A small Namban contingent made the trip to Nagano pref. for this popular Half Marathon. Conditions were generally good, if a little warm at the start. The course, after a few kilometers around the town, is a full loop of Lake Suwa. It’s reasonably flat on a closed road. Best time of the day went to new club member Richard (1:23:06), followed by Cory, a 1:23:26 (PB). And Paddy just squeezed into the 1:23 club with a 1:23:57 effort. Next came Phil (1:46), followed by Taeko and then Geraldine.