Archive for October, 2012

XTE.hk – Another BIG_FAIL

If you’ve read my Sea2Summit post you are aware of my regard for XTE – ZERO.

Check the thread below for some poor victims of this ‘race organizer ‘:

http://www.hkrunners.com/node/4579#comment-1039

Apparently they are continuing to try and organize races and are doing an even worse job of it than they did with the Sea2Summit.

OMG, I hope they give up soon.

If you don’t have time to read through the booard thread (above) , here are a few choice quotes;

“That was totally (a) disaster!”

“Quite clearly a case of organizer incompetence.”

“Quite frankly the whole event was shambolic.”

Apparently there will be an article in the South China Morning Post soon. Can’t wait!

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2 Peaks: $1000 Shoes, $20 umbrella

I was in the ActionAsia 2 Peaks race the other week.  It was a great race, but I can’t help feeling a lot of people will be put off trail running because they weren’t in good enough shape for the challenging course.

The Headline is because of a theme I noticed during the race; shiny new Salomon shoes & a cheap umbrella. Imaging trail running while holding an umbrella – it just blows my mind. There are things called hats people, and if you’re so freakin’ vain that you want to keep your skin pearly white – TRAIL RUNNING IS JUST NOT FOR YOU!!!

A great race, fantastic experience – and I will be back agin in 2013 for this one. It is a real test of fitness and mentality.

I strongly recommend anybody try it to test their “trail chops”.

 

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