Today I ran 5.2k on Yongsan Base, it was a beautiful day, and three high-schoolers made the pace for me. I came in first over 20 in this extremely low-key event, good practice for next week in Busan! TIme was 19:36 consistant with what I have run on the track recently.
Added by juergen wittstock on February 28, 2009 at 3:21pm —
After a bad skiing accident and two surgeries at my left knee in 2008, I am back on the track again! So happy that my knee sustaines now 1 hour plus running on a hilly course.
I'll come to Japan in May for business and hope that I can join you for a nice run in and around Tokyo!
Added by Peter Theimer on February 28, 2009 at 2:08am —
I attended the New Balance Reservoir Cup Race III ( 水塘盃 3 大潭水塘 ) in the misty morning today.
I was happy to meet so many runners friends in the race today including Sarah of SSHH, Alex, "Che Wong" of LongRun.hk, CHIN, Kitty and others of hkrunners.com, Amy LUI and many others. Continue
I managed to…
Added by Blurmax on February 24, 2009 at 10:24pm —
Tamami-san ran a 4 minute + PB (!!!) over 12km this morning to finish 4th women.
Added by Jon Holmes on February 22, 2009 at 10:38am —
Thanks Donald CHIN for the amazing pictures taken in the Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon :
Added by Blurmax on February 18, 2009 at 1:47am —
On a hot (29 degrees) smokey evening in Melbourne,in a large (if not very fast) field of Masters, Tamami Koike was first women to finish in a PB time. Her 6th for the year! I ran the 6km and did OK although I some how ran an extra lap!!
Added by Jon Holmes on February 17, 2009 at 8:45pm —
Thanks Jimmy CHENG for the brilliant pictures taken in the Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon 2009 :
Added by Blurmax on February 17, 2009 at 6:59pm —
Thanks Skymask for the excellent pictures taken in the Standard Chartered Marathon 2009 :
Added by Blurmax on February 17, 2009 at 3:00am —
It was very sunny day at Ome today.
10k Race was started at 10:00am, but the temperature was already 14? or 16 degree celsius.
My start position was about middle of the long line which is made by about 5000 people. After I heard Gun shot, it took me 1 to 2 mins to get to the start line. Even after I passed the startline, there are still lots of people jogging, it was really slow slow jogging. I tried to go forward, but it was not easy.
I passed so many people, guys mostly,… Continue
Added by Kiki Tanaka on February 15, 2009 at 10:49pm —
I ran 10K race, Shinrin Koen Manso Marathon, at Saitama yesterday.
As saying my result first, I set another PB! :)
Weather was crowdy and but not too cold, so I would say it was a good condition for runners. The course was very hilly, almost no flat part, keep up and down.
Personally, I like hilly course. I prefer variation on the course, so I enjoyed this one.
But keep up and down tires your legs quickly. I learned my upper body strength is quite important,… Continue
Added by Kiki Tanaka on February 12, 2009 at 2:54pm —
Musashino City is holding the annual 6km race and ekiden race on March 1st. It's a small event in a very friendly atomosphere. The deadline is Feb 10th.
Added by Sumie Kawakami on February 5, 2009 at 11:44am —
In the elite division, Adil Annani of Morocco won the race in 2:10:15 ahead of Seiji Kobayashi in 2:10:38 and Keita Akiba in 2:10:53.
While we are waiting for Yoshida-san's own report!
Congrats to a new PB!
Here is our hero's story:
I ran Beppu Oita Mainichi Marathon on last Sunday. It was my 50th memorial marathon. I finished 2:43:40. It was 4 minutes faster than previous PB. It was the most wonderful performance in my… Continue
Added by namban on February 3, 2009 at 10:00am —
Here are the comments of several Namban participants:
I really enjoyed the Kanagawa Half. With over 10,000 participants, the event is certainly at capacity, but somehow I made it to the starting line in the nick of time and joined Martin for a smooth 19:15 first 5k. From there I picked it up – it felt good passing people and I went through the 10k in 38 flat. I was still feeling quite happy and comfortable all the way… Continue
Added by namban on February 2, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Although I didn't get a chance to say hi to the Namban folks before the race, I was able to say hi to a few while out on the course. As for the race, I dropped my PB below the 1:40 mark to 1:36:07. This is a "gun" time and therefore I am anxiously awaiting the chip time results (could be about 3 mins lower). I had expected there to be markers every Km and was thrown off by the 5km marker. However, I think this made me run faster by "feel" as opposed to micro-managing each km. My 3rd 5K split… Continue
Added by Pat Glynn on February 2, 2009 at 9:36pm —
1:25;32, not bad considering my focus on speed more than on mileage, but could have done better. Slowed down on the second half after a decent 39:01 10k. Well, it seems in order to do well in half-marathons, you have to run a few of them, one per year is just not enough. Susono should provide good training, so I hope for an improvement in fall!
Added by juergen wittstock on February 2, 2009 at 1:45pm —
Here, one more Kanagawa Half Marathon result.
Chika 1:36:0? (net time)
I'm sutisfied with my result.
I didn't expect good result as I found the weather would be bad, bad for me, cold as mid winter and strong northern wind were forecasted before the day. In fact, today wasn't cold but had strong wind.
Among 8000 people, I would be able to protect myself from wind but I didn't feel it and it reminded me my past result in Ohtawara Marathon in 2007 :( Wind made me slow… Continue
Added by Chika Kanai on February 1, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Last Tuesday the distance of the Masters race was changed from 6 Km to 2Km due to the temperature being 43 degrees (I don't know why). Anyway Tamami Koike ran her 5th PB for the year and I managed to beat all but 3 of the old men and women runners.
Added by Jon Holmes on February 1, 2009 at 12:04pm —