In this second episode of our Race Talk, we are going to talk about Lantau Two Peaks which is going to be held on Oct 4th, 2015.
This race is part of the Sky Word Cup and the Hong Kong Trail Racing League.
– “Skyrunning is an extreme sport of mountain running above 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) where the incline exceeds 30% and the climbing difficulty does not exceed II° grade”
– It’s an Action Asia event 23k this year, 1988m elevation gain (2km added on the clockwise course). 15km is put on hold
– Starts at 0730 on Sunday Oct 4th from Tung Chung
Checkpoints and food available:
“A very tough hill climbing course that you need to train for. Tung Chung Citygate, Wong Lung Hang Road, Wong Lung Hang Country Trail stairs, Sunset Peak (807m), Pak Kung Au Water CP1 (331m) , Lantau Peak – Fung Wong Shan (934m), Ngong Ping Water CP2 (458m), Nei Lek Shan contour trail (564m), 360 Rescue trail, Tung Chung Citygate.
Three hour (3 hrs) cut-off at Pak Kung Au will be in effect after start and those not making cu-off will be re-routed down Tung Chung Rd to the last 3km of the course. In 2013 the last runners arrived 2hrs 45min.
Water, Gatorade, bananas, bisquits & oranges at CP1 (Pak Kung Au) & CP2 (Ngong Ping) with water & bananas at finish (Tung Chung). You must bring your own water to start and recommend at least 1 litre to start. Support teams are only allowed to stay within 50 meters of each checkpoints and not allowed to provide runners drinks/food on other parts of the course. Let’s continue the spirit of trail running and try our best to enforce this.”
To note: The extra 2km near Pak Kung Au
PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL RUNNING INTO THE MTR SQUARE BY CITYGATE AS WE DON’T WANT TO SPOIL THE RACE BY HAVING SOME RUNNER HITTING SOME CHILD OR ADULT CAUSING AN INJURY. SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND LOOK AROUND YOU WHEN RUNNING TO THE FINISH.
Topics of coverage:
– What should the strategy be for a person running?
– How should one go about pacing?
– A word about the teams that are participating and the favorites
– Last year’s top ten
Favorites for this year:
– Clement Dumont
– Brendan Lee
– John Ellis
– Matt Moroz
– Michael Sko
– Jeremy Ritcey
– Steve Cale
– Guissepe Mollica
– Santosh Tamang
– Dan Falconer
– Zein Williams
– Li Dong
– Nadia Koucha
– Valerie Lagarde
– Marie McNaughton
(Past winners based on 21km course)
Course 21km Male Solo winners:
2009 – Will Davies – 2:30:18
2010 – Stone Tsang Siu Keung – 2:31:00
2011 – Clement Dumont – 2:31:07
2012 – Jeremy Ritcey – 2:25:54
2013 – Clement Dumont – 2:28:12
2014 – Daved Simpat – 2:34:33
Course 21km Female Solo winners:
2009 – Corinna Turner – 3:34:43
2010 – Lucy Marriott – 2:58:56
2011 – Claire Price – 2:53:24
2012 – Claire Price – 2:55:05
2013 – Claire Chapman – 3:06:18
2014 – Marie McNaughton – 3:09:51
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