Managed to beat the Blerch today and pull my unmotivated self out for a 25k plod. Still not really feeling it at the moment.

 #hongkong #trailporn #trails #trailrunner #trailrunning #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning #hongkongtrailrunners  (at Violet Hill, Hong Kong Trail)

Managed to beat the Blerch today and pull my unmotivated self out for a 25k plod. Still not really feeling it at the moment.

#hongkong #trailporn #trails #trailrunner #trailrunning #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning #hongkongtrailrunners (at Violet Hill, Hong Kong Trail)

Dog’s Tooth Ridge looking outstanding today on our 2 Peaks recce. Another hot ball buster. Where are you autumn!? 

#hongkong #trailrunner #trailporn #fromwhereirun #thisishongkong #trails #trailrunning #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning  (at Lantau Peak)

Dog’s Tooth Ridge looking outstanding today on our 2 Peaks recce. Another hot ball buster. Where are you autumn!?

#hongkong #trailrunner #trailporn #fromwhereirun #thisishongkong #trails #trailrunning #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning (at Lantau Peak)

A decidedly average day out, finishing 15th overall and 5th in category (old bastards). Couldn’t find my rhythm, so slow on the ups and flailing around on the descents, but the flat running let me down the most and I was passed by multiple people the last few km. 

Wanted to go faster but my body rejected the notion every time I tried. Seriously frustrating. I figure I’ve either not recovered fully from the UTMB CCC, am a little undertrained, and probably 2/3 pounds overweight. Serious discussion needed with myself. 

All that bullshit aside, an amazing course and fantastic weather for the inaugural @actionasiaevents Sai Kung 2 Ridges. Many thanks indeed to Paul and Cynthia for their strategic positioning atop Ma On Shan - lovely to see you! Racing Season is here!

#running #runner #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning #trailrunner #trailrunning #fromwhereirun #trailporn #hongkong #hongkongtrailrunners #ilovetrailrunning #runhappy #runwild #saikung  (at 馬鞍山山頂)

A decidedly average day out, finishing 15th overall and 5th in category (old bastards). Couldn’t find my rhythm, so slow on the ups and flailing around on the descents, but the flat running let me down the most and I was passed by multiple people the last few km.

Wanted to go faster but my body rejected the notion every time I tried. Seriously frustrating. I figure I’ve either not recovered fully from the UTMB CCC, am a little undertrained, and probably 2/3 pounds overweight. Serious discussion needed with myself.

All that bullshit aside, an amazing course and fantastic weather for the inaugural @actionasiaevents Sai Kung 2 Ridges. Many thanks indeed to Paul and Cynthia for their strategic positioning atop Ma On Shan - lovely to see you! Racing Season is here!

#running #runner #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning #trailrunner #trailrunning #fromwhereirun #trailporn #hongkong #hongkongtrailrunners #ilovetrailrunning #runhappy #runwild #saikung (at 馬鞍山山頂)

It’s gonna be some kind of race tomorrow for the @actionasiaevents Sai Kung Double Cove 2 Ridges. Not feeling 100% fit at the moment but ready to give it my all. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” See you on the flipside. #trailrunner #trailrunning #hongkong #hongkongtrailrunners #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning  (at 大金鐘山頂)

It’s gonna be some kind of race tomorrow for the @actionasiaevents Sai Kung Double Cove 2 Ridges. Not feeling 100% fit at the moment but ready to give it my all. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” See you on the flipside. #trailrunner #trailrunning #hongkong #hongkongtrailrunners #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning (at 大金鐘山頂)

Riding the Ridge along the Hunchbacks towards the imposing peak of Ma On Shan. The @actionasiaevents 2 Ridges race is next weekend, hopefully on a cooler, cloudier day. #trailrunning #hongkong #thisishongkong #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning #hongkongtrailrunners #trailrunner #trails #fromwhereirun #trailporn #trails #running #runner #outdoors #explore #asiatrailmag  (at Ma on Shan Country Park)

Riding the Ridge along the Hunchbacks towards the imposing peak of Ma On Shan. The @actionasiaevents 2 Ridges race is next weekend, hopefully on a cooler, cloudier day. #trailrunning #hongkong #thisishongkong #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning #hongkongtrailrunners #trailrunner #trails #fromwhereirun #trailporn #trails #running #runner #outdoors #explore #asiatrailmag (at Ma on Shan Country Park)

A *lot* of this on our recce today. 2,300m of #upness over 6km, in 34 degrees celsius. Not too shabby. 

#trailrunning #hktrailrunning #hktrailrunner #hongkong #hongkongtrailrunners #fromwhereirun #running #outdoors #adventure #runhappy #runwild  (at 烏溪沙石灘)

A *lot* of this on our recce today. 2,300m of #upness over 6km, in 34 degrees celsius. Not too shabby.

#trailrunning #hktrailrunning #hktrailrunner #hongkong #hongkongtrailrunners #fromwhereirun #running #outdoors #adventure #runhappy #runwild (at 烏溪沙石灘)

@actionasiaevents Sai Kung 2 Ridges recce on a hot as balls day. This course is legit, next Sunday is going to be a suffer fest. #hongkong #trailrunner #trailrunning #thisishongkong #runwild #runhappy #hotasballs #pissoffsummer (at 烏溪沙石灘)

@actionasiaevents Sai Kung 2 Ridges recce on a hot as balls day. This course is legit, next Sunday is going to be a suffer fest. #hongkong #trailrunner #trailrunning #thisishongkong #runwild #runhappy #hotasballs #pissoffsummer (at 烏溪沙石灘)

The good, the bad, the downright ugly, and everything in between. Race season starts at the end of this month, and I’m stoked!

#trailrunner #trailrunning #hongkong #hktrailrunning #hktrailrunner #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #ultramarathon #runner #running #racing #mountainrunner #mountainrunning #ilovetrailrunning

The good, the bad, the downright ugly, and everything in between. Race season starts at the end of this month, and I’m stoked!

#trailrunner #trailrunning #hongkong #hktrailrunning #hktrailrunner #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #ultramarathon #runner #running #racing #mountainrunner #mountainrunning #ilovetrailrunning

Head in the clouds.

This weekend saw the last of my heavy training for the 100km UTMB CCC in a couple of weeks time. Overall I’m feeling good about what I managed to get done over the summer, focusing on quality, not quantity, and trying not to get sucked into running too many junk miles. I think I timed my peak just right and strangely enough, am looking forward to the taper for once!

Heading to Chamonix at the end of this week and looking forward to some recces and acclimatisation time in the mountains with friends before the race. It’s been a long, hot summer!

#roadtochanonix #dreamrace #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #utmb14 #ccc #training #trailrunner #trailrunning #trailporn #trailandultra #runner #running #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning #mountainrunner #mountainrunning #hongkongtrailrunners #hongkong  (at 大帽山)

Head in the clouds.

This weekend saw the last of my heavy training for the 100km UTMB CCC in a couple of weeks time. Overall I’m feeling good about what I managed to get done over the summer, focusing on quality, not quantity, and trying not to get sucked into running too many junk miles. I think I timed my peak just right and strangely enough, am looking forward to the taper for once!

Heading to Chamonix at the end of this week and looking forward to some recces and acclimatisation time in the mountains with friends before the race. It’s been a long, hot summer!

#roadtochanonix #dreamrace #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #utmb14 #ccc #training #trailrunner #trailrunning #trailporn #trailandultra #runner #running #hktrailrunner #hktrailrunning #mountainrunner #mountainrunning #hongkongtrailrunners #hongkong (at 大帽山)

Amazing day back up on Tai To Yan and Tai Mo Shan with Tilly and Paul for a last big run before the taper tantrums begin. Best run of the summer and a real confidence boost to be wanting more and still full of beans after 25k and some serious #upness. #trailrunning #hongkong  (at 萬德苑)

Amazing day back up on Tai To Yan and Tai Mo Shan with Tilly and Paul for a last big run before the taper tantrums begin. Best run of the summer and a real confidence boost to be wanting more and still full of beans after 25k and some serious #upness. #trailrunning #hongkong (at 萬德苑)