Message from the Chair – Mar 23

Dear Members,

The AVOHK committee is busy planning activities for the 2024/25 season, including the Malcolm Phillips Age-graded 5K Race which will be held at 4pm on Saturday, 18th May 2024. This race has no age categories and the entry fee is HKD80 for Club members and HKD100 for non-members. Race Directors Frank Riehm and David Woo will be sending out details soon, with entry opening in early April. If you don’t want to run, please consider volunteering as a marshall. Contact email:

We will also announce the dates for the AVOHK 5K series and the two reservoir races planned for the fourth quarter of 2024, as well as the annual AVOHK China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon in early 2025. Stay tuned for firm dates.

Save the date for the 2024 AVOHK AGM at Museum Café8 on Thursday, 13th June 2024, starting at 7pm. Official notice will be sent out soon. Your attendance would be appreciated.

Congratulations to Phil Booth, Dave Smith, Catherine Leonard, Freeman Lee, and Sheila Purves for their contributions to the Hong Kong athletic community. Sheila is also an AVOHK member. Read more about their recognition in the newsletter.

A large contingent of Hong Kong Masters athletes will be competing in the Taiwan Masters athletic championship on 27th and 28th April 2024. Thank you to Club member Mick Wong for his contributions to the team organization.

Don’t forget about the 2024 World Masters Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden from 13th to 25th August. Entry closes on 4th June 2024. Contact for more information.

Join us for the AVOHK SOCIAL RUN on Wednesday, 10th April 2024, starting at 7pm at Hopewell Centre (BMW shop) and ending in Causeway Bay/Happy Valley. Contact Norman (9249 1452) or Frank (9423 5422) for details.

Check out the newsletter for a report from Aldo Kriel who competed in the European Masters Indoor Athletic Championships in Torun, Poland.

Yours in running,

Colin Whittington