Conquering 100 miles with the mind

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


Thursday, 29 August, 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

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

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

Local races: the spring/summer collection

The heat is on, but that doesn't mean you should stay indoors. Photo: Jeanette Wang

The sleeved tops and running capris have been pushed to the back of my wardrobe, and the tank tops, singlets and shorts that have been in hibernation since November last year have regained prime position. As the beads of sweat trickle down my forehead five minutes after jogging out my front door, I am reminded again that summer is nearly here in Hong Kong.

15 May 2013 - 10:09am

Why Hong Kong’s trails are some of the best in the world for running

Racing the Salomon ToTheTop 30k a fortnight ago. Photo: Lloyd Belcher

Ben Swee, a Singapore running coach and fitness trainer, recently made two trips to Hong Kong in the span of three weeks. Unlike most visitors here, however, the main draw wasn’t the food, the finance hub, of the famed Lan Kwai Fong parties. It was the running.

15 May 2013 - 10:10am

Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

Ultra-runners Claire Price (red shirt) and Kami Semick pound the Wilson Trail in Tai Tam. Photo: May Tse

A foodies haven, a finance hub, a party town - Hong Kong is all of these things. And the time is ripe to add "a hiker's heaven" to the list, with record numbers of runners and hikers flocking to the city's extensive network of nature trails.

15 May 2013 - 10:14am