NEPAL WINS THE 2014 OXFAM HONG KONG TRAILWAKER RACE FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING
The Oxfam Hong Kong Trailwalker Race was organised by Oxfam Hong Kong from 14 – 16 November 2014. The race started at 0830 hours from Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung HK to the various 8 Check Points stretching to the western region of Hong Kong.
Oxfam Hong Kong is an internationally recognised charity organisation known worldwide for the philantrophic activities carried out for poor countries.
Originally this race was organised by Queen’s Gurkha Signals, Brigade of Gurkhas in 1981
and this race has been continued by Oxfam Hong Kong.
The challenging race was participated by 1300 teams comprising of 4 runners as a team from
30 countries. More than 1000 teams were rejected through the lottery system. A team from
Nepal under the training of Ramesh Bhattachan Ex-1/2 GR that underwent 3 months of rigorous
training in Pokhara had participated for this prestigious race. Uttam Khatri, Bhim Bdr. Gurung,,
Ram Bhandari and Kiran Kulung were the team runners. Suman Kulung was the reserve and
- 1st – Team Columbia Ssports – Nepal – 11 hrs 56 mins
- 2nd – Cosmos Cowboys – Hong Kong – 12 hrs 38 mins
- 3rd – Fire Services – Hong Kong – 12 hrs 43 mins
The Certificates were distributed by the Mr Bernard Chan, Chairman of the Advisory Board,
Oxfam Hong Kong and Member of Hong Kong Executive Council.
Due to serious challenges from the other teams, the Nepalese team could not beat the
2013 record of 10 hrs 58 mins.
The runners were sponsored by Swire Pacific Hong Kong (Columbia Sports/Dragon Air)
Ramesh Bhattachan Amiam(UK)