HKBU team wins tertiary student relay in vertical run competition


浸大團隊在大專垂直跑接力中勇奪冠軍

Date: 14 Dec 2016 (Wednesday)

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HKBU team wins charity run up Hong Kong’s tallest building

浸大學生團隊勇奪垂直跑接力賽冠軍

The HKBU team won the champion title in the Tertiary Student Relay category of the “SHKP Vertical Run for Charity -- Race to Hong Kong ICC” for teams climbing the 2,120 stairs of Hong Kong’s tallest building. The team comprised Lau Tsun-ling (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 3), Chan Wai-chung (Associate degree, Year 1), Yeung Hoi-chun (Associate degree, Year 1) and Tse Chun-yin (Associate degree, Year 1). 
 
Tsun-ling said that vertical running was more exciting and challenging than sprints, long-distance running or street races. “In running races, runners can see each other and assess their placing, but in vertical runs, runners compete in a mostly solitary environment. If someone falls behind one or two seconds, that runner is out of sight of other runners. This can shake runners’ determination and affect their performance.” 
 
Tsun-ling was happy to win the championship and thought the team’s strategy was a vital factor in their victory.  “We chose our relay positions based on the strength of each teammate. I am strong at the longer parts of races which need more endurance, so I ran more floors than other teammates. ” He will continue to take part in vertical running as this form of racing has taught him that “to perform well, I only need to be confident and not to pay too much attention on others.”  

劉峻崚(體育及康樂管理三年級)、陳偉聰(副學士一年級)、楊鎧駿(副學士一年級)及謝俊賢(副學士一年級)參與「新地公益垂直跑 勇闖香港ICC」大專組學生隊際接力賽,在全港最高的大廈以最快速度跑上2120級樓梯,勇奪冠軍。
 
劉峻崚表示,跑樓梯與一般長短跑、街道賽不同,比賽更加刺激及具挑戰性。「平日賽跑,一定會見到對手,可以評估自己的名次;但跑樓梯幾乎是『無人之境』,跑手只要落後差一兩秒,已經不會見到其他跑手的蹤影,這種情況很容易動搖跑手的意志,影響表現。」
 
峻崚對摘冠感到高興,並相信與比賽策略得宜有關,「我們按隊員不同的特質分配位置,例如我擅長長跑,耐力較理想,所以跑多一點層數。」他表示,未來都會繼續參加垂直跑比賽,「比賽讓我領悟到不要太在意其他人的表現,對自己要有信心,自然可以取得佳績。」