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  1. The most high profile cancellation yet, if true. There's no official news from the official site yet but a lot of new site has already reported that the Tokyo Marathon for the General public has been cancelled because of COVID-19. SOURCE: The Asahi Shimbun: Members of public barred from this year’s Tokyo Marathon NYT: Tokyo Marathon to Cancel Entries From General Public: Tokyo Shimbun Bloomberg: Tokyo Marathon Canceled for 38,000 Runners, Tokyo Shimbun Says
  2. There's no official news from the official site yet but a lot of new site has already reported that the Tokyo Marathon for the General public has been cancelled because of COVID-19. SOURCE: The Asahi Shimbun: Members of public barred from this year’s Tokyo Marathon NYT: Tokyo Marathon to Cancel Entries From General Public: Tokyo Shimbun Bloomberg: Tokyo Marathon Canceled for 38,000 Runners, Tokyo Shimbun Says
  3. Because a great majority of our working population work in air-conditioned office and factories. Our students studied in air-conditioned lecture halls and classrooms. We shop at air-conditioned malls and eat at air-conditioned restaurants and food courts. We travelled in air-conditioned buses and trains. Even our places of worship are air-conditioned. So of course, the COVID-19 virus will linger longer in the nice air-conditioned places that we have conveniently provided.
  4. Another race has been postponed. I think it's a good idea to summarise all the cancelled/postponed race on the 1st post as an easy reference. As it can be quite difficult to keep track of all of them in the thread amidst all the white noise. I have also changed the title of this thread to reflect the official name of virus - COVID-19. I initially started this thread mainly to discuss the impact the COVID-19 will have on organised races but I also recognise that thread can easily evolved to be a 'catch all' to discuss on all things COVID-19 for some of our more enthusiastic contributors. Hopefully, the summary on the 1st post will make it easier to see the impact of this current COVID-19 outbreak.
  5. As of now, just the small photo on the 1st post in the poster. *cough* *cough* ELM medal? No way lah. At least not for a race that cost $15. Pls note that I am not saying that CSCs (aka neighbourhood runs) organised races does not give ELM medal. The now retired Jurong Lake Run is organised by Taman Jurong CSC was an ELM medal race. Of cos, the race fee was closer to a commercially organised race than a neighbourhood race but that's another matter altogether.
  6. The race has now been cancelled. Understandable given the situation but really sad about it cos I was looking forward to continue with the zodiac medal. Those who signed up for the 8.6km can collect the race medal. But I haven't decide if I want to collect a race medal for a race I did not run. Maybe I go run on my own 8.6km, treat it as a virtual race. Then I wouldn't feel so bad about collecting the medal.
  7. Lunar Run 2020 has now been cancelled. Just a day after saying they were going ahead. But not really surprised given the latest developments.
  8. Another race - Relay For Life 2020 has been cancelled.
  9. Facebook: Link Here Website: Link HERE (not updated)
  10. Really? That assertion is absurd when #1 there is no evidence of wide spread local transmission at the moment #2 if you are sick, you shouldn't even be at the race to begin with. In fact, I think of all large gathering of organised events, races may be the safest to go to. So if you ask me, I think this is just a typical CYA move from the organiser, not that I really blame them. But I expect this from a govt-link organisation like PA rather than a private charity organisation
  11. Run for Hope 2020 originally scheduled to take place on 23 Feb has been postponed to 16 Aug 2020.
  12. Not strictly a road race but the race organiser for Tembusu Vertical Marathon 2020 is taking some precaution.
  13. This is a really good article that is probably not very popular given the current paranoia over the outbreak. Here are some excepts . Full Article: We Should Deescalate the War on the Coronavirus
  14. The thing is there is absolutely no guarantee that such generous discounts will pop up later. So if its one of my streak races (like this one) I would probably just go ahead and sign up. If its for a race that I feel is not especially cheap, not one of my streak races and a generous discount pop up, then of cos I will consider signing up then.
  15. I think there may be some prominent landmark in the photo (maybe that small sign in the background) that can prove the location of where the photo was taken. But this whole dog and pony show and all its subsequent legal to-and-fro makes me wonder one thing. You mean to tell me that there is no timing mat along the course of the SEA Games marathon? Surely, the spilt time would be sufficient to prove if Ashley has indeed 'dramatically slow down to wait for' the other runners. Or is it not enough? And indeed that SEA game marathon has no timing mat along the course, then its a shocking revelation.
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