etc.
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    The Goodbye SGRunners forum page thread

    Think we tried moving there when the forum had issues a few years back, but it didnt feel like home so we quickly moved back once this was up and running again. Cant believe it's been almost 7 years since i joined the forum, there's so many valuable information and knowledge that I've gained and friendships forged. I'm so sad that all this will be history soon, i'll feel lost when I need information about upcoming races. Still, many many thanks to the admin TheLonelyRunner for managing this all these years. Hope to see everyone around somewhere.. someday!
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    Force of Nature Ultra 2018

    According to the page the event is sold out.. 😨
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    Star Wars Run 2018 - 5 May (Sat)

    Luckily I signed up for 5.4km only, so only started 8 plus after the elaborate fanfare of fireworks. It was still warm and humid though, only no hot sun. Lots of family with young children and prams, but the crowd was much better than last year edition, there's sufficient space to run if really want to weave a little bit through the crowd. Only one hydration point at 3km marina barrage which was the U turn point, but i overheard young kids asking for water right after the run/walk started. Guess they could easily turn into MBS if GBTB if they really want to look for their own hydration.
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    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Stayed near castle last year as it was part of the race package, walked to start point on race day but personally I would not choose to stay there if i book the hotel on my own. Every single day I have to walk 30min or take one or two stations to Namba area and I remember walking to and fro that route at least 2-3 times a day so I rather book a hotel that's more centralised.
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    Income Eco Run 2018 - 29 Apr (Sun)

    Early bird registration extended for a week till 22nd
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    2XU Compression Run 2018 - 8 Apr (Sun)

    Did you try clicking and applying? I almost forgot about it, till few minutes before midnight of 6th Jan then went to the website. By the time I finished registering was 5 mins past midnight but I still managed to get the loyalty rate.
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    Great Eastern Women's Run - 12th Nov 2017

    Agree, well organised despite the wet weather. A far cry from the other race yesterday (although I did not attend), glad that GE run maintained the good standard. Only gripe i have is the quality of the medal, I'm not that particular but they used to have much better ELM quality medal when Hivelocity was organising the race. This year, the design is nice but quality just seems quite cheapskate, even packaging is just a thin plastic bag. Oh well, cant ask for too much in a race. Everything smooth smooth good liao.. lolx..
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    Marina Run 2018 - 10 Feb (Sat)

    This race seems so popular that they introduced 30km.. hmm.. If I'm not wrong they had Groupon discounts for quite a few editions but this year (2017) no more liao.