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  1. warp9wb

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    I share yh90's feelings. Even though it was not explicitly stated, my expectation was that a professional race organizer (charging participants over $50 per race) would use a more accurate method to measure race distance, rather than rely on running apps. Seeing their admission was shocking to me too. Personally speaking, i think it is important for all major race organizers to state the method of measuring the route (either GPS, running apps or Jones Counter) in the FAQ section of their website, for the purpose of transparency.
  2. Wanted to share an observation that could indicate the possible locations of race 2 and 3. On sportstats, it is listed that the race on 18th Aug 2019 is at Bedok Reservoir, while the race on 10th Nov 2019 is at East Coast Park. https://www.sportstats.asia/events.xhtml?eventname=singapore Location of race 2 makes sense given that it would be hard to have a HM route at bedok reservoir. Do note that this info is not definitive until the locations are officially announced, because it could also be a copy paste of location info from last year.
  3. warp9wb

    Oxfitt Run 7th July 2019

    Hmmm, morning run with 5.30am flagoff. Does anybody have any guess if shuttle services will be provided, based on past events?
  4. Expensive runs like 2XU Compression run continue, affordable runs like Safra AHM are cancelled....
  5. warp9wb

    Compressport Run 2019 - 6 July (Sat)

    I would actually stop running (and maybe cross train) for about a month to let it heal properly.
  6. warp9wb

    Compressport Run 2019 - 6 July (Sat)

    Wouldn't an injury be aggravated by a longer race as opposed to a shorter race?
  7. warp9wb

    Marina Run 2019 - 23 Feb (Sat)

    Hi Bro Lonewolf, I think you are too hard on Epic-ESR. I dont think they are as bad as you describe. Epic ESR organized SG Run 2018, so it is not true that they only organized 1 race a year. In fact, I joined this race because of my positive experience in that race previously. I also joined this race because of the price ($48 early bird, and i think i had an additional promo code cos of participation in SG Run 2018 which reduced the price further). This is cheap compared to other comparable events such as performance series. I took a grab to the event site, so I was not affected by the buses going to the flag off, so i cant comment on that. I only took the bus after the event back to the sports hub and felt that the wait was reasonable. Overall, a fun experience. Route distance was accurate based on my Garmin and from other people's strava posts. Race pack collection was fast and efficient. Flag off started on time. A manageable crowd size (maybe about 1K runners in the 10K category?), and a nice chunky medal. What more can anybody want? Only negative comment are that the route crosses such that runners running one way has to cut the path of returning runners after the U-turn, but other than that for me, it was a cost effective and good experience.
  8. warp9wb

    Marina Run 2019 - 23 Feb (Sat)

    Based on the FAQ from their website, there will be bridging bus service to Stadium MRT https://www.marinarun.com.sg/faq Free shuttle bus service from Stadium MRT station CC6 to Gardens by the Bay East at Rhu Cross <-----> (Return shuttle service between Stadium MRT & Gardens by the Bay East will run from 3:30pm to 11:30pm (on a first come first serve basis).
  9. Issues related to split distances are far more common, based on my own personal experience. Hence, I would not be too hung up about it and disregard the split pacing. (Overall pace is screwed up anyways due to the 9k distance) That being said, being 1Km short in a 10Km race is a more serious and rare issue. Given that participants paid to run a set distance (as opposed to running for free), it is important and a basic requirement for organizers to get the distance correct.
  10. I observed something very strange with the race results. https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=97841 There appears to be a huge time gap between the person who finished in 35:54 and the next finisher who finished in 57:57. It seems inconceivable that such a 22 min gap exists among the finishers. The only reason I could think of (my speculation) was that there was some sort of timing fault, such that finishers that finished in that 22 min window failed to get their results captured properly. Any comments from anyone who knows more about this issue?
  11. It would be interesting to see how the attendance for this year's event varies against previous years, given all the negative publicity and history.
  12. warp9wb

    SG Run 2018 6 Oct 18

    Race results have been released. http://results.racetime.sg/cgi-bin/common/results/um2018/search.pl
  13. Agree that it is a cultural thing. Singaporeans lead busy lives in general and are not conditioned to wait at the side of the road to cheer on complete strangers. In addition, i think additional factors include timing (flag off at 4:30am, who will wake up so early just to cheer?), as well as the heat (starts to get hot from 9am onwards, especially in areas without shade). In order to have any chance of this, the organizers at the very least need strong government and media support in order to create a campaign of awareness/support for the public to participate.
  14. warp9wb

    Compressport Forest Force 50 2019 - 05 May (Sun)

    I joined on the hill 10k last year. The start time was delayed for about an hour, but that was due to the weather (raining). I have nothing bad to say about the organizer, and enjoyed myself at that event.
  15. Thanks for accepting my humble feedback with grace. Hope there are no hard feelings. ☺️ Actually, I find some of your posts quite funny too (eg: "thanks for stating the obvious haha" in One north Run 2018).