IRONMAN 70.3 Shanghai 2018

 

Back in May, at the time we were excited and celebrating the strong finish of tough IRONMAN 703 Vietnam, the announcement of 70.3 SHANGHAI just happened at the right time while we were looking at every single toys and addicted into the game! Why? We seldom have a chance to race in the cool weather environment in Asia, and it’s a flat course. It’s definitely a race to make record!

We quickly line up and put this as our 2nd target race for the 2nd half of 2018 within Team Sonic. It’s the important common goal we set and put that into our training objective.

We had enjoy a mid-season break in June so our training was a bit relax and more technique focus, then we re-grouped in July and started the 4 months training cycle.

It was very hot to train in July and August, rain and shine we strict to the plan. Liters and liters of sweating in every sessions, at some point we were frustrated by not progressing and having hard time dealing with the heat and the rain, until we gone though 1 or 2 race simulations, and by the time the weather turning little cooler, we started seeing gain, we got dividend! Our confidence built up when structural training, knowledge, experience and great mindset coming together. We put on our race suit, stepped on the starting pontoon with confidence, we showed up ready, prepared, no fear, and we made new record!

* is the first time IRONMAN 70.3 finisher!

Alex Chung 4:46:50 (PB and slot to World Championship)
Alfred Siu 4:50:06 (PB)
Simon Lau 5:18:50
Adrian Lee 5:21:25 (PB)
Sacha Cheong 5:28:52
Janice Lee 5:36:26 (PB)
Chris Lee 5:39:55 (PB)
Charles Hui 5:51:03 (PB)
Catherine Li 5:51:47 (PB and slot to World Championship)
Idy Chiu 5:54:05
Jason Yu 6:02:48 (PB)
Raymond Hui 6:04:45 (PB)
Brandon Li 6:10:12 (PB and slot to World Championship)
*Chloe Thomas 6:16:44 (PB)
*Voon Lai 6:22:05 (PB)
Serena Sing 6:32:19 (PB)
Peggy Chan 6:35:07
*Glorai Chai 6:55:25 (PB)
Gigi 7:14:18

Allow me to mention a few names who’ve been trained and coached under Sonic.

 Alex Chung is the legendary distance swimmer in Hong Kong, he was first representing Team Sonic in Triathlon relay back in year 2006. He contacted me in 2017 for racing his first Triathlon then he was hooked. He is the one with the champion mindset deeply embedded as the former world class athlete. He is the one throwing himself in the middle of nowhere and asking for a program where he could train 2-3 sessions a day like a professional triathlete. He is the one respect the training program and made it 120% completed. His first 70.3 Qujing was a big lesson learnt, this time he picked up the right mindset to deal with the length of the race and showed what he made of. It’s my pleasure to continue working with him and raise the bar!

Alex Chung is the legendary distance swimmer in Hong Kong, he was first representing Team Sonic in Triathlon relay back in year 2006. He contacted me in 2017 for racing his first Triathlon then he was hooked. He is the one with the champion mindset deeply embedded as the former world class athlete. He is the one throwing himself in the middle of nowhere and asking for a program where he could train 2-3 sessions a day like a professional triathlete. He is the one respect the training program and made it 120% completed. His first 70.3 Qujing was a big lesson learnt, this time he picked up the right mindset to deal with the length of the race and showed what he made of. It’s my pleasure to continue working with him and raise the bar!

 In many aspect of life, Gigi is the source of my inspiration. In sports, she is the role model and the one who demonstrate champion mindset when she got turned on. She done this race without much preparation and under the irritating allergies just because she wanted to share the post race happiness with the team!

In many aspect of life, Gigi is the source of my inspiration. In sports, she is the role model and the one who demonstrate champion mindset when she got turned on. She done this race without much preparation and under the irritating allergies just because she wanted to share the post race happiness with the team!

 Adrian is one of the hardworking triathlete who dedicated into training, he is the one that willing to work on the weakest. As a college swimming background, he understand how to get though the hard set. He improved a lot though joining our run program unfortunately the back injury was triggered prior the race so he couldn’t perform well in this time We will look forward to the next one and make it a even better one!

Adrian is one of the hardworking triathlete who dedicated into training, he is the one that willing to work on the weakest. As a college swimming background, he understand how to get though the hard set. He improved a lot though joining our run program unfortunately the back injury was triggered prior the race so he couldn’t perform well in this time We will look forward to the next one and make it a even better one!

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 This is technically her first injury free 703. Congratulation for this great result and the slot to World Championship, this girl will improve more in 2019 with more focus in training.

This is technically her first injury free 703. Congratulation for this great result and the slot to World Championship, this girl will improve more in 2019 with more focus in training.

 Chloe initially planned im703taiwan as her first 703 race but can’t help signing up Shanghai when more people going! She is the one always on time at training and worked hard to complete every session as planned! This is the well earned race result she got! I will be happy to continue working for her next achievement!

Chloe initially planned im703taiwan as her first 703 race but can’t help signing up Shanghai when more people going! She is the one always on time at training and worked hard to complete every session as planned! This is the well earned race result she got! I will be happy to continue working for her next achievement!

 Janice aka fitJan is our Triathlon Queen in Sonic! I am happy to work with her to achieve another PB while maintaining the schedule didn’t impact too much to her job and social life. We all know this girl is the speed daemon, and she could be even faster!

Janice aka fitJan is our Triathlon Queen in Sonic! I am happy to work with her to achieve another PB while maintaining the schedule didn’t impact too much to her job and social life. We all know this girl is the speed daemon, and she could be even faster!

 Brandon is the guy like to have some fun at training and he likes to mix my prescribed weekly program like a special fried rice! But it doesn’t stop him to finish another 70.3 with PB and gain a slot to the World Championship! Keep this finish line pose in Nice!!

Brandon is the guy like to have some fun at training and he likes to mix my prescribed weekly program like a special fried rice! But it doesn’t stop him to finish another 70.3 with PB and gain a slot to the World Championship! Keep this finish line pose in Nice!!

 Chris is having a great season of IRONMAN Triathlon racing in 2018! In the past I hardly saw him training swim and run except for cycling and talking, he picked up the consistency and dedication at training so the result telling the story! Good work Boss!

Chris is having a great season of IRONMAN Triathlon racing in 2018! In the past I hardly saw him training swim and run except for cycling and talking, he picked up the consistency and dedication at training so the result telling the story! Good work Boss!

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 Gloria Chai is the first generation triathlete in Hong Kong, she races regularly in HK around aquathon and trail run. This is her first attempt to 703 distance, she has been enjoying the training in past few months and she can definitely make a better result in the future!

Gloria Chai is the first generation triathlete in Hong Kong, she races regularly in HK around aquathon and trail run. This is her first attempt to 703 distance, she has been enjoying the training in past few months and she can definitely make a better result in the future!

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I feel proud of having everyone here in our team, you guys are the great brunch of people who dedicated in training and respecting the program. Hat off to Chloe, Voon and Gloria for the debut finishing in IRONMAN 70.3; Hat off to our members who made their new record and qualified for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice 2019.

 GREAT RESULT! That what we aim for!

GREAT RESULT! That what we aim for!

Thank you Victory Cycling for continues support and bike bag rental; Dermodacyn for sanitizing and keeping us healthy and clean; Isagenix for providing nutrition and supplementary support; Coach David Leung for early intensity build up and Coach Andy Lai for last 2 months of swim program.

#teamsonictriathlete is the people who work hard and play harder, we keep the wheels spinning! We build great team! Hooyah!

Thank you very much for your reading.

Charles Hui

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