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Hendra Buitenzorg


Hendra Buitenzorg.
saya lupa tepatnya, rasa2nya pertengahan 2010.
Tak berhasil menemuinya di kesempatan pertama, saya sengaja berlari dari Bintaro ke Bogor hanya ingin bertemu beliau, saya ulangi di bulan berikutnya.
Alhamdullillah akhirnya. Setelah menempuh jalur tengkorak Depok, parung, Bogor, sepiring besar kepiting saos padang, udang dan ikan bakar, habis saya lalap bersama beliau. ehem, maksudnya, saat itu saya lebih banyak.
Beberapa bulan berikutnya, beliau ajak saya berlari di Tangkubanparahu.

Jadi, ini adalah kali pertama saya berlari bersama beliau.
Yang semula saya kira adalah start di Jayagiri, muncak, lantas lanjut muncak Burangrang, ya hampun, menjadi start kota di jalan Sukajadi, naik ke Tahura, Maribaya, Lembang, Masturi, terus kearah barat, Cisarua, muncak Burangrang, turun, cari2 akses ke Tangkubanparahu.
2 jam pun berlalu hanya untuk cari2 jalan kepuncak, dari arah sisi Burangrang.
Mau nangis rasanya.
Sebelumnya saya sudah beberapa kali lari2 jauh. Sendiri.
Berdua? Dan dengan beliau?Ampun, aslinya neraka.

Coba bayangkan.
Setiap ada warung, saya pikir kami akan berhenti minum. Saya ya. Beliau?
Ternyata dia sudah siapkan beberapa lembar 5an ribu, lipat2 kecil.
Setiap ada warung dan perlu minum, cukup simpan lipatan 5an ribunya,ambil botol air kemasannya. Lanjut.
Saya? Sudah ketebak kan?
Hah heh hoh. Duduk dulu. Minum, ngemil,beberapa menit baru lanjut.
Gusti Nu Maha Suci. Kenapa lari trel koq ya tiba2 menjadi sedemikian beratnya ya?
Jadi? Ya iya lah, ketinggalan wae 😦
Bagi dia, waktu adalah lari.
Bagi saya mah, ngaso we.
Setelahnya adalah lari2 bersama.
Seolah, jika dia ajak saya tak menolak. Begitupun kebalikannya.
Lari Gunung Nusantara adalah ide beliau.
gagasannya adalah berlari di banyak gunung ditanah- air.
Mulai dari Salak, Gede Pangrango, sampai puncak Cartensz di Papua.
Mengenalkan lari- berlari. Utamanya lari trel. Ditanah- air, dan penuh percaya diri, juga dunia.
Terimakasih untuk Garmin Indonesia​ yang sudah dukung acara2 ini di beberapa kesempatan awal.
Dari hanya sekedar lari2 berdua, kemudian kami, bersama Bang Nefo Ginting​( terimakasih Bang, sudah ajak kami sejak awal, bergabung di Trail Runners Indonesia) adakan Mt. MOUNT RINJANI ULTRA​.

Bang Nefo yang berkat beliau lah saya akhirnya bisa muncak Gunung Rinjani.

Selanjutnya dan selanjutnya adalah seperti yang sama- sama kita tahu bersama.
Beliau- beliau diatas adalah dua dari beberapa pahlawan- pahlawan saya.
Tak selalu akur, kamipun suka berbeda pendapat. Saling ejekpun bukan hal aneh.
Saling membuat kesal dan menyebalkan? Ya iya lah.

Tapi diatas semuanya, walau saya yang tertua dari bertiga, saya menaruh hormat kepada beliau2 ini.
Saya banyak belajar dari mereka.
Bicara lari trel tanah- air tak mungkin lepas dari andil mereka.

Dan tentu saja andil dari semua teman- teman pencinta dan penggiat lari trel.Anda semua.

Bravo Lari Trel Tanah- air, Bravo kita semua  🙂


Thank You All by Nefo Ginting / Race Director

Dear All, on behalf of BTS100ultra committee we would like to say thank you to all Participants,volunteers,Sponsors,TNBTS,Team SAR,YEPE Malang,Mapala TURSINA,The Tenggers people,Local Police and the person who support this event one by one we can’t mention it, God bless you all and see you with another real adventure of brutal..torturing.. sadist ultra race…. Astala vista…
Dear All, on behalve of BTS100ultra committee we would like to say thank you to all Participants,volunteers,TNBTS,Team SAR,YEPE Malang,Mapala TURSINA,The Tenggers people,local Police and the person who support this event one by one we can't mention it, God bless you all and see you with another real adventure of brutal..torturing.. sadist ultra race.... Astala vista...:)
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I Did It! Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra 2013 by Maggie Kim hong Yeo

Maggie001 Maggie002 Maggie003 Maggie004 Maggie005 Maggie006It was meant to be. I was to run the 50 km after tossing and turning about whether I should run longer or not. Afterall, I have just completed a full marathon on the week before on 17 November 2013.Arrived at Surabaya 2 days earlier was great. Coz I for the first time a long time felt I am on holiday. And this trip is my birthday holiday. Met up with Chris Paul Kawinda who kindly checked me into a local hotel coz I arrived real late in the nite. Unfortunately, I had a fall and hurted my left knee after I had a shower on the slippery floor…The next day, we went off to Fitri Ismiyanti place where I stayed the nite at this wonderfully happy spirited lady, a very motiviated and enthusiatic runner. We had such wonderful time laughing eating and even went to meet up with some Indo Runners that evening.So the next morning off we went to Bromo in 2 MPVs and we arrive Lava View Hotel (this is the startline of 100km and 165 km events). Such a lovely view indeed as the hotel name said. Weather was great, cool and calm.Got my racepack, took heaps of photos and met so many other runners.

At 4 am, we were transported to Ranepane, where the startline of 50 km event.

At 5 am sharp, the race begin, and by then the sun has broken into this beautiful mountain. I decided to take off my headlight and put on my cap instead.

After running for about 5 km, my Garmin watch decided to die on me coz I must have accidentally press on the start button while it was in my luggage. Lesson learn, next time I must wear it on my wrist while on the way to race event. Also, I forgot to bring along the charger.

Anyhow I felt great with or without my garmin watch, coz my motive for this event is to graduate into being not just an ultra runner, but to be a real mountain trail ultra runner, so time is no essence…

Shortly after my garmin watch died, I managed to push myself through to lead the ladies pack.

From then on, I was happily running, power walking, through the forest, through the mountain slopes, indeed I was happy, so many has cheered me on. It was unbelievable how many called on to my name. I dont think I can remember all of them. Yet these callings brings such joy to me.

One of the runners, Stefan Knudsen from Denmark decided to tag along and we were happily moving on passing a great number of runners. Along the way, I am unable to remember all names, if you remember, please tag yourself here.

From Ranupane 2100 m down and up to Ranu Kombolo 2400 m W3 station where I decided not to refill anything. Just kept on going to Kalimati 2700 m and had my first drink up of my Fitliine Performance sachet and very quickly making my way to Ranu Kumbolo W4 station. Had a another quick drink of the Fitline Performance sachet and again quickly left the station of W3. These are all beautiful sub tropical not quite tropical, coz the weather is pretty cool, cant tell you the temperature unfortunately, but very comfortable feel and not sweating. Love the view and trees the climb.

Shortly after I arrive at km 25, I came to a junction with 3 ribbons, this was where I got lost. Both me and Stefan decided to turn left and after plodding for a while, we notice there was no more ribbons. Aaagh, we stopped, hesitated and decided to u-turn to get back to the original ribbon. By this time the sun was getting rather fierce.

We ran back unfortunate, we notice the ribbon did tell us to run to the left! And off we got back to the left again and ran all the way to the next junction and this was where we met Rizal Hakeem, we had a chat and told him we have already done this turn and if we run it again, we will be doing our second time on this loop. Nevertheless, there was no other choice but to do the loop one more time.

Then we got to the same junction again and then we turn right instead and then came to the ribbon where we had to go down the very steep hill… yes, here we had lotsa fun… I tried to run down with much difficulties. Finally after less than 5 minutes, I decided to sit on my butt and just let nature take its course… I slide down all the way while the rest of the runners were watching unbelievably at what I was doing. I bet they all did the same after that!!

So I managed to turn something rather dangerouss into something rather fun!! Reminded me of the times when I was liviing In New Zealand when in the summer we often take our flatten cardboxes and go down Mt Victoria at Devonport at the North Shore of Auckland with my kids.

By then I was of course actually hurrying coz I have lost a good 30 minutes too, thats why I decided to slide down… I had to catch up with lost time. Some of the runners have mentioned to me there were quite a few female runners who had passed. So my lead has vanished, alas..

Suddenly from the heat and the weakness, I had 2 energy bars and got back to being strong again. It is amazing to note here, when ones heart decided to get strong, the brain will just follow…

My journey at BTS, became stronger and stronger again….

At some stage here, Stefan who has been faithfully following right behind me deided that he had no more water in the Platypus and get left behind.

I on the other hand had started the next incline to Jempalang. Oh dear, what can I say, this never ending climb took forever.. km 30 just about towards km 35 are the hardest. Because in a marathon, km 35 we start to hit the wall. But I refused to let this never ending incline to give me the negative feeling. I took my Fitline Performance sachet again and kept on going.

Trust me, there were so many Ojek, motorbikers that shouted to to ask if I wanna a lift.. Haha, I have a running bib. No thanks. Along the way, also passed many other runners. So I know I was doing really well in this incline being able to pass others.

So passed W5A station 2400m. And then the down started, I rushed through these broken cement slabs, passing Hui Mathews and her husband along the way, I just ran as I did when I did the Bromo Marathon.. the feeling was great.

Then suddenly, the facade was to change…

The sand start to appear! Wow, the scenery was amazing, beautiful, but the soft sand will be yet another challenge. The savannah look and waves of the sand.. just unbeatable!

I ran along passing yet another lady runner and then I caught up with Handy Trisakti and told him I will try to tag along with him, coz I saw how he walked at an amazing pace. I shall try to keep as close to him as possible.

Coz here, I am starting to feel the lethargic of my legs. After some major running downhill. I was surprised by my own want of my heart. Indeed, I managed to keep up with him.

Shortly after, another set of beautifully made sand dunes started to show. Wow! That was in my mind. This is where I started to eat my Korma, dried dates and sip my drinks.

Beautiful and how am I going to conquer these never ending sand dunes, with the sand storms blowing very often. At some stage Handy had sand in his mouth!!! Full of them, he was complaining, by then I had my glasses on. But I decided I did not need the buff as I was too lazy to take it out from my bag and it will slow me down as well. But the glasses was really good, coz it protected my eyes…

Both of us kept going up and down and up and down those dunes. Soft as they were, beautiful as they were, if u are not careful, you will step wrongly and will roll down these tiny hills and then climbing up again will be a great bother!!

Finally we managed to catch up with another 2 more runners and we were in a pack of 4. We just kept on going and I and Handy managed to take over and got to the next station where I decided to take off my shoes unload the sand (not wearing the gaiter from the start was a great mistake, I should have but I did not). So finally, refill my drinks and had a cafeine gel coz I ran out of my Fitline Performance sachet.

As we started to move I saw Jane Djuarahadi, from the top yelling down as she moved off to complete her run. Both me and Handy went up the steps and down again. Hurrying down, and shortly after that I saw the girl in her hijap again, running infront of me. I was like, hmm where did she come from. I didnt see her passing me at all…

Nevertheless, she was just ahead of me by not much. Then we came to another incline. This is the final incline before we reach Lava View Hotel where the finish line is.

The finish was at 2240m..
The finish was exhilarating…
The finish was an accomplishment to me..
The finish graduated me into a true Mountain Trail Ultra runner…

Something I have been dreaming of since I DNF at Mt MOUNT RINJANI ULTRA!!

I did it! I did my 50 km in 10 hours 8 minutes…

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There are lots of tracks around the world you name it. BromoTenggerSemeru100Ultra is one of the prettiest

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EAST JAVA – INDONESIA – The Mount Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra Run race is a unique event that aims to challenge your inner spirit and physical state, as well as to provide race participants with magnificent natural beauty and environment of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java – Indonesia at various altitude level.

Running at the high altitude region of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, you will experience tracks filled with various scenery, such as sea of volcanic sand (2.200 masl) with low temperature and strong wind. Then you will be running through rural back roads, forest path and prairie with a distant magnificent view of the highest mountain in Java, Mount Semeru (3.676 masl) and the tranquility of Lake Ranu Kumbolo (2.400 masl).

At last, this Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra Run race will challenged you through 3 different distances, 160 km, 100 km and 50 km, in comfortable weather conditions and a very scenic route.

There are three race categories within the Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra with total distance of 160Km, 100Km, and 50Km


Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra Committee (Trail Runner Indonesia Community (a Non-Profit Organization))


Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS) Ministry of Indonesian Tourism Agency, Goverment of Malang Regency, Government of Probolinggo Regency, Government of Lumajang Regency, Government of Pasuruan Regency, Trail Runners Indonesia (TRI), FORAKSI, Young Pioneer (YEPE) Malang, MAPALA Tursina Malang


Friday, November 22, 2013

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Friday, November 22, 2013. Starts at 03:00 pm
TIME LIMIT 46 hours
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Friday, November 22, 2013. Starts at 03:00 pm
TIME LIMIT 32 hours
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Saturday, November 23, 2013. Starts at 05:00 am
TIME LIMIT 12 hours


  1. You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance trail running race. You will be running in the dark of early morning and all day through mountainous terrain and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.
  2. You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.
  3. You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (low temperatures, strong winds, and rain) and other troubles expected when traveling across mountainous terrain.
  4. You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.
  5. You fully understand that you are responsible for overcoming the above conditions 1 to 4 on your own and that it is not the responsibility of the race organization.
  6. You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.
  7. Video/television footage, photos, articles, race results, etc. may be used and/or shown in newspapers, television, magazines, internet, pamphlets, etc. You understand and agree that these rights belong to the race organization and may be used for these purposes.

If during the 2013 race, you do not meet the above race conditions, your entry to the 2014 race may be declined


For participant who will enter 160K should had experience at least once in 100K ultra trail race and proof the event name, time record and send by email to


FOREIGNER US$ 150 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 100 / runner or IDR 1000000 / runner
FOREIGNER US$ 125 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 75 / runner or IDR 750000 / runner
FOREIGNER US$ 75 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 50 / runner or IDR 500000 / runner

Registration for Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra (BTS 100 Ultra) will due on OCTOBER 31st 2013. The Race Organizer WILL NOT accept any more participant after the due date.

*The Entry Fee is not refundable

There are lots of tracks around the world you name it. Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra is one of the prettiest.

From start to finish we’ll be treated with some marvelous  view.

Dirt track, rocks and sands of bromo are just waiting to be explored.

50k, 100k or 160k the choice is yours.