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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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Teman- teman Saya Yang Hebat

26 November.
Lapar dan haus teramat- sangat. Tak ada lagi yg bisa dimakan & diminum. Jikapun ada pastinya seketika itu juga keluar lagi. Maaf, dimuntahkan.
Asam lambung sudah kadung naik.
Lemas tak tersisa tenaga sedikitpun.
Duduk letih dan  lemah.bersandar dipohon yg tak lagi bisa menahan curah hujan. Sendiri.
Di ketinggian Plawangan, Tempat pendaki bermalam sebelum muncak Rinjani.
Beberapa saat tadi baru turun dari muncak Rinjani. Belasan menit setelah Kang Hendra. Dan lebih lama lagi setelah Kang Rudy.
Kang Rudy tak tahu lagi entah dimana.
Kang Hendra katanya antara Plawangan dan Segara Anak.
Pasrah. Tak ada lagi yg bisa diperbuat.
Belokan turun ke Segara Anak tak juga ditemukan. Sudah belasan kali dicoba,
Sampai, ya sampai tak kuat lagi melangkah.
Dering telpon Kang Hendra ada sekali2.
Pastinya karena signal yang kadang ada kadang tidak. Menanyakan apakah belokannya sudah ditemukan.
Setelah sekian kali dijawab belum, akhirnya jawaban saya terakhir adalah sudah.
Hanya agar Kang Hendra tak lagi mengkhawatirkan saya, dan, sungguh menjawab telponpun sudah tak kuat.
Selang beberapa puluh menit masuk sms/ bbm teman2 mengucapkan selamat ulang- tahun.
Satu, dua, beberapa sekaligus. Belas, dan ya ampun, seperti tersadarkan, bahwa saya punya banyak teman. Banyak sekali.
Tak saya sadari, saya menitikan airmata.
Setelahnya adalah isakan.
Isakan bahagia, karena entah bagaimana mulainya tiba2 saya merasa tidak sendiri lagi.
Tiba2 tersadar bahwa sepertinya ada banyak teman2 yg menunggu seperti apapun kisah2 lari2 gunung saya. Jika ya begitu maka tak boleh diri ini menyerah.
Tiba2 saja saya mempunyai kekuatan lagi.
Kekuatan yg saya yakin cukup untuk bangun, dan memulai pencarian belokan ke Segara Anak.
Ternyata belokan yang dicari hanyalah belasan meter arah utara dari tempat saya semula tadi.
Selanjutnya beberapa jam kami bertiga sudah berkumpul di Segara Anak. Selamat, tanpa kurang suatu apa. Alhamdullillah.
Dua tahun kemudian, beberapa hari kemarin teman2 saya bukan lagi sekedar berlari gunung, tapi berlomba berlari di gunung.
Artinya ada batas waktu yang harus mereka perhitungkan.
Dengan jarak 50km, 102km dan 165km.
Dengan berbagai tingkat pengalaman dan kemampuan.
Dari yang pemula sekali. Sampai yang sudah beberapa kali penamat lomba2 lari trel ultra dimanapun.
Padahal kisah saya diatas hanyalah 30an km saja.
Saya yakin, tantangan, hambatan dan perjuangan mereka pastinya lebih lagi dari saya.
Biaya, waktu, persiapan, cuaca, medan yang sulit dan berbahaya. Tidur yang kurang. Makan dan minum yang mungkin berbeda dengan biasanya.
Tapi begitu besar niat dan keinginan mereka untuk turut di hajatan ini.
Bersukur acaranya selesai dengan, semoga saya tidak salah, berhasil dan selamat.
Teman2, kalian sungguh luar- biasa. Tamat atau tidak tamat kalian telah membuat sejarah.
Langkah menuju Indonesia sebagai salah- satu tujuan hajatan lari trel ultra dunia sudah dimulai.
Tak bisa lagi dihalangi.
Dengan kenyataan bahwa kita mempunyai ratusan gunung, pebukitan dan medan trel dimana- mana, bukan hal yg mustahil berikutnya adalah menjadikan tanah-air sebagai kiblat lari trel ultra maupun non ultra dunia.
Saya yakin dan percaya sekali.
Terimakasih teman- teman, kalian dan apa yang baru saja kalian lakukan merupakan hadiah termanis dan terindah diulang- tahun saya..
Tak terlupakan juga doa dan dukungan dari teman2 yang lain.

Salam,

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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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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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I suddenly remember who that lady was

BilanganFuI really have to write this.
Yesterday on my flight to Malang, the plane’s air con didn’t function very well, which rarely happens.
I was sleepy cuse i was driving all the way from Bandung to Soekarno- Hatta Airport, so i tried hard to sleep.
I forgot for how long but Bang Nefo who was on the left side of the line, chatting with a passenger from the right side of the row.
I remember this guy was wearing a hat, but i forgot what type of hat it was.
They were chatting about running and i was pretty excited because running’s always been a topic of interest for me.
I was still sleepy as i looked at their way, a lady on the guy’s left joined the conversation. That’s pretty cool, i thought to myself.
Before long i also joined the conversation.
After only a few sentences the plane landed.
They said goodbye first, cause they had to get off the plane first.
When i walked out, i can still spot them and i thought they were about to take pictures of the plane.
Turns out they asked to take pictures with us. Say no more, i was happy to do it, considering i was never a camera shy kinda person.
And so we did, turns out the guy in the hat wanted to take our pic all along. he used Leica, M5 i think. Meaning he’s either a rich amateur or really is a professional photographer.
And then we took another photo together. The one above was taken with my cellphone. We still need to wait for the luggages, while they went immediately.
As we waited, Bang Nefo casually mentioned that the lady was a writer, or  novelist, or something he wasn’t really sure of either.
I suddenly remember who that lady was.
The name’s Ayu, Ayu something. Then i recalled it was Ayu Utami.
Ok, no wonder she sounds familiar.
So that’s it for now.

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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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