Saturday, May 12, 2007

20km: Run to Genting Peres (kuala klawang)



Raymond Hee (tridoc) and me decided to go to the foot of kuala klawang hills. Actual plans were not clear. I thought I wanted to run, and he wanted to cycle. But in the end, both of us ran up to Genting Peres.

The wheather was fine, and sunny. It was his first time here...And for me, second. Not much of a hard run, 20km to and back.



We chatted along the way...and it was kind of nice actually. You feel the run is faster...and less boring. He's a doc, a profession that I wanted to study after SPM, but found it impossible to get chances for that. But from our conversation, I understand he had worked damn hard to be where he wants to be. Becoming a doctor from a local university (UM) is never ever an easy task in Malaysia for a non bumi.



On the way up, we met with some few cyclist, pounding their way up. It's no easy task for them too, as they had to cycle up some challenging slopes going uphill.

After 1 hour plus, we reached genting peres, and there were the earlier cyclist, who had passed us. We chatted for awhile. Jeffrey was there. He's training for Kenyir Triathlon. Then we had to run back another 10k. Like always, running downhill is easy and fun.


Approaching Genting Peres...met with cyclists...with mean machines...

The whole route was finished more than 2 hours.

The next run, would be from MacDonalds near Genting Sempah Tunnel, up to Genting Highlands. Raymond and me will try it next week. He has done it once before....and I thought I am the only crazy guy of thinking of running up...heh...

Genting Highlands is 1700 meters above sea level, and the slopes won't be easy. It will be a hard challenge, which makes it more fun.


crazy climb up Awana Genting (pic taken from google earth)

9 comments:

digweed said...

fuyoh....running up genting?strong legs you have there....caya lah....respek.....satu hari nanti, I mesti mau join you lari, macam best je....

Raymond Hee said...

Wah no need to promote me and my profession la.Malu la like tat.
Anyway was a nice run with u this morning,at least an eye opener for me that this country does provide such nice lush and breathtaking greenery for a good workout.
Looking forward for our next adventure.Thanks for the lunch too Hehe

yipwt said...

digweed: train often..sure can one..

raymond: haha..got to respect doctors...yea...it's so nice that KL has these places...you never know until you looked around.

aw said...

Wowza. How do you work up to 20km? I used to run 10km (in just under an hour) about 5-6 years ago, but that takes the wind out of me.

And here you are saying 20km is easy, and thinking about a kamikaze strafe up to *Genting*. Haha.

Any hints on how regularly you guys train, or how did you get your mileage up to 20km (and much more, I'm guessing)?

yipwt said...

hi aw,

try to build up your mileage. Once your mileage increases...running further would be easier.

But there's no shortcut. You just have to run consistently. Every week, I try to log at least 50km.

haza said...

I was introduced to ur blog by bola2api! Wow! You're one very awesome runner! I like rain running too, and I agree the only setback is wet shoes...but have yet to try running up to Genting! (Haa...like, Genting? Running?) Keep it up...very inspiring!

bola2api said...

i was in langat also on saturday.. cycling.. saw a few runners along the route.

Langat is a good training ground, i think, for both cyclists and runners :)

yipwt said...

hi haza, and bola2api,...thanks for visiting...

hulu langat is a nice place to get closer to nature...and so near to kl..

you guys also quite active...keep it up.

bikesandchopsticks said...

good on you for having a crack at the genting climb!! that would be some achievement! my girlfriend and i are cycling around malaysia and i did the KL-genting highlands-KL ride today. 120km all up. But some of the gradients on the climb are scary. Being a runner too I thought I could run faster than cycling.