Thrills and spills: The Chap­man’s Chal­lenge at Pangkor Laut Re­sort

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Pangkor Laut Re­sort’s an­nual en­durance event, the Chap­man’s Chal­lenge, at­tracted an in­ter­na­tional ros­ter of par­tic­i­pants.

In its sec­ond year, The Chap­man’s Chal­lenge took place at Pangkor Laut Re­sort from 12 to 14 May. A trib­ute to Bri­tish Colonel Spencer Chap­man who braved both el­e­ments and en­emy dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, the rig­or­ous com­pe­ti­tion com­prises a 3.8km road run around the is­land, fol­lowed by a 2.4km trek through pris­tine rain­for­est, and fin­ish­ing with a one- kilo­me­tre swim in the wa­ters of Emer­ald Bay. This year’s top five multi­na­tional qual­i­fiers in­cluded Matt Poole from Aus­tralia, Rikig­oro Shi­nozuka from Malaysia, Harriet Brown from Aus­tralia, Stephen Spencer Chap­man from the United King­dom and Irene Chong See Win from Malaysia. Among the pop­u­lar post- race ac­tiv­i­ties were cel­e­bra­tory drinks at Chap­man’s Bar as well as sig­na­ture treat­ments at the re­sort’s award­win­ning Spa Vil­lage.

THE CHAP­MAN’S CHAL­LENGE IS A TRIB­UTE TO BRI­TISH COLONEL SPENCER CHAP­MAN.

From left: Richard Mac­don­ald, Tom Sar­gin­son, and Sarah Man­gels­dorf. Below: Pangkor Laut Re­sort’s gen­eral man­ager, Philippe Ca­vory.

Clock­wise from top right: Stephen Spencer Chap­man; Michael Davis and Chris Cable; Harriet Brown and Matt Poole; Poole’s time of 46.44 was a record- breaker for the Chal­lenge.

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