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