Last minute preparation for BUKUM 2019 115km. I downloaded and set up the route maps for 30km, 60km and 115km as a public course on garmin. So anyone with a garmin device should be able to access it and add to their device easily. Links are at the end of this post
The map shown in the BUKUM Intagram at instagram.com/BruneiUltraMarathon and facebook on facebook.com/bruneiultramarathon is not so clear.
Thankfully they also posted on their social media a QR code and a link to the png picture files and route gpx files on bit.do/BUKUM19-MAP but I had a few issues…
- On instagram I can’t click the link (because thats not how IG works)
- On both IG and facebook I don’t know how I can scan a QR code on my screen other than using another phone, (maybe I have to download another app).
- On IG, the file is compressed and pixelated, on FB its a bit tricky to get, to save and share the picture.
- On both, the issue is with all the posts, you have to search through it to get to it. It is unfortunate the organizer doesn’t have a proper website to post the information in a more organized way.
Thankfully, the facebook post (once you found it) you can click to the link and access the high resolution pictures and the route map files. The files are hosted on a google drive, so you might need to have a Google account.
It was tricky but information on how create a course from a gpx file is available on the garmin website at https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=tWx3JQyjlU474jqa91EJs8
Difference is, the help files tells you to use the desktop garmin express and connect using the charger/data cable. But I found that I could do it all on the phone, using a “desktop” browser to access the garmin connect website, import the gpx file, edit as necessary (like the name), save it as a course, and then send it to device, and then using the mobile garmin connect app to check and sync.
Finally, the moment you have been waiting for (thank you for reading through and not skipping)
Below I post and share the garmin course link, the hi-res png files.
BUKUM 2019 10KM, (sorry no gpx file provided by the organizer, just png pic of map)
BUKUM 2019 30KM
BUKUM 2019 60km
BUKUM 2019 115KM