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  1. City slickers beware the mountains

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... was the final leg of the King of the Hills series, which offers challenging trail running, steep hills and the chance to enjoy the amazing natural scenery of Hong Kong. One person who symbolised ... but this is a fabulous trail to run,' the air traffic controller said. 'You wouldn't normally imagine that so close to such an urban area you can run through beautiful trails like this one. ...

  2. Land Between makes its mark

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Sha Tin has its own MTR station, although it only operates when there is racing, while the railway's most easterly station serves Ma On Shan. Two major hiking trails, and a host of smaller ones, run through the New Territories. The MacLehose Trail runs for 100km from Sai Kung across to Tuen Mun, while the Wilson Trail winds its way southward from Nam Chung almost ...

  3. One World can draw first blood for HK in interport showdown

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with improved luck including his latest run. Coming off a smart Class two win, One World found himself trapped three wide into the breeze in the Chinese New Year Cup won by Regency Dragon on January 28. Nevertheless, One World boxed on strongly to finish fourth with Brilliant Chapter (Douglas Whyte) just taking him out of the placings on the line after having a much better trailing run. A key feature ...

  4. Between a rock and a hard pace

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... mistakes and realise you need a plan B, a plan C. But you also realise you have to keep the customers happy.' Under any other circumstances, trail-running purists would have baulked at the new ... runner Sandro Gianella, a veteran of eight Trail Walker races and a regular on the Action Asia scene and the three-day race. 'It was an invaluable experience to run through Vietnam, ...


    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... and buying a Ferrari- just get on your running shoes and hit the trails. Lights, camera, action 1 Adventure racing is no longer a new sport, and can trace its origins back to the first 'Coast ... by trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking and other forms of non-motorised transport 3 Races are generally structured to suit the venue environment and can comprise a wide range ...

  6. For the love of it

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... their excitement contagiously enter my psyche and my being,' he said. While King races for the thrills, historically, the trail wasn't a 'fun run'. Turn to page six to read about how ... 1,868km trail known as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Dubbed 'the Last Race on Earth', the Iditarod makes a marathon or a Tour de France sound like a walk in the park. Mushers, a term ...

  7. Nature's bounty in store for visitors

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... is along the Mysterious Valley Trail, which runs beside the crystal clear Shakatang River. The river remains chilly year round and is a great solace to aching feet. Finally, for visitors on a tight ... heralds the best sunrises and sunsets. For visitors in search of a less strenuous but equally scenic tour of Taiwan, the answer is the South Cross-Island Highway, running from Tainan in the west ...

  8. AT A GLANCE- Mid-Levels

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the streets towards Sheung Wan and Lan Kwai Fong. Local interest Bowen Road is a four-kilometre jogging road offering spectacular views of the Hong Kong skyline. The one-hour morning trail is a steep winding path running from the end of Conduit Road to The Peak. Walking down from The Peak to Pok Fu Lam gives access to Aberdeen. Another of the city's green lungs is found at the Zoological ...

  9. Tung Ping Chau rocks!

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... by a circular trail and two smaller paths that run from east to west. It's a good idea to follow the trails or be prepared to walk on rough, rocky shores to get a closer look at the attractions. ...

  10. Hikers' chance to make a difference

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... the purpose of the event was to raise funds for promotional work. Participants are required to complete designated sections of the Wilson Trail within 12 hours. The Wilson Trail is the second largest trail in Hong Kong. It is 78 kilometres long and runs through eight country parks on Hong Kong Island and the New Territories. Each of those country parks has its own appeal, making it a popular ...




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