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AVOHK 5K series 2016
The 2016 5K series entry is now open.  Four races over 5km with junior and senior  age groups .

  • Race 1 : 27th August 2016, Bowen Road 
  • Race 2 : 10th September 2016, Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir
  • Race 3 : 24th September 2016, Wanchai Gap Playground 
  • Race 4 : 8th October 2016, South Bay

  • More information and to enter please click here   

    2016 Malcolm Phillips Age Graded 5km
    Apologies to the ladies  winners and second place-  results have been slightly amended,  The winner is now Tracy Tory  and second place goes to Rebecca Lau.  Men's results are unafffected.

    Congratulations to AVOHK members Tracy Tory and Mo Devlin  (pictured with Cindy Lau) who won the ladies  and mens races .  Tracy in an in an age graded 18:52 (age graded from an actual run time of 21:07) and AVOHK member Mo Devlin won the mens  in 15:10 (age graded from 17:55)  

    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.  Cindy his wife was at the run to give out the prizes and his family back in UK send best wishes to the runners in Hong Kong.

    Thanks to all the helpers on the day.

    Please email Catherine Leonard who organised the run on catherineavohk@gmail.com if you  have any questions

    Full results on this file   2016 Malrace results.pdf

    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.

    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 - 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

    happening elsewhere...
    AVOHK AGM 2016 and Athlete Of The Year

    Congratulations to Rebecca Lau and Mo Devlin for winning the AVOHK Athletes of the Year awards.

    The new AVOHK commitee for 2016/17 was elected and will meet for the first time on Tuesday June 28th.  Any matters for them please refer to Colin Whittington AVOHK's new Chair through the AVOHK enquiry email. 

    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. 

    It will happen!  A few hold ups  AVOHK side but it will be up and running very soon.  Thanks to Colin Whittington and Paul Ngan who have worked on the new  site .

    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

    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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