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TRANS SINGAPORE 2020 - 13 SEPT (SUN)

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Date: 13 September 2020 (Sun)

Venue: Hindhede Road (Central Catchment Nature Reserve & MacRitchie Reservoir)

Distance: 50KM, 25KM & 15KM

COT:  TBA

Trans Asia Series: https://www.transasiaseries.com/

Trans Singapore: http://www.transsingapore.com/

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Registration: 02 Mar 2020

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17 hours ago, SG RED DEVIL said:

@kohpapa since you are trail runner from the beginning, this event might be an interest to you.

Thanks. Yes, I will explore tomorrow, quite familiar with the area, also with the NEW and RESTRUCTURED

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Ran this last week - Windsor Nature Park - MacRitchie Reservoir (Lornie Side). 

(info - https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-opens-6th-nature-park-with-another-new-park-in-the-8782728)

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Getting to Thomson Nature Park

 

 


Rifle Range Park (extracted from National Park website)

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Rifle Rangle Link via Windsor Nature Part/Sime Track

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MacRitchie Reservoir >>>  Windsor Nature Park >>> Rifle Range Nature Park >>> new Green Corridor (that should be 12km or more..Yes, I should see a 25km - 30km stretch.

If U-turn --> new Green Corridor >>> Rifile Range Nature Park >>> Windosr Nature Park >>> MacRitchie Reservior  (25km stretch)

Uncle thinks this is the possible 50km, Ultra! Trail Run.

Will update, and perhaps,  invite anyone interested, can join uncle to run trail and explore the Trans Singapore route 😀.

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Return from after 3 weeks of Exploring - Central Catchement Nature Reserve

if venue is Hindhede Road (Central Catchment Nature Reserve & MacRitchie Reservoir), then probably :

1. new Green Corridor should be the Daisy Farm Nature Reserve with the plenty of Quarries 
2. Windsor Nature Reserve actually is the new "North Hill" of MacRitchie Reservoir Route - linking Venus Loop.
3. Rifle Range Road (ran in the wee hours of the day, no traffic) is the road that connects Rifle Range Link with SIME Track to MacRitchie Reservior. This road also connects Diary Farm Nature Reserve. The Rifle Range Road is opp Beauty World under the overhead bridge just beside a bus stop.

4. Hindhede Road is near to the base of Bukit Timah Hill - facilitate Car Park and Amenities for Start Point.

Probable Route: Hindede Road >>> Daisy Farm Nature Reserve >> Rifle Range Road >> Rifle Range Link (SIME Track) MacRitchie Reservior >>> Ranger Station >>> Windsor Nature Reserve >>> Venus Loop >>> Return to Hindede Road (15KM - 25KM ) should be reasonable. 2 Loops will make that 50KM 😀

NEW and RESTRUCTURED :

Actually NEW "Steps" replaced "North Hill" slopping dirt close to the  Singapore Island Country Club. The SIME track are full of RESTRUCTURED Rocks, if anyone "go barefoot", better don't end up "bloody" foot reflexology.  Run NEW "Boardwalk" along the Windsor Nature Reserve, something "not really" ideal. Uncle got to "tip toe" ballet style to "minimize" sound. Missing most are the Monkeys. Maybe uncle doesn't have food like bananas.

Next week (4th): full loop Hindede Road >>> Daisy Farm Nature Reserve >> Rifle Range Road >> Rifle Range Link (SIME Track) MacRitchie Reservior >>> Ranger Station >>> Windsor Nature Reserve >>> Venus Loop >>> Return to Hindede Road next week to get a feel...Ultra! Run which includes a Bukit Hill ascent 😀 as part of uncle's Trans Singapore Hilly Ultra! Run 2020

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MacRitchie Reservior>>Bukit Timah Hill>>Bukit Batok Hill>>NTU (via Bukit Batok to Jurong)>> NUS-Southern Ridges >> Fort Canning Hill (anti-clockwise)

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I like their statement that this will be a single continuous run, involving a non-multi loop format. Will be more 'refreshing' for the runners with no repeated route

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Technically, agreeing "a single continuous run" is refreshing. MacRitchie Reservior route qualified to have "a single continuous run" because No Bikes Are Allowed.

Other trail routes are shared with "bikers, hikers and walkers". Uncle would see that, until officially annoucement for such "a single continuous run", will there be no "bikers, hikers and walkers" congesting the route? 

Another challenge is the support by volunteers to manage the course to ensure "a single continuous route" of 15KM, 25KM or 50KM.

Trial Run course is not like Road Run course. Logistics and Manpower deployment is not merely by mobile transportation. Even if transport is available, volunteers and support staff need to commute on their own like walking to locations which are really remotely from known tracks.

Communication within the Trail Course is challenging in tropical forested Nature Reserve (Central Catchment Area). In some areas, communication signal is weaker simply nearby there are military camps especially along Rifle Range Road.

Of course, there is still a possibility of the new Corridor Green extends beyond the Daisy Farm Nature Reserve. The Bukit Panjang side of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve stretching all the way to Mandai and Seletar Reservoir.

From Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (includes Daisy Farm Nature Park)...

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linking Bukit Panjang Nature Park...

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Zhenghua Park Connector

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Actually this is part of the Waterpipe route (MacRitchie Reservoir >>>Bukit Timah>>>Bukit Panjang>>>Mandai>>>Woodlands)

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This will definitely meet the "continuous" run of another 15km and more.

Wah, like that, then uncle shall have to reconsider Next week (4th): full loop Hindede Road >>> Daisy Farm Nature Reserve >> > Bukit Panjang>>>Mandai>>>U Turn>>>Mandai>>>Bukit Panjang>>>Daisy Farm Nature Reserve>>>Rifle Range Road >> Rifle Range Link (SIME Track) MacRitchie Reservior >>> Ranger Station >>> Windsor Nature Reserve >>> Venus Loop >>> U Turn >>>Hindede Road next week to get a feel of the "continuous" Trans Singapore Ultra! Trail Run which includes a Bukit Hill ascent (chong hill)..☹️

 

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Yesterday i tried the dairy farm to macritchie  via rifle range road. Distance is 10 km according to my runkeeper. To add to 15 km, perhaps got to turn to zhenhua park before going to the water pipes area? Not too sure.

It will be interesting to see what routes they will offer 😀

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1 hour ago, starfinder said:

Yesterday i tried the dairy farm to macritchie  via rifle range road. Distance is 10 km according to my runkeeper. To add to 15 km, perhaps got to turn to zhenhua park before going to the water pipes area? Not too sure.

It will be interesting to see what routes they will offer 😀

great info..about 15km so we have a 15KM route because Chestnut Ave is assessible to Logistics and Transportation. Zhenghua Park will be a more appropriate U-Turn and checkpoint.

Hindede Road >>> Daisy Farm Nature Reserve >> > Zhenghua Park (U-Turn)>>>Dairy Farm Nature Reserve>>>MacRitchie via Rifle Range Road via MacRitchie Link via SIME Track>>>Windsor Nature Park>>>Venus Loop (U-Turn)>>>Hindede Road (25KM/50KM)

15KM shall be Dairy Farm Nature Park U-turn instead of Zhenghua Park (U-turn) for those 25KM/50KM

50km - Add MR Route (anti-clockwise loop) instead of straight to the Ranger Stn to Windsor Nature Park after SIME Track (only for doing 25km).

Ranger Stn is Logistics and Deployment area for the MacRitchie/Singapore Island Country Club Side. The other will be the MR Amenities Area and Carpark at Lornie Road.

Looks like we have covered all possible hydration/nutrition checkpoints - A. Hindede Road,  B. Dairy Farm Welcome C. Zhenghua Park (Chestnut Ave), D. Ranger Station, E. Windsor Nature Park (Entrance) which actually Venus Car Park, F. MR Amentities and Carpark (for those that will do 50KM).

Wah, like that, we actually have plotted SGRunners'  version of Trans Singapore 15KM/25KM/50KM. Now, we just need to run and verify 15KM, 30KM and 50KM. 😀  Add chong (ascend) Bukit Timah Hill if you still have enough endurance after 15KM/25KM/50KM.

 

 

 

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Uncle, actually how do these organizers measure accurately on the distance? There are many times my runkeeper 'hang', perhaps due to the weak signals in the forest. 

 

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28 minutes ago, starfinder said:

Uncle, actually how do these organizers measure accurately on the distance? There are many times my runkeeper 'hang', perhaps due to the weak signals in the forest. 

 

weak signals in the forest are due to communication in the "military zone" as mentioned on the presence of military camps along Rifle Range Road.

As for these organizers measuring accurately the distance, you can always depend on them to do a good job 👌

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