Message from the Chair – Feb 2022

Like many of you, we have been affected by the challenges posed by the latest wave of COVID-19. The most recent changes to restrictions have included the end to exemptions for mask wearing during exercise. Because of this, we have decided to pause our plan to hold a Virtual Round The Island Time Trial. Our new website is up and running and we will, of course, use it to keep you up-to-date with any race plans as soon as the situation in Hong Kong will allow.

I would like to draw your attention to the request we have received from RUN, a charity with whom AVOHK have partnered for some years now. AVOHK member and former Athlete of The Year Virginie Goethals is co-founder and managing director of RUN, a charity whose mission is to rehabilitate refugees through sports, education and beyond. Many of our club members support RUN through volunteering and fundraising, and the runners from RUN support AVOHK races and events. These times are challenging for all of us, but are particularly so for refugees who are having to deal with school closures and social distancing while living in very cramped conditions.

Please see the information on the left for a list of items of which they are in need, or go to for more information if you are able to help.

If you have items to donate but can’t deliver them, we might be able to help to collect them. Please email at

Thank you!

Elaine Hall, Chair