Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. His work has been published in The Guardian, Reader's Digest, The Globe & Mail, Business Insider, MSN and Business in Vancouver.
Patrick Blennerhassett
Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. His work has been published in The Guardian, Reader's Digest, The Globe & Mail, Business Insider, MSN and Business in Vancouver.

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The Runner | How to choose running shoes if you are ‘naturally a heel-striking runner’: advice from Hong Kong footwear guru Peter Hopper

SCMP reporter Patrick Blennerhassett tests out four new running shoes on the market

16 Aug 2019 - 11:28AM

SCMP reporter Patrick Blennerhassett tests out four new running shoes on the market

How to choose running shoes if you are ‘naturally a heel-striking runner’: advice from Hong Kong footwear guru Peter Hopper
Opinion | Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey win the CrossFit Games again and cuts suck: here are five things we learned

Noah Ohlsen is super cool, Mat Fraser is (somewhat) human, Tia-Clair Toomey is not, and the Canadians were nowhere to be seen

5 Aug 2019 - 3:11PM

Noah Ohlsen is super cool, Mat Fraser is (somewhat) human, Tia-Clair Toomey is not, and the Canadians were nowhere to be seen

Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey win the CrossFit Games again and cuts suck: here are five things we learned
CrossFit Games 2019: Brent Fikowski has no regrets despite cut, but it’s back to the drawing board

Going into the competition, the Canadian was tipped as one of the favourites, but he did not make it through the cut from 30 to 20.

4 Aug 2019 - 1:38AM

Going into the competition, the Canadian was tipped as one of the favourites, but he did not make it through the cut from 30 to 20.

CrossFit Games 2019: Brent Fikowski has no regrets despite cut, but it’s back to the drawing board
Opinion | CrossFit Games 2019 leader Noah Ohlsen and his laid-back ‘happy, but hungry’ personality

Ohlsen snatched the lead from Fraser on day two but can he hold off the three-time defending champion?

4 Aug 2019 - 10:40PM

Ohlsen snatched the lead from Fraser on day two but can he hold off the three-time defending champion?

CrossFit Games 2019 leader Noah Ohlsen and his laid-back ‘happy, but hungry’ personality
CrossFit Games 2019: Mat Fraser penalised for dropping weight on Ruck run, mistake costs him the lead

The three-time champion seems not to notice as weight falls from his bag on the first event of day two

4 Aug 2019 - 10:47PM

The three-time champion seems not to notice as weight falls from his bag on the first event of day two

CrossFit Games 2019: Mat Fraser penalised for dropping weight on Ruck run, mistake costs him the lead
CrossFit Games 2019: who is Karissa Pearce and can she upset Tia-Clair Toomey?

The 30-year-old American shot onto the CrossFit radar after leading on day one

3 Aug 2019 - 7:22AM

The 30-year-old American shot onto the CrossFit radar after leading on day one

CrossFit Games 2019: who is Karissa Pearce and can she upset Tia-Clair Toomey?
Opinion | For 2019 CrossFit Games athletes, Wisconsin is a long way to go for 20 minutes on a rope and some swag

Credit to organisers for trying to diversify the sport, but the cruel cut after the first event definitely needs a hard look before 2020

2 Aug 2019 - 12:03PM

Credit to organisers for trying to diversify the sport, but the cruel cut after the first event definitely needs a hard look before 2020

For 2019 CrossFit Games athletes, Wisconsin is a long way to go for 20 minutes on a rope and some swag
CrossFit Games 2019: Tia-Clair Toomey wins record third ‘Fittest on Earth’ title

Kristen Holte comes second with Jamie Greene third

5 Aug 2019 - 3:13PM

Kristen Holte comes second with Jamie Greene third

CrossFit Games 2019: Tia-Clair Toomey wins record third ‘Fittest on Earth’ title
CrossFit Games 2019: Mat Fraser wins ‘Fittest on Earth’, equalling Rich Froning’s record

Noah Ohlsen finishes second and Bjorgvin Gudmundson finishes third

5 Aug 2019 - 3:14PM

Noah Ohlsen finishes second and Bjorgvin Gudmundson finishes third

CrossFit Games 2019: Mat Fraser wins ‘Fittest on Earth’, equalling Rich Froning’s record
CrossFit Games 2019: Rich Froning’s Mayhem Freedom win their second consecutive title and fourth overall

Froning and his team claim the title in convincing fashion, cruising through the final event

5 Aug 2019 - 3:12PM

Froning and his team claim the title in convincing fashion, cruising through the final event

CrossFit Games 2019: Rich Froning’s Mayhem Freedom win their second consecutive title and fourth overall
CrossFit Games 2019: day four workout for individuals - clean and jerks, muscle-ups and snatches

The athletes have to complete just one more event to find out who has won the title ‘Fittest on Earth’

5 Aug 2019 - 3:14PM

The athletes have to complete just one more event to find out who has won the title ‘Fittest on Earth’

CrossFit Games 2019: day four workout for individuals - clean and jerks, muscle-ups and snatches
Watch the CrossFit Games 2019 day four live: can Noah Ohlsen and ‘Fittest on Earth’ Tia-Clair Toomey maintain their leads?

Noah Ohlsen still leads the men, but Mat Fraser is closing in after winning the Clean event while Toomey looks to cruise to her third straight title

5 Aug 2019 - 3:17PM

Noah Ohlsen still leads the men, but Mat Fraser is closing in after winning the Clean event while Toomey looks to cruise to her third straight title

Watch the CrossFit Games 2019 day four live: can Noah Ohlsen and ‘Fittest on Earth’ Tia-Clair Toomey maintain their leads?
CrossFit Games 2019: Hong Kong’s hometown boy Ant Haynes ‘ready to rock ‘n’ roll’

The 30-year-old former rugby sevens player is set to take on the fittest in the world in Madison, Wisconsin

2 Aug 2019 - 9:39PM

The 30-year-old former rugby sevens player is set to take on the fittest in the world in Madison, Wisconsin

CrossFit Games 2019: Hong Kong’s hometown boy Ant Haynes ‘ready to rock ‘n’ roll’
CrossFit Games 2019: team workouts announced for day four - clean and jerks, muscle-ups and snatches

Event nine is clean and jerks, muscle-ups and snatches

5 Aug 2019 - 3:17PM

Event nine is clean and jerks, muscle-ups and snatches

CrossFit Games 2019: team workouts announced for day four - clean and jerks, muscle-ups and snatches
CrossFit Games 2019: which competitors have the most Instagram followers?

From Iceland to the US, who has the strongest pull online?

2 Aug 2019 - 11:01AM

From Iceland to the US, who has the strongest pull online?

CrossFit Games 2019: which competitors have the most Instagram followers?
‘It was four swimmers chasing three medals’: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey reflects on narrow miss at world championships

The 21-year-old Hong Kong native narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in 200m freestyle by two-tenths of a second

30 Jul 2019 - 10:57AM

The 21-year-old Hong Kong native narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in 200m freestyle by two-tenths of a second

‘It was four swimmers chasing three medals’: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey reflects on narrow miss at world championships
Opinion | 2019 CrossFit Games: get ready for upsets, dark horses, social media craziness and weird events

The CrossFit Games are less than a week away, and with a new qualifying format, the results could be shocking to fans

30 Jul 2019 - 12:25PM

The CrossFit Games are less than a week away, and with a new qualifying format, the results could be shocking to fans

2019 CrossFit Games: get ready for upsets, dark horses, social media craziness and weird events
The Runner | After feeling like a man on the run, suddenly it clicks into gear: Learning how to stride like an elite athlete with Gait analysis

SCMP reporter Patrick Blennerhassett heads to a physiotherapy clinic for movement and Gait analysis mapping

27 Jul 2019 - 6:32PM

SCMP reporter Patrick Blennerhassett heads to a physiotherapy clinic for movement and Gait analysis mapping

After feeling like a man on the run, suddenly it clicks into gear: Learning how to stride like an elite athlete with Gait analysis
‘I get stares a lot’: Singapore’s top female CrossFitter hopes to help break stigma around women

The 30-year-old said women need to get off the treadmills at the gym and try some weights

26 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

The 30-year-old said women need to get off the treadmills at the gym and try some weights

‘I get stares a lot’: Singapore’s top female CrossFitter hopes to help break stigma around women
Fina World Championships: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey narrowly misses podium in 200m freestyle

The 21-year-old Hong Kong native is edged out by Sweden’s Sarah Sjoestroem by two-tenths of a second for bronze medal

24 Jul 2019 - 11:07PM

The 21-year-old Hong Kong native is edged out by Sweden’s Sarah Sjoestroem by two-tenths of a second for bronze medal

Fina World Championships: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey narrowly misses podium in 200m freestyle
Opinion | Bad blood as China’s Sun Yang drowns international swimming in negative headlines

A second swimmer, Great Britain’s Duncan Scott, has shown Mack Horton’s disdain for Sun Yang is not isolated

24 Jul 2019 - 5:01PM

A second swimmer, Great Britain’s Duncan Scott, has shown Mack Horton’s disdain for Sun Yang is not isolated

Bad blood as China’s Sun Yang drowns international swimming in negative headlines
Opinion | Could the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area host a Summer Olympics?

A China Daily column floats a grandiose idea: a Summer Olympics hosted in the Pearl River Delta area.

24 Jul 2019 - 2:45PM

A China Daily column floats a grandiose idea: a Summer Olympics hosted in the Pearl River Delta area.

Could the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area host a Summer Olympics?
Fina World Championships: Siobhan Haughey wins 200m freestyle semi-final

The Hong Kong native looks stellar heading into the final of the 200m freestyle in South Korea

24 Jul 2019 - 9:59AM

The Hong Kong native looks stellar heading into the final of the 200m freestyle in South Korea

Fina World Championships: Siobhan Haughey wins 200m freestyle semi-final
Fina World Championships: China’s Sun Yang wins gold in 200m freestyle as second swimmer refuses to shake hands

Sun, 27, finishes second but is promoted to gold after Lithuanian Danas Rapsys is disqualified for a false start

23 Jul 2019 - 10:19PM

Sun, 27, finishes second but is promoted to gold after Lithuanian Danas Rapsys is disqualified for a false start

Fina World Championships: China’s Sun Yang wins gold in 200m freestyle as second swimmer refuses to shake hands
FINA World Championships: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey finishes second in first heat of 200m freestyle, advancing to semi-finals

Haughey is competing in the 200m freestyle and the 400m freestyle at the event in Gwangju, South Korea

24 Jul 2019 - 10:00AM

Haughey is competing in the 200m freestyle and the 400m freestyle at the event in Gwangju, South Korea

FINA World Championships: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey finishes second in first heat of 200m freestyle, advancing to semi-finals
Who is Sun Yang’s arch rival Mack Horton, the Australian swimmer who refused to stand beside China’s world champion?

The 23-year-old has caught international headlines by refusing to take the podium with Chinese swimmer Sun Yang

22 Jul 2019 - 4:43PM

The 23-year-old has caught international headlines by refusing to take the podium with Chinese swimmer Sun Yang

Who is Sun Yang’s arch rival Mack Horton, the Australian swimmer who refused to stand beside China’s world champion?
Ireland sevens rugby player Greg O’Shea, who has Hong Kong roots, lands on ‘Love Island’

The 20-year-old Limerick native, who is working on becoming a lawyer, has a Hong Kong grandfather

21 Jul 2019 - 4:21PM

The 20-year-old Limerick native, who is working on becoming a lawyer, has a Hong Kong grandfather

Ireland sevens rugby player Greg O’Shea, who has Hong Kong roots, lands on ‘Love Island’
Opinion | The Monstars have taken over: welcome to the players’ age of professional sports

The 1996 movie ‘Space Jam’, an often overlooked but brilliant sports film, predicted a sea change when it comes to players and team owners

21 Jul 2019 - 2:11PM

The 1996 movie ‘Space Jam’, an often overlooked but brilliant sports film, predicted a sea change when it comes to players and team owners

The Monstars have taken over: welcome to the players’ age of professional sports
How Bruce Lee-inspired series Warrior gave Hong Kong actor Jason Tobin a second life

A Bruce Lee fan from childhood, Hong Kong actor Jason Tobin took a hardscrabble 25 years to land a leading part in Warrior

21 Jul 2019 - 3:44PM

A Bruce Lee fan from childhood, Hong Kong actor Jason Tobin took a hardscrabble 25 years to land a leading part in Warrior

How Bruce Lee-inspired series Warrior gave Hong Kong actor Jason Tobin a second life
‘I would cry every time I went’: Siobhan Haughey, Hong Kong’s great Olympic hope, once hated the thought of swimming

As the swimming events at the World Aquatics Championships kick off in South Korea, Haughey looks to leave her mark on the big stage.

20 Jul 2019 - 9:32PM

As the swimming events at the World Aquatics Championships kick off in South Korea, Haughey looks to leave her mark on the big stage.

‘I would cry every time I went’: Siobhan Haughey, Hong Kong’s great Olympic hope, once hated the thought of swimming