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17 NOV 2013

Oxfam Trailwalker 2013 finishes with 4,205 people completing the 100km Trail

Oxfam Trailwalker, Hong Kong’s most popular hiking fundraising event organized by Oxfam Hong Kong, ended successfully this afternoon when the last team crossed the finish line in Yuen Long at 1:47pm today, completing the 100km event in 47 hours 47 minutes.  

Dr. Stephen Fisher, Director General of Oxfam Hong Kong, presented certificates to the team and other supporting organisations at the Closing Ceremony.

Stephen Fisher said, “Congratulations to all teams which have completed this formidable challenge and come to the Finish Point. This year, in spite of some unexpected obstacles, the Oxfam Trailwalker has finally overcome all difficulties and completed with remarkable results. Our success owes much to the contribution of many supporting organisations and individuals. I would like to pay special thanks to many government departments, particularly the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Hong Kong Police, which made swift response and special arrangement in re-routing; thanks to all volunteers who provided clear instruction and sufficient supply along the re-route to ensure the safety of all walkers; thanks to all sponsors and supporting organisations, in particular Vitasoy International which offered enough water supply at the re-route locations. Thanks also go to all walkers for their understanding and forbearance.

“The way we tackled the unexpected hindrance encountered this year is the best demonstration of the Trailwalker spirit as well as our slogan “Press on through Life’s Peaks and Valleys” – no matter what challenges we face, we can overcome the difficulties with stamina, determination and team spirit. Each and every one of you is an evidence of the Trailwalker spirit. No matter how many steep paths you have climbed, no matter how imposing terrain you have walked through, you and your team have made it through and achieved success. Whether they come first or last, what counts is their determination and commitment in overcoming all the obstacles and difficulties along the trail. Eliminating poverty is also a long and arduous journey, but through concerted efforts with our partners and supporters, the task is not impossible. Our appreciation goes to our sponsors, support organisations and volunteers for their generous contributions to Oxfam Trailwalker 2013.”

This year, 4,205 participants completed the 100km trail within the required 48 hours, i.e.90% of all walkers.

Below are the speed awards

(All the ranking, team information and timing shown below are subject to verifications against updated records; Oxfam Hong Kong reserves the right to make the final decision on the ranking and finishing time of teams without giving prior notice.)

REMARKS:

Category

Time

Team Number

Team name

Super Trailwalker Champion/Male champion

10 hours 58 minutes

S03

Team Columbia S1

Super Trailwalker 1st Runner up

11 hours 1 minutes

S51

Team Nepal

Super Trailwalker 2nd Runner up

12 hours 35 minutes

S53

2XU Hoka Team

Trailwalker and Mixed

 Team Champion

14 hours 34 minutes

5035

Convoy Cosmoboys Team III

Trailwalker 1st Runner up

14 hours 40 minutes

5028

Fire Service Team Beyond Limits

Trailwalker 2nd Runner up

15 hours 4 minutes

0299

HKTR Bros

 Female

17 hours 6 minutes

S15

HKUST MBAAA Speed Ladies

 Veteran

14 hours 27 minutes

S02

Convoy Cosmoboys Team II

For media enquiries, please contact:

Cindy Chan
Oxfam Hong Kong
Communications Officer
Tel: 3120 5201/ 6749 6230
Email: cindyc@oxfam.org.hk

Melanie Chan
Oxfam Hong Kong
Communications Officer
Phone: 3120 5175 / 9654 2048
Email: melaniec@oxfam.org.hk

Oxfam Trailwalker 2013 ended successfully this afternoon when the last team crossed the finish line in Yuen Long at 1:47pm today, completing the 100km trail in 47 hours 47 minutes. Dr. Stephen Fisher, Director General of Oxfam Hong Kong, greeted the teams at the Finish Point.

Oxfam Trailwalker 2013 ended successfully this afternoon when the last team crossed the finish line in Yuen Long at 1:47pm today, completing the 100km trail in 47 hours 47 minutes. Dr. Stephen Fisher, Director General of Oxfam Hong Kong, greeted the teams at the Finish Point.