The Distance Running Team recently competed in the Rotary Hong Kong Ultramarathon 2017 on 5 March. Attracting over 1,300 athletes, the race took place on Lung Wo Road in Central, where runners undertook 25 challenging two-km laps to complete a 50km race.
The race course, which extended from the International Finance Centre to Fenwick Pier traversing along Lung Wo Road, served as a scenic route for runners of all ages, offering a panoramic and majestic view of the Victoria Harbour skyline. With our team’s collective tempo effort and athleticism, they earned seventh place out of 43 teams in the corporate relay team entry. The team was led by Mr. Bernard Murphy and included Ms. Winnie Lui, Mr. Eric Tang, Distance Running Team Captain Mr. John Lee, Ms.Chionia Lau, Ms. Annette Chow, Ms. Wai Yin Chung and Ms. Sally Lam.
Rotary International District 3450 and the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association have co-organised this event for three consecutive years and, in that time, have watched the event go from strength to strength. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals in support of its provision of mental illness rehabilitation services in Hong Kong.
Special thanks go to the Law Society for its support for this worthwhile cause. We look forward to welcoming new members to join our team trainings and races in the future!
(From left): Ms. Annette Chow, Ms. Chionia Lau, Distance Running Team Captain Mr. John Lee, Mr. Eric Tang and Ms. Winnie Lui.
(From left): Ms. Wai Yin Chung, Ms. Sally Lam, Ms. Annette Chow, Ms. Chionia Lau and Mr. Bernard Murphy.