Aussies rule at Country Of Origin Race

Team members of 3 compete in the Country of Origin. Photo: Ec Windblow

Team members of 3 compete in the Country of Origin. Photo: Ec Windblow

 

Country of Origin – Hong Kong

www.countryoforigin.asia

On Saturday teams of 3 runners mainly from the same country battled it out to be the Country Of Origin Champions. Taking place on Lantau this 30km course started and finished in Mui Wo.

As it was last year the Australian men’s team finished first with Vlad Ixel, Darren Benson and John Ellis taking the title in a time of 3:31:11. Hot on their heels were the other Aussie team consisting of Dennis Theodosis, David Gething and Henri Lehkonen finishing closely behind in a time of 3:34:22. The Canadian men’s team of Mark Green, Jeff Campbell and Jeremy Ritcey finished third team overall in a time of 3:50:02.

The Brits had a 1st and 2nd place finish in the mixed race with Zein Williams, Dan Falconar and Anthony Arrowsmith of The Great British has beens finishing in a time of 4:09:56. Team Northern Sole Team GB came in second in a time of 4:16:36 consisting of Peter Hooper, Tom Booth and Anna Cheng-echevarria with the mixed team of Frances Lai, Chun Kit Raymond So and Yiu Shuen Lio Chow of Hong Kong coming in 3rd in a time of 4:38:29.

Top 5 overall teams:

  1. Australia: Aussies Gone Running Mate – 3:31:11
  2. Australia: The other Aussie team – 3:34:22
  3. Canada: The Mounties – 3:50:02
  4. Hong Kong: Asia Trail – 3:55:48
  5. France: Uglow – 4:01:29

More results: HERE

Pokfulam Charity Run. Photo: Soonet.com

Pokfulam Charity Run. Photo: Soonet.com

 

Pokfulam Challenge Charity Run – Hong Kong

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The 10th Pokfulam Challenge Charity 10km cross country race was held on Sunday with individual runners and teams competing the quick but challenging course consisting of trail, catch waters and concrete paths. Recent rain fall made for slippery conditions and slower times than normal. In the men’s race it was a British 1,2 and 3 with Mike Tozer the first individual runner across the line in a time of 46:55 with Ed Gumbley not far behind to take second place in 47:26 and Richard Cowley coming third in 47:44.

In the ladies race Kenyan runner Irine Kipchumba Jeptoo won in a comfortable time of 50:35. Wong Mei Ying came in 6 minutes later in a time of 56:51 with another local runner Kay Cheung finishing in a time of 58:42.

Top 5 individual runners:

Men:

  1. Mike Tozer 46:55
  2. Ed Gumbley 47:26
  3. Richard Cowley 47:44
  4. Li Wan Chung 48:09
  5. Leung Chiu Yin 48:37

Women:

  1. Irine Kipchumba Jeptoo 50:35
  2. Wong Mei Ying 56:51
  3. Kay Cheung 58:42.
  4. Miho Kawabe 1:00:45
  5. Chan Siu Fuh Ada 1:03:16

More results: HERE

XTE Trail Relay. Photo: XTE Race

XTE Trail Relay. Photo: XTE Race

 

Trial Relay Challenge – Hong Kong 

www.xterace.com

A new race on the Hong Kong calendar by XTE saw teams of two complete three loops for a total distance of 14km with the first two loops runners running individually and the last loop runners completing together.

Ka Man Gi and Tsang Ying Hung finished first overall and in doing so won the mixed category in a time of 2:31:10 with Benny Fok and Mason Kwan finishing second overall and winning the mens open category 10 minutes behind in 2:41:08. Lok Chi Fred Yu and Sai Kit Alger Cheng from the Salomon team finishing 3rd overall and first Master men’s team in 2:42:37.

Top 3 results:

Men:

  1. Benny Fok and Mason Kwan 2:41:08
  2. Lok Chi Fred Yu and Sai Kit Alger Cheng 2:42:37
  3. Chan Chun Fun Carson and Poon Chi Ming Cm 2:45:25

Women:

  1. Chiu Man Cheung and Tin Che Fung 3:08:41
  2. Faye Ng and Ellen Haung 3:37:50
  3. Fung Yee May Tse and Hing Ling Chan 3:51:46

Mixed:

  1. Ka Man Gi and Tsang Ying Hung 2:31:10
  2. Chak Lam Ho and Pui Yan Chow 2:50:40
  3. Flora China and Alan Kin Ling Ho 2:53:07

More results: HERE

Chinese runner crossing the line. Photo: Asia Trail Master

Chinese runner Xu Xiutao crossing the line. Photo: Asia Trail Master

Korea 50 – Korea 

www.korea50k.com

The 2nd edition of the Korea 50K was held on Sunday with a 59.3km course and 13.2km course on offer for runners. Starting nice and early at 4:30am the 59km had a total elevation gain of 3570 meters and two climbs over 700 meters with challenging technical single tracks on ridges and constant ups and downs with very few road sections. In the 13km there was an elevation gain of 960 meters and the race was held on the doorstep of the city of Dongducheon an hour away from Seoul.

China’s Xu Xiutao lived up to his role as the race favourite  winning in 7:11 which showed how tough the course is. Second place went to last year’s winner Simyae Duk in a time of 7:19:20 8 minutes behind with Hong Kong-based Frenchman Clement Dumont coming in third in 7:30:05. Xu Xiutao is now second in the 2016 Asia Trail Master ranking behind Isaac Yuen Wan Ho. In 4th and 5th place were Nohui Seong (Korea) and Paul Ridley (GBR).

In the women’s race Japan’s Yukari Fukada repeated her victory from last year finishing in a time of 8:19:50 with Janet Ng from Hong Kong coming in second in a time of 9:21:26 and 이성희 from South Korea finishing third in 9:24:47.

More results: HERE

 

Higashi Tanzawa Miyagase Trail Race. Photo: Kevin Braidy

Higashi Tanzawa Miyagase Trail Race. Photo: Kevin Braidy

 

Higashi-Tanzawa Miiyagase Trail Race – Japan

www,k-y-trail.com/higashitan

The Higashi-Tanzawa Miiyagase Trail race was held on Sunday 32.1km with one continual climb up to the highest part of the race at 1,400 meters at the 16km mark taking in forests, mountains and single track trails.

Results: HERE

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Wenzhou Mountain Cross Country challenge. Photo: Running 8.com

 

Wenzhou Mountain Cross Country challenge 

www.iranshao.com/races/2206

The 2016 Wenzhou Mountain Cross Country Challenge was held in Wenzhou, Luoshan with distances of 65km with an elevation gain of 3,400 meters with the highest point just under 750 meters and a 45 km with a elevation gain of 2000 with a cut off time of  15 and 12 hours respectively.

Results: HERE

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