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Got an interview with Marcus Ong and his team mates - the champions of the SCMS Ekiden category. In the interview, I have some comments about their race winning strategy, amongst other things.

Link: http://www.prischew.com/running/scms-2014-marcus-ong-ekiden/

Also have interviews with the Emperor, Haile Gebrselassie, who came third in the 10km race, as well as local runner Mok Ying Ren on his marathon victory.

Link: http://www.prischew.com/running/scms-2014-running-race-results/

My race review for SCMS 2014.

Link: http://www.prischew.com/running/race-review-scms-2014/

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There are so many timing mats between 10km and 35km lor.

Most likely is they'll already give up after 10km, so just cut the suffering by cutting short the race.

timing mats are 5km in intervals.. so he skipped 15, 20, 21.1, 25 and 30km mats.. he must have either gone to the toilet at B1 and straight u turn or run straight and didnt turn into ECPark..

I saw many possible cheats too. They were hardly sweating even at the golf course area.

Always got these rats at marathons.

They're only after the finisher tee and the false glory.

But if they don't "win" the marathon, I suppose nobody cares...

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I'm sure that everyone would like to know what are their actual rankings.. now with all these rats, the ranking information is meaningless. The organizer should exclude those without all checkpoints in the ranking.

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True . The inclusion of these rats positions in the ranking systems is an insult to other runners who complete the FM route

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My Garmin recorded 42.6km....

@Viva I also thought couples shouldn't take this run as a dating event....

My Suunto recorded 42.85km...


I did my FM at 4:18. Could have been faster if not because of all those HM runners having no etiquette, strolling all over the place and not keeping left in the last 2.5 km. Groups strolling in abreast manner, couples holding hands walking at the right side of the overtaking paths, walkers simply disregarding all those running over them. Even straying and WALKING and BLOCKING in the finishing lane at Padang dedicated for FM finishers. When you yelled keep left etc, they behaved like zombies.

wow that was fast…..

My Polar M400 recorded 43 km :(

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wah, Ms angel.. kudos to you. After finishing marathon still got energy to go do interview. Not easy. :bow: I nearly 3 quarter dead by the time I crossed the line, no energy to do anything else but find a place to sit down, rest and stretch a bit.

As for the rats, its really strange, I thought they will be DQ'ed and excluded from the result and ranking? :unknw:

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I think so far people who missed certain checkpoints have always been included, and they do not stick closely to the cut off timing as well.. After 8h still can receive finishers' tee and medal. But i saw from FB someone was swept up the bus and not allowed to enter ECP as he could not finish before road closing is over.

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Is this timing possible ? This runner ran ahead of 4:00 hours pacers and still got a valid ranking !

attachicon.gifscms-2014-time.jpg

When I was leaving ECP after completed the loop, saw quite a number of runners just ran/walked straight from Fort Road toward Marina Barrage direction without turning into ECP as if they already planned to do that. The officials there also did not say anything.

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wah, Ms angel.. kudos to you. After finishing marathon still got energy to go do interview. Not easy. :bow: I nearly 3 quarter dead by the time I crossed the line, no energy to do anything else but find a place to sit down, rest and stretch a bit.

As for the rats, its really strange, I thought they will be DQ'ed and excluded from the result and ranking? :unknw:

Haha, aww thanks lonewolf. I too, was totally dead and couldn't even walk properly, but had to... cos I'm committed to bringing you all the latest running stories and interviews, hot off the press. ;)

My Garmin recorded 42.6km....

I recorded 43.7km

Is this timing possible ? This runner ran ahead of 4:00 hours pacers and still got a valid ranking !

attachicon.gifscms-2014-time.jpg

When I was leaving ECP after completed the loop, saw quite a number of runners just ran/walked straight from Fort Road toward Marina Barrage direction without turning into ECP as if they already planned to do that. The officials there also did not say anything.

Tsk... Rats... They're at every marathon. But what can we do about them....

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Anybody has any idea how to retrieve the e-certificate as stated in the email?

Go to SCMS result page (not marathon photo). Under your name, there is a button 'Print My Certificate' and you will get a PDF cert which you can save.

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I thought Sundown FM this year will be my worst FM.

But this SCMS proves me wrong ! :)

But this race turns out to be 1 of my best running experience in Singapore !

From all the post-race posts so far, I dare say I'm probably one of the last of sgrunners to finish the FM.

When I run at Sundown FM this yr, I thought I can't possible experience another more torturous and agonising race, I was wrong. I finish around 12+ for an unoffical time of 7hr 14 mins. So you guys can imagine what sort of race I have. But its an interesting experience. And I want to come back tomorrow to give a more detailed write-ups. Too tired now.

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Anybody has any idea how to retrieve the e-certificate as stated in the email?

Go to SCMS result page (not marathon photo). Under your name, there is a button 'Print My Certificate' and you will get a PDF cert which you can save.

Thanks, lonewolf!! I was searching for more than 15 minutes but couldn't find it :shok:

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Timing is worst, Experience is best !

?! Worse or better

Usually the worst experience is a bittersweet one that we'll always remember, although we didnt meet our timing target, we got sunburnt etc...

My friend ran his marathon in 4:03.

Just look at this picture. Tell me...why are there cheaters? What is the point of paying $55 and cheat? Might as well buy it on eBay.

https://www.facebook.com/runningshots.sg/photos/a.798158483565759.1073742951.309422402439372/798181790230095/?type=1&theater

You mean the uncle in this picture is your friend? Saw a lot of veteran runners prodding on under the hot sun and i really take my hat off them.

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You mean the uncle in this picture is your friend? Saw a lot of veteran runners prodding on under the hot sun and i really take my hat off them.

Wahahaha...not my uncle, but my colleague. 57 years old. As he ran like a speed demon, he finished slightly after 9am.

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Perhaps also to put DNF in the timing for those above 8 hours....

Disagree !

Do not DNF those real runners (incurred injury during the race or due to some other reasons) that indeed spent many hours to complete the whole race route such as Uncle Chan, the 84 years old oldest marathoner as long as deem accepted by the race organizer !

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Perhaps also to put DNF in the timing for those above 8 hours....

Disagree !

Do not DNF those real runners (incurred injury during the race or due to some other reasons) that indeed spent many hours to complete the whole race route such as Uncle Chan, the 84 years old oldest marathoner as long as deem accepted by the race organizer !

Agree with that. If you did not cheat, no one will call you a cheater.

You want to try running at age 84? Give some people credit for their guts.

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You mean the uncle in this picture is your friend? Saw a lot of veteran runners prodding on under the hot sun and i really take my hat off them.

Wahahaha...not my uncle, but my colleague. 57 years old. As he ran like a speed demon, he finished slightly after 9am.

Your colleague looks damn young and fit for a 57 years old.

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