Schoolgirl Ng Hei-man clinched the junior title in the 2005 Nike Hong Kong 10k Challenge last weekend, and came very close to stealing the women's crown, too. The Good Hope School student, the junior category record holder in the event, timed 38 minutes, 10 seconds, just 18 seconds behind the women's winner, Yeung Ling-suet, who finished in 37.52. Marathon specialist Lai Ka-wai came third in 38.21, while another junior runner - Lo Wing-hei - placed fourth overall in 38.26. Winter Tsui Theeradej took the men's junior title, clocking 34.03, just six seconds ahead of Yung Chun-nam. Man Siu-kit was third in 34.43. There was double delight for STFA Leung Kau Kui College in the boys' and girls' school team category. The boys - Chow Tsz-ho, Yip Ho-wa and Chan Chi-hin - finished in an accumulated time of 1 hour, 58 minutes, 59 seconds. The same school clinched the honours in the girls' category, when Lam Chi-man, Wong Mei-shan and Au Wing-ning combined for a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, 25 seconds. National Games silver medallist Du Pengyuan was the overall winner of the race, held annually at Tin Shui Wai. It was Du's first-ever 10-kilometre road race. The 21-year-old university student from Shanghai had been training in Guangzhou with the national athletics squad, and decided to visit Hong Kong for the race. The men's and women's winners each won $3,000.