40kms McWilson Trail A formidable group showed up at Yau Tong for what was supposed to be a 60km run with sufficient early exits. The route was going to be a combination of Wilson Trail and Maclehose trail — hence my cool name, “McWilson trail”. It was Vic’s idea: we decided to skip the two…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
The plan was to meet teammate Steven who was participating in the Sowers race (Yau Tong to Tai Po) in Sha Tin pass to exchange backpacks with him. Actually, he was going to give me his used backpack and I would give him a new backpack. And then I had to run with him from…..
The plan was to recci the Sowers route (essentially the Wilson trail from Yau Tong to Tai Po) with teammate Steven in a solo format at a super fast pace. The race is called “Challenging 12 hours” but I think even my grandma can complete the route well within that. The weather was perfect and…..
First of all, I think the organizers should call this event “Wilson Rally” instead this awkward spelling “Ralleigh”. What’s with that anyway? Wilson and I are enemies till death do us apart. The first time, I had to abort because I had a flu and I was feeling dizzy on Devil’s peak. The second time,…..
In preparation of a great “typhoon-free” Wilson Raleigh Challenge in October 2011, teammates Steven, Vic and I were off to practice running Stages 3-7. (Last year the event was canceled because of typhoon Megi. Her photo came up on the weather chart and she got the event canceled but in the end, she never showed…..
“Sheung Wan MTR station is going to be shut until Monday”. This was the “in your face” message that echoed all over the MTR today. Announcements every 20 seconds, TV ads, paper ads and even human signboards in all MTR stations made sure that whoever you are and whatever you do, you simply HAVE to…..
We decided to do a short run to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. A run to the Big Buddha in Lantau would have been more appropriate for the occasion but that’s where tourists go to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. We instead wanted to end the run at Wong Tai Sin, a place best known for a famous Buddha…..
What a hike! It’s October and Hong Kong’s hot weather is showing no signs of abating! Dom and I started in Wong Tai Sin and walked up to Sha Tin Pass (that was a bit of a strenuous walk on its own!) The official hike started at Sha Tin Pass under 30-31 degrees Celsius and…..
33 degrees and 95% humidity. Felt like I was in some desert. The original plan was to do Wilson 1-6 and finish in Tai Po. But, I started having stomach cramps after the MTR ride to Yau Tong! (lack of preparation and lack of salts I suppose). It got worse after Devil’s peak and Black’s…..
Exactly one day before Wilson (80Km hike on 9th October 2009), I felt I had a flu coming on. Had problems with my throat, had a headache and fever. Went to bed at 8.30PM that night to revive myself before the event because I did not want to cancel under any circumstance. Got up at…..
Pics here. What a hike! Started at Tai Tam (Stage 1 Wilson) and went to Quarry Bay. Took the MTR over to Yau Tong. The was good. Helped bring the body temperature down. The 2nd part started at Yau Tong and finished in Tai Po. In between, had to cross Devil’s peak (no joke) and…..
Participated in the Wilson trail race unofficially. Got away with a few bananas and pears in the beginning but eventually got caught at checkpoints and wasn’t able to get free water/food. Started at 7.35Am. Reached Sha Tin pass at 10.35AM Left Sha Tin Pass at 11.35AM and reached the final checkpoint (Tai Po) at 3.35PM……