Thursday, February 09, 2006
Mt Kinabalu Climbathon Trainings!
I hv been included in NTUC training team preparing for the Mt Kinabalu Climbathon in September!! Trainings starts this Sat at MR!
The Mt Kinabalu International Climbathon is the World Toughest Mountain Run. Starting at Timpohon Gate at 1800m to 4095.2m on the summit of Low's Peak, the ascending run is about 9km,through mountain rainforest jungle trail and the last 2km, wide open granite plateau.A normal tourist would take between 5 to 6 hours to reach Laban Rata, the base camp at 3300m asl. And another 2 to 3 hours the next morning to reach the summit. For people like you and me, that's about inside 9 hours to touch peak.But not these mountain runners. The best runner would take roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the summit, and another 1 hour or so to reach the finishing line. While the ascend run is about 9km, the descend run is longer by 4km.
Posted by Run HappyFeet at 7:06 AM