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

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Gasing Hill Trekking

After the previous day’s rain, and with the cloudy sky, it was indeed a superb morning for a small group of qigong members and friends for trekking at Gasing Hill.

Yours truly (KC) led the group to trek at the outer ring and then connect back to the standard loop of Gasing Hill. Those present were: KL Tan, Tung and wife, and friends; Cindy Lim, Brenda Lee, June, Camellia, Polly, Ms Ong and son. Since it is a public holiday today, the entire Gasing Hill is crowded with people.

The entire trekking took about two hours traversing a few uphills and downhills which was very good to exercise the body systems.

BTW, the signature huge tree of Raju Restaurant (at Jalan Gasing that is near to Gasing Hill) is gone; it is replaced by a huge monsoon drain. So instead of sitting under the shady tree sipping nice teh tarik and eating roti canai, one has to sit inside the cramp Restaurant, hot and sweaty. 

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 The newly completed public car park along Jalan Tanjung at Gasing Hill (or Bukit Gasing) that can accommodate about 40 cars with a small public toilet that is locked. 

 Waiting in line to cross the suspension bridge

Posted by KC Leong