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  1. A banker who's hot on the trail

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Sandro Gianella runs down a long and steep flight of steps on the infamous Twins trail in Tai Tam, his legs flowing smoothly like a waterfall. Fifty ... this fearless instinct, which he honed through chasing his dad and older brother down the Alps on skis, eludes me. Gianella, 36, has been a common face- and typically among the leaders- in trail running ...

  2. Risk and reward

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into doing an adventure race with a friend in Macau and we did quite well. After that we decided to try another race in Singapore, and that was the first time I really started running the trails ... for about 20 kilometres. 'We didn't win in Singapore but my enthusiasm for adventure racing and trail racing was born and I started doing more races and more running and it turned out ...

  3. French pair win kayak-run race

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay French duo Adrien Choux and Damien Levy won the Teva Kayak n Run race at Deep Water Bay yesterday. They finished the four-kilometre kayak and six-kilometre trail run in one hour, 37 minutes and 29 seconds, holding off a stiff challenge from Guillaume Calloud and Bruce Pye. 'It was tough, especially the hike up Mount Nicholson, during which I twisted an ankle ...

  4. Blue notes

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Robin Lynam Nowadays the blues are well anthologised. The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings, which runs to nearly 1,000 pages, devotes about 100 of them to 'various artists' compilations, and that list, published in 2006, is no more than a sampling. It was not always this way. In 1961, when the seeds were being sown for what became known as 'the British blues ...

  5. Football flab to fit and fab

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but it wasn't until I moved to Hong Kong that I became an ultrarunner. It was really the trails and local races that got me hooked, and I slowly increased the time I spent running. How has ... when I do my long runs with friends. We explore all the great trails for three to five hours in the morning and then chill for the rest of the day. At the rate you work out, do you eat anything ...

  6. Mackevicius clinches win after trailing in the swim

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Championships at Tai Mei Tuk after a clinical display of running. 'I'm a triathlete but I'm not a great swimmer,' said the 33-year-old Melbourne-born athlete. 'I came out ... through to the start of the 10-kilometre run, but then had to endure the imposing sight of Mackevicius motoring past them at speed on Plover Cove Dam. By the time the first 5-kilometre lap ...

  7. Little left to see on HK's Sun Yat-sen historical trail

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Markers on the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail pepper Sheung Wan and Central- locations where the revolutionary leader spent his formative years and where history was made. The markers tell of the important role Hong Kong played in the years running up to the revolution. Here, revolutionaries held secret meetings, secret agents from the Qing ...

  8. The trail that goes from strength to strength

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long. The idea behind Oxfam Trailwalker is for teams of four to raise money for Hong Kong Oxfam by walking or running 100 kilometres within 48 hours. Super Trailwalker teams have to complete the trail within 18 hours. Most of the Oxfam Trailwalker event takes place along the MacLehose Trail which was opened on October, 26, 1979. ...

  9. CRE on acquisition trail after 34.4pc profit leap

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to strengthen our core businesses,' Qiao said. Leading the growth was the retail division, which runs 3,300 stores, such as Vanguard and Ole supermarkets and CR Care pharmaceutical stores around ...

  10. History trail charts course from plague to modern day

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... running hot water, with a total of 170,000 people using it in 1904 and 1905, Ho said. The trail, which starts at the museum and ends at the Old Tsan Yuk Hospital in Western Street, also tells ... public sanitation and public health to stop the epidemic and avoid another, or Hong Kong's economy would be badly hurt,' Ho said. During the run of the epidemic- 1894 to 1923- 20,489 ...




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