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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
Having seen enough of Sai Kung and Tai Po in the recent past, I decided to take the fun to good old Lantau. So, pulled out the oldest run in the book. Mui Wo -> Sunset Peak -> Lantau Peak -> Ngong Ping -> Tung Chung (via the road) Quiet morning and plenty of schoolkids…..
Another super hot 33 degrees day. Had to control speed and reduce power to ease breathing. Heavy breathing causes dry and hot air to enter the system which has a detrimental effect on the body. Was choosing between Plover Cove, Sai Kung and Pat Sin Leng in the morning but ended up going to Lantau!…..
There are some who might think that a 70km trail run on a Sunday is a little extreme. Fortunately, we are not one of those people. Idea was to give the whole 70km a go. Temperature seemed alright. 25 degrees, cloudy weather but very high humidity. We caught the ferry from Central at 0700 in…..
First hot Saturday for the year! Temperature was about 23-25 degrees. The Star Ferry pier has so much “in-your-face” Citibank advertisements! You can’t get away from it. They seem to have one heck of a humongous marketing budget. Anyway, started running from Mui Wo at 0927. Sunset Peak was more like sunny peak and the…..
Idea was to do the entire 70km of the Lantau Trail. Mui Wo -> Sunset Peak -> Lantau Peak -> Ngong Ping -> Lantau Trail to Ngong Ping City -> Man Cheung Po -> Tai O -> Fan Lau -> Shui Hao -> Pui O -> Mui Wo. Ferry to Mui Wo was to depart…..
Plan was to do Mui Wo -> Sunset -> Lantau Peak -> Tung Chung in 3 hours 30 minutes. Took the slow ferry from Central at 0900 (20 minutes slower than the fast ferry but almost half the price!) Besides, you get fresh sea breeze as an added bonus instead of being stuck in some…..
Had to do a leg test before tomorrow’s KOTH race. Original plan was to do Sunset/Lantau/Ngong Ping/Tung Chung with a target time of 3 hrs 15 minutes. Got on the ferry at 0910 from Central and started running at 0947 in Mui Wo. Took 13 minutes to Nam Shan. After that though, the run became…..
So, this is pretty much a continuation to the story I wrote about how I went from limping to walking fast in 24hrs. Well, the story wouldn’t be complete without a trail run! For those of you who missed part one of the story, let me summarize it for you. Telling an avid trail runner…..
An 1530 airport pickup called for a Lantau hike, the last fitness run before this year’s Trailwalker. Started at 1127 from Mui Wo Ferry Pier Mui Wo to Nam Shan: 15 minutes 28 seconds Nam Shan to Sunset Peak to Pak Kung Au: 1 hour 7 minutes Pak Kung Au to Lantau Peak: 43 Minutes…..
Idea was to start in Mui Wo, do Sunset Peak, Lantau Peak and reach Ngong Ping (after a slight detour across Stage 4). And after a brief snack at Ngong Ping, we had to go back to Mui Wo the same way! Status: Mission Accomplished. Details: (1) Start time at Mui Wo: 0752 HKT (2)…..