【Running team “Team Oda”】

I started taking photos of the running team “Team Oda” in the last of May. And, I started running with them in May, 2014.

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Running team named “Team Oda” consists of elite runners, aged 20s – early 30s. The name of “Team Oda” comes from the name of an athletic field called “Oda Field” in the middle of Tokyo.
“Team Oda” also includes students. They all gather at Oda Field and organize running sessions to run faster.

Why do they get together to run? Because two things in common

for the member. They want high level training, and they want to achieve their own goal.
 

Only 1% of runners reach their level below.

 

Their level
1. 5000m : 14:30 ~15:30
2. half marathon : 1h06m ~ 1h12m
3.full marathon : 2h20m ~ 2h35
They take part in a lot of track races in order to set their own records.
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.
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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.
They are in the middle of establishing their own running scheme. They are trying to find some “point” to achieve their goals right now, and when they can successfully draw the lines between these points, they can get their own new records and victories.
 
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As the Oda Field is now under the construction, they meet at another athletic field.
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.

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Posted by Tsukasa Kawarai

Translated by Rie Kawarai

Photo by  Tsukasa Kawarai

(c) 2015 T.Kawarai all rights reserved

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