janshim All the months of training and preparation for ‪#‎BUTM2016‬ that's happening a week from today, it's time to wind down before race day

Coinciding with the May 31st Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day holiday I'm organizing a morning hike at the Liang Km4 Trail with fellow BUTM buddies, family members, friends and weekend regulars

Everyone's welcome to join us hike the 4 km trail at leisurely pace

#brunei #hiking #holiday #km4 #morning #outdoor #fitness #4K #nature #ultimatedirection #brooksrunning #runhappy
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janshim 9 days and counting to #BUTM2016 and I had a good dose of #heat and #elevation training this morning at #Shahbandar with @Junaidi_John and @fotografieuberdream. Some months back a group of young hikers lost their way and I followed their shouting and found them exactly where I stood taking this #selfie

#trailrunning #trail #hiking #compressport #runwithud #ultimatedirection #mizuno #sunglasses #mook #brunei #hills #runfree #runwild #runhappy #photography #photographer #mook
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  •   cils_79 Nice shades! 3d
  •   janshim @cils_79 They are Mook from Korea. 3d
  •   cils_79 Oooo was looking at that brand i think when i was searching online for shades and then my running oakleys popped up from my drawers haha..i think ive spent enough for this event 3d
  •   janshim @cils_79 I am trying to get used to wearing sunglasses when running outdoors as much as much I find them another inconvenience. Damaging my eyesight would be an even bigger inconvenience! 3d

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janshim Beautifully backlit morning to inspire our weekend trail activity. The hiking group covered a distance of #4km equivalent to one loop of the KM4 trail while the runners did a repeat loop doubling the distance of #8km. Hiking is the new golf

#brunei #trail #running #hiking #runwithud #ultimatedirection #salomon #outdoors #Sunday #photography #nature #fitness #workout #cardio
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janshim Was browsing the #Samsung Themes store looking for a minimalist black theme when I came across this one called #Android Flat Theme that I immediately fell in love with — trails, hills, mountains. OH YES!

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janshim Slightly over 2 weeks to go before #BUTM2016 and given the monsoon season the race is either going to be very hot or very wet but either way heat training's a necessary evil when preparing for the day long #30K event

Glad to have @fotografieuberdream join me yesterday for a 16K run from #Shahbandar to Agro to McFarm and back to Shahbandar. Not only was it HOT with temperatures peaking at 35C, I ran with a swollen right knee from the recent Shahbandar fall and surprised to finish at a reasonably good pace. Next week's 30K is going to be toasty! .
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janshim First run on Bukit #Shahbandar hills in months after training exclusively at Liang #KM4. The trail was wet from overnight rain and my attempt to better my February 01:25 PR ended up 3 minutes slower after picking myself up from a spectacular fall shortly after Pondok 8

Spent the rest of the day resting after confirming the bloodied bruises on the chin, elbow and knees weren't as bad as they originally appeared. The thrills and spills of trail running!
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janshim For avid hikers and trail runners who are just catching wind of a little known #KM4 trail located in Sungai Liang, I'm not going to hard sell its appeal for anyone looking for alternative trail to train on. I'll let the numbers do the talking in a language only runners understand and appreciate 

The Elevation Gain from just two loops of KM4 at 8.5 km is higher than Shahbandar-McFarm's 30 km route. If technical hills are your thing, there are 7 steep ones to give you an intense cardio, leg strength and stamina workout. Add a third loop as I have a week ago and you end up with an elevation gain tipping 1000M.
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janshim 14.05.16 Today we had a bigger than usual and diverse group of friends comprising weekend regulars and first timers from BSB for the (completely shaded) KM4 Trail experience. I am happy that my ‪#‎MountKinabalu2016‬ buddies @Eric_Pui and @Junaidi_John have finally had their initiation after months of coaxing (with reverse psychology thrown in and what not!) .
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#brunei #hiking #running #km4 #workout #fitness #belait #trailrunning #sunday
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  •   pommki How can I join you guys 2w
  •   janshim @pommki Hi. On what days are you usually available? KM4 is located in Sungai Liang 4km from the traffic lights. 2w

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janshim After much thought and consideration (won't bore you with the evaluation process that lead to this) I picked up a @Garmin #Fenix3HR two days ago from @Tri-Ultra and logged 5.8 km the next day. In fact I ran my quickest Liang KM4 trail yesterday while testing the @Inov_8 #Terraclaw 250 (the traction is phenomenal on this technical trail that happened to be slightly wet from overnight showers!
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  •   janshim The hour (and a half) was for the Inov-8 Terraclaw Would you believe I didn't even take the watch out to see? One of the ladies took the watch out to take note of the serial number. 1mon
  •   get.fit.or.cry.trying Aw nice 1mon
  •   janshim @get.fit.or.cry.trying I was so close to getting a Suunto Ambit3 Peak and would have kicked myself silly for not reading up on their huge pairing and syncing issues on Android. Can't believe all this time their Android app is in beta. Long story short, Fenix3 pairs and syncs to my Note5 beautifully. 1mon
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janshim My 4th run at Liang #KM4 trail this week with a 5th one planned for this Sunday! Trail runners that love the challenge of a technical trail with steep gradient should definitely have a go at KM4

#trailrunning #trailrunner #newbalance #runfree #runwild #runhappy #runwithud #ultimatedirection #columbia1938 #compressport #blackdiamond #2XU #Brunei #Belait #udhydrates
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janshim The Liang KM4 trail is completely shaded which means you get a great hike/run on a highly technical trail without getting burned by the scorching sun. The forest, however, gets very humid (worse when there's no wind) and my favourite Buff head gear isn't enough to stop bucket loads of sweat from trickling down my face, irritating the eyes in the process! Back to my favourite #compressport visor from now on so sweat gets redirected to the brim instead.
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#trailrunner #trailrunning #newbalance #blackdiamond #2ndskin #runwithud #ultimatedirection #runwild #runfree #running #hiking #brunei #forest #trail
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janshim First trail run after returning from a 17 hour 30 minutes 9km #MountKinabalu2016 climb! Fight a nagging headache from low temperatures, sleep deprivation compounded by high altitiude, it's great to be home in warm and humid surroundings. Some people love the cold, it's just not my thing. It's time I resumed training for #BUTM2016.
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janshim Completed one of two planned pre #BUTM2016 #30K trail marathon simulation. Wanted to see I could handle the intense 35-37 deg C heat and distance between Bukit Shahbandar, McFarm and Agro trails. I estimated it would take me up to 7.5 hours to complete (official race cut-off time is 9 hours) if I could survive the heat, distance and elevation. Did it in 6 hrs 56 mins and spending the rest of this week in slow, easy recovery mode. Looking forward to the next 30K in April before the real thing in June.
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#trailrunning #trailrunner #runhappy #marathon #runwild #runfree #runwithud #ultimatedirection #2XU #columbia1938 #compressport
2mon

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janshim One steep ascent after another, this technical 4K trail is anything but short and easy. Quite the opposite, it'll quickly leave you short of breath and your heart rate racing when negotiating any one of the big five hills before finally completing the route. It's topographical nature makes this "KM4" trail more intense than Bukit Shahbandar 14 hills which also makes it a perfect location for heart rate and quads training.
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#trailrunning #trailrunner #brooksrunning #runhappy #runwild #runfree #forest #workout #fitness #runwithud
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janshim Happening this Sunday 20 March 2016: Self-sufficient 30K trail run covering Bukit Shahbandar 14 hills trail to McFarm ending the day with a second 14 hills! I know, it's nuts and it's going to be painful. I am doing this to see if I can survive the distance, the heat and endure everything that comes with it. If this sounds like you, you're welcome to join me and a small number of runners that are training for their 30K, 50K and 100K race at the Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon #BUTM2016
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#brunei #trailrunning #trailrunner #runwild #runhappy #runfree #30K #Shahbandar #followme #fitness #outdoors #marathon
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janshim 5.5km of painted trail at KM7 in Labi a favourite location often frequented by hashers. The terrain is highly technical with moderate elevation that's suitable for most people. Surface roots obscured by dry leaves a tripping hazard to watch out for.
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#trail #trailrunning #hiking #onon #hashing #paintedtrail #Brunei #weekend #Mizuno #UltimateDirection #Buff
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janshim Absolutely love running on this scenic stretch of Bukit Shahbandar trail that overlooks the market town of Kampong Jerudong. #trailrunner #trailrunning #brunei #fitness #ultimatedirection #compressport #outdoor #sunday #RunWithFight #runwithud #udhydrates 3mon

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janshim Preparation and luck helps but timing is everything when it comes to photography. Four is the highest number of liquid #droplets I have captured to date when photographing delectable #salmon tataki for @excapade #brunei
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#food #photography #photographer #shimworld #janshimphotography #excapadesushi #restaurant #menu
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janshim Brunei Darussalam 32nd National Day holiday hike and trail run in Sungai Liang on a cool breezy morning.
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#Brunei #holiday #NationalDay #trailrunning #trailrunner #runhappy #runwild #runfree #ultimatedirection #udhydrates #mapmyfitness #compressport #columbia1938 #hikewithfriends #bruneidarussalam #hk32 #bruneinationalday
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janshim Had a great #hike that included short bursts of #trailrunning yesterday with like-minded friends at #BukitShahbandar. Weather was gorgeous and unusually windy so that's a bonus which helped make the 6 km route less exhausting. We had several first timers tackling the '14 hills' trail and I'm glad they enjoyed spending 3 hours of their #Sunday inside Brunei's most popular forest.
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#newbalance #columbia1938 #compressport #visor #ultimatedirection #triultra #training #runwild #runfree #runhappy #youvstheyear #brunei
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