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    Running Club For Expats?

    I'm kind of curious if there are running clubs here in Hong Kong geared for expats? I just started running 9 weeks ago and I'm running about 4-5 times per week (about 22-28K of running per week @ around 6min/K). Since I just started running I'm currently training to run in the Standard Chartered HK Marathon (half-marathon option) in Feb.

    Would be fun to run once per week with a bunch of people to mix things up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Google hong kong hash harriers.
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    if you like running on hiking trails, the meetup hiking group has spun out a trailrunning meetup.


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    here: HKRunners

    As said many times on this board a lot of expat/locals (good to very good level - ie HK marathon/half marathon specialists, some running in 2h45 and below) are training at the Aberdeen Sports Ground and at the Wanchai track most of the times in the evening (ie 7 PM onwards). Go there, meet with them and it will all go fine.

    By the way, it is a little early to train for a Half Marathon in February ;-)

    Join shorter distances first (there is a 5km AVOHK races series in September usually for example: AVOHK – Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong)

    Then in December start to properly train for the half marathon - June to September are tough months in HK for running, the heat and humidity are for real !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    here: HKRunners

    As said many times on this board a lot of expat/locals (good to very good level - ie HK marathon/half marathon specialists, some running in 2h45 and below) are training at the Aberdeen Sports Ground and at the Wanchai track most of the times in the evening (ie 7 PM onwards). Go there, meet with them and it will all go fine.

    By the way, it is a little early to train for a Half Marathon in February ;-)

    Join shorter distances first (there is a 5km AVOHK races series in September usually for example: AVOHK – Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong)

    Then in December start to properly train for the half marathon - June to September are tough months in HK for running, the heat and humidity are for real !
    Oh I only loosely said I was training for a half. Since I've only been running 9-10 weeks (newbie) I'm currently still in the 'building mileage' phase of my training. Just trying to build my endurance slowly so I minimize injuries common to newbies. Once I'm 4-5 months out from the half I'll start to step up my training and follow a half marathon program.

    Considering I'm more of a newbie (run 22-28K @ 6min/K) is it suitable for me run with these good to very good runners (never done any speedwork/farkleks)? I was more thinking about joining a club where there would be a wide range of runners in terms of abilities.

    As for the 5Ks thanks the heads up. I've been looking at HKrunners.com for a few weeks now and already marked down all signup dates for the shorter races I want to be in before the HK Marathon
    Last edited by big_apple_ken; 25-05-2010 at 01:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Google hong kong hash harriers.
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    Do they mainly run on HK Island? I have a friend who is in the Wanchai Harriers and they seem to run a lot in the New Territories. I had a look at the HK Harriers site and it seems like the majority of their members are quite a bit older than me. Also what's the deal with all these Harrier clubs...their sites seem to portray them as a bunch of athletic drunks...haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    if you like running on hiking trails, the meetup hiking group has spun out a trailrunning meetup.
    Oh cool. I've never tried trail running before. Where do these guys usually run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_apple_ken:
    Oh I only loosely said I was training for a half. Since I've only been running 9-10 weeks (newbie) I'm currently still in the 'building mileage' phase of my training. Just trying to build my endurance slowly so I minimize injuries common to newbies. Once I'm 4-5 months out from the half I'll start to step up my training and follow a half marathon program.

    Considering I'm more of a newbie (run 22-28K @ 6min/K) is it suitable for me run with these good to very good runners (never done any speedwork/farkleks)? I was more thinking about joining a club where there would be a wide range of runners in terms of abilities.

    As for the 5Ks thanks the heads up. I've been looking at HKrunners.com for a few weeks now and already marked down all signup dates for the shorter races I want to be in before the HK Marathon
    The sessions I listed in my post are totally open to all and they are some beginners too (a lot) so no worries ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    The sessions I listed in my post are totally open to all and they are some beginners too (a lot) so no worries ;-)
    I actually spent 5 minutes to skim through the 23 pages of posts in your profile but there isn't much detail to these sessions besides a approximate location. Do these guys have a website? How will I be able to tell who's part of the training group or not? Also considering I'm still in the mileage building phase of my training...is speedplay a little early? In terms of intervals how far do you guys run and for how long (approximately)?

    Sorry for all the questions. I just like to know as much info as possible. Thanks!

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    I've PMed you.


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