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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

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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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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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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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 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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Postby fange » 09 Oct 2017, 12:23

Fab pics, Ray!
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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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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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Postby trans-chigley express » 21 Oct 2017, 01:30

Last weekend's 43km Moontrekker successfully completed in 9hr 9mins, just 9mins outside my target time. Not bad but room for improvement for sure.
1500 competitors in total doing one of two courses, 43km and 30km, both with the aim of finishing before dawn at around 6am. I was among the 300 fastest to get up the steep Lantau Peak section so was awarded a little prize for that.
A full schedule of of training this weekend and next weekend as Oxfam Trailwalker looms ever nearer.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 22 Oct 2017, 09:06

^^ :lol: , fantastic Ray!
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Postby Belle Lettre » 25 Oct 2017, 12:36

It really is! Well done Ray.
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Postby Hightea » 25 Oct 2017, 15:11

awesome trans!

Did another little section of the appalachian trail, fall is settling in. This section included two little unusual puddingstone conglomerate rock outcrops. it was a fun little hike still need to go back and do another section of Puddingstones.

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Postby trans-chigley express » 26 Oct 2017, 02:13

Looks like the colours of Fall are kicking in on the Appalachian trail. Looks lovely, I bet very soon it will be gorgeous hues of orange and brown

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Postby trans-chigley express » 30 Oct 2017, 04:30

I did 80km on Saturday, the last 20 were unscheduled. After completing 60km for Trailwalker training (all the toughest sections of that route) a friend of mine competing in a 70km Lantau race elsewhere in Hong Kong, messaged me that she was struggling and wanted to quit at the last check point so got over there quickly with ice cold beverages and food then persuaded her to keep going if I stayed with her. She completed it and I got some extra training in haha. 2 nights with no sleep though. Resting now for a few days at least and no more long distance training to avoid injuries so next long distance will be the actual event. Getting nervous.

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Postby trans-chigley express » 05 Dec 2017, 11:17

A bit late in posting this here but here we are on the finishing podium after completing the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker with our finishing time of 27hr 40min, a couple of hours outside our target but no worries as we all finished it injury free and still good friends. Not all teams are still talking to each other after 30hrs of endurance mountain hiking together believe me :lol:
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 06 Dec 2017, 03:24

Excellent! :)
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Postby trans-chigley express » 21 Jan 2018, 03:06

I was involved with a charity run this weekend in aid of Gurkhas which was a lot of fun. I wasn't competing but was sweeping the course so had to stay behind the last runner in the field picking up ribbons and signs and keeping an eye on the slower runners. One of the World's best female trail runners was involved, the very lovely Mira Rai from Nepal. I'd spent last Sunday with her too at another event. She's in HK training for a big 100km race next weekend. Naturally she came first but this is little more than a training exercise for next week's race.

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