Cross Country Running

Round the Island Time Trial runners face e-mail threats

Organisers of Round the Island Time Trial have received an e-mail from a group who said they may sabotage the painted blue dots that mark the route. Photo: SCMP

The organisers of this Sunday's Round the Island Time Trial have warned of a "potentially life-threatening" risk to runners in the 65 kilometre race, after receiving an e-mail from a group who said they may sabotage the painted blue dots that mark the route.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 4:43am

Letters to the Editor, March 14, 2013

Calcium is very important for young children. Photo: AP

I would not be in favour of land on which underused sports facilities, yacht clubs and camp sites are located being turned into sites for new flats.

14 Mar 2013 - 2:59am

Sport Digest, March 10, 2013

Will Davies

The ACT Brumbies beat the hapless New South Wales Waratahs 35-6 in a Super Rugby clash yesterday despite losing openside flanker David Pocock to what could be a serious knee injury.

15 Feb 2014 - 2:26am

Peak condition

Foreigners and locals alike take on the Annapurna Marathon. Photo: AFP

Nestled into the foothills of the Himalayas, Nepal is a magnet for trekkers and a launch pad to scale the world's highest mountains.

22 Jan 2013 - 11:19am

Kimberley Ultramarathon burn victims to sue race organiser

Mary Gadams

Two runners injured in an ultra-marathon in a remote part of Western Australia plan to bring a multimillion-dollar civil action against the race's Hong Kong-based organisers.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am 1 comment

Oxfam Trailwalkers driven by individual goals

Upon completing the 100-kilometre race, some jumped for joy. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A new record may have been set in this year's Oxfam Trailwalker, but competitors were still streaming across the finish line last night after tackling 20 hills in the 100-kilometre race.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am

French team's 11 hours, 12 minutes breaks Trailwalker record

French team's 11 hours, 12 minutes breaks Trailwalker record

A record was set in the annual Oxfam Trailwalker last night when a jubilant team of runners crossed the finishing line in Yuen Long after taking just over 11 hours.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:54am

Participants in NT Border Run say organisers reckless

A British runner died in the Hong Kong ITU Triathlon Asian Cup on Lantau Island last Sunday. Photo: Richard Castka

As a British runner died in an ironman triathlon event on Lantau Island last weekend, competitors in another race were battling what they later described as dangerous conditions.

21 Oct 2012 - 4:57am

Unsung heroes

Name Alvin Chui Wui-chung School Choi Hung Estate Catholic Secondary School Grade Form Six Sport Cross-country and athletics


20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lai singing in the rain

A damp-looking Lai Kat retained his Southern District Cross Country title yesterday after battling through torrential rain and a flooded course at Aberdeen Country Park.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Late cancellation of cross-country event irks runners

The Hong Kong Amateur Athletics Association was forced to defend itself after a number of competitors complained that it had left it too late to cancel yesterday's Cross Country Championships at Hok Tau.

The event was only called off a 5.30am because of a thunderstorm warning, while typhhon signal number three was also in effect. Some 500 runners were due to take part.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Tait sees off close rivals with hard-fought, tactical race

The third race in the New Balance Reservoir Cup Series proved to be the most competitive so far, with Neil Tait emerging victorious from a group of three top runners who all pushed hard for a win over a hilly but scenic 12km course in Aberdeen Country Park yesterday.

21 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

De Vido warms up for titles

WITH a chance to compete in next March's World Cross Country Championships in South Africa at stake, Roberto De Vido yesterday must have all but booked his flight to Cape Town with a convincing overall win in the Watson's Hong Kong Cross Country Championships at Pokfulam.

18 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

De Vido collects second victory

ROBERTO De Vido yesterday led his club to a narrow victory in the second race of the Watson's Hong Kong Cross Country League season in Tai Lam Country Park, writes Mike Field. Clocking 33 minutes and 54 seconds, the Watson's Athletic Club (WAC) runner cruised home well ahead of the rest of the field after some confusion over the distance.

30 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Dominant duo run rivals off their feet

TOP distance pair Lee Kar-lun and Roberto De Vido blasted away the opposition to take the top two slots in yesterday's opening race of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association cross country league.

The Watson's Athletics Club pair dominated the men's open category on the tough 7.9-kilometre course at Aberdeen Country Park.

17 Oct 1994 - 12:00am