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


March 2008 Blog Posts (3)

Chonan 10k (Korea)

Today I ran another 10k race in Korea, in the city of Chonan, about hour from Seoul. The actual trip from my guest-house to the venue took about two hours, so I had to get up at 5:30, to get there for a 10am start. It was raining, moderately, but enough to get you shoes wet even before the start. I did not know the course, but I was quite confident with two sub 38 under my belt this year. However, I gave up my hope to improve on the 37:27 I had run… Continue

Added by juergen wittstock on March 23, 2008 at 8:38pm — 5 Comments

Dong-A Marathon/Seoul

Yesterday I went to support Leng Leng and several members of the Seoul Flyers at the Dong-A Marathon in Seoul. I met Arnaud at the start, there were too many people, so we failed to see Leng Leng on the course. I was able to yell some support for some of the Seoul Flyers (see picture above). Mark (3rd from left was best, getting close to his PB in 2:40:20). Leng Leng PB'd in 3:24.

The race was won by Sammy Korir (Kenya) in… Continue

Added by juergen wittstock on March 17, 2008 at 3:39pm — No Comments

10k Misari/Seoul

Kimchi and Tofu after the race

Today I ran the 10k in Misari in the greater Seoul area. My friend Bokjin Park picked me up from the nearest station at 8am. The picture below shows me in front of his shoe-stall. FAAB (Free As A Bird) is a shoe for ultrarunners, BJ is the chairman of one of the Korean ultramarathon associations.

As the race started at 10:10, I had enough time to warm up, so I ran about 6k, best way to stay warm in… Continue

Added by juergen wittstock on March 9, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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