Tung Chung -> Tung Chung, via Lantau Peak (2 times!) – 31km, 2600m elevation Some things never change It was supposed to be a tough hike on a hot summer day. As usual, I made two mistakes right off the bat. (Some things never change). 1. I forgot to take my hat and wore a…..
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…..
Making history on New Year’s Day with a Lantau Bypass Operation Photos here. Some wise guy (definitely not me) once said: “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are”. This quote should work the other way around as well, i.e. “Tell me who YOU are and I will tell…..
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…..
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…..
I had a 1.5 hour window to run yesterday and without hesitation, I chose to go to my 2nd home – Plover Cove. It was very, very, very hot but as a loyal and caring owner of Plover Cove reservoir, I was there. And, as expected, I was the only true owner there in adverse…..
KK Chan, the legendary Hong Kong hiker, apparently suggested a Mui Wo to Ngong Ping and back run for some intense training. So, the plan was to take the 7.30am ferry to Mui Wo from Central and start the first leg of the run at around 8.15am. First surprise of the day was the sudden…..
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!…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
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