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  1. Comment - Blogs

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

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

    ... 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 a marathon." I wonder what he would say about running four straight marathons (that's 42.195km each) in a row. I guess I could tell you the feeling sometime on Sunday, when I'm done running ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1223009/some-running-100-miles-around-mt-fuji-pure-joy
  2. Comment - Blogs

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

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

    ... increasingly packed trail running calendar. The course profile makes it the hilliest and most challenging course in Hong Kong on offer yet. Starting and finishing at Tai Mei Tuk in the New Territories, ... of elevation gain),” says race director Keith Noyes, who also organises the King of the Hills, Hong Kong's longest running trail race series.   Set on mostly single-track trails, runners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1272321/ultra-crazy-north-face-100-hong-kongs-latest-100km-race
  3. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1263861/case-good-weather-warnings
  4. 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 Kong conducted more than 550 tours for a total of nearly 1,800 people last year- 40 per cent more than in 2011. "Hong Kong has some of the best and most accessible trail running terrain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1176662/hot-pursuits-hong-kongs-country-parks-are-place-be
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1275213/hong-kong-runner-andre-blumbergs-grand-slam-quest
  6. letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 exercise, runners also need to be aware of their physical fitness during the event. Running long distances places a huge burden on the heart and lungs. If they feel uncomfortable while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993278/letters
  7. Lifestyle - Health

    The latest trends in running shoes

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Running shoes are a lucrative global business, and that drives innovation and novelty. Jeanette Wang runs through the latest footwear trends Hot on their heels People are taking to running in record numbers, so it's no surprise that selling running shoes - the only essential gear you need for the sport - has become a lucrative business. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1210035/latest-trends-running-shoes
  8. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Learning to run - at age 40-plus

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

    ... these team-bonding experiences to push me, I assumed there were physical feats some of us were simply not designed to achieve. At high school, my best friend, Tracey, would glide along the running track ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1215293/learning-run-age-40-plus
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTHY GOURMET

    Healthy Gourmet: Running lean on greens and beans

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Oschetti

    ... Andrea Oschetti healthpost@scmp.com Running lean on greens and beans I am making a commitment for the New Year. I want to run a marathon in under three hours, like I did in New York in October 2009. It's relatively easy to adopt a running plan, but I find it difficult to drop down to race weight, a fundamental component of performance. My body has a tendency to accumulate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1122082/healthy-gourmet-running-lean-greens-and-beans
  10. Insurers to help run national medical plan

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has opened the door for commercial insurers to help run a national medical insurance plan. The move is to help ensure the efficient ... or three years you see that the government pays more to buy the service,' Nie said. 'But in the long run the cost will be lower because the cost to establish and run such a government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998693/insurers-help-run-national-medical-plan

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