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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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    Discovering Beijing's off-road trails

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:43pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... for its hiking and running trails.  Tina Lewis, one of Canada's top trail runners, was pleasantly surprised with what she saw at the recent North Face 100 Beijing  two weekends ago. "I ... by local Yang Jiagen in 8:27:12.  A nurse practitioner at a hospital in Denver, Colorado, Lewis is a former adventure racer who picked up trail running in 2010. In just a short time she's ...

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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, ...

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    What running 100 miles taught me

    Posted May 05th 2013, 07:26pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... I survived to tell the tale... Completely spent with not a drop of energy left in me, I sat among the beech-lined forest trail that headed steeply up the 1,320-metre high Mount Mikuni. Having run ... out these type of off-track routes on trail runs in Hong Kong. I made it over the twin peaks just as dusk hit. Turning on my headlamp, I flowed down the long descent to checkpoint 10. ...

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    Miracle at Sunny Bay

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 08:56pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com If not for first responders who knew CPR, a friend's uncle would not be alive today People in Hong Kong who aren’t in a hospital when they are stricken by sudden cardiac arrest face grim odds – with the survival r ...

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    Perfect picnicking in Hong Kong

    Posted May 21st 2013, 11:43am by Jeanette Wang

    ... air experience: by picnicking on the trails.  Every other weekend or so, or whenever the weather was kind, we'd pack a bagful of grub and look for a new peak to dine on. Wikipedia lists ... the weather forecast was ominous, we took the chance after the morning storm had passed and headed out to High Junk Peak Country Trail. It's easily accessible: from Wan Chai, we took the MTR ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World

    Hillary Clinton embarks on book tour- or is it campaign trail?

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 10:56am by AFP

    ... some of the skills she has not used as much since leaving public office last year, unavoidably suggest the opening salvo of a 2016 presidential run. Team Hillary has spent months carefully ... not interested in the world’s top job really be putting herself through such paces? “Obviously, she’s getting ready to run for president, (and) she well knows that everything she does is a step ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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