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  1. For those who are hitting the trails at Macritchie for the next few months, take note of the trail closures... https://www.nparks.gov.sg/~/media/nparks-real-content/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserve/central-catchment/lta-notice-of-trail-closure.pdf
  2. Wow! All the best for your MDS, ultrazaw !!! Ultra respect to you for attempting this!!! Have bookmarked your blog on my browser.... will be rooting for you!!! Jia you!!!
  3. Just received my email confirmation ... about 24 hrs after signing up. Better late than never
  4. Signed up for 5k fun run with my family as per past 5 years!!! Btw, signed up yesterday but yet to receive confirmation emails this morning. Abit unusual as I usual receive them almost immediately. Not sure if anyone experiences the same?
  5. One painful lesson I learned very quickly from trail ultras is you should incorporate hill repeats or stairs training in your training regime so that your legs can get used to all the climbing. Always study the elevation profile of your race and tailor your training accordingly. It is not enough to just clock mileage.. if possible, must try to run on the same terrain.
  6. Has been participating in the fun run category with my family for past few editions to raise funds for a cause close to our hearts... so my views might not be representative for competitive runners. No major complaints ... just be mindful that you might need to park your car quite far away and be prepared for traffic jam if Arriving late at venue. Hydration has been more than sufficient... both water and cold isotonic were available. Route is the usual out and back along ECP, watch out for cyclists.. witnessed a few near misses between impatient cyclists and runners ( Chill! It's a charity run!) Usually have bananas, water and yakult at finishing point...and of course the ubiquitous Milo Van! Please support the event if possible as I know that this is the main fundraising event for Singapore Cancer Society so that they can continue helping cancer patients and their families.
  7. My post is to generate interest mah!!! Lol!! Haha! Didn't realise about the food trail part... maybe got durian and chestnut at CPs! 😜😜
  8. Another trail race added to local calendar Trails 21k, 42k and 60k will be running on loops on kampong, durian, belukar, chestnut, track 15 trails. Starting/finishing at Bt Timah Railway Station More details on website. https://thegreenrace.sg/
  9. Been supporting this race for past 5 years due to personal reason... Will definitely support this again this year!!
  10. How fast or slow should we go in ultras?? http://www.rockcreekrunner.com/trail-and-ultramarathon-pacing/
  11. Thanks Jerry for sharing the article, sums up ultra running nicely!! Haha!! I'm probably more of a GEI GEI borderline ultra runner... venturing just beyond the marathon distance, completing couple of trail races up to 50k. Still not able to convince myself to run beyond that...very big mental block. Will be nice to peek into the thoughts of runners who are routinely running beyond 70k.. How to motivate yourself to push on when in pain? How to continue running for more than 12 hrs? What to eat on the run? How to train? Looking forward to hearing from so many experienced runners here! Will be glad to share my limited experiences too!
  12. Nice post race report Jerry! Nice meeting you too and thanks for the offer of bananas!!! Congrats for finishing15 rounds!!! Really not easy at all!!! 💪💪💪 Similarly, my 8th and 9th rounds were torturous .. but somehow legs managed to find reserve of strength in my last round. Even tho it could get monotonous along the way, I certainly didn't feel lonely as there were always like-minded fellow runners soldiering on nearby....even in the middle of the night. All in all, this is a well-organised no frills race for runners who love to challenge themselves at their own time own target. Thumbs up to the organisers!!! 👍👍👍
  13. Haha! The uncle in a blue stanchart marathon tank top with Nathan hydration pack will be me!!
  14. Cool Jerry! Will probably bump into each other along the way!! 👍👍