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Veterans' World Championships - Indoor Track

18/03/2017 08:00

We don't get any opportunity to run indoor track in Hong Kong, but this year the WMA world championships will be in Korea (Daegu) March 18 through 26. The longest race indoors is 3000m, but there will also be a world championship cross country (8K) and a world championship half marathon. Times in the half can also be submitted for the Asia Road Championships (a postal race).

Entries are online at http://www.daegu2017.or.kr/eng/. We already have about 60 on the Hong Kong team. Entries close January 24. You must be 35 or older.

For more information, contact shtb AT the i-cable email address.

Bill Purves

Re: Veterans' World Championships - Indoor Track

Entries close next Tuesday. We now have 80 on the team, plus the pit crew. If you're over 35, join us.

Bill Purves

Re: Veterans' World Championships - Indoor Track

Closes tonight. Join us!

Re: Veterans' World Championships - Indoor Track

The deadline has been extended to February 2. Rebecca and Stella Wong are still seeking a teammate over 55 for the half-marathon on March 25.

Re: Veterans' World Championships - Day 1 update

Only women's racewalking on day 1 -- 3000m on a banked indoor track. A new experience for our women. No medals for Hong Kong, but we saw a world record by Heather Carr from Australia.

You can watch the meet on live streaming at
http://izeclive.kr/v1_izecstm/player.php?ch=izecevent&stream=kor

A grandiose opening ceremony in the evening with an orchestra, singers, dancers and a really amazing karate demonstration. HK has the fourth biggest team, but we were the biggest at the opening ceremony and looked very good in our uniforms.

Outside the stadium, a whole row of food trucks selling Korean specialties supplemented by a series of music and dance performances in the area outside the stadium. Lots to see and do.

Re: Veterans' World Championships - Day 2

A day of fifths and sixths. Sheila Purves led off with a 5th in the W60 cross country race. The men racewalkers were also in action in the afternoon and again got only fifth and sixth places. The best that can be said is that there were many red cards and disqualifications in every race, but our walkers all survived with only one red card among them.

The bright spot was our 60m runners, several of whom got through to tomorrow's finals.

Re: Veterans' World Championships - Day 3, 4 medals!

First event of the day, and gold for Cheung Suet Ling in the W90 60m. She's only Hong Kong's fourth world champion ever after The Yipper, Yuko Gordon and Willie Kung.

Willie was in action later in the day in the long jump, where he's the reigning world champion from Perth. Our other star long jumper was Max Siu. Both took silver, in both cases losing first place on the last jump, in both cases by one centimetre. Very exciting.

Our other medallist today was Ray Ng who took the bronze medal in the M35 high jump. He had only a few Hong Kong supporters to watch him, as he jumped in an unheated building and the temperature in Daegu today was around 10 degrees.

Many others competed in the preliminaries of the 200 and the 800, and several got through to tomorrow's finals.

More than 4000 athletes from 73 countries -- this meet is said to be the biggest indoor track meet ever organized anywhere. It's quite a show.