So who fancies a bit of exercise?
On 28 February Go Adventures Asia, an event planner that specializes in organizing races, triathlons etc across SE Asia is holding Koh Chang’s first adventure race the ‘Ultra & Trail Unseen Koh Chang 2015’ . There are three events – 13Km, 35Km and 66Km. Registration for the events opened a couple of weeks ago and is open to anyone interested in a bit of a challenge. The event will take place in the southeast of the island on routes laid out around the Salakphet area. This is a quiet area, very little traffic plus plenty of dirt roads . For the 35Km & 66Km you’ll obviously need to be pretty fit. The 35Km also includes a stretch through the jungle which looks interesting to say the least. The 66Km takes you down to both Long Beach and Wai Check beach – the two least visited beaches on the island.
For anyone who just wants a challenge and isn’t a hardcore runner, the 13Km race, which takes runners along an abandoned road to Wai Check beach and back is an interesting route. A few hills plus an uneven, potholed road surface and dirt track through grassland – so you won’t be setting any personal bests.
And if you do decide to participate, I’ll see you there. I’ve entered for the 13Km race. I don’t run at the moment and the last race of any kind that I entered was an obligatory annual school cross country run over 30 years ago. So it looks like I’ll need to start doing a bit of training. Probably not too much though as the last time I ran I knackered an Achilles tendon and then spent a couple of months limping around.
Also worth mentioning, the original length of the ‘easy’ race was 10Km. However, a couple of days after I entered the organisers changed the starting point – so what’s another 3KM?
More information https://www.facebook.com/UltraTrailUnseenKohChang