In the third of our interviews with the all star teams focussed on blitzing the Hong Kong OXFAM Trailwalker course we caught up with The North Face team. The experience and depth in this team is hard to pass up with veteran 100miler Tsuyoshi Kaburaki leading the charge. This team will definitely be taking it up to the French Salomon team and will draw upon its depth of experience to get 4 runners down the course in super quick time.
Thank you once again to Lloyd Belcher for the images and interviews.
1. Could you provide a few sentences about your team members & their running achievements?
One of Asia’s top trail runners and adventure racers, Stone was the first and only HK Chinese to ever win Action Asia Challenge, and last year Stone was the top Chinese finisher and 21st overall in one of the world’s top mountain running competitions in Europe. When not training and racing Stone works as an ambulance EMT
Ryan settled in Hong Kong in 1995 and has since become one of Asia’s top adventure racers and adventure sport pioneers. Ryan was founding Race Director and Managing Director of the first series of international adventure races in Asia, National Geographic Channel Action Asia Challenge (Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia – 1998-2001). In 2002, Ryan founded one of Asia’s leading outdoor education & training companies, Asia Pacific Adventure, and soon after, established Asia’s top adventure sports Athlete Team with business partner Stuart Sharpless. Ryan’s race career highlights include: 1st place x 3 Action Asia Challenge adventure race [Hong Kong] as well as 1st place in The North Face 24-hr Exploration Race [China].
Tsuyoshi Kaburaki :