A new civilian record was set in the annual Trailwalker charity walkathon early today despite rain and treacherous conditions underfoot. CMG Cosmo Boys completed the 100 km MacLehose Trail from Sai Kung to Tuen Mun in 13 hours and 54 minutes, crossing the line just after midnight. The team of Mak Ting-yin, Li Cheuk-ming, Chan Kwok-keung and Lau Yu-chuen, who also won last year's event, beat the civilian record by 30 minutes. The best ever finish of 13 hours 18 minutes was set by a British Army Gurkha team in 1993. The team quota was raised from 760 teams last year to a record 900 this year as thousands of people battled to be part of the largest charity activity in the SAR, organised by Oxfam Hong Kong. 'Over 1,000 people queued up in front of our registration office hours before we accepted applications,' said Judy Au Man-yee, Oxfam communications co-ordinator. Despite the wet weather, Ms Au said contestants' spirits were high. 'The weather is not very satisfactory but it is definitely not the worst we have encountered,' she said. 'In the early 1990s, despite the hoisting of the strong wind signal No 3, the event was held as usual.' Oxfam aims to raise $12 million to help the disadvantaged in Hong Kong and the poor in Asia and Africa.