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Martijn Doekes

Race Director

Martijn was first introduced to hiking in 2010 when he moved back to Hong Kong. He had always been eager to do sports but he never found the passion to really go for something for real. He did a few runs back in The Netherlands but moving to Asia he could not get accustomed to the heat and soon became lazy, gained weight and became really unfit. He hit 90 kg and realised there was an urgent need to do something about it.

Martijn explains that at first he did a few kms of running on Bowen road, struggling in the heat, trying to keep his heart rate down. Soon however he found out about hiking and was hooked. Once he became more fit through the hiking, he went back to running and realised he enjoyed trail running much more. Through trail running he had met nice friends with the same desire. Before he knew it he was on a Oxfam Trail Walker (OTW) team, training regularly throughout the summer every weekend mainly on the Maclehose trail.

He recalls he started OTW ambitious, although he had trained really hard and made a lot of progress during the summer, he was overcome by the heat and crashed out of his first trail race ever. However It did not deter him to get hooked on trail running and races, and as a result entered many races to follow with variant success. Martijn considers his best race the HK100 in 2012 where he finished with a time of 14:45.

Martijn says that his passion for all things trail running means he reads extensively and he tends to comment frequently to Facebook questions posted from others.

Tim Bardwell

Course Director

Has been living in Hong Kong since 1995, currently in South Lantau. Always been an active person and been running since I was at school to keep fit. Initially road running, including a handful of full marathons and several half marathons. Over the past 6 years since moving to Lantau have been a very active participant in trail running, mainly for recreation, racing occasionally.  More active as a volunteer/co-organiser/course designer for many trail races in Hong Kong – single day, multi day and various distances from 5 km to 100 km. Involved with almost 100 events in past 5-6 years for different race organisers.

In his spare time he works in investment banking and asset management and is a qualified English lawyer.
Echo Gong

Co-owner, Event and Marketing Specialist

After working as a research analyst on economy and retail market for a few years, Echo decided to take up a new challenge which combines her interests and specialties: outdoor, fitness, market strategy and SEO.

Grown up in the Mainland China, educated in the U.K., and now living in Hong Kong, Echo knows the market demands from different cultures. As an avid runner and cyclist, Echo has participated road races, ultra-distanced trail running races and multistage races, including, 100 miles race Ultra Trail Mt. Blanc, 250km 6 stages race Four Desert Race in Namibia and Madagascar; she  has also cycled around Taiwan Island and through out Vietnam.

Rhea Nee

Retail Manager

Rhea moved to Mui Wo in 2008 and has gone from not being able to run for two minutes to competing in ultras in the jungle! She is not just a runner, but also loves to hike and explore the outdoors, and is passionate about helping others experience the joys of Lantau’s trails. She believes that everyone has unique requirements when it comes to running and does her best to help each customer to find the right product.