Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalkers driven by individual goals

Upon completing the 100-kilometre race, some jumped for joy. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A new record may have been set in this year's Oxfam Trailwalker, but competitors were still streaming across the finish line last night after tackling 20 hills in the 100-kilometre race.

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 4:58am

Who said it?

Jill Kelley

I have Petraeus and Allen both e-mailing me about getting this dealt with

Florida socialite Jill Kelley, embroiled in scandal that saw David Petraeus resign as CIA chief, wrote to Tampa mayor about a DJ's offensive remarks on the Koran


We must be a tool to serve the government. We are not a chit-chat unit or a playgroup

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

French team's 11 hours, 12 minutes breaks Trailwalker record

French team's 11 hours, 12 minutes breaks Trailwalker record

A record was set in the annual Oxfam Trailwalker last night when a jubilant team of runners crossed the finishing line in Yuen Long after taking just over 11 hours.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:54am

Talking Points

Participants of the Hong Kong Oxfam Trailwalker still on track. Photo: SCMP

Obama begins Asia swing

17 Nov 2012 - 1:17am

Nepalese team bid for Oxfam Trailwalker glory

Nepali trail runners Kiran Kulung, Bhim Bahadur Gurung, Sudip Kulung, Bed Sunuwar and Aite Tamang. Photo: Jonathan Wong

While most in the 100-kilometre Oxfam Trailwalker today will probably be driven by desire for personal glory or a heart for charity, the motivation for four top Nepali runners is to claim a win for their country and their futures.

16 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

PLA defending champions to miss 2012 Oxfam Trailwalker race

Tse Chi-kin, brother of Manila hostage victim Masa Tse, and his father Hon-ming will run this year's Trailwalker. Photo: Edward Wong

The all-conquering People's Liberation Army (PLA) teams that have dominated the Oxfam Trailwalker for the past three years will not be defending the crown this time around.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:10am

Trailwalker is a mighty test of endurance

Ryan Blair of The North Face Team. Photo: SMP

Charity, of course, will be the big winner when nearly 5,000 people line up at the MacLehose Trail for the start of the Oxfam Trailwalker on Friday. It is 100 kilometres of sheer agony for many, yet for some it is also the planet's premier endurance race, attracting high-calibre runners from around the region and, indeed, the world.

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Blister Sisters relishing the team challenge of Trailwalker

The Blister Sisters, Claire Price, Jeanette Holmes-Thomson, Kami Semick and Janet Ng, train for Friday's Trailwalker. Photo: May Tse

Elite ultra-marathon runner Kami Semick was ready to call time on her career when she suffered a severe asthma attack during the Western States Endurance Run in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains in June. But the chance to compete in the Oxfam Trailwalker as part of a strong, four-woman team was simply too tempting for the 46-year-old American, who moved to Hong Kong in August last year.

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Amputee team among Oxfam Trailwalker participants

Ready to trek are (from left) Lam Kwok-leung; Chan Kwok-keung; Fung Kam-hung and wife; Tse Hong Ming; and Tse Chi-kin. Photo: David Wong

A team of amputees will join the thousands of hikers traversing the hills from Sai Kung to Yuen Long next weekend to raise HK$30 million for poverty and emergency relief in the Oxfam Trailwalker.

Team member Fung Kam-hung, who has a prosthetic foot, sees it as an opportunity to test his limits and inspire others.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Rally to the cause

From left: Elena Houghton, Phillipa de Fonblanque, Phillipa Cook, and Lauren Mead, are Team Danger, a charity running group. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Four young Hong Kong women have found the motivation to swap their heels for hiking boots in preparation for next Friday's Oxfam Trailwalker. They did it by setting themselves ambitious fundraising targets.

6 Nov 2012 - 6:28pm