Lau Tsun-ling wins a gold medal in HKBU’s fifth participation in Hong Kong marathon
20 Feb 2014
The 733-member HKBU team braced the cold wind to compete in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2014 on 16 February, with Lau Tsun-ling (Associate Degree, Year 1), scooping the championship in the men’s junior half-marathon race with a time of 1:19:22 hours. In addition, the University was presented with the “Top Ten Most Supportive Group Award” for the fourth consecutive year.
Led by Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, the HKBU team comprised staff, students and alumni. The HKBU community once again demonstrated its solidarity and caring spirit during the event. More than 100 marathon ambassadors were recruited to provide support to the runners by taking care of their belongings and offering them food and beverages. Cheering squads were formed to encourage the HKBU athletes while staff and students of the School of Chinese Medicine provided a massage service for them.
This was the fifth time that the University formed a team to participate in this annual signature Hong Kong sports event. Since 2010, more than 3,500 runners have joined the HKBU team and brought home a total of 11 awards.