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The Road To Redemption 2

Well the first 4 weeks of my buildup have passed by, and now I am coming to the end of a recovery week. Very important to have these down weeks because they allow the body to recover and get stronger from the hard work that has already been done. Contrary to what many people think, people tend to profit from their training when they are resting, and not when they are actually training hard. Also a conventional buildup is a long journey; in my case 24 weeks for this marathon. Therefore it is…


Added by Owain Vaughan Lewes on November 29, 2013 at 4:26pm — 4 Comments

Refugees International Japan Loop Relay at Imperial Palace

A great time was had by all the runners and volunteers thanks to great running weather and a good charity donation. Details on the amount will follow later. We will definitely do this again and double our efforts!

Thanks to all!

Positions were tightly contested in spite of having only seven teams on our first try at this kind of event.…


Added by juergen wittstock on November 18, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Races in Cambodia

Running in Cambodia

See the below for some possibilities!

1. Christmas Racing Carnival is held on three different dates during the holiday season. It will comprise of three events of :

o 10k including Crazy Cap Contest on 21-Dec-2013 at 4pm

o X-mas and Boxing race 5k and 3k on…


Added by juergen wittstock on November 6, 2013 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Turtle Marathon 2013

Congrats to all finishers in this demanding race! Even just supporting was hard in the rain! And many thanks again to the organisers for inviting us!…


Added by juergen wittstock on October 20, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments







Shizawa - 28:44 Suzuki…


Added by juergen wittstock on October 12, 2013 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

The Road To Redemption!

July 3rd 2011, Gold Coast Marathon. After 6 months training I'm on the start line eagerly awaiting the gun to signal the running of the biggest marathon in Australia. Up until the final 4 weeks everything had been going well and then I strained the insertion linking my left hamstring and glute. Fortunately I've come through this and a massage therapist who had treated me in the days leading up to the event has assured me that I'd be fine.

After the speeches including one given by…


Added by Owain Lewes on October 5, 2013 at 8:43pm — 5 Comments

Öko-Run Wächtersbach/Germany

Yesterday, I took part in the 10k Öko-Run at the town of Wächtersbach near my hometown, both in the vicinity of Frankfurt. It is a remarkable race, as the organiser is striving for eco-friendlyness, by, for example, donating to a climate charity to make the run carbon-neutral. More about this at:…


Added by juergen wittstock on July 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Refugees International Japan 10k/5k

今日のチャリティーマラソンの参加者とスタッフの皆様にありがとうございました。寄付先のRefugees International Japanに30万円の寄付をする予定です。

Thanks to all runners for your participation in today's event! We had a wonderful day and 300000¥ will be donated to Refugees International…


Added by juergen wittstock on June 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Soma Fukushima Ohendo 10k

Had a good time at the Soma 10k though, the rain made it hard for everybody. The picture shows me with some of the volunteers and Takashige-san, the invitational runner. I was also happy with my 40:19, the best time I have run since my plantar injury.

And thanks at lot to the organisers…


Added by juergen wittstock on June 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Saiko Ecomarathon Results






1697 アサカワ アンリ…

Added by juergen wittstock on April 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Saiko Ecomarathon Meeting/Party

Thanks to all staff-members for joining yesterdays meeting, I have never been as confident about a race as this time, we will have a wonderful event!

A special welcome to our guest from Cambodia, 13-year-old Pascal Kao, son of Vannarin Kao, organizer of the Phnom Penh International Halfmarathon (behind the RIT banner).

And thanks to our host,…


Added by juergen wittstock on April 14, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

Sihanoukville Halfmarathon

On March 10., I ran my first half in two years, and succeeded in making the top-ten. Initially, the result showed me in 13th position, but it seems they caught some cheats. My time was 1:36:07, not bad on a hot and humid morning. Men's and Women's divisions were won by Germans, with Joerg Heiner beating Cambodian record-holder Hem Bunting by about 20 seconds to finish in…


Added by juergen wittstock on March 14, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Chea Sim Kamchay Mear Univerity Running Team

Since yesterday, yours truly is officially a university coach!! And all members of this website are invited to assist! More soon on this page!…


Added by juergen wittstock on March 8, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments

The Sahara Race 2012 features on NHK

In 2012 NHK filmed Yasuhito Wakita, or 'Wacky' as he is better known, undertake and conquer the Sahara Race, a 250km self supported footrace in Egypt. Check out the brief trailer for the documentary at and watch the full program on the below dates. 

January 10 (Thu) 22h00 - 22h50 "Chikyu…


Added by 4 Deserts on January 7, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Hakone Ekiden 2012

Again, in front of the TV, watching others run, but in the afternoon, it will be my turn!

Impressive performance by the two African students on the second leg, even if Nihon University took the lead only for a moment thanks to Benjamin's superhuman effort, just to fall back to 10. on the next leg. From then, it looked like Toyo Uni would safely win todays outbound race, but on the last leg, they were passed by the University for Physical Education and Waseda. Great effort by Hattori…


Added by juergen wittstock on January 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Year in Japan

A typical Japanese New Year will always contain two things: Rice cake and Ekiden.

The corporate Ekiden in Gunma on Jan. 1., and the two legs of the Hakone Ekiden (pitching the leading universities against each other) on Jan. 2. and 3..

There are many good sites that feature the races, so I will not do this here. But I wonder if our members in other countries know what the worst thing in an Ekiden is? It is the 'white sash'! If a team does not connect because…


Added by juergen wittstock on January 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Last Desert Makes Racing History

The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2012 has proved to be a momentous race in 4 Deserts racing history. When the fifth edition of the event came to a close in the snowy setting of Danko Island yesterday, new records were being forged in all directions.

Anne-Marie Flammersfeld of Germany emerged as the first woman to ever win all four events in the 4 Deserts…


Added by 4 Deserts on December 4, 2012 at 6:20pm — 1 Comment

A Truly Historic Edition of The Last Desert (Antarctica)

One of the world’s most extraordinary endurance races gets underway this Thursday, 22 November, as 55 competitors set out on a journey to race up to 250 kilometers across the world’s largest and coldest desert.


It is the fifth edition of The Last Desert, the most eagerly awaited race in the 4 Deserts series because of the rare chance it offers individuals to…


Added by 4 Deserts on November 21, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Turtle Marathon

A good time was had at this year's Turtle Marathon run along the Arakawa near Kita-Senju. Noone of us ran really hard, as it was a bit hot, but we are very grateful to the organizer for inviting us again. And Alistair and myself found a nice Tex-Mex place on the way back to the station that actually had two seats left for us! See you again next year!…


Added by juergen wittstock on October 21, 2012 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Saiko Eco 2012 Fall/彩湖エコマラソン2012オータム

Thanks to all runners and volunteers for a great day! More soon on this site!

Sorry that we did not have a lottery and also gave up on the finisher cards this time, resources are limited...



Added by juergen wittstock on October 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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