Registration open for the Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra on East Java

The Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra trail is the fourth Indonesian race in this year's Asia Trail Master series and arguably the toughest. The longest distance is no fewer than 170 km and has a five digit elevation gain number. Slight less ambitious runners can also go for the equally hard 102 km race distance. Finishers on both these distances will score points for the Asia Trail Master ranking, which is not unimportant given the timing of the event and the difficulty - meaning a lot of performance points may be up for grabs as well for those strong enough to make it to the end. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra has a  high DNF quota.

You can sign up now via the official race website. A few key details can also be found here.

Plenty of action coming up in Indonesia:  the next race  that is part of the Asia Trail Master series is the Mount Rinjani Ultra on Lombok on 7 August. Later that month there is also the 2016 Candidate Race Ijen Trail on East Java on 22 August.