Running in Tokyo/Japan - Marathon/Clubs/Track Races


February 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Ujigawa 10k/Kyoto

On Sunday I ran the 10k at Ujigawa in Kyoto. Runnet said it was quite flat, so I was surprised to see it started up on a hill and went 2k straight down to Uji City (the place of the famous Bjoudo-iin, the temple on the 10Yen coins). I gave up on trying to run a good time before the race already, as I had driven all night from Friday to Saturday morning 6am, so I felt without pressure at the start. It was cold and snowing! I went through the first 5k in 18min., due to the downhill. I was very… Continue

Added by juergen wittstock on February 26, 2008 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Kyoto Ten KM Sunday February 23rd,

3 Nanbanrengo runners competed in Kyoto on Sunday February 23rd 2008.

The race was 10km.

Juergen, Mutsumi and Gerard (myself) were the runners.

Snow had fallen over night and was still falling at times throughout the race day.

The course was very fast out for the first 5km as most of the first 5km was down hill.

The second 5km had more uphill than down and the last 2km were quite steep.

Mutsumi was able to manage a pb which was excellent and Juergen ran very well… Continue

Added by Gerard Robb on February 26, 2008 at 6:13pm — No Comments







Added by Gerard Robb on February 25, 2008 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Volunteers needed for race in Kyoto on April 27.!

Dear all,

I am organising a charity run at Kamogawa on April 27., it is for an NPO named 'midori-no-miyako' I started a few years ago.

I'm not sure how many volunteers my friends in Kyoto can secure, especially not how many of them know much about running. So, I would be happy if somebody could help. Please spread the word to friends in Kansai, and drop by if you travel West in Golden Week!

More info will be available on runnet soon, happy to have contributed a second event to… Continue

Added by juergen wittstock on February 20, 2008 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment


Yesterday was a great running experience.

The Tokyo Marathon is a great event to be part of.

I ran with a very experienced Marathon runner in Joachim. Joachim was pacing for Paddy.

Paddy,s goal was sub 3. I am not sure if he go it because at 32km I was feeling good so I pushed on a little and that was the last I saw of Paddy and Joachim, didn,t get a chance to catch them at the finish - will see them on Wednesday at training to get the full rundown I really enjoyed running… Continue

Added by Gerard Robb on February 18, 2008 at 11:14pm — 1 Comment

Tokyo Marathon 2008

I went to support the Namban Runners at Tokyo today, had a great time, eventhough it was freezing. Jay sent a report to the flashnews section which I upload here now. Will include more as soon as people post on the list.

I had a blast today running an "unofficial half" at the 2nd Tokyo Marathon. For me it was a big "moving party" on a sun-splashed morning running sequentially with Stu, Rie, Yuka, Paddy, Gerard, Joachim, Martin, Bob,… Continue

Added by juergen wittstock on February 17, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2008 - 2008/2/17

Just completed my 4th SCM half marathon ( 2008 渣打馬拉松 ) in a slow time of 1 hr 57 mins+.

However since this was my first run after I suffered from my back pain on last Sunday (after MOS 8 Km race, and I still had my Salonpas stick on my back. I still felt happy with the completion time.

The arangement was OK this year, and I had not to wait long to reclaim my luggage. The traffic jam at the 1st Km was still…

Added by Blurmax on February 17, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Tokyo Marathon

Numbers: 2:50:17 (gun time), 2:49:56 (own watch) hopefully sub-2:50

(net), PB by a few seconds (anyway)

In my second race against Viktor Rothlin, I lost once more. Apart from

him being a pretty fast runner I had to start from behind and as

expected he did not wait for me at all. Every time I try to hunt him

he does a new Swiss national record - maybe I should participate in

Beijing? In Zurich last year he was roughly 64 minutes ahead, last

Sunday in Tokyo it… Continue

Added by Christian on February 17, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

2008 Surf City Marathon, Huntington Beach, CA, USA

In USA, first week of Feb. is a big event day, SUPER BALL SUNDAY but I enjoyed helf marathon on same day in the country ;)

My first visiting to southern CA started with nice and relatively warm weather...the area has 90% guarantee of blue sky. Huntington Beach is nice and pretty city, which is a famous city among surfers. The city is very clean, safe and well-organised city for outdoor sports.

However, I had bad luck in such city...miserably windy and rainy condition…


Added by Chika Kanai on February 7, 2008 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

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