TNF Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival | 100KM | 26-27 Nov 2022
An international trail race with over 1,500 runners from 31 countries congregating in the beautiful town of Taiping, home to the mighty Maxwell Hill.
Ultimate Trails of Penang | 100KM | 8-9 Oct 2022
Dubbed as the toughest trail ultra in Malaysia. The race brings you to the beautiful trails, beaches, dams and mountains on the Penang island.
Cameron Ultra | 100KM | 16-17 Jul 2022
One of the most decorated trail race in Malaysia covering the mystique forests and beautiful tea plantations in the holiday town of Cameron Highlands.
Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival | 84KM | 18-19 Dec 2021
Held in one of the wettest area in the country, the race brings you up the Maxwell Hill in Taiping, twice, through two different brutal trails.
There were a few other races I participated in 2022 which served as preparation for the 100km trail-ultras.
- The Most Beautiful Thing | 50km | 17-18 Sep 2022
- Route 68 Ultra | 100km Road | 21-22 May 2022
- Borneo Ultra-Trail Marathon | 50km | 19-20 Mar 2022
Before this blog and my reach at the 100km trail-ultras, I have completed multiple 50km+ trail distances. There were no races for the most part of 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone had to stay home and stay safe.
- Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival | 55km | 13 Dec 2019
- The Great Malaya Trail | 50km | 19-20 Oct 2019
- The Magnificent Merapoh Trail | 70km | 24-25 Aug 2019
- Cameron Ultra | 55km | 27 Jul 2019
- King of Kg Kemensah | 50km | 30 Jun 2019
- Route 68 Ultra | 50km Road | 21 Apr 2019
- Gopeng Ultra Trail | 50km | 23 Mar 2019
- Janda Baik Ultra | 50km | 21 Oct 2018
- Cameron Ultra | 55km | 28 Jul 2018
- Titi Ultra | 50km Road | 18 Mar 2018
- The Signature Cross Country Ultra | 55km | 2-3 Dec 2017
And of course I did not just start running ultras out of the blue. I had to build up a base and there was a progression from short distances on the road towards marathons. I started making transition to the trails in 2016 participating in a short 16km trail race.
- Twincity Marathon | 42km Road | 19 Jan 2020
- KL Stanchart Marathon | 42km Road | 29 Sep 2019
- Garmin Marathon | 42km Road | 2 Nov 2019
- 2XU Half Marathon | 21km Road | 23 Sep 2018
- Fraser Ultra | 42km Road | 1 Sep 2018
- Hulu Langat Marathon | 42km Road | 8 Jul 2018
- King of Kg Kemensah | 30km Trail | 6 May 2018
- KL Stanchart Marathon | 42km Road | 8 Apr 2018
- Twincity Marathon | 42km Road | 21 Jan 2018
- The Magnificent Merapoh Trail | 35km Trail | 5 Aug 2017
- Denai Alam Night Trail | 22km Trail | 15 Jul 2017
- KL Stanchart Marathon | 42km Road | 21 May 2017
- King of Kg Kemensah | 30km Trail | 7 May 2017
- Bukit Jalil Half Marathon | 21km Road | 12 Mar 2017
- Trail Run Kg Sungai Buaya | 16km Trail | 19 Feb 2017
- Deuter International Trail Run | 14.5km Trail | 8 May 2016
- Hulu Langat Trail Run | 16km Trail | 3 Apr 2016
- River Jungle Marathon | 42km Road | 6 Sep 2015
- Borneo International Marathon | 42km Road | 3 May 2015
- GM Half Marathon | 21km Road | 14 Dec 2014
- Viper Challenge | 21km Obstacles | 1 Nov 2014
- KL Stanchart Marathon | 42km Road | 12 Oct 2014
- HK Stanchart Marathon | 42km Road | 16 Feb 2014
- Penang Bridge Marathon | 42km Road | 17 Nov 2013
- Putrajaya Night Marathon | 42km Road | 19 Oct 2013
- KL Stanchart Marathon | 42km Road | 29 Sep 2013
- River Jungle Marathon | 42km Road | 1 Sep 2013
- NB Setia Alam Half Marathon | 21km Road | 18 Aug 2013
- Island Ocean Marathon | 42km Road | 21 Apr 2013
- Brooks Half Marathon | 21km Road | 3 Mar 2013
- Multi-Purpose Insurans Run | 12km Road | 13 Jan 2013
- Malakoff Run | 12km Road | 16 Dec 2012
- Great Eastern Run | 12km Road | 04 Nov 2012
As you can see, there was no talent at play. Running was not something that I am good at naturally. It has taken me 10 years or so of running/hiking/walking progression to be able to complete a 100km trail-ultra.
Last updated: 27-Oct-2022