Yesterday I ran the 10k, the shorter one of the two 'undulating' courses near Shek Kong in Hong Kong, and I finished in 38:46, a very good result on a challenging course. Just my splits on the first 3k are proof for this: 3:43/3:30/4:22!
I placed 2nd in age-group and 3rd over-all, got lots of stuff and a nice trophy!
Here the longer version of my story:
Undulator 2 - Spiridon's Revenge
Like eight years ago, I'm passing…
On the 26., Jay and I ran the Boxing Day Run in HK. It is only 4k, mostly uphill in the beginning, followed by a steep downhill in the end. I pushed at the start, trying to follow Mark Reeves, who was actually leading our age-group. I caught up with him at the highest point, just to loose him again on the downhill, finishing second by 3 seconds. I would have easily won the 50's, by about two minutes, I think. We got all…Continue
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Just having completed the 10 Km Run in Cheung Chau ( 第七屆長洲元旦健跑同樂及越野賽 ) in the freezing weather in the morning on 2008/1/1. I could only manage to completed the race in 56 mins because of the "frozen" muscle and tireness produced by the 10 Km race on last…Continue
Today, a considerable group of Namban turned out for this conveniently located, but not too well-organised race in Ota.
There were no k-markers, so I took Gerards splits at certain points to try and time myself accordingly. The race had three loops, and after the first loop, I was just 30sec. back. After the second, it was about 1:20, but I slowed down just a bit to finish 2:25 behind, which is as close as I have ever…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on December 18, 2007 at 12:32pm — No Comments
I run Ohta-ku Road Race 10km yesterday. My goal time was 35min19sec. It is the 2nd best for 10K. It's only 8seconds slower than my PB which I marked 4years ago. And, I won the championship in masters division. I have been very very happy! Good 2007 final race.
Added by Kiyo Yoshida on December 17, 2007 at 10:37pm — No Comments
Course: Flat, Stadium no naka kara. 3 lap circuit.
The race was very enjoyable with the clear fresh weather and some namban crew to cheer at stages throughout. Quite a strong wind on the backside of the course (headwind) which we had to contend with for approx 1.5km on each of the laps of the race.
I was able to find a good pace and was able to finish strong with a 3.19 for the last km for a time of 35.10 and 4th position.
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Today is my company's birthday. It is automatically "Holiday" for me.
Then I decided to jog with my camera and take some picture of autumn colored my favourite running course ;-)
I started jogging at 7 am. Here is Shinyokohama, sun rose up reflecting buildings in Shin-Yokohama. And a building on right picture is Nissan Studium (well known place for soccer game)
Added by Runfab on December 1, 2007 at 6:10pm — No Comments
Too bad, I missed the chance to run another race in Korea. Just recovered from a stomach flu, I don't how well I would have done, though. I received the following mail from the guy who promised to register me (not anybody I mentioned before):
- 3. Due to my laziness, I forgot your race registeration when I fail
registeration of race. -
Now I know how well Namban registration assistance works!
I'll try again in March!
Added by juergen wittstock on December 1, 2007 at 9:39am — No Comments
This year WARR (World Airline Road Race) took place in Sydney.
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It becomes clearer and clearer that my throat-problems are Tokyo related. It's minus 5 here at night, and even around lunchtime, when I run, only about plus 5, so I do my uphill repeats wearing a relatively heavy long-sleeve. Still, today there was hardly any cough when I finished!
Looking forward to the 10k race in Yeoido at the Han River on Dec. 1.!
Added by juergen wittstock on November 22, 2007 at 3:16pm — No Comments
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I won the 5k at Worldcup Stadium today, in a ridiculously slow 18:45. I had wanted to run 10k, but my friend Jae had only a number for the 5... never mind, it was a good practice, and, as I started from the back, still a reasonable result, and good to win.
Team-mate Chris Doll finished the full marathon in 2:50:40, placing sixth over-all.
Added by juergen wittstock on November 18, 2007 at 4:26pm — No Comments