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
HAIKU OF THE MONTH
The cicadas’ songs
Once strong, are growing fainter.