Postman Cheng Wai-lee ushered in the Year of the Rabbit with a convincing victory in the 18th staging of the 7.5-kilometre Mizuno Fat Choi Race at Victoria Peak yesterday. But his 25-minute, 46-second victory was somewhat overshadowed by the performances of a 14-year-old schoolboy and a 42-year-old veteran. Cheng, 32, recorded his second win in five days following his runaway victory in last Sunday's Reservoir Race at Tai Tam. His 39-second win never looked in doubt and by the time he led the 600 runners through the half way point at the Peak Tram Station he had built up a commanding 10-second lead. Junior Patrick Drabczyinski, meanwhile, steadily worked his way through the field to find himself in an astonishing eighth place overall. Bernie Hutchinson, 42, also competed in last week's Reservoir Race but on that occasion ran second in the men's Veteran One Division to an in-form John Douma. Hutchinson might have come home in second place overall yesterday had the final 200 metres not been run up the steeply sloping Mount Austin Road. He completed the course in a fast time of 26:37, just two seconds adrift of Ho Hoi-to, runner up in the Men's Open Division. Cheng attributed his good run of form to consistent training for the forthcoming Standard Chartered Marathon. 'I didn't really expect to run this fast over 7.5-km as I'm training for the marathon,' said Cheng. Gillian Castka won her ninth race of the season with a comfortable 2.5-minute victory in the women's race. The 42-year-old former British international marathon runner is also concentrating her training on this month's Standard Chartered event. The field included three runners over the age of 70, the oldest being Yip Lun-ming, who completed the course in 38:37.