Category Archives: My Plover Cove!

HKTR Plover Cove Championships – 2014 Edition

HKTR Plover Cove Championships – 2014 Edition Rewind to a decade back (Picture an actor absorbed in deep thought. This is where the camera slowly pans into his eyes as he begins to narrate his flashback) Plover Cove…. I fell in love with it the very first time I ran it. It was only 18kms … Continue reading


Cloudy Hill, Pat Sin Leng, Plover Cove plus plenty of sunshine

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 … Continue reading


HKTR’s Annual Plover Cove Championships

HKTR’s Annual Plover Cove Championships Battle for love We’ve seen this so many times in the movies — the classic love story plot. Two guys fall for the same beauty and, after an arduous fight, only one of them emerges victorious and the disappears forever into the sunset! Well, that’s just the movies. Real life … Continue reading


Two (clean) Trails Are Better Than One – Plover Cove & Sharp Peak in one day

Two (clean) Trails Are Better Than One Choosing is a lot easier than you think Do you want a delicious slice of pizza with some extra cheese on it OR do you want a cup of mouth melting ice cream with some extra dark chocolate on it? I know what you’re thinking — do you … Continue reading


Post-Trailwalker recovery run on Plover Cove

Post-Trailwalker recovery run on Plover Cove When I was running Stage 10 of the Maclehose trail during the Trailwalker, I realized (yet again) how boring it was. In fact, almost all of the reservoir trails in Hong Kong are dead boring except for the reservoir I personally own — Plover Cove. You don’t realize how … Continue reading


Visiting my property – Plover Cove

Back to my Plover Cove It is, of course, a well known fact that I own Plover Cove. Not that I need to prove anything regarding ownership, but I wanted to see what it would take for me to do a Sub 2 hours Plover Cove circuit. Again, having run Plover Cove eight times this … Continue reading


Recovery Run/Hike – Cloudy Hill, Pat Sin Leng and Plover Cove

Recovery Run/Hike – Cloudy Hill, Pat Sin Leng and Plover Cove 112 – that’s the magic number. My total mileage for last week. Two words to summarize it – “too much!” So, after having already run 44kms this week, I wanted to do a lazy 37km recovery run to give my legs a chance to … Continue reading


Fulfilling responsibilities + admiring the beauty of Plover Cove

Fulfilling responsibilities + admiring the beauty of Plover Cove The Webster dictionary defines “responsibility” as “moral, legal or mental accountability”. Shirking responsibility is defined as “evading the performance of an obligation”. As one of the owners of Plover Cove, I have assumed full responsibility of ensuring that the trail is free of litter and well … Continue reading


Cloudy Hill, Pat Sing Leng and a SUPER HOT Plover Cove

Cloudy Hill, Pat Sing Leng and a SUPER HOT Plover Cove One of the hardest 37km courses in Hong Kong has to be Tai Wo MTR to Tai Mei Tuk via Cloudy Hill, Pat Sin Leng and Plover Cove. And when it is HOT, I promise you – you ain’t gonna love this course! It’s … Continue reading


Plover Cove spin with love and dedication

Sunday was officially supposed to be rest day. But during the “resting” moments, glimpses of Plover Cove kept flashing in my mind. Like a responsible owner who matches words with not only action, but also with a lot of love and dedication, I instinctively decided to go on a spin around my reservoir. For the … Continue reading


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