Chung Hing Cup 2017 (wmhy)
AQUARIUS TWAC Chairman Memorial 10K Race (Meimei Chan)
AQUARIUS TWAC Chairman Memorial 10K Race (Coey Yuen)
2017 AQUARIUS TWAC Chairman Memorial Cup 10K Evening Race (Kenneth Kwok)
XTE Midsummer Race 1 (Coey Yuen)
ANS Shatin 10K Classic Riverside Race 2017 (Manstar)
Sogo Charity Run 2017 (Coey Yuen)
Standard Chartered HK Marathon 2017 (wmhy)
Fat Choi Run 2017 (Meimei Chan)
Fat Choi Run 2017 (Meimei Chan)

Asia Veterans' Track Championship

The Asian championships will be held in China September 24-28. There is no road race, but the meet will include all the usual track and field events including a 10,000m and a steeplechase.

At the last championships in Singapore we had 125 on the Hong Kong team and we had a great time. The team will be organized by Mick Wong from Pacers (mickwong11 AT the hotmail email address). To get on the mailing list as a "definite maybe", just send Mick an email.

Bill Purves

Re: Asia Veterans' Track Championship

For more general information, the Chinese website is

http://www.amac2017.cn/Category_92/Index.aspx

Preparations for the Hong Kong team are in full swing. The team will be managed by Mick Wong from Pacers

mickwong11 AT the hotmail email address

primarily using WhatsApp. Anyone who wants to get into his WhatsApp group should just send him an email with their phone number.

Re: Asia Veterans' Track Championship

We are doing the entries now. If you want to race, delay no more (as they say).

Re: Asia Veterans' Track Championship

HK third in the medals after the first day. Good performances from our women racewalkers.

Re: Asia Veterans' Track Championship

HK third in the medals after the first day. Good performances from our women racewalkers.

Re: Asia Veterans' Track Championship Results

As you have probably heard, WhatsApp is now blocked in China. Well the meet website is also blocked! So people only know the results of their own races or races they watched.

So for what it's worth I can report watching May Lai winning 2 medals within a half hour in the high jump and the high hurdles. In the M55 hurdles we took both silver and bronze. And I watched Tang Kin Fai easily win the M65 pole vault.

Today is 100m all day.

Re: Asia Veterans' Track Championship Results

The site is back: amac2017.cn

You can search only individuals' results, but we now have 27 medals: 6 gold, 6 silver, 15 bronze.

Re: Asia Veterans' Track Championship Results

Still no detailed results on the site. You can look up an individual, like on a marathon site, but not results for an entire race.

One of interest to HKRunners members will be Mike Capper's 10,000. He battled a Kazakh and a Chinese guy for 9K, leading from about half way. He tried to break away but couldn't shake them off. Everyone sprinted the last kilometre, but a half hour of steady 84-second laps earned Mike only a silver medal. The winner turned out to be the head coach for the PLA's track team. A great race; sorry I can't give you the correct time.

The final medal count was 54, including 11 golds. That put us ahead of many more-populous places like Indonesia.

The next meet after our own veterans' meet at Wanchai November 11 and 12 will be the Taiwan fall meet in Kaoshiung the last weekend in November. Entries are open, just email shtb AT the i-cable email address.