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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    Didn't encounter any wild dog along the way at all.
  4. 2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    Some sausages were burnt, but many more are ok.
  5. 2XU SG-Ultra Marathon (07 Oct - 08 Oct)

    The CP is described as next to a particular BBQ pit.... so maybe really have BBQ?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Green Race Forest 60 2017 - 26 Aug 2017

    Are hiking poles allowed for this race?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. POSB PAssion Run for kids- 10 Sep (Sun)

    The route is quite flat, good for setting PB, provided you start in front.
  12. 2XU Compression Run 2 April 2017

    The best 10km race for setting a fast time would be POSB Run for Kids. Starting from Marina Bay Promenade, run out to Tanjong Rhu and back. Relatively flat, and the Kids Run is on a segregated route beside the 10km near the end.
  13. 2XU Compression Run 2 April 2017

    Cool weather this morning, but I still can't go as fast as my PB time. Overall good experience except the 2XU Compression (of human sardines) at Fort Road and along the Tanjong Rhu park connector. My Suunto recorded 21.11km. They seemed to have got the distance markers wrong starting from the 17km marker. All have been placed about 450 metres early.
  14. Saw her running past at Bay East, after Marina Barage.
  15. The North Face 100 2016

    50km is Basically the usual 25 km route done twice. 25km, instead of coming back via the golf course, which is now inaccessible due to the impact study for Cross Island Line, comes back via the same way out, MacRitchie Nature Trail. The rest is the same, Rifle Range Road, Kampung Trail, Dairy Farm, Belukar Trail, etc.
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