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Dutamas – Bukit Tunku 13K

Given that the Bukit Aman carpark was closed for renovations with effect from February, we made an alternative start from the opposite end of our usual route. From the starting point outside Solaris Dutamas, the route passes the Federal Territory mosque, down the hill next to the income tax and customs offices, and across Jalan Duta into the Bukit Tunku area.

Within Bukit Tunku itself, the route is flat for about a kilometre before it rises to the top of a slope that then takes you onto a viaduct across the Mahameru Highway, whereupon the green landscape opens up to a vista of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, before snaking downhill towards the Central Bank offices.

The 13K route (click for larger image)

The 13K route (click for larger image)

After the Central Bank, a U-turn is made upon reaching Padang Merbuk, and the entire route is retraced, totalling just over 13 kilometres.

Running the usual Sunday route in reverse is a welcome variation, provided you are able to ignore the fact that the sights of what is usually the ‘return route’ is in fact ‘still’ the first half of your endeavour.

Ah well, if anything, it’s yet more evidence that a lot of what goes into distance running is all in the mind!

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About speedshuffle (73 Articles)
Wen Li is a runner, blogger, mother, educator and artist. She is the Co-Founder and Cartoonist of Malaysia's first comic strip on running, Running Toons (facebook.com/RunningToons) and is a Compressport Ambassador. Her running story was featured in Marie Claire Malaysia's April 2016 issue alongside several other notable women running bloggers. She runs wherever the road takes her, come scorching sunshine, stifling humidity or relentless rain (and preferably to a Nasi Lemak breakfast!). Apart from pounding the asphalt, she also enjoys hiking and pilates, and is now attempting CrossFit!

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