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  1. It was a good "Introduction to Trail Run" if it could be compared to a book. Not too steep, not too muddy (some people might disagree), not too rocky, and not too much tarmac/concrete. The long stretch of flat rail corridor at the beginning was useful in getting runners warmed up and spreading the crowd out. The most muddy runs I encountered were the Salomon Trail 2012 at Tampines and The North Face 2013 (downpour during the start caused the rail corridor mud to turn creamy, yucks), someone even lost his shoe deep in the mud and was digging for it.
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    Looking for good TCM physicians

    Thanks~~ 😊
  3. Did you mean "Hope to Run" instead?
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    Looking for good TCM physicians

    Had a bad fall and hurt my lower back since three weeks ago. Now still have difficulty jogging. Went NUH Ortho and was asked to rest (given painkiller) and wait for six weeks for review. Meanwhile wasn't given any physio or anything, no diagnosis whatsoever. Prefer to actively seek ways to recover, considering TCM. I used to go to a very effective TCM Ortho physician at Jurong East but he has already retired and closed his clinic. Anyone here knows of very effective TCM docs that you can recommend?
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    Income Eco Run 2018 - 29 Apr (Sun)

    Very humid today, gave up running after 5km. Towards the finish line one 10km runner collapsed in front of me. I went to check on him with another runner, and shouted for medic to come. The runner was already looking like collapsing for some time but he was too far ahead of me to do anything to prevent him from collapsing. He was brought up the ambulance after that.
  6. Change of dates: Leg 2: 18 Aug 2018 Leg 4: 25 Nov 2018
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    Marina Run 2018 - 10 Feb (Sat)

    Something happened at the end of the barrage near the finish line at around 10:30 pm. Anyone knows what happened? I saw an ambulance reversing on the barrage and some medics packing up something at about 10:50 pm. A bouncer stopped the runners from running to allow the ambulance to evacuate the casualty.
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    YOLO Run 2017 - 11 Nov (Sat)

    Worst run ever. I thought the Mizuno Wave Run 2009 and Sundown Marathon 2017 were bad enough, this one sets new "standards".
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    2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    The 100km was well-organised in my opinion, comparing with Sundown Ultra 2011 and 2013 (DNF in 2011, Finished in 2013). This race route resembles that of SDUM 2011, which is a single-loop out-and-back, supposedly easier to conquer mentally than the 2 loops SDUM 2013 route. The organiser for this 2XU SG Ultra had the courage to flag-off under a thunderstorm, I think they understand the logistic nightmare if they were to delay the start. All the CPs, timing mats, volunteers will have to close shop later than planned if they do that. Logistics wise, I was hoping every checkpoint to have a timing mat, and roving marshals to be deployed on bicycles to check on the integrity and safety of the participants. Sundown Ultra had shuttle buses to ferry runners who drop-out from the race at the CPs back to the start line. Something 2XU might consider, especially for foreigners who are not familiar with Singapore but are unable to finish the race. There was no coffee or tea as promised at Pasir Ris Park CP, distance also wrongly estimated, should be around 41.5 km mark rather than 40 km. The route going in and out of Pasir Ris Park twice was demoralising. Volunteers man their critical turning points well with light sticks. The U-turn point at Punggol should have a timing mat rather than give wrist bands, because no one asked for my wristband when I finished. Maybe because they could already see that I was wearing it. On the way back, all the stations are still properly manned, except some of the aid stations are left with only water and no more isotonic drinks. I'm alright with that, as I brought Endurolytes. The race village at finish was quiet compared to the scale of Sundown Ultramarathon 2013, but understandable because of the sheer number of participants Sundown Ultra had (around 1000 Individuals, plus some Team of 2 and Team of 4 relays). Moving forward, 2XU SG Ultra can consider adding a "Drop Bag" service for runners to do their own change of gear and resupp at u-turn point. Also can consider whether can allow hiking poles (which may be an unfair advantage) although in this race they did not announce whether it was indeed allowed. If it is allowed, it should be made mandatory to put on rubber feet to prevent damaging the road surfaces.
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    2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    https://www.sgultramarathon.com/results result are out. Only 100 male and 15 female finishers for 100km
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    2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    Didn't encounter any wild dog along the way at all.
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    2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    Some sausages were burnt, but many more are ok.
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    2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    The CP is described as next to a particular BBQ pit.... so maybe really have BBQ?
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    2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    They better have proper timing mats at the u-turn points and cycling marshalls catching runners cheating using dock-free rental bikes.
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    Register Now for Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2017!

    My Suunto recorded 9.7km. The shuttle bus queue for going back to Expo was very poorly managed. Those people in black shirts with the tags have no idea where the pick-up point is located and kept giving contradicting instructions. Eventually when it's time to board the bus, they even allowed those in the newly formed queue to board the bus first.
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