Training Diaries 2014 – Going back down memory Lane!
The fitness goals for 2014 are clear. To have two HKTR teams and attempt to run the Oxfam Trailwalker in less than 14 hours!
Hmm. Sounds almost unachievable considering that not-so-long-back, we were only a 22-hour OTW team! And, 22-hours at that time was a gargantuan task for us! During those years, we thought that those who did sub-16 hours on the OTW were just plain old crazy. Now, we seem to have joined that club!
In fact, I remember pitching myself as the “fastest guy in the HK Trampers” to Steve Sparky, our strict team boss during those years. HK Trampers is a hiking group and my sales pitch to Steve was that I ran upto Sharp Peak and did a 20km loop during weekends which I thought was totally jaw-dropping HARDCORE! I was expecting him to go “wow! you are da man!”
This is the email I wrote to him.
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:34:22 PM
Subject: Re: Trailwalker 2009
Thank you for the offer. I am a 28-year-old ex Trailwalker (2 times). I think my personal best can be 20/21 hours. As a team, my best was 24 hours. I am also the Read more
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