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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Belle Lettre » 08 Jun 2017, 08:47

Yes, don't overheat!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 19 Sep 2017, 05:53

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I registered late for the last weekend's Lantau Vertical race when some spare spots came up. This is a short but intense 7km race up Lantau Peak (HK's second highest mountain). The short final section ascends steeply up 500m and is a killer on the thighs. My time was a lousy 1hr 44min but that was in brutal heat and humidity. I had a training run the previous weekend in much cooler conditions and achieved 90 mins so it's disappointing really. I just couldn't get my pace going up that final section and could feel cramp starting to kick in.

It's another 4km down the mountain but that doesn't count as part of the race. I hiked another 10km in the afternoon for good measure haha.

From now on it's endurance training only with some loooong hikes lined up over the coming weekends.

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 19 Sep 2017, 06:10

mate, well done. The weather that day was atrocious; you did amazingly well!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Belle Lettre » 19 Sep 2017, 12:41

Very well done!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Hightea » 30 Sep 2017, 06:54

great shots and running guys!

Sorry been awhile
slowly finishing NY Appalachian trail down to two day hikes
here is a few from the past 6 months
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Plus a few trips this summer
Vermont
Did this hike and found a field of lady slippers
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then a hike up to this ridge
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Also did my yearly trip up to Maine
This year I tried out the Rangeley section where we did this hike around this lake, loved it so much stayed for sunset.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 30 Sep 2017, 12:01

Looks fantastic!
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Postby trans-chigley express » 30 Sep 2017, 15:26

Lovely shots. Looks like nice country. The lake pics are beauties.

Reminds me I must post a few from my recent hiking trips too

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 08 Oct 2017, 10:45

Yesterday I unofficially completed the Totem Run a 57km race with 4000m elevation. I wasn’t registered but kept a friend who had entered company. Completed in 16hrs, not great but well within the cut off. Good training for next Friday’s 43km moontrekker race.

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 08 Oct 2017, 14:45

You're mad, Ray!

I doff my hat to you mate, well done and good luck for the moontrekker.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 08 Oct 2017, 14:51

Well, no races on the horizon for me this year, but i'm pretty proud of the fact that I've been running almost every single day since I got back to HK from Australia near the end of August. My core has really strengthened up again, and the legs and shoulders have hardened up too, which means I can run with less pain and for longer again. Averaging about 5-6 kms a day only, but happy with that as I just don't have more than an hour or so a day to get my exercise in. The weather in Hong Kong has been insane hot and humid at times - one of the hottest Spetembers of my 10 years here, no doubt - so hoping it will cool down soon. October and Nov. are one of the best times in HK, looking forward to the change.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Pansy Puff » 08 Oct 2017, 15:20

Anyone ever injured their Achilles tendon? Mine is really screwed up at the moment. I can't sprint and if I ran 5k it would ache and give me agony the next day. Just sitting still tightens it up to hideous pain, but walking eases it.
It's miserable.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Oct 2017, 12:00

Darryl Strawberry wrote:Anyone ever injured their Achilles tendon? Mine is really screwed up at the moment. I can't sprint and if I ran 5k it would ache and give me agony the next day. Just sitting still tightens it up to hideous pain, but walking eases it.
It's miserable.

That does sound miserable. Thankfully I've never had any serious injuries, just some tendon tightness and a few muscle pains that have been easy to deal with physiotherapy and better preparation. Your injury sounds long term, how long has it been a problem?

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Postby Pansy Puff » 09 Oct 2017, 12:11

At least August and September. I've not been to the doctor as I've always been of the mind that "it's a sport's injury, it will get better". And it has improved, but not by much.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Oct 2017, 12:21

A little sample of pics from Nepal for those that didn't see my pics on FB, an 18 day trek to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes

The distinctive peak of Ama Dhablam, a regular sight along the route.
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The Khumbu Glacier
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Everest & Lhotse
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Me and one of our Sherpa guides atop Kala Patthar, our highest point at 5550m
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Panorama from the top
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Yakety Yak
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Our group, all from the same HK hiking club as me
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On the way to Cho La Pass, the most demanding day of our hike
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On Cho La Pass
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Gokyo Lake
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One of the many scary bridges we needed to cross
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 09 Oct 2017, 12:22

Ouch. I've been lucky so far - touch wood - but haven't had any achilles issues. It really may be worth getting some advice about it. Good luck!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 09 Oct 2017, 12:23

Fab pics, Ray!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Oct 2017, 12:24

fange wrote:Ouch. I've been lucky so far - touch wood - but haven't had any achilles issues. It really may be worth getting some advice about it. Good luck!


I agree, I'd see someone for something as serious as an Achilles.

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Pansy Puff » 09 Oct 2017, 13:23

Amazing pics!!!


And yes, I'm going to see a doc.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Hightea » 09 Oct 2017, 14:15

nice picts trans-chigley express.
Never got a chance to go to Nepal always wanted too.

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Belle Lettre » 11 Oct 2017, 13:50

Darryl Strawberry wrote:Amazing pics!!!


And yes, I'm going to see a doc.

Yes, everyone's pics are wonderful.

Re: Achilles - I was advised to stretch the calves by doing heel drops off a step. As it wasn't torn or anything this did help, but regular physio was needed too. Good luck!
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