Message from the Chair – Jan 2022

Happy Birthday AVOHK! 

2022 marks the 40th birthday of AVOHK running club, which was founded in 1982. The Big 4-0 is definitely an occasion to celebrate so we are hoping to plan some special events for later in the year. 

China Coast Marathon 

As many of you will now be aware, we had to cancel the 2022 China Coast Marathon due to the government restrictions in response to the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. It is particularly disappointing to cancel China Coast for a 2nd year as it is our flagship event. Most of the preparations for the race had been completed and our race directors are now hard at work to action refunds and send out souvenirs to all of those who had entered. Please keep up the training and come back faster than ever when we can race again! 

Social Run 

The next AVOHK Social Run would have been held on February 2nd. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it has been tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday, February 9th. Please do check the website, or contact Frank directly on or 9423 5422 for any updates. 

Our New Website 

Committee members, Aldo and Nigel, presented our new AVOHK website at the Christmas party last month. And here it is! We do hope you enjoy the new look and feel. We’ve focused on usability and an improved experience to members and runners alike. There is lots of information about our races and activities for new members. For our long-term members, there are lots of galleries to bring back memories. 

But if you have a request or an idea, then do use the Contact area to share. We can’t promise we’ll take every suggestion but will certainly factor this into future changes. The site is for you so please enjoy your experience.

Happy running! 

Elaine Hall