It was, it has to be said, a pleasant change to come down from the mountains and take part in a relatively flat and furious 10km race at the weekend. There were other Wolfgangsee races too: 5.2km, 27km, 42.2km. More than 3,000 runners enjoyed a crisp autumn day, clear blue skies and the sparkle of sunshine on water.
- a green medal -
Group of runners entering St. Wolfgang. The Bard is 3rd from the left.
Behind me in the picture below is the picture postcard town of St. Wolfgang with its landmark church tower. That's where the race will finish. I'm standing near the start line at Gschwandt.
The trail follows a disused railway track as far as the village of Strobl (to the right, out of pic). There you are halfway. Next comes the undulating Strobl to St Wolfgang road section and the sharp descent back to the lakeside and the finish.