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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Peggy Chan first ran a marathon because of someone else's mistake and she hasn't stopped since

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 09:21pm by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka The 46-year-old runner has competed in an astonishing 58 marathons since 2005 Keeping Her Distance Sometimes, even the smallest thing in life can result in a major change. For Peggy Chan Pui-shan, it was a tick in the wrong box- and all of ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong

    Promising youngster Mui Ching-yeung likely to miss out on Incheon Games

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:10pm by Richard Castka

    ... the second-fastest time in the heats on Saturday at the Inter-City Athletic Challenge at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, but due to a tight hamstring he had to settle for second in the final behind ...

  3. Green revolution- turning old shoes into new sports grounds

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... into hi-tech playing surfaces for sports like basketball, tennis, athletics and soccer. Five such pitches have been constructed in Hong Kong since 1998. The first pitch was laid at the University ... in the overall construction cost of both grass and artificial pitches. According to Middleton, the cost to build a full-sized sports pitch is between $4.5 million to $5 million. The discarded shoes ...

  4. Relay disappointment for HK

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka The Hong Kong squad in the men's 4x100 metres relay event at the Inter-City Athletics Challenge at Siu Sai Wan yesterday were bitterly disappointed to be disqualified after crossing the line in first place. The final baton change was a ...

  5. Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bak Choi is Brendan Kean's prize for winning half marathon

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 10:31pm by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Australian easily breezes past depleted field in Tai Mei Tuk green race Kean makes a meal out of victory Brendan Kean was curious and delighted when he received a packet of organic bak choi after winning the 36th HKDRC Green Half Marathon a ...

  6. Lee looks in good shape for Asian Championships

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... as triathlon is one of four sports in danger of losing its elite status and government funding under a performance system that sees it currently ranked in 13th place out of 14 sports, four of which have just 18 months to improve their points rating. 'Triathlon is an endurance sport which requires a lot of time, effort and dedication for training,' said Hunt. 'It's ...

  7. Sport - China

    China unleashes its little golf Tigers

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... and Dongguan are on the map. Hong Kong's neighbouring industrial cities have caught the attention of the sports world through the achievements of teenage prodigy Guan Tianlang. And the schoolboy ... became the first player from his sports-mad country to don the Masters' famed green jacket, but some of the limelight was stolen from the charismatic Queenslander when 14-year-old Guan made ...

  8. Island test for 'True Grit' and 'Wimp' runners

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... tomorrow at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Qu will share details with 200 participating runners about the training methods of former mainland coach Ma Junren, and demonstrate some basic techniques in distance running. Also, Candy Wu, a physiotherapist with the former Hong Kong Sports Institute, will talk about prevention of sports-related injuries. ...

  9. Leung blows away junior rivals

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Day one of the Inter-City Athletic Meet at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground brought out impressive performances from local athletes, many of whom rose to the challenge set by the large contingent of visiting competitors. Leung Hau-sze won the women's junior 200-metres in 25.47 seconds into a slight head wind to hold off the challenge of teammate Hui Man-ling ...

  10. On top of the world

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... as the world's largest golf club by the Guinness Book of World Records. While size certainly matters to most people, golf is still widely considered an elitist sport and is generally played by people who ... a sporting lifestyle that would be comparable with the best residential sporting developments worldwide.' The latest residential phase of Mission Hills' structured development programme ...




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