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August Virtual Hero: Linna Chan

10 September 2020 at 5:00AM

The beginning of a new month is a chance to reflect and honour the phenomenal people who went The Extra Mile last month. 

We continue our monthly Virtual Heroes series profiling the men and women who have clocked up the highest points total for the previous calendar month in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Virtual Club. 

Our number one ranked female in the Virtual Club for August is Linna Chan.

Key Facts

Name: Linna Chan
Job: Corporate Events 
Company: Prudential
City: Hong Kong
Points Earned: 6,853
Daily Points Average: 221
Distance Covered: 787km
Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Debut: Hong Kong 2016

The Relay Veteran

“I first race in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Hong Kong back in 2016. I returned for the 2017 and 2018 races as well. Normally June to August is my off-season and since we cannot travel and there are no marathon goals, the Virtual Club has become my key motivator to run longer distance every weekend, to earn more points for my company and for Hong Kong.”

Seven-eight, Sixty-Seventy

“With travel and social distancing restrictions, I now have more time to run further and more often. Sometimes I clock 7-8 hours for a single run and I always try to hit my weekly running target of around 60-70km. 

“My birthday was last month so I planned a lot of my runs to celebrate it with my friends.”

Leading the way

“It feels great to finish top of the Female Leaderboard for August. I hope this will inspire more women to run no matter what challenges are thrown at us, whether it is the hot weather or  compulsory outdoor mask wearing during exercise.

“I am still actively trying to recruit more colleagues to join the Virtual Club so that we can motivate each other to get out more and have fun!

“I like the fact that the Virtual Club encourages colleagues to keep active and compete against other companies in Hong Kong for charity. I have also found it very easy to use and syncs all my activity from my Garmin watch.”