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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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Percuma Teriak- Teriak Di Sosmed Juga, Ga Kan Didengerin..

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8 manusia- manusia gilak, penamat lari dikutub utara. Sejauh 533km. Dengan batas waktu 191 jam.

salah- satunya adalah Hendra Wijaya, Indonesia. Kedua dari kanan..

Pagi ini ada yg sms saya, berbaik- hati menawarkan diri, membantu, agar keikut- sertaan kita di lomba2 ultra dunia bisa dibantu/ dibiayai  pemerintah( kemenpora).
Kata beliau( yang juga mengaku punya kedekatan dengan siapa2 dipemerintahan), percuma buang ongkos mahal2, teriak2 di sosmed, ga kan didengerin pemerintah.
Saya balas pendek saja.
Kami lakukan ini semua, sebagian yg turut serta diberbagai kejuaraan dluar- negeri, berlari- lari mulai sendiri, beberapa sekedar suka2, sampai di lomba2 tanah- air, justru karena memang sudah tak didengar, jadi ya kami lakukan semampu- mampu kami, memajukan dunia lari trel tanah- air.
Lebih baik ngesot perlahan tapi pasti dengan kemampuan kami apa adanya, daripada mungkin saja wus wus wus tapi harus mengemis- ngemis, merengek- rengek minta diongkosin/ dibantu.
Beruntung orang luar malah yang lebih punya perhatian.( Eh ternyata panjang deng balasan saya 😛 )

Tambahan dari saya. Aneh ya, jaman segala informasi bisa didapat dengan sekedar sentuhan jari, pemerintah koq ya seperti kesulitan menemukan potensi yg ada. Tak usah bicara ‘ menciptakan’.

Saya tak sedang mendewakan siapapun teman2 saya atau mengagungkan Lari Trel Tanah- air.
Tapi tak bisa saya pungkiri, mereka ini luar- biasa.
Demi majunya lari- trel, yang satu tak sungkan2 menghabiskan biaya dan waktu yang tak sedikit.
Lainnya lagi berlatih giat, mengadakan lomba sampai patungan untuk bisa turut ambil bagian di lomba2 tanah- air maupun mancanegara.
Beberapa lomba sudah diakui dunia. Beberapa pelari sudah  juga menjadi penamat, bersanding dengan penamat-2 luar- negeri.
Dua tahun lalu ‘sulit’ mendapatkan peserta. Kini, rasanya ‘tak mudah’ atur lomba mana yg akan diadakan atau diikuti.
Padahal lari- trel tanah air belumlah seusia kebanyakan negara2 lain.

Luar- biasa pertama.

Alam indonesia yang luar- biasa.
Lari trel bisa dilakukan dimana saja.  Lari trel tak mesti lari gunung. Di pantai. Bahkan dikebun tetangga 🙂
Begitu pijakan bukan lagi aspal atau sejenis, ya sudah lari trel namanya.
Kenyataan bahwa kita punya gunung yg banyak sekali , menjadikan lari trel tak jauh2 dari gunung. Paling tidak lerengnya.
Negara tetangga, saking sedikitnya punya gunung, bukitpun disebut gunung.
Nah kita, saking banyak gunung, gunungpun sering disebut bukit.

Luar- biasa yang kedua.
Juga bisa dilakukan siapa saja. Penduduknya yang super banyak. Cukup 1% saja yang melakukan, se asia tengggara habis diborong.

Luar- biasa yang ketiga.
Kapan saja. 365 hari dalam setahun, tak terputus musim ini itu.

Artinya potensi luar- biasa kita, bisa berkiprah dikancah dunia.
Sudah pasti menjadi daya tarik wisata mancanegara.

Gambarannya.
Siapapun yg akan ikut di UTMB( salah- satu lomba lari trel ultra bergengsi dunia. 170km, melintasi 3 negara. Swiss, Itali & Perancis), harus mendapatkan 8 poin. Yang didapat dari keikut- sertaannya di lomba2 dimanapun yg sudah mendapat kualifikasi UTMB.
Sudah ada beberapa lomba dunia yg mendapatkan kualifikasi yg dimaksud.
Dimanapun selain di Indonesia.
Nah sekarang sudah ada 5( lima) lomba tanah- air yang sudah mendapatkan kualifikasi ini. Mulai dari 1 poin sampai 4 poin.
Dipastikan akan menyusul beberapa lagi yang akan mendapatkan kualifikasi UTMB ini.
Artinya, besar kemungkinan lomba2 tanah- air menjadi pilihan utama untuk mendapatkan poinn2 ini. Ya ga sih?
Coba pikir.
Alamnya ya ampun okeh pisan.
Ongkosnya, jika pun bukan yang termurah, pasti tak lebih mahal.
Medannya? ( Biasa, bagi kaum pelari2 trel gilak, semakin hardcore medannya semakin maknyussss), jangan tanya. Terkadang setelah melihat merasakan medan di kita, ditempat lain bisa- bisa terkesan seperti Disneyland 😉

Selamat siang, selamat hari senin 🙂

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Hendra Buitenzorg

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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.

Batur
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.

Rinjani
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  🙂

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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

RACE ORGANIZER

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 marvelous  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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Mt Rinjani Ultra 2013

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4 in the morning, quicker than expected. i could spot a small light in the distance. I suspected it was the track for the runners around Segara Anak. I was with Jane Djuarahadi, Femina Group photographer, was holding down the post 4, Plawangan.
jane and myself were on The 8th Team, the one who came up with this event. With  Hendra Wijaya and  Nefo Ginting as the some sort of project manager. The other 4 were  Florenciano Hendricus Mutter , Djawa Wijoyo Kusumo , Josephine Pipin, and Rudy Ansyah.
I did ok, but the rest did wonderful. jane who is also a trail runner, along with Pipin, the finisher of The North Face 50k trail run in Singapore. Both like to travel, for both hobby or work.
Hendra Wijaya is no stranger to anyone, finisher of many trail runs in Singapore, HK, Philipine, Australia, japan and the last one is UTMB.
He also the one who came up with Lari Gunung Nusantara, Garmin supported mountain trail run, as a way to introduce trail running as well as national tourism.
Nefo Ginting is no stranger to Indonesian diving and climbing scene. With his countless  experiences and friends in many places, he had no trouble getting things started.
Hendricus Mutter was the Chief of Indonesian Mountain Climbing federation and is still active on the climbing scene. Cartenz Pyramid and The Himalaya were some of the places he’s climbed.
If you’re ever planning on hiking, Djawa Wijoyo Kusumo is the man you need to go to, He knows every step of the way plus his survival skill is second to none.
las but definitely not least is rudy Ansyah, a seasoned finisher in many trail run events in the veteran category.
I need to mention the people above because without them, Mt. Rinjani Ultra Trail 2013 wouldn’tve happened in the first place.
It was such an honor to finally have an international trail running event being held in Indonesia. It literally was a dream come true.
We have so many beautiful terrains just waiting to be explored.

I need to go way back to Oct 2010.
Kinabalu climbathon. It was said to be one of the toughest trail running in the world. A lot of high profile world runners participated, such as Kilian Jornet , Marco De Gaspari. We had more than 600 participants and only 115 managed to get to the finish line. Some didn’t finish, and many others were only there to just for the sake of it, with no target to finish it. I was one of whom didn’t get to finish on time. Of the 3,5 hours of the given time for the veteran category (over 40 y.o)  i only managed to get to 150 m to the top.
I was thankful and with no regrets. I gave my best shot. While i was there i realized i was one of the only 5 participants from Indonesia. While many were from nearby Asian countries such as Singapore, Philipine, Japan. Malaysia, which was the host, had the most participants, of course.
Indonesia needed to have similar, if not better events in the near future.

Local dances started the opening of the race. Right at 00.00 on the 17th of August, right on Indonesia’s independence day, 82 participants started at Senaru. At 600m high. Most are international trail runners while some are from here. many were even beginners.
The 1st track was rocky gravels, 6 km to the 1st post. Hiking to 2600 masl on the 2nd, within 10km.
Was an overwhelming track both mentally and physically. Lots of steep ups and downs. Most were without safety fences.
With only a small glimpse of light from the headlight, which was compulsory. The sky was fortunately not cloudy. The moonlight and the star helped the sights a bit.
The next track was the downhill run to Segara Anak lake. A lake that resides in kalderagunung Rinjani, Sembalun Lawang village,  Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat. The name Segara Anak means child of the sea given to the blue colour of the lake reminiscent of the sea. It was on less than 2000 masl.
From here the track were less tough than the previous ones. It was dirt and grass. The next track we’re back to the familiar toughness. It was filled with huge rocks. Slippery when raining, the next climb to the 4th post were also steep and exhausting.
The 4th post were the make-it-or-break-it point which decided if the participant could go on to the top of Rinjani with cut off time 10 hours from start.
The expert runners would’ve been able to get to the top in one hour. And 45 mins of running back down. While beginners would need at least twice as long.
We have a term here, called the 2-1 step, which means  2 steps up followed by 1 step downhill.
It was really an exhausting track.
It spread around 3-8 to the top. The view, however, is magnificent, right from Senaru, especially all the way to Segara Anak lake.
Back to Plawangan, the 4th post. The rule was once you passed the 10 hrs cut off time to the top, participants are obligated to take an evacuation track. Which means you can’t go to start in Senaru, but to Sembalun. While the rest who can still carry on, after going down from the top of Rinjani (5th post) they have to go back to post 6th, the farthest before Sembalun. with cut off time  of 3hrs, they could go back to post 4 before finishing up at Senaru, where the starting point is.
Out of the 82 participants of MRU, only 10 managed to finish under the time given.
It was a general agreement that this was the toughest track they’ve ever experienced. Even compared to the 100 km.
At first there were a lot of disappointments from the ones who couldn’t finish. But after, they were also proud to have been a part of the first indonesian trail running event. The toughest one to boot.
The race has finished, but the memory will not.
The race that every local runners have been waiting for, and luckily a lot of international participants enjoyed too.
Last August Hendra Wijaya finished his UTMB, The good news were quickly followed with another good news, the one that’s also been long awaited.
Mt. RInjani was qualified 2 of points for UTMB 2014. Thanks God.
The achievement couldn’tve been done without the support by the originators, sponsors, Government Agencies, fellow track runner from across the world ; Barbara Oravetz , Franc Girardot and team, Maggie Kim Hong Yeo, Allan Lee, Senaru’s official volunteers, hopefully could also bring good spirits on the upcoming events.
Here’s to making better upcoming events, more challenging, in places with even more breathtaking views.

The road has finally been paved. Hopefully Indonesia could be the world’s ultra trail running destination or at least Asean. No one can stop our intention to grow further from here on.
See you in Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra.

Aki Niaki.

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Garmin’ s Photo Shoot by Patricia Heny

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134km Coast2coast Ultra Trail Run – Bromo/Ranukumbolo

Dari sekedar melanjutkan Lari Gunung Nusantara kami, yang digagas Kang Hendra Wijaya, saat- saat cari rute dan gunung  di peta, pantai utara jawa dan selatannya menarik perhatian saya.
dan terkaget- kaget bercampur senang saat mendapati bahwa Bromo ada dijarak terpendeknya. Artinya rute kali ini benar- benar bisa dari pantai ke pantai dan muncak Bromo.

 

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Setelah tertunda 3 bulan.

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