Thursday, 30 October 2014

Jon up the Jenner







My friend Jon was in Austria in October. The fog cleared on the tops a short time before the race started and the day warmed up quickly.

The venue was the Jenner mountain. It's near Königsee in Germany. Unfortunately I couldn't run because of an injury; but Jon ran and made a good show of it. He won a blue t-shirt.

Next day we refreshed ourselves in the Austrian sunshine with steins of  good quality German beer. The measure is a mass which is 1.76 imperial pints (1 liter).


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Front Page News




Sometimes a picture really is worth a 1,000 words. Here is one such picture.

The athlete will be familiar to my regular readers. It is my good friend Lemawerk. He is shown here on the front page of  the Kleine Zeitung.

With more than 42 kilometers completed at Graz and running to victory despite carrying a painful injury he crossed the line with his usual happy smile.

Other wins by Lemawerk this year include The Red Bull Wings for Life World Run, The Wien Energie Halb Marathon and The Vienna Night Run.

He aims to defend his Wings for Life world title in 2015 and he dreams of running for Austria in the 2016 Olympics at Rio.

May it go well with you Lema.