With more than 600 members, the Halong Runners Club (HRC) is excited by the news that VnExpress Marathon will be held in their homeland on August 1.

One week after VnExpress Marathon Amazing Halong 2021 opened the registration gate, Ms. Tran Thi Hang, a founding member of HRC, prepared to make a second list of participants for the tournament. Before that, the first list had more than 170 people.

“Calling people to sign up for the first time, I had to stop early to avoid errors. This second batch is expected to add nearly 100 more runners. All are excited about the largest scale marathon ever. So far in Ha Long “, Tran Thi Hang shared.

Halong Runners Club members during a weekend running event.

Halong Runners Club members during a weekend running event. Image: HRC.

Groups or clubs are an indispensable part of any running tournament’s success. The biggest goal of the groups is not to compete with each other, but to create a practice environment, together to improve the achievement of each member.

Two years ago, Halong Runners Club was born with core members who are passionate about the subject. From regular training sessions every weekend, HRC gradually attracted more participants and became the largest running group in Ha Long. The youngest was born in 2003, the oldest is over 50.

Every week, the group maintains regular practice, internal competitions as well as general activities. “HRC is like a family that shares a love for running but is well organized. We do practice together, mostly longrun (long run) every week. Every big and small event is discussed.” carefully, there are prizes for participants “, Ms. Hang shared.

Runner Tran Hang crosses the finish line at VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight.  Photo: VnExpress Marathon

Runner Tran Hang crosses the finish line at VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight. Image: VnExpress Marathon

Turning hard training into a result, at the 2019 Sunset Bay Triathlon triathlon, 2 HRC groups attended the 2nd and 3rd place final, Ms. Hang said. Most recently, at VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight in November 2020, many members of HRC were in the top finish first. The two runners born in 1979 are Hien Hoang and Tran Thi Hang, respectively 3rd and 4th, over the age of 40. After each such tournament, the flag printed with the image of Hon Trong Mai with a distinctive blue color has more. many people know.

“After running the Hanoi night tournament, many group members shared their desire to bring the passionate atmosphere and professional organization of VnExpress Marathon back to Ha Long. Finally, it has come true”, Ms. Tran Thi Hang said. “On the opening day, everyone was fidgety because the organizers were constantly updating new information about the Bib price offer. This will be a great event contributing to promoting the image of the homeland well, so we are even more excited. “, added co-founder of HRC.

In the tournament taking place on August 1, at least 10 legs running HRC will change from 21 km to 42 km. The challenge is double the distance, but is compared to 4 times, 5 times the difficulty, the perseverance. However, for marathon lovers, 42 km is always a dream landmark to conquer. Less than 1% of the world’s population can achieve this feat.

HRC members at Hue VnExpress Marathon in December 2020.

HRC members at VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight in November 2020. Image: HRC.

The history of VnExpress Marathon proves that the spirit of sport is powerful. Every passing place has a role to play a part in promoting the running movement. A typical example is in Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh. Before 2019, running activities in coastal cities were mainly in individuals and small groups. After the first VnExpress Marathon, the central coastal city appeared big clubs with hundreds of people, including Binh Dinh Runners.

Not only that, group members also entice friends, relatives, colleagues to practice together, forming a running-loving community in each locality. This coincides with the goal of VnExpress Marathon to build the largest marathon running community in Vietnam, each of them into a runner to improve physical and mental health and enhance the stature of Vietnamese people.

Ha Long will be the fourth destination of VnExpress Marathon with all the elements that have created the brand. Similar to Hanoi, Hue, Quy Nhon, thousands of athletes in outstanding shirts will run through beautiful roads in the busiest coastal city in the North. The sports festival also has attractive side activities such as showcases of useful runner products, exciting opening night, pre and post-race wellness area, free after-run food stalls and activities. Other exchanges.

VnExpress Marathon Amazing Halong 2021 competed on August 1. Prize by Newspaper VnExpress coordinated with People’s Committee, Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Ninh province to organize.

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Thanh Duong

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