Kashiwanoha parkrun

Race Date: Saturday, 05/10/2019
Race Distance: 5 Km

The local parkrun in Tokyo was cancelled due to a fireworks display so a long trek to Chiba across the other side of town with a 5.30 start to be there well before 8.00. Met up with others with the same idea on a he train and we found it without any problems. The course was 3 laps round a pretty park, mainly on tarmac, but mostly shaded giving respite from the hot sun (even at 8am). Grateful there was a toilet halfway round the course for a much needed pit stop! Tourists boosted the number of finishers from 29 last week to 67 this week of whom 40 were first timers. One of them was a regular at Wimbledon so thought I looked familiar though runs mainly at Norwich these days. Now off to England v Argentina in the Rugby World Cup with the rest of the family.