Calling all running enthusiasts! This July, Hong Kong Tourism Board has invited Ultra Trail Champion Stone Tsang to Singapore to share some personal tips and training techniques. Hailed as one of the best trail runners in Asia, Stone is a two-time top 10 finisher of the Ultra Trail World Tour and the top Chinese finisher in the history of the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (UTMR), taking 1st place in UTMR 2017.
Stone Tsang works as a Paramedic Ambulance first responder for the Hong Kong Fire Service Department and he took part in his first marathon when he was 25-years old, entering with the intent to just have fun with his colleagues. With no prior training and experience, he finished the race with a disappointing record of 5 hours leading to severe muscle aches and cramps. That kick-started his race career and despite his late entrance into the sport, he turned to international competitive trail running in just a few short years. He was the first Hong Kong Chinese to win the Action Asia Challenge and was 8th and 10th overall in the Ultra Trail World Tour in 2014 and 2015. He has been the top Chinese finisher and top 20 overall on multiple occasions in Europe’s UTMB, one of the world’s top mountain running competitions. Now, the father of two devotes his time between his career, training, family as well as projects that give back to the sports and trails conservation.
Hong Kong is known for its many mountains and trails, suitable for all levels of sports enthusiasts, from leisure walkers to pro-athletes. Thus, Stone is the best spokesperson to share with all running enthusiasts on how to train for competitions and to share his favourite training trails in Hong Kong.
During this limited session in Singapore, he will also share about his experience in the prestigious Hong Kong 4 Trails Ultra Challenge (HK4TUC), which challenges participants to cover 298km distance and 14.5km positive elevation in less than 60 hours. Stone Tsang is one of the only six finishers to have ever completed the challenge, coming in with the second best record in the HK4TUC history to date.
This event is part of the ‘ActiveSG Running Series 2019’. Aside from the sharing from Stone Tsang, other experts and trainers will also be invited to give tips on training, conditioning, stretching, fuelling and recovery.
EVENT DETAILS (by registration only):
Date: 6 July 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 8am to 2pm
Venue: Sport Singapore Auditorium (Sportshub)
Registration Link: https://www.myactivesg.com/whats-on/event/2019/7/activesg-running-series-2019
Registration Fee: $10 (ActiveSG Members can pay using up to 100% of their ActiveSG Credits)
For more info on the workshop, please visit: http://bit.ly/runworkshop2019
|0815||Mass ViPR PRO Workout by ActiveSG Trainers|
|0900||Trail Running in Hong Kong’s Great Outdoor by Stone Tsang|
Training and Preparing for overseas competition
Sharing of Great Outdoors and Sports Events in Hong Kong
|1000||Fuelling Tips by SportSG Sports Science Institute|
|1100||Strength and Conditioning by Ms Liew Wei Yong, TLC|
|1130||Stick Mobility Masterclass by Dr Justin Lee|
|1230||Recovery Drills by ActiveSG Athletics Club|
|1345||Recovery Session by Dr Justin Lee|
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Photos: Hong Kong Tourism Board