WHO WE ARE

We are a team of passionate and experienced trailrunners, united by a shared love for discovering and traveling to races and events all over the world. We believe Hong Kong has some of the best trails in the region, and that there is a demand for races and events here that are accessible to all skill levels, organised to exceptionally high quality and standards. 

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Steve Carr, Founder

Steve Carr

Steve has successfully organised and directed the inaugural Hard As Nayls and The 9 Dragons events. He was a partner and founding member of Hong Kong's specialist trail running store - GoneRunning.

Michael Ormiston, Founder

Michael Ormiston

Michael is a Sydney-born accomplished runner and triathlete, and father to two beautiful girls. He enjoys traveling around the world on the hunt for new trails and also loves to cook and drink fine wines. 

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Derk van den Heuvel

Derk is a proud Dutchman, passionate triathlete and father to three sporty kids. Derk loves trail running for the opportunity it brings to discover a different side to Hong Kong.

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Nia Cooper

Nia has always had a passion for running and joined the HK trail running scene in 2015. It wasn’t long after that she was signed up to the many races on offer, getting hooked on the beautiful and scenic trails around Hong Kong. She now runs the trails with her beautiful daughter.

Isaac Au-Yeung, Logistics

Isaac Au-Yeung

Isaac is in charge of making sure everything gets where it is supposed to be on race day! As our go-to man for organising van pick ups and drop offs, the races simply wouldn't be a success without him.

Gone but not forgotten

Nic Tinworth, Founder

Nic Tinworth

Nic grew up in Hong Kong and fell in love with it's plethora of trail systems while running with his high school cross country team. As a passionate trail and ultra runner, Nic was always been a vocal advocate for the sport and it's community. He founded the Country of Origin race in 2015 to bring a fun community and social based event to the race calendar.

Nic fought a valiant fight against brain cancer, and joined the trails in the sky in 2020. We miss him dearly and our events will always have a little bit of Nic in them.