17 Nambanners Enjoy the Sendai Half Marathon
The Sendai International Half Marathon, not held last year due to the tsunami (Sendai is in Miyagi pref., 2 hours by bullet train north of Tokyo), returned in style this year with a large field of 8,000 men and 2,000 women. Included among them were 17 Nambanners, who enjoyed the flat, scenic course, the nice weather and the great race atmosphere and spectator support (even high fives from Olympic gold medalist Naoko Takahashi). Thanks to brilliant trip organization by Satohi, we also enjoyed sightseeing in Sendai on Saturday, a nice pasta dinner and a post-race trip a bit further north to the pleasant little town of Matsushima. Nambanners, mark your calendar for next year (a 5K is also available).