Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Photo Shoot and Climbathon Training (2)

It was a day of intense activity amid fun and laugher at Gunung Gunung on Saturday, 18 September 2010 in preparing for the Mount Kinabalu Climbathon on 23 Oct 2010.
Not all the Mt KK Climbathon participants are present though we have 24 runners turned up for the training. We were honoured to invite Jason Lee who came all the way just to take photos for us.
Other than taking the group photos, the fun part was taking the action shots where the shooting was NG (No Good) a few times. We spent almost 30 minutes in the photo shoot and we started the training at 8:00 a.m., half hour behind schedule.

Almost all the guy runners know the trail very well as we have been training at Gunung Nuang several times. The ladies were led by PY who has been training there a few times before. I was told that due to a wrong stream crossing, part of the lady team members were not able to connect to the proper trail to go up the mountain. As such, much time was lost to find the correct path. By the time 3.5 hours were up, they could only arrive at Camp Pacat.

Please click here to view photos by courtesy of JASON LEE.
Click Slideshow, hit F11 key.

Front (L-R): Su, Peck Yah, Tan, Sharon Tan, Kelly Hoh, Jayne Aw, Patricia Yap, Wendy
Middle: TeeEK, LimKK, Steven, Gilbert, Lim FW, Ronnie, ChooTS, Chiew Hong, LeongWW
Back: Edwin Goh, Tee, Jason Lee, Jason Thiang, Faisal, Weng, KC
Edwin Goh and KK Lim are the fastest in the group clocking 2 hr 42 min to arrive at the peak. Gilbert and LeongWW arrived at the False Peak and did not proceed to the actual peak. The second group arrived at the peak exactly at 3.5 hours. They were ChooTS, Chiew Hon, Jason Thiang, KC and Johar.

We were amazed when we realised that Johar was on puasa that day. Imagine we were drinking 2 litres of water to keep us hydrated plus a few bars of energy food to sustain the energy. Johar was not drinking and eating at all. Well, that is really mind over matter !!

The group still has another 5 weekends for training before engaging on the Mount Kinabalu Climbathon. The next two locations for training would be Pine Tree Trail at Fraser’s hill and Batu Caves.
Writting by KC

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