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  1. HK runners play second fiddle to Rocket Man

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... reaction that had his trainer baffled, reducing the field to nine including four Hong Kong-trained runners. But the best they could do was third for Sunny King (Gerald Mosse) and fourth Green ... Sprint and the runner-up to him in the Hong Kong Sprint last December, Rocket Man, landed the Golden Shaheen to further underscore the strength of the Hong Kong race and become the first ...

  2. Record 60,000 runners set sights on Victoria Park

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa In a week's time, 60,000 runners will pack the roads in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island for one of the city's biggest annual sporting events. A small group ... in the field- a record in the event's 13-year history and up from last year's 55,000 runners- were filled within three weeks of October's start of applications. The full marathon race ...

  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. Two runners, one number for marathon team

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... runners in the race were found to be wearing the same number. Ng said he believed he had been acting in the best interests of the Hong Kong team when he acquired one of the race-number bibs issued to Hong Kong team member Lau Kwong-man and used it to join the field at the 33km point of the 42.195km race, which attracted a field of about 7,000 runners. Ng said he had earlier taken part ...

  5. Magic Kingdom draws runners' votes

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Tung Chung area preferred as alternative route Runners taking part in next year's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon could end up in the arms of Mickey Mouse ... areas, but I believe the HKAAA is leaning towards moving the finish line to Tung Chung.' The poll asks runners: 'which of the following regions would you prefer to be the main area ...

  6. Record number of runners sign up to take part in the Standard Chartered marathon

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... confirmed that thousands of locals would compete and 40 international runners from 20 countries will also take part. Hong Kong Marathon record holder Belaye Wolashe, from Ethiopia, will return ... of 2 hours 11.05 minutes. The runner-up in 2002, Johannes Maremane of South Africa, will also be in contention. He has a personal best of 2 hours 11.15 minutes. All three have a good understanding ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Marathon offers a challenge to develop community spirit

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Hong Kong Marathon had 1,000 runners on a route to Shenzhen to mark the handover. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. This year's, in February, attracted 72,000 participants, with over 14,000 doing the full marathon. That included top runners from Asia and the rest of the world, including Kenyan and Ethiopian champions. It is our biggest outdoor sporting event ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Help needed to make dream real

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to concede his dream encompasses the whole shebang- all three categories of races- which successfully concluded last Sunday. Hong Kong may never be able to match the numbers of runners taking part ... and marathon, and the world's best elite runners will be drawn to compete. This is in essence Hung's dream. But to achieve this, it simply does not mean the bank increasing prize money, which ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG MARATHON

    HK marathon can be among world's best, says bank chief

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com After record 65,000 runners take to the city's streets for spectacular event, bank chief urges government to open roads longer next year MARATHON ... Hung Pi-cheng said yesterday, as a record 65,043 runners hit the streets. "We can be among the biggest and best in the world, but that will depend to a large extent on continued support ...

  10. 1,000 to take on Moon Trekker challenge

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... gruelling courses Hong Kong has to offer. That is what almost 1,000 runners will be going through as they set out on the third annual Moon Trekker, one of the city's most unique endurance races, from Mui Wo on Lantau Island tonight. The event, which consists of a tough 40km race and a shorter 25km race, will take the runners through the island's stunning country trails. ...




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