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Hong Kong Trail Running Awards - Asia Trail

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中文往下拉 Press Release - Three-peat for McNaughton and Hong Kong 100 in star-studded awards night Wanchai, 27 July 2018 – Hong Kong 100 and Marie McNaughton continued their dominance of the Gone Running Hong Kong Trail Running Awards, taking out the 2XU Best Race and GreenRace Female Runner of the Year awards, respectively, for the third year running.  46 years young and a mother of three, McNaughton continues to defy gravity, with another dominant season, highlighted by over a dozen local wins as well as winning Transjeju in Korea and runner-up at Ultra Trail Mount Fuji STY in Japan. Despite not winning...

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Bringing your A-Game - with Jeff Campbell

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We were privileged to have Hong Kong Male Runner of the Year and #WAAELITE, Jeff Campbell​, in the shop to walk us through his tips on bringing your A-game to a race. Read on for some key takeaways for any aspiring trail runner. Don't forget to warm up. Jeff likes to spend 10-30 mins, shorter for long races, longer for short races. This will help you get ahead of any early bottlenecks. Jeff's race day nutrition is a light brekky, then Tailwind and GU gels for 200-300 calories per hour during the run. In the race lead-up, he'll eat the same calories...

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A Runner's Guide to TransJeju 100 - with Women's Winner Marie McNaughton

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For anyone thinking about running TransJeju next year, here is a brief summary of the course and six race tips from women's champion, Marie McNaughton. Photo credit: TransJeju It’s hard to run 100 kilometres but, if you are somewhere new and stunning, it certainly helps! Korea is particularly attractive for trail runners as it has lots of beautiful unspoilt runnable forest trails which so lovely underfoot and fun to navigate. The TransJeju course is no exception. It's stunning and quite unique. It kicks off at 6am with a climb to the top of the Halla volcano that looks daunting on the course...

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TDS Tips from Majell Backhausen

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The UTMB running festival is almost upon us. For those running TDS, here are some last minute tips from the one and only Majell Backhausen, who monstered a sixth position in 16:05 at last year's race. Added to his 22nd at UTMB 2015, this guy knows how to run Chamonix! TDS really is a different beast, but a beast which can be tamed. Don't let it intimidate you, be friends with it and work the course to your advantage. This course has some steep continuous, seemingly endless climbs but also long sustained descents and really good runnable sections. Yes, runnable! The...

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Altra Chat with Co-founder Brian Beckstead

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It was a privilege to welcome Altra co-founder into the shop to talk about the origins of #Altra shoes, what makes them unique, and also their plans for the future. Something that surprised us was how much biomechanics goes into the design of Altra shoes. It's a huge differentiating factor against so many other standard running shoes available today. Brian started out working at Runners Corner, a small running shop in Utah. The staff there were big believer's in owner Hawk Harper's running philosophy of running "like a Kenyan", which was primarily landing over a bent knee rather than the high-impact...

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