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AIS XC Challenge

RACE 1 | PARIS MARATHON | 7 – 13 Dec 2020

Race 1 saw our AIS community get their running shoes on and begin the AIS Cross Country Challenge by many participating in part of the ‘Paris Marathon!’ It was great to see our students, faculty and family members get involved in the first race where we seen participants between the ages of 6 to 59 years old take part. Congratulations to all who hiked, ran or cycled. As you can see from the statistics below Red Phoenix had most participants and at the end of race 1 were on 75 house points, with Blue Dragons on 50 points and White Tigers on 25 points! Congratulations to all!

Houses Participants Activities Distance Covered
Red Phoenix: 57.7% Faculty: 50% Walk: 38.5% 1.5km: 11.5%
Blue Dragons: 30.8% Students: 38.5% Run: 50% 3km: 34.6%
White Tigers: 19.2% Family: 11.5% Cycle: 11.5% 5km: 26.9%
10km: 26.9%
Fastest Times: 1.5km Fastest Times: 3km Fastest Times: 5km Fastest Times: 10km
1) Emma, 15y — 7m 51s 1) Mr. Goga — 15m 52s 1) Mr. Baumgartner — 25m 40s 1) Ms. Hill — 48m 20s
2) Lyanne, 8y — 30m 00s 2) Chris, 16y — 20m 24s 2) Nicola, 16y — 30m 06s 2) Mr. Baumgartner — 1h 02s
3) Jeanie, 5y — 30m 00s 3) Madeline, 11y — 21m 34s 3) Mr. Williams — 31m 22s 3) Ashley, 15y — 1h 05s

RACE 2 | SANTA RUN | 21 – 31 Dec 2020

Our highly anticipated race 2 event saw our active AIS community take part in the Santa Run, during the Winter holiday break. We were delighted to see nearly half of those who took part were our fantastic students. Well done for keeping fit and healthy during the holidays! After the completion of race 2, Red Phoenix were still out in front in the house points leader board with 150 points and Blue Dragons and White Tigers tied on 75 points each! Well done everybody!

Houses Participants Activities Distance Covered
Red Phoenix: 52.9% Faculty: 40.8% Walk: 47.9% 1.5km: 9.9%
Blue Dragons: 21.4% Students: 49.3% Run: 39.4% 3km: 25.4%
White Tigers: 28.6% Family: 9.9% Cycle: 12.7% 5km: 47.9%
10km: 16.9%
Fastest Times: 1.5km Fastest Times: 3km Fastest Times: 5km Fastest Times: 10km
1) Mr. Goga — 7m 21s 1) Mr. Goga — 15m 30s 1) Mr. Kelly — 26m 28s 1) Mr. Post — 2h 20m 00s
2) Lyanne, 8y — 15m 16s 2) Abby, 8y — 23m 50s 2) Mr. Goga — 28m 36s 2) Mr. Gurung — 2h 29m 00s
3) Oliver, 9y — 15m 30s 3) Sarthak, 11y — 36m 02s 3) Savya, 12y — 39m 48s 3) Kristi, 9y — 2h 38m 00s

RACE 3 | LONDON MARATHON | 11 – 17 Jan 2021

2021 began with our AIS family taking part in race 3, the ‘London Marathon’. During this event we even had some high energy Elementary and Middle school students cycle 25km and 40km! Well done to them! However, one of our grade 12 students, Yuri absolutely dominated the event, by taking the quickest times in the 1.5km, 3km and 5km races! Amazing times. Well done to all who took part!

Houses Participants Activities Distance Covered Distance Covered
Red Phoenix: 42% Faculty: 37.4% Walk: 42.4% 1.5km: 15.2% 10km: 16.2%
Blue Dragons: 20% Students: 55.6% Run: 45.5% 3km: 23.2% 25km: 1%
White Tigers: 38% Family: 7.1% Cycle: 12.1% 5km: 43.4% 40km: 1%
Fastest Times: 1.5km Fastest Times: 3km Fastest Times: 5km Fastest Times: 10km
1) Yuri, 18y — 6m 25s 1) Yuri, 18y — 11m 57s 1) Yuri, 18y — 19m 40s 1) Mr. Kelly — 1h 06m 00s
2) Yuri, 18y — 6m 40s 2) Yuri, 18y — 14m 27s 2) Yuri, 18y — 20m 08s 2) Yuri, 18y — 1h 25m 00s
3) Yuri, 18y — 6m 51s 3) Mr. Goga — 16m 15s 3) Yuri, 18y — 20m 12s 3) Chelsea, 13y — 1h 49m 00s
Fastest Times: 25km Fastest Times: 40km
1) Marco, 10y — 2h 40m 00s 1) Ruhaan, 11y — 6h 0m 00s

RACE 4 | BOSTON MARATHON | 25 – 31 Jan 2021

Our penultimate XC event had our AIS community take part in part of the ‘Boston Marathon’. Fantastic weather made for great conditions to get out and join in the fun. It was great to see lots of distances covered by our students, faculty and AIS families, from 1.5km to 50km! Our overall points totals so far after our 4th race, have red house on 300 points, white tigers on 175 points and blue dragons on 125 points! Congratulations to all!

Houses Participants Activities Distance Covered Distance Covered
Red Phoenix: 41% Faculty: 37% Walk/Hike: 44% 1.5km: 15% 10km: 12%
Blue Dragons: 39% Students: 57% Run: 441% 3km: 22% 15km: 4%
White Tigers: 20% Family: 6% Cycle: 15% 5km: 41% 20-50km: 6%
Fastest Times: 1.5km Fastest Times: 3km Fastest Times: 5km Fastest Times: 10km
1) Tony, 18y — 3m 44s 1) Yuri, 18y — 19m 58s 1) Yuri, 18y — 20m 43s 1) Mr. Kelly — 1h 30m 15s
2) Emma, 15y — 6m 03s 2) Ms. Cheng — 35m 00s 2) Ms. Hill — 22m 21s 2) Mr. Rivera — 1h 59m 45s
3) Yuri, 18y — 6m 24s 3) Shion, 6y — 59m 37s 3) Savya, 12y — 43m 05s 3) Yuri, 18y — 2h 28m 21s
Fastest Times: 30km Fastest Times: 50km
1) Mr. Wise — 1h 5m 38s 1) Mr. Baumgartner — 5h 20m 00s
2) Ms. Simpson — 1h 57m 00s

While on holiday, be sure to participate in our final marathon and PTA’s Fundraising Event, the Lunar New Year Race! From 5-19 February 2021, AIS PTA will be fundraising in order to obtain new equipment for the PE Department. You can make donations by transferring an amount of your choice to the AIS PTA account. Details are below. You can pledge whatever you like. All proceeds will go directly to the PE Department to enhance the resources available to students. On your Mark! Get Set! Let’s Go!!

Instructions for Donating to the PTA PE Fundraiser
  1. Complete an online transfer to the AIS PTA Account HSBC 004-461184-533-001.
  2. If transferring directly from another HSBC account, do not include the first three digits (004), as this is the HSBC bank code.
  3. If transferring from any other bank, include the full account number.
  4. Take a screenshot of the transfer and send it to the AIS PTA email account at pta@ais.edu.hk
  5. Feel good about making a difference!