Beyond the Marathon: Over 50 SCM teachers and students provide tui na services to HKBU marathon runners

23 January 2024

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, held on 21 January, achieved unprecedented success. Professor Alex Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, accompanied by Professor Lyu Aiping, Vice-President (Research and Development) cum Dean of Graduate School and a group of University Officers, took part in the event with over 550 HKBU runners.

Professor Li Min, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) of Chinese Medicine, participated in the marathon alongside several SCM athletes and successfully completed the 10-kilometer race. After the race, Professor Li said, "Running a marathon is akin to studying Chinese medicine—a long but rewarding journey. By training adequately, maintaining a steady pace and breathing rhythm during the race, and enjoying the running process, you can strengthen your body and develop resilience, and also reap numerous benefits from the running habit." Professor Li further advised students to prioritise physical exercise amidst their demanding studies and research, thus cultivating a healthy body for their pursuit of life aspirations.

Around 50 SCM teachers and students came together to provide on-site massage therapy, relieving the music soreness and stiffness of HKBU runners. Many students were inspired by the runners' enthusiasm and the vibrant atmosphere, planning to participate in next year's marathon together.

SCM teachers and students provide massage therapy for HKBU runners. 

Professor Alex Wai (right) and Professor Li Min (left)

Professor Li Min and a group of students

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