Double Au, November 2012, Discovering the merits of a rope In preparation for the Trail Walker in 2 weeks’ time, we decided to hit the trails for our last, long training before the event. (I say that but I think we would have hit the trails for a 54km run regardless!) We had two things…..
The great Double Au(ch) Back in 2009, when Steven first coined the name “Double Au” (Maclehose Stages 3-8), only 4 people joined our public training! And that was pretty much our Trailwalker team back then (Steve, Vic, Yuki and I). Yesterday, we had around 30 people join us! Is Hong Kong becoming more geared towards…..
Our Trailwalker captain and friend Steven is leaving Hong Kong for good. So, we wanted to give him the most perfect farewell gift – a 54km team run! All the way from Maclehose Stage 3 to Maclehose Stage 8, i.e. the Double Au. And, at the end of the 54km run, we wanted to give…..
Aborted Double Au and lessons from an ankle twist It was supposed to be a 54km trail run under a temperature of 28 degrees centigrade and 95% humidity. To give you a taste of what that feels like, imagine doing a nice long run IN A SAUNA! Ok, I exaggerate slightly but, trust me, I…..
With the Vibram HK100 ultra-marathon just 2 weeks away, I had to get some long distance training under my belt. This meant getting up at 6am on a Saturday morning to run 6 stages of the Mac trail (Mac 3-8) – a total of 52kms with some 3200m accumulated elevation gain. The pleasures of life!…..
It was our last official team training before Trailwalker 2011. And it involved 53km of trail running (stages 3 to 8 of the Mac trail) – The Double Au(ch). We got off the bus at Pak Tam Au. The civilized ones (Steven and Jinhwa) decided to go to the proper toilet at the start of…..
Today was a day off thanks to Ching Ming festival – a day where one is supposed to pay homage to ancestors. Usually the graves are somewhere in the hills so a lot of folks end up going hiking! In addition to receiving blessings from ancestors, it also has the added benefit of making people…..
Supported by Steven at CP3,5,6,8! (Thank you!) Stats: Start time: 0838 HKT Stage 3 completed in 1 hour 20 minutes Stage 4 completed in 1 hour 48 minutes Stages 5,6 (actually from end of 4 to just before Needle Hill) completed in 2 hours 1 minute Stage 7 completed in 1 hour 18 minutes Stage…..