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  1. Easier run set for marathon

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... having four starting times as opposed to two to ease congestion in the Western Harbour Tunnel. Organisers hope the new measure will help eradicate the problem. The starting times for the race will be between 5.15am and 6.40am. Runners will be separated according to the best times achieved. Instead of going across the harbour, the 10km runners will start on the Island Eastern Corridor ...

  2. Stunning win for Japanese raider

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Island Eastern Corridor. The frontrunners were all bunched together for most of the race before Fukuoka made his move at the 39km mark, just before the Western Harbour Crossing. He swept his way downhill and quickly built a lead which would prove to be unassailable. 'He ran away from the rest of the pack in the tunnel,' said third-placed Bandawe, who was appearing in his second ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RACE

    Nearly 250 under-17s in 2,700 lined up to swim across Victoria Harbour

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Some parents express fears but still almost 250 under-17s line up to swim from Kowloon to HK Harbour swim hauls in youngsters Contestants as young as 12 will be among those taking part in next month's cross-harbour swim, though parents' concerns over their children's safety may have prevented more young athletes from joining the race. ...

  4. Harbour tests world's best paddlers

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Unus Alladin unus.alladin@scmp.com Victoria Harbour might seem like a world away from Germany's Neckar River, but the Neckardrachen Heilbronn dragon boat team felt very much at home ... in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, six years ago, Muller said Victoria Harbour was a challenge to his crew. 'We train in Neckardrachen which is flat water, nothing like the waves and currents that we had ...

  5. Light at the end of the tunnel or false dawn?

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Church in Kunming Nine years- that's how long it's been since China made their debut appearance at the World Cup finals, when Bora Milutinovic's team took to the field to face Costa Rica in the South Korean city of Gwangju. It was a ...

  6. 500 more to compete in harbour swim

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com This year's cross-harbour swim will be open to 1,500 participants, up from 1,000 when the event was revived last year after a 33-year break. The Hong Kong ... swimmers. Previously held in Repulse Bay, Asian Open Water competitors will follow a longer route than cross-harbour participants, but will start and end at the same points. The two swimming events ...

  7. Step in the right direction

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... half-marathon at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, beating last year's winner, Thomas Kiprotich, by 35 seconds. 'I was more than 50 metres behind Thomas after the Western Harbour Tunnel, and I thought it was impossible for me to catch up. I was so tired, but then my determination kicked in,' he says. Gi says he started writing in a journal a few years ago, as a way ...

  8. Marathon organisers expect record field

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... a US$65,300 purse. The course will follow the familiar route along Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, along the West Kowloon and Tsing Kwai Highways, through Cheung Tsing Tunnel, along the Lantau Link and, over Ting Kau Bridge, with competitors returning via Western Harbour Tunnel and along Connaught Road. The finish is in the customary location at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai. Runners ...

  9. Eastern hope for return of glory days

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Eastern hope history will repeat itself when they take on Kitchee in the Choi Fung Hong Senior Shield final at Hong Kong Stadium today - 51 years after the two sides met in the final of the same competition. Eastern emerged 2-1 winners in the 1956 Shield final, but things couldn't be more different for the two sides as they prepare to clash more than half ...

  10. Hongkonger upstages champion Kiprotich

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the half-marathon last year (1:07:14), put it down to a bad day at the office. 'I struggled, especially in the [Western Harbour] Tunnel and as soon as I came out I had a bad stitch in my side. ...




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