Mary Hui

Mary Hui is a Hong Kong-based writer. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CityLab.
Mary Hui
Mary Hui is a Hong Kong-based writer. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CityLab.

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The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 14: Jim Walmsley talks motivation after Western States; sets sights on Olympics marathon

Western States 100 record holder talks about how he sets goals to stay motivated, but would drop it all for a shot at the Olympics

13 Feb 2019 - 5:42PM
The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 14: Jim Walmsley talks motivation after Western States; sets sights on Olympics marathon

Western States 100 record holder talks about how he sets goals to stay motivated, but would drop it all for a shot at the Olympics

Trail Mix | Hong Kong Marathon: trail queen Leung Ying-suet gets ready to hit the road again

Leung Ying-suet will run the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon only weeks after finishing eighth at the HK100 ultra

13 Feb 2019 - 3:37PM
Hong Kong Marathon: trail queen Leung Ying-suet gets ready to hit the road again

Leung Ying-suet will run the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon only weeks after finishing eighth at the HK100 ultra

The Adventure Trail: Western States champion ultra marathon runner Jim Walmsley makes Hong Kong debut

Cool yet controversial ultrarunning star Jim Walmsley makes his first visit to Hong Kong, and discusses his victories, greatest failures and how he sets goals.

13 Feb 2019 - 10:47AM
The Adventure Trail: Western States champion ultra marathon runner Jim Walmsley makes Hong Kong debut

Cool yet controversial ultrarunning star Jim Walmsley makes his first visit to Hong Kong, and discusses his victories, greatest failures and how he sets goals.

Trail Tales | Nine Dragons Ultra: how John Ellis runs through mountains of pain to podium and maintains incredible finishing record

John Ellis has never failed to finish a race, but the 50/50 event was a close call as he ran on his heel for over 100km to finish third

8 Feb 2019 - 12:42PM
Nine Dragons Ultra: how John Ellis runs through mountains of pain to podium and maintains incredible finishing record

John Ellis has never failed to finish a race, but the 50/50 event was a close call as he ran on his heel for over 100km to finish third

The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 13: Magdalena Boulet on staying motivated from the Olympics to ultra running

Magdalena Boulet has had a long and varied career but she keeps finding a way to push for the next goal

1 Feb 2019 - 4:20PM
The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 13: Magdalena Boulet on staying motivated from the Olympics to ultra running

Magdalena Boulet has had a long and varied career but she keeps finding a way to push for the next goal

The Adventure Trail: Olympian, road runner and trail runner Magdalena Boulet

From Olympics to road marathons to trail running: Magdalena Boulet speaks about her career and her visit to Hong Kong to run the 9 Dragons Ultra trail run

18 Feb 2019 - 5:00PM
The Adventure Trail: Olympian, road runner and trail runner Magdalena Boulet

From Olympics to road marathons to trail running: Magdalena Boulet speaks about her career and her visit to Hong Kong to run the 9 Dragons Ultra trail run

Trail Mix | Why do we call workouts ‘workouts’ when they’re fun and work is not?

Running does not feel much like work – in fact, it’s a break from work for many, except we insist on calling physical training sessions workouts

31 Jan 2019 - 1:12PM
Why do we call workouts ‘workouts’ when they’re fun and work is not?

Running does not feel much like work – in fact, it’s a break from work for many, except we insist on calling physical training sessions workouts

The Adventure Trail podcast: Marie McNaughton discusses her TDS leg break and Western States 100 invite

Legendary Hong Kong runner is on the long road back from injury but receives a boost with an invite to the prestigious Western States

22 Jan 2019 - 1:56PM
The Adventure Trail podcast: Marie McNaughton discusses her TDS leg break and Western States 100 invite

Legendary Hong Kong runner is on the long road back from injury but receives a boost with an invite to the prestigious Western States

Trail Mix | HK100: Scott Hawker’s adorable toddler sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to him showing the magic of ultra finish lines

New Zealander runs Hong Kong 100 on his birthday and is met by his singing daughter illustrating how special finish lines can be

21 Jan 2019 - 3:02PM
HK100: Scott Hawker’s adorable toddler sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to him showing the magic of ultra finish lines

New Zealander runs Hong Kong 100 on his birthday and is met by his singing daughter illustrating how special finish lines can be

Trail Mix | Any way the wind blows: learn to embrace the elements while running

We might curse the weather when we run, but it’s part of the challenge to become aware of yourself

16 Jan 2019 - 6:29PM
Any way the wind blows: learn to embrace the elements while running

We might curse the weather when we run, but it’s part of the challenge to become aware of yourself

Trail Mix | Marathon crowds prove perfect place to study hydrodynamic theory as crowd flows as one

Scientists are turning to marathons to study crowd dynamics because races have simple geometry, replicability and reliable variables direction

9 Jan 2019 - 2:47PM
Marathon crowds prove perfect place to study hydrodynamic theory as crowd flows as one

Scientists are turning to marathons to study crowd dynamics because races have simple geometry, replicability and reliable variables direction

Charles Baudelaire knew the fine art of walking, running or biking through a city to experience it fully

To truly experience a place, one should encounter its streets as a pedestrian and feel the joy of discovering a destination by foot or pedal

2 Jan 2019 - 11:55AM
Charles Baudelaire knew the fine art of walking, running or biking through a city to experience it fully

To truly experience a place, one should encounter its streets as a pedestrian and feel the joy of discovering a destination by foot or pedal

Trail Mix | Running entire Victoria Harbour a dream this runner is still holding on to

Design firm’s 2015 Harbour Loop proposal offers vision of 23-kilometre car-free network for cycling, running and walking either side of Victoria Harbour

28 Dec 2018 - 5:10PM
Running entire Victoria Harbour a dream this runner is still holding on to

Design firm’s 2015 Harbour Loop proposal offers vision of 23-kilometre car-free network for cycling, running and walking either side of Victoria Harbour

Opinion | Trail Mix: taking stock of the wisdom gained and innocence lost on the trails of Hong Kong
  • A look back at the lessons learned running in the city over the last 12 months
19 Dec 2018 - 2:16PM
Trail Mix: taking stock of the wisdom gained and innocence lost on the trails of Hong Kong
  • A look back at the lessons learned running in the city over the last 12 months
Running: the power of losing count and trusting your gut

Counting is supposed to make us happier but there is also value in just letting go

12 Dec 2018 - 3:14PM
Running: the power of losing count and trusting your gut

Counting is supposed to make us happier but there is also value in just letting go

Running in fear: the brutal realities confronting women brought to light in new movement

Hungarian ultramarathon champion Viktória Makai launches a campaign called ‘Run Away!’ to raise awareness of violence against women

5 Dec 2018 - 12:37PM
Running in fear: the brutal realities confronting women brought to light in new movement

Hungarian ultramarathon champion Viktória Makai launches a campaign called ‘Run Away!’ to raise awareness of violence against women

Elite runners Max King and Courtney Dauwalter offer advice as runners gear up for Asia Lantau 50 – Asian Skyrunning Championships

Elite runners from Asia will take part in the punishing 50-km course on Lantau

1 Dec 2018 - 10:47PM
Elite runners Max King and Courtney Dauwalter offer advice as runners gear up for Asia Lantau 50 – Asian Skyrunning Championships

Elite runners from Asia will take part in the punishing 50-km course on Lantau

Big Backyard Ultra – the race that has no end – proves running is all in the mind
  • Runners have 60 minutes to complete a single 6.7-kilometre loop trail, with the race on private Tennessee farm restarting every hour until only one person left
28 Nov 2018 - 9:58AM
Big Backyard Ultra – the race that has no end – proves running is all in the mind
  • Runners have 60 minutes to complete a single 6.7-kilometre loop trail, with the race on private Tennessee farm restarting every hour until only one person left
The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 11: Oxfam Trailwalker winning team talks emotions, tactics and intuition - The Adventure Trail

Gone Running-Joint Dynamics win Hong Kong’s famous 100km race after coming from 30 minutes behind to take first place in the final kilometres

26 Nov 2018 - 12:08PM
The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 11: Oxfam Trailwalker winning team talks emotions, tactics and intuition - The Adventure Trail

Gone Running-Joint Dynamics win Hong Kong’s famous 100km race after coming from 30 minutes behind to take first place in the final kilometres

Trail Mix | Best of both worlds: Hong Kong’s great outdoors is right here in the city, too

Does looking at the Hong Kong cityscape give you the same mental benefits as looking at beautiful natural landscapes?

21 Nov 2018 - 2:03PM
Best of both worlds: Hong Kong’s great outdoors is right here in the city, too

Does looking at the Hong Kong cityscape give you the same mental benefits as looking at beautiful natural landscapes?

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