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TransLantau by UTMB® Routes (1) 100Km

TransLantau by UTMB® Routes (1) 100Km - Cam2

Samson Lam |

TransLantau with history of 10 years is renamed as TransLantau by UTMB®. It will be fir st time in Asia Pacific UTMB® World Series on November, 2022. The race will be held on 4-6 November, 2022.

TransLantau by UTMB® is one of the largest ultra distance trail running race in Hong Kong. The race will be held in the country side of Lantau.

Besides the original 25Km, 50Km, and 100Km categories, it will have new 140Km categories for 2022 edition.

We are going to analyze the all distance categories in order to help participant prepare for the race.

The start will be at Slivermine Bay Beach, and finish will be at Mui Wo River Silver Garden.

Let us introduce the challenging, but popular 100Km category.

The total distance of TransLantau100 is 102Km, with total elevation gain of 4414Metres. The route is only minor changes compare with previous edition. However, the start time is changed to morning at 9:00AM. Therefore, participants may have different preparation on rest and mental before the race. The support arrangement may also need to change. Participant will first run on day time. The middle and last part of race are most likely at night. Most of the participants are expected to finish before morning or at the morning.

It will have 9 check points for 10 sections. We will analyze each sections about items need to aware during the training or the race.

(Source: TransLantau by UTMB)

(Source: TransLantau by UTMB)

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(1) Mui – Nam Shan (Distance: 9.1Km, Elevation Gain: 379Metres)

Race will start at Silvermine Beach. The first 3 Km will follow Lantau Trail section in reverse direction. It will turn into trail in the direction of Ngau Kau Wan and Shap Long San Tsuen. After reaching Shap Long San Tsuen, it will follow Chi Ma Wan Road back to Lantau Trail. The distance from start to this point is about 6.5Km, It is mainly flat trail or, concrete short path with little elevation gain. It is a warm up section which can jog. It will go up a small hill, Tai Ngau Wu Peak, which is not difficult. Then the route will go down to Nam Shan for first checl point.

(2) Nam Shan – Ngong Ping (Distance: 13.3Km, Elevation gain: 887Metres)

This distance for this section is long, with large elevation gain. This is one of most difficult section of this course. It is recommended that participant should have enough support and supply before leaving check point at Nam Shan. The route will follow South Lantau Country Trail to Pak Kung Au. Then it will follow Lantau Trail to the top Lantau Peak, and goes down to Ngong Ping.

For the first 7Km on South Lantau Country Trail, it is mainly trail with minor up and down. However, please be aware part of trail is little bit rough. Participants should be careful when run on this section. Please notes no aid station in Pak Kung Au this edition. Please make sure you eat or drink enough before going up Lantau Peak. The stairs for going down to Ngong Ping is high for some section. Participants need to be careful for the down hill.

Most participants will be in section during noon or afternoon. Please drink enough water if the weather is hot.

Ngong Ping is the most convenient location in this course which can find food and drink. Please try to get supplies in Ngong Ping during your training.

(3) Ngong Ping – Kau Ling Chung (Distance: 9.9Km, Elevation Gain 335Metres)

Starting from Ngong Ping will follow Lantau Trail and then connect to Keung Shan Country Trail. Check point 3 is at Kau Ling Chung Catch Water. This section is mainly down hill. It is not a difficult section, which is good for recovery.

After leaving the check point at Ngong Ping, it will Ngong Ping Road, and Sham Wat Road until the Wooden gate of Lantau Trail. It will enter the natural trail go to Kwun Yam Shan and Keung Shan. Once connect to Keung Shan Country trail, it will go down hill to check point at Kau Ling Chung.

Please notes that support team is not allowed at the check point at Kau Ling Chung. Participants only have support from organizer.

(4) Kau Ling Chung – Tai O (Distance: 12.7Km, Elevation gain: 542Metres)
From the check point of Kau Ling Chung, it will follow 1.5Km catchwater. Once it turns to trail, it will be a medium level up hill for about 2 Km. Once it is reached the highest point of this uphill, it will become comparatively flat. After passing the Man Cheung Po and Nga Ying Shan, it will go down to narrow path along the coast of Tai O to the check point at Tai O.

The distance will 45Km once it is reached Tai O. The transportation to Tai O convenient, and easy for food arrangement. It is good choice to arrange friends and families to support at Tai O. Most of the participants will arrive just before evening, or at night.

(5) Tai O – Sham Wat (Distance: 7.3Km, Elevation Gain: 167Metres)

This is the easiest section of this course. After leaving the check point at Tai O, it will go through the village of Tai O. There are several intersections in the village. Please check GPX when you do the training or recce. After leaving Tai O Village, it will follow the Tung O Ancient Trail to Sham Wat. This section is mix of flat concrete narrow path and trail.

Outside support is not allowed for the check Point at Sham Wat. Participants can only have support at check point. However, there are stores in the village of Sham Wat. Participants can get support from store during training and race.

(6) Sham Wat – Ngong Ping (Distance: 15Km, Elevation Gain: 805Metres)

This is the longest section of the course. Please make sure you get enough supplies before leaving the check point. The first 7Km of this section will be along Tung O Ancient Trail. Most are on flat concrete road with some short slope. Participants can support from store at Sha Lo Wan Village.

It will be about 60Km when Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail is reached. The elevation gain for this uphill is big. It is challenging at this point. Please notes most participants will arrive the section at night. Please be aware for weather changes at night.

After reaching the Nei Lak Shan Angle Station, it will turn to the Nei Lak Shan Country Trail. It is comparatively flat, but rough section. It takes about 5Km more to the Ngong Ping check point.

(7) Ngong Ping – Shui Hau (Distance: 7.7.Km, Elevation Gain: 379Metres)

This section is mainly down hill or flat. After leaving check point at Ngong Ping, it will follow Shek Pik Country Trail for 5Km down hill to Shek Pik. It turns to the Lantau Trail Section 9 via Lo Kei Wan to check point at Shui Hau . This part is a flat section.

There are store at Shui Hau, which you can get support on training or recce.

(8) Shui Hau – Pak Kung Au (Distance: 7.7Km, Elevation Gain: 379Metres)

From Shui Hau Village, it will follow Lantau Trail for short up hill to catch water. After about 3Km on catch water, it will connect to South Lantau Country Trail for medium level up hill. Then it will a flat trail section back to Pak Kung Au.

(9) Pak Kung Au – Pak Mong (Distance: 10.4Km, Elevation Gain: 568Metres)

This is the last challenging section on this course. It will follow the Lantau Trail to the Sunset Peak. After reaching Sheung Tung Au, it turns left to Lin Fa Shan and Por Kai Shan. Then it will go down hill to via Pak Mong Village to the check point near Ngau Kwu Long.

Participants can get support from store in Pak Mong Village.

(10) Pak Mong – Mui Wo (Distance: 4.6Km, Elevation Gain: 184Metres)

Once participant reach this section, the remaining course is easy. After leaving the check point, it will follow The Hong Kong Olympic Trail and left run for uphill to Mong To Au Shelter Pavilion. After passing Wang Tong, it will the finish at Mui Wo .

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