In Austria there are many town centre races that a runner can choose from on New Years Eve.
I chose Linz, because I wanted to 'get the feel' of the place. There are several running events in the locality during the course of the year and some of them may come into consideration when making future plans.
Linz lies on the Danube River. The city is the capital and the administrative centre of the province of Upper Austria. Situated on the main east-west railway line Linz is a convenient location for the traveller.
The 6 kms course for the Silvesterlauf consists of 2 x 3 kms laps of the city centre, that is to say of the old town. The start and finish area is near the Art University in the Hauptplatz. Conditions on the day were ideal. I was delighted with my 4th place. No complaints.
Linz 6 kms Road Race
31st December 2015
1. W Ploeger NED 17:23
9. M Herzog NED 1F 19:44
304. E Fischer-Colbrie AUT 1M65 27:05
489. G Williams GBR 4M65 30:17
(incl. 10 M65s)