Shatin – Tai Po run

last week, i ran from Shatin to Tai Po.

from Shatin MTR station, i walked to Shatin Park. then i ran along Shing Mun river towards Tai Po Waterfront Park. this is a route popular among weekend cyclists, en route to Tai Mei Tuk.

the route is approximately 12km long and completely flat. so while it might seem like quite a distance, it’s not a difficult run.

the route along Science Park near University Station has public toilets and a few vendors. the view is really pretty, especially the stretch opposite Ma On Shan. it’s also fun to people-watch and bicycle-watch as you run -there were some really cute bikes. and dogs. i also caught sight of a few hunks bodybuilding along the way (blush).

once you get to Tai Po Waterfront Park, there are abundant public toilets, vending machines and water filters. there are also a lot of people picnicking with their tents and people flying kites. i think it’s the only place i’ve been where i could find people flying kites in hong kong.

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the best part?

rewarding myself with yummy cold tau fu fah near Tai Po Market at the end of the run.

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bliss.

the downside?

there isn’t much shade along the route and the sun was up when i ran in the noon. so… i pretty much got sunburned.

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