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  1. Marathon crowds jostle and gasp in the noonday smog

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Western Harbour Tunnel at about 8am, I had to slow down because breathing fast began to make me choke. While the city's air quality is unlikely to improve soon, thanks to our environmentally ... through the race were driven through the same tunnel as people still running. That was in addition to the recovery vehicle the tunnel company sent in. Imagine thousands of people running ...

  2. Easier run set for marathon

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... having four starting times as opposed to two to ease congestion in the Western Harbour Tunnel. Organisers hope the new measure will help eradicate the problem. The starting times for the race ... then cross the harbour at the Western Harbour Tunnel and finish at Victoria Park. The route of the full marathon is similar to that of the half-marathon except that the turning point will be at Tsing ...

  3. Uphill challenge for racer who lost both legs to polio

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of participants- totalling 70,000 this year- onto roads, tunnels and narrow streets before the roads reopen to traffic at 2pm. This year nine wheelchair racers are competing in the full marathon, including ...

  4. Marathon 'will be bigger, better'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the course was not conducive to good times. 'It is hard to attract top runners to Hong Kong because the course is not even and there are quite a lot of stretches running through tunnels. But we ... Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The course follows the fixed route along Western Kowloon and Tsing Kwai highways through the Cheung Tsing tunnel, Lantau link and Ting Kau bridge before ...

  5. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... there was no tunnel to pass through. One of the biggest criticisms levelled at the Hong Kong Marathon in recent years has been the fact that it runs through the Western Harbour Tunnel, which is not only ... finished the 10km race as a winner in the men's masters category. 'This course [10km] is flat and there is no tunnel.' Before arriving in Hong Kong 11 years ago, King lived in London ...

  6. Island route a storming success

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the factor of having to run through a suffocating tunnel. 'It is a shame the marathon and the half-marathon cannot be run entirely on Hong Kong Island,' said Adrian King, winner in the 10km men's masters category. 'This course is much better than in previous years. It is flat and there is no tunnel.' King, who has run in the London and New York marathons, called ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - MARATHON MANIA FINAL WEEK

    Marathon Mania: Under starter's orders

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... ability." I confess that my biggest concern is boredom, particularly during the lengthy Western Tunnel section. Yiu Kit-ching, who ran last year's half marathon in 81 minutes and 31 seconds, ...

  8. Record 60,000 runners set sights on Victoria Park

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... running on the West Kowloon Highway, but marathon runners heading to Ngong Shuen Chau Viaduct as they reach Mei Foo and the new route. After going through the Cheung Tsing Tunnel, they run along the West Kowloon Highway again, along Western Harbour Tunnel, Connaught Road Central and the finish at Victoria Park. ...

  9. Step in the right direction

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tunnel, and I thought it was impossible for me to catch up. I was so tired, but then my determination kicked in,' he says. Gi says he started writing in a journal a few years ago, as a way ...

  10. Netted runners blast officials

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to hurry up,' said Peter Ng, one of the runners who had marginally missed the cut-off time at the Western Harbour Tunnel by a couple of minutes. Organisers yesterday revealed that 1,956 ... website yesterday with participants taking the HKAAA to task for a less-than-flexible approach. One runner even said officials at the Western Harbour Tunnel cut-off point did not know ...




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