The Vibram Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race. Even the sound of it or speaking of it sounds daunting. Reputably one of the toughest ultra-marathon in Asia as well.
The Marathon Shop recently hosted a forum for all participants who are participating for the event next year. Of course those who are not joining are welcomed as well ; people like moi. I actually found this out on the day itself from Brother Kahwai and I wouldn't want to miss the chance to learn from the experts. Namely Karen Loh, Yim Heng Fatt and Jeff Ooi. The panel of speakers are invited to share about their experience and journey from the event they participated this year. Although I won't be participating this event anytime soon but at least I would love to hear about what Ultra-Marathon is all about.
The forum was a full house event and by gosh; it was packed. I feel so tiny among my sifus.
|A impromptu sharing with Karen Loh aka Karen Mok before the forum started.|
|It was a full house! Well, I couldn't get up to take a pic when it was packed.|
|Managing Director of The Marathon Shop, James Wong.|
|James explaining about the features of Garmin Fenix.|
|Panel of speakers from left : Karen Loh, Yim Heng Fatt and Jeff Ooi.|
Next up were the panel of speakers sharing about their experience from the race. Without me yakking too much, below is a video of them sharing about it. First I have to apolagise that I've only manage to record the first half of their talk as my battery went dead. I hope Real Ho was able to capture the entire session on his camera. They pretty much covered everything from training, what to expect from the race, nutrition, etc.
|The coveted trophy won by Yim.|
|The bronze award is awarded to participants who finish the 100KM Trail Race in less than 24 hours.|
Yim finished it in less than 23 hours.
|Aleximon fascinated with the folding cup given to all participants.|
|Yim talking about the bag tag to be given during CP 5 (Check Point).|
|A group photo with the host from The Marathon Shop.|