A wrap-up of trail runs and other events, plus a look ahead at a cou­ple com­ing soon.

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IN EARLY JULY, MORE THAN 300 en­thu­si­asts sport­ing vi­sors and blue swim caps scrib­bled race num­bers on their tri­ceps in prepa­ra­tion for the an­nual Sheko Chal­lenge. This year’s 13th edi­tion took them through a 2.2-km swim, 8.5-km run and a 9-km pad­dle from Big Wave Bay to Sheko Back Beach. So­los could choose from any one of the ac­tiv­i­ties while duos com­peted in two and trios did the full trisolothon. The event is all about giv­ing ev­ery­one a chance to get in­volved: kids aged 10- 17 could join the fun with a 600-m swim; while for the first time, the full 2.2-km swim could be split into halves or quar­ters, with win­ners de­ter­mined by their total time. “This year the rain has been com­ing in and out, ev­ery­one has been wait­ing, but it turns out the weather has been ab­so­lutely per­fect. We’re re­ally happy to be do­ing this over a decade now, try­ing to raise aware­ness for the ma­rine en­vi­ron­ment and also to sup­port wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties in Hong Kong,” said Doug Woo, co-founder of event or­gan­iser Open Wa­ter Asia. All the hard work was re­warded with beach wa­ter polo, food and an af­ter-party at Back Beach.

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