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  1. isorn

    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    The local woman winner Rachel See is a mother of 2! Inspiring! http://www.runsociety.com/2014/11/18/poon-zi-li-and-rachel-see-singapores-power-running-couple-is-heading-to-boston/
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    Wahahaha...not my uncle, but my colleague. 57 years old. As he ran like a speed demon, he finished slightly after 9am. Your colleague looks damn young and fit for a 57 years old.
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    Gave up trusting organisers to provide enough water/gels/bananas etc. Now I bring my own.
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    The sun. OMG, the sun.
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    Trying to figure out the closure of roads so I know where to park my car is a headache. So many road closures around Padang area!
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    What is the weather forecast for this Sunday morning?
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    The rain in the past few weeks really spoil everything. Just hope to survive this one.
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    Seems like they are also dropping Chronotrack timing system used last year, which caused runners to have wrong timings, including me. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/keeping-events-glitch/1458488.html SINGAPORE: Even as they welcome sports apparel giant adidas back as a sponsor, organisers of next month’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) said the race for sponsorship has become increasingly challenging. Mr Lawrence Robertson, commercial director of Spectrum Worldwide, which handles the SCMS, said the high number of running events in Singapore has compelled organisers to ensure their events are run at a high standard. Keeping events glitch-free will keep existing sponsors happy while making it easier to attract new ones. “There are 90 running events in Singapore. So for a brand, there are a lot of choices now. For us, it has been challenging,” he noted. Spectrum took a hit this year following the death in March of a participant of its OCBC Cycle Singapore, which contributed to the early termination of its six-year partnership with OCBC Bank. But the company’s long track record has stood it in good stead, as evidenced by the return of German sports brand adidas as the official sports apparel for the SCMS in a two-year deal, having previously been a sponsor of Singapore’s premier marathon from 2004 to 2008. “From a sponsor’s perspective, they always want an event to go as smoothly as possible and we know that,” said Mr Robertson on Thursday (Nov 6) at the adidas store at Marina Bay Sands, where the official licensed race pack for the race was also launched. “But for many (sponsors), particularly a company like adidas, they have been involved in sports for many years and they realise things might not go quite as well as they like to expect. Putting more than 50,000 people on the road for five to six hours on a morning is complex. Our sponsors understand and appreciate the complexity of the race.” Spectrum last week announced a revised race route to minimise congestion and has also replaced the faulty Chronotrack timing system that caused about 3,700 runners to receive wrong timings or be wrongly disqualified in last year’s race. “We are stepping up safety measures for this year’s race, and it is an ongoing process to constantly review it,” said Spectrum CEO Chris Robb. “After the glitches that happened (at our events), it is easy to focus on the negative, but we do not. We are very encouraged by the support.” Other new sponsors of the SCMS this year include consumer electronics company TomTom and information technology firm Tata Consultancy Services.
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    Brooks Marina Run 2015

    They should market this run as a #foreveralone run. Maybe the response will be better. 'No date on V day? #Foreveralone? Run with us, and you will never be #foreveralone again!'
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    750 extra slots of 21km has just been released.
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    http://www.straitstimes.com/news/sport/more-sport-stories/story/stanchart-marathon-singapore-2014-race-routes-revised-tackle-con Organisers of this year's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) have made revisions to the routes for this year's event on Dec 7, in a bid to reduce congestion at the merging point of various categories. Runners taking part in the half-marathon event will get off the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) at the 18km mark, leading to Maxwell Road. They will then make their way through the Central Business District - via Robinson Road, Collyer Quay, Anderson Bridge, before finishing at the Padang. This means the approximately 12,000 runners taking part in the half-marathon will be separated from those in the full marathon and 10km race, reducing the congestion that has traditionally been experienced by participants in previous years over the route's last few kilometres. Those in the marathon and 10km will run along the Republic Boulevard-Raffles Avenue-Esplanade Drive stretch before merging with runners of all three distance categories just before Anderson Bridge.
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    I WANT. to meet him! Gonna see what training clinics he s hosting and try my best to go! Yup same. Want to see what tips I can pick up from a world champion.
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    http://www.straitstimes.com/news/sport/more-sport-stories/story/ex-olympic-champion-gebrselassie-take-part-stanchart-marathon-si A treat is in store for 10km runners at this December's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) as they may get a chance to rub shoulders with one of athletics' greatest champions. Two-time Olympic and four-time world 10km champion Haile Gebrselassie confirmed he will be taking part in the 10km category of the SCMS. The Ethiopian will also host a number of training clinics when he is in town, and share his experience with local runners. It will be his first trip to Singapore. Said Gebrselassie, 41: "Everyone I've spoken with has told me the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore is one of the great events in Asia and I'm delighted to have chosen this race as my first running event in (South-east Asia)." - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/sport/more-sport-stories/story/ex-olympic-champion-gebrselassie-take-part-stanchart-marathon-si#sthash.PMgw9gNx.dpuf
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    Any good adidas shoes to buy with this 15% off?
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    Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

    The queue cutting reminded me of this incident during one of the race pack collection. This man casually just jumped queue and cut in front of me. When I politely told him nicely the queue was behind, he shouted angrily at me with vulgarities and threatened me. I just told him whatever and ask him to queue. He walked away and glare angrily at me for a full 10 minutes. There are all kinds of people in this world.
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