The AVOHK Reservoir Series
The AVOHK - Mizuno Reservoir Series, a mixed terrain 3-race series around the reservoirs of Hong Kong presents an opportunity to run on trails in the most beautiful parts of Hong Kong.
The 2012-13 series will again be race directed by Patrick S. Ford and Venus Kwan
Dates are as follows:
Aberdeen - 7th October 2012
Active maps can be viewed by following these links:
Tai Lam - 2nd December 2012
Tai Tam - 17th February 2013
Aberdeen Reservoir Race 2012
Tai Lam Chung Reservoir Race 2012
Tai Tam Reservoir Race 2013
Aberdeen Reservoir Race
A scenic course around Aberdeen Upper Reservoir using service road, catchwater and trail. Approximately 12.5 -13km long. One water stop where course crosses Aberdeen Reservoir Road. Route description all distances approximate.
Start finish at barrier on Aberdeen Reservoir Road lower end. Run approx 1km to Aberdeen Upper Reservoir Dam , cross dam -then short steep up hill and then follow path approx 600 metres to left turn "Lady Clementis Ride" this section is now Hong Kong trail reverse direction. Gradual up hill until left hand turn after aprox 2.5km . Pass HK trail marker number 38, 400 metres after turn cross Aberdeen Reservoir Road where there will be a water stop. Head up steps (approx 35) onto trail and continue for about 5km to Peel Rise.(HK trail markers 37 - 28) Left turn and run down hill on Peel Rise approx 800 metres. turn left at the bottom of Peel Rise onto catchwater. 1.4km on catchwater then sharp right turn , run down to finish area.
Transport to Aberdeen is by bus, minibus or taxi. Go to various transport provider websites for current route information. Some public carparks on Aberdeen Reservoir Road.
DO NOT PARK AT START AREA YOU WILL BE TICKETED BY POLICE.
Aberdeen Prizes - Oct 2008.pdf
Aberdeen Results - Oct 2008.pdf
Aberdeen Res Race Map.jpg
Tai Lam Chung
A very pretty course anti clockwise around Tai Lam Chung Reservoir using service road and trail. Two water stops; one after approx 5km before joining trail around Tai Lam Chung reservoir; second on small dam after approx 10km.
Start and finish on main dam. 1st approx 5km on undulating, wide service road. After Water stop 1 join trail section along side the reservoir, this is mainly flat. Towards end of this section there is a steep set of stairs and steep short descent (take care) join service road via final short set of steps. Turn left and follow this road for 300 metres, then turn left - Water stop 2. Head over small dam and turn left, course is now trail, undulating with one uphill section of steps and slope. About 500 metres before the finish enter a bbq site and out of this onto the dam.
Race course will be marked and marshalled.
Tai Lam Chung Results & Prizes Dec 2008.pdf
The toughest of the three despite the shortest. Start on road outside public car park on Tai Tam Reservoir Road just opposite Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park and below Parkview. One water stop at Quarry Gap.
Start outside car park on Tai Tam Reservoir Road (wong nai chung gap end). Run up hill to entrance of Tai Tam Country Park and downhill to dam. Cross dam and turn left, cros next dam and turn left . After approx 400 metres turn right (signed Boa Vista), gradual uphill on service road getting steeper after 1.5km or so. Come to open area where service road ends and continue on trail. take first left turn Follow this trail uphill to Quarry Gap , trail is rough but not steep. At end of trail turn left and come to Quarry Gap , water stop, turn left and head down long hill to reservoir and dams. Cross dam turn right , cross next dam turn right and head up steep hill. Return to Park entrance and back down final steep hill to finish inside car park.
Tai Tam Reservoir.jpg
Tai Tam Reservoir Race 2009 - Results.pdf
Tai Tam Reservoir Race 2009 - Prizes.pdf