UT Sabah new in the Asia Trail Master series
After Malaysia Eco 100 and Magnificent Merapoh Trail, the new UT Sabah will be the third Asia Trail Master race in Malaysia this year. The event, produced by the Merapoh team, is scheduled for 4 December and features a 60km and 30km option in Sabah on Borneo Island. It is a race from A to B, as the start is set in Mesilau on the fringes of Kinabalu NP, and the finish is in Kundasang town. The 60k is spicy with 3500 metres of elevation gain. Lots of rolling hills, a few river crossings and hanging bridges, combined with wonderful viewpoints. The humidity in Malaysia makes every race a serious physical effort, but 60k seems like the right distance for a race in December.
Sabah is a great holiday destination for everyone. After the race, you can relax at one of the beach resorts near Kota Kinabalu. If you have energy left, you might even wish to climb Mount Kinabalu, with a summit at over 4000m one of the highest and easiest to climb mountains in Southeast Asia.
Registration for the event is opening soon.