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!…..
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…..
So, the plan was to do the whole of the Hong Kong Trail (50Km) on a hot, hot day! It was 33 degrees today and the sun was shinin’ bright.. make that super bright! We started at 0800 in the morning from the Peak at a fast, fast pace! I was following Romain for the…..
So, our original plan was to run the whole of Hong Kong Trail with a target time of 5 hours. Started at 0742 from the Peak and looked like everything was going great. We seemed to be on track. Weather was HOT but the clear visibility made Hong Kong look even more beautiful that it…..
There are some parts of Hong Kong Trail I like. The ones with waterfalls (mini ones), streams, greenery and proper, hiking trails (not concrete). However, majority of the trail is on concrete and gives you views of buildings. Those who like to see skyscrapers on a weekend will enjoy the views. But, my preference is…..
Started very early (0730 HKT) at the Peak. Actually, let me rephrase. Should have started very early (0730 HKT) at the Peak but unfortunately, I overestimated the speed of the minibus (Number 1 from Central). It’s bloody slow and stops at every nuke and corner. So ended up being 7 minutes late. We started at…..
We did this on 2010-02-07 in rainy weather. I think it took us 5 hrs 30 minutes or something similar to that. This is the GPX file (testing my auto GPX upload mechanism!) Tags: Hiking in Hong Kong, HK Trail, Hong Kong Trail, THE BOILERPLATE TRAILS
So, here’s a question: what do weathermen and stock market analysts have in common? Answer: They both predict something after it has happened! So, for instance, if the Hang Seng index has fallen 200 points, an “expert” comes up with some wild cock and bull story about how hot money is flowing out of Hong…..
Pics here. 25Km HK trail hike from Wong Nai Chung to The Peak. Started at 11AM, finished at 3.30PM Tags: Everyday life, Hiking in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Trail, THE BOILERPLATE TRAILS
Pictures here. One hour of gymming and one hour of “squashing” on Saturday left me thirsty for more exercise! So, we attempted to complete the 50KM Hong Kong trail hike today. We started at Chai Wan hoping to do the trail from the reverse. The starting point was the cemetery in Chai Wan. Starting time…..