Sunday, November 18, 2012
Oxfam Trailwalker 2012
I took part in this year's Hong Kong Oxfam Trailwalker - a 100 km hike accross Hong Kong's rather hilly New Territories. We started with very pleasant hiking conditions during the day. The night was a different story. Being caught on some of Hong Kong's more exposed hills (Needle Hill, Grassy Hill and Tai Mo Shan) for much of the night with only a t-shirt and a disposable plastic raincoat was a very unfun way to learn about windchill. Still, we finished within half an hour of our (not very quick) target time and I'm already thinking of how to get around the course a bit quicker next year. With retirement on the horizon, I should have time to train a bit harder.