Monday, October 11, 2010

ECO CHALLENGE - SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

I did it!!....

I paid RM35-00 for this. The race was supposed scheduled in August but had to be postponed to October.

The race supposed to start at 9.30am (???) but dragged to 10.30am (???).


The Organizer


Register here and get your breakfast

Serenity Lake


Surrounding area

The blow pipe target

my navigation map..i need to bring this...

private moment..

Other bloggers opt to join the Nike and hooha run (boring...) today, but i just want something different.

The Eco Challenge is organized by Global Martial Arts Entertainment something...


Paddy field or paddy garden...?

Looks like a paddy field to me...

best kan?

in sorry state due to wear and tear...

making a paddy field round

ni la kot tempat start dia...


Before we start, let see what the organizer prepared for the runners...yeay...!  :

Not yet...

Presentation of award - 3 or 4 of them for contributing their service in martial art community

Then, there were more martial art demonstrations, quite scary....


mesmerized by the kuntau team

taking their positon


Real weapon was used

The kuntau group..

They even request few of the award winner to present martial art demonstration and surprisingly one of them was a singer...nyanyi la pulak

relax..have fun...

Then there were ceremony to free the 'ikan keli' to officially launch the eco challenge race
This is the 'Ikan Keli' (minus the sting)


Still got time for aerobic session...

Then, there were aerobic session to burn the 'selulit' with a hip hop pounding music.


Aerobic some more...relax...

Then, there were briefing of the race

Then, the kids start first

Then, its our turn

The Run

Hills, hills and more hills...then there were trail, then there were swamp mud...yahoo...

The Kenyans are in front, Jasni and few elite runners are in front too...


'sep bang sep!!'...running around the paddy field

Mr Onn (wearing the Bidor Half Marathon Digi shirt)...he is 62 by the way..

Conquering the hill

More hill...

Sikit lagi nak sampai atas...


bukit sapu tangan...1.8km je..piece of cake...

my god...! the longest 1.8km in my life.!..feeling like want to 'mampus' already...

Finally!...the bukit sapu tangan tower...ooo..yeah...
They should put a drink station here
This is the entrance of trail run...

Then, there were 'sumpit' (blow pipe)...5 times try...then there were 'tangkap ikan keli' (catch the fish and put it in the basket' session...finish.

Actually, i didn't expect of winning or anything as the Kenyans were there, whole bunch of them, there were elite runners from Chap Ayam too...Jasni and the gang...fuh...tough one...
I thought my winning chance from zero to none!!


Elite gang...some of them were lost in the woods...
alamak...serius la pulak muka masing2...tension sebab lambat start...huhu


Guess what? I won!! I'm in the 15 fast runners (with the Kenyans of course) who will take the podium.

For that, I've been awarded with a medal, cert and.....jeng, jeng...RM50-00 cash...!!! wooohooo....!!!

Not long after that i knew that many of the elite runners like one of the many Kenyans, sawoto and few elite runners had been lost during the trail run....quite scary...

The Trail Run


From bukit sapu tangan with love...entering the trail...

so scary...no one infront of you, none at the back either...huhu....you're all alone...
The red and white stripes plastic - our hope for not getting lost..

been following this chick since the trail...she's good!!
She got 3rd placing in Women Open...RM500-00...whooaaa...!!


Eh...ni mcm mana ada org kawin kat sini ni?....
Some people love to make a different this year...

Congratulations to the couple...Ken and nazidah...


The trail run...the almost 2km distance covering slippery ascending hills, mud swamp, dead trees along your way, they even have this 'mengkuang leave' protruding from side way. The only label mark was the red and white stripes plastic hanging by the tree branches, you have to exactly follow these, if you fail, the consequences of not winning the RM50-00 is high....he, he...


The blow pipe...or sumpit time....3 kali baru kena...
'sedut ke hembus ni'?

Its really confusing inside the jungle, you can easily misguided by multiple trails, i know I've  lost my way a few steps but managed to keep on track.....maybe if you patience enough you may find your way..
There were 4 officials in the trails....2 photographers at the middle (i think) the other 2 at almost the end.


The 'tangkap Ikan Keli' part..a little bit drama there...

suka la tu...dah dapat ikan...!!..

There were no water station!!! I repeat....there were NONE!!!...The organizer should inform the runners about this, but they failed!! How disappointing...!!

The runners had to endure 4km of tarmac hills running, 2km of trails and another 2 km of tarmac towards the end...with no water!!!

How did i overcome dehydration? jeng..jeng....my choice of purchasing camel bak dehydration pack that saved me...but sadly, while you were enjoying your precious electrolytes, others had no choice just to keep on running...(where is Kash's kedai runcit when you need one?)...I've managed to get a cup of mineral water (just co-incidentally asking the official) then I hand it over to the awek running beside me since at the trail.
She needed the drink more than I am (my hydration pack of 1.5L finished already...at the trail!!).


Last man standing...

Nasib je..lambat sikit abis dah..

alamak muka penat!

with the gang...basuh kasut berjemaah session

ni dah basuh ni, air longkang ni bersih ke tak ni?

The Prize Presentation Session

I completed the race about 1hr and 10 minutes or so (8km only ma..) at around 11.30am, but the prize giving ceremony comes around at almost 1.00pm!! If it wasn't for the 15th placing (last in my category), I'd be on my way home...(and the lucky draw of a vacation in Bandung and Beijing makes me stay a little longer...huhu)


aku dapat RM50-00, lepas duit minyak...yahoo..!!


The proof of success!! (Nasib baik je tu..)...with all the Kenyans in the background...

It touches your heart when there were 2 running team clubs from Ipoh and Teluk Intan. They stayed overnight at a chalet nearby, running today, journey back to Perak then going back to school tomorrow. Most of them took a place at the podium. Congratulations to all the kids!!...and the teacher too...

I've dedicated this run to the Teluk Intan Running club for their excellent job!!
Their teacher is in white vest in front..didn't get his name..dang!!
The small boy (orange vest) in front succumbed to the fatigueness after the race..(he's having a fever)..pitty him...

The Bad About The Race
1) NO WATER STATION - EVER!!! - they only served us drink before and after the race...not during...ceh!!
2) too many ceremony or presentation before the race
3) Late start - 10.30am - most of the runners are getting fade up
4) Insufficient of marsyal in the trail to guide you or to assist you in case you tumbling down at the cliff of death!
5) Insufficient of mark in the trail - people do get lost (and cry)
6) Prize giving ceremony at 1.00pm and they request us to gather around the main stage for a sun bath!! - makin gelap la aku!!..

The Good About the Race
1) the winning prize - wohoo!!...RM1,000 for top runners
2) something different - catching the fish and blow pipe

Will I take part for another race with the same organizer?...yes and no....
Thanks for reading....

33 comments:

  1. only if you did not take that many photos, you would have made it to the top 10 ... :)

    great job. I think kenyans are not good in sumpitan and tangkap keli thingy ....

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  2. wah tahniah! maner gambar amoi? satu je????

    len kali bawak hydration pack :D

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  3. Ian : No lah...i'm not gaming for it...(but its nice though)...
    P/s : i'm not fit like you or yim

    Yim : amoi tak ramai ari tu...*spoilt*...
    eh...where's your TNF race report? Both you and ian...

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  5. congrats team mate! Team Badut akan gegarkan GT nanti..hi hi

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  6. Yeah...team badut akan melumpurkan diri sendiri dan team mcm bagus, team cengkerang, team yim and mystery partner, team diket, team kash dgn nik, team deo...tu baru team rbu je...
    lain2 team yg tak tersenarai pun bakal kena lumpur jugak...mwahaha...

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  7. wait, kau nya bib tu AM002 ke? silap la.. patut tulis AM001 ... amoi :D

    looked fun man!

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  8. haah la betul!! sepatutnya mcm tu...
    memang fun dlm tangisan jugak lah...

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  9. yeah...enjoy the moment..!! ramai runner power2 takde hari tu...he, he...

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  10. amboi, seronok nyer kau main lumpur tu yer...dah practise nak lumpurkan geng lain kat GT ler tu hehehe. Congrats bro, podium finish tu, terrer hang navigate dlm trail, mmg sah kene masuk TNF 100 next year hehehe

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  11. ziff : lumpur tu aku ada simpan sikit utk team lain...kalau TNF 100 tu ada kat malaysia ni, dah lama aku masuk...yahoo...!! (takut jugak sebenarnya ni..)

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  12. Ijam,

    Dasatnya event, ni memang all rounder beround-round nih. Yang lambat start, berjemur tengah panas tu memang part of the event kot. Fuuhhh seb baik aku tak join GT, by the time korang semua bermandi lumpur, aku dah balik ke kuala lumpur dah...

    Congrats lah dapat juga sebaris dengan Kenyans...

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  13. saja je masuk kat sini sbb larian lain nampak mcm boring je, walaupun awek ramai....
    tapi kat sini, awek takde huhu....

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  14. macam best aje ijam, congrats menang duit lagi tuuhh .. mesti ada balance lepas beli minyak kan? hehe boleh belanja kita orang ais kacang LOL .. congrats dik !!

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  15. ooo dapat duit... belanja milo satu...

    congrats beb... cayok! lu memang sungguh laju sekarang kan

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  16. Ijam sumpit tu bawak naik GT!..kalu Nik potong team badut, sumpit punggung dia ...hi hi

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  17. Cik June : mmg best dpt tangkap ikan dgn sumpit sekali...belanja ice kacang? boleh je...

    Hancik : aku belanja entrance swimming kat bangsar tu...skrg tak boleh swim lepas kerja la, kena ambik anak awal...aduh...

    Ray : aku bawak 2 sekali...yahoo...

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  18. syah TNF dude: Nasib je tu...kau lagi power masuk TNF...prestigous tu...!! Congrats to you too

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  19. Sorry lambat sikit bro. Tak terkejor aku nak baca semua blog sempena tarikh keramat 10.10.10. Anyway, tahniah untuk perlumbaan eco-challenge yang nampak menarik betul. Lain dari yang lain. Fun. Ni kira simulation main lumpur untuk Trailblazer la ye?

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  20. Diket : aku pun tengah tunggu race report King of Mountain jugak ni...
    Betul tu, lumpur tu ada simpan ni ha, belum keras lagi..he, he

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  21. haha.. Superb. something different than the others. sounds more fun that the Fun Run kitaorg buat! congrats. a winning is a winning, even at 15th position. Aku baca pasal event ni, tp yelah, bilah postpone tu lupa dah. the hill was something, mcm Gunung Tampin.

    Congrats winning it. Kira pas ni lumpur kat Awana tu takde masalah lah ek? err.. sumpit now allowed masa TB nanti okeh? :P

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  22. Aku rasa Ijam ni ada sikit2 DNA pelari KENYAL la.
    Tengok tu! nak main tektik kotor la tu.
    Main sumpit2 pulak.
    Kang aku bawak pistol air kang baru kau tau...

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  23. Che : yelah, something different. bukit tu memang azaaaab!!!..aku dah sebati dgn lumpur dah..ha, ha..

    Nik TNF Dude : sikit je (persian takde ye..)...
    sumpit back up je utk secret weapon, pistol air tu guna air lumpur baru class...

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  24. en.Ijam,

    Tq amik gambar kami.. ok.. see u next race.
    sib baik tak mati dlm utan takda air... huhuhu.. terukla organizer tak sediakan air...

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  25. Lenny kek lapis : lupa la mana satu rupa kau..
    tapi run tu memang seksa...tapi bila dah abis, eh..best la pulak...wohoo...

    Deo : hebat sikit je...paling hebat tang sumpit tu...3 kali try..ha, ha...

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  26. aku bersama geng elite tu....

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  27. lenny : aisey tak tau yg mana satu le...
    tapi takpe, elite tetap elite jugak
    jumpa di genting trailblazer la pulak lepas ni..

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  28. sumpit 3 kali baru kena? hmm... tk berapa 'sharp shooter' la ni bro. hihi..
    ikan keli tu diorg bg goreng sambal cili tak?
    btw, hebat la bang boleh dapat RM..

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  29. Nije : susah tu...kena buat sendiri kapas dgn lidi sate tu...aduh....

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