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  1. Yeah. Confused between SA and SNOC and which body it was that nominate Ashley in the first place. If it was SNOC, then its even worse. And the result of the case will be closely watched by the local sports fraternity. And like I said, the implication could be more far-reaching that some of us might realise (or even care) If I understand Soh's recent post correctly, the need for an expert witness was because of Ashley's testimony on the stand during cross-examination. From a layman's POV and reading through the press reports and some of the courts documents posted publicly
  2. Unfortunately, it is probably not as simple as Uncle has put it. Sure, money and more importantly, reputation is at stake. And also perhaps the credibility of a National Sports Association who supported Ashley in the first place. One thing is beyond dispute though - Soh is definitely the better marathoner.
  3. Athletics: Marathoner Soh Rui Yong loses two of three appeals, must pay Ashley Liew $10,000 for costs Full Story: Link Here
  4. Yeah. I also think allowing 6 runs is over-generous. A more reasonable number would be 4. But I suppose by allowing up to 6, it is still up to the individual how he want to challenge himself. Pink Apple is just kicking the can down the road. Imagine giving the 10,000+ runners who registered in 2019/2020 a free entry to the next physical run. That's easily a few hundred K of lost revenue (even if only half take up the offer) How would they make up for the shortfall? Maybe they will charge $50 for a 5K, $75 for 10K and $100 for the HM.
  5. Pink Apple has caved! Now multiple submission is allowed (up to 6 entries)! In addition, those who signed up for the race in 2019/2020 will be given a race entry for the next physical race. I guess it's part of Pink Apple's effort at damage control and appease some of those who has signed up. Of cos, it's impossible to please everyone but if they made less people unhappy with the above, then I think it's a good move on their part. Personally, I was not even going to verify my participation because it will be extremely difficult to run a HM distance in one go. Now t
  6. Yeah. Agree. I think it is just a case of the Race Organiser taking the opportunity to chop some carrot heads to make up for the revenue shortfall from COVID. I feared that you are right in your assessment. From the organiser POV, they will say if virtual race (without log support) can charge $70 (for HM), then for a fully supported race, can easily charge 1.5x - 2x more. Actually, your post makes me think, what would be a reasonable fee for a HM virtual race? Maybe, when I'm free, I would do a comparison with the other HM virtual races. Just to have an idea of the current
  7. With all the unhappiness bombing Pink Apple FB page, I wondered how likely Pink Apple will rescind this rule and allowed multiple runs. Of course, if their system is unable or incapable of accepting multiple results, then I guess it will be untenable.
  8. How the did I miss the most important point? Ans: Probably because the FAQ was not updated when I posted my update. Yeah, it will be hard for me too given my current level of training. I'm sure it's the same for a lot of other people too. So unless they changed their policy, a lot of registered HM runners will probably end up not running at all.
  9. I have updated the 1st post to include all the latest information. Some relevant FAQs: 4. When will I receive my race entitlements? Race entitlements, like running singlet, will be mailed out to you once you complete your registration or verified your details.Upon confirmation, mailing will take about 3 - 4 weeks to reach you. Finisher's Entitlement Collection (Finisher Medal and 21.1km Finisher T-Shirt). Venue: 6 Raffles Blvd, #02-318 Marina Square, Singapore 039594 (Opposite Eccellente by HAO mart) Date: 3 May - 30 June 2021 Time: (11am - 8pm) 6. Will I get a
  10. Finally an update!! And to the surprise of absolutely no one.. the race is going where all races has gone since COVID - V I R T U A L https://www.facebook.com/2XURUN/posts/4277465895610533
  11. Mass running on the scale of 2XU is not coming back this year. And possibly next year. The authority just announced a pilot scheme allowing 250 participants. That is not even 10% of the typical scale of 2XU. So there's no way Pink Apple can think about holding a race this year. And there's probably no way they can refund the participants (most of the monies from registration is probably spend by now). So I can foresee them declaring 'force majeure' and cancelled the event without refunds. They were suppose to give us the race pack for last year but again, there has been '
  12. I think a lot of people seems to have a misconception of what a vaccine is. A vaccine is not a panacea that will magically immune you from catching the disease. And whether it reduces the transmissibility if you have the virus is still largely unknown. A vaccine teaches you body to produce the anti-bodies to fight the virus if you catch it. So that you have a better chance of fighting the virus if you get it. So while more people getting vaccinated means less people will get sick, it does not means that all the safe distancing measures, the contact tracing etc can just stop. A
  13. I have a few comments about the surveys. #1 I do not see why it is necessary to ask for the name of the respondent. It should be optional. #2 When you are crafting a survey, it is better to ask for a scaled response to your questions (usually 1 -5 or 1 - 6). Crafting your surveys like an examination is a definite put-off. No one want to answer so many open-ended questions in a survey. It is cumbersome and it actually makes digesting the results a nightmare. If you are asking so many open-ended questions, how are you even going to quantify the results? #3 I did not join but would
  14. It's unlikely that he wrote it on his own. It's mostly the works of his lawyers. And if I'm not mistaken, affidavit are usually not single-spaced paragraphs (the way a book or a news article is typically written). So it's probably not a long as it sounds.
  15. Can someone please tell me what is in the entitlements that required you to pay $12 to ship to you locally? Isn't it just a tee-shirt and medal? Then it should be a small parcel. Shipping through Singpost would be max $6. I think the tracked package at $3 is probably do-able. And given the probably volume that need to be shipped, there should have been an economics of scale and volume discount. So still don't understand why it need to cost $12.
  16. The drama continues. Marathoner Soh Rui Yong alleges judge hearing fellow athlete’s libel suit against him is biased, should step aside Dr Ashley Liew has sued Soh Rui Yong for defamation after they both competed in the marathon at the SEA Games in 2015 Dr Liew won sportsmanship prizes for his actions in the race, but Mr Soh has publicly disputed the actions After eight days of hearings, Mr Soh alleges District Judge Lee Li Choon has displayed bias towards Dr Liew The ‘crux of the dispute’ is the two runners' pace, but the judge had refused expert advice and e
  17. No worries. I never view your comments in that way.
  18. I think this is not the first time I am saying this but it is probably worth repeating. I am not adverse to joining virtual races. In fact, there are a couple of virtual races that are issuing quality ELM medals at acceptable registration fee, My issues with virtual races is that you usually need a running app (operating on your hp) or a GPS-enabled watch to record your runs for uploads later. I do not like to run with my handphone and I do not owe a GPS-enabled watch. And those are the only reasons why I have never join virtual races before. Frankly, I not even 100% certain if
  19. Website: HERE Registration: HERE Entitlement Event apparel Finisher medals 18.88 KM FINISHER MEDAL 88.88 KM FINISHER MEDAL Other entitlements [COMMENT] I knew this was coming but I was hoping that the yearly Lunar Run (organised by TSCSC) would not be converted to a virtual run. I guess I have not choice but to sign up for my first virtual race if I want to continue with the Zodiac Medal series. Frankly, it's super value for money and there are no messy MOVE apps to use with this one (unlike ST Virtual Run). Actually, I believe I can
  20. Coach Tan Swee Tiong, also known as Lexxus Tan, is the founder of popular running club F1 Runners. He had cheated club members to feed his gambling addiction. He has returned $5,940, but admitted to spending the vast majority of the more than $100,000 he received on gambling. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG A running coach duped nearly 40 people of more than $100,000, selling them false tour packages for overseas marathon trips or non-existent Garmin watches. Tan Swee Tiong, 48, also known as Lexxus Tan, is the founder of popular running club F1 Runners and had cheated club members to feed his
  21. I think the govt is more concerned about MICE events rather than mass running events. I don't think the priority of holding a mass running event like SCSM is very high on their list right now. So I wouldn't say that the possibility is very low. I would say it is zero.
  22. And it's all conjecture of cos but surely having to face a defamation suit from an ex-team mate and potential disciplinary proceeding from the same association that is supposed to be supporting you, cannot be conducive for an amateur runner.
  23. Very nice to read the resolution between SA and SRY. Maybe I am reading too much into it, but I can't help but feel that Malik's departure from SA was not entirely voluntary.
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