I was super excited to look out the window on Wednesday morning. Of course, the temperature was lower... but I was happier about my chance to run in torrential downpouring conditions!
I had planned to run the slightly-longer-than-normal-lunchtime-route down to High Junk Peak Trail and back, and everytime I go down there extreme weather seems to happen!
The very deep gutter overflows mere minutes after it starts raining
With the continually heavy downpour, cars were casting off huge wakes
The rain continues as I head out towards the start of the trail
I pass the 7th Day Adventist School, that although pretty remote, is in an idyllic setting
I hit the trail and am pretty happy with the effort to make it up onto the ridge without slowing to a walk. Seems the cooler temps are helping
Trail conditions weren't really perfect, and a lot of the time, I was running through deep puddles... but the rain had stopped
Great views as I cruise northbound along the trail
Looking towards Tseung Kwan O and the post-work trail I often run
As I move onto the coastal side, low clouds close in on me
Looking downwards my goal, still roughly 6-8km away
Trail conditions not on the improve despite the rain stopping
The last downhill push before the road section to get back to UST
Within 15 seconds of me getting back onto the road, the torrential rain started again, as if on cue. Just as I surmounted the final hill, I found this construction had taken of the footpath, and I was forced to squeeze against this truck as cars zip fast, heading down the hill...
All in all a great run.
Bring on the typhoon season!