Annabelle Bond must be one of the fittest women on the cocktail circuit. She runs every day and is the only woman in her team to have run the MacLehose Trail three years in a row. Last year her Goldman Sachs A team finished 10th overall and second in the mixed category. It was her boyfriend who suggested she join his team and she says she drove him and the other two men mad by talking the whole way. 'I'm amazed that my boyfriend and I still speak to each other after that ordeal,' she says. The 'ordeal', as Annabelle puts it, lasted 16 hours 51 minutes and covered 103km. Being competitive at sports has been ingrained in Annabelle, 30, since she was a little girl. The daughter of HSBC Holdings chairman Sir John Bond, her parents encouraged her to participate in everything since childhood and made sure she had lessons in five 'social sports'. By the age of 10 Annabelle was apt on the ski slopes, played tennis and golf, rode horses and sailed. To prepare for November's MacLehose Trail, Annabelle, a director with FPDSavills, starts training seriously around June. Most weekends she trains with her boyfriend, Kipp Nelson, an American investment banker. 'We run from the Peak to Stanley and cover around 10 to 15 miles, [16 to 24km]' says Annabelle, who was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong. To vary her exercise she also does kick-boxing three times a week with personal trainer Tony Trimble. 'Kick-boxing is great and I really enjoy sparring with Tony. It's something different for me and a good way to cross train,' she says. Apart from exercise, Annabelle says abstinence is also crucial to prepare for the MacLehose Trail. 'I stop drinking alcohol and partying in October so I am at my peak form in November,' she says.