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Round The Island Sunday 17 April 2016
Congratulations to last years RTI winner   Issac Ho who once again won the time trial in a time of 6:11  , first True Grit lady was Nicole Lau in 6.56

First Whimps were Rachel Sproston and Mo Devlin who ran a splendid 5.41 in high humidity and slippery conditions.

Thanks to all the helpers before the event and on the day.  The checkpoint marshalls are always praised for their friendly manner .  Thanks to Gone Running for supplying Tailwind at CP2,4 and 6.

  Po Shan Road crew Stephen, Mark, Cindy and Maria. 
 


Results with splits now available, please go to the event page.

Dave Smith  organised the event, all questions to him via email  roundtheisland2016@gmail.com

picture the checkpoint crew at Shek O Road.

2016 Malcolm Phillips 5km
4pm Saturday May 14th 2016

Age graded 5km on Bowen Road, start and finish at junction with Bowen Drive.  2.5km out and 2.5km back.  Results are age graded -  that is your finish time is multiplied by a factor according to your age. 

This race is held to remember our friend Malcolm Phillips who  was a long time member of AVOHK and the Hong Kong Ladies Road Runners Club, a serving officer in the HK Police he also ran for Police Athletics club and was a popular figure as both a competitor and organiser at many running events. 

Catherine is organising this run and needs some help on course to marshall the turn around and the finish.  Please email her on catherineavohk@gmail.com if you can help out on the day.

Entry form available malcolm entry form - 2016.pdf

2015 - 16 AVOHK Reservoir Race Series
Many thanks to our series sponsor Hong Kong's leading curtain walling company



Race 1  Sunday 18 October 2015 Aberdeen
Race 2 Sunday 14 February 2015 Tai Lam Chung
Race 3  Saturday 19 March 2016 Tai Tam Reservoir

Race 1 Congratulations to Chris Wharton and Saskia Bowers won overall, full results here    AVOHK Reservoir Series 2015_16 - Race 1 Result.pdf
Race 2 Congratulations to  Brendan Keane first man and  Rachel Sproston  first lady in the race   results   AVOHK Reservoir Series 2015_16 - Race 2 Results by Overall.pdf
Race 3 Fantastic final 2k by Charlotte Cutler to be first lady over the line at yeserday's Tai Tam race, Charlotte is more at home on the track than the trails, her run from the dams to the finish was spectacular.  Harry Johnston took first place in the men's race.

The results of race three and the  final standings after three races are below , positions awarded for the best 2 out of 3 races congratulations to all our age group winners.

Thanks to Freeman Lee and all the helpers  for an enjoyable series of races around Hong Kong's reservoirs. 

AVOHK Reservoir Series 2015_16 - Overall Ranking (Final)-1.pdf

AVOHK Reservoir Series 2015_16 - Race 3 Result.pdf

China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 31 January 2016
Well done to all the runners  in the 2016 China Coast  Marathon and Half and Congratulations to  Marcia Zhou and Lam Chak In who won the overall women's and men's marathon and Oh Yann Kai and Matthew Clarke who won the overall women's and men's half marathon.  Notable AVOHK performances from  Rebecca Lau (WV60) who ran 2:02:23 in the half and Ross Milburn (MV70) who recorded 2:01:21  in the half. 
The John Lane Tankard was won by a very happy Wong Kin Kwong.

Thank you to all our helpers on Saturday and Sunday, to the organising committee  who is in reality very much a "one man band" -  namely  Dave Smith and  the supporting AVOHK members  and AVOHK friends.

Attached are the prize lists and the overall results for each race.    
Full marathon prize lists   
China Coast Full Marathon 2016 prize lists.pdf

Half Marathon prize lists   
China Coast Half Marathon 2016 prize lists.pdf

Full marathon results     
China Coast Full Marathon 2016 Results final.pdf
Half marathon results     2016ChinaCoastHalfresults.pdf

AVOHK Member Prizes           CCM2016_AVOHK_awards.pdf

If anyone has links to photos please let us know and we will post them.  Also  we need some high quality photos for Distance Runner , the AIMS publication. 


Problems or query's then please email Dave Smith at chinacoastmarathon2016@gmail.com

Top of  the Hill water stop team acting as a buffer to the string gusts, the wind made it a challenge to keep the cups upright.

2015 AVOHK 5K series
2015 5KM series is now complete.  Congratulations to all series category winners.

2015 Final Series Results
AVOHK 5k Series 2015 - Final Series Ranking.pdf

Results for Race 1    
AVOHK 5k Series 2015 - Category Result (Bowen Road).pdf
AVOHK 5k Series 2015 - Overall Result (Bowen Road).pdf

Results for Race 2
AVOHK 5k Series 2015 - Race 2 Category Result (Tai Tam Tuk) .pdf
AVOHK 5k Series 2015 - Series Result (Race 2).pdf

Results for Race 3
AVOHK 5k Series 2015-Race3 Overall Results (Wan Chai Gap ).pdf
AVOHK 5k Series 2015-Race3 Category Results (Wan Chai Gap ).pdf
Series Results 2015.pdf

Results for Race 4
AVOHK 5k Series 2015 - Race 4 (South Bay) Category Results.pdf

AVOHK 5k Series 2015 - Race 4 (South Bay) Overall Results.pdf

Race dates for 2015 Series
29 August Bowen Road
12 September Tai Tam
26 September Wanchai Gap
10 October South Bay


happening elsewhere...
New WEBSITE
The new website will be launched during April.  Thanks to Colin Whittington and Paul Ngan who have worked on the site giving it  a much needed new look.
 

Why can't I give my bib to some one else and other questions
AVOHK race organisers are ever asked "I can't run I'm away/injured/have another race can I give my bib to my friend?" They will receive the answer  -  a firm NO!

Why not -  because it messes up the results causing not only the race organiser a huge headache but upsets other runners and secondly because we take more entries up front to allow for no shows.  By taking more entries and factoring in a "no show rate"  more runners get a chance to enter up front. 
AVOHK is unique in Hong Kong as we  operate in most of our events 5 year age groups and thus a runner aged 30 suddenly running under a bib allocated to the veteran 50 for example may mess up the results.   You may not think it maters or you may think your running in another bib is harmless but more often than not IT DOES affect our results .  Altering the prize lists shifting people up and down is a real hassle and then there is the hassle of re-awarding prizes , having new trophy's made or trying to claim back mis awarded prizes.
 
Entry data for CCM  is sent to Championchip  in advance so as number bibs are prepared with a label with the runners name and  category .  There has to be a cut off to allow for this, we do not have an office full of admin staff.  Our on and off  course logistics  with water quantities, souvenir order,  race permits etc work to a certain number of people , we don't want waste or too many leftover and we don't want to run short By calculating entry will have a number of drop outs race organisers can keep entry fees lower.
The Reservoir race series and 5km are based on performances at the 3 races.
THE RTI has a unique T shirt which has all the runners names printed on it.

By far the worst scenario would be a runner wearing another runners bib becoming seriously ill on course and we would not have the correct contact details. 

Why not a waitlist?-  AVOHK don't operate this system, again it is due to admin and also because it makes our calculations of expected number of runners very difficult.  In some cases runners will wait to see who has entered and then calculate their chances of winning a prize if they enter last minute -  is this fair? 

Enter well in advance, "Buy an Option" -  if you cannot run accept your entry is not used, maybe come and help instead if you are injured. 

AVOHK Kit for members

Club kit by Mizuno, shown in the photo, modeled by Phil and Holly Booth.

It is excellent value at HK$100 for a vest and HK$100 for shorts.  Various sizes and the womens kit is ladies fit, please contact Phil Booth for information and purchase.  There is also some old kit still available again Phil has details.

click to email him Phil Booth


AVOHK AGM 2015 and Athlete Of The Year

The AVOHK AGM....

2014/15 Athltes of the Year are Rachel Sproston and Freeman Lee , both have competed copiously over the season and been rewarded with many podium positions and PB performances.

It was a very enjoyable evening at Cafe 8 above the HK Maritime Museum situated at Central Ferry Piers ,  Pier 8.  The bar will now become the AVOHK HQ for meetings.  The bar is part of a community initiative  and employs staff with special needs giving opportunity for employment in the main stream workforce.  The bar is managed  by John Macinven a fellow runner and AVOHK member .

Chris Watts  founder of Motion Dynamics gave an enthusiastic and extremely informative talk and demonstration on mobility, stretching , posture stressing the importance of good allignment to prevent injury and emphasizing it is never too late too correct imbalances.  We will be arranging a group work shop in late Summer for AVOHK members.

 

 




Overseas Meets and Asian Veterans
Bill Purves co ordinates our overseas Veterans participation in various meets and events.  There are several coming up including Taiwan March 12th/13th.  Most are track but some also have a road races.  The best way to keep informed is to get on his mailing list.   To get on the mailing list please send a message to Bill.

 shtb @  i-cable.com

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 details for Mark to be advised for the meantime please use the avohk enquiry mail

Congratulations Boston Runners
Well done to the AVOHkers who ran at Boston on Monday April 20th.  was a cool 7 degrees perfect for AVOHK member and dedicated race organiser Freeman Lee to run a  super 2.44.59.  Congratulations to Elain Hall and Candice Stella both AVOhkers who also ran.  Elaine had battled back from injury so was well rewarded with a 3.25.

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