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UTMB.

Bandung, 1987.Angan2 terkesan muluk. Sekali seumur hidup bisa menamatkan 10k dilomba lari manapun. Sudah pasti tak peduli podium. Bahkan tak pusing jikapun beberapa jam terlewat waktu Cut Off Timenya. Selama tak sampai berganti hari.

Bandung 2010.

Mencoba mulai berlari.

Kandas di 1km pertama. Menangispun bukan lagi dibuat- buat atau kiasan.

Plawangan Sembalun, 26 november 2012.

Nyaris tewas. Sendirian, tak menemukan jalan ke Segara Anak, tujuan berikut dimana Kang Hendra dan Kang Rudy Ansyah mestinya sudah sampai.

Dehidrasi dan kelelahan teramat- sangat.

Angan- angan berikut bahwa suatu saat saya akan melihat lomba lari trel disini rupanya harus tetap sekedar angan- angan.

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IMPIAN YANG ( SEMOGA) TERWUJUD

Some people say “Two Wheels Good, Three Wheels Better” πŸ™‚

Disebut sebagai posisi bersepeda paling nyaman, atau paling tidak lebih nyaman dibanding sepeda biasa beroda dua, Trike( roda tiga) berjenis recumbent dan tadpole ini juga adalah lebih aman dan mudah.

Posisi mengendarainya yang bersandar kebelakang( recumbent) lebih aerodimanis dibanding posisi pada sepeda biasa, yang malah melawan angin.

Titik berat yang jauh lebih rendah juga. Bandingkan posisi duduk recumbent yang hanya 25 – 35 cm dengan sepeda yang diatas 100 cm.

Tak diharapkan, bilapun terjatuh, dari ketinggian yang hanya seperempatnya sepeda biasa, pastinya ‘sakit dan luka’nya pun hanya sebagian dibandingkan sepeda biasa.

Ya kan? πŸ™‚

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Hutan Gunung Salak

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Lupa tepatnya jam berapa. Sore, antara  Kawah Ratu & Pasir Reungit, di km 7an.
Saat pasang2 signage & marking.
Saya putuskan kembali ke Javana Spa. Sendiri. Sementara Kang Andi, Tata, Kang Uban kalo ga salah dan si bapak porter lanjut ke Pasir Reungit.
Sudah pasti akan tengah malam sampai. Artinya ya gelap2an sendiri ditengah- tengah hutan gunung salak yg konon katanya si ….
Tak seperti biasanya, kali ini saya koq ya agak merinding- merinding.
Di WS2 di Kawah Mati, tepat di km 5,5, beruntung ada teman2 marshall, bertiga kalau tak salah, yg akan bermalam di tenda di WS 1. Km 3,5an. Mungkin.
Lumayan, tak sendiri, walau tak sampai Javana Spa.
Alhamdullillah.
Sampai si WS1 ini ya sudah malam, gelap. Yang pasti lapar.
Tawaran teman2 marshall untuk ikut makan dan ngopi2 tak pelak saya iyakan.
Bukan melulu lapar dan mau ngopi2nya, tapi ssst, jujur rada serem juga malam2 sendiri kembali ke Javana Spa.
Tengah malam, lapar.. eh teman2 ini punya bbrpa bungkus nasi padang.
Ya ampun.
Nasi padang, dimana- mana sudah pasti enak. Mau lebih enak lagi? Sekali- sekali coba deh saat camping ditengah hutan atau muncak.
Gusti Nu Maha Suci, nikmat tiada bandingan πŸ˜‰
Ngupi2nya? Alhamdullillah. Sejak lama tak lagi banyak minum kopi, sulit bagi saya menerima selain sedikit kopi dgn banyak susu dancow buatan sendiri.
Lagi- lagi di WS1 ini koq ya nikmat.
Terimakasih manteman vollunteer.
Alhamdullillah( lagi- lagi), rencana nekat lanjut ke Javana Spa sendiri batal, karena beberapa porter yg lewat, akan drop refreshment di WS2, kan pastinya akan kembali lagi nanti.
Mereka akan harus tiga kali dropnya.
Jadi, hehe masih akan ada yg menemani πŸ˜› .
Singkat cerita, saat teman- teman porter sampai kembali di tenda kami, bersama- sama lanjut kearah Javana Spa.
Bersama- sama kearah Javana Spa!. Bukan bersama- sama ke Javana Spa.. 😦 .
Karena ternyata dus- dus air & lain2nya sudah mereka angkut dan drop di.. saya lupa nama tempatnya. Di km 3 an saya kira.
Jadi.. haiyah, 3an km sendiri kembali ke Javana Spa.
Saya sudah mengira, ini akan menjadi 3km terpanjang kedua saya setelah 3 tahun lalu, sama, sendiri juga, malam, ditengah hutan, dikm 70an, 18km menjelang pantai Rancabuaya. Di Trek lari2 sendiri, start Danau Cileunca, Pangalengan. Finish di pantai selatan Rancabuaya.

Bismillah, Alhamdullillah, bukan tak dilupa- lupakan atau berusaha tenang. Tapi koq ya semakin merinding.
Gelap- gulita. Tak berani melihat keatas. Padahal kan harus sekali- sekali melihat tanda, menghindari tersesat.
Belum lagi batang, dahan pohon yg beberapa kerap melintang, bahkan patahannya mengarah tepat seketinggian kepala.
Bermacam bayangan sendiri  bermunculan.
Salah- satunya ya ehem, wanita berpakaian atau pocong putih- putih. Atau perasaan tiba- tiba ada yang menegur dari belakang,” Aki..” πŸ˜› .
Sebisa- bisa saya baca ayat- ayat Quran, apapun yang bisa saya baca/ hafal.
Dan iya si, walaupun ya itu- itu aja πŸ˜› .
Beruntung tak bawa koran atau majalah. Jangan- jangan ya juga saya baca.
Sudah merinding, ditambah lagi embun di dedaunan/ ranting/ semak- semak2 membuat celana panjang dan kaki basah.
Tak biasanya saya pakai celana panjang. Kali ini agak malas dengan lintah dan ‘goresan- goresan’ ranting/ dedaunan langsung ke kaki.
Ditambah dengan pijakan batuan licin dan tak begitu terlihat, walau dengan headlamp, yang membuat saya beberapa kali terpeleset, bahkan kaki terkilir, sempurna sudah ‘ petualangan’ saya. Dan sumpah- serapahpun mengalir dengan lancarnya. Ups..
“Gusti Nu Maha Suci, singkatkan perjalanan saya ini. Lekaskan lari2 saya, atau da Gusti mah Maha Kawasa, Javana Spanya atuh dekatkan ke sayah”. Aamiin aamiin.
Ah entah sudah berapa banyak versi doa- doa saya ini. Maaf, tak berniat main- main, tapi itulah memang situasi saya saat itu.
Patok- patok jarak yang saya temukan, yang ada setiap 100 meter, cukup melegakan. Karena artinya saya berada di trek yang benar. Juga, walaupun terasa lammmmaaaaa, menandakan 3km terpanjang saya sa uprit demi sa uprit brrkurang. Alhamdullillah.
Brrrrr, lagi- lagi bayangan- bayangan muncul.
Kali ini perempuan menyeringai sambil dadah- dadah jongkok ditanah, ” halo Akii..” .
Haduh..
Km 2.0, km 1.9, km 1.8… dan seterusnya. Walau lambat bat bat Alhamdullillah jarak semakin pendek. Insya- Alloh, karena tiba2 terlintas, sering ada cerita, orang terus berlari seperti yang terus kearah yang dituju, padahal terus saja berputar- putar disitu- situ saja. Sampai, amy amy winehouse eeeeh amit- amit jabang bayi, pengsan kelelahan.
Tiba- tiba terlihat sedikit agak diatas seperti terang.
Alhamdullillah, mestinya tak jauh lagi sang peradaban.
Perlahan percaya diri dan keberanian muncul.
Semak- semak, dedaunan dan ranting- ranting mulai jarang. Alhamdullillah, akhirnya bisa lepas celana panjang & tshirt katun pinjaman dari teman vollunteer terakhir di WS1.
Saat sampai di WS1 tadi singlet lari saya sudah basah sekali. Tak nyaman untuk terus dipakai saat tak berlari.
Sekali lagi hatur- nuhun Kang marshall.
Kapan setelah saya cuci setrika saya kembalikan ya Kang, πŸ™‚ .
Berkostum ‘normal’ saya, alhamdullillah, celana lari pendek hitam dan telanjang dada, saya selesaikan kurang dari 1km terakhir, selamat tak kurang suatu apa.
01.30 sabtu dini hari akhirnya kembali bertemu teman2 panitia yg belum tidur.
Alhamdullillah πŸ™‚

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BandungJakartaRun4Leukemia

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Awal 80an berangan- angan, sekali seumur- hidup turut dalam lomba lari 10k. Kekaguman saya akan olahraga lari mengalahkan kekaguman saya akan olahraga2 lain, apapun yang menggunakan alat.
Apa daya, asma & bronkhitis bawaan sejak lahir menjadi penghalang. Setidaknya begitu yang saya fahami selama itu.
Awal 2010 adalah lari ‘serius’ saya pertama.
Selanjutnya, kecintaan saya akan lari semakin besar. Dan ‘mengalahkan’ penghalang saya.
Sepertinya kapanpun saya siap untuk berlari puluh bahkan ratus kilo.
Haruskah? Tak mesti tentunya.

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10-30 menit berlari dalam sehari sudah ‘memenuhi’ untuk sehat.
Tak hanya untuk sehat sendiri, berlari ternyata bisa untuk banyak hal positif lainnya.
Misalnya, seperti yang dilakukan teman2 yg baru saja semalam, 13 juni 2014 lalu, memulai lari bandung- Jakartanya. Berlari untuk adik2 penderita Leukemia.
Diharapkan finish menemui adik- adik kita pada tanggal 15 juninya.

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Berlari sebagai bentuk kepedulian mereka akan penderitaan adik2 ini. Akan orang2 disekitar adik2 ini.
Berlari sebagai bentuk kepedulian terhadap sesama. Adik2 kita diantaranya.
Semangat teman2. Tetap sehat. Selamat sampai tujuan. Dan kembali ke Bandung.
Terimakasih tim pesepeda, motor & mobil pendukung. Terimakasih League, PocariID, SAB. Terimakasih semua teman- teman komunitas lari tanah- air.
#bdgjktrun4leukemia

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Lomba Yang Bisa Dimenangkan Oleh Siapapun Kita

Kamojang-

6 bulan pertama usia lari, saya tak cukup percaya diri untuk ikut lomba. Sampai Kang Rama Nusjirwan mengatakan,” Harus coba Ki, bagus untuk tahu dan tingkatkan kemampuan”.
Berikutnya adalah sibuk2 siapkan mental dgn sekian tanya- jawab sendiri, bagaimana kalau begini, bagaimana kalau begitu. Intip2 di hasil lomba yg sdh berjalan, kira2 saya akan ada di posisi mana. Akankah saya paling buncit?.
Belum cukup yakin saya putuskan daftar di Milo 10k 2010. Setelahnya adalah dag-dig-dug tak karuan.
Perasaan menyesal timbul. Peserta akan ribuan, dan mereka akan melihat orang setua saya lari terseok- seok atau gagal finish. Konyol sekali.
Ditengah- kegalauan saya, tiba2 saja Bang Muara Sianturi telpon,” Ki, jadi ikut Milo 10k?. Lo ikut Lomba Lintas Alam Kamojang aja, trel tuh”.
Pucuk dicinta ulam entah kemana eh si ulamnya tiba.
Yes. Selamat saya dari yg saya khawatirkan.
Kamojang, entah dimana, pastinya pesertanya tak ribuan. Venuenya dialam, banyak bukit dan pohon. Akan banyak tempat sembunyi jika kegagalan yg akan saya alami.
Tiba2 ada perasaan lain. Entah kenapa, saya merasa ada skenario yg dibuat si Abang ini.
Sampai2 beliaupun mau ikut lomba Kamojang ini.
Yg pasti dgn gagah percaya diri saya daftar.
Apalagi ternyata peserta kategori kecepatan( kita sebut lari trel kan)pesertanya hanya berlima. Haha. Sebelum2nya sampai 20-30an.
Hari H. Kami berlima, saya, Pendaki Liar, 1 peserta lokal, Bang Anwar rekan Pendaki Liar( saya dengar belasan kali berturut-turut juara lomba ini, mantan atlet lari halang- rintang 3000m) dan Bang Muara Sianturi.
Tak ada perasaan ragu, grogi atau apapun. Tak setetes keringat dinginpun saya rasakan.
Santai, seolah- olah sudah belasan puluhan kali ikut lomba.
Dari awal saya sudah ketinggalan. Yang tak pernah meninggalkan saya adalah asma saya. Selalu setia menemaniΒ  πŸ™‚ .
Dan percaya- diri yg entah darimana koq ya saya punyai.
Belasan km pertama, etape pertama adalah 25km, peserta lokal saya susul, juga Kang Pendaki Liar yg cidera. Kemudian lagi Bang Muara yg mengaku cidera. Berarti tinggal Bang Anwar didepan saya.
Singkat cerita saya finish 15 menit dibelakang beliau. Senang? Tentu saja. Aneh? Ya juga. Tapi saya tak ambil pusing. Saya nikmati saja dulu saat2 ini.
Kapan lagi saya merasakan saat2 kemenangan seperti ini. Seumur- umur lomba, hanya pernah juara di lomba balap… karung. Saat kelas 4 SD.
Itupun drama. Karena sempat diprotes peserta lain. Menurut mereka saya curang. Masa bukan loncat2 tapi melangkah. Sebelum lomba saya dibisiki kakak, “jangan loncat, ujung2 kaki posisikan keujung kiri kanan karung, dan melangkah jalan cepat” πŸ˜› .
Bang Muara kembali ke Bandung malam itu juga. Artinya tak berlanjut dgn etape kedua esok harinya.
Esoknya saya lebih santai lagi, karena juara dua sudah ditangan. Kembali ke start 18km, dgn trek berbeda.
Saat magrib saya menerima piala juara dua setinggi 70 cm. Ga level dgn kemenangan Nadal & Schumacher, tapi perasaan mah beda2 tifis lah.
Sampai saat ini Bang Muara tak pernah mengakuinya. Tapi saya tetap percaya, beliau sengaja membuat saya ikut lomba ini. Membuat saya percaya diri dgn keikut-sertaannya dan membiarkan saya berlari menuju juara dgn tak melanjutkan lombanya.
Jika mau tentu saja trek yg ‘ hanya’ 25km disikat habis beliau. Seorang yg hanya perlu waktu 3jam 5 menit untuk 42.195 km.
Kisah diatas, gambaran betapa konyolnya saya, yg tak cukup percaya diri untuk ikut lomba atau memulai lari- berlari, tak harus diulang oleh siapapun.
Yang dilakukan seorang Bang Muara terhadap saya ingin saya tiru. Dengan cara yg berbeda yg saya mampu.
Dibantu dengan banyak teman2 lari trel yg luar- biasa, saya ingin, setelah ikut “Food, Fashion & trailFunrun. Sukawana” lalu dan “Food, Fashion & trailFunrun. Sawarna” 4 mei nanti, juga acara2 serupa selanjutnya, siapapun pemula tak lagi ragu untuk mulai lari, mulai ikut lomba. Tanpa dibebani dgn harus cepat, harus finish, harus podium, harus sempurna.
Lomba kita adalah lomba mengalahkan berbagai macam penghalang untuk hidup sehat dan nyaman. Lomba yg pasti bisa dimenangkan oleh siapapun kita. Pemula atau yang sudah lama.
Terimakasih Bang Muara, Kang Rama, dan semua teman2 yg selalu saling mendukung. Salam, selamat pagi, selamat hari jumat πŸ™‚

Bandung, Maret 2014.

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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

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

BACKED BY

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

RACE DATES

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Friday, November 22, 2013. Starts at 03:00 pm
DISTANCE 160K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 46 hours
START / FINISH
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Friday, November 22, 2013. Starts at 03:00 pm
DISTANCE 100K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 32 hours
START/FINISH
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Saturday, November 23, 2013. Starts at 05:00 am
DISTANCE 50K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 12 hours
START/FINISH

CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RACE

  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

QUALIFIER

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 BTS100Ultra@yahoo.com

RACE ENTRY FEES

160Km
FOREIGNER US$ 150 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 100 / runner or IDR 1000000 / runner
100Km
FOREIGNER US$ 125 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 75 / runner or IDR 750000 / runner
50Km
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 marvelousΒ  view.

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

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

http://www.bromotenggersemeru100ultra.com

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Indonesia, the worlds ultra trail running race event destination has just begun

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The road has finally been paved. Hopefully Indonesia could be the world’s ultra trail destination or at least Asean. No one can stop our intention to grow further from here on – Hendra wijaya

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A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality John Lennon

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The world has 7 summits. We already have 7 summits of indonesia.
Cartenz Pyramid, the highest top of papua island.
Mt. Binaiya, the highest top of maluku.
Rantemario in Latimojong, the highest top of Sulawesi.
Mt. Bukit Raya, the highest top of Kalimantan.
Rinjani, the highest top of Nusa Tenggara & Bali island.
Mahameru, the highest top of jawa.
Indrapura, mt. Kerinci, the highest top of Sumatra.

Mt. Rinjani Ultra, Indonesian sports event the Mount Rinjani Ultra Race is set to start on August 17, featuring two running categories: The 52km & 21km race) has just been qualified for 2 points for UTMB ( Mountain race, with numerous passages in high altitude (>2500m), in difficult weather conditions (night, wind, cold, rain or snow), that needs a very good training, adapted equipment and a real capacity of personal autonomy). Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra will be on 22-24th of November 2013.
Hopefully the next series will get the other 5 tops of indonesia.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality – John Lennon

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