By Rosli Mansor
The 2019 South East Asian Regional Series Spartan Race from July 20 to 21 saw some 5000 enthusiasts partaking in the international-level Trifecta Weekend extreme sports. The two-day event was held at Lost World of Tambun water theme park in Ipoh.
Nurul Nuzairi, manager of Lost World of Tambun did not expect the park to be chosen as the venue for the championship after the first Spartan Race at Semenyih, Selangor, in March.
“We’re pleased that Lost World of Tambun was given the honour. Given that the area is covered with greenery all around, it’s the perfect opportunity to not only boost tourism in Perak but also to allow participants from abroad to enjoy the facilities available in the park,” said Nurul.
Three main categories of race obstacles for Trifecta Weekend were contested. They were Beast (30 obstacles for 21km), Sprint (20 obstacles for 5km) and Super (25 obstacles for 13km), while Spartan Kids Race category for children of 4 to 13 years of age ranged from 800m to 3200m.
Winners in the Ultra Obstacle category are eligible for the Ultra World Championships taking place in Sweden at the end of the year.