Walkers on one of the the green trails around the Austrian Langbathseen
The Langbathsee Trail Races take the runners through idyllic scenery and in the main race around two small lakes. The event attracts top club runners from the Salzkammergut area of Austria and many athletes from the local running club at Ebensee whose championship race it is. There are races up to 3,500 mtrs which are contested by fun runners and local children.
The main event is a 7.2km race and this year 104 runners finished. I was pleased to be one of them and fit enough to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the fresh mountain air to the full. I was very happy with my performance even though I was beaten into 4th place in the M60 category by a good runner from the St. Wolfgang running club. There's a saying that 4th is the worst position to finish. But this is not true. There is no worst place to finish. All who run in such amazing surroundings can only be winners!
Langbathsee Lakes Trail Races (7.2km Race)
18th September 2011
1. R Gruber 24:22
42. J Reiter 1stM60 30:54
--. R Sonntagbauer 2nd M60 32:09
--. F Lettner 3rd M60 33:16
73. G Williams 4th M60 36:24
--. H Keuschnig 5th M60 38:27