2019/20 AVOHK Reservoir Series
AVOHK confirm that Race 4 and final race of the AVOHK 2019/2020 Reservoir Series at Shing Mun Reservoir on Sat 15th Feb 2020 is still on.  Race starts at 9am.  It is a beautiful 8.1km course.  Tough and undulating for the first 3.1km on the road and then you run the last 5km on the trail as it winds its way alongside the reservoir.  Great scenery before you get back onto the dam wall for the short sprint to the finish.  Course Map.  Click Here for Map.
We are monitoring the situation closely and runners already entered have been advised of the basic health precautions they should be taking. Please bring your own mask and hand wipes/sanitiser.  Wash hands regularly.  If you are suffering from a fever or not feeling well or have been in China in the last 14 days.  Stay at home and take a rest day or get medical help.
Online entry system is now (Closed) – Deadline was 5pm 13th Feb 2020
Note:  All 4 races count to overall Age Group Positions
Latest overall positions after 3 Races : Overall after 3 Races
Runners entered for Race 4 : Click Here for entries for Race 4
Buses to Shing Mun for those that have booked. Buses depart at 7am from:
1.  TST – West entrance of The Peninsula on Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
2.  Central – Edinburgh Place (near City Hall), Central. 
It would be appreciated if  you wear your face mask on these buses.  There is no return bus.
Keep fit and stay healthy and have a great race.
Any further enquiries:  chairman@avohk.org

Sat 14th Dec – Race 3 – Tai Tam Reservoir

Latest entry list :  Click Here for latest entry list

Sat 23rd Nov – Race 2 – Tai Lam Chung Reservoir

Overall Results – Click Here for Individual Results – Race 2

1st 3 in Age Category – Click Here for 1st 3 in Age Group

Race 2 was held at the beautiful Tai Lam Chung Reservoir over an almost 15km of the most scenic trails in Hong Kong.  The going underfoot was tough and the First Aid Team did an amazing job of getting the injured treated.  Luckily no serious injuries.  The runners were blessed with sunny but hot conditions and the 2 water stops provided a chance to rehydrate.  110 runners toed the start line and an exciting battle unfolded upfront with 4 to 5 runners quite close together for most of the race.  Reto Merazzi (M45) led the runner’s home in 63 Mins 7 Secs, closely followed by a fast finishing Chris Davis (M35) 2nd in 63 Mins 14 Secs and not too far back in 3rd place Marco Thomas (35) in 63 Mins 23 Secs.

In the Men’s age groups there were wins for Ansu Ansu (MO), Chris Davies (M35), Mollica Giuseppe (M40), Retto Merazzi (M45), Mo Devlin (M50) (great to see Mo back on the trails), Ford Chan (M55), Herman Chu (M60), Ken Greer (M65), Yan Kwong Cho (M70), Ross Milburn (M75) and the evergreen John Fowler (M80).  Special mention of Dr John who fell during the race was in severe discomfort but still made it to the finish and was then in the good hands of the First Aid team.

Rachel Sproston(W45) was in great form and led the ladie’s home in 76 Mins 48 Secs, with Imogen Short (W35) 2nd in 82 Mins 41 Secs and a great run by the ever improving Josephine Josephine (W40) from the RUN group who was 3rd in 83 Mins 42 Secs.  In the Ladies Age Groups there were wins for Monnier Victorie (WO), Imogen Short (W35), Josephine Josephine (W40), Rachel Sproston (W45), Sian Abete (W50), Poelmann Lynne (W55), Evelyn Lim (W65)

Many thanks to the loyal band of volunteers who made this race happen.  Especially to Sheila Purves who marked the course the night before, finished it off in the morning and also manned the 2nd Water Stop.

See you all on Sat 14th Dec at Tai Tam.

12th Oct – Aberdeen Reservoir Race – Report

Overall Results – Click Here

First 3 in Age Category Click Here  



The weather at Aberdeen Reservoir was hot and humid but 125 runners turned out for the first of the four races in the AVOHK 2019/20 Reservoir Series.  Sam Fletcher flew round the nearly 13km course and one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful trails in a very quick 46mins exactly and looking very comfortable at the finish.  Sam was closely followed by Adil Zizi who came home 2nd in 46 mins and 25 secs with Giuseppe Mollica (M40) 3rd in 50 mins and 5 secs.  In the men’s age groups there were wins for Sam Fletcher (MO), Chris Davis (M35), Giuseppe Mollica (M40), Reto Merazzi (M45), Tin Sang Nam(M50), Jonathan Gilchrist (M55), Herman Chu (M60), Kenneth Greer (M65), Yan Kwong Cho (M70), Tsang Chi Sing (M75) and it was great to see AVOHK’s super masters runner John Fowler back on the trails and winning the (M80+).

In the ladies competition Amy Mumford(W40) led the ladies home in a very quick 58 mins and 7 secs followed by Rachel Sproston (W45) in 1 hour and 5secs as 2nd overall lady with Imogen Short (W35) in 62 mins 34 as the 3rd lady overall.  In the ladies age group there were age group wins for Jenny Sugden (WO), Imogen Short (W35), Amy Mumford (W40), Rachel Sproston (W45), Sian Abete (W50), Belinda Greer (W55), Mon Yun Chow (W60) and Evelyn Lim (W65).

Thank you to all those that stayed behind for the age group medal presentation it was very much appreciated.  A big thank you to all the AVOHK Club volunteers and the many others that supported this event.  A special thanks to Frank Riehm, Ken Greer and Belinda Greer who came out very early to mark the course and put the arrows out.  Ken and Belinda then ran the race and winning their respective age groups!!

Reminder all 4 races count to overall age group positions.

AVOHK are pleased to announce that the 2019/20 AVOHK Reservoir Series is now Open for Online Entry.
No increase in race entry fees and age group prizes up to 80+.  PLEASE enter early.
   Race 1 :  9am 12 October 2019, (Sat) Aberdeen Reservoir (12km) Race Entry List: Click Here
   Race 2 :  9am 23 November 2019, (Sat) Tai Lam Chung Reservoir (15km)  
   Race 3 :  9am 14 December 2019, (Sat) Tai Tam Reservoir (11km) 
   Race 4 :  9am 15 February 2020, (Sat) Shing Mun Reservoir (8km) 
Minimum age: 16
AVOHK have gone green please bring your own water bottle.  Plenty of water available for refills 
Have a great series.
AVOHK Committee


2018/19 Permasteelisa Reservoir Series – Race 4 Results & Overall

Race 4 report at Shing Mun Reservoir on Sat 12th Jan 2019 – Report to follow

Race 4 – Shing Mun Reservoir – 9am Sat 12th Jan 2019 Results:  

Click Here for Race 4 Results  Age Category Click Here for Top 3 by Age

Overall Series Top 3 by Age Category:  Click Here for Series Top 3 by Age    

Overall Series by Age Category:  Click Here for Overall by Age Category

2018/19 Permasteelisa Reservoir Series – Race 3

Race 3 at Tai Tam Reservoir on Sat 15th Dec 2018 was held in bright fresh Hong Kong winter conditions.  Almost a perfect day for running.  149 runners made their way out of the Car Park and around an 11km undulating scenic course with a nice steady decline back to the finish.  This year runners were treated to post race hot coffee and tea compliments of AVOHK.  Giuseppe Mollica who has been in excellent form this season led the runners home in a very credible time of 48 mins 31 secs. Giuseppe was also the first home in the M40 category.  Not too far behind was Andrew Graham in 2nd place in a time of 49 mins 33 secs.  Andrew was also in the M40 category.  In the Men’s age categories there were very good wins for Nick Scott in the Mens Open, Thomas Kitwood M35, Men Higgins M45, Thomas Hardcastle M50,  Man Nga-Au-Yeung M55, Ken Greer M60, Chak Yan Chan M65, Tsang Chi Shing M70, Frank Pilkington M75 and in the M80 category John Fowler (our most senior runner) had a double victory not only winning his age category M80 but also finishing in front of his lovely wife Evelyn Lim for the first time this season.  Charlotte Cutler had a wonderful race and led the ladies home in a very quick time of 53 mins 56 secs and finished 11th overall.  A superb run for Charlotte who competes in the W45 category.  In the other age categories there were wins for Jamie Nunn in the Ladies Open, Suzanne Gifford W35, Lucina Lo W40, Sibberlein van Laere W50, Belinda Greer W55, Mon Yun Chow W60 and Wing Hang Yuen W65.  A big thanks again to all the volunteers that helped make this race a success.  Detailed results below.  See you all at the 4th and final race at Shing Mun on Sat 12th Jan 2019.  Starting at 9am:.

Race 3 – Tai Tam Reservoir – 9am Sat 15th December 2018

Results:  Click Here for Race 3 Results   Age Category Results Click Here for Top 3   

2018/19 Permasteelisa Reservoir Series – Race 2 

Race 2 at Aberdeen Reservoir on Sat 3rd Nov 2019 was held in cool but humid conditions.  The early arrivals were amused by a family of wild boar looking for their breakfast.  The  race is a classic course just over 11kms with a fast start and fast finish.  Ryan Whelan who is in great form led the runners home in a very fast 47min 16 Secs.  Just over a minute back was Giuseppe Mollica who was 2nd overall and also winning the M40 age category.  In the mens age categories hard fought wins for Thomas Kitwood M35, Men Higgins M45, Thomas Hardcastle M50, Man Au Yeung M55, Wai Lam Chan M60, Chak Yan Chan M65,  Tsang Chi Sing M70, Frank Pilkington M75 and “Twinkle Toes”  John Fowler winning the M80 category. In the ladies having some great results recently was Amy Mumford (W40) who led the ladies home in a time of 53 min 34 secs.  Amy was also 11th overall.  Amy then had to leave early to go home and look after her 4 kids!!  Not too far behind Amy was Charlotte Cutler W45 2nd lady and also winning her age category.  Age category wins also for Lauren James in the Ladies Open, Suzanne Gifford W35, Rebecca Cho W50, Belinda Greer W55,  Mon Yun Chow W60 and Wing Han Yeung W65.  Happiest person of the day was Peter Fredenburg who surprised himself by getting 3rd in the M65 category.  Many thanks again to all the volunteers that helped make this race a success. Detailed results below:

Race 2 – Aberdeen Reservoir – 9am Sat 3rd Nov 2018 

Results:   Click Here for Race 2 Results  Age Category   Click here for top 3  

2018/19 Permasteelisa Reservoir Series – Race 1

Race 1 at Tai Lam Chung was held in nice warm weather and the 128 runners that started ran an 8.1km course (with a quite nasty hill towards halfway)  rather than the standard long course due to landslip and Typhoon damage.  Ryan Whelan led the runners home in a very fast time of 33mins 10 secs.  Over 1 minute in front of Giuseppe  Mollica who ran a superb race in the M40-44 age Category.  Amy Mumford who is in the W40-44 age category was the first lady home in a very fast 39mins 5 secs.  Frank Pilkington in the M75 and John Fowler in the M80+ are our oldest runners and deserve special mention for their their excellent results and they set a great example to us all.  Details of all the results are below.  Many thanks to all the volunteers that helped mark the course yesterday and also those that came out today to support this AVOHK Club Event.

Race 1 – Tai Lam Chung Reservoir – 9am Sat 13th Oct 2018: 

Results:  Click Here for Race 1 Results  Age Category   Click Here for Top 3



 Race 1 – 9am Sat 14th Oct – Aberdeen Reservoir – Click Here for Results of Race 1

Race 2 – 9am Sat 4th Nov – Tai Lam Chung Reservoir – Click Here for Race 2 Results  

Race 3 – 9am Sat 9th Dec – Tai Tam Reservoir  Click Here for Race 3 Results   
Race 4 – 9am Sat 24th Feb  – Shing Mun Reservoir Click Here for Race 4 Results  Click Here for Overall Series Results

Note:  All 4 races counted towards overall position


Race 1 – 9am Sat 12 Nov 2016 – Aberdeen Reservoir.  Completed:  avohk-reservoir-series-2016-17-race-1-results
Race 2 – 9am Sat 10th Dec 2016 – Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. Completed:   res-2-race-results
Race 3 – 9am Sat 25th Feb 2017 – Tai Tam Reservoir.  Completed:  avohk-reservoir-series-2016-17-race-3-results  Overall Rankings after 3 Races:  avohk-reservoir-series-2016-17-ranking-after-race-3-with-position-1
Race 4 – 9am Sat 18th Mar 2017 – Shing Mun Reservoir:  Completed:  avohk-reservoir-series-2016-17-race-4-results

The Permasteelisa Reservoir Series, a mixed terrain 4-race series around the reservoirs of Hong Kong presents an opportunity to run on trails in the most beautiful parts of Hong Kong.

Active maps can be viewed by following these links ignore the dates these maps are correct

Aberdeen Reservoir Race 2013

Tai Lam Chung Reservoir Race 2013

Tai Tam Reservoir Race 2014


2015 /16 Tai Tam and Overall



2013 Overall series results click

AVOHK Reservoir Series 2013-14 Overall Results



Aberdeen Reservoir Race

A scenic course around Aberdeen Upper Reservoir using service road, catchwater and trail.  Approximately 12.5 -13km long.  One water stop where course crosses Aberdeen Reservoir Road.  Route description all distances approximate.

Start finish at barrier on Aberdeen Reservoir Road lower end.  Run  approx 1km to Aberdeen Upper Reservoir Dam ,  cross dam -then  short steep up hill and then follow path  approx 600 metres to left turn “Lady Clementis Ride” this section is now Hong Kong trail reverse direction.  Gradual up hill until left hand turn after aprox 2.5km .  Pass HK trail marker number 38,  400 metres after turn cross Aberdeen Reservoir Road where there will be a water stop. Head up steps (approx 35) onto trail and continue for about 5km to Peel Rise.(HK trail markers 37 – 28)   Left turn and run down hill on Peel Rise  approx 800 metres.  turn left at the bottom of Peel Rise onto  catchwater.  1.4km on catchwater then sharp right turn , run down  to finish area.

Map attached.

Transport to Aberdeen is by bus, minibus or taxi. Go to various transport provider websites for current route information.  Some public carparks on  Aberdeen Reservoir Road.


Aberdeen Res Race Map

Aberdeen Results – Oct 2008

Aberdeen Prizes – Oct 2008

Tai Lam Chung

A very pretty course anti clockwise around Tai Lam Chung Reservoir using service road and trail.  Two water stops; one after approx 5km before joining trail around Tai Lam Chung reservoir;  second on small dam after approx 10km.

Start and finish on main dam. 1st approx 5km on undulating, wide service road. After Water stop 1 join trail section along side the reservoir, this is mainly flat. Towards end of this section there is a steep set of stairs and steep short descent (take care) join service road via final short set of steps. Turn left and follow this road for 300 metres, then turn left  –  Water stop 2. Head over small dam and turn left, course is now  trail, undulating with one uphill section of steps and slope. About 500 metres before the finish enter a bbq site and out of this onto the dam.

Race course will be marked and marshalled.

Map attached


Tai Lam Chung Results & Prizes Dec 2008

Tai Tam

The toughest of the three despite the shortest.  Start  on road outside public car park on Tai Tam  Reservoir Road just opposite Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park and below Parkview. One water stop at Quarry Gap.

Start outside car park  on Tai Tam Reservoir Road (wong nai chung gap end).  Run up hill to entrance of Tai Tam Country Park and downhill to dam.  Cross dam and turn left, cros next dam and turn left .  After approx 400 metres turn right (signed Boa Vista), gradual uphill on service road getting steeper after 1.5km or so. Come to open area where service road ends and continue on trail.  take first left turn   Follow this trail  uphill to Quarry Gap , trail is rough but not steep.  At end of trail turn left and come to Quarry Gap , water stop, turn left and head down long hill to reservoir and dams.  Cross dam turn right , cross next dam turn right and head up steep hill.  Return to Park entrance  and back down final steep hill to finish inside car park.

Map attached

Tai Tam Reservoir

Tai Tam Reservoir Race 2009 – Prizes

Tai Tam Reservoir Race 2009 – Results

Shing Mun (Coming Shortly)