15 NOV 2013
S03 “Team Columbia S1” Finished Oxfam Trailwalker 2013 in only 10 hours 58 minutes (9:00pm)
(15 November 2013): S03 “Team Columbia S1” (Photo 1) was the first to finish Oxfam Trailwalker 2013, taking only 10 hours and 58 minutes to complete the arduous trail from Sai Kung to Yuen Long. Their team members are Ram Kumar Khatri, Uttam Khatri, Gurung Bhim Bahadur, and Ram Bhandari
The second team to arrive was S51, from the “Team Nepal” (Photo 2), finishing in 11 hours 1 minute. Their team members include Samir Tamang, Aite Tamang, Tirtha Bahadur Tamang, and Bed Bahadur Sunuwar.
Mr. Bernard Chan, Chair of Oxfam Trailwalker Advisory Committee; Dr. Stephen Fisher, Director General from Oxfam Hong Kong; Ms Natalie Wu, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship, Asia Pacific, State Street Corporation, the principal sponsor of Oxfam Trailwalker, greeted the teams at the Finish and presented them with certificates.
In 2012 and 2011, the first team finished in 11 hours 12 minutes and 12 hours 22 minutes respectively.
More than 10,000 people participated in Oxfam Trailwalker 2013, including 4,800 walkers, more than 7,000 support team members, staff and volunteers. Through the years, Oxfam Trailwalker has become one of the largest fundraising hiking events in Hong Kong and it is held in 16 cities in 11 countries (including Hong Kong) this year.
Important Notice: due to an unexpected incident at Sai Wan Tsuen, special arrangement was made for the Oxfam Trailwalker route. All walkers are no longer required to visit Check Point 1 and go directly to Sai Wan Pavillian from Chui Tung Au, then walk along Sai Wan Road towards Pak Tam Road, then go up to Pak Tam Country Trail to visit Check Point 2.
For more information about Oxfam Trailwalker, please visit: http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk/
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S03 “Team Columbia S1” (Photo 1) was the first to finish Oxfam Trailwalker 2013, taking only 10 hours and 58 minutes to complete the arduous trail from Sai Kung to Yuen Long. Their team members are Ram Kumar Khatri, Uttam Khatri, Gurung Bhim Bahadur, and Ram Bhandari