On third day of the outing, 25 March 2019 the team took a bus from Central MTR station to Victoria Peak. Arriving at the peak at 8:15 a.m., it was drizzling; later, we reckoned that it was due to the dew in a misty environment.
We started the run at 8:30 a.m. on the tarmac path. After about one hour of running, the mist dissipated as the sun rose. The weather was cloudy and calm the entire day. Section 1 to 4 of Hong Kong Trail 50km is mostly downhill and flat, very nice experience for trail running. At Stage 3 (until Distance Post number H037 before one crosses the road), the trail was flat for a few kilometers long - one has to be here to experience it.
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At the trail head of Victoria Peak with Distance Post number H001 ... a wet and gloomy morning
Section 4 ends at Wong Nai Chung Gap Road with Distance Post number H050 (approximate). We arrived at the end of Section 4 at 4 p.m., a good timing to call it a day. We then walked to the same bus stop just around the corner to catch a bus home. With that, we completed the three consecutively days of outing. In the same evening, the team went for a celebration dinner in Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant, a renown restaurant in Central 中環.
Overall, it was an enjoyable trip and a nice experience able to explore trails in other country. The group dynamics and team work were excellent to complete the outings as planned.
Flat trails for trail running ... Ivy Wong, Claudia and Kristy
View from the top ... the many high skyline of Hong Kong
A cargo ship just passed by in the background
Arriving at the end of Section 3 ... many kilometers of flat trails at this section
Yeah! One last section to go
View from the top ... Hong Kong Ocean Park
End of Section 4 ... arrow pointing left for the continuation of Section 5 which is 1km away via tar road
Celebration dinner in Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant (not in the photo: Miki and Claudia)
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Posted by KC Leong