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David Riches is 1st in age category in International Half Marathon

posted Dec 30, 2015, 2:32 AM by Dianne Karageorgis
One quick Westie, David Riches, ran in the Sanda International Half Marathon in Japan on 20 December. David's time was 76m27s and that gave him first in category by over 2 minutes. 

This was the 27th running of this event and as co-incidence would have it, David was 27th outright, in a field of 5,000.

Sanda is small city in Japan, not far from Kobe, one of the country’s biggest cities. Sanda is a sister city to the Blue Mountains; David Riches is a Blue Mountains boy (Glenbrook), so there had to be some special attraction.

David’s time was a pb half marathon time for him. The course was a tough one. Several sharp climbs and a solid downhill finish. In David’s words: I gave it everything and the cold weather helped. The course was harder or as hard as C2S and longer of course”.

Congratulations on a fantastic effort David.