DirectRooms.com reports that the terrain around Sabah in Malaysia will be the route for a testing ultra marathon where competitors will have to try to cover 100km in under 36 hours.
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The Sabah Adventure Ultra Trail Marathon 2011 will be made especially difficult as it will cover a variety of terrains through jungles and energy sapping mud as well as steep hill climbs. The course will take athletes round South East Asia’s tallest mountain in Mount Kinabalu, through the Kiulu Valley before finishing with a climb to the highlands over Penampang.
As an added test of endurance temperatures in the region can drop dramatically and competitors will have to be entirely self sufficient and prepared for the worst if the rain falls. Adding to the burden of carrying extra weight will be the humid temperatures during the day and stages of the course have to be navigated by compass.
Less experienced ultra marathon runners can also sign up for the 50km race which has a 24 hour time limit. For each race entrants will be divided into categories of either men, women or veterans and the winners of each will gain free entry for the 2012 Racing the Planet ultra marathon.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “The race is being held from 5th until 7th November 2011 and over this time Kota Kinabalu City Centre hotels are going to see an increased demand for rooms. Competitions should book early to ensure their accommodation is waiting for them, as they’re going to need it at the end of the race.”
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For further information please contact Lek Boonlert:
Tel: + 66 (0)76 241 145