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  1. Run for your lives

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to 'drive 10 metres than walk it'. But after going on a trail run with a friend one day, Niggli was hooked. The Swiss-born Hong Kong resident of 22 years, and a self-proclaimed trail running addict, has clocked almost 2,000 kilometres running on trails in the past year. Today, Niggli, 48, runs almost every day to push himself and 'be close to nature'. For some, running ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 'Foreign' trio unite to fly Hong Kong flag

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Pacific Adventure in Perth, a two-day event that is part of a four-race series. The Perth race takes contestants through 200 kilometres of terrain, where they will be expected to trail-run ... of the territory's first international adventure race back in 1998. 'Hong Kong is one of the most ideal cities in Asia to train for adventure sports. Mountain-biking trails, hiking paths, and ocean ...

  4. KGV pair confident of third victory

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... a challenge for us to win it again,' said Emma. The race will comprise trail running, rock scrambling, swimming, map reading, abseiling, kayaking and mystery tests. The total distance ...

  5. Happy trails are just around the corner for sociable set

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with running in the cold- snow that is, not our Hong Kong weather- and gaining muscle, for example. The 'spot' section allows you to post or boast about a running trail. Upload photos, describe the run, and the app will create a map of it using your location. Not all users understood this instruction: in a couple of the trails described as being in a national park or similar, ...

  6. Charity hike helps promote teamwork

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI A group of students from Tai Po will challenge themselves and put their team spirit to the test in tomorrow's Green Power Hike. The 50km course along Hong Kong Trail runs ... College, said the training strengthened her stamina. 'I have never gone hiking and it was pretty tough for me when we first started training,' said the 15-year-old, who has been running ...

  7. Tapping nature to promote tourism

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Mark Regan

    ... There is such a variety of environments very close to the city. That means many different activities are possible,' Dr Williams said. 'It is world class for hiking and action sports such as trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing and paragliding. We even have some reasonable diving locations and there are more species of coral here than in the Caribbean. It is also great for bird ...

  8. Multi-sport challenge attracts top sponsors

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... participant. Like last December's Bonaqua Youth Challenge near Sai Kung, the race will feature a variety of demanding land- and water-based activities. 'Race disciplines will include trail running, abseiling, rock scrambling, kayaking, swimming, map reading and some mystery tests designed to promote teamwork,' said Noyes. The use of facilities at HKIS will make the race exciting ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Williams ready to hit the road in new NZ home

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... people. That's one of the reasons I love trail running in Hong Kong. You can be all alone on a trail in the most breathtaking countryside and at the same time you're just 10 minutes from ... Welshman will then pull on his running shoes to compete in a race on Saturday morning in his new hometown of Tauranga, which is in the Bay of Plenty, a little more than a two-hour drive from ...




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