Another new milestone registered for Ace Adventure on Sat, 15 Sep 2012. We have successfully held the 8th Ace Adventure Challenge. It was splendidly carried out by a team of dedicated volunteers – friends of Ace Adventure.
The race started off at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park 1 in the morning at 8am. After a 10mins delay for the first wave, the other categories started timely as planned.
With the new arrivals of Panda Kai Kai and Jia Jia, we got our Adventure Racing team to ride all the way to the Zoo to take a shot , not with the Pandas though (will be too overwhelming to the little pandas), with the welcome banner at the entrance of the Zoo.
The Trail Adventure Team went up to the Summit of Bukit Timah Hill to take a picture with the summit rock.
The ropes segment of AAC is ever challenging. This round, we included a rope ladder, and rope ascending using ascenders. These activities have the reputation of causing muscle spasm, good ascending technique is critical.
The less strenuous yet exhilarating for the teams is at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Adventure Tower. Teams have to climb up a 9m wall, then abseil from the 15m tower.
A series of trail run and mountain biking adds on to the variety of challenges.
The final stretch of the race at Pandan Reservoir
The finishing was certainly a sweet one for all teams.
Our adventure racers are getting fitter, and wiser each year. As the Race Director, I am being challenged to set a course that will allow newbies a taster experience, yet sufficiently challenging for the seasoned racers. With the limited land resources we have here, organising AAC will continue to be a challenge that is so appealing to me.