Ran in the local south Sakai city Ekiden today with a mixed aged, mix gender team. This is the second time for me to run this, last year our team got 2nd out of about 17 teams. This year we did pretty good too but only managed 4th place. They seem to be putting younger and faster people in every year. In my adult group I was beaten by 2 boys who were technically adults but only just at 18. Still only just beat me, one by 15 seconds and the other by 4 seconds. My time for 2.55kms, 9mins and 6 seconds.