Tuesday, February 08, 2011

More Serious Trail Running

I am pleased to inform that the group shall go for trail training at Gunung Nuang this Saturday, 12 February 2011. With more CNY yum seng and makan, we need tougher trails and longer distance to burn off more extras.

At the same time, we have also registered for this year’s Mount Kinabalu Climbathon 2011 to be held on 22 October 2011.

Since it is the first training of the year at Gunung Nuang, as a warming up, target time for one way is 2.5 hours. Setting the pace for the training, we have Edwin Goh, a Mount Kinabalu Climbathon 2010 medallist.

If you are game for the challenge, do contact me (contact details at the right sidebar of this blogsite).

The outside area of Malay Tea House.

I realised that the trail running in FRIM park on Saturday, 5 Feb was an excellent idea for runners or trekkers to meet for Chinese New Year, if one is not going back hometown for the CNY celebration. Instead of going from house to house visiting – which is difficult due to wide coverage of distance – the best way is to meet and gather at one place. The peaceful and scenic environment of FRIM park is a good choice..
Cheers! Cheers!

The facility is there: the Malay Tea House nestled deep in the FRIM park provide a comfortable place to sit around amid the lush greenery of the tropical forest. The icing on the cake (I guess they don’t serve cakes) is that the aromatic tea brew from the tea house is excellent.

On that auspicious morning for the trail running in FRIM, Gilbert Tan, a runner, suggested that it would be easier to wear a T-shirt that proclaims “Gong Xi Fa Cai” without having to repeat the well wishes. I quipped that whenever I meet an approaching trekkers or mountain bikers, I just point at the wordings on my chest, with two hands some more for the emphasis much like those rappers doing the rap dance … :-) Well, action speaks louder than words.

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