1) The mountain bike trails will cross the main road and caution is required. There will be marshals, however riders are required to be vigilant when on the road.
2) As always, major junctions and deviations will be marked and marshaled but riders are expected to be observant.
3) The trail passes through community lands and we are riding thanks to the community. Be courteous and respectful at all times.
The mountain bike trails will cover the paddy fields and small access roads between Pueh and Sematan passing through villages, orchards and oil palm plantations before the 50 km and 25 km split. The 50 km will continue through the plantation and then out on to the main road for about 5 km before heading back into the oil palm estates on the Pueh foothills. The trails are fast and flowing and there will be a checkpoint and several river crossings as well as a number of hills to test the legs. There are many junctions and splits so riders need to be mindful of the red and white trail markers and signs to avoid missing a turn. The trail will connect back with the 25 km bike trail leading through the villages and into some local orchards and another river crossing and a checkpoint. After the checkpoint, there will be some hike-a-bike to connect with a large estate where a big climb awaits followed by some tricky downhill – caution is needed for the descent, especially if the trail is wet. The trails lead out through more orchards and through villages and link to a local road. A short section on the road then it is back into the plantation for some final climbs, another checkpoint and then out to the main road. A short distance to the turn through the village and on to the finish line.
The 50 km MTB will have 3 checkpoints and 4 water stations. The 25 km MTB will have 2 checkpoints and 3 water stations.
Trail Run Section
1) The running trails will cross the main road and caution is required. There will be marshals, however runners are required to be vigilant when on the road.
2) As always, major junctions and deviations will be marked and marshaled but runners are expected to be observant.
3) The trail passes through community lands and we are provided access thanks to the community. Be courteous and respectful at all times.
4) Due to safety concerns, the waterfall abseiling section has been canceled.
The trail run section passes through a local village before crossing the main road and following forest trails to another village. The run then follows the paddy fields and small access roads between Pueh and Sebat before heading into the hills. The trail will follow farm and orchard trails as well as some newly created connections. When the runners emerge from the forest into the oil palm plantation, there will be some river crossing before entering community paths that lead back through the village and on the finish line. As always, major junctions and deviations will be marked and marshaled but runners are expected to be observant. For the individual trail run event, there will be a split between the 12 km and 20+ km. The latter will continue further passing through a village, some local farms and a plantation before returning via a short section on the road and passing by a waterfall. (Note: due to safety concerns, the abseiling section has been canceled). After the waterfall, there will be a challenging hill section before rejoining with the 12 km trail. The trails then pass through some forest trails where attention needs to be paid to the terrain underfoot. The trail emerges through some farms onto an old logging road before climbing again to a lookout point. The trail continues through some rocky sections and river crossings before descending along an old trail back to the logging road. The next section passes through some forest trails before emerging at the main road for the run back to the start through a village.
For the 20 km trail run there will be 2 checkpoints and 2 water stations. For the 12 km loop there will be 1 checkpoint and 1 water station.