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  1. From Straits Times article titled "Runners to get improved experience at SCSM 2018" (source: http://str.sg/oeCD )
  2. trailblazer

    Tokyo Marathon - 3rd March 2019

    The nearest subway station to the start point ( 東京都庁 or known as Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building) should be Tochomae Station (都庁前駅) as it is just next to it ( race information in the official website can be found here ) Shinjuku station is still possible. Just that you need to walk 1km+ in distance to reach the start point.
  3. trailblazer

    Tokyo Marathon 2018 - 25 Feb 2018

    I have the update for Tokyo Marathon 2019 from the Facebook group that I am in:
  4. trailblazer

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    I thought during registration, bag deposit is usually a given option or maybe times have changed since the last Osaka Marathon I did. Well, when you collect your race pack in the race expo, they will give you a transparent drawstring bag with the bag deposit sticker which you must use that to keep your belongings if you choose to do bag deposit.
  5. trailblazer

    Tokyo Marathon 2018 - 25 Feb 2018

    Relax and chill. Balloting registration is usually August as per usual norm. You can check the official website at http://www.marathon.tokyo/ and look for the details you need.
  6. trailblazer

    Have you stop participating in the races?

    Agree with the points made by the thread starter once we stop doing paid running events. Agree with @gtlife64 and I did the same for SCMS years ago and started doing overseas events instead.
  7. trailblazer

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Please check this link at http://www.osaka-marathon.com/2018/runner/entry/admission/index_en.html under commemorative shirt sizes by height and chest size. You should be able to change your size during your registration login page.
  8. trailblazer

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Good to book your hotel first if you can. Depends on your preference if you want to stay near the start point (Osaka Castle) or other parts of Osaka.
  9. trailblazer

    Seoul Marathon 2018

    I saw this from my strava's running contact data which she did the running event. The elevation chart should give you a better idea in Seoul Marathon (just a few speed humps from the chart).
  10. trailblazer

    Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

    Good luck and all the best to you! Good choice to do this as your first overseas full marathon here! Maybe you will have first-timer balloting luck here, so just try first and see how it goes! Osaka Marathon is an event that needs balloting. So I am surprised at your statement here.
  11. trailblazer

    Seoul Marathon 2018

    I have a different view on this: 20k FM runners in an event is manageable. Compared to the overcrowded SCSM 2017 (50k field size with poor race logistics execution), the two biggest Japan running events are well executed with Tokyo 2018: 35.5k FM runners and the upcoming Osaka 2018: expected 30k FM runners!
  12. trailblazer

    Seoul Marathon 2018

    Agree. 5 hours cut off timing means participants will have to be properly trained in order not to DNF. Based on the website in English version at http://www.seoul-marathon.com/apply/index02_e.php , it projected 20k FM runners and 15k 10km runners. Manageable by standard.
  13. Don't count too much hope on the organisers and agree with you "different problem" may surface.
  14. trailblazer

    Tokyo Marathon 2018 - 25 Feb 2018

    Excellent to hear that and hope you enjoyed a world-class running event in Tokyo Marathon!
  15. Good points by Beast! As a previous SG run event participant, I am annoyed how race organizers here don't get their basics right when comes to event execution (logistics such as race pack collection, bag deposit, actual race experience, post-race finisher entitlement collection etc). They have their chances to improve the run event execution from runners' feedback, media coverage which they don't do a good job here!