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  1. Just came back. Very hot and only 2 water points. Organisers, dont risk heat stroke for the participants please.
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    Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2018, 8 April

    More toilets aint a bad thing.
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    Have you stop participating in the races?

    Oh yes. I have ditched SCSM for a few years now. Tried running the Taipei edition. Very refreshing to run in cold weather. And also, I have switched from running many local races to at least one overseas race per year. Did Seoul this year.
  4. Maybe 2 years back, I do make it a point to take part in as many races as possible. One day, reading a comment here in this forum triggered a thought. One of the runners commented that the local race scene always has a similar route, albeit packaging them differently. It is usually... starts from F1 Pit --> Gardens by the Bay and East Coast route etc Somehow, I do agree with that. So I stopped participating in many races for shorter distances like 10 km routes which are generic. I begin to plan my own 10 k route around Singapore, Punggol, Buangkok, Kallang etc. I find that a refreshing change. If I need a drink, I would just buy it from a petrol kiosk. One unexpected surprise is that I saved up to $800 is race particpation fees a year. Some other advantages are: -New route (discover new places) -No need to wake up early. Own time own target - Fits my own schedule - No need to fight lane hoggers and selfie takers I still participate in more "unique" races like Sundown, Yellow Ribbon etc. Have you done the same?
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    Public Lockers along ECP

    There are free lockers at the Sport Hub though.
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    Seoul Marathon 2018

    Hi, It is mostly flat and you run on street roads mostly. The Seoul Marathon is one of the oldest Marathon in the world so those guys are pretty experienced in organising it. What I do like is the lane discipline and also the wide roads which means no congestions. The water points are about 40 m long in some cases. (Wonder why Singapore organisers cant be like that ?) Weather at starting point is less than 10 degrees. But as I ran, my body gradually warmed up and I had to take off my first layer. Start time is mid morning..which means you get additional rest and just nice for lunch after you finish. But no cheerleaders of any sorts along the route. And surprisingly, for such an old race, the registration is not very internationalised. Everything (info booklet, signage, website) is in Korean mostly. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The fierce-looking event Tee
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    Seoul Marathon 2018

    Hi, It is mostly flat and you run on street roads mostly. The Seoul Marathon is one of the oldest Marathon in the world so those guys are pretty experienced in organising it. What I do like is the lane discipline and also the wide roads which means no congestions. The water points are about 40 m long in some cases. (Wonder why Singapore organisers cant be like that ?) Weather at starting point is less than 10 degrees. But as I ran, my body gradually warmed up and I had to take off my first layer. Start time is mid morning..which means you get additional rest and just nice for lunch after you finish. But no cheerleaders of any sorts along the route. And surprisingly, for such an old race, the registration is not very internationalised. Everything (info booklet, signage, website) is in Korean mostly.
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    Seoul Marathon 2018

    I just came back from Seoul last week for the Seoul Marathon. Very pleasant run as there are a lot of lane discipline, well organised water points and no hoggers stopping to take selfies. But everything is in Korean and not very international friendly. Managed a PB !
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    Wanted saf pixel no 4

    Size?
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    Newton Challenge 2017 - 29 Oct (Sun), Marina Barrage

    My GPS tracked 21.4 km for the 21km race.
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    Newton Challenge 2017 - 29 Oct (Sun), Marina Barrage

    Yes. Its almost the same route as SG Marathon. Then again, there are medal hunters.
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    Newton Challenge 2017 - 29 Oct (Sun), Marina Barrage

    Surprisingly uncongested except for the tail end.
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    2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    There aren't that many runners..so there was sufficient water to go around with no crowds. Pocari or plain water.
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    2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    I took part in the 21km race. The rain turned into a slight drizzle just before the race. Also, I think it weeded out a fair bit of people cos when I started at Wave 2, there was hardly any crowd. Good thing about this is that there are hardly any congestions or choke points. And its good to run in the cool weather.
  15. Started in the 2nd wave. Good is good as there are no up or down slopes. But the etiquette of the runners was really bad. In small paths, there are so many hoggers left, right and center. It's almost impossible to overtake.
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