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AutumnRunner

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  1. True, this has always been the advantage of a virtual race, low fees and flexible entitlements according to what we want...
  2. Understand your point, it is quite clear that Virtual won't be counted as a proper streak for you.. In this way, all your streak races will be broken this year although we are still unsure if SCSM will be a virtual race.... Given such circumstances, many runners are hanging on a race to train for so i think a virtual race might be something that keeps some runners sane...
  3. hahah... i still did a few until i was injured... so i think motivation to train for a race is important... yup.... that's me... but seriously i have not done any "LSD" on my own for 42.195km... so might go for 21.1 Half marathon instead...
  4. that is right.... i took this time to rest mostly to nurture my injury-prone legs back to its 20s... hahah... So maybe you are right that having virtual races definitely will spur us on even more... the only con is that it will feel like another LSD alone....
  5. Actually i will prefer the race to be cancelled rather than virtual. What's everyone's take on this?
  6. wow... super long post @Lady Ice... i rem reading about the Hamsburg marathon organisers describing how they are going to ensure the safety of all before reopening their registration. It seemed that at least they have taken a step back to really consider all 360deg by listening to others. It is only 2 mths left so unsure if they can manage to pull this off though..
  7. i strongly believe that humans will still win this war with the virus, hence all runners just have to be a little more patient...
  8. Agree with Beast bro.... even if they really do allow the race to go on, who would actually sign up without having any fear?? It's gonna be a long race with hours in the race (without mask) exposed to people from all over.... the risk taker mentality vs the "itch" to have a streak race comes in for most people here...
  9. yup indeed.... so it might be the one and only chance to receive a HM/FM medal from this race...
  10. Registration has started !!! The aim this year is to raise $800,000 for the cancer society.
  11. yea, and i also avoid crowded PCNs if i run as well, or run at odd timings..
  12. I still feel that it is not that safe to run in groups yet. Hence i prefer to run alone now or with someone in the household. The virus is still on the rise gradually after Phase 2 opening and we still have to be vigilant and stay clear of unknowns. Some pointers i got from the article. (Source: https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a32815375/is-it-safe-to-run-in-groups/) What do you all think?? Before you consider running with a partner or small group, ask yourself: Are there any restrictions on activities or gatherings in my area? Are coronavirus cases in my community increasing or decreasing? Is community spread low? Am I feeling sick? Will those who I’m running with stay home if they’re feeling sick? Are we running in an area where we can spread out? Are we running in an area where we won’t come in contact with others? Have I or my training partners been in close proximity with others for an extended period of time, such as at a bar or restaurant, an office, or club? Do I live with anyone who is immunocompromised?
  13. health related matters is something that we should not take for granted and one should always be real careful... rest if needed...
  14. that is true.... running is a harsh sport on the joints especially hence i am sidelined for a while this year as well.... getting health is the most important... hence please don't take it for granted too...
  15. i encountered it once after 2017 or 2018 Standard chartered FM... did some research and it mentioned that if this bleeding persists, then need to see doctor, if it doesnt, then it's alright. I think there is no need to reduce the running volume too much, it can be just adhoc or one-off.
  16. Yes!!! Indeed those races which continued were given the green light by the Authorities... so every individual can decide if u want to join...
  17. Another marathon race set to take place is Hamburg Marathon.... some of the things I mentioned in my 1st post will be implemented such as sanitation stations along the route... https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/news/a32978042/hamburg-marathon-to-go-ahead-coronavirus/ Interesting to know that they want all participants to wear a scarf to cover their nose and mouth at the expo, start and end of race. And they want all elite to go for covid-19 test before they are allowed to join.. maybe cause elites will be more closely packed to one another?
  18. https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/tokyo-hosts-first-road-race-in-more-than-three-months/ The 1st race in Tokyo was held last Sunday, the 1st after March where covid takes over...
  19. This is interesting.... and it brings me to the next discussion topic... IF a race were to be held before a vaccine is found or situation gets stable (actually what is stable, assume 0 cases locally), and as what Beast said, an outbreak happens, who should bear the greatest responsibility? The Organiser or the runners who took part? Chicken and egg issue to me, cause if organisers want a race to happen but no runners register, they cant host it. If runners want to run but no organisers want to organise, then there will be no race as well.
  20. nice.... i am keen to know which is the 1st race to be held in Sg this year and many eyes will definitely be on them to pull off a good one and set precedence to other races, maybe... SCSM is another local big race where i believe the organiser is very busy now to plan for the "new norm" of races....
  21. haaa... i given up liaoz.... so running less these days to avoid the crowd..
  22. yup... safety and health is most important... i still remember that a couple of months ago when many people work from home, the PCN is swarmed with people who walks, fast walks, slow run and runs.... i think the people exercising in the PCN suddenly increases 2-3 times... Upon seeing the crowd, i start away head out of the PCN and proceed to a secluded construction area and run loops there with stray dogs. These days i cut down my running time and if i run, i will find odd hours too. Anyway, right now there are still a few local races that might continue in 2020 as they have not "surrender" to the virus as of now. Even when it states that the race will continue, will you race??
  23. Yes, if it does, it will be the pioneer in Singapore and will set the benchmark for the other local races as well... so let's hope these 4 months will see better control / elimination of the virus for a safe "new norm" run....
  24. Agree that health is really important... and we should really be glad that health is something that really cannot be bought... maybe i can say that i have not given up hope that a vaccine can be found soon and with assumptions thatby end of the year, the virus can be contained and without further spreading with the vaccine easily and cheaply obtainable by many. With these assumptions in mind plus the additional precautions put in by the organisers to further protect the safety of runners in a race....
  25. yea, same as my pointers 2 and 10 above... i think temp screening could be the new norm in future... swabbing takes too much cost, effort and time to do...
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