In this charming little countryside event not far from Shin-Matsuda Station, they give certificates or trophies to the first eight of each age-group which was a big advantage for the Namban Ladies. 18 runners in the women's 20's versus 170 in the men's 40's in the 15k. But I had been in bed until the day before the race, trying to get over a bad cold, so my 1:00:03 finish was more than I hoped for.
Rie won the women's 10k (over-all!!) in 42:10, we know Rie can go faster, but this is not the season for PB's, great effort!
Mutsumi placed 3rd in the 15k, see her report.
Tamami took 7th in the women's 40's, again getting under 50min, watch out for her running much faster times in the fall!
Jon coached her and ran the same time.
I am not exactly sure what time Adam ran in the 10k, I think he said 43:20.
I liked this race and would recommend it to everybody, let's go again next year.