I started taking photos of the running team “Team Oda” in the last of May. And, I started running with them in May, 2014.
Why do they get together to run? Because two things in common
Only 1% of runners reach their level below.
1. 5000m : 14:30 ~15:30
2. half marathon : 1h06m ~ 1h12m
3.full marathon : 2h20m ~ 2h35
In the full-marathon season, they appear in the Fukuoka International Marathon and Tokyo Marathon.
Moreover, some elite trail runners and ultra runners also take part in Team Oda’s sessions.
The team welcomes anyone who wants to join with no charge.They get together and unite only because they want to boost and encourage each other by running.They strive to achieve their own goal.
You can find strong presences and very unique atmosphere in the Oda Field on Wednesday nights.
They train themselves so hard, but after the workout, they sometimes organize a casual dinner time and talk about running. The “Team Oda” means a lot for them because there are a lot of runners striving to achieve their goals with the teammates.
But next year when the construction is completed, they will definitely return to the Oda Field.
I’m looking forward to their successful achievements from now on.
Posted by Tsukasa Kawarai
Translated by Rie Kawarai
Photo by Tsukasa Kawarai
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