TEVA AA 2 Peaks race
Congrads to the top 3 overall teams with honors going to Team Coxless Pair (Dan Parr & Tim McCosker) who had a fight on their hands the whole way finishing in 4 hours 14 min and 6 seconds with Team Lantau (Pierre Le Magnan & Daniel Brown) very close behind the whole race taking 2nd in 4:19:28 and only 2 minutes back Team Jaluga Masende (Warren Warner & Paul Dingely) grabbing a hard fought 3rd in 4:21:38. All this during terrible weather with a strong northeast monsoon effecting the kayaking with some teams flipping in the swells to add extra excitement.
Full results with splits below.
Kayak, run, kayak, run, kayak - Registration 7am - Start is 8am Sunday Apr 26
DISTANCE: (Maps at bottom of page)
First kayak 6km, then run up and down Razor Hill for 5km, then 2nd kayak 3km, then run up and down High Junk Peak Run for 7km, then kayak 9km
Total 18 km kayak and 12 km run/hike
ONLY 60 DOUBLE KAYAKS FOR TEAMS OF 2.
Course markings - Only beach cp will be marked and mountain top cp's marked at the trigs where staff will be. Orienteering in between with no markings so compass or GPS recommended. Recommend bring a plastic waterproof map holder for kayak and run.
New: Open Category
2. Team members may use any type of individual one person surf-ski or individual one person kayak that they bring themselves.
3. Team members are responsible for supporting and assisting each other in the event of a capsize.
4. The two team members must stay within 100m distance of each other at all times on land and sea.
5. Both team members must complete entire course together.
6. Teams must wear Action Asia lifevests on water at all times like other age group categories.
Revised course - Starts and finishes near Sai Kung town (Sha Ha) in Hong Kong.
Begins with a 6 km ocean kayak to Pak Shui Wun checkpoint (near the HK University of Science & Technology). After landing at the beach, you'll find your own way running up to Razor Hill (Che Kwu Shan) checkpoint and return to the kayaks at Pak Shui Wun. This run & hike section should take around 1 hour for medium to fast teams.
Then next a 3 km kayak section to Little Palm beach checkpoint on the coastline near Ngam Tau Sha. Then it's more hiking and running to find your own way up to Junk Peak (Tiu Yue Yung) checkpoint and return to your kayaks at the Little Palm beach. Estimated run & hike is around 1 hour for this section.
After the 2 peaks, then it's from Little Palm beach to Sharp Island (Kiu Tsui Chau) crossing Port Shelter (Nga Mei Hoi) where there will be a checkpoint to take your race numbers just after Lung Ngan Yuen Tau. This is too make sure you take this kayak route thru Sharp Island and Kau Sai Chau back towards the Sha Ha finish line which will make the final kayak leg over 9 km.
Totals - Running each leg estimated 1 hour each - Total LESS than 2 hours of running
Kayaking each leg estimated 6 km (50 min) + 3 km (25 min) + 9 km (80 min) = 2 hours 35 minutes of kayaking (medium - strong kayakers).
Level of difficulty: If you are a beginner kayaker we would highly recommend some sort of upper body training (outrigging, dragonboating, fitness centre) as this is not a walk in the park and ocean kayaking can be more difficult from bad weather, large swells, currents, waves, bad navigation, etc.
Thanks to Matthew Spragg who helped with course design.
Entry: 60 teams of 2 only. (Using our Action Asia Feelfree kayaks and lifejackets). First come first serve this year. If over subscribed will consider other method in future. Cost HK$800 a team.
Cost covers lifejacket, paddle, 2-person kayak, rescue on water, water, energy drinks at 2 beachs plus finish, souvenir singlet and transport of your personal luggage from start to finish. (one small-medium backpack per person please).
BBQ at finish - There is a BBQ and Dim Sum restaurant at the finish for around HK$100 for all you can eat we believe. We're speaking to them now trying to see if any deal can be arranged, but a great place to finish and hang out, eat and drink beer.
Start time - 8:00am
Categories: (Combined ages as of race day Apr 26 2009)
Men's combined age 36+
Men's combined age 60+
Men's combined age 90+
Open category - For teams bringing their own kayaks (no trophies for this category)
How to Enter - Everyone MUST go to "ONLINE REGISTRATION BEFORE PAYMENT:
Check payment or bank transfer:
Check payable to "Action Asia Events HK Ltd".
If ATM / ETC or bank transfer please email us your team's proof of payment receipt with team name, age category and event date. If you must fax (we're trying to be environmentally friendly and encourage you to scan & email) you can fax to (852) 2544-0603.
Bank Details if doing bank transfer:
Before you mail us payment make sure you fill out the online entry form (click "Online Registration" top left corner of this homepage). Send check payable to "Action Asia Events HK Ltd" or bank receipt proof of payment / bank transfer receipt) in HONG KONG DOLLARS with team name and 2 PEAKS on back of check to: