A special welcome to our guest from Cambodia, 13-year-old Pascal Kao, son of Vannarin Kao, organizer of the Phnom Penh International Halfmarathon…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on April 14, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on March 8, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on January 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Sorry that we did not have a lottery and also gave up on the finisher cards this time, resources are limited...
Pictures will be uploaded within a few days.
Added by juergen wittstock on June 3, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Racing in the Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia (8 May 2012, Hong Kong) — A cast of 150 competitors from 38 countries will be gathering in Jordan’s legendary Wadi Rum this weekend for the highly anticipated RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012, also known as the “roving race.” The race begins on 13 May…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on May 11, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
As I have decided to watch the race on TV, I may as well write about how the top-runners are doing. In the early stages, a group of eight runners with Haile Gebresselassi and Japanese runner Masakazu Fujiwara followed the 2:58/k pacemakers, which actually slowed down to 3:02 soon. They reached 10k in 29:54, about the same…Continue
Today a group of runners ran the annual Shibuya Ekiden in Yoyogi Park. I ran on the Namban Rengo Masters team, having moved up from a position as a substitute, and not feeling very comfortable about it. However, thanks to my teammate's efforts, we finished in 2nd, beaten only by the Shibuya triathletes, and ahead of our…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on January 15, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Frank Horwill MBE passed away at age 84 on 1 January. He was one of the UK's finest coaches and was the inspiration behind some of the nasty sessions we do (so now you know who to blame...).
A great time was had by all at Takao this year, with Yoshi Ishikawa winning his age-group, Masako just out of the money in fourth after being passed by two other women on the downhill, and Christophe finishing in a remarkable 2h01 on the longer 18k course. Working on the video now, and more pics to be…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on December 17, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
A lot of fun for a small race! Thanks to all the volunteers and runners for taking part in this event. It was a good practice for all of us, and we are confident to have an even bigger Kamogawa Marathon in spring!
Here are the results for the Kamogawa Eco 5k:
Nr. - time
As some of us went there by themselves, I could not get everybody's results, so forgive me if I start with my own race, the…Continue