Going into the start of summer I struggled to maintain any sort of endurance training. I was going to the gym but without any structure. I needed a goal. Hong Kong is lucky to have a proper season of 'trail running events' so it was easy to look forward and start planning. I highlighted the Moon Trekker, the MSIG HK 50km, TNF 100 HK as well as the Vibram HK 100 in January. I also wanted another crack at the MSIG Sai Kung 50km after suffering tremendously with cramps for half the race.
I ended up missing the Moon Trekker registration start time by 20-min by which time it had reached capacity; for both the long and short distances. Bummer. I have since signed up for the MSIG HK 50km, TNF 100 HK and have entered my name into the Vibram HK 100 lottery - hoping to receive some good news on the 26th September.
For a number weekends over the past month or two I've been up early and running the TNF 100 route - it's beautiful but brutal! The ridges of Tai To Yan and Pat Seng Leng are stunning and currently my favourite trails in Hong Kong.
Below are a selection of snaps from training.