Recording my first ever overseas #ultratrail or rather I called it as ultra #mountainrunning. Yes! This far I've reached by running,walking,crawling or slipping down hill with all my heart & whatever bit of strength,energy physically mentally & emotionally to conquer the well-known twin mountains in Jawa #weilirang #arjuna The race started at #kaliandraresort❣️14 July 7pm for 75km participants. The weather was chilled & I could pace myself pretty well without windbreaker from starting point. The route are meant to test your endurance & started off with a relatively steep climbing up to first mountain to Mt.Welirang follow by the most challenging Mt.Arjuna super tough trail & technical! The weather was getting colder when I reached the first pit stop. Take 15minutes breather to put on my windbreaker & gloves.The volunteers were superb by making a hot drink & snacks to keep me warm. I never tasted a hot cup noodles as yummy when you have it in the middle of nowhere up at the top of a mountain with a few degrees celsius. freezing cold🤧
After few hours or so on my way heading to the most challenging route to Arjuna... Acute Mountain Sickness hit me as I need to stop every 10 20 steps to catch my breath. Lucky me, I've got sweeper keep me company & going through the ups & downs! Ops, in the event of racing...don't you ever want to bump into sweeper! If you do that means you're the last in your category😂 thank you Pak Kantor for your patience & endless energy to keep me safe & sound🙏 TERIMA KASIH Pak.
Kudos to the team for organizing such a magnificent mantra trail run. I encourage those who want to run somewhere extraordinary...do join Mantra!
We were the last batch to reach the army camp with some of the checkpoint staffs.
Overall, with not much regrets for DNF as a baby mountain runner I have a lot more to pick up with such steep altitudes & super technical terrain😣😫
I brought home lots of joys with a bit of sore muscles & priceless experiences crawling up & down the mountains.
YES! I've conquered the well-known Malang Twin Mountain Welirang-Arjuna 😍