Added by juergen wittstock on March 27, 2011 at 10:00am — 19 Comments
Today, I ran 6.3k in under 52 minutes, collecting 6059Yen in the process. This amounts to roughly 1000Yen per kilometer at an 8min pace! Who can beat me?
As a hint, if you want to improve on this, try to run at at high pace - sweat makes you more credible - approach the potential donors at preferably 4min./k or faster, come to a sudden stop, hand over your flyer, and tell your story!
Added by juergen wittstock on March 23, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A story longer than my usual ones...
On Saturday, w ran along Philosophers Path collecting money for earthquake victims. We met Paul from the UK, who told us that he was going to run a half-marathon on Sunday. So we decided to go there to continue our fund-raising efforts.
After collecting a considerable amount, Christiane made friends with some of the…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 21, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments
charity runs are taking place in Kyoto and HK, organised by members of this website, and in Tokyo, organised by our friends. First one will be on Saturday afternoon, see events section!
Please join, or create your own event, wherever you are!
For Tokyo: Congratulations to raising 520000 Yen on March 19., keep up the good work!
For HK, contact: Kevin
For Kyoto, contact: …Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 20, 2011 at 7:43am — 6 Comments
Members collected more than 15000 Yen running in Kyoto today, yours truly ran the longest distance, 25k. We also distributed a lot of leaflets with our bank connection and received pledges, so more should come in from Monday. Charity runs in Kyoto will take place on a daily base from now, on Tuesday we will be interviewed by Kyoto Shinbun (it would be nice to have a few…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 19, 2011 at 8:35pm — No Comments
Place: Hitomachikouryukan, 5-jo/Kawaramachi
Time: Saturday, 2pm (possibly also on Sunday)
We will run at Kamo River, distribute leaflets and collect money for the
earthquake victims. Donations will go to the Kyoto Disaster Volunteer
http://fu-saigai-v.jp/ (Kyoto prefecture)…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 18, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments
Already 25 people have signed up for the relief run.
If you can make it please seriously consider to join. We may be afraid of the still worrying Fukushima situation but right now other people are suffering far more!
Let's help where we can help!
Arrive there at 2pm for a 3pm start!
Doodle signup link is here: …Continue
Added by Bernd Plagge on March 18, 2011 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments
The biodegradable Brooks Green Silence, the first environmentally-friendly running shoe, and my 30-year-old opinion-button in matching colors on a green background!
A new edition of the button with Japanese added will be available through Kyoto Volunteer Kyoukai against donation, 100% of the proceeds will go to earthquake victims. Contact me for…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 18, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments
The email address missing from Juergen's mail concerning the petition for stopping the nuclear power plant in Tokai is,
I already sent mine and also intend to forward it to my oversea friends as they also have an English page.
Added by Tetsuya Kato on March 17, 2011 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment
Race 3: Men's C 1500m Start Time 7:15pm
Added by Gerard Robb on March 17, 2011 at 9:49am — 2 Comments
On the road to Western Japan, not on my Leopard, changed to a sturdier bike with a shopping basket and only three gears because I carry more than 20kg of luggage.
The winds are coming from the West, and they are extremely strong, so, it's hard to pedal, but we can feel safe about the radiation - I have never been so happy about cycling against the wind.
Added by juergen wittstock on March 16, 2011 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments
Masako-san (Eco.Marron) still plans to run in Yoyogi and collect money for the earthquake victims, I will rally my friends in Kyoto and do the same.
Please contact Masako for the Tokyo run! http://runningintokyo.com/profile/Marronchan
I will move to my second house in Ogawamachi tonight, as my car is there and it's fairly easy to get across the Chichibu mountains to relative safety.
If anybody from…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 15, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment
I really enjoy reading posts and being part of the Running in Tokyo club. We were in Tokyo Dec. 2010 and really love it. I am from Vietnam and now living in America. I missed being around different culture, and connect with people. I am happy to be part of this running club. I will be running the LA marathon on March 20th. It will be my 22nd marathon so far. Hear hear to all runners, you are all a great support. Thank you for making my life a little more special. I hope and pray for…Continue
Added by Thanh Clark on March 13, 2011 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments
The German Embassy recommends all Germans, especially those with small kids, to leave the Tokyo/Yokohama area:
Die Botschaft empfiehlt, die japanischen Medien aufmerksam zu verfolgen. Sie empfiehlt ferner allen Deutschen im Krisengebiet und im Großraum Tokyo/Yokohama zu prüfen, ob ihre Anwesenheit in Japan derzeit erforderlich ist, und, wenn dies nicht der Fall sein sollte, ihre Ausreise aus dem Land in Erwägung zu ziehen. Dies gilt insbesondere für Familien mit kleinen…
Added by juergen wittstock on March 13, 2011 at 11:02am — 7 Comments
I have been truly shocked by what I've seen what this Tsunami has done. I sincerely hope that none of you or close ones have been harmed or affected in any way. And you are all in my thoughts.
Added by Owain Vaughan Lewes on March 12, 2011 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments
Tetsuya Kato, runner and artist, provided these great medals for the winners of the Saiko Eco 5k!…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments
African Runners dominated this year's race at Lake Biwa. 28-year-old Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, owner of the eighth-fastest marathon time in history, finished in a course record of 2:06:13, ahead of Ethiopian Deriba Merga in 2:09:13 and Japanese Horibata of Asahi Kasei (2:09:25). Hiroyuki Horibata qualified for the Japanese National Team for the next World Championships, omedetto! Next up was Japanese Kentaro Nakamoto, who missed it by one second in 2:09:31!
Did any of our members…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The organizers of the Lake Saiko 5k running in the hills near Ogawamachi.…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 5, 2011 at 4:34pm — 5 Comments
The Cherry Blossom Season is approaching! Again, people will be celebrating on blue sheets under pink blossoms, and they will be in a merry mood. This is the time to ask them to donate some of their change for the poor. As you know, this site fields two teams in the OXFAM Trailwalker. One of our members had the great…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Photo courtesy of Chiba-san!
I did my first marathon, the 2007 Tokyo marathon, more or less totally unprepared. It was hell. I gave it my all for about 10 kilometers, and then ran out of energy. I forced myself to keep moving and eventually finished with a time of 6:16. I couldn't walk properly and…Continue
Added by Adrian Ringin on March 3, 2011 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments
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