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Club NEWSletter - November 2009

posted Nov 4, 2009, 12:55 AM by TeamSonic Secretary
Hi all Sonic ladies and gentlemen,

Seasons over, Party times, but keep exercising!!

HK ITU Triathlon 2009
1 November: Splash n Dash Aquathon 3
Post-Race party: Oktoberfest 6th Nov
Sonic End Of Season Time Trial 22 Nov
Sonic End Of Season Party on 29 Nov
Triathlon TV program on TVB
Team Sonic Junior Training
Sonic forum: Ironman Corner
Sonic Boutique: Winter kits

HK ITU Triathlon 2009
Nobody would deny this is the best HK ITU Triathlon in the history of HK Triathlon in terms of organization and atmosphere. It ran really smooth from body-marking, setting up the transition, swim, bike, run, finish, massage tent and ITU village! The race course setting is just in the right balance in challenging ocean swim for the beginner and flat bike course and shaded run course for the well-trained triathletes who'd like to clock the best time. The Carnival alike ITU village really a place to hang around and catch up with friends or those you just pass before the finish line, I especially like the smoothies by Herbal Life and especially the cool soft drink by Sonic!!
Let's say thank you to the organizing committees of HKTriA who devoted their time and effort, learn from the past year experience, collecting feedback and work closely with HKTriA staff and ActionHouse to deliver this HK Triathlon to everyone, we hope they can keep up their good work.

Going back to Sonic, everybody was definitely well done as we all can see, and all of us get better and improved finishing time compare with last year due to the better course layout, shorter transition, better performance and no failed lap court. A lot of personal best and podium finishers among the team, (not going to list out this time to make this newsletter too long, sorry), our Team Sonic + CMS relay team also dominated 2nd - 4th position in Relay Category (champion was taken by commerical sponsor team). Good work!

I also need to highlight a little bit on the team work that we have while Triathlon is the sports of highly individualism.

Team Sonic booth: Firstly of all, it's "For Team Sonic By Team Sonic". We got this booth from the organization in free of charge because we have more than 80 members take part in this race, more than ETS, Titan, Dragon! Make us proud!!

High5 Sports Nutrition: The continuous support from our elite member Andrew Wright

Soft drink & Ice: Lee Ying Ho and Derek Kut for their early morning delivery, Gigi Wong for the logistic planning, also our banker Thomas Chan for the delivery of big container

Team Sonic Flyer: Ryan Tan for the layout and output

Photographers: our Sonic owned Walter Yiu and Martina

Team Sonic CMS relay: Leung's Brother: Jeremy and Kenji Leung for the CMS leadership.

Orbea Goodies: TriSports.HK for the continuous support for everyone

Jacky Mak also posted out the result analysis on the forum and mailing list for some members, see if his time permit to make this for all members.

1 November: Splash n Dash Aquathon 3
The last and the most challenging Aquathon of Splash n Dash series should be the one happened at Repulse Bay in the first Sunday of November, perfect weather and temperature for 500m swim, 5k run and do it again!
Here are the Sonic podium finishers!
Janice Lee, Champion in F20-29!!
Grace Wong, 1st runner up in F30-39
Leung Chin Fung, 1st runner up in M16-19
Michal Bucek, Champion in M25-29!!
Tsang Ka Lok, 2nd runner up in F-Sprint 10-12

Go! Sonic Go!

Post-Race party: Oktoberfest 6th Nov
Our party animal Frederic Beaujean is desperately calling everyone to the famous October German Beer Fest aka "Oktoberfest" in town! We have more than 15 people are going on 6th November, let's come over to TST Marco Polo Hotel for a few pints, sausages and catch up with us!
Contact: frederic.beaujean@hk.calyon.com

Sonic End Of Season Time Trial 22 Nov (6th stage)
The race season is ending but all November weekend on Sonic calendar is still fully occupied by parties and racing event!!!!
This is the final stage of Sonic Time Trial series of 2009!

Individual Time Trial
Date: 22 November
Gathering Time: 0730
Gathering Point: Cheung Tung Road 'tunnel', (Sunny Bay end 橋底)
Start Time: 0800

Format: Individual Time Trial (NO drafting)
Adult: 40k (2 x loops on Cheung Tung Road)
Junior: 20k (1 x loop on Cheung Tung Road)

Course Map:
Start from Cheung Tung Rd (Sunny Bay junction) > Cheung Tung Rd (Tung Chung end)

This time trial is the last training race for Sonic point.
I will send out the detail on separated email.

Sonic End Of Season party on 29 Nov
Another important event you need to mark on your calendar is our annual biggest Sonic End Of Season party!! Let's do something differently!
This year our end of season party will be back to our training base SHEK O!!
This will be the afternoon BBQ for all members catch up with everyone!

When?? 1230 - 1600 Sunday 29 November
Where?? Shek O 林明園 BBQ Cafe (corner of main car park, where our Sir John Fung got seriously drunk in 2008...)
What?? lot of foods, lot of drink, BYOWine, short presentation for Sonic Outlook 2010, Awardsss for Sonic men and ladies, Lucky Draw....

An email invitation on the separated note will be sent out.

Triathlon TV program on TVB
The recent TV interview program with a few local triathletes had became the talk of the town among the triathlon community. This 30mins documentary features on how the local triathletes get into this sports and what is the sports of triathlon for them.
This is a brilliant TV documentary for general public to know more about our sports and also for the triathlete ourselves to look at our sports maybe from difference angle.
Some of our familiar faces such as Oil, Eric, Fanny also appear on TV!

So what is this sports for you?

Team Sonic Junior Training
For November and December
5pm - 7pm Run at Kowloon Bay Sports Ground

Thursday and Saturday:
5pm - 6pm Dry-Land at Tseung Kwan O swimming pool
6pm - 7pm Swim at Tseung Kwan O swimming pool

8pm-10pm Run at Happy Valley Running Track

Sonic forum: Ironman Corner
You may notice a new discussion board was setup on the forum called "Ironman Corner".
This is an inclusive forum for all Ironman or Ironman 70.3 no matter you're Sonic Ironman finisher or Ironman wanna-be, for sharing your pre-race preparation, race suggestions, reports, good and bad, do and don't.
I also merged all post from Singapore 70.3 and Ironman China forum into this "Ironman Corner" as we are expecting more Ironman races will happen in Asia region and Sonic will be interested in. Check this out at index.php

Sonic Boutique: Winter kits
Let me promote it once again.
Some limited number of items are sitting quietly at my home, as now the weather is turning cool you may need some warm for cycling, you should stock up some arm armer, vest, fleece jacket.....take a look at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1811

Upcoming races:
8 November: TriA Aquathon 4 (Repulse Bay)
15 November: HK 10k Challenge
15 November: ShenZhen Triathlon
15 November: Bay2Bay 2k swim
22 November: Sonic End Of Season Time Trial (40k cycling)
29 November: UNICEF 3k/10k/21k Run
6 December: Phuket Triathlon
6 December: Macau Half/Full Marathon
28 February: HK 10k/Half/Full Marathon
14 March: Ironman China/70.3
21 March: Ironman Singapore 70.3

Let's enjoy the best weather of the year!

Charles Hui
Club Secretary
Sonic Sports Association | Team Sonic Triathletes