Hong Kong – InFusion100 – Jan 2020
Key Event Details
Event Start Time
09:00am Sharp @ The Peak – Sat 11th Jan 2020
Please note we need to load a van with your large bags so please make every effort to be at the peak ahead of the ‘bag-drop’ time of 9.15am. We will do a debrief of the route and set off at 09:30
Event Finish Time
11am @ HSBC HQ, 1 Queens Road Central – Sun 12th Jan 2020
A van will follow us throughout the 100km and will be waiting for us at each checkpoint. You will be able to access you main bag throughout the race. The van will contain extra essentials (water, snacks) in case anyone runs low
- First Aid will be available both in the van and on the move. First Aid staff will be announced on the morning of the event
- All walkers are in the same WhatsApp so please keep active in this chat (and post lots of pics!)
Route & Checkpoint Info
|Route||Length (Km)||Distance (cumulative)||Estimated Time (hrs)|
|The Peak to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road||7.5||7.5||2.00|
|Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road to Peel Rise||4.5||12||1.00|
|Peel Rise to Wan Chai Gap||7||19||1.50|
|Wan Chai Gap to Wong Nai Chung Gap||7.5||26.5||2.00|
|Wong Nai Chung Gap to Mount Parker Road (via Sir Cecils Ride)||6||32.5||1.50|
|Mount Parker Road to Tai Tam Resevoir||4.5||37||1.50|
|Tai Tam Road to To Tei Wan||7.5||44.5||1.50|
|To Tei Wan to Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay)||8.5||53||2.50|
|Tai Long Wan to Chai Wan (Via Cape Collinson)||7||60||1.75|
|Chai Wan to Quarry Bay Park||8||68||2.00|
|Quarry Bay Park to Central Ferry Piers||9||77||2.00|
|Central Ferry Pier to Aberdeen Town Centre (via Vic Road)||12||89||3.00|
|Aberdeen town centre to Wan Chai Gap Road||5||94||1.50|
|Wan Chai Gap Road to HSBC (via Bowen Road)||6||100||1.50|
Top Tips for Walkers
- DO NOT carry too much while walking. Ensure you have enough water & snacks to get to the next checkpoint where the van will have your main bag
- Dress for all seasons. It’s generally warm this time of year in HK but at night it can get cold especially if you are moving slowly. Pack lots of (breathable) layers of clothing for the evening and nighttime.
- Wear worn comfortable shoes, DO NOT wear a new pair of trainers as they will hurt your feet.
- Blisters are really horrible especially when you get them half way through the walk so prepare your feet a week before the walk, so cut your toe nails really short and either put talc or cream (any type of body cream will do) so make your feet as soft as possible so they won’t get blisters. You can also buy non-blister socks for the day.
- Hydrate. Hydrate. Sip every 5 minutes. Once you are thirsty, its already game over.
- Eat what you like and tastes good. Vary your food. try and add protein and carbs if you can. ONLY use food you have already tried. DO NOT introduce something new unless it has been through UAT!!
- You are going to chafe. Take precautions beforehand. There is no downside to using vaseline.
- Take salt tablets if you are used to using them. Other take some salty crisps or similar. It will stop the cramps.
- Have 2 or 3 plastics grab bags that you can pick up around the 100k. Saves you carrying stuff beforehand. Put rewards in each so you look forward to them. Include a change of shorts/top and underwear (for the 50k point, this is useful).
- Prepare your feet. Use Compede on your feet where you likely to blister, talcum powder in your sock and shoes, tape toes, wear double layers socks, etc.
- Trail walk 10-20km non-stop before joining the actual event (walk), STOP doing long distance walking 3 days before to allow your body rest.
- Keep yourself energized with light snack such as Banana’s and oatmeal bars.
- Stretch every 10kms. Have a light jog for 100 metres to switch up leg muscles.
- Find a good set of walking partners on the day who have similar pace as you.
- Have fun and stay positive.
Planning Your Hiking Trip
- Get to know your group members and understand their teamwork capacity, physical condition, skills and experience. Don’t over-stretch their ability.
- Be prepared for poor weather and environmental changes during the hike.
- In estimating the length of your hike, make allowance for sunrise, sunset, high tide and low tide, as well as any extra time to deal with tired group members or other unexpected delays.
- Prepare your hiking gear, and make sure all group members know how to use all the items properly.
- Check your gear, everything complete and in good working condition.
- Check that all members are wearing suitable clothes, socks and boots.
- Every member should know the route and the nearest rescue stations, such as a police station, emergency service telephone, location and telephone number of the nearest country park rangers’ station.
- Make sure all group members are in good physical and mental condition.
- Note the weather. If there is a thunder warning, typhoon signal Number One or above – don’t tempt fate. Cancel your hike.
During the Hike
- The group should stay together. Don’t allow any member to lag behind or get too far ahead. Keep an eye on members’ physical, mental and emotional state. Be aware of each other – and look after each other.
- Maintain a constant speed, without going too fast or too slow. Generally, it is recommended to make a day a hike of 15 km or less.
- Stick to regularly maintained trails. Exploring new routes will put you in danger, or at least waste time. Don’t walk along any natural watercourses. Mountain torrents after sudden heavy rain are extremely dangerous.
- To avoid serious dehydration in hot weather, take frequent breaks around midday – and drink plenty of water, steadily in small drinks.
- If you are doing activities or hiking during the night, wear bright coloured clothing and keep your torch on. On roads, always face oncoming traffic.
- Remember the route along the way. At every junction, look back and note the appearance of the landscape. If necessary, leave a marker – or draw a simple sketch map of all the turnings. This will help you retrace your steps if you later become lost.
- Note changes in the weather. Terminate the trip if the weather suddenly changes for the worse. Head home or go to the nearest safe place. Keep calm and avoid hurrying, which may cause an accident. Tell the contact person immediately when you change the hiking plan.
- Take heed of all warning signs along the way. If ever in doubt about any route, stop immediately. Keep calm and judge carefully how to proceed.
- Maintain a natural walking rhythm and pace. Never run downhill. Use extra care on gravel paths. Never take shortcuts and, if you can, avoid descending along very steep slopes.