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Books I have just read

'Bikila' Ethiopia's barefoot Olympian by Tim Judah.2008.

Pretty good book. Nothing much about his training but quite a bit about his life after his second Olympic Gold.


'Run to Overcome' by Meb Keflezighi.2010

This is a really good book. Amazing what this guy had to overcome in his early life and also his many injuries.Lots of great race descriptions.

Added by Jon Holmes on December 29, 2010 at 8:53am — 2 Comments

Isogashi Half Marathon Dec 5th 2010

Tamami ran a PB Half Marathon yesterday in 1-44.13. Garmin showed the course long.Target is to break 100 minutes. She finished 12th in the over 40s and 26th women overall.

Added by Jon Holmes on December 6, 2010 at 8:05am — 6 Comments

Fun Run in Melbourne

Tamami san ran and won the women's division ( no age groups) of a 6 Km fun run in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg this morning.
She ran a PB for the hilly course of 28.14 and came from behind in the last Km to win by 20 seconds.

Added by Jon Holmes on January 17, 2010 at 6:45pm — 4 Comments

Melbourne Races

Tamami Koike ran 10th in her age group over a wet and hilly cross country course in the Victorian State Championship on Saturday.
Tuesday she ran another pb. 4 Km on the track: 17.49.
Jon ran 15.48 for 4 Km on the track on Tuesday finishing 4th.

Added by Jon Holmes on May 12, 2009 at 9:18pm — No Comments

5Km Masters race Melbourne May 5th

Tamami Koike ran another PB. 5km in 22.48 finishing 3rd over all.
Jon Holmes was out kicked in the straight to get 2nd in 20.03

Added by Jon Holmes on May 5, 2009 at 9:12pm — 2 Comments

TAMA Road Race 10Km March 29th 2009

Four nambaners ran this hilly course in cold and windy conditions.
Rie san 41.10 3rd
Chad 25th in Age group 39.54
Tamami-san 47.10 8th in Age group. PB !! (8th PB for year!)
Jon 44.50 33rd in age group.

Good run if you like hills. Trophies for the first 6.

Added by Jon Holmes on March 29, 2009 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Arakawa 5km March 15th 2009

Tamami Koike ran 23.22 for the 5Km this morning at Arakawa. A good effort after a rush from the station and no warm up. Her fastest 5Km on the road and 5 seconds outside her 5km track PB.

Added by Jon Holmes on March 15, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Kawasaki Half Marathon March 8th 2009

Tamami san and I ran this together today. Flat course but windy and a bit muddy. Tamami ran another PB finishing in 1-44.49. Slowly improving. Bit of a shock for us running in 7 degrees after training 3 days ago in 35 degree heat in Melbourne.

Added by Jon Holmes on March 8, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Cuburg (Melbourne) Fun Run Feb 22nd

Tamami-san ran a 4 minute + PB (!!!) over 12km this morning to finish 4th women.

Added by Jon Holmes on February 22, 2009 at 10:38am — 2 Comments

Hot Track race in Melbourne:Feb 17th

On a hot (29 degrees) smokey evening in Melbourne,in a large (if not very fast) field of Masters, Tamami Koike was first women to finish in a PB time. Her 6th for the year! I ran the 6km and did OK although I some how ran an extra lap!!

Added by Jon Holmes on February 17, 2009 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

Hot Melbourne Race

Last Tuesday the distance of the Masters race was changed from 6 Km to 2Km due to the temperature being 43 degrees (I don't know why). Anyway Tamami Koike ran her 5th PB for the year and I managed to beat all but 3 of the old men and women runners.

Added by Jon Holmes on February 1, 2009 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

Tamami san wins first race

Tamami Koike won the open womens division of the Melbourne/ Coburg 6Km Fun Run on Sunday. Another pb.Her first win. ImpressiveTrophy. I got through the race without further injury...thats my trophy.

Added by Jon Holmes on January 19, 2009 at 9:37am — 3 Comments

Very Hot Track Race In Melbourne

Tamami-san and I raced over 2km on the track last night in Melbourne. in 36 degree heat. I managed 4th in 8.04 and Mi-chan (first women) got her 3rd PB in 7 days in 9.05. Very Interesting conditions!

Added by Jon Holmes on January 14, 2009 at 7:52am — 6 Comments


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 — 1 Comment

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