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S.TGR Marathon 10K/21K/42K - 15 Nov 2020

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I am still baffled as to why are some organizers still adopting a "Wait and see" approach by shifting race dates to end of the year, instead of just plan it for next year's edition, or just go virtual. Even SCSM is still gunning for a possibility of a go-ahead by Decemeber.

Sure things are getting a bit more stable here now, infection rates are consistently low for a prolonged period, and regulations are slowly getting relaxed, but the outlook of the pandemic is still gloomy till the end of the year and I really don't think mass events will be allowed this year. It is good to be optimistic about things and we all want things to go back to normal asap, but I do wish people would adopt a more careful approach to things getting back on track instead of taking a risk that will involve a heavy cost. 

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On 9/8/2020 at 1:54 PM, beast said:

I am still baffled as to why are some organizers still adopting a "Wait and see" approach by shifting race dates to end of the year, instead of just plan it for next year's edition, or just go virtual. Even SCSM is still gunning for a possibility of a go-ahead by Decemeber.

 

Some people are just in denial. Many other behave as if they are invulnerable to the virus. That's why it's impossible countries like US, Brazil or India to control the infections. 

Even here where we have a lot of KS people (all the different KS variants), there will always be people or companies who choose not to behave in a social responsible manner. 

It can't be help. It's just the nature of the beast (pun intended!) :crazysmile:

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uncle signed up FREE 42KM Virtual Marathon... with NO add-on (e-cert, wood medal, tee...etc)

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Register - https://runnerreg.com/portal/registration/stgr-marathon-vr

in case, you want to change your mind, withdraw...or to Add-on with Medal & merchandise...

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Organiser's website

https://tgr.run/

Virtual Race (Registration, Submission..etc)

https://tgr.run/virtual/

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More info - https://tgr.run/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/STGR-MARATHON-VIRTUAL-RACE-2020-OVERVIEW-EN.pdf

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actually...Free Base Entry with Finisher Certificate ... $9 [printed] or $4 [digital]base-entry.jpg

with the option to withdraw anytime...

all DIY...

yes, why not...just do Marathon since it says AnyPlace...unlike most distances...Punggol Park (designated route preferred)

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that is to say...Digital Race registration is about $5/$10 [no GST] with Add-on on whatever you want...Finisher tee and medal..add another $40 [no GST]...

VR package is about $50...

Important to read terms and conditions...

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only uncle (42KM) and @prisangel (21KM) participated in this Virtual Edition ...

submission using Strava app only....start 7am - 3pm (original Real Run requirement in the past)...

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interestingly, *Strava Link is required...

uncle submitted on Nov 15...

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Just to share on Strava app...How to spot cheating on Strava...

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so honorably race means "moving" time is taken as qualifying...

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still pending, until final ranking and results on Dec 15...

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uncle was ranked 8th based on "Moving Time" and not "Elapsed Time" in "Top 10 in the 42KM" Category..

so was @prisangel , ranked 9th based on "Moving Time" in the 21KM, but "Top 5 in Female 21KM" category...

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however, uncle 21KM submission was not accepted, because the route must be on "designated" Punggol Park, unlike 42KM (anyplace). 

Registration is FREE, but add-on uncle included...$9

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what would @prisangel and uncle win if till Dec 15...remained as Top 5 and Top 10 ranking respectively...Prizes awarded will be...

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@prisangel will get goodr sponsored sunglasses...

sibei shiok! :)

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Finally, uncle completed the series 42K/21K/10K/5K/3K (Family)/1K (Kids) for STGR Marathon Virtual Race. Registrations are FREE during Covid-19 (because Race was cancelled). However, if you do you best and be ranked in the respective Virtual Races, you will still be awarded Prizes as though you were in Run-in Place Races (Real Runs). Well, uncle is happy to say, are ranked to win prizes (wearables and eatables) for all the categories. Best of all with FOC Registrations :) 

 

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15 minutes ago, kohpapa said:

Finally, uncle completed the series 42K/21K/10K/5K/3K (Family)/1K (Kids) for STGR Marathon Virtual Race. Registrations are FREE during Covid-19 (because Race was cancelled). However, if you do you best and be ranked in the respective Virtual Races, you will still be awarded Prizes as though you were in Run-in Place Races (Real Runs). Well, uncle is happy to say, uncle won prizes (wearables and eatables) for all the categories. Best of all with FOC Registrations :) 

 

Well done Uncle on your completion and the prizes! Wonder if Pris also got them as well 😁

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as long as Pris remained as Top 5 Female in 21KM, the pair of Goodr Sun Glasses will be hers...but competition is getting tougher with many overseas participants (trail running elites) coming in to "joster" for top 5 or top 10 positions...just like World Asics Ekidens Virtual Race... fast and furious until the end of the Virtual Race (15 Dec)...

possibly both uncle and Pris may be dropping out of Top 5/Top 10...got consolation prizes for Last 5...lol...uncle can go for that also...:)

 

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Final Results (with Prizes)...

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Congratulations to Pris for winning a consolation prize (21KM)...

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uncle won consolation prize voucher (42KM)..

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and consolation prize (10KM) 

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uncle was narrowly "beaten" from Top 10 in the 5KM race...

oh well, ends well, got prizes to wear and to eat...FOC entry for all categories...uncle hope they remember to carve uncle's Finisher Medal with 5KM/10KM/21KM/42KM...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from this forum thread...[End] 😄

 

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