Oxfam Trailwalker 2009 finishes with 3,420 people completing the 100km Trail commencing at East to the West across 10 mountains the New territories of Hong Kong.
22 November 2009 HONG KONG: Oxfam Trailwalker 2009, one of the largest annual fundraisers in Hong Kong organised by Oxfam Hong Kong, ended successfully the afternoon 22 Nov. when the last team crossed the 100 kilometre finish line in Yuen Long at 1:53 pm Sunday 22 Nov., completing the 100km trail in 47 hours 53 minutes.
John Sayer, Director General of Oxfam Hong Kong, presented certificates to teams and other supporting organisations at the Closing Ceremony.
John Sayer said, “I am glad to welcome the team all the way from Sai Kung; team spirit, stamina and endurance are the essences of Oxfam Trailwalker and also for Oxfam’s work against poverty. It does not matter who is the first team or the last to have reached the finish line; each team that made it this far has shown great determination and commitment in overcoming all the obstacles and difficulties along the 100km trail. We would like to thank our sponsors, support organisations and volunteers for their generous contributions to Oxfam Trailwalker 2009.
This year, there were 3,420 participants who completed the 100-km trail within the required 48 hours, or 84.7% of all walkers.
This was my 9th year to participate this event, my best record was 22 hours 14 mins, this year I had an accident that forced my knee going to swollen like a melon! I could move to stage 7 with all my energy and had to slowly walked up the mountains...
I will prepare better for next year...