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