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


August 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Takao's toughest Trails

And we did it again!

Finally, four of us reached Mt. Jimba, and of course, the well-deserved bath in the river and the Soba followed our 29k/4h effort!…


Added by juergen wittstock on August 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Kamakura Spiritual Run

Run. No word has so much controversy: run. You love it, you hate it, you promised yourself you will never do it again, yet you are back on the road faster than you think. Run....…


Added by Runfab on August 19, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Coaching Advice

Last night I took the train with one of our members who is quite an experienced runner, but new to track work-outs. She wanted to know how fast to run her track repeats, and how to decide on targets for certain distances in races. I told her about the-10-second rule (or 4-second-rule for track races), and about Toni Nett and Frank Horwill. I will now try to give a few hints to all of you who are not quite sure how to set target paces for certain work-outs.

Almost 50 years ago Toni Nett… Continue

Added by juergen wittstock on August 19, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Vladimir Kuts. Zatopek's successor (By Owain Lewes)

1950-1954 was without doubt Emil Zatopek's era. He was the male star of the…


Added by juergen wittstock on August 16, 2010 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Chemical (MSG, flavour enhancer, amino-acid) free soba stand ... kano-ya

This chain soba noodle

stand (with seats, though) is kano-ya (かのや). They do not

seem to have a website but you often see them in town (not at stations, I think). There is one in Shinjuku W near the Yodobashi

Camera, below…


Added by Tetsuya Kato on August 16, 2010 at 12:23am — No Comments

Vladimir Kuts. Zatopek's successor

1950-1954 was without doubt Emil Zatopek's era. He was the male star of the 1952 Olympics, winning 3 gold medals. However by the middle of that decade he was no longer the dominant force and was unable to repeat his astounding feats at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. His best result of those games was a sixth place finish in the marathon; which was won by his old friend Alain Mimoun of France.

His heir as the the distance king of the 1956 games was a Soviet army officer called Vladimir…


Added by Owain Vaughan Lewes on August 15, 2010 at 7:04pm — 3 Comments

Run at Mt. Takao

Today, eight members took on the hills at Mt. Takao, it was hot at the station, but the higher we got up the mountain, the better the air felt! But still, I think we drank about one liter per hour of running. Juergen and Robert made it to a pass 2k before Mt. Jinba, but had to return because of time constraints. The others selected shorter routes.

Everybody enjoyed the healthy Soba-noodles…


Added by juergen wittstock on August 14, 2010 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments


Added by Barbara Schulz on August 12, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Events in Korea

If anyone is interested in taking part in any event in Korea, then let me recommend the site

On it are heaps of events of all different distances througout the country.

Most of the events are listed in Korean; as is the website. However some do have English options. Nevertheless knowledge of hangeul would certainly be an asset..

Otherwise contact me with a prefered date ( most events need to be entered about a month in advance) and what distance you want…


Added by Owain Vaughan Lewes on August 8, 2010 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

2010 Tateyama Sprint Triathlon Race Report by 3rd Overall Chris Parry

This was a very unexpected pleasant result; achieving 3rd overall at the 2010

Tateyama Triathlon in Chiba prefecture, Japan. It surprised everyone that after years of over

indulgence, there can still be an athlete inside me. There were 100 male

participants for this 25.75km race. I was 16th out of the swim

section, 4th by end of bike portion, and then just 12…


Added by PrincePari on August 2, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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