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Thursday 15 April 2021

The Runner

The Runner / Stride Hong Kong Drama
Drama: The Runner / Stride
Chinese Title: 大步走 / Da Bu Zou
Broadcast Network: TVB
Broadcast Date: March 14, 2021
Initial Release Date: November 16, 2020
Genre: Sports
Language: Cantonese
Episodes: 25
Director: Huang Weisheng
Screenwriter: Lo Mei-wan
Production Company: Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)
Chief Producer: Wong Wai Sing
Origin: Hong Kong

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

It tells a story about understanding the meaning of life through long-distance running as it follows several athletes that are part of a running club.

Online media editor Ho Ka Yan (Elaine Yiu) is ordered to approach the athletics club to find some dirt on them. It's there that she becomes acquainted with running coach Yuen Lik (Joel Chan). Due to past regrets, Yuen Lik avoids forming personal relationships with others but gradually grows closer to Ho Ka Yan because of their interactions.

Meanwhile, Kwok Wong Po's (KK Cheung) daughter Kwok Pui Yee (Tiffany Lau) has taken the initiative to join the club for her own reasons while her dad comes to sponsor the club. Yuen Lik's good friend Lai Shun Fan (Max Cheung) has entrusted his son to Yuen Lik. It is also revealed that Shun Fan and Ka Yan have a past. At a time when Shun Fan is on the verge of giving up due to his illness, Yuen Lik becomes determined to help his friend get back on his feet. At the same time, Yuen Lik reexamines his life as he decides to step onto the running track once more.

Fun Facts

  • It was first broadcast on myTV Gold and TVB Anywhere.

The Runner Joel Chan Shan-chung Joel Chan Shan-chung as Yuen Lik
The Runner Elaine Yiu Tse-ling Elaine Yiu Tse-ling as Ho Ka Yan
The Runner Max Cheung Max Cheung as Lai Shun Fan
The Runner Yoyo Chen Yoyo Chen as Xing Kezhi
The Runner Ram Chiang Ram Chiang as Guo Huangpu
The Runner Candice Chiu   Candice Chiu as He Jialing

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