Wind & Fire in action...
Crossing the line
RM200 Genting Holiday Card
Kei Ming, Simon, Wern Tien, Stanley, Suet Fong, Saiful
Believe me or not, this race is a soft killer!
Before the race, it was a nice and comfortable stay at Deluxe room in Awana Genting;
During the race, you won’t feel the tough of the route and course until….
The day after the race, all parts of your body also pain like hell, shoulders, neck, arms, chest, thighs, calves, etc… it would take few days to a week to recover, head also spinning, sigh…
My partner, Wern Tien and I were well prepared for the gears and spirits. We didn’t have any trail running practices except during PIC. We learned lots of strategies from PIC’s trail running and we met couples of teams who took part in PIC too. We were just lack of luck in PIC, but we’re very confident in Trailblazer especially when WT got his new pair of Columbia’s All Terrain shoe :D
I dressed up like a Black Widow and WT like a Quick Silver on the race day. We all very disappointed cause it rained since last nite, mud would stick to us closely then. Race flagged off by category, we’re the 3rd and flagged off at about 8.45am. First few km were running on the tarmac beside golf field, mostly uphill. As expected, the trail was muddy and slippery after raining. Many runners slowed down but we pushed harder instead. Like running in Amazon, ran up the hill, slide down the mud and crossed the streams, then repeat. We didn’t have chance to ran non-stop, some ways were blocked by slow runners due to narrow or slippery path; some path were just too steep. We just made sure we’re continue running, be hydrated, and stick to each other.
While exiting from jungle, it was like escaped from the dark, there is another 1.7km logging trail and 15 obstacle before crossing the finishing line. Well, the obstacles looked easy, but can be exhausting and tiring especially after a hard run. We overcame the obstacles without major problems except the last one. I was stuck at the bank, perhaps my legs are too short and found very difficult to out from the mud lake. Thanks to the hand from the other runner and WT, otherwise I gotto soak in the mud for another couple of minutes.
We crossed the finishing line with hands up and smiling. We did it! We’re 8th! Yeah, satisfied. We walked away with RM200 Genting Holiday Card and utilized portion of the value in Buffet Dinner at Café Terrace.
After the race until today, full body ache and tired… hopefully can recover by this Sunday to gain the racing mode in IOI run.