Cloudy Hill, Pat Sin Leng, Plover Cove plus plenty of sunshine A poolside Corona or a 37km run? 35 degrees centigrade. 90% humidity. Zero cloud cover. Scorching heat. This is the kind of weather an average Joe would spend relaxing, lying on a poolside bench and sipping an ice-cold Corona. But, us? No, not the…..
Cloudy Hill, Pat Sin Leng AND Plover Cove We were supposed to have heavy thunderstorms yesterday. So, I conveniently used Hong Kong Observatory’s weather forecast as an excuse to sleep in, instead of getting up early in the morning to do a trail run. When I finally awoke from my slumber, I was full of…..
High res pics here. The Hong Kong observatory predicted rains 3 days back. But after looking out the window today morning, I think they changed their minds. Hot and Sunny was the theme for the day. And boy was it hot! To be attempting to climb 3 massive hills on one day required some courage…..
Got up at 0600 in the morning on a Sunday (surprisingly) and instinctively decided to do Pat Sin Leng + Cloudy Hill. I was in Tai Mei Tuk by 0800 and the weather seemed a little ominous. Some black clouds, drizzle and a lot of breeze. Climbing up Pat Sin Leng was a solo experience…..
Great day. Sunny + about 27 degrees. Stats: Tai Mei Tuk to first hill of Pat Sin Leng: 38 minutes 55 secs Pat Sin Leng to beginning of Cloudy Hill: 1 hour 6 mins Cloudy Hill to Tai Wo station: 59 mins 39 secs Time: 02:45:13 Distance: 17.70 km Elevation Gain: 1,103 m Garmin. GPX……
The best way to recover from a long, hard and fast trail run is to do a not-that-long, not-that-hard, not-that-fast trail run the next day. No, rest ain’t the answer. So, after a 30km trail run yesterday, did an almost 20km “recovery” trail run today! The usual Pat Sin Leng + Cloudy Hill but much…..
Holiday today in Hong Kong on account of Ching Ming festival. It’s a festival where one is supposed to pay homage to ancestors by usually burning paper offerings on a mountain. Great festival, I think, because it forces believers to go on a hike! Hopefully, many will appreciate nature more as a result of it,…..
Three big hikes in one! Started in Tai Wo and hit Cloudy Hill first, followed by Pat Sin Leng and then Plover Cove. Plover Cove was a little hot as it is totally exposed. Overall, no complaints, managed to finish without issues. 37.26 km, 6 hours 44 mins, 1665m elevation gain Garmin. GPX. Tags: Cloudy…..
I told myself before attempting the 100Km race last week that I would rest the ankle for a solid two weeks after the event. So, was largely grounded yesterday and resisted the temptation to put on my hiking shorts and tee shirt today … until about 1pm! Suddenly, at 1pm, the trails started beckoning harder…..
Wanted to do a Plover Cove fitness test (if Time Taken From Wu Kau Tang To Tai Mei Tuk < 2 hours 30 minutes then print “Fit” else print “Get fit”) but as usual, didn’t get the bus from Tai Po. So, history repeated itself. Actually, if the input parameters are the same (in this…..
Wanted to get rid of cold + cough + problems with throat. So, attempted a Plover Cove but as always didn’t the bus from Tai Po, so chose to go to Tai Mei Tuk instead. Tai Mei Tuk bus stop to the first Pat Sin Leng hill: 38 minutes 1st hill of Pat Sin Leng…..
I wanted to hit Plover Cove but there was one heck of a queue to Wu Kau Tang from Tai Po. So, decided to improvise. Plan was to go to Tai Mei Tuk, do Pat Sin Leng and somehow run to Plover Cove from there. But, it so happened that I ended up at Hok…..