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  1. I had done the reverse route twice before, from ECP starting near Bedok Camp to Changi Village when doing my LSD, during early morning, as well as during noon time. The whole stretch along Tanah Merah Coast was really really all on my own as the only lone runner throughout. I had also had to 忍 to hold my poop once until I eventually reached Changi Beach Park to find a toilet. At least during my run late last year and early this year, it was quiet and peaceful, there was no soot and sand dust pollution from construction site. I think the presence of many heavy trucks is owing to the construct
  2. Thanks for sharing this run. For the purpose of other runners who might want to attempt the same, mind sharing too: 4pm start, what time did you reach your end point at Marina Barrage? How about your gears (cap, sunglasses, shoes or sandals, etc)? Did you run with a hydration vest? How much water did you carry with you? Any gel, food? Thank you.
  3. To achieve 15,000 finishers is really quite a challenge. I guess that is why the official Pacer Run is conducted regularly to help runners with their training so that more can be finishers.
  4. https://www.sportsplits.com/races/singapore-marathon-2019/events/1/gender/Male?page=202 https://www.sportsplits.com/races/singapore-marathon-2019/events/1/gender/Male?page=218 https://www.sportsplits.com/races/singapore-marathon-2019/events/1/gender/Female?page=53 https://www.sportsplits.com/races/singapore-marathon-2019/events/1/gender/Female?page=58 From the above, there were around 900 to 1000 runners DNF for Full Marathon. The figures for NYS was quite high. Was wondering what was NYS (Not Yet Start?). Also, was curious for those runners who completed their run aft
  5. My main grouse on this SCSM, is that it is like a yearly picnic run where friends, couples, recreational runners are all turning out in full for this event. I had seen many runners' BIB with results and Pen that didn't really tally. Many had unabashedly put themselves in Pen B, C just so that there will be less human jam after flag off. The same flag off time for both HM and FM is making it worse. Human jam can be seen all the way until the break off point for HM and FM. It is very difficult and tiring for non elite serious runner to run. Abbott WMM or not, I will not pay to ru
  6. I see from the race info guide that East Coast Zone (including the ECP U-turn) has closure timing till 1:30am. This closure timing is similar to Keppel Road and West Coast Highway. But why 1:30am? Why not 2:30am? Organiser has to pay more for additional one hour of road closure? If let's say the last Pen flag off at 7pm, the runners will have 6 more hours to reach the ECP U-turn at 1:00am. But that will leave the runners just 1 and 1/2 hours remaining to complete the last stretch of about 14km before the cut-off timing. Perhaps road closure till 1:30am is ok, but why not till 2:30am if it
  7. I think it is not wise to make any purchase based solely on just cheaper pricing. A more expensive better organised shorter distance event may provide better value than one that offers longer distance but problematic. Let's hope that Sundown by Infinitus, really learns from past mistakes and is sincere to do a good one this time round. But it could be tough if the sign up rate is not profitable enough. Then, somewhere may have to give. So unless runners opt for no finisher tees and medals to save cost, organiser may have to find other ways to cut. Example, hydration with water only o
  8. So I am officially a SLOW Runner (not a sub 4 hrs and definitely not top 20 finisher).......wail...... I am definitely ok and had took part in a few BYOB events, but they were mostly trail runs. For road run, I will be wondering how are they going to implement BYOB? Unless, the hydration points are re-located few meters away off the running route (ie. not at the side of the road). Otherwise, the topping up of water at the side of the road will surely cause blockage or bottleneck to all runners.
  9. Can also try do a 4, or 5 hours of slow long run to get the body (or legs) to get condition to run long hours. After all, the majority of full marathon runners takes 5 to 6 hours plus to complete the distance.
  10. Oh no, you didn't disappoint. Just that I noticed you had became more efficient now, doing video instead of writing. Last time can read, now have got to watch and listen. Personally, I think that the climate has really changed a lot. We are experiencing hotter sunshine, probably due to the thinning of ozone layer. I could still feel the burning sensation on my neck last Sat even though I had them covered.
  11. Congrats to you too on another Craze Ultra completion! So happy to be part of this Craze Nuts this year. Finally got to meet you after following your past Craze Ultra reviews. Also, this run allowed me the chance to see many great Garang runners in person. 2 weeks before the race, I was concerned about having to run through the haze. Then one week before, weather condition changed and we experienced few days of heavy rain. Finally on the actual day itself, it was terrible hot sunny weather that I went through since early morning from Yihun to Bedok Reservoir (it did rained though, which
  12. I think my heat training really helps. I had trained running that Seletar stretch under hot sun at least twice. I was definitely still affected by the heat but not so much as before. But unfortunately, there was no training to prepare me on running with painful blisters . For quite a while, I was worried I could be looking into Plan C - DNF. Never in my life that I had to really do countdown of every km that's left. In the end, struggled a lot but very glad to have finally cross the finishing point. What a Crazy Ultra experience! Lol.
  13. Ya, see you on Sat. Looking forward to Sat. Will finally get to meet the people here who had inadvertently poisoned me , as well as get to see all the Garang heroes in person .
  14. My Sat game plan: Plan A - Stick to the Kenyan's pace. High chance of besting the 10~11hrs finishing times and be back home for a nice dinner/ comfortable sleep. Plan B - Stick to attempt finishing before the cut off time, possibly past 6am and save on taking Grab home. Hmmm, I shall do Plan A. See you guys on Sat. Edit: Oops, that was me dreaming. In fact, there is no Plan A all along. Actually, there is a Plan C - DNF.
  15. This morning I went for the 23km Force of Nature Run. I met a few and later saw from the livetrail results, quite a handful of CrazeUltra participants did the 42km Run! Wow! Looks like most of the participants are serious Nuts, all readily trained and well prepared for next Sat.
  16. After training under the heat for the past few weeks and months, I can confirm that heat is not my friend. I always end up walking as soon as my stored energy got suck up under the hot sun. Anyway, looks like we could be looking at the likelihood of running under rain or thunderstorms for this CrazeUltra. Any suggestions on what to wear for rain? I suspect disposable poncho won't be good enough? Also, I think no one will carry umbrella right? 12 more days to go. Are you ready?
  17. This year's 101km attracted quite a few very fast runners. We also have some 100 miles runners from previous years that are joining us this time for the 101km too. I foresee that by the time I reach CPs at Lorong Harus or Sunshine Plaza, I should be seeing all these fast runners as they will already be making their way back.
  18. Thanks to the ongoing unpredictable daily haze condition, my training has subconsciously already began its auto tapering down program.
  19. Looks like the haze is going to be here to stay and will definitely affect those Nuts out there this year. Especially those doing 101km, where most will be out in the open for like 18~20 something hours, I wonder how will be the impact? Ever since the hazy condition got into unhealthy level, all my training has been put off. Oh dear...how ah? I heard the haze during Craze Ultra for the year 2015 was far worse?
  20. I drove past the under construction new Canberra MRT Station along Canberra Link recently. I noticed that there were construction going on on both sides, Canberra MRT Station on one side and Canberra Plaza on the other side. Both sides of the road were not accessible to pedestrians. I think affected pedestrians have to do a long detour to reach the other end. I hope the work along this stretch of affected road will complete before Craze Ultra.
  21. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/training-for-your-first-marathon.html The 3 elements (1), (2) and (4) are important for the preparation for Full Marathon. The 3rd element Speed Work is optional Here is another good one https://www.trainingpeaks.com/guides/marathon-training/#home All the best to your training
  22. May try these. Thanks. Initially wanted to take raisins, camel power revive/bounce nuts pack but all seem too much to carry.
  23. This is going to be my first time. I plan to start off with slow jog, start walking once the sun getting hot, probably from Yishun to Lor Halus and from then onwards. Will probably spend around 10 mins at every CPs from Sembawang onwards. Something that I have not work out yet is what to eat, as I normally don't have appetite during run and also I have got weak stomach. I hope I can complete this on my first attempt.
  24. Would be great if other runners here can also share what you take as alternative to gels.
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