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  1. 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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    Green Race Forest 60 2017 - 26 Aug 2017

    Are hiking poles allowed for this race?
  12. Generous serving of Pocari Sweat after the run. People literally just take bottles of Pocari Sweat without having to pay a single cent. I doubt this business model can remain sustainable.
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    Income Eco Run (fka Run350) - 30 April 2017

    My Suunto Ambit 3 measured 20.99 km, just 100 metres less than HM distance. Looking at the other distances reported, it seems this race has quite an accurate distance. The distance markers are also quite zun.
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    POSB PAssion Run for kids- 10 Sep (Sun)

    The route is quite flat, good for setting PB, provided you start in front.
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    Pocari Sweat Run - 23 Jul 2016

    Was there a Finisher t-shirt? I didn't get any.