HOURS after completing the toughest leg of the MacLehose trail relay race this Saturday, the Taipan team's leader will be jetting off to Nepal for a five-day hike. Executive director of Hongkong Bank, Paul Selway-Swift, will finish his five-hour section at Ma On Shan at about midnight, then return home for a catnap before flying to Nepal. 'I just hope my wife has my clothes ready and the bag packed,' he joked yesterday, agreeing it would be an effort to be at Kai Tak airport in time to make his 8 am flight. He and 10 other corporate figures are raising money for charity by traversing sections of the gruelling trail in this weekend's annual Trailwalker, which covers 100 kilometres. Mr Selway-Swift, 51, a pivotal figure in the team made up of 10 of Hong Kong's best-known business leaders and the Commander of British Forces, is a veteran of the 1990 Trailwalker. Although he concedes preparations this time round were not as stringent as those for his first expedition, the keen trekker is 'reasonably fit' from regular jogs, gym workouts and playing golf. About 26 hours after the starter's gun signals the start of the race at 11 am on Friday, the Taipan team hopes to have raised a sixth of the $12 million overall target set by Trailwalker organisers. Already they have raised $1.47 million for the kitty to be distributed between the Gurkha Welfare Fund, which assists medical needs in Nepal; development organisation Oxfam Hong Kong and several charities for the disabled. HOW THE TAIPANS KEEP FIT Hongkong Bank's Paul Selway-Swift: jogging, gym workouts, golf. Manhattan Garments' James Tien Pei-chun: two to four hours of tennis a week. Sun Hung Kai Properties' Walter Kwok Ping-sheung: jogging, gymwork and golf. New World Development's Henry Cheng Kar-shun: five hours weekly on the golf course. Hongkong Telecom's Linus Cheung Wing-lam: an hour's swim every other day. Jardine Matheson's Alasdair Morrison: four to five-hour walks each weekend in the New Territories hills. Cathay Pacific Airways' Peter Sutch: walks regularly and plays golf. Standard Chartered Bank's Ian Wilson: regular walks in Pokfulam and on the Peak. Occasional games of tennis in spare time. Commander British Forces Major-General Bryan Dutton: hill-walking. Li and Fung (Trading) Ltd's William Fung Kwok-lun: jogs regularly. Wing Tai International's Christopher Cheng: unavailable for comment.