EVENT - Malaysia's 1st Mountain Bike Orienteering @ Gopeng Perak 15.11.09 (PART 1)

by - Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Gopeng Peanut Search (GPS) was a highly successful event organised by Nomad Adventure that attracted 149 participants from all over Malaysia. As the first ever mountain bike orienteering event ever to be held in Malaysia, the participants truly embraced embracing this new race format.

"I got 410 points in this race, but you race organizers score 100 per cent!" said Wong Swee Song, runner up in the Men's Veteran Category (41 and above).

The participants thoroughly enjoyed the race format in which they competed to try to get as many "peanuts" or checkpoints as possible in the 5 hour time limit. In total there were 15 check points, each with different points according to the difficulty and distance to get to that checkpoint.
In total over 80 km of trails were marked out by the race technical team headed by Gary Choong and Wong Wye Yim. The trails encompassed a huge variety of terrain, from steep hill climbs to more gentle areas of ex-mining ponds and farms.

Registration counter.

Participants who checked their map.

Some of the participants.

The Marshall.
So not worry if you lost. the marshall will help you guys.

Briefing by Chan Yuen-Li.

5 Minute before the event start!

Race begin...
Coming up is what challenger that the participants need to face during the race!

note: Some photo is from Alvin.

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