Training Diaries 2014: Wilson Trail (Yau Tong to Tai Po) Another super hot day and another 40km run! This one was a scorcher (I guess like the one before this one and the one before that one…) I ran with Tilly and Dom from Yau Tong to Sha Tin Pass. Despite being jetlagged and not…..
Another super hot day. Another fantastic run. Quick facts (as I am outta time time today): 1. Tung Chung to Mui Wo: Distance: 8.7km Time: 51 minutes 2. Mui Wo to Pak Kung Au (via Sunset Peak) Distance: 9km Time: 1 hour 45m 3. Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping (Wisdom Sticks) via Lantau Peak…..
Training Diaries 2014 – Going back down memory Lane! The fitness goals for 2014 are clear. To have two HKTR teams and attempt to run the Oxfam Trailwalker in less than 14 hours! Hmm. Sounds almost unachievable considering that not-so-long-back, we were only a 22-hour OTW team! And, 22-hours at that time was a gargantuan…..
I violated the unwritten golden rule of Trail Running — “thou shall not get up late!” As a result, I couldn’t make it to Repulse Bay in time to join the gang who were going to do a recci of the King of the Hills Hong Kong route. But, I still wanted to run. So,…..
My half-marathon debut plus Sunset Peak, Lantau Peak, Ngong Ping and Tung Chung Sold on a road run No denying that I am an addict. A trail running addict that is. So, when my friend Martijn sent me a message that read “want to do a race for free?”, I pounced at the opportunity! It’s…..
My teammates and friends are mostly certifiably insane. One of them made me run downhill from Grassy Hill to Shing Mun Reservoir at about 17-18kmh yesterday while another one made me run 70kms “just for fun” a couple of weeks back! So, today, I wanted to regain some of the sanity I had long lost…..
The flu-bustin’ Mac 1,2,3 run The appetite Imagine a food lover fasting for a day. The day after the fast he walks in all hungry into a gourmet restaurant and sees all these delicious food items on the menu. The food now controls his mind and he instinctively ends up ordering way too much. What…..
Totally INSANE 70km Wilson Trail training Who does a 70km run just for the sake of training?? And, that’s a 70km TRAIL RUN, mind you! The answer: several of my totally insane friends. And fortunately/unfortunately, I am part of that club too! I have roughly done about two dozen races so far. And, I have…..
Double ‘O’ – Mui Wo to Tai O and back! 55kms, 4000m+ elevation! One of legendary trail runner KK Chan’s killer training runs is a tough run from Mui Wo to Ngong Ping and back! i.e. “The Lantau 4 Peaks”. And that involves climbing each of Hong Kong’s two highest peaks two times! As if…..
Securing bragging rights by bagging 4 peaks in Lantau Legendary trail runner KK Chan has several secrets to his success. One of them is a killer 31km training run in Lantau. It goes like this – Mui Wo->Nam Shan->Sunset Peak->Pak Kung Au->Lantau Peak->Ngong Ping->some itty bitty part of the Lantau Trail … AND BACK! We’re…..
Kickin’ ass on Hong Kong Trail (while getting cooked..) Today’s Hong Kong Trail Runners (HKTR) Bastille day celebration attracted 32 partygoers. And the definition of this “party” is slightly different to the one we are accustomed to. This party didn’t quite feature drinks or food; instead, it featured a 25km/50km run under boiling hot weather!…..
Dear Mr. Wilson, How you doin’? Oh wait…you have some sort of a bruise on your rear end? Ah.. don’t worry too much about that. That’s just me kicking a good part of your ass in retribution of all the times you have kicked mine. In 2009, you had me on Devil’s Peak. Less than…..
Running the full Lantau Trail … well, until Shek Pik The 68km Lantau Trail and I share a love-hate relationship. Well, more of love now but back in 2009, there was plenty of hate. That’s because every single time I was determined to complete running the whole trail or even large chunks of it, I’d…..
Here’s a million dollar question. If you were to leave Hong Kong for good, which of the following would you *NOT* do before you leave? (a) Eat at many fancy restaurants (b) Go shopping (c) Say ‘bye’ to friends (d) Run over 250km on trails as a “farewell tour” If you chose (d), well, I’m…..
Last week, same time my butt felt like a frozen pizza in a freezer. Today, the same “pizza” was cooking under normal room temperature. The cheese was all melting. (Ok, will move away from the butt analogy). Well, what we had today was a temperature of 27 degrees and a clear blue sky. One of…..