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  1. lonewolf

    Lunar (Pig) Run 2019 - 17 Feb (Sun)

    Date not advised yet. Location should be at Our Tampines Hub. Will update again once the date is advised. Stay tuned.
  2. lonewolf

    Safari Zoo Run 2019 - 24 Feb (Sun)

    I understand the appeal of a BYOB race. You save cost and appeal to environmentally minded people. And while throwing in a water bottle is a good counter move, I think it's moronic to give a water bottle not designed for running. Maybe for those doing a leisurely walk its OK but definitely not for those running.
  3. lonewolf

    Safari Zoo Run 2019 - 24 Feb (Sun)

    Buy 4D never so Zhun
  4. lonewolf

    Safari Zoo Run 2019 - 24 Feb (Sun)

    Last day for Early Bird Registration. Wanna bet that due to 'overwhelming response' early bird registration will be extended? Then again this is more 'HiVelocity' playbook than Pink Apple. Speaking of HiV, have the exit the mass run event management business altogether? Their website still active but I dun see any events listed there.
  5. Frankly, when it comes to races in Singapore (especially for 21K), there's no way you can get away from the classic locations around Maina ie. Barrage, F1, The Float, GBTB (East/West), The Promontory. Or ECP. So really wouldn't be too surprised if the usual suspect ends up being the venue for the races. For Race 2, probably Sentosa that's probably why there is no 21K. I did write to them for an indication of the venues but they said the venues are subject to approval and they are unable to furnish the info right now. I guess they do not want to reveal the venues before getting approval. Can't be help. To enjoy the early bird rate, you do need to make a leap of faith. At least TPS is no Runner's League and at least they have a good record so it may be worth that leap of faith.
  6. This quote by Ironman Managing Director for Asia Geoff Meyer hit the issue right on the head Sad but true. I mean just look at what happens when the MRTs stop running to bring runners to the race site. Still, I think Mr Meyer over-simplify the issue. The biggest single factor is govt buy-in. If they are convinced, then anything is possible. Just look at how F1 was pushed through despite the inconvenience and complaints and that is over a few days. Of course, the WMM is nowhere near as prestigious and glamorous as F1. And the economic bottom line is probably significantly lower too. Still, I dun think we should rest on our laurels. I think SCKLM (even if it's not even a IAAF Gold Label Race) may also tick many of the boxed that the WMM are looking for.
  7. OK. I get what you mean now. I just realised that so-called 'finisher tee' is generic. So it's not a 21K finisher tee which is kind of an oxymoron if you ask me. That reminds me that the medals are probably also generic with only the lanyard differentiating the distance. Generic medals are kind of a let-down but it's probably one way in which they can keep the cost of the ELM medals down. So if you are not keen to sign up for the virtual race and the 10K and just ran the 2x21K, then you will need to pay [($65.55x2)]x5% discount = $124.55 or $62.27 per race. I was quite interested initially but given the above, I think I will give it a skip. Anyway it's just an illustration now so the final product may be different.
  8. Anyone notice that for Race 2, there's no 21K but there's a finisher tee. Someone on FB tried to register for Race 2 and confirmed no option for 21K. Strange.
  9. Wow.. even early bird price (before discount) is more expensive than 2XU Compression Run. Also more expensive (by 55c) than SCSM Early Bird. Is it worth it? Let's crunch the numbers. If you signed up for all 3x21K + 2x Virutal Races by 31 Jan, you pay [(3x65.55)+(2x14.25)]x7% discount = $209.38 If you signed up for all 3x21K, you pay (3x65.55)x6% discount = $184.85 or $61.61 per race. I think that is barely acceptable especially since its confirmed ELM medal race. Can consider. And given the track record for this series, I think it's quite a safe commitment. Road Race #1 will clash with CompressSport Forest Force 50 and potentially b2b for the yet-to-be-announced Star Wars Run 2019. Very interesting. Not sure who was handling the race logistics this year but for 2019 it will be Esprimo. The Star Wars Run for the last 2 years was also organised by Esprimo. So looks like Esprimo will have to do a 'Pink Apple' by organising a b2b evening-morning races if Star Wars Run 2019 is still a go.
  10. lonewolf

    OSIM Sundown Marathon - 1 June 2019

    Between writing his book and patting himself on the back, I'm surprised Adrian still has a working hand While it's true that the earlier editions of SDM medals were gorgeous and of real quality, from 2015 onward, they were just horrendous. I doubt many people really want them as a collector item. An update on next year's finisher medal. Infinitus has not made a decision on the finisher medal yet. Since it's unlikely that a decision will be made before the Super Early Bird ends, I guess I won't be joining this race.
  11. lonewolf

    Marina Run 2019 - 23 Feb (Sat)

    Where got new? This yr (2018) already got 30km. AR dreaming again as usual! Actually, the isotonic isn't the only reason why I won't join this race. For a race site that is so ulu, min must have a bridging free shuttle bus from Stadium MRT. The shirt design is awful. The bag deposit usually a nightmare. And except for one year (ELM medal!) the finisher medal quality is usually poor. So even if they managed to get 100+ to sponsor the isotonic, I probably still won't join. Going for SZR the next day instead.
  12. lonewolf

    OSIM Sundown Marathon - 1 June 2019

    When I completed my first SDM FM in 2014 (overall 2nd FM), I told myself that I was not going to run another SDM FM. And I never did. I did run the HM in 2015 but had not run any SDM since then because of the awful medal they were giving.
  13. lonewolf

    Marina Run 2019 - 23 Feb (Sat)

    Website: https://www.marinarun.com.sg/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epicesr.sg/ Registration: https://www.digitalracesolutions.com.sg/cgi-bin/registration/marinarun2019/prereg.cgi Daye: 23 February 2019 (Saturday) Flag off: 5:00pm (5km Fun Run) / 6:00pm (21km Half Marathon & 30km) / 6:30pm (10km) Venue : Gardens by the Bay East (Next to Passion Wave @ Marina) Regsistration Fee 5km Fun Run early bird: $38 Normal : $48 10km Early bird : $48 Normal : $58 21km Early bird : $58 Normal : $68 30km Early bird :$68 Early bird : $78 Race Pack Collection Venue: TBA Date: 16 & 17 Feb 2019 Time: 11am to 7pm
  14. lonewolf

    Safari Zoo Run 2019 - 24 Feb (Sun)

    Medal design out From Left: Junior Dash, Zoo Walk, Duo Dash, Zoo Challenge As usual for this race, the longer distance category get the medal with the least no of animals.
  15. It's a joke lah. Cheap plastic stuff. Frankly, I am surprised to see a few runners (mostly from overseas) actually wearing the sunglasses when running. The best thing about it was the pouch it came in. Mine was broken and I just promptly chunked it (in a recycled bin of cos) I have never seen what a WMM rack pack looks like but the cheap sunglasses is surely not an item befitting of a WMM aspirant? [Update] I decided to trawl for some online pictures of WMM major race pack and this is what I come up with. Toyko Marathon 2018 Race Pack Running BIB and pin Free 24-hour Metro pass on race day Timing chip to be tied on shoe Tokyo Marathon 2018 race venue information booklet for runners Tokyo comprehensive map with tourist attractions Official baggage bag for bag check-in on race day Image Credit: https://www.justrunlah.com/2018/04/15/tokyo-marathon-2018-race-review-and-everything-you-need-to-know/