Free Mud Spa 2010

Great races in KL are hard to come by. After 2 years of learning how to participate in running the races, suffice to say that many races in KL are, to me, superficial and monotonuous. I have learnt to pick-and-choose, based on exclusive criterias, and must-do races.

Since my first time doing it in 2008, Genting Trailblazer is a must-do, hands down!

Since all (almost) RBUs were there, I'll save a lengthy report and pics, as they are all the same. Chances are, I'd nick 'em from FB anyway. It was worth noted that the route has changed slightly with an addition of some fresh trails earlier used for the Cross Country, but the remaining course are similar. Lack of rainy days did offer a more runnable tracks and less slides down the hills. And since there was no division of Adventure and Competitive Category, we had the trails practically pristine, void of the cow shed situation in last years'.

My partner was a little bit under the weather this time, unlike his gungho-ness. I am glad he is recovering just fine.

Trailblazer this year taught me how to be unselfish too. Teamwork is paramount, and I failed when my partner needed me the most. Hours pounding the tarmac on LSDs down the drain, they were all pointless. At one point, I was worried sick when 2 medics were seen running down, and it could have been my partner. What one earth do I tell his wife? Yes, running trails are not anywhere nearly as easy as road runs. But, lucky he was ok, or I'd be in deep shit!

The exit, the obstacles etc... and if it's any consolation, we had a good spread, like TNF, too. Giant bananas, (bland and distasteful) kuetiaws, chocolate cakes, boiled eggs etc. Freeflow of cold Milo and 100+, water - good stuff.

We left when Jaja and Amy returned from the trails. Glad everyone returned safely, injury-free, and still have the humours intact. Happy Birthday, Diket and Nik! - thanks Ziff for organising, and thanks KJ, Tiff, Azza and Deo for travelling all the way. And the best-est of luck to our dear Shanaz in ING NYC Marathon!

Comments

Diket said…
Lain kali bukan aje tunggu partner, tunggu kawan-kawan sekali tau. Hehe.
Diket said…
Mak aiii! No.1?! Cayok-cayok!
..::EnAikAY::.. said…
I hope the organizer will continue doing this Trailblazer for many more years.
You and your partner did very well bro. The trail was tough as usual, slippery or not.

Good luck training for your next race!
June Malik said…
wah congrats diket hehe

u guys memang awesome and even though i know how big your feet are, everytime tenguk mesti masih, besar betul LOL and now that you have 12 fingers on them hahahah
Fong said…
congrats on the feat =) such a cool teamwork =)
ian yusof said…
12 fingers on the big feet ... hahaha.

Hey bro, really no harm done. I would expect you to be ahead too. At least I had to push myself .... or things would be even slower.

Selfish? Definitely NOT. You waited for 15mins dude for me .. that was a VERY long waiting time for a race. Moreover, it's not really a race that you can wait for people anywhere you want. It's single track with very evil terrain :) Seriously, I shld thnk u for your great teamwork shown. (now, it makes me think why r u thinking otherwise ... hahahha)

awesome run. seriously bro, this is just your beginning. You'll do super fine in the running scene!
IJAM said…
congratulations syah!! dah berdesup mamat TNF ni. Dah tak boleh celen dah...teruk kitorang di kerjakan...huhu..
Che said…
that 12 fingers joke from Deo mmg lah best :P siap dengan muka terkejut tuh.

this year punya mmg happening. previous years agak kurang kawan2 buat gempak.

dont worry la bro, what happen, happen, no heart feeling. Do better next time :) ape pun congrats!
ziff71 said…
Very strong run....mantop...you are my inspiration....(nyanyi lagu Chigaco kejap). Congrats bro! Bila nak beli beskal? :D

p/s - I was just being the tukang lambong for the makan2, u guys made it happen. Thanks
tsar said…
Tunggu 15 minit pun still finished strong. Awesome. Lum lagi Ian above the weather. :)
Tahniah
Zack Yui said…
Kau tunggu partner 15 minit pon aku tetap tak sampai lagi, kan?
Congrats and well done bro!
tahniah bro..ko memang power rangerssss
amsyah said…
diket - ha'ah... ari tu aku dah jadik medic. next time aku jadi waterboy pulak kalau nak tunggu jaja abis :D

Nik - ni pehal komen kau skima je nih? report mana?

KJ - taji ayam tu :)

Fong - thanks. I have a great partner :)
..::EnAikAY::.. said…
Skima tu maksudnya, report aku tak siap lagi. Baru sampai perenggan ke 13, dan baru buat caption utk gambar yg ke-25. and i'm not yet 50% done. Many more to go dude...
amsyah said…
Ian - no worries. there were few of us there waiting, seemed like a logical place to wait. Thanks for being a great partner.

The hell you went through to run with me when I was fat(ter) and slow(er) - I can't thank you enough, bro!

I'll raise a glass to you for a superb run and wonderful weekend!
amsyah said…
Ijam - sapa kerjakan kau... kau kerjakan cheese cake tu ada la... eh, ari tu kudis merah kat tengkuk kau tu kenapa ha? hahahahaha

Che - Deo ada banyak one-liner quip yang sungguh menghiburkan... "wife Zack boleh masak banyak2 sebab Zack sibuk lari, tak kacau dia" - classic!

Ziff - beli beskal? lambat lagi lah, rasa bersalah kat kasut lari and pull buoy wa...
amsyah said…
Tsar - kalau Ian above the weather, aku sekali makan asap V Power dia

Zack - kau sibuk ambik gambar kat belakang, patut le lambat. aku mmg bangsa cilok gambar orang kat FB je... kau bila nak ada FB and DM nih? senang nak lambung ni

Hanchik - thanks bro. Tapi otromen lagi power :D
amsyah said…
Nik - nampak gaya nya kau sampai Manjung pun tak siap lagi. Letak leptop atas aerobar lah masa spinning
Dancing Ciken said…
saya membaca report ini dengan muka ketat, tulis report depan bos ke ni?
amsyah said…
cik tipah - tulis report masa lipat kain batik... camni lah gayanya... telinga kat America's Next Top Model hueuhheuhuehueh

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