Four wheels good, Two wheels bad

May 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Scene

Four wheels good, Two wheels bad

Since arriving in China in the late 1980s the country’s skate scene has been growing gradually. With the rapidly growing skate-savvy youth of the city and increasing skate-tourism, Shanghai looks poised to become one of the top skating cities in the world.

Carrie Qian @ Red Town Club Hero

May 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Carrie Qian @ Red Town Club Hero

Carrie Qian talks to us about life as an estate agent in the city with the property market booming. The demanding clients and gruelling work schedule is enough to drive anyone to violence so we meet her in the boxing ring at Red Town Club Hero to discuss how she winds down after work.

Amy Aichholz @ Jing’An Sculpture Park

December 13th, 2010  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Amy Aichholz @ Jing’An Sculpture Park

Over the past few years Shanghai’s yoga scene been on the up and up. This new found mainstream success has created a market for new wave yoga styles which some find unorthodox. Corporate agent turned yoga instructor Amy Aichholz meets us in Jiang’An Sculpture Park to discuss the art of relaxation.

Ammended Congratulations

December 5th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

Ammended Congratulations

Yesterdays blog stated that Shanghai Squared’s own Colin Johnson would be running the full 26 miles of today’s marathorn and joked he might do it in under two hours, nine minutes (the current record).

Imagine my disbelief when received a text from the man himself announcing that he had finished in just one hour and 26 minutes, thereby smashing the record. It took a few seconds for the penny to drop that Colin was only running the half marathon. The American college graduate has indeed not beaten the skinny Ethiopian record holder, this time.

I therefore have two appologies to make:

First, I apologise to our readers for publishing inaccurate information (a journalistic sin of the highest order.) Second, to Colin for somewhat undermining his actually achievement.

I’d like to finish this amendment by congratulating Colin Johnson on finishing today’s (not to be undermined) half-marathon in a very impressive 193 place (one hour and 26 mins).

Shanghai Marathon Tomorrow

December 4th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

Shanghai Marathon Tomorrow

Tomorrow sees Shanghai’s 11th annual international marathon. Shanghai Squared’s own, Colin Johnson, is running all 26 miles with a predicted 18,000 other runners.

The race starts on Nanjing Dong Lu Pedestrian Street and finishes by the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Pudong. This being China, the course has been specially designed to show off the cities most impressive landmarks.

The race record was set in 2008 at two hours, nine minutes and nine seconds by Melese Gashaw from Ethopia.

Let’s see if Colin can knock a few minutes off it. Good luck.

     

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