October 26, 2012 7:18 pm

Hot property: Running trails

Five residences fit for keen runners, including a townhouse in Hong Kong and a chalet in France
Penthouse, Paseo de Maritimo, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Penthouse, Paseo de Maritimo, Palma, Mallorca, Spain, €3.1m

Where Overlooking the bay of Palma, 10 minutes’ drive from Palma international airport.

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What An eighth-floor apartment with 550 sq m of living space, including six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The master bedroom suite includes an office, three walk-in wardrobes and two bathrooms; there are separate staff quarters and a terrace.

Why The apartment overlooks the Paseo Maritimo and is a two-minute jog to the running/cycling track that begins at the Club de Mar in Palma and extends 20km to the resort of Arenal, with sea views all the way.

Who Engel & Völkers, www.engelvoelkers.com, tel: +34 971 22 23 23

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Chalet de Praz, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France

Chalet de Praz, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France, €2.5m

Where On the Flegere side of the Chamonix Valley, about one hour’s drive from Geneva in Switzerland and a 15-minute walk into the centre of Chamonix.

What An eight-bedroom chalet with en suite bathrooms and a large living room, dining room and bar. There is a one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor and a sauna with ski locker on the lower ground floor.

Why It’s a short jog to the Tour de Mont Blanc hiking path, which is also the route of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, a 168km annual ultra-marathon.

Who Winkworth International, www.winkworth-international.com, tel: +44 20 7870 7181

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Oak Villa, Queens Road, Kingston, Surrey, UK

Oak Villa, Queens Road, Kingston, Surrey, UK, £3.5m

Where Eleven miles from central London, less than a mile from the centre of Kingston, and half a mile from Norbiton rail station, where trains to London Waterloo take less than half an hour.

What A five-bedroom, five-bathroom family house, with 4,388 sq ft of living space, a garden, outdoor swimming pool and coach house.

Why It’s only 120m from Richmond Park – with its 11km-long Tamsin trail around its perimeter – and 2km from the River Thames and its towpath. Keen runners can reach Wimbledon Common.

Who Knight Frank, www.knightfrank.com, tel: +44 20 7629 8171

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91 Central Park West 4A, Manhattan, New York, US

91 Central Park West 4A, Manhattan, New York, US, $5.495m

Where On the Upper West Side, just across the road from Central Park, about 20 miles from JFK international airport.

What A three-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment with 2,400 sq ft of living space and an additional maid’s room. All the bedrooms have park views, and the building has 24-hour concierge facilities.

Why Central Park has a runners’ loop of nearly 6.1 miles and is the home of the New York Road Runners club, which holds more than 100 events a year, including the New York City marathon.

Who Halstead Property, www.halstead.com, tel: +44 20 7467 5330

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Abergeldie, 52 Plantation Road, The Peak, Hong Kong

Abergeldie, 52 Plantation Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, HK$220m (£17.66m)

Where Half an hour’s walk to Hong Kong Central and an hour by car to Hong Kong international airport.

What A four-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse with 3,688 sq ft of living space, a terrace and small garden.

Why It’s 1km from Lugard Road, where there is a 3.5km circular trail around the Peak, which forms part of the 50km Hong Kong Trail.

Who Landscope Christie’s International Real Estate, www.landscope-christies.com, tel: +852 2866 0022

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