While most people were planning for the countdown party or other New Year celebrations on the last day of 2017, I found myself at University MTR station at the crack of dawn as part of the Distance Running Team getting ready for the Lions Club 100th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Charity Run (the ’Run’).
Only the time of the five fastest runners in each team of ten would be counted in the Run, so no pressure for me!
It was a beautiful day. Although it was quite windy to start with, the wind turned into a lovely breeze by the time the Run started at 8:30am at Pak Shek Kok Promenade. We were to run along the Promenade towards Yuen Chau Tsai Park and back again, a distance of 10km, overlooking the Tolo Harbour.
We spotted a couple of fast runners (and I meant Hong Kong record holders fast), and waited for the results with trepidation. It was an amazing feat that we came first in the category of NGO with our five top runners completing the race in 3:43:05 hours, a good half an hour ahead of the first runner-up!
This was a perfect ending to 2017 for the Distance Running Team and we hope for another amazing year in 2018!
Reported by: Dora Chow
Basking in the inspiring hues of a beautiful sunrise of Ma On Shan, our team completed the 10km race with our gorgeous smiles and fabulous team spirit! Special thanks to our coaches Mr. Gi Ka Man (fifth from right) and Mr. John Yu (third from right) for their professional training.