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60 second Q&A with #WAATEAM's Janine Canham

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We can't tell whether it's becoming a sponsored #WAATEAM runner or that little Mo voice on her shoulder telling her to push a little harder, but Janine has had a fantastic 2016/17 season. She's always been a strong runner, especially at multi-day events, but this season has been something else!  1. Where do you live and where are you from?A: I have lived in Hong Kong for the past 25 years, but I am half English and half Lebanese and have lived in London, Beirut and Paris.2. Why did you get into trail running?A: Because I found road races so frustrating,...

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Women's Trail Running Gear - Colour Survey

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The results are in - and thanks to everyone who participated (even if 3% of respondents were male!) In a strong rebuff to the running brands who take men's clothing and simply "shrink and pink it", pink only garnered 9.5% of the votes, level with purple in equal third. The clear winner was black with 20.6%, with blue not far behind with 15.9%. Red and green also performed well with 7.9% each. Women quite rightly complained about a single question about colours and many pointed out that function and especially fit can be more important. The message to brands is to...

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Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge - 2017 Recap

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A big thanks to founder Andre Blumberg as well as the 2017 finishers and survivors who downloaded some great memories and advice from this year's historic event - Stone Tsang 54:15, Jonathan Ng 66:54, Leo Chung 72:21 and Matthew Mok 78:10. For anyone considering running HK4TUC, here are some top tips from the Andre and the runners: Andre has set out deliberately to make the 25-strong field a cross-section of nationalities, gender, skills and speed, but you should have completed a 100K trail race as a minimum and you'll definitely need a solid base on endurance running including hills.  Probably...

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60 second Q&A with #WAATEAM's JiongHow Lua

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Anyone who is based in flat and dreadfully humid Singapore but can still race mountainous trails gets a big thumbs up from us! 1. Where do you live and where are you from?A: I grew up and live in the sunny island of Singapore. 2. Why did you get into trail running?A: I came from a background of contact sport, and it ended pretty much when I destroyed my ankle. I discovered trail running was a great way to strengthen my dysfunctional foot and build up my confidence again. I enjoyed the solace and moments when I dug deeper to...

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60 second Q&A with #WAATEAM's Megan Yeung

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She's come a long way in the past four years and knocked off her third 100km ultra trail race recently at TransLantau. Seal power! 1. Where do you live and where are you from? A. Hong Kong 2. Why did you get into trail running? A. In my previous life, I was a couch potato whose idea of exercise was to walk around in a shopping mall. Four years ago I was invited along on a hike and I went along. The more hiking I have done, the more I enjoyed the trails. I am motivated to find more new...

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