Thursday, August 31, 2023

Unleash Your Inner Trail Titan

Calling all running enthusiasts! If you're seeking a fresh challenge beyond the ordinary, look no further than the Trail Titans event, hosted by Dirigo Events – the brilliant minds behind the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon. The inaugural event kicked off with a bang at Kiara Hills, attracting over 450 spirited trail runners ready to conquer either the 16km or 10km categories. 

Surprising all, seasoned veteran runners triumphed in both Men’s categories, demonstrating their unmatched experience. In the 16km run, the top spots were dominated by these skilled athletes. Leading the pack was Ben Hails, storming through the course in 02:17:58 within the Men’s Veteran category. Edward Smith and Juangti Wan Leong closely followed, securing the second and third positions.

16km Men’s Veteran Category L-R  Gloria Ng (Director of Dirigo Events), Juangti Wan Leong (3rd), Ben Hails (1st) and Edward Smith (2nd)

Women's excellence shone in the 16km category too. Karen Siah raced to victory in 02:43:49, leaving her competition in awe. In the Women’s 16km Veteran category, Sook Khim Lim emerged victorious in 02:53:28, showcasing her remarkable prowess.

16km Women’s Veteran L-R  Gloria Ng, Melinda Wang (3rd), Sook Khim Lim (1st) and Francis Lyn Evasco (2nd)

Veteran Muhammad Asdi dominated the 10km Men’s category, crossing the finish line in 01:12:21. Mei Wai Tan led the Women’s 10km Open category, sealing her win in 01:46:47.

Karen Siah descending the trails

Top performers in each category claimed well-deserved medals and prizes. The top five finishers across categories were even granted free entry into the next electrifying Trail Titans event. Participants lauded the event's seamless organization and challenging routes. Abdul Haris Shariff, an avid trail runner, praised the impeccable execution and thoughtfully crafted trails.

The allure of Kiara Hills resonated with participants, providing an extraordinary natural backdrop just moments from the city. Karen Siah, a winner in the Women’s 16km Open category, cherished the opportunity to fuse running with nature. The buzz continues with Dirigo Events hinting at the upcoming edition of the Trail Titans series. Keep your eyes locked on their social media channels for updates and secure your spot in this highly anticipated lineup of events.

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