The Phimai circuit 2017

The dates for this year’s Phimai Circuit 5km road race series are:

Saturday 20 May 2017

Saturday 22 July 2017

Saturday 23 September 2017

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This year the races start from Tao Suranaree school at 6am.

Tao Suranaree school location

Map showing the location of the race start at Tao Suranaree school, Phimai.

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Gyms and fitness centres in Phimai town

There are now four gyms in Phimai town and they are located quite close to each other.

MJ Fitness is located on Anantachinda Road, at the junction with Soi Sangat-pattana. It’s about 250m from Phimai Medical hospital. MJ Fitness is open from 9am to 10pm. It costs 50 baht per day, 799 baht per month.

Phimai Fitness is located in a small road adjacent to Anantachinda Road. It’s about 100m from Phimai Medical hospital. Phimai Fitness is open from 11am to 9pm Mon to Fri, 12pm to 7pm on Saturdays. It costs 40 baht per day, 100 baht for 3 days, 495 baht per month.

Iron Gym is located opposite the old cinema, at the junction of Haruethairom Road and Suriya-atsadong Road. The entrance is on Haruethairom Road. Iron Gym is open from 10am to 10pm every day. It costs 30 baht per day, 690 baht per month.

City Gym is located on Suriya-atsadong Road, about 400m from Iron Gym. City Gym is open from 10am to 9pm every day. It costs 40 baht per day, 699 baht per month.

Phimai gyms and fitness centres

Location map of gyms/fitness centres in Phimai town.

The Phimai circuit 2016

The Phimai circuit is a series of  three 5km road running races in Phimai town.  The races are held two months apart. The dates for this year’s Phimai circuit road races are below.

Saturday 28 May 2016

Saturday 30 July 2016

Saturday 24 September 2016

Phimai 5km road running circuit 2016

Racing is scheduled to start at 6am from in front of Phimai Hospital.

Phimai hospital - 5km run start-finish line

Location map of Phimai Hospital.

Volleyball – the Phimai Cup 2016

This weekend sees the start of the annual Phimai Cup volleyball competition in Phimai town, organised by the local government (tetsaban tambon Phimai).  The volleyball court is set up in the town centre at laan promatat, the area of land beside the town clock.

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There are different categories in the competition:

  • Primary school boys and primary school girls
  • Local male teams and local female teams
  • Open male teams and open female teams

The matches are scheduled to start at 5pm and finish around 9pm. According to the advertising sign above, the competition takes place over 11 days, from 19 to 30 March. However, information from the local authority has the last day as Sunday 27 of March.

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Location map for the Phimai Cup volleyball competition.

Phimai cup volleyball 2016

Action from the Phimai Cup volleyball competition – men above, girls below.

Phimai cup volleyball 2016

Loy gratong festival – How to make your own gratong

How to make your own gratong

It will soon be loy gratong day again. Why not make your own gratong this year instead of buying one? It’s not too difficult if you can get the materials.

making a gratong in Phimai

You will need:
– A slice of banana trunk or foam about 13cm diameter and 3cm thick
– Banana leaves to cover and decorate the base
– Small flowers for decoration
– Three incense sticks
– A small candle
– Scissors
– Pins, toothpicks and a stapler to hold things in place

How to put it together
1. First, check your slice of  banana trunk floats. If it is too thick, it will sink.
2. Cut a banana leaf into strips slightly thicker than the thickness of your base.
3. Pin the strips of banana leaf to cover the edge of the base. Trim as necessary.
4. Place the base on a banana leaf and use a pen to draw around the base. Cut to shape.
5. Pin the round banana leaf cut-out to one end of the stem or foam base. Trim.
6. Make decorative shapes with banana leaf strips and pin them to the base.
7. Decorate the base with flowers. Use pins or toothpicks to stick the flowers to the base. For small flowers, use pins. For bigger flowers use toothpicks.
8. Push three incense sticks into the top of the base.
9. Push in a candle near the incense sticks. You might need to make a hole first using scissors.

Home made gratong Phimai

Just before you launch your gratong into the water, light the candle, making sure the incense sticks start to burn.

In 2015, Loy Gratong takes place on 25 November.

The Phimai circuit 2015

The second race in this year’s series of 5km road running races in Phimai town took place this morning starting from in front of the Phimai Hospital.

Phimai 5km race series 2015 start

The full race calendar for the 2015 Phimai circuit is:

1. Saturday 23 May

2. Saturday 25 July

3. Saturday 26 September

Racing is scheduled to start at 06.00.

Phimai road race series

Registration takes place in the hospital car park on the morning of the race.

5km race registration at Pimai hospital

There are various age groups for male and female runners. There is a junior age group for boys or girls under 16, then 16-29 years old, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 for men, 60 and over for women, 65 and over for men.

Racing age groups

Join in the fun at the next 5km race in Phimai on Saturday 26 September 2015.