Now let’s analyze the route of THE HALF (56Km). After 2020, THE HALF (56Km) will be held in the physical race again and use the same route.
THE HALF (56Km) will start at 8:00 am on February 17th. The total length of the race is 55.59 kilometers, with a total climb of 2,251 meters. The starting and finishing points are located in Pak Tam Chung. There is 1 support station (SP) and 4 checkpoints (CP). The level of difficulty is above average. Participants are advised to be well prepared.
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Pak Tam Chung (starting point) - Dongba (SP) distance: 12 kilometers, climb: 420 meters
Starting from the starting point at Pak Tam Chung, walk along the concrete roads of Tai Mong Tsai Road and Man Yee Road for about 800 meters, then turn right to Shang Yiu Country Trail, which is a section of about 5 kilometers, with a small range of ups and downs The road section will return to Wanyi Road, and then along the concrete road, after about 5 kilometers, it will reach Dongba. The overall ups and downs of this section are not large, and participants can run at a relatively easy speed.
East Dam (SP) - Ham Tin (CP1) Distance: 10km, Ascent: 454m
After passing through the East Dam (SP), enter the section of the trail, first climb a little, then descend to Langjiawan, and then climb the first mountain on the route, which has a relatively large rise, and descend from the mountain to arrive at Sai Wan, and then follow the trail to Ham Tin (CP1). Since there is a relatively large climbing section at the beginning of this section, more attention should be paid to the use of physical strength.
Ham Tin (CP1) - Houtang Stream (CP2) Distance: 12km, Ascent: 641m
After leaving Ham Tin (CP1), cross the path to Tai Wan Beach, and then go to Tai Long Village through the path behind the beach to return to MacLehose Trail, cross the road at Pak Tam Road, and then follow the third section of MacLehose Trail , climb up the highest point of the route Niu Ershi Mountain, descend to Zhangshang and turn to Zhangshang Country Trail. Arrive at Haixia Road, follow the road to Houtangxi (CP2). This section is the highest climbing section of the entire competition, and it is necessary to reserve enough physical strength to complete it.
Houtang Stream (CP2) - Pak Sha O (CP3) Distance: 9 kilometers, climb: 212 meters
Leaving Houtang Creek (CP2), go back to Hoi Ha Road, turn to Big Tan Country Trail, and go to Hoi Ha Village. The off-road section is not too undulating, but some road conditions are rough. After arriving at Hoi Ha Village, take Haixia Road to Pak Sha O ( CP3).
Pak Sha O (CP3) - Yung Shu O (CP4) Distance: 8 kilometers, climb: 143 meters
After passing Yung Shu O, connect back to the trail, pass through Nanshan Cave, go to Sham Chung, and then go to Yung Shu O through the seaside trail.
Yung Shue O (CP4) - Pak Tam Chung (Finish) Distance: 5km, Ascent: 140m
After leaving Yung Shu O, climb up the last climb, then go to Yung Bei Qulang, descend to Pak Tam Road, pass Tai Mong Tsai Road, and return to the end point of Pak Tam Chung.
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