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Oct 16 / 2017

Garden City to HK Island - Singaporean Png looking to gain some experience

Garden City to HK Island - Singaporean Png looking to gain some experience

"I usually take a step back, breathe, reevaluate things and formulate a solution to the problem at hand." - Alvin Png

1. Why did you decide to participate in MSIG HK50 series – Hong Kong Island?

The terrains of race course in Hong Kong Island is very different from the rest of the local races, which are usually on the main trails. Therefore, this is something new to me and I believe this would bring me an interesting challenge and would be an eye opener.

2. What do you find most challenging about this race?

I think the challenge is to control and reel in the pace for the runnable first half to preserve energy for the tough second half. The weather at this time of the year in HK is similar to Singapore so it is comfortable for me. In fact, I prefer the heat over cold.

3. There is only one more week to go, how’s your preparation going?

All seems to be in order. I happen to be working on a training system that is specific to a 50km race.

4. What would you do to deal with the challenges and difficulties while racing?

My number one rule is never to panic or get frustrated. I usually take a step back, breathe, reevaluate things and formulate a solution to the problem at hand. This approach applies not only to races but to all aspects in life.

5. Compared to the trail running in Singapore, what is your expectation for 2017 MSIG HK50 series – Hong Kong Island?

The trails in Singapore is flat in comparison to those in Hong Kong. In Singapore, we usually do the elevation specific training on a 160m hill or stairs in apartment buildings. Although it can get boring at times, I think it's a really good way to beef up mentally. As always, the only expectation I have is to enjoy the race and have fun!

於2017MSIG新加坡動感亞洲50贏得National Award,新加坡本地跑手第一名的Alvin Png將來港參與MSIG港島50,對於第一次挑戰這難度極高的比賽路線,Alvin十分興奮也積極備戰,期待可以在賽場上大顯身手。

1. 您為什麼會選擇參加這場比賽呢?

大部份於本地舉行的越野跑比賽賽道都在常見的主山徑上,但MSIG港島50的賽道地勢並不一樣,所以對我來說是全新的體驗。我相信這個比賽可以讓我大開眼界,也會是個十分有趣的挑戰。

2. 您覺得本場比賽最具挑戰性的是什麼?

我認為最有挑戰性的是要在比賽的前半部好好控制與調節步伐,確保自己保留足夠的能量應付較為艱難的後半部份。而香港與新加坡的氣候相似,所以我也不太擔心天氣會影響自己的表現。

3. 距離比賽還有大概一星期的時間,您會如何備戰呢?

我的賽前準備都在計劃之中,非常順利。最近我正在有系統的針對50公里的賽事做訓練。

4. 您平時在比賽或訓練過程中遇到困難是怎樣調整心態,跨越難關的?

我的首要原則是不要輕易感到恐慌或是挫敗。遇困難時我會先停下來、深呼吸、重新審視整個情況,然後再按眼前的問題制訂解決方案。而這個方法不但在跑步或日常生活中都幫助了我許多。

5. 與新加坡的越野賽相比,您期待2017 MSIG香港50會帶給你怎樣的賽事感受呢?

新加坡的跑道比香港平坦許多。在新加坡,我們會在160米的山坡上重複訓練和以及運用大廈裡的樓梯進行高地訓練,雖然有時候會覺得這樣的訓練很沉悶,但這確是鍛鍊毅力的好方法。一如以往,我希望能夠好好享受比賽過程!

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