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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Heavily cushioned, thick-soled running shoes are the latest trend

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... roll from heel-strike to toe-off". These benefits have appealed to trail and ultra runners. "I love Hokas and I think the benefits are huge over long distances and when running ... cautions osteopath and trail runner David Higgenbottom. "Hokas are more comfortable on the feet and calves, which equals running faster on rocky trail, especially downhill. "But what ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - WE RUN HK

    We Run HK: 10-kilometre enthusiast Charlotte Cutler the comeback trail

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 07:21pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, which started in 1997 with a humble collection of 1,000 runners, has grown into a running festival for the city, ... competed since then, the Italia Running Club member is looking forward to competing next year after giving birth to her second son in February. I started running when I was 13. My sports teacher ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - WE RUN HK

    We Run HK: Christina Kui

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:42am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... kilometres along Bowen Road. Everyone said I would definitely get a DNF ["Did Not Finish"]. I ended up finishing in 4 hours, 35 minutes. I've just started running on the trails recently. Last year I did the 48-kilometre Raleigh Challenge on the Wilson Trail. Trail running is completely different from road running. On the road you have to keep to a pace. In trail running ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Marathon running is becoming popular on the mainland

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Marathon running is becoming popular on the mainland as the middle class discovers the benefits of exercise, writes Jeanette Wang Throng haul In 1981, ... runners from more than 80 countries, with sign-ups filling to capacity within days. I think this is a great way for athletes to see other parts of China michal bucek, marathoner  Running has ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Ralph Steadman reminisces about Hunter S. Thompson on the reissue of 'The Curse of Lono'

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard Lord

    ... the writer's two best-known works: 1971's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and 1973's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. Steadman says former US president Richard Nixon, who ... that they're unlikely to stop and argue. "Run faster, you lazy bastards," guffaws Steadman, slipping into a pitch-perfect impersonation of Thompson's trademark growl. Throughout ...

  7. Lifestyle - WE RUN HK

    We Run HK: Zara Horner

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:04pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... running when I hit 40; running seemed the easiest way to maintain fitness. I am not a natural runner, but after conquering the treadmill and doing a couple of road races, I hit the trails ... on the road, but longer trail runs is where my heart lies. My favourite place to run is stage one to five of the MacLehose trail. I schedule my runs to make sure I get my training in. I actually write ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Digital art and relations between France and China on show in Shanghai

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by Catherine Shaw

    ... of the viewer moving in front of the work becomes like a digital brush, allowing a trail of colour to appear alongside them. That is impossible to create on a canvas." Rosenberg cites avant-garde ... will open their eyes and know there is something special there. In the end we are talking about art, not digital things." life@scmp.com "Metamorphosis of the Virtual" runs until Aug ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - WE RUN HK

    We Run HK: Saikat Chatterjee

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 09:10pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... in me. My most memorable running experience is also my most painful. I signed up on a whim for the OtterBox Action Asia X-Trail Taiwan 17-kilometre race last September. I had never run on trails ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, which started in 1997 with a humble 1,000 runners, has grown into a running festival for the city, with 73,000 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    The making of a perfect running shoe

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... science, but making a running shoe comes close. Just ask Gregory Vollet from Salomon, the French company that is a world leader in the booming sport of trail running. "We make more patents ... success." More importantly, it kick-started Salomon's entry into the outdoor footwear market. In 2006, it made mountain sports and trail running its focus. Two years ago, for the first time, ...




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