Mark Williams

Hendry looks for a lucky break in Shanghai after six-year victory drought

Stephen Hendry, the only player to win seven world championship titles, has not given up hope of winning another tournament despite a six-year drought.

The Shanghai Masters gives him that opportunity next week.

Saturday, 3 September, 2011, 12:00am

Scrap this tax system and HK can be a hub for fine wines

In his letter 'Health issues can't be ignored in debate on abolishing wine tax' (February 14), Mark Williams is correct in pointing out that it is the quantity of alcohol consumed that is the problem, not the nature of the drink. Wine, just like any other alcoholic beverage, must be consumed responsibly and in moderation, a position which the industry has long maintained.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Williams gives new-look course and weather the thumbs-up

Former Hong Kong resident Mark Williams didn't achieve his sub-2:30 goal but enjoyed his fifth outing in the marathon, posting a time of 2:34.

The 36-year-old Australia-born Welshman took the opportunity to run the race while on a business trip, and revealed he will be moving back to Asia with his family in August.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Williams glad to be running 'back home'

Kiwi air is cleaner but distance ace misses HK

He may have left the 'foul air' of this city behind when he moved to the greener pastures of New Zealand, but Mark Williams says Hong Kong is still by far one of the best places to run and train.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Williams ready to hit the road in new NZ home

Mark Williams is used to being a front-runner, but today he will become a follower in more ways than one when he leaves with his family to start a new life in New Zealand.

The popular distance runner saw his personal belongings loaded on to a ship three weeks ago and will today follow the same path and arrive in Auckland tomorrow morning.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Williams waltzes to easy victory

Mark Williams won the men's race in the inaugural Hong Kong Runner Half Marathon in warm and humid conditions at Sha Tin yesterday after an anticipated duel with the Tsuen Wan AC trio of Gi Ka-man, Chan Ka-ho and Wong Wang-keung failed to materialise.

1 May 2006 - 12:00am

Williams sets HK record in Korea

Hong Kong's lone representative, Mark Williams, placed 25th in the Incheon International Half Marathon in South Korea yesterday and set a new Hong Kong record for the distance.

The event, which regularly attracts top-class international runners, was won by Kenya's Jose Kipkurgat Kogo, who clocked one hour, two minutes and 12 seconds for a Kenyan one-two-three finish.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Williams takes second race of series

The AVOHK 5K Series finally got underway yesterday when the second race of the series was staged in perfect conditions at Tai Tam Country Park, where Mark Williams led from the front for a comfortable victory in the men's event.

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Williams prevails in 'worst conditions ever'

Race winner Mark Williams described the stifling conditions for yesterday's 10km Lok Wah Cup at Ma On Shan as 'the worst conditions I've ever raced in'.

Several runners from the 1,000-plus field dropped out well before they reached the finish line, and most of those that did make it home were visibly distressed once they crossed the line.

3 Oct 2005 - 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

Right of way

A minibus is forced off the road at the start of yesterday's Thaiquain Cup in Pak Tam Chung as 600 runners vie for honours in the first local road race after the summer break. Mark Williams, a teacher, shrugged off the lingering effects of a virus to win the 10km race in 35 minutes and 40 seconds.

5 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Williams thrives in heat to take top spot

The Road Runners Athletic Club Summer Run certainly lived up to its name yesterday as 1,000 competitors endured the searing heat for the popular 8km stretch around Ma On Shan.

16 May 2005 - 12:00am

Bullrush

A bull charges alongside competitors in the second race of the Reservoir Series at Ho Pui yesterday. Not even the marauding intruder could prevent Mark Williams from claiming a well-deserved victory, however.

17 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Choi wraps up series title in style

Choi Tat-ming was crowned champion of the 2004 AVOHK 5K Series at Tai Tam yesterday after winning the final event over a demanding course.

31 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Williams runs away with title

Mark Williams continued his winning start to the 2003-04 season, recording a 33-second victory in the Watson's Hong Kong Cross Country Championships at Hok Tau yesterday.

29 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

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