Malcolm Phillips 5km

2021 Virtual  Malcolm Phillips Age Graded 5K
Friday 9 July 2021 – Monday 26 July 2021
Out and Back 5K, Bowen Road

The 14th Malcolm Phillips Race went Virtual this year.

top 3 Ladies were: Gillian Castka, Sheila Purves and Catherine Leonard all good friends of Malcolm and Cindy
top 3 Men Thomas Wetzer, Richard Hall and Ken Greer –  Thomas kept his position despite having no age grading

Well done to everyone who participated.  The full results are shown below.  Prizes will be mailed to the top 3 men and ladies this week and certificates will be sent to all finishers.

Full Age Graded Results here

The ever popular AVOHK race is going Virtual for 2021.  The Age Graded format will remain the same as previous years. Submit a finish time and this will be adjusted using WMA Age Graded Tables to produce an Age Graded Time.

The final results are based on the Age Graded Times.
Prizes and medals will be awarded to the Top 3 AGE GRADED times for women and for men. 
The race is open to runners aged 18 and over on 9th July 2021

All runners who enter will received a limited edition AVOHK Sports Face Mask if you did not receive your please email us.

 All runners  who successfully submitted a finish time will be awarded a Souvenir Certificate.

Important Points to Note:

You must run 5K over the course specified.  See route map and photos below.

Ensure your mailing address is correct as we will use this to mail out your souvenir face mask and certificate.

You need to record your run time and distance using a GPS device.  Distance must measure 5K and time must be Elapsed Time

You will need to use a GPS device such as Garmin or  Apple watch and ideally upload the run to Strava.  Take a screen shot showing 5K Distance, Elapsed Time and Route Map.  If you don’t use Strava take a screen shot of your device upload.

You will need to upload your result to this link.  You will need to enter your Registration ID as shown on your Active Registration Confirmation (R-XXXXXXXX)

Detailed Instructions malcolmphillipsvirtualagegraded5kinformation.  Questions to bigmalavohk@gmail.com

Start location map, start line photo turn location, approximate finish line.




The 2020 Race due to be held on Sat 9th May 2020 had to be postponed

Malcolm Phillips 5K – Sat 11th May 2019 – Results

The 2019 Malcolm Phillips 5k race was held on Sat 11th May 2019 in very warm conditions.  97 runners turned up for this iconic age graded race.  Craig Downie led the runners home in 18 mins 26 secs and was also the first in the age graded mens results with an age adjusted time of 15 Mins 21 Secs.  In the ladies Megumi Matsui led the ladies home in 19 mins 24 Secs but it was Gillian Castka who won the ladies with an age adjusted time of 18 Mins 16 Secs.  Big thanks to Elaine Hall and Derek Irwin as co-race directors in ensuring everything ran smoothly and a big thanks also to the many volunteers from AVOHK and HKLRRC who provided that necessary support.  Cindy was on hand to present the prizes.

Results:  Click Here for Results

2017 Malcolm Phillips 5k – Results  2017-malcolm-phillips-results

AVOHK  organise this historic event in conjunction with the HKLRRC in memory of long time AVOHK and Ladies Road Runners member Malcolm Phillips, who so sadly died in May 2006.  Malcolm was a great AVOHK supporter and active member, both participating in races and as an organiser. He is so sorely missed by all but especially by the running community. Malcolm is always in our thoughts.

The Malcolm Phillips Memorial 5km is an age graded 5km.  The inaugural race was held at 4.00 pm, March 17th 2007 at Wanchai Gap.   The 2008 Race was held on May 10th at Wanchai Gap Playground, on the same 5km course as 2007 and the results once again were age graded. Rachel Sproston and Stefano Pasarello took the honours both overall and once graded, they were too fast for the oldsters despite  the age adjusted times.

The 2009 race heralded  a change of venue – Bowen Road, safer and more suitable for the early Summer weather.  The course is an  accurate 5km and is the same as the AVOHK 5km race held in the autumn.  Winners were Keith Chan and Gillian Castka.

2010 race tested out the online entry system which proved a hit with runners.  The race was well attended and won by Phil Booth and Sally Brown.

2011 race was held on Sat 7th May.

2012 race was held on Sat 26 May at Pak Tam Chung, a different course and a chance to enjoy the scenery at High Island Reservoir.

2013 race was held on Sat 11th May  Bowen Road

2014 race was held on Sat 31st May Bowen Road

2015 race was held on Sat 2nd May Bowen Road

2016 race was held on Sat 14th May Bowen Road


Race starts at 4pm

Please arrive at 3.30pm on race day to collect your number bib and warm up.  If the Thunderstorm warning is raised we will make a decision as to whether or not to hold the race, It will be cancelled  if the red or black rain storm warning is raised.  The entry list will be posted one week before the race on AVOHK website.  Remember the results are age graded so all times are adjusted after finishing to compile the age graded results.  Please therefore make sure you stay for the awards ceremony –  The results will change from the actual finish order.  Top 5 age graded winners in both male and female category will receive prizes.

Water at start and finish

Please contact Derek Irwin (6730 2324) or Elaine Hall (9131 0667) if you can help at the race, they need several on course marshals, number bib distributors, results recorders and finish line marshals pre race transport of water to the start.  EMail: bigmalavohk@gmail.com

2014 Results


Mal Phillips Memorial Run – Overall Results
Mal Phillips Memorial Run – Men Ressults
Mal Phillips Memorial Run – Ladies Results


2015 Results

2016 Results