This last weekend I was in Hong Kong to run another half marathon. This one hotter, more humid and hillier.
I have to thank my friend Abs who provided me with a couch and a place to stretch and a bunch (literally) of mini-bananas and dates and dessert and Malaysian food. She’s the best!
Here’s my pre-race packing: Miler shirt, Tempo Shorts, Two gels, Elite Support Socks, Vomero 7s. I think after running this race, I am Pegasus guy – the Vomeros are nice for training shoes, but anything over 10km and I think I need something firmer.
Ran into Carmen from Nike Guangzhou randomly in Causeway Bay.
Running Conditions. Note that the HK Marathon was much better organized than the Shanghai – not that that’s a surprise to anyone. But the posted running conditions, the abundance of water and water stations, the separation of running times and groups, post race finishing – it was all super well done.
Starting Line – Tsimshatsui
Heading towards the Western Harbour Tunnel
Inside the Western Harbour Tunnel
And then the finish!
And here’s my Nike+ map
I didn’t finish with a particularly good time – a gimpy hamstring saw to that where I had to limp about 1.5km – but I had a lot of fun and the HK Marathon organizers have their act together. Look forward to running it next year!