March 2011

Hi everyone,

Say goodbye to off season and start to shave off some pounds!

Duathlon 2
Looking back in Feburary we had a Duathlon Race 2 at Science Park unforeunately the weather made the race much more a brutal battlefield! Lot of flat tyres and some crashes...
But the rain and the cold didn't stop us! Men's fields: our super fit Michal promoted to 30 and remains on the podium right after two very strong triathlete former Olympic runner Clinton Mackevicius and AJ Anderson, Sebastien ranked 5th despite the flat tyre at the end of the bike leg, no news from 35-39, while Billy, Chris Tong and Bernard stayed close and ranked 5th, 7th and 8th in 40-45 field; Lee Yingho ranked 5th in 45-49; Ladies fields was more tense, Janice and Pearl raced shoulder to shoulder, until Pearl got crashed.
Janice crowned champion in 20-29 and Pearl won 1st runners up in 30-39, Gigi back to business and ranked 8th.
On Junior side, our future star Michael Lam suffered from the trapped by the group, having hard time staying in the pack, finished the race in 3rd in Youth Open.

Membership Renewal & Registration
The early bird discounted renewal for TriHK membership is over. TriHK office had already proceed all membership form submitted by Sonic. Full members list of Sonic is posted on our website.
In case you missed the renewal, you can still do it online at and let me know when you completed the renewal.

Once you became a TriHK & Sonic member, you can enroll the races organized by TriHK and your race participation will able to gain points to Sonic and strengthen the position of Sonic among all the HK affiliated club in TriHK systems.

Duathlon 3
TriHK Duathlon 3 will take place at Bride Pool Road and Luk Keng this Sunday! It's the challenging course, rest well and and hope everyone have a good race!

Training Camp Kenting
Sonic Training Camp is accepting entry, so far we got 10 members confirmed (include 3 coaches). 8 slots still available!!
Please response to Charles and Kenneth to confirm.
Once we gathered the exact name list we can proceed to secure flight ticket and accommodation arrangement.

21-25 April at Kenting, Taiwan
Hotel: To be confirmed
Charges: HKD7000 per person approx.
Coverage: Flight, Hotel, transport from airport to Kenting, Coaching fee for 3 coaches covering swim/bike/run/scretching
Target 15-20 persons.

Club Kits 2011
Refer to my previous email regarding Sonic Club Kits 2011 with the great help from T Wong, please send me the form and payment by 13 March.
If you don't see us, you can email the form and payment receipt.
We will place order next week.

Expected Delivery - mid April.

Sonic Time Trial Series
Our 2 times Sonic Champion Sebastien is waiting for the schedule and invitng more strong & fits Team Sonic Triathletes to challenge his title.
Boys & Girls, we set this!
02 May: Sonic Time Trial 1 (Shek O 500m/26k/4k)
01 Jul: Sonic Time Trial 2 (Shek O 1000m/4k Aquathon)
04 Sep: Sonic Time Trial 3 (Shek O 500m/26k/4k)
20 Nov: Sonic Time Trial 4 (Tung Chung 40k bike)

This is the training races for Sonic members only, all participlants will gain points for this series, prices will given to overall top 3 men and top 3 ladies at the Sonic End of Season party!

The future of Wan Chai Training venue
The development project for Shatin-Central Link of MTR has been confirmed.
The new railway will able to strengthen the linkage between the New Territories and Hong Kong Island, serve areas in East Kowloon that currently do not have any MTR service.

In short terms, the training venue will still be remained in coming 1-2 years based on the current project timeline.
In longer terms, the pool will be moved more towards Harbour Road.
Potentially, all water-sports club will face serious scarcity of resources during that time as we do not foresee any new swimming pool build before the construction.

Read this if you're interested in the plan.

Flying with your bike on CX/DragonAir
Sporting Equipment handling charge in CX/DragonAir flight Reminding everyone for the new policy from Cathay Pacific and Dragon Air applies since 1 December 2010.
A special handling charge of USD75 (per trip) is levied per item for sporting equipment (bicycle); irrespective of whether the item is included in your free baggage allowance or standard excess baggage charges have already been paid.

Suggest to check with your travel agent prior any ticket booking.

Upcoming Races
There are TOO MUCH races coming up in this race season, a race a day NOT keeping a doctor away, you can't do all, plan ahead! Avoid getting tired of racing before end of the season, stay injury free and motivation is the key!

13 Mar: TriHK Duathlon 3 (Bride Pool Road)
03 Apr: Tribal Enduro Aquathon 1 (South Bay) 10 Apr: TriHK Aquathon 1 (Kowloon Tsai)
21 Apr: Sonic Training Camp
02 May: Sonic Time Trial 1 (sprint)
08 May: TriHK Age Group Triathlon (Plover Cove)
15 May: Tribal Enduro Aquathon 2 (Repulse Bay)
22 May: Bintan Triathlon
22 May: TriHK Aquathon 2 (Discovery Bay)
29 May: Ironman 70.3 China
05 Jun: South Bay Summer Ocean Swim
12 Jun: TriHK Agr Group Triathlon (Chong San Road, Shatin)
01 Jul: Sonic Time Trial 2 (Shek O Aquathon)
03 Jul: Deep Water Bay Ocean Swim
10 Jul: TriHK Aquathon 3 (Repulse Bay)
07 Aug: TriHK Aquathon 4 (Plover Cove)
14 Aug: Ironman 70.3 Philippines
14 Aug: Bay 2 Bay Summer Ocean Swim
28 Aug: Double Triathlon
04 Sep: Sonic Time Trial 3 (sprint)
11 Sep: Splash n Dash Aquathon 1
09 Oct: Splash n Dash Aquathon 2
05 Nov: Ironman 70.3 Taiwan
06 Nov: TriHK Aquathon 5 (South Bay)
13 Nov: Splash n Dash Aquathon 3
20 Nov: Sonic Time Trial 4 (40k bike)
27 Nov: Laguna Phuket Triathlon
04 Dec: Ironman Phuket 70.3
TBC: TriHK HK ITU Triathlon

Sonic Time Trial you cannot miss!

Thank you for reading.