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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

X Terra trail runs on Koh Samui 25th September

X Terra trail runs on Koh Samui 25th September



After the already mentioned X Terra off road duathlon and triathlon events on Koh Samui come 25th September, the organisation has now added two news events; X Terra trail runs on Koh Samui 25th September over 13km and 32km.

As a runner I'm very excited about this, since there aren't that many trail runs in Southern Thailand. However, I already booked already months ago a slot in the Khanom marathon that is being held on the same day and booked the hotel room months ago as well, so I will stick to my marathon race in Khanom, since I am in training since over four weeks for this as well. A more than unfortunate situation for me!


X Terra trail runs on Koh Samui 25th September

X Terra trail runs on Koh Samui 25th September

The race details can be viewed here, at AMA events website, including the entrance fees.

From my end, I do hope that the race will be successful enough to warrant a follow up next year, that will be announced much more in time, so I can plan around it. I do like trail running, although I have limited exposure to it,  with only two half marathon distances on trail under my belt, one in Indonesia at Mount Bromo and one in  the Philippines, but I enjoyed both of them tremendously. 

If I wouldn't be planning to run the Khanom marathon in a new personal best, it would have been an easy choice, now the decisions and training for the Khanom marathon are already in too much of an advanced stage.

In the meantime, I do hope local runners and from the mainland will join the race and sign up and participate.

In general it's going to be a very interesting event, combined with the duathlon (1.2KM RUN - 29KM BIKE - 9.5KM RUN) and three different triathlon events; the standard tri distance (1.5 KM SWIM – 30 KM BIKE – 10 KM RUN), the sprint tri distance (750 M SWIM – 16 KM BIKE – 6 KM RUN) and the Team Standard Triathlon with one swimmer, one biker and one runner.
Be aware that this race is not part of the X-TERRA world Tour 2016.

Looking forward to a great and successful event and can't wait to read and hear about the various races and disciplines.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th August, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th August, 2016


Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is partially cloudy this morning and it wouldn't surprise me at all if we get a nice and sunny day today, until possibly in the afternoon, when clouds and rain may move in once more, just like previous days. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th August, 2016

A very busy and successful Samui Green Market at a one off new location at Six Senses Hideaway in Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a cloudy day, there were a few sunny moments early on in the day but the majority of the day was cloudy which culminated in heavy clouds around 5pm and drizzle and rain for around two hours. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast for the next ten days is looking fairly good, a couple of sunny day before the wind starts to pick up again and more clouds should come Samui ways with tropical showers after next weekend .

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Monday, 29 August 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th August, 2016


Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with a cool morning temperature, although the quicksilver already reads 28C. It may well become a nice and sunny day once the sun starts to heat up.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th August, 2016


Yesterday saw a fairly hazy day, the sun was out and about but not always in a blue sky. It stayed dry although there were some threatening afternoon clouds at times and max temp reached 33C

The forecast predicts partially cloudy skies until next weekend when it may turn cloudy with plenty of wind again and the rain picking up. The first September week could potentially be a very wet week.

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th August, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui and there's no sun in sight at the moment. In contrast to yesterday's forecast, it should clear up bit it doesn't look like it. Looking at yesterday, it could go either way, stay cloudy or clear up and go sunny all the way for a few hours. Current temp at 8am is a fairly cool 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th August, 2016

The sky at Central Festival in Chaweng late afternoon, with dark and heavy clouds slowly moving in at the background

Yesterday in contrast to my prediction, it cleared up very nicely and by 10am we had a sun blasting it beams and heat down on us until about 4pm. By than we had a few isolated drops, the sun came back out again and by 7pm we had a lot of rain which went on and off for a few hours. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast changed a bit, it remains steady until the first September weekend, next weekend. Up till than we should have partially cloudy skies with an occasional tropical shower but come next weekend, the wind is going to pick up, the clouds move in and after the weekend we may experience some rain.

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th August, 2016


Today's weather;

It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and around 6am we had a very light drizzle but now it's dry although rain is in the air. The sun tried to break through some scarce cloud holes but the clouds easily won that battle. Expect cloudy skies today, possibly with a light drizzle at times or a tropical shower. Current temp at 7am is 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th August, 2016

Anybody for heavy machinery to rent or for sale? Some heavy drill machines are on display outside with lots more on offer. Previously people were sitting just next to the road around the island with the machinery on display, now it seems they found a more permanent solution with this 'show room' near Bandon Hospital

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day until around 4pm when we had some very light drizzle and around 7pm we had some hard tropical thunder shower. Max temp reached 34C

The forecast keeps changing ever so slightly and now we should not have that much sunshine anymore but a lot more cloudy or partially cloudy skies at best, with strong wind and rain after the first September weekend.

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th August, 2016


Today's weather;

Earlier on this morning there was a hazy layer in the sky but by now that has almost completely evaporated with the sun heating up and the sky over Koh Samui is almost perfect blue. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th August, 2016

One more a shot of Meh Guan Ihm at Wat Plai Laem or Wat Suwannaram, in my humble opinion the most beautiful temple on the island and as it happens to be, conveniently located within a few hundred meters of our house.

Yesterday saw a sunny day around Koh Samui except in our part in the early evening we had dark clouds and a few rain drops but other parts of the island may have had some thunderstorms. Max temp reached a hot 35C

The forecast has changed slightly once more, we should have partially clouded skies now for the next ten days with an occasional tropical shower and a strong breeze over the first September weekend.
If the weather keeps going as it has been the last couple of days, it's going to be very sunny indeed!

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th August, 2016


Today's weather;

A blue sky with isolated, thin clouds is shaping up over Koh Samui this morning and it looks like a nice and sunny day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th August, 2016

Donate for the twelve Zodiac signs. Lots of different ways are used to get donations form visitors at Thai temples, this is one of them. In a Thai temple it's worthwhile to check for these donation options, they can be quite interesting at times. This is at the new sitting monk statue at Wat Bophud

Yesterday saw a warm and mostly sunny day around Koh Samui, it stayed dry at our part of the island but there may have been isolated rain showers. We had a max temp of 33C

The ten days forecast keeps changing slightly each day, now we should experience a little bit less sunshine over the next tend days compared to previous forecasts so we will see what happens, if those partially cloudy skies will come through. This weekend may see some rain and the weekend after we might see the wind pick up again. Still a strange August version this year.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016


The Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016 is not strictly on Koh Samui but still an interesting event to talk about. Especially me being a runner and since I am planning to participate in this event. Check out their Full Moon marathon Facebook page here.

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016

In 2012 I already participated in the 10km race and in 2013 in the full marathon, when it started at midnight, in Thong Sala. That was my second full marathon ever and providing I stay fit and healthy, this year will be my fifth full marathon ever. I ran two marathons in 2013 and one so far this year. This year two more marathons are scheduled on 25th September in Khanom and 16th October on Koh Phangan.

This will be the first time I will run two races on the same day, earlier that Sunday, at Chaweng Lake there will be the 3rd Mad Hatter run, and it looks like I will run the 5km distance there in the early morning.

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016; The route

The start will be in Haad Rin, where the Full Moon party will take place, at 6pm and there will be an 8 hour cut off time. It will be my first time in Haad Rin, and so far in all my years living on Koh Samui, I have never visited a Full Moon party. For participants of the Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016, entrance to the Full Moon party is included. Personally speaking, I most likely will try to get out of Haad Rin and off Koh Phangan as quickly as possible after the marathon and get back to Koh Samui.

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016; The elevation profile

It's going to be a tough marathon, the elevation profile looks hard like nails, with hills getting in and out of Haad Rin but at the half way mark there's a massive hill to climb, which looks familiar and is most likely in the general Haad Yao area, where I used to train during my last stay on Koh Phangan, when I taught a PADI IDC earlier this year in March. That is going to be a real challenge.
At this moment I think I can make the six hour cut off time, but it's still way ahead, with another marathon in my legs just three weeks earlier and a 5km in my legs that same morning.

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016

Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016; The finishers medal, a very neat watch. An original medal!

Am looking forward to participate in the Full Moon marathon, Koh Phangan Sunday 16th October 2016 and you will see updates in due time of my progress and results.
Distance for racing are the full marathon 42.195km, the half marathon and a 10km race and I just found out that there will be no trophies. That's a bit disappointing, especially considering the fairly high entrance fee.
Nonetheless, hope to see you there.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th August, 2016


Today's weather;

It looks like we have an almost clear but lightly hazy sky this morning over Koh Samui and once the sun warms up, the haze should disappear and we may have a very sunny day at our hands. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th August, 2016

Road safety has a different definition in Thailand (and most South East Asian countries in general). This pick up truck has four people sitting on the back and is piled high up with scaffolding materials. I took this picture yesterday next to Bandon Hospital

Yesterday saw a sunny day with a nice blue sky, up until around 4pm when dark clouds moved in and we had a short tropical shower. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast keeps changing ever so slightly and we can enjoy partially cloudy skies until and including the weekend with an occasional tropical shower and sunnier skies after the weekend. Towards the first September weekend the wind may pick up again.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd August, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd August, 2016


Today's weather;

A very thin cloud layer is about to be burned up by the sun this morning and it seems that Koh Samui is heading for a lovely and sunny morning and day ahead of us. Current temp at 7am is 28C 

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd August, 2016

Outside, in the woods at the Guanyin temple in Phang Ka. Far away from the trodden path on Koh Samui but well worth a visit, in the Southern, less developed part of the island

Yesterday saw a nice and warm and mostly sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 33C

The forecast is still looking good for the next ten days, with some subtle changes. The wind should almost be gone by now but Thursday and Friday now show cloudy skies with some hard possibly on Saturday. After the weekend it should really clear up and lots of sunshine should be coming our way.

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Camille