Mini-marathon off to running start

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 February, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 February, 2002, 12:00am

A 'mini-marathon' was the feature of the 19th annual athletic meet organised by Yan Chai Hospital Lim Por Yen Secondary School. Despite the cold weather, the school enjoyed its most outstanding sports day in years.

About 800 students competed in more than 60 events. The highlight of the day was the enthusiasm shown by students and teachers in the 5,000 metres race. It was the first time the school had organised a mini-marathon and its success can be attributed to the endurance of the athletes. Boy Scouts provided bottles of water to the runners and the cheerleading squads and spectators shouted encouragement.

Athletes tried their best to beat old records. Cedar House received the award for the best cheering team.

The 100m race was the most popular track event, with spectators watching excitedly as competitors rushed towards the finish line. Ip Sze-wing, an A Grade athlete, won both the 100m and 200m races.

Equally popular was the inter-house relay. Boys and girls of Maple House won both the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relay events. The boys' champion was Maple House, while the girls' title was won by Cedar House. Maple House won the overall championship, with six new records being set this year.

Article submitted by Yan Chai Hospital Lim Por Yen

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