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  1. All the old posts dug out by kohpapa reminded me of the good old days here, (before the days of smart phones, Facebook etc) we shared information on training, races, and actually meetup for runs or makan. (Yes, we called one another by our nicknames) friendships (and even marriages) were made thanks to sgrunners.com Ok enough of nostalgia - here is wishing everyone here a happy and healthy year ahead!
  2. surprise to find this thread still buzzing with comments weeks after SCSM! @Lady Ice so glad to meet you on the course and introduced myself - you are one tough cookie! also met @prisangel along the west coast viaduct before i bonked on the way back to the city never know who @kohpapa is after all these years...but will certainly be happy to meet him in person i'll be back again next year...
  3. well done! i'll try again next year...
  4. congrats! you got it at 4pm sharp?
  5. neither did i... try again next year :D
  6. good luck autumn... Ladyice - is there any marathon you have not run?
  7. it has started - and only for 5 days...(until 4 May 18) good luck!
  8. thanks... don't say bo-jio...for those interested, ballot for 2019 london marathon starts tomorrow and only for 5 days... good luck!
  9. nothing much to shout about...we get one at the race expo, and another at the finish line...consist of product samples, discount vouchers, drinks, museli bars etc
  10. Back in sunny singapore... the atmosphere at London Marathon was fantastic! that's why it is one of the World Marathon Majors! people lined up along the entire course to cheer the runners - totally noisy with all the screaming and yelling though they said that distance markers are found every mile (actually they are big arches), they had km markers every km too! weather was hottest on record at 23C...the race starts at 10am so most of us run through noon and early afternoon. it feet like running in singapore around 10-11am but with cool breeze most of the way (like if you run past the entrance of a shopping center). while still bearable for me, many others suffered under the "heat" this is my 2nd WMM...will slowly collect the other 4 to get the star!
  11. hi ladyice, autumnrunner and friends following this thread... yes, the potential strike is made known to the runners in the instructions booklet i had switched hotel to near the end point so that i can stay nearer to fellow singaporean runners flying off in a couple of days, and really getting excited now! stay tuned!
  12. unfortunately museum is not quite my thing... the last time i visited london (20+ years ago) - i watched 3 musicals (phantom/saigon/lesmis) but musicals don't seem as interesting to me now i don't mind attending a classical concert - but the LSO repertoire that weekend is too heavy for me... i like nature / parks / outdoors...so will probably take a day-trip to visit Stonehenge and Bath ... ok back to the main topic - london marathon 16 weeks to race day!
  13. thanks ladyice for your tips... i will probably catch the wednesday flight home...so will have 2 full days to do some sightseeing at the "nearby" places. have a happy new year!
  14. thanks for the link... i am surprised that SG MRT is more reliable than london tube now i think i better keep my hotel booking...
  15. if getting to race start is not a major problem, i am thinking whether to give up my hotel near the start line and stay with my friend (in airB&B) nearer to the finishing line... i will have company for the few days before race day and can save quite a bit of $ on accommodation. for those who doesn't know LadyIce, she "runs" marathons dragging a tyre since many years ago (including singapore marathon) i saw a "copycat" guy doing it at this year's SCSM too!
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