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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The event is the fourth 100km trail race to be held in Hong Kong and caters to a growing demand for such endurance challenges With marathons being ... for century races that Hong Kong is set to have its fourth this year: The North Face 100 Hong Kong on Dec 14. It joins the Vibram Hong Kong 100, Lantau 100 and Oxfam Trailwalker on the territory’s ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Learning to run - at age 40-plus

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... of running the relay race about half a track behind everyone else. I was fit, though, because of my silver Malvern Star 10-speed bicycle with drop handlebars. It was my ticket to freedom ... inspired enough now to keep improving. And finally, at age 40-plus, I've finally mastered all of my gross motor skills. Pushing past 40 ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Blumberg hopes be among a select few to have ever completed four challenging 100-mile US trail races in 10 weeks While Djokovic and co. fight it out ... but running. Lots of it. We’re talking four 100-mile (160km) races in the span of 10 weeks, traversing the toughest and most iconic trails in the US for a total cumulative elevation gain of nearly ...

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    For some, running 100 miles around Mt Fuji is pure joy

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Fuji (UTMF), the country's first and largest international trail running race. There will be 10 cities and villages from the Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, numerous organisations and over 1,000 volunteers supporting the race. The event, in its second year, consists of two distances. The UTMF takes racers around the entire perimeter of Mt Fuji, over mainly off-road terrain, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Older bus drivers need tougher fitness tests

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fitness to drive must be verified Hong Kong has once again been shocked by a fatal accident involving a driver who collapsed behind the wheel of his vehicle. In what could be a sequence from a disaster movie, his double decker bus carrying ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... to the city's extensive network of nature trails. Some 1,200 people will take part in Saturday's RaidLight Lantau trail race- double the number of last year's inaugural event. The race was booked to capacity in two months- three months earlier than last year- with many more on the waiting list, says race director Clement Dumont. A quarter of the participants will fly in from 15 ...

  7. Patients with weak muscles to get new wheelchair-friendly car

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai chloe.lai@scmp.com When Fok Tan Mei-ling's son was diagnosed a few months after birth with an acute neuromuscular disease, she learned that he would not survive and there were no other families to turn to for guidance. Two decades later, Fo ...

  8. Spinal muscular atrophy patients to benefit through vehicle donation

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Families involved with the SMA Charitable Trust will receive funding from Operation Santa Claus (OSC) to buy a car that can transport wheelchair-bound spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients. The trust is a charity that serves SMA patients who ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Youngster becomes autism educator after overcoming the condition

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... out he also had hearing loss, delayed speech, and motor issues. We were worried. Could he be independent [when he grew up], we wondered." The couple devoted their energy to helping ... piano and swim to improve his motor skills," his father says. Nicholas has vivid memories of those childhood therapy sessions. "A lot of it involved positive reinforcement. Whenever ...

  10. HK researchers take a step towards schizophrenia cure

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... and Technology (HKUST) researchers which found the gene. Four other genes associated with schizophrenia have been found in the past decade as scientists race to find the root of the disease and how ... emotions, paranoia and motor abnormalities. Dr Xue's study was published in the latest issue of Molecular Psychiatry. Aside from her work in schizophrenia, Dr Xue is also involved ...




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