Liu Fo-lok climbs some steps during the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge. Liu won the 2024 race in a time of 52 hours, two minutes and 24 seconds. Photo: violanalan.photos

Liu Fo-lok posts fourth fastest time in Hong Kong Four Trails history

Liu reaches postbox in Mui Wo in 52 hours, two minutes and 24 seconds, nearly four hours ahead of nearest rival.

12 Feb 2024 - 11:11PM

From talking to monkeys to finding inner peace on Hong Kong’s four trails

Tsang Wai-fung gets used to running without headphones but first experiences highs and lows of solitary adventure that takes runners 298km across the city.

Tsang Wai-fung gets used to running without headphones but first experiences highs and lows of solitary adventure that takes runners 298km across the city.

2 Feb 2024 - 8:41AM

UTMB, Kilian Jornet and others discuss trail running future

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and top trail runners discuss how to balance the sport’s development ‘with its values at the centre’.

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and top trail runners discuss how to balance the sport’s development ‘with its values at the centre’.

26 Jan 2024 - 9:14AM

Double delight for Chinese pair at Hong Kong 100 Ultra Marathon

Meng Guangfu and Chen Lin claim men’s and women’s titles in first race of inaugural World Trail Majors.

Meng Guangfu and Chen Lin claim men’s and women’s titles in first race of inaugural World Trail Majors.

22 Jan 2024 - 3:26PM

Hong Kong chef swaps kitchen for bearded dragons as he tackles 4 trails race

Liu Fo-lok has taken to breeding and selling reptiles to fund his training for city’s toughest ultra-marathon event.

Liu Fo-lok has taken to breeding and selling reptiles to fund his training for city’s toughest ultra-marathon event.

12 Feb 2024 - 4:29PM

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John Ellis has competed in every edition of the Hong Kong 100 Ultra Marathon. Photo: HK100

Veteran Ellis’ top tips for runners tackling the HK100 ultra-marathon

The famous race returns for its 14th year this weekend, and John Ellis has been there from the start. Overseas runners can typically be caught out by the stairs and steep climbs, but don’t forget about the monkeys.

20 Jan 2024 - 8:00AM

HK100 ultramarathon set to test 3,000 runners over 103km, 56km and 33km

Chinese contenders in 103km race include last year’s top two You Peiquan and Zhao Jiaju, and, among the women, Wu Yuanyuan, who last year won the ‘Grand Sam’ of Third, Half and main event.

Chinese contenders in 103km race include last year’s top two You Peiquan and Zhao Jiaju, and, among the women, Wu Yuanyuan, who last year won the ‘Grand Sam’ of Third, Half and main event.

15 Jan 2024 - 10:18AM

Race director eyeing TransLantau growth, event has power to ‘promote Hong Kong’

Clement Dumont eyes ‘bigger and better’ event going forward and says he welcomes competition from new trail-running series.

Clement Dumont eyes ‘bigger and better’ event going forward and says he welcomes competition from new trail-running series.

26 Dec 2023 - 10:00AM

Philippines’ Onifa, Nepal’s Budha triumph as North Face 100 trail race returns

John Ray Onifa blows away the field in Hong Kong, finishing over two hours ahead, while local runners dominate over 50km and 16km as 1,800 athletes take part.

John Ray Onifa blows away the field in Hong Kong, finishing over two hours ahead, while local runners dominate over 50km and 16km as 1,800 athletes take part.

10 Dec 2023 - 8:15PM

Oxfam Trailwalker thanks Hong Kong – next it wants more youngsters and tourists

‘We’d like to work with different organisations and schools to recruit more youngsters,’ director says, adding tourism ‘is a market with great potential’ – but commitment to protect MacLehose Trail remains.

‘We’d like to work with different organisations and schools to recruit more youngsters,’ director says, adding tourism ‘is a market with great potential’ – but commitment to protect MacLehose Trail remains.

25 Nov 2023 - 2:23PM

Oxfam Trailwalker: thousands take to Hong Kong’s trails for annual fundraiser

Some 3,400 people take part in the annual event, which takes competitors on a 100km trek across the city.

Some 3,400 people take part in the annual event, which takes competitors on a 100km trek across the city.

25 Nov 2023 - 7:48AM

New ultra running series launches to counter ‘commercial’ giant UTMB

Hong Kong 100 directors create World Major Trails series with races in Asia, Africa, Europe and America, to put ‘original spirit of trail and ultra running’ back at the centre of the sport.

Hong Kong 100 directors create World Major Trails series with races in Asia, Africa, Europe and America, to put ‘original spirit of trail and ultra running’ back at the centre of the sport.

13 Nov 2023 - 10:10PM

Briton Joly wins TransLantau by UTMB, with Xiang of China first woman

247 runners complete the 129km trail running race as its 10th anniversary edition forms part of the UTMB World Series for the first time.

247 runners complete the 129km trail running race as its 10th anniversary edition forms part of the UTMB World Series for the first time.

12 Nov 2023 - 9:26PM

Visually impaired runner takes on TransLantau 25km race to show ‘we can’

UTMB introduces new adaptive athlete policy allowing visually impaired and those with learning difficulties to use guide runners

UTMB introduces new adaptive athlete policy allowing visually impaired and those with learning difficulties to use guide runners

11 Nov 2023 - 12:00PM

UTMB World Series creator Poletti fulfils long-term goal with TransLantau debut

UTMB World series co-founder Michel Poletti is embracing TransLantau’s debut on the circuit, to the extent he is running the 129-kilometre event one day after arriving from France.

UTMB World series co-founder Michel Poletti is embracing TransLantau’s debut on the circuit, to the extent he is running the 129-kilometre event one day after arriving from France.

10 Nov 2023 - 7:00PM

TransLantau trail races back with new 129km event, and director feels ‘pressure’

TransLantau race director Clement Dumont says the pressure is growing, with six months of preparations set to boil down to a monumental three-day event.

TransLantau race director Clement Dumont says the pressure is growing, with six months of preparations set to boil down to a monumental three-day event.

10 Nov 2023 - 7:30AM

Hong Kong audiences marvel at film documenting brutal 298km trail running event

A film telling the story of 18 athletes navigating the harsh 298km, three-day Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge is proving a hit with audiences across the city.

A film telling the story of 18 athletes navigating the harsh 298km, three-day Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge is proving a hit with audiences across the city.

31 Oct 2023 - 1:14PM

3 trail runners top podium after dramatic end to 50km Hong Kong race

The opening leg of the HK50 Series serves up a photo finish, with Jeff Campbell, Chan Ka-keung and Wong Wai-hung crossing the line together following five-hour slog.

The opening leg of the HK50 Series serves up a photo finish, with Jeff Campbell, Chan Ka-keung and Wong Wai-hung crossing the line together following five-hour slog.

22 Oct 2023 - 2:10PM

Runners beat Typhoon Koinu to complete Lantau 2 Peaks race as storm nears

Hong Kong’s trail running season began on Sunday when competitors defied worsening conditions to complete a storm-shortened Lantau 2 Peaks challenge

Hong Kong’s trail running season began on Sunday when competitors defied worsening conditions to complete a storm-shortened Lantau 2 Peaks challenge

9 Oct 2023 - 1:15PM

Could you run over 10km every day for 4 years? He has, and he’s 64

On his 60th birthday Peter Hopper set himself an epic running challenge – go the length of the equator by running 5km or more a day for 10 years. Four years in, the Hong Kong running coach’s streak is unbroken.

On his 60th birthday Peter Hopper set himself an epic running challenge – go the length of the equator by running 5km or more a day for 10 years. Four years in, the Hong Kong running coach’s streak is unbroken.

2 Sep 2023 - 9:27AM