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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. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Charity run adds 20km to Trailwalker

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... tomorrow: running 120km non-stop. She and four others plan to run the 70km Lantau Trail and the 50km Hong Kong Trail to raise money for a charity helping the mainland's rural poor- and to show ... they will take a ferry to Central then go to The Peak and tackle the Hong Kong Trail, finishing at Big Wave Bay on Sunday. Five people, including So and two doctors, aim to run the full distance, while ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Government determined to ruin beauty of our country trails

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the handover government departments across the board have colluded with contractors to destroy the beauty of our country trails with concrete steps, railings, ridiculous signage and other dead-end ... enjoyable hike or run- a break from the concrete jungle they live and work in. For environmentalists it is an absolute disgrace. For economists it is a total misallocation of resources. ...

  8. Beauty cuts a jaw-dropping trail through Lan Kwai Fong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... the skyline. I love the fact that the Star Ferry is still running; it retains Hong Kong's old world charm,' she said. Davison certainly did her title proud, with jaws dropping wherever she ...

  9. Make the most of summer and go hiking

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ELITA LAI If you have already run out of things to do with your summer holidays, why not try hiking? A new book published by Friends of the Country Parks and the Scout Association of Hong ... trails, namely the MacLehose Trail, Hong Kong Trail, Lantau Trail and Wilson Trail, and divides them into shorter trails, ranging from 45-minute walks to five-hour hikes. Photographs ...

  10. Make the running

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... knees or hips. Before you buy, determine how often you intend to run, what kind of surface you will run on (road, track, gym, trail) and how much you want to spend. Clothing: What you wear ... on. Claire Murray, a Hong Kong-based professional triathlete and long-distance runner, is convinced running is addictive. She says she has yet to meet anyone who has taken part in an amateur ...




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