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  Run1 23:00 1.86(12:20) 3.0(7:40)22 /23c95%
  Total1 23:00 1.86(12:20) 3.0(7:40)22 /23c95%

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Monday Nov 25, 2019 #


Looking at the list here of what makes you a suspected religious extremist in Xinjiang, most readers of this would probably be advised to stay well clear. (I'd fail on the second point as well as the first, and will probably fail on the third - surely something must have been lost in translation here - when the time comes).

(It has been suggested, probably not unreasonably, that the fact that this got leaked to the New York Times suggests that someone very senior is not happy about what's going on).
8 AM

Run 23:00 [3] *** 3.0 km (7:40 / km)

Sprint course in Singapore, at Bishan in the northern suburbs (a course from a training event they ran a few weeks ago). Arrived there and was slightly disconcerted - there were apartment towers everywhere but mostly only small buildings on the map. I quickly realised that most of the apartment towers are open on the ground floor (I guess to help with airflow) and were mapped as canopies, with the lift/stair wells as the "buildings". Seemed a fairly straightforward course at first but a bit more technical in the second half, and I managed the classic sprint thing of getting myself onto the wrong side of a wall at the third-last.

Calf was still not 100% and I probably wouldn't have gone out had I not had a particular reason to, but it didn't get any worse through the run and has come up reasonably afterwards, so hopefully it will be right for my next planned run on Wednesday.

Not sure whether I can count this as a 30th orienteering country or not - it was a course but not an event. (Italy was once in the same category for me but I've competed in a couple of events there since). Also good to get a chance to look at Singapore suburbia - it seemed to be a fairly typical public housing estate (most Singaporeans live in public housing so this doesn't have the social connotations it would in a lot of Western countries).

Now on the way home, after doing a seminar in Singapore this afternoon (at the invitation of a former Bureau colleague who's working here now). Seemed to go OK.

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