Sports Elites Sharing Tips on Healthy Living in a “Sports & Reading” Seminar

03 Nov 2014


About a hundred members of SHKP Reading Club gathered at sky100 to practise plank exercise and learnt about correlation between sports and reading in a “Sports & Reading” seminar featuring local sports elites Tania Mak, John Tsang, Lam Ka-ming and Chong Hiu-yeung who explained how reading helped them grow and overcome challenges. SHKP is devoted to promote reading and holistic development, as well as a healthy and sustainable living lifestyle. Through exploring reading and sports the distinct ways, the seminar sets to promote the importance in establishing physical and mental health, so as to assure a more fruitful life.


In the seminar, the sports elites shared how reading had helped them tackle different challenges in their sporting life. John Tsang, a mountain climbing expert who conquered the top of Mount Everest, told the audience that reading had kept him to better equip himself in difficult times.  One of his favorite books is Kyokuhoku Ni Kakeru and he was motivated by the adventures of the author. Vertical-running veteran Lam Ka-ming said reading had expanded his horizon.  He gave deep thoughts to his life goals after reading The Purpose Driven Life a decade ago, a motivational book that helped establish his sportsmanship.  Lam took part in vertical run at the Hong Kong International Commerce Centre in 2012 and said the race had helped establish his positive value, and strengthened his body and mind.


Triathlon athlete Tania Mak revealed that she had enjoyed the process of learning though reading. She had recently finished reading 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done which gave her insights on time and stress management. She also like to read for leisure during training and competition. Chong Hiu-yeung, a keen marathon runner who participated in countless marathons around the world, recommended non-fiction 26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon to the audience. He firmly believed that long-distance running was not only a race but also allowed one to understand the culture and history of a city, hence broadening one’s horizons.


SHKP Reading Club will continue to organize various activities for members. Interested parties are welcome to join as member for free at www.shkpreadingclub.com. Furthermore, 2014 ‘SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC’ will be held on 7 December at the ICC. Closing date for registration is 14 November. Please go to official website www.verticalrunhk.com to learn more and sign up.


About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives. All book lovers are welcome to join the Club for free and explore the joy of reading together.  The Club publishes two free regular magazines on reading, ReadIt and Read Monthly, organizes seminars with leading speakers from different cultural realms, reading and writing camps, guided cultural tours to inspire more people to start their journey on happy reading and make it a habit.

Sports Elites Sharing Tips on Healthy Living in a “Sports & Reading” Seminar

03 Nov 2014



About a hundred members of SHKP Reading Club gathered at sky100 to practise plank exercise and learnt about correlation between sports and reading in a “Sports & Reading” seminar featuring local sports elites Tania Mak, John Tsang, Lam Ka-ming and Chong Hiu-yeung who explained how reading helped them grow and overcome challenges. SHKP is devoted to promote reading and holistic development, as well as a healthy and sustainable living lifestyle. Through exploring reading and sports the distinct ways, the seminar sets to promote the importance in establishing physical and mental health, so as to assure a more fruitful life.


In the seminar, the sports elites shared how reading had helped them tackle different challenges in their sporting life. John Tsang, a mountain climbing expert who conquered the top of Mount Everest, told the audience that reading had kept him to better equip himself in difficult times.  One of his favorite books is Kyokuhoku Ni Kakeru and he was motivated by the adventures of the author. Vertical-running veteran Lam Ka-ming said reading had expanded his horizon.  He gave deep thoughts to his life goals after reading The Purpose Driven Life a decade ago, a motivational book that helped establish his sportsmanship.  Lam took part in vertical run at the Hong Kong International Commerce Centre in 2012 and said the race had helped establish his positive value, and strengthened his body and mind.


Triathlon athlete Tania Mak revealed that she had enjoyed the process of learning though reading. She had recently finished reading 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done which gave her insights on time and stress management. She also like to read for leisure during training and competition. Chong Hiu-yeung, a keen marathon runner who participated in countless marathons around the world, recommended non-fiction 26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon to the audience. He firmly believed that long-distance running was not only a race but also allowed one to understand the culture and history of a city, hence broadening one’s horizons.


SHKP Reading Club will continue to organize various activities for members. Interested parties are welcome to join as member for free at www.shkpreadingclub.com. Furthermore, 2014 ‘SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC’ will be held on 7 December at the ICC. Closing date for registration is 14 November. Please go to official website www.verticalrunhk.com to learn more and sign up.


About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives. All book lovers are welcome to join the Club for free and explore the joy of reading together.  The Club publishes two free regular magazines on reading, ReadIt and Read Monthly, organizes seminars with leading speakers from different cultural realms, reading and writing camps, guided cultural tours to inspire more people to start their journey on happy reading and make it a habit.