lclun :: Trailwalker 1999
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Trailwalker 99

Being the support team member was no easier than being the walkers. We have to go to 4 support points bring their food on time, do massage, without sleeping well.

At the start, it's raining heavily, we worried about their time keeping.

For the 1st point when we received their call 2 hrs before the scheude, they told us they will arrive 1 hr later, but we have not prepared their food yet. So we cooked fast, and speed our car to 北潭凹, with a slow car in front of us that we could not overtake it. When we arrived, they have have already lost 15 min.

For the 2nd point at 獅子亭, it should be 3 hrs earlier than the scheude, but they did not arrived as we
calculated. Mobile phone network was not covered, and we don't know whether they were injured or any things had gone wrong. Our team started on 1:00pm, but those started on 3:00pm already arrived. Suddently, the phone was ringing, but the zipper was stuck, and the call was left unanswered in the pocket. At last, they arrived 1 hr earlier than the scheude. They were already tired and slowed down. The time earned before was lost
again!

When they arrived at 荃錦坳 and eat, I wanted them to eat fast, but they really need that 45 min rest, well, let it be!

For the last 2 stages, I walked with them. If we wanted to finish in 30 hr, we had to finish the last 2 stages in 2.5 hrs (before 6pm). However, they were so sleepy that they could not walk fast. Being a support team member, I was there to support their spirit as well. When we run on the final catch-water, time is running short as well 30 min left, 20 min, 10 min...... they were not running at the same speed! I encouraged the slower ones, and they run fast again, but the others became slow again! When we saw someone clapping hands, we suddently gained the energy and run straight down to the finish. Everyone was applauding at the finish, and this is Trailwalker! After cheching-in, oh, it was 28 hr 57 min! We have calculated it wrong, and we earn one more hour by mistake!

Also see Karl's Trailwalker Photo Gallery and 小吉.

 
 
 
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Shing Mun, 8am
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Shing Mun, 8am
Taken by Karl Lung on the way up Needle Hill.
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Taken by Karl Lung on the way up Needle Hill.
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