Monday, July 21, 2014

USJ Zhineng Qigong Genting Retreat

USJ Zhineng Qigong Genting Retreat at Chin Swee Temple from 18 - 20 July 2014. In this retreat, there was no full set of training, just enjoy the fun of chi gong amid the cool environment in the high mountains compares to the hot July month in Kuala Lumpur.

Focus areas:
a.Chi healing and to use chi healing in our daily activities and chi gong practice
b.Loosening of spine and coccyx
c.Creating own chi field

d.Zhineng tai-chi ball, etc.

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 The training hall with a Buddha statue at the far end

 USJ Zhineng Qigong Organizing Committee

 Built almost as the same time of Genting Highlands, the pagoda is the signature landmark of Chin Swee Temple

 Lead by Alan Yu laoshi, the members are practising tai-chi ball, another form of chi gong exercise of Zhineng Qigong

 Graceful movement by Lee Choo

 Genting Highlands are visible from here

 Having our vegetarian meals for the 3D2N retreat 

 Yours truly, KC 

 Taking a walk in the evening with the nice and cool environment 

 Demonstration of tai-chi ball by Lee Choo with the graceful and fluid movement

 A new day has dawn

 Group practice of chi gong in the early morning

 Main group photo

 All ladies ...

All guys ... 

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Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Gunung Nuang Trail Running

While approaching the Pondok at the end of the never-ending road this morning (5 July 2014), I could hear the roar of the water cascading down the rapids. During the dry spell, how could the roar be so load. While approaching the first stream crossing, we (Wilson Liew, Jia Hao) could see the stream was swelled with water.

The scenario was totally different from the dry season that we experience in Kuala Lumpur for the past few weeks. We were told that the night before, it was raining heavily in Gunung Nuang. 

There was no way we could cross the four streams by maintaining the shoes dry. We just walked into the water.

The trail was muddy and slippery; with the wet shoes, that was extra tough for the training. Besides, after the rain, the trail was infested with leeches! I was attacked by five leeches. At one point, I could see a leech, stretching as long as 2 inches, extend into the air getting ready to pound on any human beings that went near.

I slipped and fell at one point when descending from Kem Pacat to Kem Lolo. I was looping between these two points. During the second descent, I slipped and fell also. When I turned around, I realised that it was the exact spot! 

TonyQ booked two chalets at the carpark of Gunung Nuang for those who are training for 100km in preparation for TMBT on 16 August 2014. We shall repeat the training on 26 July, Saturday.

Part of the members at the starting area

Seven cute puppies looking for food (at the car park area)

Posted by KC Leong

MAEPS_MARDI Trail Running

Yours truly (KC) took part in this MAEPS_MARDI trail running event held at UPM Serdang on 22 June 2014. It was fun going into the various trails of UPM.

Photos courtesy of Chan WK, TayET and Leong SS.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Puchong Hill with Zhineng Qigong Members

Leading a small group of Zhineng Qigong members for trekking at Puchong Hill this morning, 31 May 2014, Saturday; then met a few trail runners there also.

After the chi gong members have left after completing one loop, I continue doing my trail running training.

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 At the starting point

 At the start of the loop area

 I met a few trail runners there also; a few of them are barefoot trail runners, though they are young. 
Wilson is with the headlamp, preparing for Ulta-trail du Mount-Blanc in Switzerland in August 2014.

Notice the Shoot on Sight for Trespassing notice behind - heavy stuff !!

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Gunung Nuang Trail Running

A small group trail running at Gunung Nuang, including of going to the peak on 24 May 2014.

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 KC Leong, Taka, Sachi, George and Phoebe.

 At the signature tree of Kem Pacat

 At the signature tree of Gunung Nuang Peak. Notice the sign post of Wong Sifu's 100th attempt; this is incredible feat! Respect!

 Many other trekkers also at the peak 

 Having a good scrub ... the trail running shoes

 Nice to play water by the stream on the descending journey

A unique banana tree? Actually, it is a miniature wild plant lining the track.

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The North Face 3rd Trail Run

The North Face 3rd monthly trail run at Taman Rakyat, Klang on Saturday, 18 May 2014.

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 A warm-up exercise conducted by Sue Teoh ... the matching and vibrant pink

 A final briefing by Dannie Choong before the start of the trail run

 Of course, there is always the group photos before the run

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Sunday, May 04, 2014

FRIM Trail Running

The group went for a trail running at FRIM Kepong on Saturday, 3 May organized by yours truly. This trail running was different as they were two special guests as part of the group. 

Started from Dream Trail, we ran (and ran) and connected to Canopy Walkway, continue the journey via Rover Track to Pacat Trail, en route to Salem High Country by running up Steroid Hill. 

While we re-grouped at Rover Track, a few of the runners decided that it was quite a challenge to continue and decided to backtrack to return to car park.  

After a group photo at the peak, we descended the hill and returned via Mountain Bike Track. The group clocked in a total distance of 16km in 3 hr 26 min with intermittent rest in between while waiting for slower runners and also for group photos shoot.

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 A group photo before the start of the trail running

The Various Trails/Tracks:

Dream Trail – meandering trail with less bikers and trekkers using this trail.

Canopy Walkway - the uphill and downhill trails leading to the Canopy Walkway are newly created trails. With the proper steps, they are very visitors friendly in order to arrive there. It is also good for training uphill trail running.

 At Canopy Walkway

Steroid Hill – this is a straight uphill run where trail runners are able to outrun mountain bikers here.

Salem High Country – Another uphill run all the way to peak. We were told that long time ago, a TV advertisement was having the location shoot there.

Mountain Bike Track – a wide and shady track connecting the far end of Taman Botani with FRIM Clubhouse, where we parked our cars.

  Somewhere near to Steroid Hill   

 At the peak of Salem High Country … the group photo was taken with the help of the owner of this mountain bike  :-)

Sachi descending the hill

Total distance: 16km; time taken: 3 hr 26 min. 
The trail map is charted by using a Garmin FR610, a GPS-enable watch.

Posted by KC Leong