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Club NEWSletter-May 2010

posted May 27, 2010, 7:48 AM by TeamSonic Secretary
Dear all Sonic ladies and gentlemen,

Here we go!
Season Kick Off!

Asian Champion from Team Sonic!
Breaking NEWS this month from our member Ivan Lo crowned Asian Champion from Subic Bay ITU Asian Championship in U23 category on 2nd May!
His year after year of hard training paid off, this 21 years old young man grow up from Chai Wan and currently based in New Zealand for training. You will soon read the conversation between this newly crowed Champion and the Sonic secretary, stay tuned!

Home Gym
The rain season also coming, always prepare a plan B, don't let the rain stop you, here I have some link in my bookmarked to share with you guys when you stay indoor!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDawlrIeaVM

or Google 'Circuit Training' and you will see a lot you can do indoor!

3-6 April: Sonic Zhuhai Training Camp
About 15 of us done a 4 days of training in the remote Zhuhai during the Easter holiday. We have done 7 sections of training from Sunrise to Sunset, totally cross train with sleeping, running, eating, cycling, stretching, circuit training and a lot of jokes! A well balance between quality, quantity, and fun. It's the best Sonic Training Camp so far, and good chance to stay away from technology for a few days.

We will probably repeat the same format next year.

Here is the actual schedule we've done, and the pictures: http://www.fotop.net/sonicsports/2010_training_camp

3rd April 2010 (Sat)
1500 Arrive to Zhuhai
1600 Lunch
1700 casual run 30mins
1900 dinner
2100 meeting (Run Down)
2200 Sleep

4th April 2010 (Sun)
0630 Warm up run 30mins
0800 Breakfast
0845 Long bike 2~3hrs 40/80k
1300 lunch
1600 run+ Dryland 1~1.5 hrs
1800 Stretching session 1 hour
1900 Dinner
2030 meeting (session detail)
2200 sleep

5th April 2010 (Mon)
0630 Warm up run 30mins
0730 Breakfast
0900 Bike interval 1.5~2 hrs 40k
1230 lunch
1630 Brick session (Land Swim, Bike, Run) (mid~Hard session)
1730 transport to zhuhai
1830 Dinner
2000 back to hotel
2130 meeting (Discuss)
2300 Sleep

6th April 2010 (Tue)
0730 Breakfast
0900 long bike 60/80K
1330 lunch
1500 back to HK from Zhuhai Hotel

11 April: Aquathon Race I
Good turn out for the first Aquathon Race in the warm afternoon, well done everyone! Result can be found at www.triathlon.com.hk

17 April: Open Water Swim Team Challenge
We sent four team of 4 Sonic fishes and they keeping up the good work at Open Water Swim Team Challenge in the very chilly condition, among all the top triathletes and swimmers in the field, Sonic Beach Rescuer won mixed team 2nd runners up and Sonic Girls won ladies team 2nd runners up too! Rest of the team also bravo to done this swim in 20C water with or without wetsuit from Repulse Bay to Deep Water Bay for 1.8k of action!

Sonic Beach Rescuer is Bill Yuen, William Lee, Mary Kwoh and Lau Ping Tze
Sonic Girls is Chris Lee, Evangelina Quek, Rita Kook and Susana Campuzano, Rita Kook

Wearing the same Sonic swim cap also made easy to catch up your teammates during race!

25 April: Sonic Time Trial 3
The 3rd stage of Sonic Time Trial was in 1.6k swim and 2k sands running aquathon format. The strong east wind made up a lot of wave in Shek O for more challenging swim! Attached with the result.
Our Sonic junior Jason Leung won this time trial and Sebastien Stoffel 2nd for the men;
Susana Campuzano and Chistina Lee ranked 1st and 2nd for ladies.


9 May: Age-Group Triathlon
This season opener back to Plover Cove for OD, Sprint and Fun distance triathlon, I was absent from the race due to the work commitment but reading the start list and result there should have lot of new faces debut in the local triathlon scene, good to see that. For the down side, looks like our Sonic blue was not so much dominating the race courses from all the pictures pop up on my facebook. Am I reading that correctly?

Nevertheless, our men in the field done a very good job, I see a lot of great result consider this hilly course and humid weather, keep on Tri-ing the HK Triathlon in October will be super.

8 July: Titan Duathlon
Titan Triathlon club will host the first Duathlon race with price money will be given to top 3!
Visit www.titantriathlon.com for detail, it's on 8th July!

Happening in TriA aka Tri-HK
To remind everyone, HKTriA is now "Tri-HK" with new logo effective on triathlon.com.hk
Let's hope this symbolic change means HK Triathlon Assoications will have better services and support provide to the clubs and the triathletes in HK.

Pattaya Training Holiday
Coming long weekend 20-23 May, 17 of us including coach Kenneth will be 'training' at Pattaya Thailand for swim and run training!

Yes it's Thailand, don't tell our mum we are going to Thailand, will be staying at Ambassador hotel, Pattaya.

Upcoming Races
30 May: Aquathon 2
6 June: Deep Water Ocean Swim (1.4k)
27 June: Splash n Dash 2 (1.5k swim + 10k run)
8 July: Titan Duathlon
11 July: Aquathon 3
1 August: Sprint Triathlon
5 September: Aquathon 4
28 November: Laguna Phuket Triathlon
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