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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

    ... will enjoy stunning coastal views over Hong Kong as they race along coastlines, ridges, rivers and through bamboo groves. Highlights of the course include running over the scenic Plover Cove Country ... that’s the way that a lot of cross-country races are done in the US at the college level. You have a university team, but everyone also races as an individual. In the US they generally calculate ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

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

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

    ... 30 countries, says race organiser Steve Brammar. The first race in 2011 had 250 participants. But not everyone runs; leisure hiking is also on the rise. Local hiking tour company Walk Hong ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Hong Kong's country parks are a magnet for a growing number of hikers, runners and ultra-marathoners, writes Jeanette Wang Hot pursuits A foodies ...

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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 ... Jeanette Wang The late Czech long-distance running great Emil Zatopek once said: "If you want to win something, run 100 metres, if you want to experience something run ...

  4. Expanded swap of cross-border data on disease begins

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... on all notifiable diseases before the 15th of each month. The system also covers Macau. Calling the agreement a milestone in cross-border co-operation, the director-general of the Guangdong ... such information as confidential. Asked why the two places had different treatment of data on diseases, Dr Wang said: 'We are having 'one country, two systems'. We also want to increase ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

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

    ... 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 ... such as being analytical and disciplined, that aids Grand Slam success. Blumberg’s wife Patchanida Pongsubkarun, and a running mate Kevin, who’s originally from HK but now resides in Los Angeles, rented ...

  6. Shenzhen hospital 'to be run the HKU way'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A new Shenzhen hospital, to be run 'the University of Hong Kong's way', would not sell drugs to patients at high prices to cover medical costs, ... by the University of Hong Kong under the first cross-border collaboration of its kind. The hospital's preparatory committee said that 300 beds in the hospital would be 'VIP' beds for private ...

  7. letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... live in the same country. We should help each other. I think a harmonious society can help the country to develop in a more advanced way. We should all unite and allocate more resources ... energy than a person normally needs, so runners must do a lot of exercise in the run-up to the competition. Then they will have enough energy to carry them through the entire race. Besides ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    A case for good weather warnings

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... on amazing days to run into the sunset (if my bosses are reading this, don't worry, I still get my work done eventually). It boosts, rather than lowers, my productivity, because the time spent under the sun and among nature really invigorates my mind. After the run, I find I work better. When I was living in Singapore, I never gave much thought about the weather. Thirty-one degrees, ...

  9. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... with obesity as the new norm. Physical inactivity – coupled with a culture that promotes cheap, convenient foods high in fats, salt and sugars – is deadly.” In 23 out of 36 European countries, more ... of computer games and smartphone apps that children readily access. Some countries had managed to contain the problem, said the WHO, but these nations had not succeeded in turning it around. In France ...

  10. Team leader must come to the aid of HK Red Cross

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Melinda Harper

    ... in popularising quality first-aid training in the community. The Hong Kong Red Cross is looking to hire a first-aid training manager to join its more than 700-strong team with immediate effect. According to Iris Chan Yin-ping, the head of the Red Cross health and care service department, this job centres on developing and implementing strategies for training programmes in Hong Kong and overseas. ...




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