Morning section - Fanling to Yuen Long (26.6km). For those familiar with Hong Kong, I think you’ll agree when I say there’s not a whole to see (or do) in this area of the territory. Of course you’ve got the not-so-famous Mai Po wetlands, but other than that, not much else. I was just thankful I was running this long road section on a Sunday morning when the cross-border traffic (especially the 18-wheelers) was minimal.
Syd and the gang met me for lunch; and we drove ahead to Butterfly Beach (where I finished off yesterday).
Afternoon section was a ball buster (excuse my language). I was running from Butterfly Beach in Tuen Mun to Tsuen Wan, via the MacLehose trail (21.5km). Should have been a fairly easy run. But for whatever reason I felt tired, plodding along, counting each step…. and then I missed a turn off. Woops! One wrong turn and 7km later I was able to make my way back to the correct trail. What should have been 21 kilometers turned into 28. At times like this, I wish I had a running partner.
On a more positive note, I crossed the halfway point today. I've now run 220km..... which leaves 140 to go!