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 Wu Kau Tang (NEMM starting point), it started pouring down heavily as I was riding my motorbike on the expressway. It was an awesome acupuncture treatment sponsored a 100% by nature.
Four super fast runners showed up for the 30K run – Nora, Rom, Vic and Rupert. The NEMM course is stunning. Very green and a lot of it is actual trail running. But, today, due to the wet weather, it was EXTRA slippery. I fell elegantly on my butt a couple of times while Rupert (inelegantly) fell sideways to avoid damage to his head but ended up with a knee bruise. A serious chunk of the trail on the way to Sam A Tsuen from Luk Keng was very overgrown. Note to self: cover thy sexy legs during the race to avoid battle scars. (It also saves plenty of time).
The NEMM organizers seemed to have cleverly saved the best for last. At the 26th or 27th kilometer of the 30km run, there was a big daddy hill which felt like a 350m vertical climb. The views from up there were absolutely stunning. Seriously – Hong Kong has some amazingly incredible natural beauty.
Second life to recover from the heat!
Continue reading – more dazzling pictures ahead!