DB's Kurt Lynn wins big at Royale International Kayak n Run

Cool weather prevailed on May 28, Saturday morning for the Royale International Kayak n Run at Deep Water Bay, near Middle Island.

Pairs battled it out in a 4km ocean kayak and 5km trail run in the main race, which followed a shorter family course comprising a 1.5km ocean kayak and 1.5km run.

Of the 60 teams for each category, Kurt Lynn of Team Gatorade took first place in both along with teammates Ali Watts in the adult category, and son Taiki Lynn in the family category.

The family race took place at 7am, which saw racers paddle down Deep Water Bay towards Ocean Park near the back of the HK club, and then run back along the Mills and Chung Path. Kurt and Taiki Lynn won the race in 19 minutes flat, a cool 77 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Hopping back into another kayak after warming up in the family category, Kurt joined Ali Watts to finish with an impresive time of 01:33:46, giving Team Gatorade Juggernauts wins in both overall and mixed category for the adults, beating the closest competition by almost two minutes.

The challenging dual sport event also found participants basking in the rare and breathtaking views of the scenic route.

A second race is set to take place at Discovery Bay on June 11. The Royale International Kayak n Run Series is presented by Royale International and supported by ActionX Store, LIFEPROOF, Salonsip, Herbalgy, Gatorade, OL&N, Socam, Key Sun Zinke and Action Asia Foundation.

Congratulations Kurt, Ali, and Taiki!

Royale International Kayak n Run - Deep Water Bay results:

ADULT CATEGORY (8am start)

Overall Top 3 Teams

1st – Gatorade Juggernauts – Kurt Lynn / Ali Watts– 1:33:46
2nd – Team Uglow Asia – Adrien Choux / Jerome Laboulais – 1:35:35
3rd –ivaders– Romian Demarre / Jeremy Borne – 1:36:05

Men Combined Age 36+

1st – Reecho– Tsz Kin Chung/Check Hin Ng – 1:45:38
2nd – PB- Patrick Angell/Brandon Kandt– 2:02:55
3rd - WaaaaBear– Ka Chun Choi/Hing Lun Tung – 2:18:09

Men Combined Age 60+
1st – Team Uglow Asia– Adrien Choux/Jerome Laboulais – 1:35:35
2nd – invaders- Jeremy Borne/Romain Demarre– 1:36:05
3rd – Al’s Diners– Robbie Broomhead/Ruaraidh Smeaton – 1:47:15

Men Combined Age 80+
1st – Church 1– Lau Yu Cheung/Kan Fung Choi – 2:00:30
2nd – Tung Chun Triathlon- Kin Wai Chan/Davy Ng– 2:02:30
3rd – SS 88– Angus Chu/Damien Liu – 2:19:21

Mixed Combined Age 36+

1st – Uglow– Antoine Epinette/Elsa Jean De Dieu – 1:36:40
2nd – Team Tiger- Magdalena Cvetkovic/Chris Davis– 1:38:45
3rd - Team Uglow TU1– Charlotte Henry/May Leng – 1:41:45

Mixed Combined Age 70+

1st – Gatorade Juggernauts – Kurt Lynn / Ali Watts– 1:33:46
2nd – Double Trouble – Anita Zhang /Christopher Gunns – 2:02:33
3rd – Baymax – Charmaine Kwan /Andrew Ng – 2:18:52

Women’s Team

1st – Jimi – Imi Bond / Jo Eades – 1:51:43
2nd – Team Canada – Katie Tang/Emily Honsberger – 1:55:47
3rd – Team Garlic – Kwan Tai Wong / Kwan Heung Wu – 2:02:03

FAMILY CATEGORY (7am start)

Top 3 Teams

1st – Gatorade – Kurt Lynn / Taiki Lynn– 00:19:00
2nd – Nicolles – Keith Nicolle / Oliver Nicolle – 00:20:17
3rd – Splashing Spooners –Duncan Spooner/Felix Spooner– 00:21:13

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