MSIG越野跑系列賽終極一戰梅窩頂峰賽圓滿結束

MSIG越野跑系列賽終極一戰梅窩頂峰賽圓滿結束

MSIG越野跑系列賽終極一戰  梅窩頂峰賽圓滿結束

港將黃浩聰及曾福祥勇奪17公里及50公里男子冠軍

Guillaume Perrot及Fredelyn Alberto榮獲長途系列賽全年總冠軍

香港 ‧ 2019年 11月 4 日】 MSIG梅窩頂峰賽為MSIG越野跑系列賽的第四站、同時是最後一站賽事。賽事於昨天(11月3日)完滿結束,近500名跑手以單人、雙人隊制或四人隊制形式參賽,於大嶼山挑戰17公里,27公里和50公里的山路賽事,累計海拔分別為500米、1,730米和2,700米。

50公里賽事路程由梅窩起步,橫跨大嶼山及大澳所有主要山峰。男子組冠軍由本地跑手曾福祥以 6小時23分1秒佳績奪得,贏得港幣3,000元獎金及獎牌。而Guillaume Perrot則憑6小時33分58秒以第二名衝線。Elsa Jeandediew以7小時51分16秒 以9秒之差擊敗亞軍得主Marie Mcnaughton,稱霸50公里女子組,同樣獲得港幣3,000元獎金及獎牌。

17公里賽事的冠軍得主為今年「環勃朗峰超級越野耐力賽」(UTMB) 比賽中獲得世界排名第六的精英越野跑手黃浩聰。平日較多參與長距離的阿聰,今次於MSIG梅窩頂峰賽參與17公里賽事,目的是陪伴及帶領他的徒弟們一同參賽。他認為MSIG青年越野跑培訓計劃能有效推動更多香港年輕人參與越野跑。「我們必須仿效其他運動,將越野跑推廣給更多的年輕人。」黃浩聰創立的越野跑會The Peak Hunter,當中的青少年計劃專為10至16歲青少年而設。「我從24歲才開始接觸跑步。我相信如果年輕人可以盡早開始接觸越野跑,他們肯定會擁有比我更大的潛力。」

作為MSIG越野跑系列賽的最後一場比賽,MSIG梅窩頂峰賽是參賽者獲得積分以晉升排名的最後機會。為爭奪世界四大極地超級馬拉松巡迴賽的參賽名額,參賽者必須完成至少三場的長途或短途賽事。 Guillaume Perrot及Fredelyn Alberto榮獲公開組長途系列賽總冠軍,贏取「世界四大極地超級馬拉松巡迴賽 – 極地長征 」 (Racing ThePlanet – 4 Deserts) 的參賽資格。

現年20歲的學生吳瑋曦是MSIG越野跑系列賽中的傑出跑手之一,同時是MSIG青年越野跑培訓計劃7名青年越野跑手中最年輕的成員。他一共贏得系列賽中短途賽全四站賽事的青少年系列賽冠軍,並最後獲得MSIG青年越野跑培訓計劃中的第一名。聯同女子組第一名的黃美欣,他們成功獲得由MSIG贊助的2020年8 月歐洲越野賽兩名保送資格。

吳瑋曦表示︰「我非常高興能夠獲得MSIG青年越野跑培訓計劃中的第一名。參加了MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃後,我在短途越野賽中的表現有顯著進步。在過去幾個月內,我加強了速度、力量和肌肉訓練,而且進行了更多上坡練習,增強腿部肌肉和爆發力。營養師Katia設計的營養餐單幫助我選擇合適自己的食物,令我的飲食更均衡。此外,Joint Dynamics的健身訓練幫助我增強了身體的肌肉和力量。」

同樣是越野跑手,來自D. BeFit的營養師Katia Kucher認為:「青年培訓計劃成員的飲食和自身能量都有改善,能夠見到他們的運動表現有明顯的進步。」Kucher補充,為青少年跑手度身訂造的訓練計劃還包括力量和核心鍛煉、瑜伽和伸展運動,以加強跑手的身體平衡力。結合公路跑和越野跑,再加入速度訓練,能夠有效地提高整體表現和耐力。

所有完成MSIG梅窩頂峰賽的跑手均可獲得由瑞士軍刀生產商Victorinox贊助的瑞士軍刀「獎牌」,獨特之餘又可以重用,另外亦會獲得MSIG 自家Uglow 防水指數達10,000的雨衣。為了符合TheGreenRace可持續發展及環保的精神,跑手可以選擇退回獎品,並獲退回部分報名費用,或將款項撥捐慈善機構。

有關MSIG梅窩頂峰賽賽果如下,或可瀏覽大會網站:http://msig.tgr.run

(*最後賽果以大會網站為準)

MSIG 越野跑系列賽 2019系列賽一共有4個越野跑比賽,參加者能夠藉此系列賽取得「環勃朗峰超級越野耐力賽」(UTMB) 認可的分數。大會希望為香港越野跑手帶來嶄新的越野體驗,同時亦可展示香港郊野的壯觀和獨特景色。此越野跑系列賽除了提供機會讓本地優秀跑手一展實力外,更特別著重培育有潛質的香港青少年越野跑手。

如欲獲取更多資訊,請瀏覽 www.msigtrailseries.com 或
Facebook 專頁: www.facebook.com/MSIGtrailrunningseries

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MSIG Trail Running Series 2019 concluded with the final leg – MSIG Summits

MSIG Trail Running Series 2019 concluded with the final leg – MSIG Summits

MSIG Trail Running Series 2019 concluded with the final leg – MSIG Summits @ Mui Wo

Local runners Wong Ho-chung and Tsang Fuk-cheung bagged
the title of 17K and 50K Solo

Guillaume Perrot and Fredelyn Alberto were crowed
Open Series Long Distance Champion

 

 

 

[Hong Kong, 4 November 2019] The sold-out MSIG Summits @ Mui Wo, the fourth and final leg of the MSIG Trail Running Series 2019, was successfully held on Lantau Island yesterday with around 500 runners taking part across 50km, 27km and 17km distances. Runners, competing either solo or in teams of two or four, scaled a total of 2,700m elevation gain on the 50km course, 1,730m for the 27km course, and 500m for the 17km course.

In the 50km event, which spanned the length of Lantau from Mui Wo to Tai O and ascended all major peaks on the island, local runner Tsang Fuk-cheung was first across the finish line in 06:23:01. He claimed the HK$3,000 winner’s cheque, pipping Guillaume Perrot by around 10 minutes. Elsa Jeandediew bagged the women’s 50km title and also HK$3,000 in 07:51:16, ahead of Marie Mcnaughton by merely 9 seconds.

17km solo winner is elite trail runner Wong Ho-chung, who was sixth at this year’s UTMB. Wong joins a short distance race this time to lead and accompany his students who had also participate in the races. He believes that the MSIG Youth Development Program is a positive step towards nurturing Hong Kong’s future trail stars. “We have to promote trail running to more youth, just like other sports,” said Wong, whose running club, The Peak Hunter, offers a youth program targeting 10 to 16 year olds. “I started running at 24. I believe if our youth can start trail running early, they can have a higher potential than myself for sure — I started too late.”

As the final race of the inaugural MSIG Trail Running Series, the MSIG Summits was also the last chance for contenders to earn points towards the final series rankings. To be eligible for the grand prize, competitors must complete a minimum of three races in either the Short or Long MSIG Series. Guillaume Perrot and Fredelyn Alberto were crowned the Open Series Long Distance Champion and as a reward, they will receive an entry to a Racing The Planet 4Deserts Series race.

Hong Kong student Ng Wai-hei, the 20-year-old and the youngest member of the inaugural MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program, has won all four legs to emerge as the Youth Series champion, and confirmed his top-ranked spot in the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program. Together with female athlete, Wong Mei-yan, they have successfully guaranteed themselves a coveted spot to compete in a European trail race in August 2020 sponsored by MSIG.

Ng Wai-hei expressed his joy after the race: “I am very happy to rank 1st in the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program. After joining the Programme, my performance in short distance trail running has

improved. I worked more on speed training, power training and muscles training, thanks to Joint Dynamics. Also, I have done more uphill training on the trails and this has strengthened my legs and power. I have a good nutrition plan provided by Katia, who helps me choose different foods that is suitable for me. Also, the fitness training at Joint Dynamics has helped me strengthen my body through training different parts of the body and muscles.”

Kucher, a top trail runner herself, said: “I have seen some changes in their diet and fueling, and their performance level is quite impressive.” Kucher explained that the personalised training plans also includes some strength and core workouts, stretching and yoga sessions to make sure that the runners’ bodies are well-balanced. “Combining road and trail runs with some speedwork in training is very efficient in increasing their overall performance and stamina,” she added.

All finishers of MSIG Summits were awarded a unique sustainable finisher’s medal sponsored by Victorinox — makers of the original Swiss Army Knife — and an MSIG-branded Uglow 10,000/10,000 rain jacket. In keeping with TheGreenRace’s sustainable spirit, participants could also opt out of these entitlements (and receive either a partial refund of the registration fee or donate the money to charity).

The MSIG Summits decided the final rankings of the MSIG Trail Running Series. The race results can be seen below, and at the following link: http://msig.tgr.run

*The results may subject to change within a week after the race, please refer to official website for the latest and final results

The MSIG Trail Running Series encompasses four trail running events throughout 2019, offering UTMB qualifying points to participants. The Series aims to bring the Hong Kong running community a meaningful new trail challenge that showcases the city’s spectacular and unique country parks. The Series endeavours to create development opportunities for Hong Kong’s local running talent, with a focus on nurturing the city’s talented young trail runners.

For more information, please visit www.msigtrailseries.com or Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MSIGtrailrunningseries.

This press release is released on behalf of TGR International Limited by ActionHouse International Limited.

For event enquiries related to MSIG Trail Running Series 2019, please contact TGR International Limited:

Martin Cai, Race DirectorTel: +852 9133 5415Email: team@tgr.run

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The Green Race returns to Singapore with its flattest, fastest and friendliest course ever!

Singapore, June 9, 2019 — The Green The Green Race returns to Singapore with its flattest, fastest and friendliest course ever! Singapore, June 9, 2019 — The Green Race (TGR), the Hong Kong-based race organiser of sustainable running events, returns to Singapore for a third year with a brand new course that mixes trail and tarmac. On Sunday June 15, 2019, the STGR Uglow Marathon will offer marathon, half-marathon and 10km options, with all courses taking participants along the serene waterside paths of Punggol Parkway and through the tame trails of beautiful Coney Island.

Some 730 runners have registered for STGR Uglow Marathon, with 342 runners taking on the 10km (8am flag-off), 285 runners in the half-marathon (7.30am) and 103 runners in the full marathon (7am). Among the participants include 16 athletes and 18 volunteer partners from Special Olympics Singapore, who have been sponsored free race entries with full runners’ entitlements by TGR.

Runners can choose to compete either solo or as a pair. All participants will receive unique TGR items in their race pack and a specially-designed Singaporean Uglow finisher’s singlet.

Explaining the reason for the new race location, TGR’s race director Martin Cai said: “We decided to go with the current trend where many trail runners are finding they can be faster overall, if they mix things up a little more. Cross-training with swimming, road running, yoga and cycling is bringing some runners back to the trail running start line stronger than ever and ready to take on their next ultra trail running battle.”

Just as well, the Bukit TImah Green Corridor, the previous location of the first two STGR events, is closed for infrastructure works.

Regardless of the race location, TGR remains focused on its ultimate goal, which is to connect runners and create community. Says Cai: “Connecting people (who happen to run) across all boundaries can be a very special thing to be part of and this is the path are focused on.”

To this end, participants of the STGR Uglow Marathon will have the opportunity to join the MSIG Summits @ Mui Wo in Hong Kong on November 3, 2019 (and vice versa). The challenging race, which will offer 17km, 27km and 50km options, traverses Lantau, the southwestern Hong Kong island, from east to west.

“TGR’s third event in Singapore is very special because it connects Singapore to Hong Kong, and Hong Kong to Singapore,” says Cai.

Since its founding in 2016 in Hong Kong, TGR has been committed to creating events that contribute to the community and environment.

Cai says: “We love sharing excellent running experiences with our running community and we truly believe our events are so much more than just a race day out. They are a full-fledged experience that we work extremely hard to create and share with each participant.”

For the Special Olympics athletes, the opportunity to participate is something they relish. Dr Teo-Koh Sock Miang, President of Special Olympics Singapore, said: “Running together provides a platform for persons without special needs to forge friendships with our athletes with special needs. Ongoing running training helps our athletes to develop cardiovascular fitness and strong mental skills. They also develop their social and emotional skills through interactions with their running partners and other volunteers.

“We are heartened to know that Green Race is supportive of our special athletes. We believe our athletes will enjoy the experience of the Green Race — they look forward to the adrenaline rush of a mainstream running event. Through such initiatives, Green Grace is leading the way to build a more caring and inclusive Singapore using sports as a common language.”

For more details on the STGR Uglow Marathon, please visit http://s.tgr.run.

5 things to know about The Green Race

  1. The Green Race (TGR) was created in Hong Kong in 2016 and that year had its first event in Singapore at Bukit Timah, with 338 participants supporting the event. “The event was a great success, well supported and enjoyed by all,” says Martin Cai, TGR’s race director. The next year, TGR’s Singapore Forest Marathon had nearly three times as many participants, a testament to the popularity of the event.
  2. It’s not just a name: TGR is all about green, sustainable events. “Our intention is to create high quality and value trail running events the do not leave behind a trail of unnecessary wastage,” says Cai. TGR has always been a healthy balance of environment, education and community. Initiatives include beach and trail cleanups, gear and clothing donations, nurturing a race volunteer community, and the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Programme in Hong Kong.
  3. You can opt out of a TGR finisher medal. “We offer participants the opportunity to consume less and instead support a worthy cause,” says Cai. This year, at least 17% of all STGR Uglow Marathon participants chose the SG$4 medal opt-out, which money will instead be donated to Special Olympics Singapore. Over the past four years, TGR’s opt-out service has diverted more than S$48,000 from participant consumption to worthwhile charitable and community causes across Hong Kong and Singapore.
  4. Looking for a different type of vacation? TGR offers runcation retreats. They’ve partnered with John Ellis of Gone Running Hong Kong, Justin Andrews in Chengdu, Hirofumi Maeyama of Tottori Japan, and Sebastian Bertrand of Thailand Mountain Trails in Chiang Mai, to bring runners unique runcation retreats that truly leave a lasting impression for all participants. “From trails to culture, food to people these retreats are really some of the best holidays a trail runner could hope for!” Cai says.
  5. TGR, in partnership with sponsors MSIG Insurance Hong Kong, organise the MSIG Trail Running Series 2019 in Hong Kong, which offers a unique four-race challenge to not only the local, but regional trail running community. The series rewards top runners with not only prizes in cash and kind, but also a chance to participate in a 4 Deserts Racing the Planet event. A number of Singaporeans frequently travel to Hong Kong for TGR races, including ultra runners Alex Ang and Alvin Png. 

Seven Young Local Runners are selected for the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program

Seven Young Local Runners are selected for the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program

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Press release and high-resolution images can be downloaded via the following link: http://bit.ly/msigyouthtra

For Immediate Release

[Hong Kong, 23 May 2019] MSIG Hong Kong and GreenRace are proud to announce that seven of Hong Kong’s brightest youth trail runners have been selected for the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program. The selected runners are: NG Wai Hei, 19; Nicole LEE, 21; Tony YUNG Tsz Chun, 24; WONG Mei Yan, 25; Lodewijk Adriaan VRIENS, 26; Plato LUK, 27; and Leanne SZETO, 28. The four men and three women, all Hong Kong-born under-30s, have qualified based on their rankings after the first two races of the 2019 MSIG Trail Running Series — the 15km MSIG Trail @ Braemar Hill in January, and the 18km MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po in March.

The athletes have embarked on a 12-month training plan from May 2019 to April 2020, a unique program that includes physiotherapy sessions and physiological testing by Joint Dynamics, weekly dietary consultations by Katia Kucher of D.BeFit, training plans by Vlad Ixel of The North Face team, sponsored training gear and race nutrition by Gone Running and T8, and access to GreenRace and Fields Japan trail running events, plus support from Racing The Planet’s 4 Deserts ultra marathon series.

At the culmination of the year-long program, the top two athletes of the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program will be sponsored by MSIG for a chance to compete in one of the five UTMB Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc trail races in August 2020.

NG Wai Hei, the youngest of the group, has established himself in Hong Kong trail races in the past couple of years, frequently making the podium. Last year, he represented Hong Kong at the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships in Scotland. For the first two races of the 2019 MSIG Trail Running Series, Ng was the third overall of 15 KM at the MSIG Trail @ Braemar Hill and overall champion of 18 KM at the MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po.

“I am very happy and excited to be part of the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program,” said Ng, who studies environmentalscience at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. “I hope to strengthen my fitness and improve my skills. I hope that I can perform much better in trail running after joining the program. Also, I hope to take part in overseas trail running races.”

Among the women, Leanne SZETO is one of the most recognised names. A successful Hong Kong national triathlete turned trail runner, her raw running talent has helped her achieve numerous podiums in local trail races. Szeto was the overall champion at the MSIG Trail @ Braemar Hill and second overall at the MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po. Szeto, a full-time engineer, shared her thoughts on being selected for the program. “It feels like it’s going to be a very long journey, and a very challenging one, firstly because it’s a full year ahead,” she said. “Secondly, it’s something completely new to me, after being a triathlete for 15 years. I have to find a new way to train for a new target”. Leanne still enjoys triathlons more than trail running but hopes this programme changes that and allows her to step out of her comfort zone and achieve new heights with this sport.

A typical month of the training program will see the athletes not only going through an individually-tailored training and nutrition regimen, but also strength conditioning sessions and injury prevention. They will get involved in community events, attend trail running workshops and, where possible, participate in a race each month.

Races already on the cards include the Tigershead GreenRace (Aug 24) and Double Nine GreenRace (Oct 7), and of course the final two races of the 2019 MSIG Trail Running Series, the MSIG Immortals @ Pat Sin Leng (Sep 21) and MSIG Summits @ Mui Wo (Nov 3). The athletes’ weekly progress will be monitored with intermittent monthly follow-up sessions by Joint Dynamics, Katia Kucher, Vlad Ixel and GreenRace. Further, the athletes will also be encouraged to participate in optional events such as plogging, beach clean-up, and community talks and events.

Martin Cai, Race Director, GreenRace, said, “We are very pleased to support the next generation of trail runners coming out of Hong Kong. We are excited to be a part of these athletes’ journey of growing and developing their skills individually and as a team. The MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program aims to increase the spotlight on this magnificent fledgling sport and encourage more corporates and educational institutions to support the Hong Kong trail running community.”

For more information on the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program, please see https://msig.tgr.run/youthseries/.

The MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program has officially started, seven young local talented trail runners attended the first kick-start meeting to receive details of the 12-month programme

The MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program has officially started, seven young local talented trail runners attended the first kick-start meeting to receive details of the 12-month programme

The athletes will receive an individually-tailored comprehensive training plans, dietary consultations, free training gear, and access to GreenRace and Fields Japan trail running events.

This press release is released on behalf of TGR International Limited by Action House International Limited.

For event enquiries related to MSIG Trail Running Series 2019, please contact TGR International Limited:
Martin Cai
Race Director Tel: +852 9133 5415
Email: team@tgr.run

For media enquiries related to MSIG Trail Running Series 2019, please contact Action House International Limited:
Anthea Look
Tel: +852 3102 8117/ 9512 5685
Email: alook@actionhouseintl.com

About MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited
With a network of operations dating as far back as 1855, MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited (“MSIG”) has been providing general insurance solutions and productsto customers in Hong Kong for more than 150 years. MSIG is backed by the solid foundation and rich heritage of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited, an established insurer that has received strong financial ratings from leading rating agencies, including Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. Today, MSIG is one of the few foreign-based general insurers to have representation in every ASEAN country, a testament to its strength and reach. MSIG also benefits from being a member of the MS&AD Insurance Group – one of the largest general insurance groups in the world. Leveraging their multi-channel distribution, their strong partnerships with intermediaries and an extensive geographical network, MSIG offers a wide range of insurance solutions across personal and commercial lines.

About TGR International Ltd (The GreenRace)
The GreenRace is an event organiser specialising in sustainable and all-inclusive trail running races, with a diverse catalogue of events ranging across the Asia-Pacific region. Many hosted independently and others with partners, the majority of their races take place in Hong Kong and Japan. The driving mission of The GreenRace is to ignite passion in their community of runners, designing trail running events that participants and volunteers of all ages and abilities will love. The GreenRace remains vigilant in honouring its responsibility to the greater community and to the environment by striving for zero waste events. With every trail race created, they focus continually on quality, sustainability and total runner satisfaction for people from all walks of life. The GreenRace has earned the loyalty of the Asian trail running community, and thrives thanks to the vital support of dedicated and like-minded volunteers.

Appendix
MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program 2019/2020 — Athlete biographies

Leanne SZETO
Birthdate: January 24, 1991
Occupation: Full-time engineer
Hobbies: Triathlon
Trail running background: Started trailrunning two years ago in 2017, as she was trying to find something new apart from triathlon. Started out in small local trail running races of between 10-20km.
Trail running highlights: 2017 TNF50 Hong Kong, 3rd female (her first ever trail running achievement). Personal motto: “It makes it more natural to train like an absolute beast, when that’s the standard inside you.”

NG Wai Hei
Birthdate: September 29, 1999
Occupation: Student, Environmental Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Sha Tin campus
Hobbies: Hiking
Trail running background: Started trail running in secondary school. Before that, his parents often took him hiking, instilling in him a love for the trails. Soon, he was running up to the hills alone after school, more and more frequently.
Trail running highlights: Overall Champion of MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po and 3rd Overall of MSIG Trail @ Braemar Hill 15km.
Personal motto: “Never give up and be positive.”

Nicole LEE
Birthdate: August 29, 1997
Occupation: Year 4 student majoring in Applied Psychology at Tung Wah College
Hobbies: Ballet and landscape photography
Trail running background: Started trail running in December 2017, with an outdoor adventure race called Team Challenge 36. There she made a new friend who encouraged her to try trailrunning on its own.
Trail running highlights: 2017 Shatin Twin Peaks 26km, Female Junior champion (her first individual trail race); 2018 New Year NE Mountain Race 32km, Female Junior champion
Personal motto: “Enjoy the race, learn, and respect every
competitor.”

Tony YUNG Tsz Chun
Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Occupation: Salesman at trail running gear shop in Mongkok
Hobbies: Football and cycling
Trail running background: Started trail running 3-4 years ago.
Trail running highlights: 2018 Ultra Maokong 50km; 2018 Mountain Range 50km; 2018 The Beast Trail 50km.
Personal motto: “Keep smiling and keep moving.”

WONG Mei Yan
Birthdate: May 25, 1993
Occupation: Works in disciplinary services
Hobbies: Dragon boating
Trail running background: Started trail running 4-5 years ago. Has a solid road running background — clocked 3hr 03min at the 2019 Hong Kong Marathon and 2hr 57min at the 2019 Seoul International Marathon.
Trail running highlights: 2019 MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po, 3rd overall; 2019 MSIG Trail @ Braemar Hill, 2nd overall; Oxfam Trail walker 14hr 50min.
Why I run: “To explore the world — road and trail running gives me the opportunity to run all over the world and broaden my horizons.”

Lodewijk Adriaan VRIENS
Birthdate: December 30, 1992
Occupation: Management trainee of Swire Properties
Hobbies: CrossFit 4-5 times a week and surfing at Big  Wave Bay
Trail running background: Ran cross-country through most of secondary school, but only started trail running properly while doing his Masters in Beijing. In Beijing, he feels the running community was very tight knit and the great trails north of the Chinese capital made for some very exciting races. Moving back to Hong Kong got him more involved in the sport.
Trail running highlights: Running the HK100 three times
Personal motto: “Just get going, the rest will follow.”

Plato LUK
Birthdate: February 9, 1992
Occupation: Freelance
Hobbies: N.A.
Trail running background: Started trail running more than 5 years ago.
Trail running highlights: 2019 MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po, 3rd overall.
Why I run: “I love the downhill speed and the feeling of my heart exploding over short distances.”

MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃 7 位年輕本地越野跑手成功獲選,展開為期一年的訓練計劃 爭奪 2020 年歐洲「環勃朗峰超級越野耐力賽」(UTMB) 越野賽保送資格

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【香港 ‧ 2019 年 5 月 23 日】三井住友海上火災保險 (香港) 有限公司 (簡稱「MSIG」) 與 GreenRace 宣布 MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃於 5 月展開,七位具潛質的本地年輕越野跑手被獲選為計劃的一員。

七位於香港土生土長的越野跑手包括吳瑋曦 (19 歲) 、李卓瑜 (21 歲) 、翁梓進 (24 歲) 、黃美欣  (25 歲) 、Lodewijk Adriaan VRIENS 羅德偉 (26 歲) 、陸卓廷 (27 歲) 以及司徒兆殷 (28 歲),皆透過  參與 MSIG 越野跑系列賽本年度首兩項計分賽事,包括 1 月份的 寶馬山越野賽 15 公里及 3 月份的

MSIG 大埔超級越野跑 18 公里,獲得累計最高分數並合乎資格而獲選。

從今年 5 月起到明年 (2020 年) 4 月,這七位運動員將展開為期 12 個月的訓練計劃,內容包括由 Joint Dynamics 提供的物理治療課程及生理測試、由 D. BeFit  的 Katia Kucher 設計的每週飲食咨詢、由 Gone Running 及 T8 贊助訓練裝備及營養品,及 GreenRace 和 Fields Japan 提供的賽事名額。在計劃過程中,參加者將接受每星期訓練進度的評估,並由各單位每兩個月跟進其進度。結束為期一年的訓練後,於 MSIG 越野跑系列賽中排名前列的兩位運動員將獲得由 MSIG 贊助參加 2020 年 8 月在歐洲舉行的「環勃朗峰超級越野耐力賽」(Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) 五場賽事的其中一場比賽。

其中年紀最輕的小將吳瑋曦,去年曾代表香港參加蘇格蘭的 2018 年 Skyrunning 世界錦標賽。除此之外,在今年 MSIG 越野跑系列賽的前兩項賽事中,瑋曦分別取得寶馬山越野賽 15 公里的總季軍及 MSIG 大埔超級越野跑 18 公里的總冠軍。

現於香港專業教育學院就讀研究環境科學系的瑋曦說:「我很高興及榮幸能夠成為 MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃的一員。我希望可以透過這個計劃,提升跑步技巧並令體能變得更強壯,使我在日後比賽中可表現更好。另外,我亦希望可以參加海外的越野跑比賽。」

在芸芸眾多越野跑女將中,司徒兆殷可說是最高知名度的一位。從一名成功的香港三項鐵人運動員轉型到一名越野賽跑手,憑藉在跑步上的天賦幫助她在本地的越野賽中獲獎無數。 司徒兆殷同時是寶馬山越野賽 15 公里總冠軍及 MSIG 大埔超級越野跑 18 公里的總亞軍。作為一名全職工程師,司徒兆殷分享了自己被選中參加該計劃的感想:「感覺這將會是一個非常具有挑戰性的一年。對於作為 15 年三項鐵人運動員的我來說,參加 MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃是一個全新的體驗。我必須要訂立新的目標,並找到一種新方法來訓練。三項鐵人及越野跑,兩項運動相對之下,我仍然比較喜歡三項鐵人。我希望透過參加這個計劃後會有所改變,令我踏出我的舒適區,讓我體驗到越野跑的魅力及作出突破!」。

在每月的訓練計劃裡,各運動員不但會接受為他們度身訂造的訓練課程和營養咨詢,還有肌力與體能訓練及受傷預防工作坊。計劃並鼓勵各運動員積極參與各種社區活動,例如環保慢跑、海灘清理、社區會談等。比賽方面,成員亦會定期參與本地越野跑賽事,包括 Tigershead GreenRace (8 月 24 日)和 Double Nine GreenRace(10 月 7 日)。當然少不了 2019 年 MSIG 越野跑系列賽的最後兩場賽事,分別是 9 月 21 日的 MSIG 八仙嶺越野賽和 11 月 3 日的 MSIG 梅窩頂峰賽。

GreenRace 賽事總監 Martin Cai 先生表示:「我們非常樂意支持年輕一代的香港越野跑運動員。 GreenRace 很榮幸能夠參與培育這七位年輕本地越野跑新星,幫助他們於個人成長及團隊合作層面上都得到提升及得著。MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃旨在加強香港社區對越野跑這項運動的關注,並鼓勵更多企業和教育機構支持香港越野跑持續性發展。」

有關 MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃的詳細資料,請瀏覽計劃網站 https://msig.tgr.run/youthseries/圖片說明圖片一甲及乙

MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃正式展開,獲選本地年輕越野跑手早前參與第一次會面,了解來年計劃詳情。

MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃正式展開,獲選本地年輕越野跑手早前參與第一次會面,了解來年計劃詳情。

MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃的每月訓練計劃裡,各運動員不但獲得為他們度身訂造的全面訓練課程、營養咨詢及訓練裝備,亦會得到 GreenRace 和 Fields Japan 提供的賽事名額。

此新聞稿由動力國際體育商業顧問公司代表 TGR International Limited 發佈。

活動查詢:TGR International Limited

Martin Cai 賽事總監
電話:+852 9133 5415                          電郵:team@tgr.run

 

傳媒查詢:動力國際 ActionHouse International Limited

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關於三井住友海上火災保險(香港)有限公司三井住友海上火災保險(香港)有限公司(簡稱「MSIG」) 早於 1855 年開展業務網絡,在香港已有逾一百五十年歷史,一直為客戶提供多元化的一般保險方案及產品。MSIG 的母公司 Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited 根基雄厚,擁有豐富的保險市場經驗,並獲得標準普爾、穆迪投資等國際權威評級機構給予極高信貸評級。Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited 是少數業務遍佈每個東盟國家的外資一般保險公司,見證其雄厚實力和市場網絡。MSIG 亦因全球其中一個最大的一般保險集團 MS&AD 保險集團而享有業務優勢。透過多元化的銷售渠道、與中介公司的緊密伙伴關係,及遍佈全球的業務版圖, MSIG 致力為客戶提供全面的個人及商業保險產品,並繼續緊守其一貫信念,與客人維繫持久的關係,推動更緊密的合作。

關於 TGR International Ltd (GreenRace)

GreenRace 專門舉辦可持續發展和全方位的越野跑比賽,在亞太區各地舉行不同特色的賽事。賽事大部分為獨立舉辦,部分則與其他夥伴合辦,主要在香港和日本進行。GreenRace 的使命是燃點所在社區中跑手的熱情,設計各年齡層和能力的跑手和義工都喜歡的越野跑路線。GreenRace 高度關注履行對社會和環境的責任,致力舉辦以推廣零垃圾理念為目標的賽事。在構思每項越野跑賽事時,GreenRace 都會以質素、可持續性,及為不同社會階層的跑手提供稱心體驗為重點。

GreenRace 獲得亞洲越野跑社群的忠實擁護,並在義工們同心協力的協助下日漸壯大。

附件-運動員簡歷
MSIG 青年越野跑培育計劃

司徒兆殷
出生日期
:1991 年 1 月 24 日
職業:全職工程師
愛好:三項鐵人越野跑背景:兩年前(2017 年)因為想嘗試接觸三項鐵人以外的運動而開始參與越野跑,主要參加 10-20 公里距離的本地越野跑比賽。
越野賽經驗/成績: MSIG 寶馬山越野賽 15 公里總冠軍、MSIG 大埔超級越野跑 18 公里總亞軍、2017 年 TNF50 香港女子組季軍
個人座右銘:「當你為自己訂立一定的標準,就算訓練有多艱辛 ,一切都會變得自然。」

吳瑋曦
出生日期:1999 年 9 月 29 日
職業: 香港專業教育學院沙田分校學生(主修環境科學)。
愛好:行山越野跑背景: 他的父母從小經常帶他去遠足,逐漸培養他對山徑的熱愛。自中學起他開始參與越野跑,放學後會獨自到山徑跑步。
越野賽經驗/成績:MSIG 寶馬山越野賽 15 公里第三名及 MSIG 大埔超級越野跑 18 公里總冠軍。
個人座右銘:「永不放棄,積極向上」。

李卓瑜
出生日期:1997 年 8 月 29 日
職業:東華學院應用心理學專業四年級生
愛好:芭蕾舞和攝影
越野跑背景:2017 年 12 月第一次參加越野跑賽事,在比賽中結識了一位新朋友,這位朋友鼓勵她投入越野跑運動。
越野賽經驗/成績:2017 年沙田雙峰賽 26 公里女子青少年冠軍、2018 元旦東北縱走 32 公里女子青少年冠軍
個人座右銘:「享受比賽,學習並尊重每一位競爭對手。」

翁梓進
出生日期:1995 年 3 月 19 日
職業:旺角越野跑步裝備店的推銷
愛好:足球和單車
越野跑背景: 3 – 4 年前開始參與越野跑
越野賽經驗/成績:2018 年 Ultra 貓空 50 公里、2018 年越嶺系列賽沙田 50 公里、2018 年跑山獸 50 公里。
個人座右銘:「保持微笑,繼續前進。」

黃美妍
出生日期:1993 年 5 月 25 日
職業:紀律部隊
愛好:龍舟
越野跑背景:4 – 5 年前開始接觸越野跑。擁有多年公路賽跑步經驗 — 2019 年香港馬拉松賽時間為 3 小時 03 分鐘,2019 年首爾國際馬拉松賽時間為 2 小時 57 分鐘。
越野賽經驗/成績:2019 年寶馬山越野賽 15 公里總亞軍、2019年 MSIG 大埔超級越野跑 18 公里總季軍、毅行者完成時間為 14小時 50 分鐘。
喜歡越野跑的原因:「為了探索世界—越野跑讓我有機會跑遍世界,開闊視野。」

羅德偉
出生日期:1992 年 12 月 30 日
職業:太古集團的管理培訓生,目前在太古地產工作
愛好: 健身、衝浪
越野跑背景:中學生涯的大部分時間都有參與越野跑,但要到北京攻讀碩士學位時才算開始正式投入這項運動。他說感受到北京跑步社群的團結,及參加了幾項非常刺激的比賽,令他回到香港後更熱衷參與越野跑。
越野賽經驗/成績:參與過三次香港 100。
個人座右銘:「放膽邁步吧,一切都會踏上正軌的。」

陸卓
出生日期
:1992 年 2 月 9 日職業:自由工作者
越野跑背景:5 年多前開始參與越野跑。
越野賽經驗/成績:2019 年 MSIG 大埔超級越野跑總季軍
喜歡越野跑的原因:「我喜歡下坡時的速度和心臟在短時間內澎湃的感覺。」