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How to Get Fast - with Jeff Campbell

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"Up in the sky, look: it's a bird, it's a plane..." We had local speedster Jeff Campbell in the shop recently for some tips on how to get fast. We're not gonna lie - there's no silver bullet or magic pill - but if you want to improve your race performance, read on what worked for Jeff. Please note that Jeff is a lawyer so we preface this with the usual disclaimers! Run more. Jeff's a high mileage guy as more running equals better cardio and running economy. The best way to rack up the kilometres is to be consistent but make sure...

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Summer Training Tips - with Andy Dubois

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We recently chatted with Australian supercoach, Andy Dubois from Mile 27, who coaches a number of the region's top athletes including Stone Tsang and Wong Ho Chung. Summer is rapidly approaching and anyone who lives in Asia knows that it can be a challenging time to train. The weather is hotter and more humid, and there's less motivation with the racing season well in the future. Here are a few tips from Andy to help you through your summer of training: Accept that you are going to run slower as it's simply not possible to run as fast in hot...

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Hong Kong FKT Board

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This FKT page is an archive of the fastest known times for trails and routes in Hong Kong. With the AFCD now banning races on many historically used courses and trails, increasingly more FKT records will come from specific solo endeavours.  Photo credit: C3fit We would like to recognise those runners who have set these trail and mountain speed records, but they must be iconic routes. We don't want to simply make another Strava CR top 10 list! However, there are rules and here we borrow from Buzz Burrell's three common sense guidelines: Announce your intentions in advance, including supported / self-supported /...

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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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