Phimai “mini-marathon” 2017

Early this morning, Phimai town hosted some road races; 10.5km, 5km and a 4km fun run.Phimai December 2017

There was a big turnout.

Runners waiting at the start line.

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And they’re off!

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Sprinting for the line in the men’s 10.5km race.Phimai

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Below, winning the 4km fun run.

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Below, winners receiving their prizes.

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Free T-shirt for the runners included in the price of entry.

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Trophies

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Phimai running club members gather for a post-race group photo.

 

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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.

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

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Longboat racing in Phimai

Phimai is a great place to see longboat racing. Every year during the Phimai festival in November there is longboat racing. This weekend (11-12 October) saw 2 days of longboat racing in gra-bueang-yai (กระเบื้องใหญ่),  a small village about 4 miles from Phimai town.

Boat racing course gra-beuang yai PhimaiThe longboat race course – a straight line.

longboat racing PhimaiA women’s team winning their race.

Longboat race teams PhimaiTeam colours

boat racing PhimaiThe event was held to mark the end of Buddhist Lent (ork pansa –ออกพรรษา), which was on 8th October this year.

boat races gra-beuang yai PhimaiIt was the 16th annual longboat racing event to be held in gra-bueang-yai, Phimai district.

Next month will see the Phimai festival in Phimai town. Longboat racing is scheduled for 6-9 November in the usual location, Lam Jakarat, with access from Anantachinda Road or nearby. Good views of the racing can be had from the bridge on Anantachinda Road. For details of the 2014 Phimai festival see here:

https://phimai.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/phimai-festival-2014

The Phimai circuit 2014

Local runners and sports enthusiasts organise a series of 5km road running races in Phimai town. There are 3 races held two months apart. The series is called the Phimai Circuit.

Points are awarded to runners based on their finishing position in the race and small cash prizes are awarded for age group winners at the end of the year.  These races are popular with young people and hundreds of school children run or walk around the course.

The Phimai circuit for 2014 is:

1. Saturday 24 May

2. Saturday 26 July

3. Saturday 27 September

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The races are organised by the Phimai Hospital and start and finish in front of it at 6am. Registration takes place in the hospital car park.

phimai circuit start and finishView of the start and finish line in front of Phimai Hospital.

 

The Phimai circuit 2013

Local runners and sports enthusiasts organise a series of 5km road running races in Phimai town. There are 3 races held two months apart. The series is called the Phimai Circuit.

The Phimai circuit for 2013 is:

1. Saturday 1 June

2. Saturday 3 August

3. Saturday 5 October

All the races this year start and finish in front of the Phimai Hospital and start at 6am.

Phimai circuit 2013Points are awarded to runners based on their finishing position in the race and small cash prizes are awarded for age group winners at the end of the year.  These races are popular with young people and hundreds of school children run or walk around the course.

Sport – running the Phimai circuit

Local runners and sports enthusiasts organise a series of 5km road running races in Phimai town. There are 3 races held two months apart. The series is called the Phimai Circuit.

The Phimai circuit 2012

The ‘circuit’ for 2012 is:

1. Saturday 26 May

2. Saturday 21 July

3. Saturday 15 September

Phimai 5km running race circuit

In 2012, all three races start from outside Phimai hospital and start at 6am.

The races are very popular with young people. Hundreds of school children turn up and run (or walk) around the course.  Perhaps they hope to win the small cash prizes for the winners at the end of the year or perhaps they just like the  comeraderie of running together early in the morning.

Note: There is also a 5km and 10km race in early December. This usually corresponds with World AIDS day. World AIDS day this year is on the first of December.

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The Phimai circuit 2013

Phimai circuit 2013

The Phimai circuit for 2013 is:

1. Saturday 1 June

2. Saturday 3 August

3. Saturday 5 October

All the races start and finish in front of the Phimai Hospital and start at 6am.