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Mandatory Gear Talk with John Ellis & Marie McNaughton

Posted by Bill Huang on

For every race, it's important to train and be both physically and mentally ready for the grind to the finish line. The truth of this is amplified tenfold when doing ultras of the 100km variety and, of course, things get exponentially harder with each additional mile.  Most of us will most likely never become elite runners because it just seems that they have that extra something to propel them to top of the podium. Could it be genetics? Training? Nutrition? We can debate this subject for days, but I know there is one thing that we mere mortals can be at least...

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60 Second Q&A with FEREI Ambassador Angus Sak

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Say hello to Angus Sak who has successfully made the transition from triathlons to trail running. With some great performances already at the 100K distance as well as MDS, he's already looking for the next challenge! 1. Where do you live and where are you from? I am a Hong Konger, I was born and am living in Hong Kong! 2. Why did you get into trail running? I am a triathlon coach. Four years ago, I got to know Ida Lee (9 Times Hong Kong Trailwalkers Champion in Female, Open and Mixed category) because I coached her in cycling. And...

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60 Second Q&A with FEREI Ambassador Isaac Yuen

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Today we chat with Ferei's Isaac Yuen, who has really burst onto the trail running scene in the past couple years, culminating in strong win at HK168 and an excellent third place at the Asia Trail Master Championships in 2016. Go Isaac! 1. Where do you live and where are you from? I  was born and raised in Hong Kong. I live near Tseung Kwan O where it is accessible to various natural trails, hills and flat roads. 2. Why did you get into trail running? Like many people, I started racing in the HK Standard Chartered Marathon, from 10K towards...

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Tips for Your First 100 Miler from the Grandaddy of Ultras, Andre Blumberg

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Signed up for your first 100 miler? Looking for some advice as to how to cross that finish line in one piece? Who better to ask than the Grandaddy of Ultras, Andre Blumberg. Andre is the founder of the Hong Kong 4 Trails Ultra Challenge and his achievements in 100+ mile races read like a fictional story. Some of his incredible ultra accomplishments include the US Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, Tahoe 200-miler, 217km Badwater and the 320km WiBoLT Ultra in Germany. Having competed the WiBoLT Ultra earned Andre a place in the record books as one of only 8 people...

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60 Second Q&A with GR-JD ultra runner Henri Lehkonen

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He's only been running in Hong Kong for a little over two years but is already making waves with his speed, technical ability and aggressive running. With some big wins like Green Power and Hard As Nayls, plus a stonking 11:35 at this year's HK100, we're pretty sure we're going to be seeing much more of Henri Lehkonen going forward.  Today, we talked to Henri to get his take on trail running!  1. Where do you live and where are you from? I live by the beach in Shek O in Hong Kong, but am originally from Sydney. I have been...

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