• Chih Liew competed in the OSJ Itamuro 100K trail race — a grueling test of physical and mental endurance. He somehow completed it in 22hr 32min. I’m sure the Special Forces of any country will accept him if he applies.
  • Another tough run was done on the 2nd by Robert Ganter, who traversed the two peaks (1,750m up and down) of the Swissalpine 47K race.
  • Bob Poulson traveled across the globe to Portland, Maine for the big (7,000 runners) Beach to Beacon 10K race. He timed 42:36 on a lovely but somewhat hilly course to place 1st in his age group.
  • Matt Homes and Rika Homma teamed up for the EarthRun Club 10K in Ueno Park on the 5th, placing 2nd in the Pairs division.
  • On the 27th Rui Natsuka enjoyed running in the Fuji Yoshida Half, held in conjunction with the Fire Festival. She completed it in 1:50:48. Teruyuki Minegishi also participated.
  • Yoshie Niitsuma ran a cross country race on one of the most famous courses, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, and finished the 4 mile/6.4k race with a first place in her age group!


  • 6 - 1000 x 6
  • 20 - A Group: 1200, 1000 x 2, 800 x 3, 400. B Group: 1200, 1000 x 2, 800 x 2, 400
  • 20 - 1000 x 4, 800 x 2, 400
  • 27 - 5000m time trial


The cicadas’ songs
Once strong, are growing fainter.
Autumn approaches.