Added by Gerard Robb on December 2, 2008 at 2:00pm —
I took the N969 at 0510 hrs to attend the race today. I was happy to meet MJ after leaving the bus, and nice to had breakfast with MJ too. Due to lack of slep and worry of my back pain, I did not push myself hard. I managed to complete the race in 51 mins. My running shorts was completely dry after the run indeed.
I was happy to meet so… Continue
Added by Blurmax on November 25, 2008 at 11:36pm —
I made 2 PB within this 3 days holiday. I thought they were so amazing!
On 22nd Saturday, I run 5000m of Nittaidai Time Trial.
My goal time was 17m04s41. It was 8 seconds faster than the previous PB.
On 23rd Sunday, I went to my university to take an examination.
After the examination, I moved to Nagoya.
On 24rd Monday, I run half marathon of Nagoya City Marathon.
My goal time was 1h16m57s. It was 68 seconds faster than the previous PB.
The half marathon… Continue
Added by Kiyo Yoshida on November 24, 2008 at 10:51pm —
Unfortunately, our reporter was not able to secure the results of everybody, maybe due to after race (or after drinking) fatigue. Here the results of the people who were already up when he sent in his report!
Congratulations to all the members who ran PB's!
Christian is closing in on Namban's top-runners!
Ed Clease (エド) - 36．44
Christian Sommer (クリス) - 34．10pb
Gerald (ジェラルド) - 35.53
Hitomi (ひとみ)… Continue
Added by namban on November 24, 2008 at 11:00am —
Today Olympian Mara Yamauchi, who came in 3rd in Sunday's Tokyo International Women's Marathon in a PB of 2:25:03, visited Namban Rengo at Oda Field!
I felt really honored when she said that her running career in Japan started with Namban Rengo. For those who do not know, some Sunday in early 1998 (if I recall correctly) Siu-Fong Ma and myself ran a time-trial in Enoshima. Ma raced agains a young British lady named Emma. She lost the… Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on November 19, 2008 at 11:30pm —
It's been a while since my last race (Honmonji 10K). I figured what better way to get back into it than to run my first official Half Marathon. Although the weather was wet beforehand, it was actually cool and comfortable during the race. I pulled in at 1:41:10
, well under my target of 1:45:00. The first 10K was slow (49:57) but I was able to get it together on the back half (splits around 4:35). Happy: yes. Sore: もちろん。 I wonder how I would… Continue
Added by Pat Glynn on November 16, 2008 at 8:22pm —
just got my email accepting my application for Tokyo marathon next year :-)
Added by Mike Cartwright on November 13, 2008 at 11:59pm —
I run New York City Marathon. Goal time was 2:58:23. This was may first time NYCM. I had enjoyed it.
I felt a bit tired before start. I though I had damage that I had 100km marathon and full marathon 3weeks ago. My condition was not perfect. But, I did own my best. I am very happy that I finished under 3 hours.
I thought New York City Marathon was very… Continue
Added by Kiyo Yoshida on November 10, 2008 at 11:58pm —
Just completed the New Balance Gold Coast 15 Km Race ( 黄金海岸15K賽 ] in the windy but hot morning at Ting Kau in an OK time of 83 mins today. It's 8 days after my back pain returned intensively. I could hardly walk at the first day while my back pain returned. I became much better after received a massage by a Chinese practitioner on last friday.
I was happy to see so many runners friends today including Eric, CHIN, MikeC, Lesile, Kitty, Pauline and others from hkrunners.com. I was also… Continue
Added by Blurmax on November 9, 2008 at 10:01pm —
Here are the application forms and information for the Shibuya Ekiden 2009.
Fee: 4000 per team
Added by juergen wittstock on November 9, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Added by Gerard Robb on November 6, 2008 at 4:17pm —
This is just the best little semi-inaka race in the area!
All race-officials should be trained there!
Gerard - 34:48 Stuart - 37:29 Mutsumi - 46:00 Daniel - 56:09 Juergen - 18:29 (5k)
Not much to add to Daniel's praise, well, the soba-shop and the onsen were also great!
I was happy to run 18:29, considering I had not practiced for the 5k, and place 4th - just too bad I didn't have the 8 seconds to catch the… Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on November 3, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Sunday November 2nd, 2008. Sunny, no wind, great views of Fuji san.
Second race in Odawara and a great success. I had a PB at 10K, negative split and a PB for the 5K.
Five Namban runners (J., M., G., S. and Daniel S.) met at Odawara Houtoku 10k, a pleasant race with many views of Mt. Fuji, 90 minutes out of Shinjuku by Odakyu-Line train. We left in Shinjuku at 7:01 and arrived in Tomizu at 8:30. Reception was well organized and same day applications were gracefully… Continue
Added by Daniel on November 2, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Added by Gerard Robb on October 27, 2008 at 1:27pm —
Added by Gerard Robb on October 26, 2008 at 7:38pm —
Having completed the HKDRC Half Marathon ( 香港長跑會 第31屆 香港半馬拉松 ) in an very disappointed time of 124 mins+. It's also my worst half marathon record in 2008.
I was happy to meet so many runners friends and colleagues in the race including MJ, Crazy Treadmill, Alan, Wilson, Gills and others from LongRun.hk. Also felt happy to meet MikeC, CHIN, George and other runners from hkrunners.com. Nice to meet Ma Wong, Rebecca, Running Man from Leisure Racer Club. I was happy to see so many… Continue
Added by Blurmax on October 26, 2008 at 2:30pm —
On this weekend, 11th Oct. Saturday, I, Jon san and Tamami san were enjoyed 10Km race in Nakamachidai, Yokohama.
First of all, please let me correct Jon's bog title...actually the race is called Japan EU Friendship Run. The race was part of the German School's October Festival.
The Friendship Run started in last year and then this year was 2nd time. In last year, the race was a small local race and almost all Japanese participants were from Yokohama because even the race was announced… Continue
Added by Chika Kanai on October 13, 2008 at 8:24pm —
Tamami-san and I went out to a place called Nakamachidai and ran a 10Km race at the Invitation of fellow Nambaner Chika-san at a German School.
I would say about 400 people plus a kids run of 2.5Km.
A double out and back course over some slight inclines and a few rough spots.Mostly on a path.
A well organised race despite the wierd starting position around an uphill narrow path.
Not a fast course but enjoyable enough.
Tamami-san improved her PB from 49.49 to… Continue
Added by Jon Holmes on October 11, 2008 at 7:20pm —
Added by Gerard Robb on October 4, 2008 at 12:17pm —
Three Nambanners and one Korean friend took part in this race on a demanding course at Mt. Namsan in downtown Seoul. Fortunatly, it was only 15min walk from Fabrizio's hotel. The people were very friendly, and every participant got a lot of presents, including Korean 'Nori', but there was nothing for the winners, as it was considered a 'friendship' race. It was fun though, to be mentioned by the announcer and be on the pics with the… Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on September 14, 2008 at 9:00am —