Sungai Menyala Forest Trail now OPEN
One of the fastest races on the Asia Trail Master Championship calendar has opened the registration for next year's edition, scheduled for 1 April 2018. Sungai Menyala Forest Trail offers a 50 km trail in dense ancient rainforest and is also one of the more accessible races with Port Dickson being just an hour's drive away from Kuala Lumpur.
The event also has shorter distances on its menu for the less ambitious runners, or indeed for people who would like to get a first taste of running on trails as opposed to running on roads. For the ATM Championship, though, it is the 50K that matters with the standard 500 points to be scored by the winners (100 finisher points, 400 performance points).
Filipino runners set Sungai Menyala alight last April with ATM Champion Manolito Divina beating a star-filled race including the likes of Steven Ong, Arief Wismoyono and Pablo Diago Gonzales. In the women's, Sandi Menchi scored one of her three ATM race victories this season ahead of Jessica Lintanga and Jeri Chua. Also in 2018 race director Razif Yahya expects an influx of fast trail runners into Port Dickson.
Everybody is welcome to register for the event now via Raceyaya.