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Round the Island Time Trial 2014
RTI 2014 winners

Congratulations to Nicole Lau who won the ladies True Grit in a very commendable time of 6 hours 44 minutes and Lam Shing Yip who just scraped in under the 6 hour mark to win the mens True Grit 5 hours 59 minutes. The Whimps overall winners and new mixed open record holders are team “Sugar Rush” 5 hours 17 minutes, not fazed by the near 30 degree temperatures that hottest day of the year so far threw at the runners.
More results to follow when the web mistress has access to wifi and more to the point gets over her jet lag.
Dave thanks all the helpers on Saturday and Sunday who made the RTI such an enjoyable and successful day, remember the party is on May 8th at the Mariners Club. All runners are encouraged to join the party and if you cannot then please send a representative to collect your t shirt and certificate. The booking form is on the event page.

The RTI "Do" where all finishers recieve their medals, t shirt , certificate and the prize giving takes place will be on May 8th at the Mariners Club, Middle Road TST.  If you book in for the "Do" with your entry there is a discount.

More results very soon here on the event page here       

More info,  2013  and prior results please click  here to go to the event page.

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-Reservoir Series 2013-14

The series finished with a damp finale at Tai Tam , a small field took to the challenging hills and trail around Tai Tam upper reservoir , ladies overall winner was Olya Korzh and  the men were lead home by  Joe Wong. 

Results Race 1 Aberdeen:   Res Race 2013 Aberdeen Results.pdf

Results Race 2 Tai Lam Chung:AVOHK Reservoir Series 2013 Results - Tai Lam Chung (Overall).pdf
Results Race 3 Tai Tam     AVOHK Reservoir Series 2013-14 Race 3 Result.pdf

Overall Series Results and final placings    click here

Thanks to those who helped at Tai Tam  and during the series.

photo "finally I get to relax at an AVOHK race"  our past results guru Dr. John with Tom Tom and Bubbles at Tai Lam Chung.

China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon19 January 2014
Results on page  "our races" China Coast Marathon

Congratulations to Chan Kit Yee and Darren Benson winners of the Full Marathon and Zein Williams and Adrian Lowther winners in the half.  The John Lane Tankard was won by Gunnar Rethfeldt as the fastest AVOHKer over 40 in the Full Marathon.
Excellent weather saw 563 finishers in the full, 1242 in the half.

Special thanks go to Dave Smith for co ordinating the races and huge THANK YOU to all the helpers including stalwart  AVOHK club members on course, at the water stations and at the start finish/po leung kuk, HKAC cadets and officers, Thaiquain, Echo Yeungs team, our fabulous Filipino (pictured) and Filipina crew, Denise and her team, Angelita and her team.

Thank you GAMMON for your sponsorship of the 2014 Races

Unclaimed prizes available for collection on Tuesday 28th January from 12 noon - 1.30 pm Ground floor coffee shops, Jardine house, Connaught Place, Central, if you are a prize winner please try to collect it or send a friend, contact Catherine for more information. 

Please send race photos and links to Catherine at catherineavohk@gmail.com
(Gunnar Rethfeldt and Darren Benson picture Richard Castka SCMP)
All race queries please email Dave Smith at: avohkccm2014 @  gmail.com

2014 results and more event details click  here.

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
here to go to event page.

2014 race in May subject to enough help -  particularly a race results programme.  Anyone who can help please contact us.

happening elsewhere...
AVOHK Monthly Social Run

March run most probably 27th March organised by Mary Ekstein and Dave Smith, more details later but if you are interested please email us.  If you can host a run or organise one with a route to end up at a suitable watering hole please contact us.
Further info from avohk enquiry email catherineavohk@gmail.com

NEW AVOHK Kit arrived and ready for members

We have new 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

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.

Overseas meets
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.
 shtb @  i-cable.com

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

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

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