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xjasonz

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  1. Frankly I wont make such hasty conclusion. You cannot assume that just from causal observations that you may have made from participating in a few overseas events. And I would even suggest that its not a like-for-like comparison since as you point out no finisher tee are offered in the first place. If finisher tee are offered, maybe you will see the same phenomenon that we observed in Singapore. As just for avoidance of doubt, when you say 'every race is just another big walk' I think you need to be clear who you are talking about. Does this includes the competitive walkers who were walking th
  2. so running just for event/finisher tee? HKSCM does not have a finisher tee or finisher medal for 21k. Only finisher medal for FM. Yet, every year, within a couple of hours if not days, slots are fully taken up. I know of people who take leave just to camp in front of the com to get a slot. HKSCM only offer a medallion and an event tee. I can only summarise one thing for races held overseas. The race is prestigious in the minds of the participants. The ability to run such race reflects one's commitment and respect to the event. Event tees, medals are intangible. To be able to take part and comp
  3. I think one way the race experience can be improved is the have better defined starting zones. Seeded/VIP(??)/under 5/over 5 is a too much of a blunt instrument. The difference between a 3hr vs 4:59hr marathoner, is much greater than that if a 5:01hr vs 7hr marathoner. Its too difficult to rely on self seeding within the sub 5hr group to ensure that everyone, serious and not so, will have a fair and pleasant experience. Faster runners wont be blocked, slower runners can do so at their own pace without blocking anyone. It would be a good idea to publish the criteria for each group like what m
  4. every race is a big walk. i do know of people who join without training. their respond is just, aiya, run also complete, walk also complete why bother to train.
  5. to organizers, only the top positions which affects monetary reward affects them. And they cldnt be bothered even after the incident which happened few years back? One guy, totally unknown ran faster thn Mok Yin Ren. This man made the whole organizing management team jump and searching for clues to who this guy is... Its about high time they do something to these people. They shld consider issuing medals and t-shirts only after official results r out. Those who missed checkpoints and finish above cut off timing are considered DNF. In this way, cheaters will be totally removed. But the problem
  6. to organizers, only the top positions which affects monetary reward affects them. And they cldnt be bothered even after the incident which happened few years back? One guy, totally unknown ran faster thn Mok Yin Ren. This man made the whole organizing management team jump and searching for clues to who this guy is... Its about high time they do something to these people. They shld consider issuing medals and t-shirts only after official results r out. Those who missed checkpoints and finish above cut off timing are considered DNF. In this way, cheaters will be totally removed.
  7. Imo, to truely make it into a race worthy event, they shld stop looking at numbers. Remove e notion of giving everyone a chance to run. They need to limit e numbers of runners for each cat, lower cut off timings and to show prove of previous completion within cut off time. With all these done, they can then better manage their resources. Rather than trying to cater to unknown crowds.
  8. The burning bridge... like this term cause everyone was like being bbq-ed on the bridge with nowhere to go... and i see many walkers trying to squeeze themselves to the most right of the bridge for some shade... which didnt help much... Highway to hell sounds more apt. And wht makes it worst is tht my mp3 player was playing it right after e 10k water point.
  9. used to have that upslope of ECP too in the past. But they removed it for the HM category. . Thankfully... And FM , they didn't... And this HM is the brutal one than any other HM .. yea. tht slope. i rmbr. but this year they compensated tht with a longer distance on AYE
  10. sigh.......... once again. cant fall asleep after the run. Tht is my problem with gels. Turning and tossing in bed for the past 2hrs and still wide awake. Body is tired but the mid is damn awake.. did the 21k. Saw up to 5 casualties. there is this one ang moh lying on stretcher covered in pee n poo. Looks quite bad. and another girl totally dazed sitting down lying against the wall attended by medic.... the route after sentosa along the expressway is totally unforgiving really lived up to its name of 'Unforgiving Bridge'.. A lot of people gave up running along that stretch. But what I like i
  11. one best way to beat the Q. take the last train to town and then camp there.
  12. Good news.. train services gonna start as early as 2.40am
  13. OK. Sound great but also a little superficial as well. But this overseas noob should tread carefully and probably not comment further until I had experience a marathon with great spectator support for myself. Dun want to unwittingly step on anyone's toes. I remembered my HK SCM run. Somewhere along the star ferry terminal area, ppl r giving out fishballs, cakes, bananas. Totally didnt expect tht. It was something new for me. And 1.5km before the end when u come down frm the bridge of no return, spectators are alrdy lining up cheering for u. Totally different from what one will experience in S
  14. helloooooo!!!!!

  15. shorts over long compression tights? or just go with long compression tights?

    1. metallilan

      metallilan

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    2. Jackie

      Jackie

      When in doubt, always go for shorts. You can't go wrong that way.

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