chasing the dragonflies
Run-site: Batu dam area
Hare: Andrew Spedding
Scribe: Molly Ong
GPS & directions:
approx GPS: N3 16.339, E101 40.983
Get to the massive Batu Caves roundabout
If coming from KL on Jalan Kuching, take the 2 o'clock turn towards Genting Highlands / Batu Caves
Set tripmeter on entering roundabout
Take first left slip after 100m.
Left @ T junction at end onto Jln Batu Caves B22
Right at traffic lights @ 1.2km - now you're on B23
2.9km continue straight to Ulu Yam
5.1 continue straight (DON'T turn right!)
At some point you will come to a small roundabout - take 3 o'clock exit
5.9 turn left into Persiaran Jasa Utama
6.1 turn right after passing a green mosque and immediately left
Go to the end and the road will bear right - Jalan JU 14
After 4 humps and at 6.3km turn left onto dirt track, keeping left at forked roads, and passing a 3-storey green roof building on your right (an orphanage)
From the orphanage to the run site, the dirt track may be a challenge to some low clearance cars and non 4WD, so use your best judgement. If the nervousness gets the better of you, park around the orphanage area with consideration, and walk up.
The parking area is sloped, rutty and challenging, so PARK EFFICIENTLY. This is hash territory, not the KLCC parking lot !
FRONT RUNNERS - PLEASE CLOSE CHECKS PROPERLY, THERE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT THICK JUNGLE AREA DURING 1ST PART OF THE RUN, WE DON'T WANT ANYONE LEFT BEHIND. LATE COMERS: NOBODY SHOULD ATTEMPT A FULL RUN AFTER 4:50PM. TURN BACK OR STAY WITH SWEEPERS.
On-On at Teck Wah Seafood Restaurant somewhere behind Brem Mall / Crystal Crown Kepong. Directions:
Get to the Batu Caves Roundabout and trip '0"
2.8 km take the left slip road towards Kepong
At roundabout, take 3 o'clock exit, keep left and head straight
Keep lookout for a Petronas kiosk and at 3.6 km turn left between the 2 Petronas kiosks. Head straight.
4.2 km left at T-junction on to Jalan A, You will see a football field to your left - start looking for parking! The sparkling lights of Teck Wah light up the night sky!