2021 Season Results
Summer Series Training Race 5
What another great morning on Shek O Beach!
Fantastic to have not only the friendly and enthusiastic crew from Sonic join us again but we also welcomed the speedy athletes of TriP. I can't wait to see some of the photos which I will post here when I receive them.
As per usual, I am posting the results in "raw form" meaning the mistakes in timing are all there. You know what happened so you can take them and correct them as you see fit. (I have a sneaking suspicion that Gerald Posthuma did not fly past Tom Elliott on the run doing 26kph to take out first place in the first race. 🤣 Similarly, I am a bit skeptical about the riding efforts of the Chloe/Jai/James team but given the computed speed, it is quite possible that we would not have seen them pass! 🚴💨)
Once again, in the races I did I really enjoyed the company around, even if it involved being passed on the runs! The washing machine effect on the swim was well and truly in evidence with nearly 40 of us taking to the water.
Thanks to everyone for assisting with set up and dismantle and for observing the distancing and ensuring that we did not upset the locals and draw any unwanted attention.
Summer Series Training Race 4
The sun did not shine but given the way it beats down in August, this is a great thing! Yes, we had rain too but it helped more than hindered. It was fantastic to have the great team from Sonic join us this morning. They helped the race feel much more like the True Triathlon Racing we have all been missing! There is nothing quite like being boxed in between two other swimmers and having to work hard to avoid being squeezed out the back. 🤪
It was also good to have to exercise some more discipline in organising ourselves around the racks. Some of us have been getting a bit lazy in our use of real estate in recent races. 😁
Some of the Sonic athletes showed that they are very able swimmers, especially Alfred Siu who came out of the water first in all 3 heats.
Below are the results for this morning in "raw" form.
There are a number of mistakes that I claim full responsibility for. Gigi who graciously took over and allowed me to do a couple of races was a star at timing.
The mistakes I know of are as follows:
Due to trying to keep the rain off the iPad, in race 1, Lisa Pun has a 47 second swim. Overall time is correct. 🤪
Due to some confusion with numbers, Sam Wong has Alfred Siu's time for the swim in race 1.
Due to the battery running out on the iPad during race 3, there are no run and thus overall times for racers after Cedric Poon.😩
Summer Series Training Race 3
We were a smaller field than last time but the conversation and competitiveness was not diminished down on the beach as we started a fantastic morning of friendly but challenging tri racing in Shek O.
Sergio relished the absence of Tom this morning and went on to make this event his. Great effort in conditions that had us all enjoy the swim but appreciate the water and the watermelon at the end. Even the donuts were snapped up by appreciative athletes.
A great effort by all in warm conditions. All results are below in unedited state.
Team Time Trial- June 19 2021
Thanks to everyone for making it a wonderful morning, notwithstanding the bad luck and tacks that took a toll on some teams. Much appreciation for the brilliant marshalls - Yann Kai, Edward, Eddie, Florian and Mary for keeping us all safe and thanks to the sharp photographers out there for capturing the pain/joy.
And on to the winners!
Mens: RCC HKG Team A - Chris Liu, Brian Tam, Daryl Chan and Arthur Ah B with 1:07:09 @ 43.2kph
Womens: Ladies #goneeating - Wynnie Fung, Lenny Leung, Carin Cheung, Ismaela So with 1:16:46 @ 37.6kph
Mixed: RJLOs and Princess Tinping - Leo Lam, Mon Chung, Ray Chu and Jacky Leung with 1:12:32 @ 39.8kph
Complete list below.
Summer Series Training Race 1
What an awesome morning at Shek O Beach for our first Summer Series Training Race for a long time! Concerns about being able to social distance and the threat of the heavy police presence usually associated with traffic control at the beach turning their attention to us kept us away but we are back!
Time prevents me from writing an in depth write up but the results are posted here for everyone to check.
2020 Season Results
Year 2020, Letter to our Members: It Will be Good to See the Back of It
More 2020 Results
(posted 11 Jul 2020)
Another great morning for Swimming Riding and Running down at Shek O beach for another Dragons Summer Series Tri Event.
(posted 7 Mar 2020)
Whilst much of Hong Kong was sheltering indoors hoping to avoid the COVID-19 bug, a keen group of Dragons assembled at 7 am down at South Bay for the second event in the 2020 Dragons Calendar, the Winter Warriors Duathlon/Triathlon.
(posted 1 Feb 2020)
A lot of fun was had at South Bay this morning as a hale and hearty group turned up for the first Winter Warriors Duathlon of 2020.