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[[File:The Five Mike Pickles Power of Sports Images 5.jpg|400px|thumb|right|[[Open water swimmer]] swimming in [[no man's land]] during The Five, a [[World Open Water Swimming Series]] event in Hong Kong.  Photo by Mike Pickles]][[File:The Five 2014.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Swimmers at The Five, courtesy of Stewart Shaw and Love Shaw Photography]][[File:The five flyer 2.jpg|400px|thumb|right|[[The Five]], Extreme 5 km Ocean Swim]][[File:Douglas Woodring kaisei project open water swimming.JPG|400px|thumb|right|[[Doug Woodring]], Founder of the [[Cold Half]], the [[Clean Half]], the [[Sheko Challenge]], and The Five]] [[File:WOWSS.png|400px|thumb|right|2014-2015 [[WOWSS]] offers 13 races around the world including The Five]][[File:The Five Singh.jpg|400px|thumb|right|[[Singha Chau]] with The Five [[race director]] [[Doug Woodring]] at the [[World Open Water Swimming Series]] event in Hong Kong]]The Polson 5 (previously known as The Five, and Pier to Pier Invitational) is a 5 km [[open water swimming]] competition held annually in Hong Kong. The professional [[open water swim]] starts at the Stanley Blake Pier and finishing in Repulse Bay.  It is organized by [[Victoria Recreation Club]] (VRC)
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[[File:The Five Mike Pickles Power of Sports Images 5.jpg|400px|thumb|right|[[Open water swimmer]] swimming in [[no man's land]] during The Five, a [[World Open Water Swimming Series]] event in Hong Kong.  Photo by Mike Pickles]][[File:The Five 2014.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Swimmers at The Five, courtesy of Stewart Shaw and Love Shaw Photography]][[File:The five flyer 2.jpg|400px|thumb|right|[[The Five]], Extreme 5 km Ocean Swim]][[File:Douglas Woodring kaisei project open water swimming.JPG|400px|thumb|right|[[Doug Woodring]], Founder of the [[Cold Half]], the [[Clean Half]], the [[Sheko Challenge]], and The Five]] [[File:WOWSS.png|400px|thumb|right|2014-2015 [[WOWSS]] offers 13 races around the world including The Five]][[File:The Five Singh.jpg|400px|thumb|right|[[Singha Chau]] with The Five [[race director]] [[Doug Woodring]] at the [[World Open Water Swimming Series]] event in Hong Kong]]
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The Polson 5 (previously known as The Five, and Pier to Pier Invitational) is a 5 km [[open water swimming]] competition held annually in Hong Kong since 2010. The race starts at the Stanley Blake Pier and finishing in Repulse Bay.  It is organized by [[Victoria Recreation Club]] (VRC)
  
 
The Five is also part of the 2014-2015 [[World Open Water Swimming Series]].
 
The Five is also part of the 2014-2015 [[World Open Water Swimming Series]].
 
==Prize Money==
 
 
HK$20,000 in total prize money is offered to the top finishers.  The first male and female finishers each receive HK$6,000 each; second place finishers receive HK$3,000; and third place finishers each receive HK$1,000.
 
 
==Registration==
 
 
Registration is available [http://registeronline.racetimingsolutions.com here].
 
  
 
==Organisation==
 
==Organisation==
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[[Ian Polson]] organises the annual race.
 
[[Ian Polson]] organises the annual race.
  
==2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series==
 
 
1. [[aQuellé Midmar Mile]] in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February.  [[Race director]] [[Wayne Riddin]]<br/>
 
2. [[Miami Mile]] in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April.  [[Race director]] [[Jonathan Strauss]]<br/>
 
3. [[El Cruce]] in [[Cancún]], Mexico in May.  [[Race director]] [[Rafael Hernández]]<br/>
 
4. [[Jax Sheko Challenge]] in Hong Kong in July.  [[Race director]] [[Doug Woodring]]<br/>
 
5. [[Henley Mile]] in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. [[Race director]] [[Tom Kean]]<br/>
 
6. [[Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim]] in Turkey in August. [[Race director]] [[Simon Murie]]<br/>
 
7. [[Aichi Crossing]] in Nagoya, Japan in August.  [[Race director]] [[Yutaka Shinozaki]]<br/>
 
8. [[BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race]] in Gdynia, Poland in August.  [[Race director]] [[Tomasz Pąchalski]]<br/>
 
9. [[Waikiki Roughwater Swim]] in Oahu, Hawaii in September. [[Race director]] [[Kaia Hedlund]]<br/>
 
10. [[Swim The Island]] in Italy in October.  [[Race director]] [[Matteo Testa]]<br/>
 
11. The Five in Hong Kong in October.  [[Race director]] [[Doug Woodring]]<br/>
 
12. [[King and Queen of the Sea]] in [[Rio de Janeiro]], Brazil in December. [[Race director]] [[Pedro Rego Monteiro]]<br/>
 
13. [[Stroke for Egypt]] in the [[Red Sea]], Egypt in December.  [[Race coordinator]] [[Mohamed Marouf]]<br/>
 
 
==2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series==
 
  
The Five is part of the 2015-2016 [[World Open Water Swimming Series]] ([[WOWSS]]), a global series of [[open water swimming]] competitions. [[FINIS]] and [[Ocean Recovery Alliance]] present the global [[open water swimming]], a 17-race series spans Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Europe and includes some of the world’s most innovative, enjoyable, beautiful and signature [[open water swimming]] competitions.
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== Past results ==
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* [http://www.racetimingsolutions.com/polson52019e.html 2019 results]
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* [http://www.racetimingsolutions.com/thepolson5.html 2018 results]
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* [http://ch.racetimingsolutions.com/uploads/2/6/2/5/26257705/the_five_finisher_3.0.pdf 2017 results]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/owshk/permalink/10151722951063964/ 2013 results]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/owshk/permalink/10151062933748964/ 2012 results]
  
1. [[Cold Half]] Extreme Marathon Swim in Hong Kong.  [[Race director]] [[Doug Woodring]]<br/>
 
2. [[aQuellé Midmar Mile]] in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February.  [[Race director]] [[Wayne Riddin]]<br/>
 
3. [[Miami Mile]] in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April.  [[Race director]] [[Jonathan Strauss]]<br/>
 
4. [[El Cruce]] in [[Cancún]], Mexico in May.  [[Race director]] [[Rafael Hernández]]<br/>
 
5. [[Swim Challenge Cascais]] in [[Cascais]], Portugal.  [[Race director]] [[Jorge Paulo Pereira]]<br/>
 
6. [[Jax Coco Shek O Challenge]] in Hong Kong in July.  [[Race director]] [[Doug Woodring]]<br/>
 
7. [[Henley Mile]] in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. [[Race director]] [[Tom Kean]]<br/>
 
8. [[Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim]] in Cork, Ireland in July.  [[Race director]] [[Joe Donnelly]]<br/>
 
9. [[Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim]] in Turkey in August. [[Race director]] [[Simon Murie]]<br/>
 
10. [[BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race]] in Gdynia, Poland in August.  [[Race director]] [[Tomasz Pąchalski]]<br/>
 
11. [[Waikiki Roughwater Swim]] in Oahu, Hawaii in September. [[Race director]] [[Kaia Hedlund]]<br/>
 
12. [[International Masters Open Water Swim]] in Shizuoka, Japan in September.  [[Race director]] [[Yutaka Shinozaki]]<br/>
 
13. [[Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce]] in Costa Rica in September. [[Race director]] [[Joe Bernini]]<br/>
 
14. [[Swim The Island]] in Italy in October.  [[Race director]] [[Matteo Testa]]<br/>
 
15. The Five in Hong Kong in October.  [[Race director]] [[Doug Woodring]]<br/>
 
16. [[King and Queen of the Sea]] in [[Rio de Janeiro]], Brazil in December. [[Race director]] [[Pedro Rego Monteiro]]<br/>
 
17. [[Stroke for Egypt]] in the [[Red Sea]], Egypt in December.  [[Race coordinator]] [[Mohamed Marouf]]<br/>
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [https://raceresults.com.hk/event/122 registration page for 2019 race]
* [https://openwaterswimming.com/2019/10/doug-woodring-honored-by-international-marathon-swimming-hall-of-fame/ Doug Woodring Honored By International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame]
 
* [http://www.wowss.org World Open Water Swimming Series]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/08/doubling-up-in-hong-kong.html Doubling Up In Hong Kong]
 
* [http://www.projectkaisei.org/index.aspx Project Kaisei - Capturing the Plastic Vortex]
 
* [http://www.thecleanhalf.com/ Clean Half Open Water Swim]
 
* [http://www.oceanrecov.org/activities/events/world-ocean-day-oceanic-big-five-cleanups.html Oceanic Big Five]
 
* [http://www.shekochallenge.com/ Sheko Challenge]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/07/bamboo-is-used-at-8th-anniversary-sheko.html Bamboo Is Used At The Sheko Challenge]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/09/clean-half-turns-50.html Clean Half Turns 50]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/10/liz-schlicher-tops-womens-solos-relays.html Liz Schlicher Tops Women's Solos, Relays in The Clean Half]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/10/swimmers-are-perfect-for-this-role.html Swimmers Are Perfect For This Role]
 
* [http://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com World Open Water Swimming Association]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/10/doug-woodring-ocean-environmentalist.html Doug Woodring, Ocean Environmentalist]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/11/dolphin-art-from-shore-to-heavens.html Dolphin Art From Shore To The Heavens]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/12/the-cold-half-flip-side-of-clean-half.html The Cold Half, The Flip Side Of The Clean Half]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/12/swimming-cold-half-in-warm-place.html Swimming The Cold Half In A Warm Place]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/02/its-cold-in-hong-kong.html It's Cold In Hong Kong]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/02/railroading-along-wall-rough-water-at.html Railroading Along The Wall, Rough Water At Its Best]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/02/cold-half-to-become-cold-standard.html Cold Half To Become The Cold Standard]
 
* [http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Extreme_5_km_Ocean_Swim The Five, Extreme 5 km Complements The Cold Half]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/09/the-two-going-to-five.html The Two Going To The Five]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/10/trent-grimsey-headlines-five-in-hong.html Trent Grimsey Headlines The Five In Hong Kong]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/10/trent-grimsey-comfortably-wins-five.html Trent Grimsey Comfortably Wins The Five]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/11/what-does-ocean-have-to-say.html What Does The Ocean Have To Say?]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/10/2013-world-open-water-swimming-man-of.html 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nominees]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2014/07/views-of-hong-kong-businessmen-vs.html Views Of Hong Kong: Businessmen vs. Swimmers]
 
* [http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1551386/hong-kong-takes-centre-stage-first-new-f1-series-swimmers Hong Kong Takes Centre Stage For First New F1 Series]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2014/07/views-of-hong-kong-businessmen-vs.html Views Of Hong Kong: Businessmen vs. Swimmers]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2014/09/yakswimmers-take-to-open-water-in-hong.html YakSwimmers Take To The Open Water In Hong Kong]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2014/11/hundreds-of-oceans-swimmers-to-swim-on.html Ocean Swimmers To Take On Hong Kong's South Side]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2015/02/open-water-swimmings-holliday-in-hong.html Open Water Swimming's Holliday In Hong Kong]
 
* [http://www.wowsa.org World Open Water Swimming Association]
 
* [http://www.openwaterswimming.com Open Water Swimming]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2016/05/open-water-swimming-in-no-mans-land.html Open Water Swimming In No Man's Land]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2016/11/singha-chau-wins-five-in-hong-kong.html Singha Chau Wins The Five In Hong Kong]
 
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2016/12/knowing-where-to-tap-in-open-water.html Knowing Where To Tap In The Open Water]
 
  
 
[[Category:Events]]
 
[[Category:Events]]

Latest revision as of 06:20, 3 July 2020

Open water swimmer swimming in no man's land during The Five, a World Open Water Swimming Series event in Hong Kong. Photo by Mike Pickles
Swimmers at The Five, courtesy of Stewart Shaw and Love Shaw Photography
The Five, Extreme 5 km Ocean Swim
Doug Woodring, Founder of the Cold Half, the Clean Half, the Sheko Challenge, and The Five
2014-2015 WOWSS offers 13 races around the world including The Five

The Polson 5 (previously known as The Five, and Pier to Pier Invitational) is a 5 km open water swimming competition held annually in Hong Kong since 2010. The race starts at the Stanley Blake Pier and finishing in Repulse Bay. It is organized by Victoria Recreation Club (VRC)

The Five is also part of the 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series.

Organisation[edit]

Ian Polson organises the annual race.


Past results[edit]


External links[edit]