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Mark your diary for the upcoming events and we hope you see you in the water!!
18 Feb – Cold Half
8 Jul – Sheko Challenge
24 Sep – Swim for Millions
7 Oct – Clean Half
28-29 Oct – International Hong Kong Beach Water Polo Tournament << UPDATE
29 Oct – Repulse Bay Triple << UPDATE
Results for the 12th annual Sheko Challenge can be found here. Fast group of ocean swimmers out there!!
Don’t forget to tag your photos with #shekochallenge to enter the contest. The most liked photo will receive a $400 APA outdoor shop coupon!
See you in the water for the 10th annual Clean Half Swim on Oct 8th and the new Repulse Bay Triple on Oct 22th!
Please read carefully. Contact us if you have any questions. See you in the water!
We are very pleased to announce APA Outdoor Shop as a new Shek O Challenge sponsor. They are Hong Kong’s new paddling and outdoor multi-sports store located in Wong Chuk Hang next to the Aberdeen tunnel, just 10 minutes from Causeway Bay. They also have an eshop with FREE delivery anywhere in Hong Kong.
In addition to sponsoring prizes APA is offering all participants a FREE Membership Discount card ($500 value) providing 20% Net discount or more on most items in the store and online. Use “SHEK2016” for this offer.
Want to win a special prize? Join our #ShekoChallenge contest now!
Step 1: Like Sheko Challenge facebook fan page
Step 2: Upload a photo/video showing off your best moments with Sheko Challenge, it can be a photo/video of your training progress, passing the finish line, or anything that you think is a wonderful capture! Add #ShekoChallenge and a creative caption.
Step 3: Tag yourself and your friends, share your post, and vote for your faves! You can submit multiple entries provided that the photos are not similar.
Deadline: 16th July 2016
The most liked post will be awarded! Good luck!
Thanks to all of the Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swimmers for a great, and record-breaking day on Saturday, with the ocean giving us a big thank-you with the weather for helping to take care of it.
Many thanks to Lifeproof, Siagle, The Eclipse Group, AVRA, and High 5 for sponsoring the prizes, and Ocean Recovery Alliance to organizing the event with AVRA. Special thanks to our support paddlers: John, Chris, Nick, Ray, Flo, Freddie and Jerry. And a huge thanks to our volunteers: Kat, Polina, Jacob, Edith, Coach Moi and Andy.
Congratulations to Singha Chau, whose 3:04:31 set a new course record for the Men’s Solo Wetsuited and Buoyant, and the entire field. Also, a new record of 4:47:40 was set by Edie Hu, the first woman ever completed the Cold Half Solo, and also without a wetsuit. Attila Manyoki took the Men’s Solo Naturally Ocean 1st place with 4:26:03.
Sam Thorley & Ethan McGrath swam an impressive 3:08:31, winning the Men’s Relay 30/30 Wetsuited record by nearly 30mins. Nicole Evanz & Owen Henderson came first and with a new record for Mixed Relay 30/30 with wetsuit, 3:13:52. Jemima Ridley and Anneka Styles came first in the Women’s Relay Half/Half Wetsuited with 3:23:46 and broke their own 2015 record.
Doug Woo & Scott Day set a new record for the Men’s Relay Half/Half Wetsuited with 3:32:29; and a new record of 3:41:29 of Men’s Relay Half/Half without wetsuits by Shane Davis & Jeff Faiola. Alwyn Li & Kenniz Ng won the Men’s Relay 30/30 without wetsuits and set a new record of 4:10:14. Christina Pazos & Fredric Liljestroem also set a new record for Mixed Relay Half/Half with wetsuit with 3:27:43.
The Cold Half is in SCMP too: http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1907547/hong-kongs-singha-chau-speeds-past-rivals-become-youngest-complete
Included are the full results. Great work everyone! We will have some great photos too, thanks to Cow Lau, which we will forward shortly one he finishes editing (some are posted now).
We hope you all liked the Predictwind tracking system too, and have had a chance to look at it after the race:http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/race/OWA
Hello friends, mark your diary and we see you in the water!
1. Sheko Challenge – 9th July (Sat) – Shek O
2. Clean Half – 8th October (Sat) – Stanley Main Beach
3. Hong Kong Beach Water Polo tournament – 22nd-23rd October (Sat) – Repulse Bay Beach
Published on January 30, 2016, 11:15 pm
A “perfect day” saw 16-year-old swimming sensation Singha Chau demolish the competition at the 15km Clean Half ocean swim on Saturday, finishing more than one hour and six minutes ahead of the rest of the field and becoming the youngest swimmer to complete the race.
Live tracking of the Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim can be seen from tomorrow at start times of 10:15am and 11:00am. Have your friends and family from the comfort of their warm home, follow your splashes all the way to the finish: http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/race/OWA