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A special welcome to our guest from Cambodia, 13-year-old Pascal Kao, son of Vannarin Kao, organizer of the Phnom Penh International Halfmarathon…Continue
Posted by juergen wittstock on April 14, 2013 at 10:20am
On March 10., I ran my first half in two years, and succeeded in making the top-ten. Initially, the result showed me in 13th position, but it seems they caught some cheats. My time was 1:36:07, not bad on a hot and humid morning. Men's and Women's divisions were won by Germans, with Joerg Heiner beating Cambodian…Continue
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For running with Japanese Clubs, contact: Eco Marron
This web-community has a recreational facility in Ogawamachi, about one hour from Tokyo. It is in walking distance from the station and a hot-spring, and you can run to the nearby mountains or cycle to Chichibu.
All members are eligible to use it at discount rates!
Berkut, Nataliya: 5000m - 14:59 (national record)
Konishi, Masako: 3000m - 8:58 (national record for university students)
3000m - 7:32 (world record)
5000m - 13:06 (world record)
10000m - 27:22 (world record)
3000m steeple chase - 8:05 (world record)
Started by Gerard Robb in Training advice Apr 17, 2012.
Running Clubs in Tokyo
This site may field the occasional team in relays, but we do not provide membership for the Japanese Amateur Athletic Association. For foreigners, this is available through Namban Rengo, please ask Juergen for details!
Japanese Clubs: There are many, and lots of options to run with them, contact
Eco Marron on this site for more info!
Weekly Training Session
Our main group activity is a weekly interval track session on Wednesday nights. A typical workout is 6 x 1,000m, although on the last Wednesday of the month we do a 5,000m time trial with a Japanese club. At these sessions we generally have 20-30 people, both men and women, ranging from fairly strong to rather slow runners. The training is at a nice all-weather track between Harajuku and Shibuya. A locker room with showers is available. We generally start warming up about 7:00 and start the workout at 7:35 (time trial at 7:25). After the workout we go to Shibuya for beer and food.
For these events, you don't need advance application, but you may confim with the organizer by phone. Usually, it's less than 1000Yen to take part and there are several distances (3/5/10k). Apllication is usually until 8am, start at 9am, but this may differ, so, please see the Japanese links below.