This race started more than 20 years ago. Every year the race is held twice (May & December).
Primary school students
Junior high school students
men of 18-34 years old
men of 35-49 years old
men of more than 50 years old
It was almost fine on the previous day. However, at night, it started raining. On Sunday morning, it was still rainy and the rain continued. I decided to go out even if rain. But the rain was so heavy that I started to hesitate. Besides, it was very cold.
This time, the race was held at Sayama Park beside Tama-Lake. I always jog to there (The round trip is 25km). I can go there by bicycle for 50 minutes. However, it is hard on rainy day to go by bicycle.
I should have go there by 11:00 AM since the race would start at 11:40AM. Fortunately, the rain stopped around 9:00AM.
I arrived the park at 11:00AM and registered. It was getting warmer owing to sunshine.
The race would start at 11:40AM. Approx. 200 runners were ready to start.
The race started as scheduled. Every body ran fast since the distance was not so long. However, I ran by my own paces.
The course is the cycling road around Tama Lake (13km). The road is not so wide and almost flat. Thus it is easy to run.
It was cold in the morning. However, the sun appearws when we started. The temperature then rose and it became humide. To my regret, there was no water supply point this time.
I expected the course time should be 65 minutes. However, to my joy, it was 61minutes 45 seconds and the ranking was 89th.
It was hard when I was running. However, when finished, I felt that it's a piece of cake.
After the race, the sun was shining and I was happy to be able to drink a beer!