Lok Wah 100min Half Marathon Elite Race (MaKee Snap Shot)
Sportshouse Hong Kong 10K Challenge 2018 (Cheng Chung Lin)
Chung Hing Cup 2018 (Coey Yuen)
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12th Launch8 Tolo Harbour 10K Race (Sundae Lam)
12th Launch8 Tolo Harbour 10K Race (Sundae Lam)
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon (HKRun)
Mizuno Hong Kong Half Marathon 2017 (Coey Yuen)
ASICS Hong Kong Island 10K City Race (Cheng Chung Lin)
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Training for Oxfam Trailwalker

We managed to sign up for the HK Oxfam trail walker this year. This is my first time running the event.

We plan to train on the Maclehose Trail prior the race. How should the Stages be partitioned for training, particularly so we don't have to double back on the trails?

Any suggestions or sharing of experience is greatly appreciated

Re: Training for Oxfam Trailwalker

It's useful to start with shorter sections and get used to the heat and distance as the race date nears. Do short sections to familiarize yourself with the course and especially so that you can navigate the parts you will do at night without going off course.

Begin with MacLehose trail Sections 1 + 2, about 25km, and go though the whole distance in 3 or 4 training sessions: 1+2, 3 to 5, 6 to 7 and 8 to 10. Later you can link up some sections for longer training like 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. More later do 1 - 5 (first half)and 6 - 10 (second half) and the well-known 4 - 8 (Double "Au") or even 4 - 10. Keep a log-book of your times so you can plan your support, if needed.

Night time training over the sections that you will plan to race at night are important too.

Re: Training for Oxfam Trailwalker

great. thanks