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Calves Wellcome Duathlon - March 2011


 
A big "thank you" to all those who turned the Calves duathlon into a wonderful happening!!
 
Lantau Calves & Buffalos Charity
 
As you are aware, part of the Calves' entry fee went to charity. This time we collected HK$2,125 for the Homeless Shelter Project in the New Territories. Apart from cash our Buffalos and Calves also contributed clothing, toiletries, linen & towels, and children’s educational needs, which were greatly received.
 
Adrian Pringle (year 2001) presented a cheque of HK$21,000, which combined funds raised by the recent Calves duathlon, a Buffalo Triathlon held a few months ago and other donations. 
 
This now takes our donations raised for the homeless shelter up to over HK$230,000 and close to 100 pallets of clothing, shoes, and other essentials.
 
Thanks for your support, and do let us know if you'd like to contribute or join us next time we visit the Homeless Shelter Project.
 
 
 
2011 Lantau Calves Wellcome Duathlon
 
 
 
       
    
Check out the event's slide show (click on screen) 
 
 
 
Results and more race photos below...
 
 
 
Comments from parents:
 
"Thanks so much for putting on a World Class event Sunday!  I have included a photo of my daughter because the smile on her face shows exactly how much fun she had as a result of your hard work.
Please send our thanks for all the other Buffalos and Volunteers who helped out. TH & LH"
 
"You did a great job of all the organising of the race on Sunday. Well done, I'm sure it was a huge effort, but well worth it to see the kid's enjoying the race. JW"
 
"I thought the event was totally FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much for all your hard efforts! See you at the next event! Regards. KM"
 
"Our son had a disappointing race after a fall wherein he hurt his knee, but it had nothing at all to do with the organizing. We'll definitely be there next year and want to say a big thank you to all of you for all the thought and planning that went into the event. It's a great event and one we are so thrilled you offer for our kids in DB. Next year will be even better! Kind regards and thanks again. CB"
 
"Thanks for making all of this happen. It is a great way to encourage my kids to be healthy and competitive. Growing pains will I am sure be refined. I salute you! SC"
 
"It was a tremendous event and it was VERY much appreciated.  I saw that there was some confusion at the end, during the awards ceremony, but this did not detract from the enjoyment of the event overall! It is the sort of thing that my daughter will remember for a VERY long time to come... she didn't even want to take a bath last night because she wanted to keep her number on her arm and leg! On the night before the course there were tons of kids out there training- events like this have a lasting impact!  It made me feel lucky to live in a community with people who care enough to go through the effort to organize something like this! PD"
 
"I wish to congratulate Lantau Buffalos for having taken the initiative to organize such an amazing event. Our son was delighted with the experience and has asked that we enrol him in every duathlon or triathlon to be organized in future. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning.. JF"
 
"Thanks to all the organisers. Human nature is indeed to focus more on what went wrong compared to what went right. Indeed the ceremony left room for improvement but you've already spotted this and in our case a Katy Perry CD did miracles. All in all I do think it was a great success and our children thoroughly enjoyed the race. I would like to thank you all for your efforts as it's a great opportunity for the children to participate (and compete if they'd like) in such an event. I think the race as such was organised like clockwork and besides the unfortunate event with Ambre no serious accidents happened. I also know how much "negotiation" it takes to get this done in DB. Thanks again for all your efforts and I do hope we'll have more of this in the years to come. BJB"
 
"Just a quick line to say thank you for organizing the event.  It takes a lot of time and energy to make something like this work and it is appreciated. Thanks too for being flexible with the last minute change with our daughter. CS"
 
"Thank you for organising it.  It was our daughter's first time but she really enjoyed it and it has made her want to do it again. We appreciate all your hard work and effort. Regards. SR"
 
"Thanks a lot for the organization, our kids were so happy! Thanks again, you did a great job! CS & MS"
 
 
 
2011 Lantau Calves Wellcome Spring Duathlon RESULTS
 
--- click on the relevant worksheet tab at the bottom to find the results of your age group ---
 
 
 
 
 
 
PHOTO COLLECTIONS (2)
 
--- click on the photo to see the whole collection online ---
 
 
Please send us your photo collection, so we can post it here. 
 
  

 
 
MARCH 24 (21h00) UPDATE:
 
* Online registration closed. Please go to Sportsworld if you want to sign up (DB Plaza, Block C, Rm 516)
 
* Race kit can be picked up at Sportsworld until Saturday 3:00 p.m.; only paid registrations can get the race kit
 
* More than 10 participants have not paid yet; please do so when you pick up your race kit!
 
* An e-mail with detailed info about race day will be sent out on Friday evening
 
* Please check the REVISED SCHEDULE below
 
* REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON SATURDAY 3:00 P.M.
 
 
 
 
The Lantau Buffalos are delighted to present the
 
 

 
LANTAU CALVES 2011 "WELLCOME" SPRING DUATHLON
 
 
co-supported by Sportsworld and Newton Running 
 
       
    

Sunday March 27, 2011

  for young heroes born between January 1,1997 and March 26, 2005

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO SPORTSWORLD TO SIGN UP.

VENUE:

Discovery Bay North Plaza.

 

DISTANCES:

  • Born in 1997-1998: run 1 km - bike 6 km - run 1 km
  • Born in 1999-2000: run 1 km - bike 6 km - run 1 km
  • Born in 2001-2002: run 500m - bike 3 km - run 500m
  • Born in 2003-2004: run 500m - bike 3 km - run 500m


SCHEDULE:

06:45        Registration for 1997-1998 (A) and 1999-2000 (B) age groups

06:50        Transition area opens for A and B age groups

07:05        Transition area closes for A and B age groups

07:10        Race briefing A and B age groups

07:20        Start of A and B age group race (1997-1998 and 1999-2000)

07:30        Registration for 2001-2002 (C) age group
07:45        Race briefing for C age group
07:50        End of A and B age groups race; competitors take bicycle out of transition area

07:50        Transition area opens for C age group

08:00        Transition area closes for C age group

08:10        Start of C age group race (2001-2002)
08:20        Registration for 2003-2004 (D) age group
08:30        Race briefing for D age group
08:35        End of C age group race; competitors take bicycle out of transition area
08:40        Transition area opens for D age group
08:50        Transition area closes for D age group
09:00        Start of D age group race (2003-2004)
09:25        End of D age group race; competitors take bicycle out of transition area

09:30        Awards ceremony & Lucky Draw

10:00        End of event

 

 

REGISTRATION FEE:
HK$150 --- includes race entry, race kit, race certificate and a HK$25 donation to our charity. Sign up here!

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
A maximum of 120 competitors can enter the race, 30 for each age category. The earlier you register, the better. Late registrations will be placed on a waiting list and you will be informed if a spot becomes available.

PRE-RACE REGISTRATION:
All registration procedures must be done before race day.  The registration fee of HK$150 must be paid at least 2 days before the race, i.e. before Friday March 25, 2011. We will release any unpaid entries on Friday March 25 and give them to those on the waiting list who have already paid.

RACE KIT PICK-UP:
Race kit can be picked up starting from Thursday March 24 at 12pm until Saturday March 26 at 5pm at SPORTSWORLD: Room 516, Block C, 5/F, Discovery Bay Plaza (tel: 29141323). Failure to pick up your race kit before race day may result in your losing your race spot.

PAYMENT:
Your entry is guaranteed only after payment. Fees may be paid in two ways:
1) By cash at Sportsworld: 516, Block C, 5th Floor, Discovery Bay Plaza (tel: 29141323)
2) By online bank transfer to: Lantau Buffalo’s Multisport Club HSBC Hong Kong (bank code: 004) 400-648747-001 (HK Dollar Current) SWIFT Code: HSBCHKHHHKH Add: HSBC Main Building, 1 Queen’s Rd Central, Hong Kong

IMPORTANT:
If you do an online bank transfer, please send the details of the bank's confirmation message to the race director (events@lantaubuffalos.org).

CANCELLATION POLICY:
- No fee will be charged if you cancel at least 2 days before the race.
- No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of the race.

The race will be cancelled if there is a red or black rain storm warning, typhoon signal 3 or above at 6am on race day. Race registrants will not be contacted individually in the event of cancellation.

 
USEFUL INFO FOR PARTICIPANTS
 
RACE DAY

Race Gear: road or mountain bike, helmet (mandatory throughout bike leg), running & biking gear, sunglasses, etc. Make sure that your bike is in order; any competitor with a bike deemed unsafe will not be allowed to start the race. Please ensure in particular that the brakes are functioning properly.

Arrival: please make sure to be on time, preferably one hour before the start of the race. This gives you time to ride your bicycle around the course to get to know it better. We also recommend that you do a bit of jogging to warm up the running muscles.

Registration: the registration desk (which is next to the Transition Area) opens at 06:45. Please check the schedule above for the exact time that you can register. Each participant is kindly requested to go to the registration desk to confirm their presence and to get the race number written on their arms and legs. There will be enough marker pens so that parents can help us with that.  

Transition Area (TA): when TA opens you can practise getting on and off your bicycle. Once you are ready you can put your bicycle, helmet and other gear at your numbered spot inside TA. Our bike specialist Tony will check each participant’s bicycle to make sure that there are no safety concerns.

Briefing: will be held next to the Registration Desk near the Transition Area. There will be a short briefing before the start of the race to explain the rules, the overall course and things to watch out for. Participants will be expected to know the course, so we won’t do a tour.

Race Course: Races 1 and 2 are identical in length, as are Races 3 and 4.

• Race A (1997-1998) & B (1999-2000): run 1 long lap, bike 2 laps, run 1 long lap.

Run 1 (one long lap): you start at Point A2 and run towards the roundabout (point E); go around the roundabout and head back to the starting area; keep running past the starting area, around the roundabout, past point A1 and head towards the coastline promenade; turn right onto the promenade and go straight until you get to point B; the water station can be found in this area; make the U-turn and head back; as you get back stay left and run into the transition area (point C); put on your helmet first (!) and then take your bicycle off the bike rack, run with it until you pass the line where you can get on the bike;

Bike (2 laps): turn left, go past point E and head towards point F; slow down when you get to point F; you get off your bike and make a sharp U-turn; you then get on your bike again and go down towards the coastline promenade in front of Siena Club; take a sharp right turn at the bottom of the slope (be careful not to go too fast here!), ride along the promenade, take a right towards Discovery College, pass the school, go straight (stay on the left side of the roundabout) and then turn right into the Playground Area (point G); follow the path and cycle straight onto Siena One Drive; take a left and cycle up to the end of Siena One Drive (point H); make a U-turn and follow the road down to Siena Avenue; watch out for traffic as you turn right onto Siena Avenue; ride all the way back to the starting area; ride past the roundabout, past point A1 and head towards the coastline promenade; turn right onto the promenade, go straight until you get to point B, make the U-turn and head back to the starting area; when you get to the starting area keep going straight (do not turn into the transition area!) for your second lap; as you finish your second lap make sure to stay left, get off your bike right before the line that marks the beginning of the transition area (point C) and run into the transition area; put the bike back onto the bike rack, then take off your helmet and start running;

Run 2 (one long lap): turn left and repeat the run lap that you did at the beginning of the race; as you get back make sure to run past the transition area and into the finish area on the left just after the transition area.

• Race C (2001-2002) & Race D (2003-2004): run 1 short lap, bike 1 lap, run 1 short lap.

Run 1 (one short lap): you start at point A1 and head towards the coastline promenade; turn right onto the promenade, go straight until you get to point B; the water station can be found in this area; make the U-turn and head back; as you get back stay left and run into the transition area (point C); put on your helmet first (!) and then take your bicycle off the bike rack, run with it until you pass the line where you can get on the bike;

Bike (1 lap): turn left, go past point E and head towards point F; slow down when you get to point F; you get off your bike and make a sharp U-turn; you then get on your bike again and go down towards the coastline promenade at Siena Club; at the end of the slope take a sharp right turn (be careful not to go too fast here!), ride along the promenade, take a right towards Discovery College, pass the school, go straight (stay on the left side of the roundabout) and then turn right into the Playground Area (point G); follow the path and cycle straight onto Siena One Drive; take a left and cycle up to the end of Siena One Drive (point H); make a U-turn and follow the road down to Siena Avenue; watch out for traffic as you turn right onto Siena Avenue; ride all the way back to the starting area; ride past the roundabout, past point A1 and head towards the coastline promenade; turn right onto the promenade, go straight until you get to point B, make the U-turn and head back to the starting area; as you get back make sure to stay left, get off your bike right before the line that marks the beginning of the transition area (point C) and run into the transition area; put the bike back onto the bike rack first(!), then take off your helmet and start running;

Run 2 (one short lap): run straight out, go around the roundabout and head towards the coastline promenade, repeating the run lap that you did at the beginning of the race; as you get back make sure to run past the transition area and into the finish area on the left just after the transition area.

 
At the finish line: you will receive a medal and a sweet & juicy reward when you finish. Congratulations, you are a duathlete!
 
Finisher's Certificate: you can collect your certificate during the awards ceremony at a table next to the stage.

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE OR FORUM FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE RACE.

Questions? Contact the race director at events@lantaubuffalos.org.



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