Message from the Chair – Jul 2023

Races and Competitions

The 2023 AVOHK 5K Series Online Entry has been launched with the first race being held at Bowen Road at 8am on Saturday, 9th September 2023. This series has the full age range with Masters categories in 5-year age group from 35 years up to 80 years+. For the youngsters, you must be at least 12 years of age to enter. The series is sponsored by Watsons Water. Race Director is Freeman Lee. Enter now!!

Preparations for the 2024 China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon are progressing. This event will be held on Sunday, 4th February 2024. This is AVOHK’s biggest event of the year and the Club looks forward to having a large group of AVOHK members competing. For the Marathon, there is the special John Lane trophy for Club members to compete for. John Lane was one of the original founding members of AVOHK in 1982. We will let you know once online entry is available.

2023 Asia Masters Athletics Championships will take place at Clark City in the Philippines from 7th to 12th November. Historically, Hong Kong have always had a large team for this event. There are no qualifying times/distance. This is “Sport for All”. Entries close on 8th September 2023. An email went out recently with details. If anyone is interested in taking part, please email me at

Date for your diary.

The 2023 Hong Kong Masters Athletics Championships are due to take place at the Wan Chai Sports Ground from 28th to 29th October 2023. We are waiting for the organisers to send out entry details.

The 2023 China National Masters Athletics Championships will be held in Quzhou City, Zheijang Province, on 26th September 2023. No further details at present. Bill Purves is trying to find out more information.


If you are travelling and competing overseas, do think about writing an article for the AVOHK Newsletter about the event and your experience. Maybe with a few pictures. Contributions to AVOHK Newsletter Chief Editor Vicent at

Do take time to read the July AVOHK Newsletter. There are some wonderful and informative articles. Note: The Railbird has come in from the cold.


The next AVOHK Commi5ee Mee7ng will take place on Monday, 31st July 2023, at 7pm.

Yours in running

Colin Whittington
AVOHK, Chair