Yesterday, I ran the Ome-Nippara 36.8k trail run. I finished in 7:12, not bad for an old man, but too long for team-mate Yoshi to wait for me! He had come in in fourth position in 4:48! Great effort on a course where the downhills partly had ropes because they were to step to descend without them! Well, it definitely was not my kind of course, as I prefer gentle declines where I can utilize my speed - passed about 15 runners on the last 7k, but still ended up in 124th position - out of about 300 finishers, lots of dnf, no wonder in such a race!