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20 Aug 17- Safra Singapore Bay Run And Army Half Marathon 2017

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$65 for HM is bit steep but I guess that is expected for today's market. Anyway why are there different runners entitlement for public vs NSMen?

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On 2017-5-1 at 2:48 PM, wonderfulblevic said:

I just signed up moments ago.  Looks like it has been fixed cos I didn't see any similar issues.  I  was charged correctly and asked to select the correct category.

Tried to sign up, facing the same problem as manys in the FB. Was coded $46 as Safra Member than $16 as Ex NSmen. Enquired thru sbr@safra.sg & waiting for reply. 

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12 hours ago, nightknight1976 said:

Tried to sign up, facing the same problem as manys in the FB. Was coded $46 as Safra Member than $16 as Ex NSmen. Enquired thru sbr@safra.sg & waiting for reply. 

lucky you never continued to just register and pay... I guess they have not solve the problem yet.. early bird period still weeks away so there is still time for them to settle...

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14 hours ago, Arvin Tunas said:

$65 for HM is bit steep but I guess that is expected for today's market. Anyway why are there different runners entitlement for public vs NSMen?

If I don't remember wrongly, since some years ago, they had provided singlet for NSmen and Event Tee for the public...

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3 minutes ago, AutumnRunner said:

If I don't remember wrongly, since some years ago, they had provided singlet for NSmen and Event Tee for the public...

This singlet given to the NSmen started from year 2011 edition (red and light grey version). The public participants instead received the event t shirt instead.

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16 minutes ago, AutumnRunner said:

lucky you never continued to just register and pay... I guess they have not solve the problem yet.. early bird period still weeks away so there is still time for them to settle...

I register yesterday afternoon. No problem , pay $16 only. 

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On 2017-5-4 at 8:46 AM, AutumnRunner said:

lucky you never continued to just register and pay... I guess they have not solve the problem yet.. early bird period still weeks away so there is still time for them to settle...

They juz replied cannot find my name in national servicemen list given by SAF. Alamak...juz to check anyone who finished MR still able to sign up as $16? 

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35 minutes ago, nightknight1976 said:

They juz replied cannot find my name in national servicemen list given by SAF. Alamak...juz to check anyone who finished MR still able to sign up as $16? 

I finished MR , no problem to sign up and pay $16 only. How about previous year ? did you sign up or this is the first time you sign after MR ?

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On 5/9/2017 at 8:03 AM, nightknight1976 said:

Participated this run in yr 1999, 2000, 2014, 2015, 2016. Hmmmmzzz... Email replied to show proof for ex-NSmen... sianz... 

it's weird that they dun have any record....

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18 hours ago, AutumnRunner said:

it's weird that they dun have any record....

So bro have you signed up already?

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2 hours ago, beast said:

So bro have you signed up already?

of course... streak race.... this is a race that I would think is most unpredictable.. The number of runners depends on if Army allows the NSFs to run in 10km or 21km category... that category becomes super crowded whichever category they have decided for them...

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So make p/copy of SAF 11B. Save the photo somewhere in case in future you have to prove u former NS man :rolleyes:

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Posted (edited)

OMG! YACR!! :thumbsd:

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Hopefully, NSMan still get the 2XU singlet.

Edited by lonewolf

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11 hours ago, lonewolf said:

OMG! YACR!! :thumbsd:

Hopefully, NSMan still get the 2XU singlet.

Gut feel is that it should be the same apparel for singlet, event tee and finisher tee.....

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My brain says 10km, my heart says 21km.

Even 10km is no longer a walk in the park for me anymore.

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4 minutes ago, g18 said:

My brain says 10km, my heart says 21km.

Even 10km is no longer a walk in the park for me anymore.

2.5 .keep months to train for it...

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Flag off timing

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The HM is flagging off earlier this yr. Also,  mention of enhanced shuttle bus service. Hopefully no need to pay for cab to race site this yr. :P

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Hope the shuttle bus is like other event, start from some MRT station instead of Safra building. 

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1 hour ago, lonewolf said:

Flag off timing

The HM is flagging off earlier this yr. Also,  mention of enhanced shuttle bus service. Hopefully no need to pay for cab to race site this yr. :P

Looks like they are following the footsteps of 2XU and SCMS to have an earlier timing and more staggered flag offs to ease the crowd.

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I wonder this year would the NSFs run the 10km or the 21km race... in the past (during my time), NSFs are running/walking the 21km which made the entire race a bit crowded esp at the starting pen... a few years ago, NSFs were running/walking the 10km race instead and this made the 10km race crowded too.... so this year, wonder if there will be any changes.... continue 10km or 5km?

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