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  1. Yes. I had also written it off. Not just for running but probably for any large scale events like F1, Tennis, Football, Basketball etc.. I agree that in the immediate aftermath, the situation with regards to mass running events is cloudy at best and possibly grim at worst. As I mentioned, mass runs are discretionary expenses. It is something that we will spend money on only after all our basic needs are satisfied. And during the post-pandemic economic recovery phase, discretionary spending will be greatly reduced. Companies and sponsors will also operate on the same wavelengths. Companies struggling with economic survival probably can't be bother with corporate sponsorship when their bottom line is hit badly and they are facing an existential threat. And what about the event organises? How many of them will still be around to organise mass running events? Some will probably survive but there will surely be casualties. Maybe even races with a long history will need to re-calibrate once the dust settled. The world post-COVID-19 is probably going to be quite different to what we have experience over the last decade.
  2. I am less optimistic. I say all large scale organised events for the next 6 to 9 months will probably not be held. All these events (sporting or otherwise) being pushed to the '2nd half' are probably making the same assumption about COVID-19 that is probably going to be wide off the mark. The expectation that like SARS it will just died off, or with the onset of the summer, the virus will be less contiguous etc. Increasingly, if any meaningful comparison is to be made, it is the Spanish Flu which lasted from January 1918 to December 1920 (a full 3 years!) Perhaps, with our current level of medical technology, we can develop a vaccine faster but looking at the outbreak numbers, expecting things to be back to normal by the 2nd half of the year is unrealistic. The economic impact of the virus will also probably last for several years. Race participation is a discretionary expense. In the immediate aftermath, even if races are organised, many may not join if the race fee is what it has been for the last 3 to 4 years. It's hard to justify paying $50 for a 10K race or $80 for a HM when you have other concerns.
  3. A good article on cancellation of races. 6 Things Race Directors Wish Runners Understood About Canceled Events Most of the things are not really new but there are a few interesting titbits especially with regards to options offered by race directors for cancelled races (other than refunds of cos). These are some options that our local race organisers can consider for their cancelled races. And perhaps the best quote of all '`…and yet, at the end of the day, it’s just a race.' So for those who are KPKB about races being cancelled, maybe a little prospective will not hurt.
  4. Uncle, your link got extra ')' leh. Dun extra can or not? This is the proper link to the post by SRY >> Letter of Demand Issued to SAA For Breach of Personal Data Protection Act
  5. 2XU Compression Run has been postponed to the 2nd half of the year.
  6. Even the last bastion of 'small scale' race has thrown in the towel!
  7. Latest Update: 24 Mar 2020 I admire Pink Apple perseverance but maybe they should just take the financial hit and cancelled the race outright.
  8. The IOC is a joke. If you ask me, the money politics of the modern Olympics has sadly move so far away from its sporting ideal that I COVID-19 will eventually sound the death knell for the Olympics movement. Think about it, we spend billions every 4 years for a few fleeting 2 weeks of headline-grabbing, glory-hoarding and hero-worshipping. I understand the economics of the modern Olympics but when you see what happen to the host cities post-Olympics and those expensively-built gleaming multi-million dollars sporting venues, you have to stop and ask yourself whether it was worth it.
  9. With the new directive from MOH, there's no way for the event to proceed on 31 May. SOURCE: All events, gatherings with 250 participants or more must be suspended to reduce further COVID-19 spread: MOH What will Pink Apple do now? I think they have no choice now but to postpone the event again. Anyway this event was also postponed when LKY passed away in 2015.
  10. So much for the new date All events, gatherings with 250 participants or more must be suspended to reduce further COVID-19 spread: MOH
  11. Uncle, typo leh! I think your monkeys typed 'CS' instead of 'D'
  12. New date. But I think possibly overly optimistic.
  13. Update for the postpone Forest Force 50 Overly optimistic. I think there is a high probability that the situation won't stabilise by Jun.
  14. Thank you for the update. Can you also update the Marina Run thread which has also been postponed (with no firm date at the moment)
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