24 FEB 2023
Tsang Fuk Cheung, Wong Ho Chung, Woody Wu Man Tsun, Joseph Yeung Chi-shing completes Oxfam Trailwalker 2022 first in just 11 hours 38 minutes - fastest Hong Kong team in recent years (since 2009)
In just in 11 hours and 38 minutes, team no. 8006 was the first team to complete Oxfam Trailwalker (OTW) 2022. Their team members are Tsang Fuk Cheung, Wong Ho Chung, Woody Wu Man Tsun and Joseph Yeung Chi-shing. They broke the record for the fastest team from Hong Kong in recent years (since 20091).
Team no. 8004 came in a close second at 12 hours and 1 minute. Their team members include Jeff Campbell, Eszter Csillag, Ryan Whelan and Xiang Fuzhou.
Wong said, 'Today was hot, so we feel we've already done a great job being able to cross the finish line at 11 hours and 38 minutes. Our goal was to beat the Chinese team record, so today was perfect and we're content.' He also said that this was his eighth time participating in the Oxfam Trailwalker, and that he has never crossed the line first. He feels coming in first is 'something you cannot force; the most important thing is to have good teammates and that we support one another.'
Cheung Yuk Tong, Council Chair of Oxfam Hong Kong (OHK); Kalina Tsang, Director General of OHK; and Ivan Choi, Director, Marketing and Business Planning, AIA Hong Kong & Macau (OTW’s Principal Sponsor) greeted the first team at the Finish Point and presented them with certificates.
In 2018, the first team finished in 11 hours and 53 minutes. The fastest record at the OTW in Hong Kong was set in 2013 at 10 hours and 58 minutes (overseas team).
Around 400 teams, or roughly 1,600 participants, are taking part in OTW 2022. In teams of four, participants need to complete the 100 km trail, which runs along the MacLehose Trail and other trails, within 48 hours. The OTW trail begins in Pak Tam Chung in Sai Kung and ends at Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long.
The OTW is one of the largest hiking fundraising events in Hong Kong. All funds raised through the event will go towards OHK’s poverty alleviation projects, and disaster relief and advocacy work to improve the lives of people living in poverty in Hong Kong and around the world.
1 Since 2009, we have changed the Oxfam Trailwalker route. As such, speed records prior to 2009 are not published as they are not comparable.
About Oxfam Trailwalker
Oxfam Trailwalker (previously called ‘Trailwalker’) began in Hong Kong in 1981 as a military training exercise for the elite Queen’s Gurkha Signals Regiment. In 1986, Oxfam Hong Kong was invited to co-organise the event and in the same year the event was open to the public. Along with the retreat of the Gurkhas in 1997, Oxfam Hong Kong took over the event.
Oxfam Trailwalker website: www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk
Oxfam Trailwalker Facebook page: www.facebook.com/oxfamtrailwalkerhk
About Oxfam Hong Kong
Oxfam is a global organisation committed to creating a world without poverty through its advocacy, development and humanitarian work.
About AIA Vitality
AIA Vitality is a game changing wellness programme that redefines the traditional concept of insurance and aims to reward customers to live a healthy lifestyle. By simply being active in daily life and having a healthy diet, customers can earn points and upgrade their status to enjoy either more premium discounts or extra cover, and a number of exciting rewards. For details and offers of AIA Vitality, please visit aia.com.hk/aiavitality.
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