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  1. Be aware of risks you are running

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... City marathons are a tricky business for organisers, having to be competitive for professionals, a challenge for amateurs and enjoyable for fun runners. All the while, they have ... Marathon ticked all those boxes, if the reactions of the finishers and also-rans are any guide. But one runner's death and the taking to hospital of 38 others, two in critical condition, ...

  2. Record 65,000 runners to start 2011 marathon

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... A record 65,000 runners will take part in next year's marathon, but it will be the same old route for Hong Kong's largest participatory sporting event. The 2011 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on February 20 will have 5,000 more runners than this year and feature two extra starting times - one for the marathon and the other for the half-marathon. However, ...

  3. Quiet please, runners in marathon told

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Paggie Leung

    ... Alvin Sallay and Paggie Leung Silence is golden - and will be much appreciated by organisers of Sunday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon who will ask all runners taking part in the 10km race not to make a noise. 'The start line for the 10km race is close to residential areas and we will advise runners to keep the noise down,' race organising committee chairman ...

  4. Freeway to close for 30,000 runners

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The Hong Kong Island Eastern Corridor will be closed for almost eight hours on Sunday, February 17, to cater for the record 30,000 runners who will take part in the 10km race ... on Sunday so we can make preparations for the race. The eastbound carriageway will reopen around 7.30am, while the westbound lane will open around 9.30am.' Some 8,000 runners are entered ...

  5. Mini-marathon runners get a taste for the sport

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... event- the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon- will take place next Sunday, when the top local men and women runners will receive HK$30,000 in prizes. But money is not what attracted Alexander to the sport- it is more about family and bonding. The boy said he developed a passion for running two years ago because of the influence of his father, also a runner. 'Running could help me ...

  6. Netted runners blast officials

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... group of runners who were forced to give up their dreams of completing the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon last Sunday. Nearly 2,000 runners taking part in the 42.2km marathon were ... to hurry up,' said Peter Ng, one of the runners who had marginally missed the cut-off time at the Western Harbour Tunnel by a couple of minutes. Organisers yesterday revealed that 1,956 ...

  7. Runners out to cash in on great race

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'We have been able to attract elite runners for the Greatest Race on Earth' If 'Seeing is Believing' is the mantra of the charity that reaps benefits from the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, then the runners gathered at yesterday's press briefing certainly got an eyeful as organisers showed them the money. Five briefcases bulging with bundles ...

  8. Constable Lai is first Hong Kong runner in a decade to break 2:30

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Lai Hok-yan established a milestone in distance running yesterday by breaking the 2? hour barrier, a feat last achieved by a Hong Kong runner more than 10 years ago. ... Wah-tim, who has nurtured his protege from being a good club runner five years ago to becoming one of four Hong Kong representatives in the Greatest Race on Earth (GROE) competition. 'This ...

  9. Runners gear up for half-marathon

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... in close partnership with Ichikawa Sangyo and thank all for runners for supporting the event. Participants will compete at Tai Mei Tuk again this year. We believe that the runners will have a better chance to perform well on a familiar course,' said Kwan Kee, HKAAA senior vice-chairman. Lee Kar-lun, an experienced long-distance runner, has been invited to share some valuable ...

  10. Runners beware, warn experts

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... in next year's Standard Chartered Marathon. More than 35,000 runners are expected to participate in Hong Kong's biggest mass running event on February 17. Experts are warning the public ... One runner even died during the race in 2006. As in previous years, there will be three categories next year- the 10 km, the half-marathon (21km) and the full marathon (42km). Applications ...




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