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King of the Hills (Hong Kong) — 2013 Edition

King of the Hills (Hong Kong) — 2013 Edition To “pee” or not to “pee” In the last King of the Hills, i.e. KOTH Lantau, Michael heroically demonstrated how the sport of trail running has the unique ability to eliminate the need for a dump. Yes, he showed us that having a heavy + full … Continue reading


King of the Hills – Lantau (2013)

King of the Hills – Lantau (2013) To go or not to go The usual KOTH runners assembled at about 9.15am in Nam Shaan. Michael showed up a little late and told us that he had forgotten to take a dump in the morning. That began an interesting conversation. I offered my “expert” advice and … Continue reading


King of the Hills – Sham Tseng (2013)

King of the Hills – Sham Tseng (2013) Rewind time to two years back: I completed the KOTH Sham Tseng marathon in 4 hours 57 minutes and came 16th overall. I also got lost in two different places. This is what I wrote about that race two years back: ” So, for the first 2 … Continue reading


King of the Hills – Hong Kong (2012)

3rd consecutive weekend, 3rd consecutive race. Today was the last of the King of the Hills (KOTH) races. This one took place on Hong Kong island, Repulse Bay to be precise. The assembly point reminded me of Mong Kok on a Sunday. Except, you’ll have to replace eager handbag shoppers with eager racers. Also, these … Continue reading


King of the hills 2011 – Tai Po

It was the first race of the 4-part series today. Last year, we did the Sham Tseng course in New Territories, so this year we had to do the Tai Po course (it alternates every year) which actually is my most favorite King of the hills course. A self check revealed a couple of problems … Continue reading


King of the Hills – Sai Kung – Full Marathon – 2011

What a day! I used to think that KOTH Lantau was the toughest but now I think KOTH Sai Kung is the toughest in the series! The half marathon course is not that hard. Lots of running on the flats. But the full marathon course (the 2nd half) is tough as hell. You keep climbing … Continue reading


King of the Hill Sai Kung Recci

The idea was to do a KOTH recci (full course) in Sai Kung. Started at 0940 and was at the half way point in 2 hours 20 mins or so but then a big, big blister on my leg caused us to quit at Pak Tam Au (at about the 26km mark). Huge blister! Not … Continue reading


Racing, 2011-01-09, King of the Hills (KOTH) – Lantau

King of the Hills – Lantau is supposed to be the toughest full marathon in the series. The half is supposed to be the easiest. The full starts off in Nam Shan and then goes near the top of Sunset peak before deviating to the right to Lin Fa Shaan. After a couple of hills … Continue reading


King of the Hills – Sham Tseng – Full Marathon

What a start to the KOTH series! First of all, I had to meet Jogger Joel at Tsuen Wan West station at 0800. For whatever reason, I thought it was Tsuen Wan (they are different stations) and I reached at 0750. Joel was running a little late… but he was under the impression that I … Continue reading