The winning Team!
The picture shows this years winners, James, Ko-san, Yoshi and Juergen! Great teamwork, we ran almost the time we predicted, 16:44/16:30, we lost a few minutes because we got off course once, and had to return to a check-point because we forgot to "Check Out". As we are new to this race, it took some time to get used to finding the course and following the rules of the organizer.
We started in the second group, at 9:30am, the Genki Gaijin", had started half an hour earlier. They were extremely surprised when they suddenly heard: "Here comes Runningintokyo" from the back at an easy section of the course around Lake Ashi. We met them at most of the checkpoint after that, and ran together for several miles, but on the last 20k, we managed to open up the gap from the initial 30 minutes (difference in starting time) to a bit more than one hour. Great guys to compete with, I hope to run with them again soon! Video here: http://runningintokyo.com/video/trailwalker-2011