Dig­ging deep

Action Asia - - EVENTS -

THEMED ‘ THE LOST MINES’, THE in­au­gu­ral one-day multi sport Sarawak Ad­ven­ture Chal­lenge was held on October 14 in and around the Fairy Cave, a colos­sal nat­u­ral cham­ber near Bau, Sarawak. Fifty-two teams had signed up to test their met­tle over the trails and hills – and through the ‘mines’. The ma­jor­ity came from out­side Sarawak with com­peti­tors from Sin­ga­pore, Brunei, West Malaysia, In­done­sia, Philip­pines, South Africa and New Zealand. They lined up at the start for a rugged course that in­cluded 46km of moun­tain bik­ing, a cave sec­tion and a fi­nal 13-km trail run. This year’s Men’s cat­e­gory was won by Team Sasa (Shahrom bin Ab­dul­lah and Shahril bin Amir) from West Malaysia, who fin­ished the course in 4 hours and 20 min­utes and re­ceived the grand prize of RM6,000. Fol­low­ing the vic­tors home were run­ner-ups Team Sukan Lasak ATM B Me­laka and the Armed Forces Team A, both also from West Malaysia. In the Mixed team cat­e­gory, the Toakas Rac­ing Team (Nur Assyria binti Zainal Abidin and Mohd Syahkirin bin Ibrahim) took the hon­ours ahead of Kamikaze Ad­ven­ture Team, with the Eco Ad­ven­ture Team from Sarawak third. Plan­ning for the 2018 event will be­gin soon and the event or­gan­iser, Draco Ac­tion Sports, prom­ises that next year’s event will con­tinue to pro­vide com­peti­tors a chal­lenge that high­lights Sarawak’s land­scape and at­trac­tions.

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