Emily Woodland runs the TransLantau by UTMB, having survived cancer. Photo: Handout

Cancer survivor Woodland feels like different version of herself after 100km race

Emily Woodland finishes mountainous TransLantau race in just under 24 hours, with a far more profound reward than a podium place.

22 Nov 2022 - 8:04PM

‘A lot of fun and sweat’: Hyrox breaks new ground in Hong Kong

A 1,000-strong group of brave competitors faced muscle cramps, body aches, stitches and a whole lot of sweat on Saturday for the inaugural Hyrox Fitness Race.

A 1,000-strong group of brave competitors faced muscle cramps, body aches, stitches and a whole lot of sweat on Saturday for the inaugural Hyrox Fitness Race.

19 Nov 2022 - 8:50PM

Explainer | How many calories does running burn?

Here are the main factors to consider, including weight, weather, surface, gradient and intensity.

Here are the main factors to consider, including weight, weather, surface, gradient and intensity.

12 Nov 2022 - 8:00AM

Exploring Hong Kong with dogs is good for your mental health – here’s the proof

Stephanie Lown battled depression on dog walks, and surprised herself by launching a community of fellow pet owners.

Stephanie Lown battled depression on dog walks, and surprised herself by launching a community of fellow pet owners.

29 Oct 2022 - 12:42PM

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Half-Marathon planned for 2023

Feasibility studies under way with race subject to government approval, but first edition of event will take place in Hong Kong, with Zhuhai and Macau added in future.

Feasibility studies under way with race subject to government approval, but first edition of event will take place in Hong Kong, with Zhuhai and Macau added in future.

16 Aug 2022 - 8:42PM

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Members of the Qiyi bicycle club ride past the Miyun Reservoir during a group ride through the Baihe River Canyon in the northern outskirts of Beijing. Photos: AP

Coronavirus pandemic fuels sports cycling boom in China

Unlike indoor sports, cycling has largely been free from China’s strict restrictions and has provided a welcome escape from the hassles of life in the zero-Covid era.

14 Aug 2022 - 1:20PM

Hong Kong to host first Hyrox fitness race in Asia

Hyrox is a fitness race for all abilities, testing everything from running to pulling, pushing, throwing and jumping.

Hyrox is a fitness race for all abilities, testing everything from running to pulling, pushing, throwing and jumping.

13 Aug 2022 - 1:24PM

Explainer | Tight hip flexors in runners: symptoms, prevention, cure

Tight hip flexors are common, often caused by a sedentary lifestyle between exercising, but there are some easy remedies.

Tight hip flexors are common, often caused by a sedentary lifestyle between exercising, but there are some easy remedies.

3 Jun 2022 - 1:30PM

Cardio-hater goes through ‘hell’ to exercise existential crisis

Joshua Campanella is running a 250km stage race in Georgia, after Covid-19 forces him to reckon with existential questions about his capabilities and vices

Joshua Campanella is running a 250km stage race in Georgia, after Covid-19 forces him to reckon with existential questions about his capabilities and vices

7 Jun 2022 - 3:09PM

Explainer | 4 steps to improving upper body strength for trail running

Weight training should be part of your regular training programme, and this should include upper body sessions or exercises too.

Weight training should be part of your regular training programme, and this should include upper body sessions or exercises too.

18 May 2022 - 8:30PM

One woman’s incredible journey from depression to ultra running

Betty Grisoni completes a 50km ultramarathon, having taken up exercise and healthy eating as a way to combat mental and physical ill health.

Betty Grisoni completes a 50km ultramarathon, having taken up exercise and healthy eating as a way to combat mental and physical ill health.

9 Apr 2022 - 8:45AM

HKU expert questions continued need for wearing mask while hiking

Professor Ben Cowling, who has often publicly disagreed with government policy, argues risk of transmitting Covid-19 when exercising in country parks is very low, and mask mandate can be dropped while exercising outdoors.

Professor Ben Cowling, who has often publicly disagreed with government policy, argues risk of transmitting Covid-19 when exercising in country parks is very low, and mask mandate can be dropped while exercising outdoors.

24 Mar 2022 - 6:50PM

Explainer | Home workouts for Hong Kong runners for when there is a lockdown

With possibility of a large-scale lockdown during universal Covid-19 testing, here are some home workouts you can do to stay fit in body and mind.

With possibility of a large-scale lockdown during universal Covid-19 testing, here are some home workouts you can do to stay fit in body and mind.

2 Mar 2022 - 10:30AM

Hong Kong ice swimmer’s World Championship medals just a bonus

Mak Chun-kong wins five medals at the ice swimming World Championships, but his mindset shifts from extrinsic to intrinsic motivations.

Mak Chun-kong wins five medals at the ice swimming World Championships, but his mindset shifts from extrinsic to intrinsic motivations.

21 Feb 2022 - 6:50PM

Filipino runner stays strong despite cancer diagnosis 6 weeks after giving birth

Domestic helper Fredelyn Alberto insists ‘if there’s treatment, then there’s hope’ as Hong Kong trail running community rallies to her cause.

Domestic helper Fredelyn Alberto insists ‘if there’s treatment, then there’s hope’ as Hong Kong trail running community rallies to her cause.

8 Feb 2022 - 1:02AM

Gym closures ‘destroying livelihoods’, fitness body warns

Hong Kong gyms and pools brace for fresh financial hit and decry government’s lack of strategy as closures hit industry in bid to quell Omicron wave.

Hong Kong gyms and pools brace for fresh financial hit and decry government’s lack of strategy as closures hit industry in bid to quell Omicron wave.

7 Jan 2022 - 3:49PM

Runner wants to push someone in a wheelchair across America

Wong Ho-fai runs around Hong Kong, accompanied by a friend in a wheelchair, as he prepares to cross America supporting disability charities.

Wong Ho-fai runs around Hong Kong, accompanied by a friend in a wheelchair, as he prepares to cross America supporting disability charities.

17 Dec 2021 - 8:15PM

How new diet, workout made bodybuilder an ultrarunner but kept him buff

Italian expat in Hong Kong Massimo Giusto took up ultrarunning after a body transformation saw him drop 10kg. Now he maintains his physique while running dozens of kilometres a week.

Italian expat in Hong Kong Massimo Giusto took up ultrarunning after a body transformation saw him drop 10kg. Now he maintains his physique while running dozens of kilometres a week.

13 Dec 2021 - 6:15PM

The northern Thailand city that is quickly becoming a cycling hotspot

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand has rapidly become one of the world’s prime cycling destinations, although it’s not the only place in the area with great riding on tap.

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand has rapidly become one of the world’s prime cycling destinations, although it’s not the only place in the area with great riding on tap.

1 Oct 2022 - 4:13PM

Hong Kong runners prove love is blind

Visually impaired Hong Kong runner Inti Fu Tai-fan finds a second chance at love with her guide Chris Lo Chiu-kit through their shared passion.

Visually impaired Hong Kong runner Inti Fu Tai-fan finds a second chance at love with her guide Chris Lo Chiu-kit through their shared passion.

27 Nov 2021 - 2:46PM