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CSD Distance Running Team prepares for Hong Kong Marathon

     The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Distance Running Team is gearing up for the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon (Hong Kong Marathon) 2015 to be held on January 25 this year. They hope not only to achieve good results, but also to raise funds for welfare organisations.

     Chief Officer Ms Chow Lo-ming said today (January 4) that, as members of a disciplined services department, CSD staff must be physically fit to face the adversity and challenges that come their way unexpectedly in the course of their duties.

     She said the department promotes a healthy and balanced lifestyle and encourages staff to take part in various sports to foster healthy living habits. Distance running is among the sports activities that can train the physical fitness and perseverance of staff members at work.

     Ms Chow said the team has achieved impressive results in recent years. Officer Yip Tung-hoi came first in the 10km Challenge - Disciplined Forces Cups event at the Hong Kong Marathon in 2014 and won the overall championship in the Lifeline Express distance run for two consecutive years. New team member Officer Lo Chun-pong represented the city in the Hong Kong International Diamond Mile 2013.

     She said female staff members have also joined the marathon training this year. A team of four female staff members won first place in the Distance Run Competition of the Corporate Games 2014, which included participants from other disciplined services departments.

     More and more female staff members have joined the annual Hong Kong Marathon. In order to encourage female staff to take part in distance running, Ms Chow said the department has provided sports and fitness facilities near the institutions' staff quarters to encourage staff to exercise during leisure time before and after work.

     She said the Distance Running Team will raise funds for nominated beneficiary organisations of the Hong Kong Marathon such as Orbis and the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society to contribute to the well-being of society.

     She added that team members will try hard to reach the goal of attaining a better future through active participation.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:05

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The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Distance Running Team is gearing up for the Hong Kong Marathon 2015 to be held on January 25.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Distance Running Team is gearing up for the Hong Kong Marathon 2015 to be held on January 25.

Female staff members take part in marathon training at Beas River in Sheung Shui.

Female staff members take part in marathon training at Beas River in Sheung Shui.

CSD staff members train enthusiastically for the distance run.

CSD staff members train enthusiastically for the distance run.

CSD staff members train enthusiastically for the distance run.

CSD staff members train enthusiastically for the distance run.