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  1. Comment - Blogs

    For some, running 100 miles around Mt Fuji is pure joy

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... nearly four consecutive marathons- 161 kilometres to be exact- here in Mount Fuji. I'm among nearly 80 Hongkongers that have made the trip to Kawaguchiko, Japan, to run the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji (UTMF), the country's first and largest international trail running race. There will be 10 cities and villages from the Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, numerous organisations ...

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    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... increasingly packed trail running calendar. The course profile makes it the hilliest and most challenging course in Hong Kong on offer yet. Starting and finishing at Tai Mei Tuk in the New Territories, ... of elevation gain),” says race director Keith Noyes, who also organises the King of the Hills, Hong Kong's longest running trail race series.   Set on mostly single-track trails, runners ...

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    A case for good weather warnings

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... on amazing days to run into the sunset (if my bosses are reading this, don't worry, I still get my work done eventually). It boosts, rather than lowers, my productivity, because the time spent under the sun and among nature really invigorates my mind. After the run, I find I work better. When I was living in Singapore, I never gave much thought about the weather. Thirty-one degrees, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Kong conducted more than 550 tours for a total of nearly 1,800 people last year- 40 per cent more than in 2011. "Hong Kong has some of the best and most accessible trail running terrain ... running offer a way to escape urban life, get some fresh air, reconnect with nature and exercise. Noyes says the Sars epidemic played a part in making Hongkongers take up outdoor exercise. Trail ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... but running. Lots of it. We’re talking four 100-mile (160km) races in the span of 10 weeks, traversing the toughest and most iconic trails in the US for a total cumulative elevation gain of nearly ... run. The trails are also quite well-maintained, partly because they have this tradition whereby to get into the race you have to do trail maintenance and other race volunteering. So competitors ...

  6. Private home blazes pioneering trail in helping the mentally ill

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to rising rents. The strain of constant relocation wears on Mrs Yang, the centre's 43-year-old administrator, who took over the running of the facility after her husband died from a stroke last year. 'We have to keep moving, struggling to make ends meet,' Mrs Yang said. She previously worked as a nurse at a government-run hospital and now shoulders the responsibility ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... that this is a disease we need to pay attention to," says researcher Dr Kirk Welker. Happy trails for runners If you're looking for a head start into the world of trail running, or just a seasoned runner seeking a fun weekend, consider the Raidlight Trail Running Festival. To be held on September 22 and 23, this novel training camp on Lantau will consist of three team races, four running ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    The latest trends in running shoes

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Running shoes are a lucrative global business, and that drives innovation and novelty. Jeanette Wang runs through the latest footwear trends Hot on their heels People are taking to running in record numbers, so it's no surprise that selling running shoes - the only essential gear you need for the sport - has become a lucrative business. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Learning to run - at age 40-plus

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... these team-bonding experiences to push me, I assumed there were physical feats some of us were simply not designed to achieve. At high school, my best friend, Tracey, would glide along the running track ... of running the relay race about half a track behind everyone else. I was fit, though, because of my silver Malvern Star 10-speed bicycle with drop handlebars. It was my ticket to freedom ...

  10. letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... energy than a person normally needs, so runners must do a lot of exercise in the run-up to the competition. Then they will have enough energy to carry them through the entire race. Besides exercise, runners also need to be aware of their physical fitness during the event. Running long distances places a huge burden on the heart and lungs. If they feel uncomfortable while ...




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