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PolyU takes home the Championship of the "Most Supportive Group Award" at Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon for ten years in a row

17 Feb 2019

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Dr Lam Tai-fai, PolyU’s Council Chairman and PolyU runners received the Championship trophy of the “Most Supportive Group Award” at the Standard Chartered HK Marathon 2019. PolyU has taken home the championship for the 10th year in a row.

The 3,000-strong PolyU Running Team joining the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2019 has helped PolyU take home the Champion of the “Most Supportive Group Award” for the tenth year in a row.

Prof Ben Young, PolyU’s Vice President (Student Affairs) (right) congratulates Wong Wan Chun, alumnus of PolyU, for winning the second-runner up in the Full Marathon, Men’s Senior

Shuen Chun-kit, year-four student of PolyU Department of Building and Real Estate, wins both “Men’s Overall” and “Men’s Senior” championships in the 10-KM race

Lo Ying-chiu, year-three student of PolyU’s Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, is the second runner-up in Women’s Senior in the 10-KM race

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today brings home the Championship of the "Most Supportive Group Award" at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2019 with a team of 3,000 runners, comprising of students, staff and alumni. This has been the tenth consecutive year for PolyU to seize the award since the University made its debut in 2009.

Dr LAM Tai-fai, PolyU's Council Chairman, Professor Ben YOUNG, Vice President (Student Affairs), and Professor Alex WAI, Vice President (Research Development),received the trophy on behalf of the University at the Prize Presentation Ceremony held at Victoria Park today. Dr Lam thanked all runners, volunteers and sponsors for their enthusiastic support to the PolyU running team.

"I am so delighted to see the perseverance and determination showcased by PolyU runners as well as the concerted efforts we put together to win the Championship of Most Supportive Group year after year," said Professor Young.

The below PolyU athletes have won the following prizes this year:





Wong Wan-chun

Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Alumnus

Full Marathon

Men's Senior

2nd Runner-up


Shuen Chun-kit

Department of Building and Real Estate,

Year-four student

10 KM

Men's Senior

Men's Overall







Lo Ying-chiu

Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, Year-three student

10 KM

Women's Senior





More than 50 PolyU faculty members, physiotherapists and students from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences were on duty at the Marathon providing immediate assistance to runners who need help during or after the race.

The organising committee of the PolyU Running Team expressed sincere thanks to Acti-Tape, ADRIEN GAGNON, belif, Hong Kong Airlines, Hotel ICON, Hung Fook Tong, INGRID MILLET, Nike, SALONSIP, SWISS MISS, THE FACE SHOP and TURBOJET for their generous sponsorship for the team and the race.

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