See the attachments to the posts for all the event results.


Second Winter Duathlon 2018

posted 16 Mar 2018, 19:32 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

Fabulous turn out this morning to farewell long term Dragon Chris Gunns as he makes ready to depart Hong Kong after 12 years. Champagne was definitely in order and made an interesting combination with the coffee and muffins. 
You can see from the results attached below that Iain Veitch was a stand-out winner ahead of Paul Wright and Sheel Kohli. As we all know there are many more individual winners in an event like this. Some of us win by getting out of bed and making it along!

It was bracing in the windy conditions but lots of smiles and cheer in evidence as you can see from the photos.

First Winter Warrior Duathlon Results

posted 9 Feb 2018, 18:32 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

Great morning at South Bay this morning and a quality field for the first Duathlon of the Season. Congratulations to Matthew Pears who put in a very strong performance to come home clear of the field. Special mention to Manon Peters who was looking for some more female company out on the course. Hopefully the ladies of the club have put the next event on the 17th into their calendars!

Results are below. Remember that the app is set up for Swim/Ride/Run so the categories for the first run look more useful to swimmers. I am sure you can all work a calculator should you need alternate figures! :)

Dragons King and Queen of the Mountains 2017

posted 13 Jan 2018, 20:43 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

Congratulations once again to the true King and Queen of Hong Kong's challenging (and most frequented hills) Olaf Kasten and Yann Kai Oh who for the second consecutive year jointly held the Dragons King and Queen of the Mountains competition. Special mention must in particular go to Yann Kai, who has held the title of Dragons Queen of the Mountain since the competition began in 2013 and so this is her 5th consecutive year of holding the title!

There was also the race for the sub-competitions where the 12 segments are split into three and which are raced by those who are not going for the overall. Massive congratulations to Philippe Consentino, a relative newcomer to cycling, who took all but one of the sub-races, fighting a very determined challenge by Nick Adamus; and to the very plucky Cora van Laer and Christina Hudson for taking the ladies races

Final Results below and for the full results, and to see how you and everyone else did, click here:

To familarise yourself with the rules again, see the KOM page

Dragons King of the Mountains: Olaf Kasten
Dragons Queen of the Mountains: Yann Kai Oh

Male winner of the Grand Tours Award: Philippe Consentino
Female winner of the Grand Tours award: Christina Hudson

Male winner of the Monuments Award: Philipe Consentino
Female winner of the Monuments award: Cora van Laer

Male Winner of the Rouleurs Award: Nick Adamus
Female winner of the Rouleurs Award: Cora van Laer

Male KOM Challenge Winner: Desmond Poon
Female KOM Challenge Winner: Christina Hudson

Dragons/SIRs Christmas Party and Awards 2017

posted 13 Jan 2018, 20:27 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

Lots of fun, frolics and a few sore heads the next day marked the customary end of the Hong Kong cycling, running and swimming year at the annual Dragons/SIRs Christmas Party. It is also the night when we hand out awards for all the amazing performances over the year, notable achievements and acknowledge some of the great characters on the scene.

Dragon of the Year (MALE)- Paul Wright
Dragon of the Year (FEMALE) - Yann Kai 'roinkers' Oh
SIR of the Year - Duncan 'I've got watts!' Watt
Most Improved Dragon of the Year (MALE) - Adrian Lydiard
Most Improved Dragon of the Year (FEMALE) - Christina Hudson
Individual Time Trial Winner (MALE over 2 legs) - Paul Wright
Individual Time Trial Winner (FEMALE over 2 legs) - Yann Kai 'roinkers' Oh) 
Race to Enlightenment 2017 (MALE) - Paul 'Goldilocks' Madden
Race to Enlightenment 2017 (FEMALE) - Cora van Laer 
Total Immersion award 2017 (for the most metres swam) FEMALE - Mary Ho (103,041m swam)
Total Immersion award 2017 (for the most metres swam) MALE - Olaf Kasten (458,183m swam)
Big Ring award 2017 (for the most KMs in the saddle) FEMALE - Cora van Laer (7,483km ridden)
Big Ring award 2017 (for the most KMs in the saddle) MALE - Nick Adamus (15, 448km ridden)
Kenyan Running award 2017 (for the most KMs on 2 feet) FEMALE - Yann Kai 'roinkers' Oh (2,409km 
Kenyan Running award 2017 (for the most KMs on 2 feet) MALE - Sheel Kohli (1,457km ran)
Return to Glory leaders - Yvonne McMahon & John Pies
SIRs Rookies of the Year - Rick Shadforth & Matthew Trethewey
Dragons Rookie of the Year (FEMALE) - Manon Peters
Dragons Rookies of the Year (MALE) - Ryan 'Mild Mannered and Big Legged' Kemp & Paul 'The Judge' Sandburg
Loudest person at 5am - Tom 'Loud & Proud' Wright
Beer Mile Winner 2017 - Ryan 'Mild Mannered & Big Legged' Kemp
Wounded in the Service of Duty Award - Dave 'Gibbo' Gibb
Dragons & SIRs mentor award - Sheel Kohli & Bo Kratz (respectively)
Strongest Man over 50 - Henrik 'The Hammer' Pedersen
Batman & Robin 'Bromance of the Year' - Nick Adamus & Justin Baldacchino 
The 'I wonder why he buys jerseys since he posts everything topless Strava Guns' award - Paul 'the Judge' Sandburg
Most Embarrassing Incident (say no more...) - Desmond Poon

Great Conditions for Pre-Phuket Race

posted 10 Nov 2017, 19:35 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

Wonderful conditions prevailed this morning for the Final Dragons race of the season, the Pre-Phuket Triathlon. 
A couple of Dragons preferred to pass on the swim and make this event a Duathlon so the results should not be taken as a true indication of the outcome but more of a guide for the athletes.
This is to take nothing away from a great performance from Paul Wright who put in some "stonking" performances both on foot and wheel to leave his mark on this event and to let everyone know he is in top form for defending his "Beer Mile" crown in a couple of weeks. 
Similarly the other athletes on the course put in some spirited performances in some lumpy surf but cool and breezy road. 
A special mention to Braedon Sharp who appeared to really enjoy the course and looks likely to amongst the top finishers next season.
Results are below.

Dragons ITT sees massive field and the return of Guethoff; Wright and Oh claim Yellow!

posted 4 Nov 2017, 00:51 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club   [ updated 4 Nov 2017, 01:48 ]

In the final instalment of this year’s Dragons ITT competition, we saw a huge turnout in perfect cool, dry,  overcast conditions, with some north easterly wind on the course.

A total of 30 riders were at the start in what is one of the most challenging flat TTs in Hong Kong, as its 3-lap course includes a punchy lump in the middle  of the race, that is designed to disrupt momentum, force greater power and eat into your speed.

Among the starters list were some of HK’s most experienced long course and short course triathletes, as well as some very accomplished pure cyclists.

With the likes of Olaf Kasten, just back from a 10 hour Kona; Peter Hope, just returned from claiming podiums in Tour de Chiangmai; and Paul ‘Redders’ Redmayne Mourad, just back from a sub 5-hour  Taiwan KOM Challenge - it was clear anything could happen. Some of the older campaigners were also clearly up for the challenge, with Paul ‘Wrighty’ Wright eyeing the overall yellow Dragons TT jersey, Paul ‘Boomer’ McMahon, who has been in some great form all season, and Henrik ‘The Hammer’ Pedersen who was aiming to keep proving - along with Boomer - that being over 50 is the new 30!!

Pre-race banter also featured some curiosity about some of the newer athletes on the scene, especially around Paul ‘The Judge’ Sandburg, already known for his explosive power and ability to keep hitting and hitting and hitting and hitting. Ryan Kemp, our mild mannered South African who is known for slaying all comers on Zwift. Ed Chadwick of Team Unfound was also making his Dragons TT debut, and known for his ability to put in sustained power over a long distance, and you could never write off Duncan ‘I’ve got Watts’ Watt, who was riding a recently acquired, very mean looking  TT bike, which he freely admitted was faster than he was!

In the end though, it was the always quiet Marcel Guethoff, who slipped into the starting grid almost unnoticed, who upset the form books. In hindsight, that should never have been the case. Marcel won the 2016 Dragons Race to Enlightenment in another stunning race last year, and although he could not retain his title this year, is well known for his work rate and dedication. 

Even in today’s race, he was still behind Peter Hope on the 2nd lap. Indeed, it looked like Peter was going to take a well-deserved victory, but Marcel in the crucial third lap, clawed his way back and overtook Peter who did not seem to be laying off at all!

An amazing victory and an awesome time of 1.09.26 and he is now one of only two people who have ever gone under 1.10 on this course (the other being record holder Fred Clatworthy).

So huge congratulations to Marcel Guethoff for a fantastic race. Also special mention must go to Paul Wright, another highly dedicated (and increasingly decorated) athlete, who having also competed in the first ITT of the year held in March, took the overall victory as the fastest Dragon over two legs, and of course to the ever dominant Yann Kai Oh, who takes the women’s yellow jersey for being the fastest overall lady!

Full results below: ( Strava takes precedence unless otherwise stated)

Marcel Guethoff 1.09.26

Peter Hope 1.11.52

Ryan Kemp 1.12.09

Olaf Kasten 1.12.24

Paul ‘Wrighty’ Wright 1.12.43

Henrik ‘the Hammer’ Pedersen 1.13.06

Duncan ‘I’ve got watts’ Watt 1.14.11

Ed Chadwick 1.15.25

Craig Wilkeson 1.15.33

Paul ‘Redders’ Redmayne 1.17.08 (non Strava time - can someone teach him please??)

Paul ‘The Judge’ Sandburg 1.18.21

Victor ‘The Cordabator’ Cordoba 1.19.37

Dan Betteridge 1.21.08

Vivek Varadarajan 1.21.55 (non-Strava time)

Paul ‘Boomer’ McMahon 1.22.09 (non-Strava time)

Yann Kai ‘Roinkers’ Oh 1.23.21 FIRST WOMAN HOME

Greg Toole 1.23.49

Martin Wrae 1.24.06

Francis Costela 1.24.37

Philippe Cosentino 1.24.xx (non-Strava time as he managed to take a wrong turning…..?!)

Fabrice ‘Fab Triathlete’ Peyrin 1.26.24

Liam Bolger 1.27.11

Anthony Lam 1.27.14

Nick Kearns 1.28.33

Adrian ‘AJ’ Halkes 1.28.35

Jan Walter 1.29.33

Ian Mcclelland 1.30.05

Mark Stanley 1.33.11

James Billingham 1.35.07 (non Strava time)

Todd Bryan 1.45 (non Strava time)

Laura ‘Miss Gordon’ Gordon 1.47.54

Mixed Field for 5th Summer Series Race

posted 15 Sep 2017, 22:16 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club   [ updated 15 Sep 2017, 22:30 ]

Registrations for this event were a bit down on numbers in previous races but a great range of newbies and experienced Triathletes took to the water and the roads around Shek O for a fabulous morning of racing and camaraderie for the 5th in the 2017 series of Triathlon Training Races at Shek O Beach. 

The absence of some of the stronger triathletes allowed for a different group of Dragons to jostle for position at the front of the field with Martin Bans putting in some great performances on another warm and humid morning in Shek O. 

The ladies had their own challenge going with a strong group being evenly matched and the lead changing on just about every leg. 

A very big thanks to support from Manon who did a fantastic job timing and Sheel and Kris who looked after us on the course by marshalling at the bottom of Shek O hill.

In all a fantastic morning! See you all at the next Summer Series Race on October 14.

Results attached below.

4th Summer Series Race a Scorcher

posted 19 Aug 2017, 04:13 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

Wow! A hot day for the August Dragons Summer Series Tri. 

In spite of this, some of the speedy triathletes recorded some scorching performances on the course. 

Great performances by Iain Veitch, Matthew Pear and Andres Torres at the front of the field but some admirable performances from our regulars and our newbies. 

Please check the files below for the full story.

Third Summer Series Tri in July

posted 15 Jul 2017, 00:27 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

You know if you are fronting up for a race in Mid July that you can expect that it will be warm and that some of the field will be missing due to the holiday season. Bearing this in mind, we had a very keen, high quality field rolling out of bed and heading to Shek O beach for a great morning of Swimming, Running and Riding.
Iain Veitch put his stamp on this from the outset with a blistering 26:51 in race one. Suffice to say he did not drop the pace by much in any of the other 2 races. Andres Torres was the only one to attempt to take the race to Iain. Not sure what happened in race 3? Andres did not pull a 20:09 race out of the bag but I was not doing the timing so I can't explain this at this point. :) 

Great to see the girls out in force this morning! Also great to see them giving many of us guys a run for our money.

The results are uploaded below. See you at the 4th event next month.

SIRs Dragons Canyon take Dragons Team Time Trial 2017

posted 24 Jun 2017, 00:01 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club   [ updated 25 Jun 2017, 06:47 ]

The SIRs Dragons Canyon team, comprising Henrik 'the Hammer' Pederson, Nick Adamus, Justin Baldacchino and Andrew Sharkey took another great victory, against the odds, in this year's Dragons Team Time Trial. The win, in what were unusually ambiguous weather conditions for Hong Kong (i.e. hot and sunny in parts, interspersed with showers and a real downpour towards the end), was by no means emphatic though. 

The hot favourites for the day, the Hong Kong Pistons (Paul 'Goldilocks' Madden, Daniel Betteridge, Philippe Consentino & Jules Doyle) chased the SIRs Dragons all the way to the end, while the relatively new Unfound team (Ed Chadwick, Steve Baker, James Sutton & Duncan Watt) were also hot on their tails.

But the SIRS Dragons victory did represent a partial defence of last year's Dragons TTT, where The SIRs again held off a strong field in extremely difficult weather conditions and Pederson was one of the representatives on that team. And even more impressive was the fact that the winning team probably also had the oldest average age!

After being postponed for a week, and as a result, with slightly depleted numbers, nine teams were still able to line up for this year's Dragons TTT, including an entry from the new force on the HK road racing scene, the redoubtable CCN Foil (Joe Lee, Craig Wilkeson, Camel Dyrk & Andres Torres - who was drafted in at the last minute), who were also capable of pulling off an upset.

The Pistons however were the favourites. All their riders had done extremely well in last week's Hong Kong National's road race, and Madden had taken a great victory at this year's Dragons Race to Enlightenment. However, it was clear as the race unfolded that the SIRs Dragons were never going to make this easy!

All going off at 30 second intervals, with the slowest heading off first, it initially looked like the SIRs Dragons team (who as defending champions went last) were never going to catch the Pistons, but with the determination of some of the wily seniors on the team, and some considerable mental strength, they slowly ground their way in front of the Pistons by the end of the first lap -  but then found it hard to pull away.

By the second lap, the SIRS Dragons, the Pistons, CCN Foil and Unfound were all battling away , and in danger of breaking the no inter-team drafting rule, but on this course, the relentless pace, the unforgiving 48km distance, and the heat and rain that comes with bike racing in Hong Kong in late June were all going to take their toil.

Behind them, team Last Minute (Billy, Kevin, Rockson and Jay) were working to catch up, while Diamond Dogs (Paul 'Boomer' McMahon, Chris' Gunnsy' Gunns, Dave 'Gibbo' Gibb and Stefan Rust) were in their own mini battle with the Terriers (Ashley Dyer, Phil Shirley, Jonathan Perrin & Neil Galliford). Why both the 'Diamond Dogs' and the 'Terriers' chose canine names and ended up themselves in a dog fight (pun intended) was pure coincidence! While the ragtag 'Dodgy Darksiders' (Paul 'Redders' Redmayne Mourad, Max King, Andy Wells & Grant Lingard), were vying to break up the party - and in fact ended up doing so.

The third lap of the 3x16k course was the inevitable decider. Racing on open roads always has its challenges, and so it was just on this crucial lap that a taxi decided to come between the SIRs Dragons and the Pistons, forcing the Pistons to slow up and creating a big enough gap that allowed the SIRs Dragons to increase their lead. Similarly team Unfound were undone by an unfortunate flat tyre, suffered by James Sutton, which ended their team's bid for the race, plus a slip at the last roundabout resulted in a tumble for Duncan Watt. Fortunately he suffered only some road rash. But those incidents gave CCN Foil third place  and determined the eventual outcome of the race.

It was a great day of racing in mixed weather conditions, and tough competition pretty much all the way down the field. Next year, we will increase the intervals to one minute to eliminate any 'accidental drafting'.

Well done to all those who took part and in particular to our fantastic marshalls: Pat Gorta, Janine Denning and Laura, who as usual risked life and limb to stop traffic from intervening in the race!

Full results below (times of 4th rider where available taken from Strava segment:

SIRs Dragons Canyon - 1.11.19
Hong Kong Pistons - 1.11.49
CCN Foil - 1.12.57
Last Minute - 1.17.33
Diamond Dogs - 1.19.26
Dodgy Darkside Riders - 1.19.44
Terriers - 1.22.06
What? It's Draft legal?! - 1.31.38 - FEMALE WINNERS (Yann Kai 'Roinkers' Oh, 'Queen' Mary Ho, Manon Peters & Siobhan McHenry)
Unfound - (only three riders finished) - 1.14.17

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