Genting Trailblazer 2010
I have been to a couple of Adventure races in the country and have gone as far as Thailand for some action, but nothing really beats this Genting Trailblazer, not in a good way but in all BAD. I am here to dish out the low down on it and it’s up to you to believe me or not.
To participate in Genting Trailblazer was one of my goals when they first started it in 2000 or something like that, I knew it was way way back then, but no one wanted to join me as they all thought it was too gruesome for their physical capability, I thought it was exciting as that time I had no experience in any adventure races. This time I manage to rope my sister in and I thought This is it, GENTRAIL is so gonna happen.
That was then and how excited I was before the race started, and then all the Rocks started going downhill. Let’s see point form would do people good.
Inexperienced Organisation: I am not sure how many share my sentiment but I do believe the organizers is not prepared for such an event like this, I heard they were the first time taking over from the previous, but I also heard they were the old committee, well I guess it must be rumors stating that so people would join hoping that something would have changed. What happened was that even race BIBS was an issue,
It was morning and people have to register themselves into the starting event , showing their bibs to the organizers, but this guys taking the bib numbers look like they were from some old folks home which was just given orders , So knowing me having a Race belt I would put my bib on it, guess what, NO NO NO ! you cant do it, u must have two bibs and high, HIGH up on the Tshirt, people were all repining their bibs on their tshirt and stuff. I was so angry I told them, DON’T BOTHER I am not going to register anyway *why bother registering if I know I am not going to win, I am joining in for the fun*
GREEN EVENT ?? : Green event my arse, The organizers was saying that this is a green event, don’t throw your gel pack here and there, don’t throw cans plastics etc,etc.. Guess what no proper dustbin even, and even so, after the race this caterers was distributing PLASTIC plates and FORKS and SPOON, utterly disgusted, non bio degradable, another thing that happened was the trees and plants inside sure got a beating from the huge crowds that was present and it sure is not a pretty sight.
SAFETY : are you guys serious ? there isn’t any SAFETY AT ALL, I have to mention this cause I felt that this Genting Trailblazer has got to stop organizing this race, Did you know that there was 100+ ppl clambering and pushing, shoving each other just to get in front, well that’s ok if you are on a flat area, but try in a mountainous slippery and muddy area where the side of the track is the ravine down the hill. I was not even running, as there is no place for you to run, you CAN”T run and that’s a fact, so those guys that are pushing and shoving, THINK SAFETY CAN ! you are not going to be top 3, that’s for sure, so why put others in danger.
Water Station: I am one that never liked to bring water along any run, extra weight and trouble. But I don’t know why I brought this, cause I was thinking to myself, hey maybe this time If I don’t stop for water I could maybe placed top 10, What a joke, if I don’t stop for water at the water station, THERE WAS NEVER ONE ! ok to give you guys credit, you guys had one which was placed after 10km in a 12km race. GREAT thinking guys. *for the lady who nearly fainted asking for water from the Marshall, I feel sorry for you* cause the only thing that the stupid Marshall did was shrug his shoulders and say run more you will see water.
- PRICE of Race : well I am not so bothered by the price of the race but yes it has been increasing and many people have complained, but If we paid premium for this race, please give premium and not some stupid screwed up event. To be honest, the medal was some cheap $2 wood tied to a string. I can’t go on anymore, I have been to races which was lousy and I thought nothing can beat that, looks like this took the CAKE !