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We might had been side by side....didn't know you earlier :)

If anyone's interested, I did write a race review which is up on my blog of my 50km attempt this year. I recorded a video as well!

http://azeanic.net/races/race-reviews/translantau-2014/


Lol....go up go down also stairs !

Till I hope it would had been slopes....

Yeah man...the pain on the quads...yes if i'm ever going to this event, I will bring my poles liao.

Couldn't agree more about the stairs. After some point, I'm not sure if I rather be going the uphill or downhill. Equally daunting on the quads.
So this time round, I'm bringing hiking poles to help me out.

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Maxie.... Come let's do 100km lol :D

100km I won't know if I can complete within cut off

Our brave Hitman has already signed up for 100km. I'm sure he needs more friends to run and suffer together at Lantau Island :spiteful:

Since you came up with the idea, why don't you sign up and support him? :spiteful:

I shall cheer you on in Singapore. And as an added bonus, I can promise an interview on my blog to those who complete the 100km. :D

I can attempt the 50km Lantau first. Singapore TNF 50km running on flat ground is nothing compared to running on an actual mountain.

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Yes smart meow is right. He'll lot of difference tnf 50km sg flat ground to Lantau 50km. How to gauge how difficult is Lantau 100km ? Compare it against a 2 points tnf sg 100km, and Lantau 100km is a 3 points race.

Try to complete a similar amount of effort distance within the hours of a tnf 100km comfortably. And you will stil need an additional effort to complete it's 1 more point effort ^^

Not sure if it makes sense, but that's how I feel it.

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Yes smart meow is right. He'll lot of difference tnf 50km sg flat ground to Lantau 50km. How to gauge how difficult is Lantau 100km ? Compare it against a 2 points tnf sg 100km, and Lantau 100km is a 3 points race.

Try to complete a similar amount of effort distance within the hours of a tnf 100km comfortably. And you will stil need an additional effort to complete it's 1 more point effort ^^

Not sure if it makes sense, but that's how I feel it.

Not sure how you worked it out but you can't really compare apples and oranges. In this case, the TNF S'pore 100km and the Translantau100. Frankly speaking, a lot of us were surprised that we get 2 pts for the TNF S'pore 100km. It's a given 2-pointers if you are collecting points. Besides the distance, there is hardly any elevation to talk about except for a very few short slopes. If you could do a road 100km in 14-16hrs, it would be easy enough to do The TNF 100km in S'pore (within the 18 hours cut off) with just a little bit more effort due to the uneven terrain.

The Hong Kong Trails are totally different. Even though the weather is cooler and the cut-off are 'generous', for an average runner like me, there is a lot of effort required to complete the whole course. My saying is, don't under-estimate the hills of HK. Train for it and you will do well.

As for the TransLantau 100km, my own opinion is that amongst the three 100km trail runs in HK, (Vibram HK100, TNF100 HK 100km and the TransLantau100), I rank the TransLantau100 the hardest and the Vibram HK100 the easiest. The TransLantau100 has more technical sections with 90+% of the distance on trail and more elevation gain. Another factor you may want to consider is that the race starts at 2330hrs!!! That means, for a runner taking more than 24 hours, you will be spending 2 nights consecutively on the trails! It's does take a toll on your body.

So for those considering the TransLantau100, be sure you are ready. I'm not trying to put anyone off but please be prepared for it or it will be torture :) If you have not done any HK trails before, try the TransLantau50 first to get a feel of it. If you have completed the TransLantau50 previously, prepare not just to double the time it took you to complete it but it will take AT LEAST 2.5 times your finishing time.

All this are just my thoughts. You know yourselves and your bodies better. If you are up for the challenge of the 100km, by all means do it. Again, my advise is just to be prepared and you will enjoy the run.

See you on the trails in Hong Kong :)

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Oh David yes I do understand the apple n orange comparison.

Just do not want to straight discourage those who are thinking of signing up.

TNF 100 in 2013 was also a 2 points so yeah, I knew it is a good point collecting race.

To at least have the courage to sign Lantau 100, I would need myself to comfortably clear a TNF SG 100 at the very least...Cos SG is so much smaller apple than HK bigger orange ^^

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Wah, didn't know that there is this thread going on... Yes, I'm the brave aka stupid aka crazy dude to go all out at the Translantau100.

The idea is to commit to it and start training early, I believe with adequate training, I can (and will) pull through my maiden 100km trail run.

Wish me luck... ;-)

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Yes smart meow is right. He'll lot of difference tnf 50km sg flat ground to Lantau 50km. How to gauge how difficult is Lantau 100km ? Compare it against a 2 points tnf sg 100km, and Lantau 100km is a 3 points race.

Try to complete a similar amount of effort distance within the hours of a tnf 100km comfortably. And you will stil need an additional effort to complete it's 1 more point effort ^^

Not sure if it makes sense, but that's how I feel it.

Not sure how you worked it out but you can't really compare apples and oranges. In this case, the TNF S'pore 100km and the Translantau100. Frankly speaking, a lot of us were surprised that we get 2 pts for the TNF S'pore 100km. It's a given 2-pointers if you are collecting points. Besides the distance, there is hardly any elevation to talk about except for a very few short slopes. If you could do a road 100km in 14-16hrs, it would be easy enough to do The TNF 100km in S'pore (within the 18 hours cut off) with just a little bit more effort due to the uneven terrain.

The Hong Kong Trails are totally different. Even though the weather is cooler and the cut-off are 'generous', for an average runner like me, there is a lot of effort required to complete the whole course. My saying is, don't under-estimate the hills of HK. Train for it and you will do well.

As for the TransLantau 100km, my own opinion is that amongst the three 100km trail runs in HK, (Vibram HK100, TNF100 HK 100km and the TransLantau100), I rank the TransLantau100 the hardest and the Vibram HK100 the easiest. The TransLantau100 has more technical sections with 90+% of the distance on trail and more elevation gain. Another factor you may want to consider is that the race starts at 2330hrs!!! That means, for a runner taking more than 24 hours, you will be spending 2 nights consecutively on the trails! It's does take a toll on your body.

So for those considering the TransLantau100, be sure you are ready. I'm not trying to put anyone off but please be prepared for it or it will be torture :) If you have not done any HK trails before, try the TransLantau50 first to get a feel of it. If you have completed the TransLantau50 previously, prepare not just to double the time it took you to complete it but it will take AT LEAST 2.5 times your finishing time.

All this are just my thoughts. You know yourselves and your bodies better. If you are up for the challenge of the 100km, by all means do it. Again, my advise is just to be prepared and you will enjoy the run.

See you on the trails in Hong Kong :)

Good points. Perhaps another way to train aside from stair climbing is to run or jog or walk with a 5kg to 8kg back pack for atleast 2 to 3 hours a day. This would help as well.

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The training and physical/mental conditioning required for this race is just too tough for simple me.... :startle:

Yes, indeed it is only for brave aka stupid aka crazy dudes like Hitman and Max to go attempt it!!

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Wah, even Max doesn't want to go back, what did I do to myself again? :'(

From what i read, most of the participants took about 10 - 11 hrs on average to complete TransLantau 50km. As you're attempting 100km, you'll need to buffer at least 24 - 26 hours to complete (cut off is 32 hours). This is possibly the toughest challenge you'll ever face. But the tougher the challenge, the greater the satisfaction!!!

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I completed the TL50 under 12 hours, which meant I qualify to run the 100k next year (and I will be, if all goes well).

We were in the same race last year right ? Same here completed in sub 12 hours for Lantau 50km. But Lantau 100 is too scary for me. Thumbs up for your determination !

Wah, even Max doesn't want to go back, what did I do to myself again? :'(

From what i read, most of the participants took about 10 - 11 hrs on average to complete TransLantau 50km. As you're attempting 100km, you'll need to buffer at least 24 - 26 hours to complete (cut off is 32 hours). This is possibly the toughest challenge you'll ever face. But the tougher the challenge, the greater the satisfaction!!!

If hitman clear this race, must salute him ?

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Salute to hitman for daring to take this on in the first place. I am under no illusions of the difficulty and challenges at Lantau and I don't have the courage to do this, just yet.

If hitman completes this, mad respect to him!!!

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I also salute and 崇拜 myself if I can complete. Have to train hard for it, I think it's achievable if one starts training for it now.

There is only one way ahead.

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I also salute and 崇拜 myself if I can complete. Have to train hard for it, I think it's achievable if one starts training for it now.

There is only one way ahead.

:goodjob: i am in no doubts you will overcome this obstacle !

just remember at any point where there are photographers in sight not to do this : :hot:

:lol:

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I also salute and 崇拜 myself if I can complete. Have to train hard for it, I think it's achievable if one starts training for it now.

There is only one way ahead.

Good attitude and positive thinking...that's the way to see it through :) By being prepared for it, you will enjoy the run more even though it will still be tough. That said, it gives you greater satisfaction when you cross that finish line. Have fun :)

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Signed up for 25k liao..... Hope that I can finish it within cutoff time with a smile!!

Gulp... What have I got myself into???

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Signed up for 25k liao..... Hope that I can finish it within cutoff time with a smile!!

Gulp... What have I got myself into???

Good luck! I still havent made up my mind :startle:

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