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14 Apr, 2024

Hong Kong's Chan battles Swiss national Wettstein - Chau takes 18km Women - Action Sprint Sai Kung


Hong Kong’s Chan battles it out with Swiss national Wettstein until last kilometer while Chau takes 18km Women’s trail race -  Action Sprint Sai Kung – Race 1 of series

HONG KONG, April 14, 2024 – The unexpected increase in humidity together with higher temperatures added to the suffering while Swiss national - Wettstein and Hong Kong’s Chan 陳Chi Keung 自強 battled it out until the last kilometer of the 18km Action Sprint Trail race at Sai Kung – (race 1 of the 3 race 2024 series) with Hong Kong’s Chau Ching Lam grabbing the Women’s 18km win.

“Oh man, did 18k. Freakin hot today and humid. Super-fast Sprint race. Very strong competitors. Happy to finish strong with the 1st place today as only realized in last 2km I had a chance to pull Chan in and got by him in final kilometer. Really, nice course.  I live nearby in Sai Kung and love it and my boy loves it too. Thank you so much again and great race. Peace” said Wettstein (UGLOW team), the overall Men’s 18k Action Sprint winner finishing in 1 hour 30 minutes 54 seconds.

Second overall just 30 seconds behind in the Men’s 18k was Jason Chan 陳Chi Keung 自強 (TPH team). “My name is Jason Chan and I am a member of the Peak Hunter team. Humidity was very high today as brutal. I started to fast, paid the price as in the last kilometer of the race still leading Salomon got by, passed me and lost by 30 seconds. So I guess I better train harder!”, said Chan a little disappointed, but happy with performance in a challenging flat out 18km sprint on a technical challenging multi-terrain course who finished in 1 hour 31 minutes 24 seconds.

Overall winner in the Women’s 18km was Irene Chau 周Ching Lam 靜琳. My name is Irene and very happy and surprised that I came in first. Me and some friends just decided last week to enroll. This should be the last race of this season for me as getting hot. Thank you so much for the organizer Action Asia as today was very hot and well organized and the volunteers were great. Thanks so much again as maybe will see if will race again’ said overall Women’s 18km winner Chau who finished in 2 hours 10 minutes 48 seconds.

UK’s Olivia Brocklehurst grabbed 2nd just over 4 minutes later behind Chau in 2 hours 15 minutes 3 seconds in the Women’s 18 km. Thanks so much for the racing today as really great race. Hot, toughest climate conditions I’ve had since this time last year, but really fun as always a great event, great snacks along the route, really needed those oranges at the 2nd checkpoint so thank you Action Asia, said Brocklehurst at the finish line.

Placing 3rd overall in the Men’s 18km was Wong 黃Yik Ho 亦皜 (HKG) in 1 hour 34 minutes 11 seconds with 4th overall going to Yeung 楊Tommy 耀民 (HKG) in 1 hour 36 minutes 42 seconds and 5th to Vincent Casanova (HKG) – (Singapore Shufflers) -1 hour 37 minutes 17 seconds.

In the Womens 18km placing 3rd overall was Yuen 阮Winnie 云妮 (HKG) in 2 hours 17 minutes 56 seconds, 4th overall was Cabania Ma Aurora (PHI) in 2 hours 19 minutes 27 seconds and 5th going to Aymard Camille (FRA) in 2 hours 21 seconds 13 seconds.

Top 5 Men and Women in the 18km walked away with cash prizes together with the top 3 awarded over HKD 10,000 in electronic prizes from Sudio, Mophie and Adidas.

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 relishing the enjoyment of just having a good time in the outdoors with close to 300 participants entering both the 18km and 12km courses.

Both distances of 12 km & 18 km 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 technical 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 Royale International, Bonaqua, Aquarius, Action X Store, Fitz, C3fit, St Johns Ambulance, Action Asia Sports Academy.


Race Results

18 km - Top 5 Men

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

1 (150) Wettstein Salomon - Switzerland - Uglow - 01:30:54

2 (203) Chan 陳Chi Keung 自強 - HKG - TPH Elite Team - 01:31:24

3 (201 Wong 黃Yik Ho 亦皜 - HKG - 01:34:11

4 (257) Yeung 楊Tommy 耀民 - HKG- 01:36:42

5 (178) Casanova Vincent - HKG - Singapore Shufflers - 01:37:17

18 km - Top 5 Women

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

1 (232) Chau 周Ching Lam 靜琳 - HKG- 02:10:48

2 (219) Brocklehurst Olivia - UK- 02:15:03

3 (144) Yuen 阮Winnie 云妮 - HKG- 02:17:56

4 (202) Cabania Ma Aurora - PHI- 02:19:27

5 (117) Aymard Camille - FRA- 02:21:13

12 km - Top 5 Men

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

1 (567) Chan 陳Anthony 賢傑 - HKG- 01:10:21

2 (563) Ramsbacher Philipp - HKG- 01:12:41

3 (526) Yeung 楊King Ho 境豪 - HKG - AIA Vitality - 01:17:22

4 (536) Mansy Jozef - HKG- 01:19:13

5 (587) Chun 秦Kin Chung 健聰 - HKG- 01:23:30

12 km - Top 5 Women

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

1 (582) Woo 胡Ching Man 靜雯 - HKG- 01:25:36

2 (508) Clerc Catherine - FRA- 01:32:10

3 (551) Wong 王Reese 寶欣 - HKG- 01:32:21

4 (579) Uchida Noriko - JPN- 01:36:22

5 (553) Kan 簡Kwai Yung 桂容 - HKG- 01:37:38

Race Info

Event Name

Action SPRINT Sai Kung trail run


April 14, 2024 (Sunday)

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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