The Oxfam Trailwalker is an iconic Hong Kong 100-kilometre trail race that began in 1981 as a training exercise for the Queen's Gurkha Signals during the city's colonial days. Since opening the event to civilians in 1986, nearly 100,000 participants have raised over HK$530 million to support Oxfam’s various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects in Africa and Asia. In teams of four, Trailwalkers have 48 hours to complete the 100km MacLehose Trail that begins in Pak Tam Chung in Sai Kung Country Park and ends at Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Tai Lam Country Park, Yuen Long.
The decision to not give the green light to the Oxfam Trailwaker was surprising and disappointing considering the success of the Hong Kong Marathon.
Hong Kong quartet led by Wong Ho-chung cross the finish line first in Yuen Long in 11 hours, 38 minutes and 19 seconds on Friday night.
After civil unrest and Covid restrictions the 100km challenge is back this month, and team including OTW veteran Wong Ho-chung have set themselves target of 11 hrs 30 mins for race.
Oxfam Trailwalker and the TransLantau ultra marathon remain under a cloud as they await government approval to host events later this year.
Report said that Oxfam Trailwalker is set for November 25-27, but organisers insist the decision is still in government’s hands.
Tsoi Wing-cheung, 62, quit smoking on the day of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China in 1997. His passion for running and sport, he says, helped him kick his 20-year smoking habit.
Gone Running-Joint Dynamics take first place in the Oxfam Trailwalker despite having only one training session as a team before the race.
Gone Running-Joint Dynamics win Oxfam Trailwalker for the third time, despite one member cracking ribs and training in quarantine in the build up to the race.
Two of the team met at Trailwalker, got engaged at Trailwalker and set the record over three consecutive years, while the others feel part of the Uglow family.
Harry Loasby sets 66km supported ‘fastest known time’ around island, knocking 25 minutes off previous best.
Government rejects Oxfam Hong Kong’s application just three weeks out from event, with 4,600 participants signed up.
Cross training means including sessions that are not directly linked to running, such as cycling or weight training, to help avoid injury.
Ferdinand Clovis Airault wants others to discover Hong Kong step by step, as he went from party animal to trail running in just three years.
Nikki Han is the first and still only woman to finish the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, and says she could have run another 100km.
Hong Kong-based Briton inspired by David Goggins and Ross Edgley to develop mental resilience through out-of-comfort zone challenges.
The Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge ‘finisher’ says that years of trail and ultra races have made him mentally strong for the epic 298km run.
Jacky Leung almost gives up trail running in 2011, but finding solutions to injuries has shaped his outlook for problem solving and strengthening his resolve.
Hong Kong’s 100km race across Lantau is one of 10 races on the world circuit, which includes an unprecedented prize pot.
The government has warned there may be no vaccine until 2022 and it may be the death of trail companies.
Wong Ho-chung completes the 100km MacLehose in 10 hours and 38 minutes, beating even the Oxfam Trailwalker record, and achieving his target of starting and finishing between sunrise and sunset.
The ability to push through when all you want to do is give up is important in all long distance sports and a trait that can be learned and improved.
Improving your mental focus with meditation can help you when running, so you are able to keep pushing and hit your splits.
Stone Tsang Siu-keung targets sub-10 hour 78km Wilson Trail and beats expectation by just 45 seconds after digging deep in his darkest hour.
The Hong Kong 100 was scheduled for January 2021 but continuing group size restrictions has forced the organisers to abandon the event.