Fitness

Electric Run - part race, part street party - is coming to the city

An Electric Run in Indianapolis this month. A similar event planned for Hong Kong next year will feature a music and light show

 

You've probably heard of Hash House Harriers and their slogan, "A drinking club with a running problem." Recently, they have been joined in the world of simultaneous running and partying by another international group: ravers with a running problem.

Monday, 4 November, 2013, 12:36pm

Conquering 100 miles with the mind

Andre Blumberg climbing Hope Pass on the return leg of the course. Credit: Kevin Koch

 

29 Aug 2013 - 10:00am 4 comments

Blumberg stays on course in his Grand Slam bid

"Still feeling okay at this stage, but not for much longer," says Blumberg. All photos: Patchanida Pongsubkarun

25 Jul 2013 - 5:30pm 2 comments

Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

Blumberg in good form Just after the Robinson Flat aid station, or 30-mile mark. Photo: Michael Lebowitz

While Djokovic and co. fight it out at Wimbledon, there’s another Grand Slam taking place in the US that’s attracting a small but growing crowd – including the attention of Hongkongers.

4 Jul 2013 - 12:47pm 2 comments

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

The eight peaks on Pat Sin Leng tops off a challenging course for the inaugural The North Face 100 Hong Kong trail race. Photo: Jeanette Wang

1 Jul 2013 - 9:50am 2 comments

A case for good weather warnings

Sunset on Mount Butler this evening. Photo: Jeanette Wang

The Hong Kong Observatory sure has a lot of weather warnings: for typhoons, rainstorms, thunderstorms, flooding, landslips, monsoons, frost, fire, cold weather, very hot weather, what have you.

18 Jun 2013 - 11:06pm

Water therapies and workouts

Water therapies and workouts

Six months ago, the unthinkable happened to Cecelia Tam. A passionate runner, she became bored of pounding the pavement and could no longer face the wear and tear on her joints.

11 Jun 2013 - 9:59am

In search of green in China's Silicon Valley

The 40-hectare Haidian Park (海淀公园) is an oasis of green and calm. Photo: Jeanette Wang

I take my running shoes with me wherever I go. Across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, round and round the padang in Georgetown, Penang, under freezing conditions in London, Ontario... my trusty trainers have been the best travel companions ever. Running is definitely the best way, in my opinion, to get acquainted with new surroundings.

31 May 2013 - 5:39pm 5 comments

Fit & Fab: Tricia Yap

Tricia Yap in action. Photo: May Tse

Tricia Yap always had a passion for fashion and jewellery. So friends and family were shocked when she took up white-collar boxing two years ago.

28 May 2013 - 11:10am

Perfect picnicking in Hong Kong

Lion Rock: one of the best seats in the house. Photo: Jeanette Wang

21 May 2013 - 11:48am 1 comment

Phuket leads the way in healthy holidays

Triathlon competitors at the start in Phuket; sunset at the Avista Hideway Resort and Spa.

Island holidays are usually about relaxing, departing from routine and indulging yourself at a luxury retreat. "Healthy" they generally are not, as sunset cocktails, seafood buffets and hours lazing in the sun become the daily regime.

21 May 2013 - 10:00am 1 comment

Personal best: Make your workouts fun

Tennis gives you a great workout and it's a lot of fun to play.

Hands up if you've ever had to drag yourself to a workout session. We all know the importance of regular exercise, but sticking to a routine isn't always easy, especially if the activity in question starts to feel like a chore.

21 May 2013 - 10:03am

New wave of pedometers can help step up healthy habits

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Chances are you're reading this sitting down. In today's sedentary society, it is becoming increasingly important to get ourselves moving more. But how?

20 May 2013 - 11:01am

Discovering Beijing's off-road trails

Tina Lewis on her way to winning The North Face 100 Beijing. Photo: Salomon Running

Mention Beijing and what usually comes to mind is the Forbidden City, Wangfujing Street, Great Wall, Peking duck or pollution. But it may not be long before the Chinese capital is known for its hiking and running trails. 

15 May 2013 - 10:48am 1 comment

What running 100 miles taught me

The UTMF course was a loop around Mount Fuji, seen here at dusk at Ryugatake (1,485m) about 26km into the 100-mile race. Photo: Jeanette Wang

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 for more than 19 hours and with more than a third of the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji race left, the prognosis was not good.

9 May 2013 - 12:26pm 17 comments

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