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gain-100Rinjani100-2017-100-CPRinjani100-2017-100-MapLTrek 100km di Rinjani. Pastinya tak main- main.

Padahal 52km saat awal MRU( Mount Rinjani Ultra), 2013 jika tak salah, sudah membuat ampun- ampun tak hanya pelari- pelari lokal, mancanegarapun dibuat mutung, kesal dan ambek.

Ah apa juga yg perlu ku khawatirkan. Toh jikapun tak finish aku sudah mencoba. Itukan yg penting?
Did Not Finish selalu lebih baik daripada Did Not Start. Entah dimana pernah kudengar seperti itu.

Ya, aku tahu sebelumnya. Beberapa jawara- jawara ada disini. Kecil kemungkinan bisa dapatkan podium. Tapi? Tunggu dulu. Rasa- rasanya aku melihat peluang di podium 3.
Mereka boleh jawara- jawara, tapi trek panjang dan trel? Dan di Rinjani? Siapa takut. Seorang saya, pengalaman boleh sedikit, usiapun tak lagi terbilang muda. Tapi semangatku  boleh di adu.
Podium 3 kan juga berhadiah. Niat belikan dan bagi- bagikan sembako di desaku, dari hadiah nanti adalah api semangatku yang luar- biasa. AKU BISA!

Dan..dengan biaya dari sang istri untuk menutupi semua biaya dan kelengkapan lari trel sederhanaku, terimakasih Istriku sayang 🙂 , akupun hadir diantara yang start di Senaru, di kategori 100.
Bergabung bersama beberapa pelari- pelari lain, lokal maupun mancanegara, ber gear ya ampun, walau ada satu- dua sesederhana aku, tapi sisanya adalah hmm apik rek 🙂 .

Bismillah.
Trek awal Senaru – Senaru Rim(WS 1, km 10,5/ ) mudah- mudah saja. Begitu juga trek berikut, sampai Sembalun Rim(WS2, km 18 ). Continue reading

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SOME RUNNING IS GOOD, MORE IS BETTER, TOO MUCH IS JUST ENOUGH

Aki Niaki's photo.
Aki Niaki's photo.
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Aki Niaki's photo.

Suatu waktu di 2012.
Idenya adalah berlari membelah pulau Jawa.
Start 5:30 sabtu pagi di Tongas, Pantai utara Pulau Jawa, Probolinggo.
Tak muluk bagi teman- teman lain, cukup muluk bagi saya, berharap finish dipantai selatan pulau Jawa di Mbambang.
Trek awal adalah aspal mulus menanjak dari ketinggian 0 mdpl, sepanjang 40an km sampai Cemorolawang di ketinggian 2200 mdpl.
Semua serba pertama kali bagi saya.
Menanjak yang tak henti- henti, alam yang berbeda. Yang pasti indah luar- biasa.
Tiba- tiba saja, Bromo dan lautan pasirnya dihadapan mata. Gagah dan indah sekaligus tiada tara.
Memang tak serta- merta membuat lelah dan letih yang teramat sangat tiba- tiba hilang tapi bagai suntikan obat dewa membuat kami bergegas melanjutkan lari- lari kami menghampiri Bromo dan lautan pasirnya. Yang seperti menanti kami dengan anggunnya.
Selanjutnya adalah Ranupane, tersasar beberapa kali, kedinginan menjelang magrib karena pakaian ganti yang terbawa porter entah kemana. Dan dikedinginan -minus 4 ° C Ranupane esok pagi harinya lanjut berlari dengan berselimutkan sarung dan handuk pinjaman pemilik penginapan. Tempat kami terpaksa bermalam.
Senin dini hari pukul 2:30 jika tak salah kami sampai dipantai selatan Mbambang.
Alhamdullillah.
Sedikit kisah yang sedikit banyak melatar- belakangi Perhelatan Lomba lari Trel Bromo Tengger Semeru setahun setelahnya, 2013 dan tahun- tahun berikutnya.
Tak sampai seminggu lagi adalah Perhelatannya yang ke empat. Mulai 4 November 2016.
Saya percaya, teman- teman penggagas, teman- teman penyelenggara akan bersungguh- sungguh, sepenuh hati dengan acaranya. Sejak persiapan sampai acara dan setelahnya.
Disamping tentu saja ditambah pengalaman- pengalaman mereka yang terus bertambah, menjadikan perhelatan BtsUltra2016 ini perhelatan yang semestinya.

Semangat! Teman- teman peserta,
Rasakan dan nikmati treknya, dikategori manapun. Di 30km, 70, 102 atau bahkan di 170km.
Tak banyak tempat lari- berlari di dunia yang menyuguhkan sekaligus trek kehijauan, tanjakan seperti yang tak berakhir, lautan pasir yang indah namun melelahkan, dan… godaan asongan ojek- ojek nakal yang merangsek lebih seperti memaksa dibanding menawarkan.
Dikeheningan dan kegelapan Bromo Tengger Semeru.
Hanya Tuhan dan nurani yang tahu.
Semangat! Teman- teman penggagas dan penyelenggara.
Jadikan perhelatan ini perhelatan apik tak terlupakan.
Terimakasih Kang Hendra Wijaya, Bang Nefo Ginting, Bang Hendricus Mutter, Kang Jeffri Ricardo, Kang Rudy Rohmansyah, Bli Nyoman Suka Ada, Mas Data Pela, Kang Eja, Mas Ladi dan banyak lagi. Mohon maaf jika terlewat.
Doa terbaik saya untuk BtsUltra2016.
Salam 😊

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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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CATATAN SEORANG NEWBIE TRAIL RUNNER DI BromoTenggerSemeru100Ultra oleh Ina Budiyarni

InaMaggie001InaMartinTju InaAnwarSurahman001InaDianNdaruPurwanti hak gambar ada pada Maggie Kim Hong Yeo, Martin Tju, Anwar Surahman & Dian Ndaru Purwanti.
Tak pernah terlintas dalam pikiran saya sebelumnya, saya akan menjadi finisher Bts100Ultra 50k dengan waktu 11 jam 12 menit. Di bawah Cut Off Time yang 12 jam.
Senang dan bangga bercampur jadi satu, karena saya bisa melawan ketakutan dalam diri saya.. Takut di hutan sendirian..
Seketika saya buka foto album ‘RUN’ dalam Facebook saya yang berisi foto-foto sebagian lelarian saya di tahun 2013 ini. Tahun 2012 saya baru sanggup lari 5k dan 10k dalam race, itupun seperti keong..
Tahun 2013 saya banyak bertemu dengan orang-orang hebat yang menginspirasi saya dalam lelarian. Juga kompor-kompor yang akhirnya membuat saya melakukan my 1st 21k Half Marathon di awal tahun 2013 dan my 1st 42k Full Marathon di tengah tahun 2013.
Tapi tidak dengan trail run.. Trail run pertama saya adalah 10k Tahura trail run. Setelah itu boro-boro mau ikut trail lagi. Yang ada di otak saya trail itu gear nya ribet dan menghabiskan banyak waktu. Karena harus seharian, dari pagi sampai sore.
Sebagai seorang single mother, yang terfikir adalah, lari di akhir minggu cukup hanya lari dijalan saja. Setelahnya lebih baik menghabiskan waktu dengan anak, yang adalah segalanya bagi saya.
Saya menghitung berapa banyak foto dan mengingat kronologi trail run saya, sebelum akhirnya nekat mengikuti BTS100Ultra 50k. Dan ternyata secara total baru 7x trail run yang saya ikuti sepanjang hidup saya. Untuk selanjutnya ikut BTS Ultra 50 dengan track yang gilaaa..
Di antara padatnya aktifitas saya berkantor, mengurus anak & aktifitas-aktifitas lainnya, di akhir minggu, di minggu-minggu trakhir menjelang race, saya luangkan waktu untuk latihan ngetrel. Dengan jarak puluhan km di Sentul bersama dengan teman-teman yang hebat..
Teman-teman saya yang bukan pelari menanyakan, ” Apa sih yang kamu cari dengan ikut race 50k naik turun gunung?’”.
Mungkin saat itu saya belum tahu pasti dan belum bisa menjawab atas pertanyaan itu. Yang saya tahu hanya, ada keinginan yang kuat sekali untuk turut serta di BTS Ultra 50.
Walaupun saya masih newbie trail runner, saya hanya berfikir jika orang lain bisa, mengapa saya tidak bisa? Jika orang lain berani, mengapa saya tidak berani? Jika juga orang lain nekat, mengapa juga saya tidak nekat?
Sudah banyak tempaan dalam hidup saya sebagai seorang single parent. Dan inilah saatnya tempaan di indahnya alam ciptaan Tuhan. Yang membuat saya merasa sangat kecil di dalamnya..
Dengan mendapat restu dari anak saya, berangkatlah saya menjadi salah satu orang ‘gila’ di BTS Ultra. Dengan bangganya anak saya bercerita ke setiap orang bahwa Bundanya akan berlari 50k naik turun gunung. Bahkan sampai juga bercerita kepada guru ngajinya.
Maka semakin semangatlah saya untuk berusaha sekuat tenaga agar bisa finish sebelum Cut Off Time.
Begitu berbedanya aura di Ranupane saat menjelang start ultra trail, dibandingkan dengan start road race. Walaupun jumlah pesertanya jauh lebih sedikit dibandingkan dengan peserta race jalanan, tapi serunya di start line mengalahkan start race-race saya sebelumnya.
Sebagai newbie trail runner sudah pasti larinya saya adalah alon-alon asal kelakon. Sambil menikmati pemandangan dan foto-foto sana sini yang tidak mungkin saya lewatkan. Berkat camera yang selalu ada dalam genggaman saya sepanjang lari 50k.
Ternyata apa yang tidak saya dapatkan di road race, saya dapatkan disini.. Pemandangan yang spektakuler sepanjang rute, yang buat saya serasa dalam mimpi. Karena selama ini hanya saya lihat di foto, gambar atau kalender.
Danau Ranukumbolo yang begitu mempesona dari jarak jauh dan dekat. Puncak Semeru dari kejauhan. Hamparan pasir berbisik Bromo. Kawah Bromo dan bukit-bukit pasir, yang masih melekat di ingatan saya sampai sekarang..
Capek, sudah pasti.. Ngos-ngosan apalagi.. Tapi indahnya alam membuat saya tidak terlalu merasakan gempornya betis & paha ini.
Tanjakan yang seperti tak berakhir di tanjakan cinta Ranukumbolo ( entah sampai sekarang saya tidak tahu mengapa dinamakan Tanjakan Cinta. jika saja Tanjakan Cinta nya sudah seperti begitu, akan seperti apa ya Tanjakan Putus Cinta nya ?). Ayek-ayek, jalur pipa, bukit pasir Bromo.. Ditambah sepanjang perjalanan, ingatan akan anak saya. Dan bahwa saya tidak mau mengecewakannya..
Serta keinginan akan membuat anak saya bangga mempunyai Bunda seorang Ultramom..
Tanjakan, turunan, dingin, panas, angin, gerimis, pasir, haus, letih, lelah.Semua silih berganti .. Tanjakan-tanjakan sadiis, turunan-turunan cadas, walaupun berat tapi entah mengapa begitu senang saya menjalaninya.. Gerutuan yang tak henti- henti, ” Gilak tanjakannya!”, tapi kaki ini tetap semangat melangkah. Bahkan saat mendapat tanjakan yang tidak lazim, sehingga harus merayap seperti layaknya spiderman. Dan turunan sumur tegak lurus yang membuat banyak peserta perosotan seperti layaknya anak kecil. Teman-teman peserta pun semua tampak seru dengan segala tingkah lakunya.. Walaupun capek tapi semua happy..
Saya baru merasakan ternyata beratnya lari Full Marathon 42km di jalanan tidak ada apa-apanya dibanding ultra trail run di BTS..
Fisik dan mental benar-benar diuji.. Fisik sudah pasti terkuras untuk lari naik turun gunung belasan jam, mental pun diuji berkali-kali ketika ada ojek & kuda lewat.. Beruntung saya tidak tergoda sedikitpun.
Yang membuat saya tergoda justru menjelang km 35. Saat bladder sudah habis, water station jemplang tidak jua tampak, dan jalanan yang walaupun aspal namun adalah tanjakan tiada akhir. Saat sepeda motor penjual ice cream lewat, yang langsung di serbu semua peserta. Ice cream terenak di dunia saat itu, hahaha..
Jam garmin sudah menunjukkan km 40. Yess tinggal 10km lagi, dan di depan mata adalah padang pasir Bromo. Yang sepertinya tidak terlalu sulit untuk mengakhiri race ini di km50.. Tapi ternyataaa.. surpriseeee… Ternyata finishnya di kanan atas sementara kami dibelokan ke kiri ke gundukan pasir naik turun tiada akhir.. Dan.. belum cukup sampai disitu, kami harus naik tangga ke bibir kawah untuk mengambil gelang kuning, kemudian turun lagi. Haha hebat sekali si pembuat rute.. 5 km terakhir yang amat sangat berkesan di hati dan di kaki..
Saya melihat ke garmin saya. Sudah hampir 11 jam saya berlari.. Artinya waktu saya tinggal 1 jam lagi untuk bisa finish di bawah Cut Off Time.. Akhirnya dengan sisa tenaga yang ada, lari lah saya.. Tetapi begitu sampai jalan aspal, hah ternyata lagi-lagi tanjakan. Berarti, jalan lagi. Begitu sampai di atas tanjakan, banyak orang-orang yang bilang ‘tinggal sedikit lagi mbak finish’.. Tanpa basa basi larilah saya dengan perasaan campur- aduk antara senang dan terharu..
Begitu tulisan FINISH tampak didepan saya, rasa harupun kembali tak terelakan. Saya tahan airmata yang hampir menetes. Karena ,” masa macho-macho pelari ultra mewek”.
Begitu saya menginjakkan kaki di finish line, kata ‘Alhamdulillah’ yang tiada habisnya terus terucap di hati saya.. Yeayy saya berhasil menjadi ULTRA RUNNER, finish my 1st Ultra trail 50k dengan waktu 11 jam 12 menit!!
What an amazing race, amazing route, amazing view, amazing people.. Thank you committee for a beautiful race & I will come back next year!!

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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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