Philippines Report

Igorot runner finishes Hong Kong’s most difficult trail run in 35th place

It was not an easy run for anybody to finish an 89 kilometers with 8,620 meters of elevation in the span of two days.

Just like Igorot Trail Runner, Jomar Buclay from Mountain Province, Philippines, he went through a lot of stinging and persistent discomfort during the race to finish in the 35th place.

The 30-year old Buclay of Otucan, Bauko successfully finished the race in the recently concluded 9 Dragons Ultra that was held in Hong Kong on February 2, 2019.

According to avenuehk.com, the running competition is an 89km super trail race where runners need to finish in nineteen (19) hours. The race started at 12:00 am of February 2, at Tai Tong Shan Rd. Yeun Long and finished in Tai Po Dr, Tai Po, New Territories.

Buclay finished at position 35 with an elapsed time of 17 hours and 14 minutes from successfully running, climbing, and descending the most difficult trail run in Hong Kong.

Only 82 runners including Buclay finished the race with 92 runners gave up from the one-hundred seventy six (176) race participants.

The 9 Dragons Ultra is a challenging, multi-day trail and ultra running event held in Hong Kong.

It crosses Kowloon and the New Territories in Hong Kong from West to East. The route uses a variety of trails including the world famous MacLehose and Wilson, among many others.

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