FEBRUARY 2018

HAIKU OF THE MONTH

Plum blossoms at last.
Will they wither in the cold
Or lead soon to spring?


MARCH WORKOUT SCHEDULE

    At Oda Field track near Yoyogi Park from 730pm.
  • 7 — 1000 x 6
  • 14 — 1200, 1000 x 2, 800 x 3, 400
  • 21 — 1600, 1000 x 2, 800 x 2, 400
  • 28 — 5000m time trial

FEBRUARY RESULTS

  • Four big races on the 4th.
  • 1) The Betsudai Marathon in Kyushu, where Gildas Tuffin went sub-3 with a 2:59:48.
  • 2) The Kanagawa Half Marathon hosted a large crowd of Nambanners: Rie Onodera 1:31:39, Glenn Rubin 1:44:31 (PB), Jay Johannesen, Tim Barnstable, Steve Karnas, Takeshi Koide, Daniel Cason, Faith Geraghty, Yuri Kambara, Meeks Kume.
  • 3) The Chiba X-Run Cross Country (organized by Daigo Asada) — a Namban team of Bob Johnston, Andrew Dought, Yasuo Hayakawa, Hamil Bhulla and Alex Marivoet enjoyed the nice weather in Chiba. Naoko-san and Chiba-san were on hand to cheer.
  • 4) The Sakae Half Marathon, where Harrisson Uk cruised to a 1:16:59 (PB) and Derek Leong managed a 1:24:36. Celine Bouny ran the 10K.
  • The grand old lady of Tokyo races, the Ome Marathon (30K) was held on the 18th. Terry Minegishi 2:20:40, Rika Homma 2:24:18, Yasuo Hayakawa 2:31:37, Sumie Kawakami 2:44, Tom Boatman 2:49, Seungi Hong 3:14:19 and Marcus Kosins.
  • At the Kix Senshu Marathon, Harrisson Uk ran 2:43:34 (missed PB by 42 seconds).
  • The Fukaya Half was held as usual on the same day (28th) as the marathon. Mike Trees ran the 5K in 16:30 and visitors Maud Schmidt from The Netherlands and Derek Clark from the UK ran the Half.
  • And down in Melbourne, Chris Winter placed 3rd in the Warburton 5K.
  • Tokyo Marathon 2018 results
  • 5000m time trial results