Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Vibram Hong Kong 100 2013 - Closed!
Surprise surprise! Who would have ever thought that this event will sell out in a mere 3 days? Into it's 3rd year for 2013, it has been a very successful 100km trail event. And having taken part in 2013, I'd say it's one off the better and well organized 100km ultras there is. The mountainous Hong Kong view is absolutely breathtaking, be it day or night.
2011 was the inception of Vibram HK100 bringing together approximately 250 ultra runners scaling the hills (I'd say they were mountains!) of HK with a combined elevation gain of over 4,500m! That's at least scaling twice of our very own Mount Kinabalu! It was successful to say the least.
In 2012, word of mouth went off like wildfire and it brought together over 750 participants raring to scale the hills of mountains, every 100km of it in the given 32 hours cut off time. But it only sold off I think a month or two after registration were opened. Many did falter and succumbed to the high elevation. Not to mention the chilly and breezy temperatures that would have dipped to below 10C overnight. Still, I'd thought everyone had enjoyed that tough journey and for those who did cross the finishing line, it was triumphant indeed.
Next year 2013, there was a lot of buzz expecting the number of entries to pick up even higher. And here we have it, a record sold out just after 3 days. If you did manage to register, it's now time to put your legs and body to the training ground. I have been there and done that and it's not your usual walk in the park 100km event. The hills and elevation will eat you alive. And so will the bitter cold. 4 months and counting. Good luck!