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29 Apr, 2023

Swiss and French show their dominance at the Action Sprint Sai Kung


 Action SPRINT Trail Series 2023 by Action Asia Events

April 16, 2023 - Action SPRINT Trail – Discovery Bay

April 29, 2023 - Action SPRINT Trail – Sai Kung

May 14, 2023 - Action SPRINT Trail – Repulse Bay

Swiss and French show their dominance at Action Sprint Sai Kung

HONG KONG, April 29, 2023 – The Swiss and French showed their dominance at the Action Sprint Sai Kung trail event with Swiss national Marco Mueller rippin the 18km course in some impressive splits winning in 1:28:26 with Hong Kong's Ka Sing 家盛 Cheng 鄭1:34:32 for 2nd while Australia’s David Longo not far behind taking third in 1:34:50. Swiss national Hugo Montanari took 4th in 1:37:04 with Italy’s Mirto Bonan in 5th in 1:37:57 rounding out the top 5 Men’s 18km category.

French national Sophie Hedou pushed hard with temperatures climbing to 29c with high humidity taking the Women's 18km win in 1:55:00 two minutes in front of regular podium finisher HK's Wong Mei Yan grabbing 2nd in 1:57:01. Hong Kong’s Karen 芷蕙 Tse 謝 took 3rd in 1:59:52 with HK’s Wing Sum 詠琛 Lee 李 taking 4th in 2:06:34 with the final place on the podium taking 5th was HK’s Nga Yi 雅怡 Chan 陳 finishing in 2:10:30.

UK's Chris Davis grabbed the 12km win in 1:04:03 with Eleanor Ngan Kee (NZ) taking the Women's 12km win in 1:36:37.

Since 2004 the Action Sprint Sai Kung has been an annual Hong Kong tradition for trail runners and adventure seekers interested in the outdoors and with no event over the last 3 years (due to pandemic), all restrictions dropped, everyone made up for lost time socializing with old friends, meeting new friends and relishing the enjoyment of just having a good time in the outdoors with close to 300 participants entering both the 18km and 12km courses.

“Fantastic race today. Nice course. Fast. A little bit hot but got used to it and really like it, enjoyable and good organization as well. Really enjoyed the last 5km as could speed up and have a lot of fun, but small technical challenges in between so was very good, “ said Swiss national Marco Mueller winning the 18 km course in 1:28:26.

Hong Kong's Ka Sing 家盛 Cheng 鄭said“beautiful weather today for trail running as fast paced, technical, great event and hope all can join this Action Asia event next time as well done”finishing in 1:34:32 for 2nd in the Mens 18 km Action Sprint.

This is the 2nd time I’ve done an Action Asia event and this one was really great as I enjoyed the landscape so much as the scenery was great, the reservoir was stunning with the views and I recommend everyone to try this course. In short it’s a bit technical, but not too much and you really will enjoy it,”….said French national Sophie Hedou grabbing the overall Women's 18 km win in 1:55:00.

HK's Wong Mei Yan grabbing 2nd overall in the Womens’s 18 km in 1:57:01 said “I think this course design is really beautiful as fantastic views especially of the reservoir even though there are some technical sections, I really enjoyed it with the temperatures climbing this time of year”.

“Awesome feedback and really happy that many are doing the whole series with some saying they want to step up and train for the upcoming Mongolia Action Asia 3 day stage race in the Gobi desert”.

Both distances of 12km & 21km take runners and hikers on the road from the Pak Tam Chung gate to the Lok Wu Country Trail entrance on Pak Tam Road, following Lok Wu Country trail around 6 km with a climb up to 298m on mixed terrain of dirt trails, stone steps, a small river crossing, before arriving at Sai Wan Road check point, reservoir views to the Pak Tam Chung finish for the 12km with a total elevation gain of around 449m while the 18km category continues another couple kilometers around the reservoir before a final 5km technical scenic dirt track on the Sheung Yiu country trail back to the Pak Tam Chung finish for a total elevation gain of around 572m.

The event could not have happened without the kind support of OCA, DelMonte, Royale International, Bonaqua, Action X Store, Fitz, C3fit, Action Asia Sports Academy.

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Race Results

18 km - Top 5 Men

Position – Bib# - Name – Category - Nationality - Team/Sponsor - Finishing Time

1 (184) Marco Mueller Men 40-49 Switzerland - 01:28:28

2 (178) Ka Sing 家盛 Cheng 鄭 Men 30-39 HKG Oxyone 01:34:32

3 (187) David Longo Men 30-39 Australia T8 01:34:50

4 (143) Hugo Montanari Men 40-49 Switzerland - 01:37:04

5 (99) Mirto Bonan Men 16-29 Italy - 01:37:57


18 km - TopWomen

Position – Bib# - Name – Category - Nationality - Team/Sponsor - Finishing Time

1 (180) Sophie Hedou Women 16-29 France - 01:55:00

2 (1) Mei Yan 美欣 Wong 黃 Women 16-29 HKG - 01:57:01

3 (171) Karen 芷蕙 Tse 謝 Women 30-39 HKG - 01:59:52

4 (147) Wing Sum 詠琛 Lee 李 Women 30-39 HKG - 02:08:34

5 (35) Nga Yi 雅怡 Chan 陳 Women 16-29 HKG - 02:10:30


12 km - Top 5 Men

Position – Bib# - Name – Category - Nationality - Team/Sponsor - Finishing Time

1 (367) Chris Davis Men 40-49 UK - 01:04:03

2 (385) Pierre Six Men 16-29 France - 01:05:31

3 (378) Pak Iu 伯銚 Fok 霍 Men 16-29 HKG - 01:08:55

4 (376) Ka Cheong 家昌 Ng 吳 Men 40-49 HKG Oxyone 01:09:51

5 (327) Mark Doel Men 50-59 UK - 01:12:29


12 km - TopWomen

Position – Bib# - Name – Category - Nationality - Team/Sponsor - Finishing Time

1 (311) Eleanor Ngan Kee Women 16-29 New Zealand - 01:36:37

2 (346) Oi Wan 靄允 Chan 陳 Women 40-49 HKG - 01:42:40

3 (365) Noriko Uchida Women 40-49 Japan - 01:44:04

4 (380) Paulina Neisch Women 40-49 Poland - 01:49:15

5 (337) Munkhnaran Batsukh Women 30-39 HKG - 01:49:39

 Race Info

Event Name

Action SPRINT Sai Kung trail run


April 29, 2023 (Saturday)

Start Time

8:00 am

Start / Finish Location

Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung, NT, Hong Kong


18 km and 12km


Hiking and Trail Running



About Action Asia Events

Action Asia Events is the organizer of spectacular, extraordinary remote marathons for adventure travel seekers & trail running enthusiasts that inspire and push the boundaries of participants. Having organized over 290 events over the past 23 year’s Action Asia Events constantly keeps inspiring and pushes the boundaries of adventure travel, ultra-marathon and team building. Responsibilities range from designing courses, selection of the venue, dates and race format to raising the funds essential to run the race as well as liaising with NGO’s and non-profits for fund raising activities related to environment, education and health.

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