Trail running in the Swiss, Italian and French Alps (UTMB/CCC) and learning French in the process

Trail running in the Swiss, Italian and French Alps (UTMB/CCC) and learning French in the process All photos are here. The only “CCC” I had heard of before was “Credit Card Company”. My hardcore trail running friends redefined that acronym for me. Unfortunately, I can only remember the expansion of the first ‘C’ now —…..

The almost 40kms McWilson Trail

40kms McWilson Trail A formidable group showed up at Yau Tong for what was supposed to be a 60km run with sufficient early exits. The route was going to be a combination of Wilson Trail and Maclehose trail — hence my cool name, “McWilson trail”. It was Vic’s idea: we decided to skip the two…..

Tung Chung -> Tung Chung, via Lantau Peak (2 times!) – 31km, 2600m elevation

Tung Chung -> Tung Chung, via Lantau Peak (2 times!) – 31km, 2600m elevation Some things never change It was supposed to be a tough hike on a hot summer day. As usual, I made two mistakes right off the bat. (Some things never change). 1. I forgot to take my hat and wore a…..

Thunderstorm Training 2014: Tai Mei Tuk -> Sam A Tsuen -> Yung Shue O -> Luk Kung -> Tai Mei Tuk

Thunderstorm Training 2014: Tai Mei Tuk -> Sam A Tsuen -> Yung Shue O -> Luk Kung -> Tai Mei Tuk The skies looked ominous at 8.30am in the morning. Vic, Marcia and I were keen to start our run but there was this slight concern about heading straight into a thunderstorm which looked increasingly…..

Training Diaries 2014: Wilson Trail (Yau Tong to Tai Po)

Training Diaries 2014: Wilson Trail (Yau Tong to Tai Po) Another super hot day and another 40km run! This one was a scorcher (I guess like the one before this one and the one before that one…) I ran with Tilly and Dom from Yau Tong to Sha Tin Pass. Despite being jetlagged and not…..

Training diaries 2014: Mui Wo to Tai O via Lantau Peak/Sunset Peak

Another super hot day. Another fantastic run. Quick facts (as I am outta time time today): 1. Tung Chung to Mui Wo: Distance: 8.7km Time: 51 minutes 2. Mui Wo to Pak Kung Au (via Sunset Peak) Distance: 9km Time: 1 hour 45m 3. Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping (Wisdom Sticks) via Lantau Peak…..

Training Diaries 2014: TNF 1,2,3 in the heat

Training Diaries 2014: TNF 1,2,3 in the heat The mad crowd 33 degrees sunshine. Scorching heat. Over 10 people originally signed up for today’s 29km run but the weather seemed to have dissuaded many from venturing outside for a run. That left only 6 super brave (read: highly insane) runners to stick to plan. We…..

Training Diaries 2014: Tai To Yan and Tai Mo Shan Waterfalls

Training Diaries 2014: Tai To Yan and Tai Mo Shan Waterfalls Tai To Yan: It means “Knife’s edge” in Chinese but I don’t think it is quite as ominous as it sounds. Something like Sharp Peak is probably more deserving of that title. What Tai To Yan does deserve, however, is a entry into the…..

Training Diaries 2014: Mui Wo to Mui Wo via Chi Ma Wan / Nam Shan

Training Diaries 2014: Mui Wo to Mui Wo via Chi Ma Wan / Nam Shan What so good about summer runs? S U M M E R. I love it. Hong Kong feels so humid that every movement of the muscle invariably produces only one thing — sweat! And, running when it is close to…..

Celebrating Buddha’s birthday by Kayaking over to Trio Beach from Sai Kung

We decided to celebrate Buddha’s birthday by kayaking over to Trio Beach from New Beach Resort Hotel on Tai Mong Tsai Road in Sai Kung. My friends Roger and Adiran seemed particularly eager to show off their kayaking skills. Here’s a quick photo blog of the events. Roger looking all gung ho and excited about…..

Tung Chung to Tai O (Coastal route) and [somehow back to Tai O...]

The idea was to do at least 25km of running today to meet my goal of 60 kms of running for the week. I started my run from Man Tung Road in Tung Chung (where Caribbean Coast is) at 7.30am and discovered a new way to get to the MTR station from my home (which…..

My favorite Scott Jurek quote

I read Eat and Run by Scott Jurek (thanks to my friend M who recommended it). Every time I run an ultra-marathon and question the wisdom of doing so, I remember this quote from him which I can totally relate to: “I reminded myself to be grateful for my latest injury. It helped me remember…..

Training Diaries 2014 – Going back down memory Lane!

Training Diaries 2014 – Going back down memory Lane! The fitness goals for 2014 are clear. To have two HKTR teams and attempt to run the Oxfam Trailwalker in less than 14 hours! Hmm. Sounds almost unachievable considering that not-so-long-back, we were only a 22-hour OTW team! And, 22-hours at that time was a gargantuan…..