Archive for Humour

Ramp Series Race: Lung Cheung Road-Beacon Hill

I was interested to join this race – the closest thing to those European Vertical K races you see on YouTube.

It was great fun, and although I felt there was something left in the tank at the end – I had a great time, and ran a good time. But the short stuff is not really my forte.

Pics up soon.

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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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Idiotic Trail / Running Behaviour

Well, Hong Kong is a great place for many things.  Idiotic trail behaviour seems to be a specialty.

This post will be dynamic, I will keep adding things I have seen on trails (AND other running related stupidity) in Hong Kong that are mind boggling.

Seeing I am an equal opportunity whiner, I will add more from my travels as well. Here’s hoping I can get some pics too!

Here we go for starters;

1) Hanging sleeping bag over trail direction signpost to dry.  Where: Sunset Peak, Lantau When: 1st January, 2012

2) Falun Gong meeting blocking trail entrance.  Where: Kam Shan, Kowloon Reservoir When: 22nd January, 2012

3) People trying to hi-5 you when you are indicating for them to get out of your way: Where/When: Various

4) Obese woman smoking on Ma On Shan.  When: 26th February, 2012 Where: Ma On Shan.

Got to admire her for making it to the top, but  no excuse for smoking in a Country Park – b*tch!

5) Blonde woman gesturing aggressively at our bus when SHE was running on the road TOWARDS ONCOMING TRAFFIC. Grow a brain love, see the bus coming don’t abuse the driver and wave your arm at him – get out of the f’ing way! 31st March 2012 Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung.

6) Chinese International School (i.e. Mainland kids, caucasian teachers) picnicking at a junction, completely obscuring trail signs with proper picnic areas within a few hundred m in 2 directions and 20m in a third direction. Common sense, people! 6th May @ Shatin McTrail

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