Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ome Road Race Cancelled Due to Difficulty of Clearing Heavy Snow From Course

http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG2H315SG2HUTIL017.html

translated and edited by Brett Larner

The organizers of the Ome 30 km and 10 km Road Race, scheduled for Feb. 16 in western Tokyo's Ome area, have announced that the race has been cancelled due to the difficulty of clearing the heavy snow accumulation from yesterday's record-setting snowstorm from the course.  According to organizers, a total of 20,000 people were entered in the 10 km and 30 km divisions.  This year was to be Ome's 48th edition.  It has been cancelled due to snow twice before in its history, in 1996 and in 2008.

Current conditions in Ome:

https://twitter.com/Ome_aruaru/status/434654631998676992/photo/1

https://twitter.com/0300314/status/434465604930531328/photo/1

https://twitter.com/ssymg/status/434482889120419840/photo/1

https://twitter.com/chitbmp123/status/434487823052185600/photo/1


1 comment:

TokyoRacer said...

Bummer! I've been training hard for this race.
"Heavy snow" is correct. How heavy? Some fell off the roof of my house and put a dent in the hood of my car. A big dent!