January - April 2014
What's going on Team Sonic?
Training Training Training!
Our training schedule changed a little starting from January this year, became 2hrs run on Monday and 2hrs swim on Wednesday. We aim at providing more quality sessions to our members.
The session remains at 8pm-10pm Monday and Wednesday, the longer sessions means we'd do better warm up and build up for the main set, also eliminate the time we took to get change between run and swim in the past.
It would be a bit difficult for new joiners to get start but it just a matter of time you will get through it.
Share this Chinese leaflet to your friend!
And here comes the English version
Besides, try not to skip any week day session - consistency is the key!
Sonic Visor is now ready for all register members, please contact Club Secretary to pick up!!
We also have subtle refresh at our running, cycling and tri-suit club kits, stay tuned! Online Order Form will be released in 1 month.
China Coast Marathon/Half Marathon
It was a very cold morning in January, we have small team of Sonic brave the weather and ran this toughest half or full marathon at Sai Kung to start the winter training! Certainly the seafood lunch to celebrate the run was mandatory!
Duathlon Race 1 was set at Science Park in the usual wet and cold weather that scared off some of the members. We still took that run bike run format as part of the early season training for the bigger race later on, Hong Kong Triathlon Superstar Michal Bucek came back to Sonic and won 1st runner up, Lee Yingho won 1st runner up, Kent Wong won 2nd runner up and Osamu Yamagata won 1st runner up; On female side, Janice Lee crowned champion and Stephanie Bina won 1st runner up who came back after giving birth last year. A great kick off for 2014 season!
Jones in D1 action
Lee Yingho in D2 action
Aquathon Race 1 - Kowloon Tsai Park
It's the only swimming pool based Aquathon to start the season by TriHK. It featured juniors and kids in the morning and adult in the afternoon session.
Team Sonic Junior showcased their performance, Chelesa Hung Cheuk Yi crowned champion and Tam Nga Man won 1st runner up at female elite junior, Tse Chun Yin won 2nd runner up at male junior; On the adult races, we have new members Wong Shun Ying and Chow Kit Bing crowned champion at female 55-59 and over 60 age-group respectively.
Chelesa dashing for her champion - photo courtesy of Danny Chan
Aquathon Race 2 will be scheduled on 6th July at Siu Sai Wan, registration now open at triathlon.com.hk
Challenge Taiwan Full/Half
A team of 10 Sonic visited Taitung during the Easter weekend for the 2nd Challenge Taiwan long course triathlon. It was a fantastic Saturday for Team Sonic to finish the race and came back with good result and podium finish. We have Sacha Cheong to finish the full iron distance in 12hrs that consists of 3.8k swim, 180k cycling and 42k marathon run around the Taitung town. While rest of the team finished the half distance that consists of 1.9k swim, 90k cycling and 21k run. Big congratulation to our Sonic veteran Eric Chan won 2nd runner-up at 50-54 age-group; Gigi Wong won 1st runner-up and our party girl Janice Lee won 2nd runner-up at their respective age-groups. Club Secretory Charles Hui also came back to the long course race with PB (
); Elsie Leung finished her first long course triathlon; Brian Lee, Gabriel Lau, and Yingho Lee also happy with the race organization and the beautiful scene around the race course. The team had a great BBQ celebration in Shek O. The team highly appreciate and benefit from the quality Sonic session in the past 4 months! Coach Kenneth is also very please to see our achievement and very motivated by the race atmosphere in this trip; The team decide to do this race again in 2015.
The team interviewed by local TV after the race
Coach with podium finishers
Sonic visor with MACCA autograph!
The great result by Hard Work + Consistency
Farewell to Dr Jones
Jones' grill lamb leg on its way
Sonic deploys another member to US! Our international DJ aka Dr Jones, who just been featured in the last ClubNEWS on his marriage last year, been recently relocated to New York for the new venture! Jones joint Sonic in 2010 and quickly hooked up our culture, his hard work and dedication paid-off in 2011 season and crowned one of the Best Improvement Award at Sonic End of Season Party! He is another party animal who passionate on sports and music, partying until 5am and then up for the 7am race Sunday! We threw a BBQ party at Shek O after the training under the perfect weather, what a perfect way to close his chapter in Hong Kong!
Simon you will be surely missed, we wish you and Karen all the best in New York!
Jones farewell training at Shek O
Oops you can still find out his profile underneath...
Welcome to the race season!
The Club Secretory
Upcoming Races (Local, Oversea)
*Members of Sonic will gain point for the TriHK club series
Team Sonic also fully support races organized by Aquawiz
May 11 - TriHK Festival of Sports Triathlon - Plover Cove
May 11 - Splash n Dash 1 - Repulse Bay
May 25 - Aquawiz Eco Charity Sprint Triathlon - Tuen Mun
June 1 - TriHK Life Triathlon (sprint)
June 8 - Splash n Dash 2 - Repulse Bay
June 22 - Aquawiz Aquathon 1 - Repulse Bay
June 22 - Splash n Dash 3 - South Bay
July 6 - TriHK Aquathon 2 - Siu Sai Wan
August 3 - TriHK Aquathon 3 - Repulse Bay
August 24 - Aquawiz Aquathon 2 - Quarry Bay
September 7 - TriHK Aquathon 4 - Golden Beach
October 19 - Aquawiz Aquathon 3 - Science Park
October 26 - TriHK Hong Kong ITU Triathlon - Lautau
November 2 - Ironman 70.3 Taiwan
November 24 - Laguna Phuket Triathlon
November 30 - Aquawiz New World Triathlon - TST
December 1 - Challenge Phuket Half