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Race Report - Patriot 200 Batch 2017



Alhamdulillah finally 2017 game berjalan dengan lancar. As i always said, it going to be an epic journey. Always be.

Lets recall how this game can come to our radar few years back. We've been talking to have some simple run 200KM to remember our Patriot terutama badan2 beruniform. So as a start kita mula dengan loop 20KM di Putrajaya in 48 hours. We come with minimalist concept all the while. 1st year we did it in March kalau tak silap and we put Leftenen Adnan as our idol that year. Masa ni tak da orang nak enroll sebab 200KM kan. Probably 1st in peninsular Malaysia at that point. But we have 13 brave soul to try. We don't have 200KM finisher in this edition.


So come 2nd year we decide to move it with more challenging route. So we decide to make it Single stage, 4 state (Putrajaya, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka), 40 hours (kita cut dari 1st edition), 200KM. Kita bukak duo category so we can get more people to try this new format. So we have 8 people run in Solo category and 7 group in Duo. So we have 23 people in this batch. So again no Solo finisher in this edition. 

So this year is the 3rd year. We move to north. We decide to enjoy Perak by foot. Same format as last year. We have 22 people for Solo and 6 group. So we have 34 registered this round. Anyway, this game we always put a low crowd so we can control the flow and safety. All the way 200KM there is 

1. No road closure
2. No food and water profided (bring your own)
3. No marshal
4. No finisher T
5. No medal
6. No ambulan
7. Own navigation
8. Support crew mandatory
9. No complain

So we try to make the game as "simple" as it can go. Don't look at the ordinary concept but we want people to feel the real joy about ultra running, real pain and real mental bonk. So the result from 2017 batch

3 Solo Finisher
4 Duo Finisher
1 DNS 
1 DQ



The rest, they finished at specific targeted distance. So i will cut it short on some of the stories during the game

1. This is not a game. So we can see all the participant came with high spirit to finish and enjoy the challenge. So far no complain but we got few feedback to improve same area of the game. We will put more strick requirement next year.



2. Heat, i would say this is the main issue for all participant in this edition. Rentung, can see they enjoy 2 days on heat. Double layer. We got heat stroke case and i beliave it a good learning process to all participant on how to handle it. 

3. Hantu and "Hantu", yup we got few complain on gangguan all the way the route in the night. 
- Hantu, they are always there lah, some can see and some only can hear their voice so bertabahlah
- "Hantu", ni gangguan dari orang. Ada few case happen from mat rempit and budak2 kampung. 

We beliave support crew will play big role for above issue. So far no bad things happen. Yup, disaster management need to be in place properly. 

4. Support from runner, kita dapat support dari kawan2 untuk kebenaran menggunakan kawasan, juga yang hadir memberikan sokongan, yang ikut perkembangan kita sepanjang masa, aku nak ucap terima kasih lah. 



5. Kita ada 2 kisah yang agak menyentuh hati aku and probably semua yg hadir. Aku share kat sini.
- Kisah wife Merah mai and celebrate Bday Merah difinishing line. Agak menyentuh hati bila wife dia mai dari jauh tuk support kegilaan suami dia. Kipidup guys.
- Kisah wife Gaz mai dari Shah Alam tuk supprise Gaz at finishing. Dia duk pm aku dari pagi lagi tanya perkembangan suami dia. Actually dia telah dimasukkan kedalam group whatapps untuk movement game. So she keep read all the update and stories. Termasuk kisah nampak hantu bagai. So she really touch bila dapat tau Gaz keep moving all the way. So she decide to come and support. Aku nampak muka Gaz terkujat besar masa tu sebab dia kata memang tak pernah Puan wife nak hadir. You should be proud each other lah. Sama2 giler. 

6. DQ issue. Ok aku nak sentuh jugak kes ni. Actually there is one case kita DQ this runner due to some issue. As this game kita aspect all will come with all those preparation. 200KM bukan perkara main2 terutama safety. So this runner come with no support crew and some basic mandatory item. Mula2 kita dikelirukan dengan status dia ni. After sometimes kita dapat tangkap dia tidak begitu jujur. So kita stop dia disebabkan tak ada support crew and basic mandatory item. So we will put more criteria check next year to avoid same issue. Lesson learn. Anyway aku boleh kata this person agak talented. He is fast, at one strech dia sesat 10 KM but still manage to run and meet COT at next CP. Probably he need to learn do and don't in ultra scene ni.



7. Bila Abe Yim sampai, aku nyaris drop air mata aku (actually dah drop pon). Kita keep follow progress each runner from beginning. Aku, Zul even zinov and Suzi from home. I can see and feel each of the participent feeling. I know how abe yim nyaris stop at CP7 dimana aku jaga CP tu. We (me and Andrew his support crew) ask him to sleep and eat 1st and decide later. How i can see he walk at certain strech macam nak tumbang. Bila dia peluk Andrew, i can feel his satisfaction. I belaive he drop his tear at that moment. Yup 200KM and he is doing it with all those drama. Epic. Same to all yang sampi ke finishing. 

8. Zinov, Suzi, Ritchie
Maybe ramai tak tau 3 ekor ni keep follow everybody progress all the way 40 hours dari jauh. At one level aku rasa macam depa ada dengan kami masa game. TQ guys. Ni team baru kita panggil Online Support Crew. 




9. Dedicated support crew.
Aku rasa this round support crew mmg terbaek. Kita leh nampak how they support their runners till finishing line. Aku selalu ckp good support crew will get their runners to finishing line. 

Orait, maybe ada yang tertanya2 kenapa aku tak lari this edition. Actually drama aku dah start 2 seminggu awal. 

1. Konon la Roberto Carlos, aku duk main bola padang 2 weeks before the game. So result, i got serius groint issue. Koyak dik non ooiiii. Bengkak teruk. Balik rumah, Suzi tepuk tangan je. Padan muka aku. So aku decide tuk tgk keadaan groint ni till real day. Actually mmg xberapa membantu. So aku foresee BTS next month probably aku akan DNF dkt 50KM. Bagus tak alasan.

2. Suzi admitted ke hospital 3 hari sebelum game due to her pregnancy. Ehhh, yup we aspecting our 5th member in the house.  So aku tak da choice lah, kalau aku lari, incase apa2 berlaku kat dia kat umah payahkan. So aku decide to be a crew and help the team. Kalau apa2 berlaku kat umah pon aku akan balik lah. 

3. Zinov plak baru dapat baby 2 weeks before the game. So dia mmg tak dapat hadir. So another reason i need to be in the team to help.



So aku DNS this edition. Patut aku lari 200KM solo, but decide to go duo dgn gaz lps groint issue. So lps Suzi masuk spital and aku decide tak lari, slot aku digantikan oleh Jul. Bidan terjun yang xda training and 1st time to run with Gaz.  They nailed it. 


So lepas je game ni, banyak pulak yang pm and tanya camna nak enroll. Ok, 1st jangan ikut2 dengan pattern. Aku serius ni.  Kalau tgk dalam list nama yang enroll for past 3 edition, kebanyakan depa ada good repo in ultra scene and some return for this game for few times. Like ajib, dia prepare this game from Januari 2017. So 9 bulan okay. Look at his progress in each game yg dia pegi. So think again. Sebab tu aku suruh prepare for next 365 days, expecially yg solo so we can see your effort and really prepare for this one. 




More info, gamba, video boleh tgk kat bawah. Like la kalau nak dpt latest update. Duk pm aku pon xguna. Aku kalau jawapan dah ada dkt page mmg aku xreply. Hope anda paham.

https://www.facebook.com/patriot200km/
http://patriot200.teampacat.com/p/info.html
https://www.facebook.com/teampacat/

Anyway, terima kasih dari aku and team pacat pada

1. Semua yang enroll 
2. Support crew yang kerja macam buruh kasar sepanjang 2 hari 
3. Online Support Crew Team
4. Fendi, Azfar, Doni, Bee yang bantu kita sepanjang game
5. Semua balai polis di Negeri Perak yang terlibat dalam game ni.
6. Kedai makan dan petrol pump yang tak complain kita lepak lama2.
7. Haters and followers.

So, 2018..

We will move to the highland. Highland to Highland. 200KM with 6000m elevation gain. The Journey to Magical Highland. 

So kita ada 365 hari. 

Ole.




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