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AutumnRunner

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  1. This is still one of the rare races in Singapore which is still holding the fort to carry on the race as there is no further announcements.
  2. That's good starfinder... as long as it doesn't stop you from exercising more, i think you have at least made the best out of this period as much as possible...
  3. North Dakota marathon could be first U.S. marathon since start of COVID-19 source: https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/north-dakota-marathon-could-be-first-u-s-marathon-since-start-of-covid-19/ Looks like we have the Fargo Marathon (held in North Dakota) to be the 1st (probably in the world) to hold a Full Marathon Distance race after the pandemic paralyses the running world. I really hope they do a real good job in all the screening, social distancing or whatever cleaning methods they require to get this contained. Let's see what will be the precautions their race will be providing to help in a safer race.
  4. That is great @beast... I like peace!!! I am slowing down my training I have nothing to train for at the moment as well... I take this time to really spend time with my family. Once I take running out of my equation, I suddenly feel there is so much time available. Haaa... Covid will be with us, even if it is to stay with us for long, I am sure we as runners will be able to cope with whatever changes that will come in races... no matter how much changes there are, even with all of the above, we will still survive and work through all these with the organisers..
  5. Did i say holding a race NOW?? I was saying FUTURE RACES post-covid.... Why would i throw them in without giving much thoughts? Did you even think about it at all? At least give reasons why they are not practical. If you are not contributing, please just don't comment at all. Thank you. I noticed that you had been picking on me a lot especially on my comments, please stop all these as we are creating a friendly forum for runners to come in and relax. Not to criticise without valuable feedback. PM me instead and I am sure there are some misunderstanding. Let's keep this forum open to all for the actual topic instead. Thank you.
  6. Has anyone thought about what Future Races will be like? What would the main differences be? I have thought of a few possibilities and let us all let our imagination run wild and discuss a bit on the "what ifs" and how to tackle them. As i write them down, i can feel that there is more cost possibly for the organisers. Let's hope my so-called "new norm" will not really be the full fledged new norm but some might be quite good such as the social distancing in the start pen. 1. Number of participants cut by half - This could be a likely situation where the races cannot hold as many runners as they previously had if they want to complete the race within the same stipulated time as per pre-covid. 2. More security needed - Besides the usual bib checking, they now need to monitor temperature as well. Organisers in future might need to purchase the temperature screening machine to detect runners with high temperature early before they get into the starting pen. 3. Sanitisers along the route at aid stations - This could be the new norm where after runners can voluntarily sanitise their hands after drinking from the disposable cup from volunteers 4. Bring your own hydration - This is to counter item 2 above where if we were to bring our own hydration, there is less contact with volunteers and there would not be a need to sanitise your hands. 5. More waves to be created - Even with the number of runners cut, i would foresee more waves to keep the possibility of runners running close together to the minimum. More waves means more time for road closures if organisers want to keep to the same number of runners pre-covid. 6, Volunteers all wearing masks - this is mandatory in Japan races but not in Singapore hence this might be the new normal. 7. All entitlements will be pre-packed including the food and drinks after a race to avoid frequent contact with volunteers over each and every item. 8. 1-metre social distance between each runner IN THE starting pen 9. More cleaners on-site to clean and sanitise the mobile toilets after every 5 usages. 10. Spectators at the race precinct have to be screened as well before allowing them to wait for their loved ones at the end point. 11. Fees getting higher due to items 2, 3, 6, 9
  7. Thank you for the update.. this is great information cause i am used to pausing my watch while waiting for traffic intersections or taking a toilet break....
  8. The time will come and it is getting nearer day by day.....
  9. Indeed, I had ran quite a few FM in SCSM since 2008 and over the years, saw many "casual walkers" everytime at the ECP area back towards the city.... they were like chatting and casually walking, some couples held hands in DRY singlets... then I looked at my watch, 33-35km in 3.5hours... I was like, "ok, they might have changed to another gear they stored prior to the race in lockers.".. As i ran past them, their face seemed so fresh and i was like a famished and dehydrated runner who singlet and running shorts were DRENCHED and cant wait to see the finishing line... Seen many over the years and I have given up in asking them or talking to them at all.
  10. now reminds me of the great stations at specific aid stations during the course.. mostly after 30km-ish... frankly, i seldom eat those except for bananas and some salty rice balls, other food which I am unfamiliar, i usually don't touch. There was once when i totally was famished and my body just couldn't hit the timing i want, and I really enjoyed the "feasting"... the food was superb...
  11. that is nice... at least a streak race can still continue.... i will join this virtual race is fees and entitlements are right...
  12. i wonder if this pandemic will create a new way of racing in the future races... such as capping the number of runners, or even ensuring safe distancing at the start line....
  13. interesting.... i didnt even know that such a show exist...... thanks for sharing @kohpapa
  14. i have added in more time to workout at home and less time running outside... even when i run outside, i will run at odd hours where most people will not think/consider of running such as during lunch time (either hot sun or raining) or 5am run..
  15. agree.. they have built up their reputation over the years and as compared to some organisers, we can see who fares better... As for the refunding of fees, i am sure they have protected themselves in the terms and conditions..
  16. understand what u mean.... running in a paid race is really an experience which cannot be found in virtual races, run free, etc....
  17. Cannot run or cycle or any form of exercise with someone not in the same household... it's something essential so let's all run responsibly.
  18. Indeed... the people u meant here might include me very soon too... let's stay positive here everyone... and run socially responsibly too.
  19. Agree.... I think really have to think about worst case scenario if lockdown is ever carried out...
  20. Seeing more and more unlinked cases just made me losing hope on any possible race this year...
  21. Anyway now SRY has a new challenge, the 659 challenge...
  22. Saw a few posts overseas about running around their garden, or house... and even on the balcony... it's really not easy, can imagine the kind of mental torture when they are deprived of running due to lockdown...
  23. Yup... maybe I should add the word "exceptionally cluttered"... and i got a feel that the races will be more overwhelmed than before... cause runners feel the deprived need to race...
  24. As expected.... so we will see a packed b2b 2nd half of the year... which is better than no race...
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