Waking up at 6am, I knew it was going to be a good day. After eight months of planning, trek day was finally here. Freya and I gathered up all our kit ready to go and got a taxi to Tung Chung, where we were met by the excited faces of our support team and volunteers, even though it was still only 7am!
An hour later, 12 Adventurer teams set off to take on the might of Lantau and Sunset Peak, covering 27km from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay.
When we reached the second start point, Pak Kung Au, the Explorer teams had already begun to arrive and were keen to get going. The 19 eager Explorer teams pushed themselves to complete the 15km route. They set off with their walking poles and rucksacks in two minute intervals and were all on their way by half past ten.
The finishing line was the picturesque Nim Shue Wan beach, a beautiful place to end a long day’s trek. Teams passed the sand and sea to see the Society’s flags flying, motivating them over the final yards.
It was great to see so many smiling faces cross the finish line – you could genuinely feel the sense of pride and achievement from all of the teams.
The after party was a well-deserved reward and everyone had the chance to network.
The training, fundraising and participation, shows the huge levels of support the Society has and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who took part.
So far, the teams have raised an amazing HKD 310,532.61, thank you so much!
Teams who joined us were:
AMA, Anglo Eastern, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (HK), C Solutions, Caravel, Clarksons Asia, Gard (HK), Gulf Oil Marine, International Registries (Far East) Ltd, Latitude Brokers, Lloyd’s Register, London Offshore Consultants, LSR, OOCL, Parakou Group, Reed Smith Richards Butler, SKULD, Stephenson Harwood, Taylor Maritime (HK) Ltd, Telemar HK, The American P & I Club, The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association (H.K.) Ltd., Univan, Wallem, Willis.
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