Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Blackwater Trail On A Friday

Last week, at the very last minute, we ditched our plan to travel back to my hometown in Raub for the Chinese New Year weekend and chose to stay home I instead.

We didn't plan for anything special during the 4-days long CNY weekend, other than spending time with each other. And oh, a little bit of training, of course. ^^

On Friday, Hubby and I went to a trail which I haven't visited before in Puchong. Hubby is familiar with the Ayer Hitam trail (or fondly called Blackwater)  in Puchong as he had trained there on weekend nights with his buddies during the puasa month but it was my first time to visit it.
The start of the trail.

A popular landmark amongst his gang is a shop named Tomato across the street.
The trail is located beside a housing development.

So nice lah for the people in the neighbourhood to have such a lovely trail right at their backyard.
The start of the trail didn't look too promising but once we got to the wooded area, it sure  was interesting not to mention kinda challenging.

But then again, if I say it was challenging... maybe it wasn't for others. Quite a number of kids tagging along with their parents (a lady brought three little girls through the trail) and enjoyed the trail too.
I have to say, the trail is very clean. Good job to those who took care of the trail and also for the trail users who refrained from littering there.
From this sign, one can either can to the left or right to complete a 3K loop of the trail.

Hubby hid his 1.5ltr mineral water bottle here and we replenished our smaller bottle each time we completed a loop.

We did three loops on Friday, tackling both side of the loop; climbing from both left and right so we kinda get a balanced workout that day. For me personally, I feel that starting from the right side was more challenging than from the left side.
The hilly trail was a mixture of clear path like this and more technical paths that we had to climb up. I sure had a good workout that day.
Me and my pink Adidas Kanadia shoes.

The Kanadia was a good choice for this route. I like the grip on red earth/clay surfaces but it's not so good for trails with stones, especially wet ones. Crossing a river with Kanadia has never been fun for me.

It took us 3 hours of hiking to complete 3 3K loops and although it would be nice to do a 4th loop, we didn't have much time for that. It was Friday and by the time we finished the 3rd loop, it was already 11.42am. Time to go back!
The elevation map.

Three peaks, for the three loops done. ^^ 
Later, we had a quick briyani lunch that day because at the Mamak, Friday is briyani day. Opted to eat the briyani with black pepper crab.

All this, for a mere RM6.50. bargain, I tell you. ^^

20 comments:

  1. My Puchong friends had told us several times to go there for exercise and hikes instead of Bukit Gasing. I think I need to check out ahead to prepare for our future climb-training.

    I really like your smart hubby's idea to hide the bottle!!! I learn something new today from Kuracell!

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    1. Actually, hiding bottle at a spot is a tip most runners learn. Only want or dont want to do. Coz here, some ppl might steal our drinks.

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    2. Aiyo! I wouldn't dare to steal other people's drinks, not knowing which monkey drank it. Niak Niak!

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    3. Unfortunately got la...

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  2. It's really great that you and hubby share the love for running. Really nice to go on a trail together :) And oh, briyani for lunch! Truly well deserved after that workout.

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    1. We would've dragged the son along but we needed to do some "hardcore" training that day. Hahaha

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  3. Previously instant noodles with crab. Now briyani with crab! What a treat! Drool~~

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    1. What can i say. We're crab lovers. Hi hi Hi

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  4. The briyani i eat, so far, only came across fish, chicken, mutton, have not come across crabs yet...

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    1. Well, we just chose tge briyani rice and opted for crabs. That's all. Hahaha

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  5. so healthy of Mak Glam to go for a hike during CNY

    Thambee only eats and sleeps, sleeps and eats at home!!!

    muahahahahaha!!! ^^

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    1. Next time can ask Anay to go and we go outing together?,:)

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  6. nice pink Adidas Kanadia shoes lah!!

    and even nicer, the the briyani with black pepper crab..

    and the nicest, only RM6.50!!!

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  7. 3 hours? Wow! Must be a very good 'workout'!

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    1. Short one only. We started late and it eas Friday. By the third loop, it was almost time for Friday prayers.

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  8. Blackwater Trail? Does not sound like a place in Malaysia. LOL!

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    1. Black Water = Ayer Hitam.
      Very Malaysian what! LOL

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  9. The nasi briyani looks delicious!! RM6.50 is definitely a bargain! :)

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