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!

Shek O training is also back on every Sunday!

Team Kits

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.

Race Recap

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!

Duathon Series

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 (

read his story

); 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!

Happy finishers

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...

http://sites.sonicsports.org.hk/Home/member-profile/simon-jones

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

Charles HuiClubNEWS