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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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Ameng Atuh Ka Bandung..

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“Ameng Atuh Ka Bandung”..
Tak hanya tempat belanja baju & celana, jalan2 suka2, jalan kaki atau pake sepeda(punya sendiri atau sewa),  kuliner dimana saja( dari kali-lima sampai resto/ cafe yg gaya),  bandungpun ramah bagi yg suka olahraga.
Dari lintasan Pajajaran sampai lapang Saparua. Dari Lapang Upi sampai Sorga
http://www.infobdg.com/v2/6-jogging-track-di-bandung/ #explorebandung #infobandung #pemkotbandung

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Berlatih Lari Di Ketinggian

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Pada dasarnya , berlari di ketinggian adalah berlari di udara yang lebih tipis(  hypoxia).
Jika dilakukan lebih sering, bahkan banyak dilakukan oleh atlet dalam rentang waktu tertentu( salah- satu tempat berlatih atlet lari nomor 1 indonesia, Agus Prayogo,  adalah Pangalengan. Altitude training).
Yang terjadi adalah tubuh akan berusaha memproduksi sejumlah energi yang dibutuhkan akan tetapi dalam kondisi  keterbatasan oksigen. Usaha inilah, jika dilakukan sering, yg memicu meningkatkan sistem kerja respitori tubuh, cardiovascular dan utilisasi oksigen yang lebih effisien.

Ada pendapat lain. Live high, train low. Yang lebih penting adalah tinggalnya di ketinggian. Sementara berlatihnya yang tak mesti. Yang tentunya sebagian besar ‘bernafas’ nya yang justru di ketinggian.

Sampai- sampai untuk ini bahkan ada simulatornya. Mulai dari tenda, kamar tidur dan kelengkapan berlatih dengan masker yang bisa mensimulasikan keterbatasan oksigen sampai seperti di ketinggian 6400 meter.

Jadi tak mesti ke ketinggian yang sebenarnya.

Aman? Sesuai jugakah altitude training ini bagi kita, pelari2 trel sekedar cantik suka2? Tentu saja. Sejauh bertahap dan hati- hati.

Ada hal lain yang bisa kita dapat dari altitude training. Ya, betul. Semakin tinggi  tempat kita berlari, relatif semakin bersih udaranya, semakin indah pemandangannya.Semakin nyaman dan semakin bahagia tentunya.
Yang saya maksud adalah,semakin tinggi,semakin menjauhi kota.

Live high, train high yang sebenarnya? Tak lain dan tak bukan Sang jawara lari trel ultra/ gunung Killian Jornet 🙂
Yuk Ngetrel! Maenkan!

 

 

The main reason runners head for the hills is because high-altitude air contains less oxygen than sea-level air, a situation that forces the body to compensate in a variety of ways conducive to improved distance-running performance.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2013/06/training/whats-the-real-story-with-altitude-training_30368#SdjfIsm4LwhQ2MHX.99
The main reason runners head for the hills is because high-altitude air contains less oxygen than sea-level air, a situation that forces the body to compensate in a variety of ways conducive to improved distance-running performance.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2013/06/training/whats-the-real-story-with-altitude-training_30368#SdjfIsm4LwhQ2MHX.99
The main reason runners head for the hills is because high-altitude air contains less oxygen than sea-level air, a situation that forces the body to compensate in a variety of ways conducive to improved distance-running performance.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2013/06/training/whats-the-real-story-with-altitude-training_30368#SdjfIsm4LwhQ2MHX.99
The main reason runners head for the hills is because high-altitude air contains less oxygen than sea-level air, a situation that forces the body to compensate in a variety of ways conducive to improved distance-running performance.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2013/06/training/whats-the-real-story-with-altitude-training_30368#SdjfIsm4LwhQ2MHX.99
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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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Dream Big My Friends, What Can Be Imagined Can Be Achieved.

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Four years ago I had a dream, an aspiration. I was a fat bum at the time, workaholic, borderline alcoholic, clubaholic and couchaholic. I somewhere read about people that actually run longer (!) than a marathon distance, go figure. They called it “ultra” marathon.

The complete nutters among these people would do something I had only ever come across from watching tennis on TV: do a “grand slam” consisting of four hundred mountain milers within the span of ten weeks. Total bonkers. But hey, it sounded kinda cool and to a man drawn to extremes it had a certain appeal. Age 39 at the time, deliberating “what’s next”, buying a Porsche would have been cool also, but would have been way too easy. Then my annual medical came back: grossly obese, 208 cholesterol, 150 LDL. The price of living the good life.

Hearing about Rich Roll‘s own transformation when turning 40, I decided not to buy a car but focus on health and well-being. I quit alcohol cold turkey, did a few detoxes, changed my nutrition to mostly plant-based and dropped 65lbs in six months. Then I needed a new outlet for my renewed youth – let’s give this ultra-running a try. So in early 2010, I decided to go big and do the grand slam “one day”. In the meantime I kept myself entertained with ultras in Asia-Pacific mostly. Three years and three Western States lotteries later and I was in and quickly signed up for the other three US based 100 milers. So 2013 became “one day”.

Last weekend I realised my dream. I finished the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, a series dating back to 1986 which only 254 people, including the fat bum, have ever accomplished (with a few doing it several times). Nothing to take away from climbing Everest, but that’s been done by close to 8,000 people and is a pretty big achievement, right?

Dream big my friends. What can be imagined can be achieved.

Andre Blumberg

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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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Dont Ask Me Why I Run. Ask Yourself Why You Dont.

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Garmin' s Photo Shoot by Patricia Heny

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Garmin’ s Photo Shoot by Patricia Heny

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Dare2Bare

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Dare2Bare. Lari Nyeker Muncak Burangrang & Tangkubanparahu ( Siapa Takut? )

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The first lake is named Tiwu Ata Mbupu (lake of the ancestors’ souls ); the second is named Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (lake of young people’s souls); and the third is called Tiwu Ata Polo (lake of evil spirits). Kelimutu.
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Kelimutu Trail Run

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