Spanish trail-running legend Nuria Picas is favourite to win this weekend's Vibram HK100. Photo: Alexis Berg

As Hong Kong chokes in pollution, runners of 100km trail race try to focus on positives

Last year, freezing conditions played havoc with the race; this year it’s air pollution that presents another challenge

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Spanish trail-running legend Nuria Picas is favourite to win this weekend's Vibram HK100. Photo: Alexis Berg
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Jeanette Wang

Jeanette Wang

SCMP health editor Jeanette Wang discovered the joy of trail running in 2011, when she moved from ultra-urbanised Singapore to the country park haven of Hong Kong. She's since neglected road running and triathlons in favour of the trails, and participates regularly in local races. Why? Because, as, John Muir said: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..."