Khao Lak’s Running Circuit
The reservoir track not only attracts some seriously sporty runners, but a wide cross section of people, young and old, some in great shape, others striving to shed a few kilos. The atmosphere is relaxed and sociable, some people are there simply to take a stroll and catch up with friends. Parents are there with their toddlers, learning to walk or ride bikes away from the roads. There’s even a lady who likes to walk holding her pet monkey.
One lap of the track is 1.1 kilometres in distance. The reservoir is basically a large rectangle with a slight kink on the eastern leg. Conveniently there is a small car park at the south west corner of the reservoir which serves as a good starting point. There is a drinking fountain in the car park though it’s probably safer just to use this water to splash your face to cool down.
Like on the roads, slower moving people stick to the left side of the track allowing room for faster runners to pass safely. The preferred direction is clockwise around the reservoir.