Who are the Strava Kings and Queens?

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 January, 2015, 10:16am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 January, 2015, 10:33am

Fastest woman up The Peak on a bike

Yann-kai Oh, 30, risk manager: 16 min, 0 sec

Runner-turned-cyclist Yann-kai Oh has been dominating local Strava leader boards since turning to the sport three years ago. She was the overall winner of the Philippines national cycling series after wins in the Tour de Tayabas and Tour of Matabungkay in 2014.

"There are too many [Strava queens of the month] to name that I'd still like to achieve, but mostly there are plenty I would like to improve on," she says.

Fastest man up The Peak on a bike

Olaf Kasten, 42, executive coach: 13 min, 01 sec

After taking up triathlon five years ago, Kasten has had a meteoric rise in the sport. In 2013, he was the first amateur finisher in Ironman events in Melbourne and Western Australia, fourth in his age group at the Kona Ironman World Championships and holds a personal best for the Ironman distance (3.8km swim, 180km bike ride, 42.2km run) of 8 hrs, 48 min.

"The [Strava king of the month] records are at such a level that you have to go 100 per cent from the very beginning of the climb, so it's not something that you can do by accident. You have to plan for it."

Fastest man up The Peak on legs

Matt Moroz, 38, personal trainer: 16 min, 55 secUltra endurance athlete and 24-hour runner (he qualified for Team Britain in 2012 after running 234.8km in 24 hours) is a regular on Hong Kong's trails.

"I'd like to go back and reclaim any lost course records, and mainly my beloved Wan Chai Gap record. Also, any of the great course records held by Lantau resident Clement Dumont because snatching any away from him would be an achievement."

Fastest woman up The Peak on legs

Charlotte Henry, 28, marketing: 17 min, 43 sec

Henry started running five years ago after joining a local adventure race. She has since completed in marathon, a half marathon, and recently completed her first 50km ultramarathon.

"Most of the time achieving a course record is part of a longer run, and when I load my activity to Strava I get a nice surprise if I gain a little crown for my efforts. For the longer segments, I go back to secure them. I use Strava when I travel, to give me ideas of where to run."