Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Training Session with Andy Pfandlbauer

Recently I had the opportunity and as it turned out the good fortune to join a friendly group for a training run led by Austrian international ultra runner Andreas Pfandlbauer. That's him on the left of the picture wearing no. 6.

We were out for an hour and found some excellent scenery to run through at a comfortable pace. It was a most enjoyable and relaxed training experience and I shall definitely be back when time permits for more of the same!

The runs take place  in and around the picturesque town of Bad Ischl in Austria. Start is at 6pm on Wednesday evenings (from April until October). The venue is the Trinkhalle which is five minutes away from the town's train/bus station.

Also in the picture Andreas Satzinger (3) and Stefan Greiner (R).

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Orth a. d. Donau 8 km Trail Run

Energy Food

Orth a. d. Donau 8km Trail Race
8th April 2015

1. E Seimann  28:33
23. R Zobel-Wessely 39:39 (1M60)
31. E Baurek 43:10 (1M70)
32. G Williams 43:15 (2M60)

55 Finishers

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sisay Lemma wins 2015 Vienna City Marathon

Ethiopian athlete Sisay Lemma was the first runner to cross the finish line in today's Vienna City Marathon. It was his second marathon win of the year, the other being in Dubai. 

Lemma's winning time was 2hrs 7mins 31secs. Only the top of his head was visible to me as he ran through the finishing funnel and crossed the line, but there were great pictures of his victory to behold on the large screens in the finish area. Second home was a Kenyan athlete and third placed was a second runner from Ethiopia. 

The pre-race favourite, also from Ethiopia, dropped out of the race with some kind of injury problem after  losing contact with the leading bunch. 

Also in town this morning were some of the world's top mountain bikers. More information is probably  available on the website address http://www.mountainbiker.at (seen in two of the photos below).