• Lap Dog Challenge 2017

    2 January 2018

    For the second year in succession the absolutely ridiculous idea of sane people running laps of an athletic track continuously for five hours took place on 4th November 2017.

    Following the great success of Lap Dog Challenge 2016, which raised HK$1.14m for the LHC Benevolent Fund, the event was run again in the early hours of a Saturday morning at Stanley Ho Sports Institute, Pok Fu Lam.

    This year we had eight teams fielding a total of 40 runners. They came from Aurecon, CBRE, Dragages,
    Gammon, ISG/Commtech, Leighton, MTR and WT Partnership.

    At 7am the hooter was blown and all runners took office laughing and chatting. Some five hours later there wasn’t much laughter happening. Most were still running, some were staggering, when the hooter
    blew to call a close to proceedings.

    When the final numbers were tallied a total of 3,685 laps had been completed. That’s 1,474 kilometers! Total laps by team are shown below. MTR took the trophy for most laps by a team with 561 laps (224.4km). Best individual male was Adam Czegledi of Aurecon who completed 142 laps (56.8km) and
    best individual female was Cara Taylor of CBRE who completed 107 laps (42.8km).

    As in 2016, the 2017 event was organized by a dedicated group of people who gave their time to ensuring success. They include:

    Leighton – Yvonne Lo, Sandy Mak, Alan Chan, Tina Lai, Sylvia Chung, Joe Yiu, Sylvia Chi, Craig McGrory, Karl Speed, Dean Cowley.
    Gammon – Candy Man, Steve Jenkins, Kevin O’Brien.
    Dragages – Alan Donnet, Melissa Kung.
    ISG Commtech – Tim Thelkeld, Andy Knellar, Emily Yip.
    CBRE – Martin Woods, Steve Palfrey, Emily Cheng.
    MTR – Stephen Pollock.
    Aurecon – Luca Costa, Scott Smith, Ben Coxon.
    WT Partnership – Mark Van Beers, Hailey Chan, Nicco So.
    LHC – Richard Poulter, Neil Roberts, Elaine Man, Barry Adcock, Mike Atkin.

    Finally, this event would never have taken place without a serious kick-start provided by Named Sponsors in July. They are : HK Land, Goodman, MTR, Pinsent Masons, ProjexAsia and Pamfleet.

    The response to the call for sponsorship from Named Sponsors, companies and individuals was again incredible and the event finally raised HK$1,221,272 with all proceeds going to the LHV Benevolent Fund.


    Watch this space for 2018!





    About The Lighthouse Club, 30th Anniversary in Hong Kong and Asia!