You want to get some effective acupuncture treatment done for free? I’ve got a great solution for you and it costs zilch! Ride a motorbike at 100kmh in pouring rain! Each drop of rain hitting the body at that speed will feel like a whiplash! So, that’s how the day started. On my way to…..
Think “swanky shops” in Hong Kong and Central will come to mind. Think “night market” and Mong Kok will come to mind. Think “missy massages” and Tsim Sha Tsui will come to mind. And think “nature” in Hong Kong and Tai Po will come to mind! Tai Po is the epicenter of some of the…..
The bullet-proof plan It was a foolproof plan. In fact, the strategy for it was carefully formed after years of devotion to the proven ancient wisdom of Sun Tzu – the scholarly Chinese military general who authored the book ‘The Art of War’ during the BC era. It ended up being THE book on planning…..
Pictures here. Two of my favorite courses in New Territories have to be (a) King of the Hills – Tai Po and (b) North East Mountain Marathon. There is actually quite a lot of overlap between the two of them! With the 100Km Oxfam Trailwalker looming ahead in a week’s time (btw, please don’t be…..
NEMM stands for North East Mountain Marathon, well, because the circuit runs in the Northern District of Hong Kong. It begins in Wu Kau Tang, goes along the Plover Cove reservoir until Marker 2306 and then there’s a sharp left turn straight down to Sam A Tsuen and eventually to Lai Chi Wo. There’s a…..
Hit Sharp Peak after about 2 weeks! Usual Pak Tam Au to Pak Tam Chung circuit. Many problems initially, legs too stiff after the first 30 minutes (maybe went too fast). After reaching Sharp Peak in 1 hour, managed to ease back into the usual pace. 1 hour to Sharp Peak About 15 minutes break…..
Starts in Pak Tam Chung, goes up a small hill before reaching Pak Tam Au and then all the way to near the top of Sharp Peak. Then all the way to the end of the peninsular and back before descending on to the 4 beaches. Finishes in Pak Tam Chung. Garmin. GPX. Tags: Care…..
It was as if the whole of HK wanted to go to Sai Kung today! Took ages to get the bus from Choi Hung to Sai Kung and the bus from Sai Kung to Pak Tam Au (94). It was great to see my home on Sharp Peak after a long time but I had…..
So, our original plan was to run the whole of Hong Kong Trail with a target time of 5 hours. Started at 0742 from the Peak and looked like everything was going great. We seemed to be on track. Weather was HOT but the clear visibility made Hong Kong look even more beautiful that it…..
Did a recci of the North East Mountain Marathon (NEMM) route. Fantastic!! It begins in Wu Kau Tang, then you go over Plover Cove until Marker 10 (which I duly missed and had to retrace). From there you take a left, go straight down to Wu Kau Tang again and then you do something. Well,…..
A little bit of a recap to begin with. Saturday last week: I was running down Sharp Peak at quite a fast pace and sadly, my attention shifted from the beauty of the trail to the beauty of a group of Asian women tourists climbing up Sharp Peak. And as the saying goes, “behind the…..
26.x kilometers! 4 hrs 15 minutes! (got lost for 20 mins so this is a pretty good performance!) Target for the actual event is below 4 hours. I am probably going to wear 2 pairs of socks and am going to go full thrust after Sharp peak. Pretty eager to break the 4hr barrier. Tags:…..
Pictures here. So, after several weeks of hardcore hikes, my team decided to take it easy today. That means 30Km! We did the Care Action circuit in Sai Kung. Here’s the story: Thanks for the message below. I studied the Care Action routing and I’m clear on it now. I think I can handle the…..
Pictures here. Having taken a 2-week break from HK hiking, I was raring to go on a Sharp Peak circuit run today. Mission was simple. Get rid of the cold that’s been bothering me for a while now through sweating and running. Idea was to start at 12PM at Pak Tam Au, reach Pak Tam…..
Hiking pics here. Started at 10.30AM (Pak Tam Au) and reached the starting point of the climb to Sharp peak by 11AM. (so far so good). But, the sun hit me so strong and I didn’t have a cap (left it on the bus by mistake). Speed went down and I had to drink plenty…..