CHALLENGE II

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40km or 60km

60km start window: 22nd January 7pm - 10pm (Tai Lam Tunnel)

40km start window: 22nd January 11pm - 23rd January 12.30am (Sham Tseng)

Event Completed

60km: 3 Points

40km: 2 Points

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60km (Four Reservoirs):

14 hour cut-off time

60km course

40km (Three Reservoirs):

10 hour cut off time

This challenge is all about runnable trail! The 60km route starts at the Tai Lam tunnel bus interchange, and follows the Tai Lam Cheung country trail, with moderate climbs interspersed with flowing runnable trail. The route then joins Maclehose section 10, before following the southern end of Tai Lam Reservoir. More runnable sections bring you to Sham Tseng before the first convenience store stop for a refuel. The 40km route starts here. Heading back up the hill, a concrete path brings you up to even more runnable trail among forest, along the Yuen Chuen Ancient Trail and for another spell on the Maclehose. A downhill section brings you to Ho Pui Reservoir, before heading back up and over undulating trail for the second refueling stop at Tsuen King circuit. A brief catchwater section then leads to uphill concrete path and the delightfully runnable Lung Mun trail, before the final section heads back downhill past Shing Mun Reservoir, yet more runnable trail on Golden Hill, and back to urbanisation to finish in Cheung Sha Wan for easy transport home.

How to get to the 60km start point:

The start point is a bus interchange, with buses from many parts of Hong Kong. For example;

68X from Mongkok, Prince Edward, Cheung Sha Wan

269D from Sha Tin

968 or 978 from Sheung Wan (around 25 minutes)

968X from Quarry Bay and North Point (limited departure times)

978 from Fanling

KMB Route Search - http://www.kmb.hk/tc/

40km Start Point:

Outside the 7-11 on Castle Peak Road, opposite Sham Tseng Village (google location)

Registration closed

Prizes

60km:

The following will win a pair of Sherpa Shorts from T8:

Fastest overall male and female

Fastest male and fastest female 18-39

Fastest male and fastest female 40-49

Fastest male and fastest female 50+

40km:

The following will win a pair of Sherpa Shorts from T8:

Fastest overall male and female

The following will win a North Face race belt:

Second overall male and female

Photo Competition

Take a picture the captures the spirit of trail running at night during the challenge, and be in to win a HK$500 voucher from Gone Running!

The best four images as judged by our panel win!

​Email to admin@lunartrailchallenge.com by January

28th.

The judging panel:

John Ellis, Ultra Runner and Founder of T8

Steve Corry, Organiser of Lunar Trail Challenge

Rainbow Chan, Photographer and Graphic Designer

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