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  1. GG..... ..... ..... Just joking.. . Your words are filled with a sense of enthusiasm that is infectious. All the best for your FM preparations!!
  2. I agree with beast. Is acclimatization to 6pm really such a big deal? I normally do my runs in the evening, and have been waking up early for races with no issues. It might be a bit sunny at the start, but it sure beats that 8am sun when most people are already tired and exhausted.
  3. Actually, even pen C is a challenging timing for most (85-90%) runners. It would be good to submit proof for pen C as well in the future.
  4. Live streaming is more about watching the elites race. I've actually watched coverage on Youtube of some of the big races such as Boston and London. Quite interesting to watch if big name runners like Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah are there.
  5. I think given that it is an evening race this year, there should be more FM finishers given the improved weather conditions. Last year was blazing hot. I also kept an eye out for the digital photo after the race, but also did not manage to find out how to claim it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do that? Finally, I thought that having the 5 & 10K on Sunday was done out of necessity, since HM and FM runners could have Sunday to rest, and they can't have the 5K and 10K on a Friday since it was a weekday. It also makes sense from a logistical point of view. Deployed resources on Saturday evening can remain and serve the runners on Sunday morning.
  6. I personally think TPS should be applauded for organizing events away from the usual routes (eg: ECP or Marina Barrage) as it introduces some freshness for participants. Some logistical challenges has to be expected at these unusual locations, otherwise there would be more events held there.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Hmmm, morning run with 5.30am flagoff. Does anybody have any guess if shuttle services will be provided, based on past events?
  10. Expensive runs like 2XU Compression run continue, affordable runs like Safra AHM are cancelled....
  11. I would actually stop running (and maybe cross train) for about a month to let it heal properly.
  12. Wouldn't an injury be aggravated by a longer race as opposed to a shorter race?
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. 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.
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