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What’s New on 15 April 2019 – Your Challenge Race

 

  1. HKDRC – XTRA8 43rd Mount Butler ( Heritage ) Race ( 28 April 2019 )
    HKDRC 43rd 畢拿山古蹟越野賽 2019 – 仍是你/妳,我喜愛的賽事 (Still The Race I Love) is open to accept entry applications. You have got 3 Days from now till the closing date (18 April 2019) for submission of applications. Thereafter you have to pay more.

  2. The entry applications can be made by :-

    - download entry form from www.hkdrc.org

    - complete entry form and mail to HKDRC G.P.O. Box 10368, Hong Kong

    Note : Submit entry application shall include payment cheque or payment receipt ( through bank ATM ) plus a self-addressed envelope ( SAE ) in order that we may assigned a race number and confirm your application.

    報名手續 (  郵寄方式 ):

    - 下載報名表自本會網址  www.hkdrc.org

    - 填妥報名表以郵寄 – 香港長跑會 郵政信箱 10368 號

    附註:提交的報名表需要連同報名費,採用支票或銀行過戶入數紙紀錄及填有回郵地址信封一併遞交,本會將以電郵通知編號落實參賽申請。

  3. The entry fee for individual application is $260.- and for team of 4 runners is $1,040. before 18 April 2019. Thereafter, $320.- and $1,280.- The entry fee includes :-

    - Shuttle bus fare for transportation to the venue

    - One complete set of souvenir plus sponsors discount coupons

    - Certificate for free download from www.hkdrc.org

    - Take part in the Green Management Work 'Waste Reduction and Recycling'

    You are advised to submit your entry applications as early as possible. The time limit for your completion is 3 hours.

  4. As of 15 April 2019, up to 600 applications were registered, of 600 registered runners, 10% are foreign nation runners and 31 teams of 4 runners. The names of these teams are:-

    - Men Team (11): 安哥跑隊, 西北風, CCC, SRC-A, SRC-B, Run 役一家東聰久跑小孩, Danny’s Lams 樂華長跑會, Sparrow Farts, The Old Warrovians, 動,

    - Women Team (3): 豐山逆女/豐山跑, 三腳貓女子隊, Go Gold Goal,

    - Mixed Team (17): 混球團隊, Runners & Writers, Run 役一家東聰久跑小孩, 浮水隊, SRC-Mix, FSD, 畢拿#4, Let’s Lettuce, 樂華長跑會混合隊, Fast Lemon, Chill Lemon, Spartans, ASAP, Run Exactly, Express, Dragon, Pacific

  5. There are several items of change in this years race and they are :-

    - Increase number of winners in each individual division from previous 1-5 to 1-8 places

    - Relax the mixed team registration to accept male and female runners 3/2/1 or 1/2/3

    - Due to low participants rate for Men Junior division, this division cancelled

    - Free certificates ( individual & team ) available and can be download from www.hkdrc.org

    - Increase special cash prize ( $300 ) for any runners who finished the run within 60mins

  6. Information Available at our Web Site www.hkdrc.org – Download Corner. Five items of information are available for you, please view and download on your wish.

    - Runner's Guide

    - Course Map

    - Registered participant's list (1st batch 350nos)

    - Race Certificate ( You need to complete your own result )

    - Full results of all finishers ( it would be available within 7-10days )

    The 1st batch of runners’ race number ( 340 ) are already mailed to you on 1st week of April
    The 2nd batch of runners’ race number ( 250 ) are under preparation and will be mailed to you on the 3rd week of April.

  7. Your Challenge
    HKDRC 43rd Mount Butler ( Heritage ) Race 2019 is an important annual event to running athletes in Hong Kong. The Mount Butler Race stands for its history ( 1976 – 2019 ), it owns a unique course mixed with hills, trails, roads and steps and the distance is long enough and challenging which no other races can compare. The Mount Butler Race provides 70% uphill and downhill course distance is long enough for you to test your capability and to achieve a sense of satisfaction. Completing the Mount Butler Race will make you feel gratitude.

    2019年香港長跑會第43屆畢拿山古蹟越野賽對本地運動員是重要的賽事。畢拿山古蹟越野賽經歷43年,是目前香港最有歷史價值和受歡迎的長跑賽。畢拿山越野賽賽道獨特,70% 路段是上,落斜路,山徑,石級,泥路,極富挑戰性。是沒有別的賽事賽道可以比較。畢拿山賽道全長15公里,是磨練跑步操藝的理想場地,完成賽程足以考驗你/妳的體能和令你/妳有滿足感。

  8. HKDRC’s Training for Cross Country Run

    Cross-Country Training in 5 Easy Steps 越野長跑訓練之五種步調

    - Hills 跑山

    - Repetition Training 重覆練習

    - Tempo Running 採用不同長度和使用不同地方

    - Fartlek training 急衝

    - Cross-Training 多元化練習

    Tips that help you enjoy yourself while you race :- 專家提供的資料和戰術參考

    - Get in a good warm-up 開步前需要有適當熱身

    - Start slowly 前段採用較慢步速

    - Be aggressive 中段勇往直前

    - Think "Quick Feet" 利用地勢和身體重心加速

    - Use your arms 上山時運用雙手前後擺動

    - Cut the tangents 偷彎

    - Pass quickly 趴頭

    - Accelerate briefly after each turn寸步必爭、奪取有利位置和保持勇往直前狀態

    - Don't save too much for the end 無需要留力至尾段

    - Relax and enjoy yourself ( have fun, and hurry back ) 享受越野賽的特點

     

  9. Record of Overall Winners ( Men and Women ) from 1997 – 2018

    HKDRC's Mount Butler (Heritage) Race (1997 – 2018) Overall Winners:

    Year

    Category --- Men

    Finish Time

    Category --- Women

    Finish Time

    1997

    Kjeld Dissing

    52:19

    Yuko Gordon

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    1998

    Chung Yan Kwai

    55:12

    Emma Hitchins

    68:40

    1999

    Lee Kar Lun

    55:22

    Yeung Mei Lun

    69:05

    2000

    Chung Yan Kwai

    ---

    Chiu Pik Kwan

    ---

    2001

    Lee Kar Lun

    55:58

    Christine Double

    64:48

    2002

    Kjeld Dissing

    54:51

    Lai Ka Wai

    64:22

    2003

    Neil Tait

    55:17

    Yeung Mei Lun

    67:17

    2004

    Mark William

    54:44

    Yeung Mei Lun

    68:01

    2005

    Mark William

    ---

    Christine Double

    ---

    2006

    Kirk Walter Sabeen

    55:53

    Masako Konishi

    68:39

    2007

    Choi Tat Ming

    56:10

    Jane Hodgkin

    67:48

    2008

    Choi Tat Ming

    55:40

    Lee Yin Ping

    68:42

    2009

    Thomas Kiprotich

    52:11

    Nicola Green

    67:48

    2010

    Benson Darren

    54:58

    Mok Chi Ling

    68:05

    2011

    Benson Darren

    56:50

    Mok Chi Ling

    70:14

    2012

    Benson Darren

    55:09

    Troy Tracy

    68:15

    2013

    Chan Ka Ho

    55:17

    Yiu Kit Ching

    65:50

    2014

    Ngai Kang

    55:14

    Troy Tracy

    68:07

    2015

    Yip Tung Hoi

    57:14

    Canaves Sky

    72:56

    2016

    Xavier Chapman

    55:25

    Ann Cheng-Echevarria

    70:36

    2017

    Yip Tung Hoi

    58:50

    Camilla Fernstrom

    74:24

    2018

    Li Wang Chun

    58:55

    Wong Mei Yan

    69:25

    2019

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    Record Holders:
    Men      : Thomas Kirprotich (Kenya) 52:11 (2009)
    Women: Yuko Gordon (Japan) 60:09 (1982)


     

  10. Green Work for Green Race – We are moving forward to support waste reduction and recycling at the community level. We will coordinate with Xtra8 Natural Mineral Water – Live & Love Group Ltd., team to collect back the plastic water bottles from runners at the race venue. The collected plastic water bottles will be delivered to the Community Green Station ( CGS )  綠在東區 at No. 30, Oi Shun Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong for recycle.
     
  11. Green Work for Green Race – We support the Government project on development of Hiking and have done up to 50nos HKDRC’s Green Running and Hiking Routes covering all urban areas of Hong Kong and Macau. The ten most excited and beautiful route descriptions and scenic photos as below can be viewed at our web site www.hkdrc.org Green Work for Green Races. They are excited and popular :-
    • Lantau Peak – Sunrise & Sunset
    • Lai Chi Wo & Kuk Po – Heritage and Abandoned Villages
    • Lion Rock – Spirit of Hong Kong
    • Pat Sin Leng – Ultimate Challenge
    • Tai Mo Shan – 4 Seasons Feel along the route in March
    • So Lo Pun – Compass stops work there
    • Dragon’s Back – Hard to see separation of the Sky and the Sea
    • Man Yee Hong Kong Global Geopark of China – The God gave us 
    • Tap Mun ( Grass Island ) – 天崖海角 and Stairway to Heaven
    • Victoria Peak – See the BIG city like

     

  12. The closing date for entry application is set on 18 April 2019.
    截止報名日期 :2019年4月18日

     
  13. Historical Photos - Below two photos of Mount Butler – Sir Cecil’s Ride in 1941 and 2018. See the Differences:

In 1941 - Japanese troop advancing along Sir Cecil’s Ride

 

In 2018 - Runners finished the run and advancing along Sir Cecil’s Ride

 

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