Whilst a few colleagues have bemoaned the run of cold weather that Hong Kong has been enduring of late, one really can’t knock this weather for training. I was very envious of the Standard Charted Marathoners this morning who surely had a day that was 1000% better than last year. It was clear and cold and dry at around 12 degrees celcius most of the way. A whole lot better than the wet, sticky 23 and 95% humidity we had last year.
I gave the event a wide berth this year as I did not enjoy it at all last year. I preferred instead to do the fantastic Dai Laam although there were only 3 of us taking part this morning. This event is a fantastic 100k circuit around the Kowloon Peninsula which takes in just about every aspect of Hong Kong that it is possible to take in. This is a highlight that I will sadly miss when we are forced to move out of our Kowloon Tong apartment in another month.
I am certain some great rides on the island will follow but I shall sorely miss the Dai Laam.