Things to see on my daily run around Hanoi’s West Lake

The nice thing about where I live in Vietnam is my daily running route. Normally I go around the east side of Hanoi’s West Lake (or Tay Ho) and here’s an assortment of things I can see on my run: My run normally brings me past Phu Tay Ho pagoda, a popular destination for unmarried … Continue reading Things to see on my daily run around Hanoi’s West Lake

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Hanoi Half Marathon, 13 December 2009

|I’ve already sworn on this blog that I would never run a road race again, a resolution I made only ten days ago in fact. But it was hard to resist the temptation to compete in the Red River Runners Half Marathon in Hanoi last Sunday. So I’ve already broken my vow. It was more … Continue reading Hanoi Half Marathon, 13 December 2009

Biking to Ba Vi

“Anyone fancy biking to Ba Vi National Park on Saturday?” The google group message dropped into our inboxes with an enticing thud. What Simon was proposing was a 50 kilometre ride along the Red River from Hanoi to the town of Son Tay. From there, we’d climb up Ba Vi mountain to the Statue of … Continue reading Biking to Ba Vi

Racing for Peace around Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake

It’s not every Sunday that I get up at 5 am to do a one mile race around the city’s lake. But it was the first proper race that I’ve heard of taking place in Hanoi. And all of the Red Rivers Runners that I train with were going, so I figured I’d tag along. … Continue reading Racing for Peace around Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake

The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO) 36th Hanoi Moi Run Tournament for peace 2009

How could I possibly not enter? ... THE HANOI UNION OF FRIENDSHIP ORGANIZATIONS (HAUFO) ------------------------------------- Hanoi, July 20th, 2009 The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO) would like to present its high compliments to you. On the occasion of Hanoi Liberation’s Day 10/10, 999th founding annivesary of Thang Long-Hanoi, the HAUFO in combination with Hanoi … Continue reading The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO) 36th Hanoi Moi Run Tournament for peace 2009