The Team Lead for this long-haul trail running is Raymond Ng who knows the terrain well. Definitely, the starting point for this event was a bit unique. It was not the usual “park by the road side near to Gasing Hill” type. Instead, we parked our cars in front of the famous Ipoh Chicken Rice Restaurant along Jalan Gasing near to EFP Building.
The good thing of parking there was that there were ample parking bays and after the run, the restaurants for refresh and refreshment were just there. The only catch – it was more than 1km to Bukit Gasing. Anyway, there was still no problem as trail runners are supposed to run for long distance, whether on tarmac or in the hills.
(left) Agnes Yew, Michelle Looi, Phoebe, SooMChing, Debbie, Yvonne Teo, Raymond Ng, Jason Loh, Michael Tham, KC Leong … Suspension Bridge behind.
Listen! Listen! Listen! There are no cows, no goats, no chickens at Gasing Hill, and there is tiada masalah (no problem) having trail running there also on 19 January 2013, Saturday.
Let me speak! If one thinks Gasing Hill is easy, then it is wrong. If only you could traverse beyond the standard Bukit Gasing loop, trekking or trail running at Gasing is tough – never mind, still there is no problem ... :-)
Total distance for this challenge was 9km that took 2 hr 45 minutes to return to car park.