It’s that time of year again. The Hong Kong Adventurer’s rite of passage – that annual, beautiful but masochistic test of human endurance that we have come to know and love as the Hong Kong Trailwalker, taking place this year on November 18th. If you’re participating as a competitor, support team, or are considering entering the event next year, Little Steps has put together its very own Trailwalker Survival Guide.
If you’re planning to get some last-minute trail time in this weekend, why not bring your toddler on your back
in the Bush Baby
. It’s a great way to vary your training, and your legs will feel the extra weight. Burn baby burn!
is the definitive online shopping site for all your Trailwalker gear needs. From trail shoes to headlamps, trekking poles to nutritional supplements, it’s truly a one-stop-shop. All gear is tested and approved by ultra-endurance athletes the world over. Visit the store (Unit 2203, 22/F, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan) or order online and get 24-hour shipping anywhere in Hong Kong.
Little Steps loves Linguini Fini’s
gourmet pastas. Or bring the whole team and support teams and go “family style” at any of the Fat Angelo’s
RACE DAY: In addition to the Band-Aids, Tiger Balm, and Panadol, why not pick a scenic spot and bring the whole family along to support the trail-weary competitors? Pack a blanket, lounge chairs, snacks and drinks and make an outing of it!
POST-RACE SHENANIGANS: Book a junk boat
on Sunday with your teammates, support team, friends, contributors and the kids. Your joints still sore, your blisters still raw, get out on the water and bask in the sun (and your glory) for a few hours.
While sleep is your top priority immediately after the race, booking a restorative sports massage
from the uber primo-professionals at Sutherland-Chan
a few days after the race will work wonders. Their knowledgeable, experienced, and personable therapists are exactly what you need after conquering the trail. We recommend a few sessions before the race
as well so you can maximize the before-and-after benefits. Go on, try it. You know you want to…