|China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 2014|
|ENTRY NOW CLOSED, ENTRANT LIMIT REACHED FOR ALL RACES|
Please note closed really does mean closed.
2014 Races Sunday 19 January 08:00
Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung Country Park
Usual course over Sai Kung Man Yee and Sai Wan Roads at high Island Reservoir, start finish at Pak Tam Chung barrier, race administration, number pick up, post race prize giving, t shirt collection and refreshments (pictured at the bakery) at Po Leung Kuk Camp.
Please contact Dave Smith or AVOHK enquiry if you can help out on race day and on the Saturday before the race setting up at Po Leung Kuk and on course.
There are also some pre race jobs that need some help.
Special AVOHK member prizes including first three AVOHK ladies and men in half and full marathons (if not in overall race winners) and the John Lane Trophy for the First Veteran (over 40) AVOHK member in the marathon (can be awarded in conjunction with other awards).
to amend your personal data recorded by the entry system click this link https://regonline.activeglobal.com/CCM2014
For race changes and all other queries please email Dave Smith at: avohkccm2014 @ gmail.com
Joseph Sevilla marking the course (January 2013)
2013 results and more event details here.
|AVOHK-Reservoir Series 2013-14|
Congratulations to Chris Wharton who finished well ahead of his rivals at the Tai Lam Chung Reservoir race , runners up were Nicolas Meillassoux and Jean Paul Churchhouse. The Ladies race once again saw the Vets taking the honours, Tract Tory, Justine Clark and Catherine Leonard . Chris Wardlaw chose to take in two fine trail races during his visit to Hong Kong and followed up his KOTH Sai Kung with a winning position in the MV60 category and 17th overall.
Aberdeen - 20th October 2013
Tai Lam Chung - 8th December 2013
Tai Tam - 9th Feb 2014
Results Race 1 Aberdeen: Res Race 2013 Aberdeen Results.pdf
Online entry via this link https://regonline.activeglobal.com/avohkreservoirseries20132014
To help at race 3 please contact series race director Freeman Lee or anyone from AVOHK firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Specific info on races from firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to those who helped at Aberdeen and Tai Lam Chung , the very enthusiastic water stop teams are always appreciated. Thanks to Sheila Purves for course marking Tai Lam Chung, perfectly placed arrows meant no one got lost.
photo "finally I get to relax at an AVOHK race" our past results guru Dr. John with Tom Tom and Bubbles.
|2013 AVOHK 5km Series|
The 2013 Race series was comprised of four races:
Race 1 24 August Bowen Road
Race 2 7 September Tai Tam Tuk
Race 3 21 September Wanchai Gap
Race 4 12 October South Bay
entry list here AVOHK 5k Series 2013 Runner List 4_9_2013.pdf
race 1 results here AVOHK 5k Series 2013 - Race 1 Result.pdf
race 2 results here AVOHK 5k Series 2013 - Race2 Results.pdf
race 3 results here
AVOHK 5k Series 2013 - Race 3 Results.pdf
race 4 results here AVOHK 5k Series 2013 - Race 4 Results.pdf
Final Series Standings here: AVOHK 5k Series 2013 - Series Results (R4).pdf
With fine and dry weather, we witness top 6 sub-17 finishers the final race of 5k Series at South Bay, in which 3 boys claimed 3/4/5. Clinton Mackevious stormed right under 15 minutes.
Many thanks to Freeman Lee for race directing the series and all those who helped him at the races.
|AVOHK 2013 Annual Dinner and AGM|
Congratulations to Cindy Tsui and Mark Reeves awarded AVOHK athletes of the year. Many thanks to Paul Niel, mountaineer, for his talk on his Himalayan expedition where he climbed both Lhotse and Everest within 24 hours followed a week later by a successful ascent of Denali in Alaska.
|2013 Malcolm Phillips Age Graded 5km Run|
|The 7th Malcolm Phillips Annual Memorial Run took place on 11 May 2013 on Bowen Road. The 5km race was won by Angela Leung in the ladies and Phil Booth in the mens, both winners had close wins which are calculated by age grading the times. This is a small race to remember our great friend and competitor Malcolm Phillips, it was good to see some old friends out on the course and as helpers. |
Thankyou to all runners and helpers on the day.
2013 Malcolm Phillips Age Graded 5km Run.pdf
Click here to go to event page.
|Round the Island Time Trial 2013|
|Many thanks to everyone involved in 2013 RTI, huge thanks to Race organiser Dave Smith for co ordinating all the RTI arrangements. Our super check point helpers, start and finish team, the participants, police and supporters. The day went off very smoothly, the start finish was vacated in day light and all runners accounted for.|
The ladies stole the show in the True Grit and Whimps with Kami Semick in a class of her own winning the LV2 but also the overall ladies winner in 5.46, only 3 mins off the mens overall winner Olya and Rachel set a new ladies Whimps record of 5.33.
Mens highlights were Tsang Chun kit fastest man in 5.43.
Final results with splits out now on event page.
Those who have not collected medal certificate or t shirt these will be at the Malcolm Phillips 5km on Saturday 11 may at Bowen Road between 3.30 and 5.30 pm.
Picture Galen Jones at Peel Rise with helpers Denise and Angelita
More info, results, click here to go to the event page.
|AVOHK Monthly Social Run|
Last run of 2013 on Thursday December 12th|
Meet 7pm sharp at the Ladies Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Road in lower carpark. Mystery route will start and end at LRC. Bag drop, showers. Post run we will have drinks and snacks on Family Clubhouse Terrace.
Further info from avohk enquiry email email@example.com
Novembers socail Kurt, Juergen, Andrew, Martin and Catherine - a speedier run this month we beat Dave to the Thai at Deepwater Bay.
|John Lane Fondly Remembered|
|John Lane 19 July 1936 - 26 October 2013|
A legend of Hong Kong distance running, Hash, Trailwalker, founder member of AVOHK and the only person to have run in every China coast Marathon. Long term resident of Hong Kong John came to Hong kong as an Engineer in government and later in the private sector working in Taiwan, returning to Hk in retirement. No one comes close to his enthusiasm and commitment to AVOHK's flagship race the China Coast. John ran every one , celebrating at the finish with a trademark beer. AVOHK awarded him AVOHK Athlete of the year in 2011 for his participation in the China Coast Marathon .
Happy times with the Hash and the 2012-13 KOTH series
|Great Shot of China's New National Shot Put Champion....|
|......until the last throw!!|
A refitted John Casey was China's national shot put champion... ...until the last throw! While John’s new athletic identity may appear to be evidence of the onset of senilia dementia, (fittingly for an M-60 he also uses a technique popular more than 60 years ago) he may not have completely lost the plot as he asserted his authority as the captain of the small Hong Kong team. The less-than-well-intended remarks voiced by some of the more thickly constituted competitors in his previous forays into the field that he would probably fare better in the distance running events were absent from a group of what looked to be mostly converted sprinters who he towered over and essentially thrashed in Beijing. Perhaps just as important, the trendy AVOHK RTI 2013 t-shirts proved to be a popular souvenir among the lucky few to receive them.
|Bill Purves co ordinates our overseas Veterans participation in various meets and events, Beijing Vets meet has now closed but watch this space for more trips. To get on the mailing list please send a message to Bill.|
|Run for AVOHK , Road ,Trail and Track.|
|Martin Kennard and Mark Reeves have answered the call and will act as Club Captains for team and track races. Martin will handle team entries for races that have a team option and Mark Reeves will enter AVOHK members into HKAAA track meets . For the latter most require you to be a HKAAA member. |
Please check this website and Vicents newsletter and AVOHK emails for events, if you see an event you would like to enter as part of a team contact Martin on martinavohk@ yahoo . com
contact detals for Mark to be advised for the meantime please use the avohk enquiry mail
Latest team event list here Team Races Aug Mail Out.docx
|AVOHK Kit |
SOME OLD KIT AVAILABLE ...........and NEW KIT IN THE PIPELINE
Our previous New Balance kit and Adidas kit, Ladies' and Mens vests, unisex t shirt, ladies and mens split shorts. The end of lines are available. For 2013 we are looking to source new kit, please contact Phil Booth for information.
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