Oct 26, 2009
Name Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon
Finish Time 04:13:18
Good race,great organization as always,but way to crowded after the race. So I run another 12k out of town,to find a somewhat empty McD ;-)
Aug 2, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
Finish Time 04:49:51
Visited my aunt &uncle for a great weekend with a wonderful,scenic race through the Allgäu. Anyone from overseas coming to Germany,this is your race!
Jul 4, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Name24 Stundenlauf Stadtoldendorf
Event 24h run
Finishing Distance 150.4 km
Actually I just wanted to try a 100k run,but there wasn’t anything suitable,so I signed up for this one,thinking I’ll just run my 100k and call it a day. The field is pretty small,since the German 24h runnning Championship is on at the same time &location (but on a 3k loop course). For me it’s running on the track,counterclockwise,over and over. The best description of my race experience is probably from my twitter posts:
17:00 61x 400m in 3h so far…
18:55 100 in 4.53
20:00 25%,6 hrs.:118 laps = 47.2 km,light rain
00:00 Midnight:11 hrs in the race,187 laps,getting tough
00:10 aehm,10 hrs. In the race
02:16 Halftime:121 laps,88km. Feel like shit. Wish for sunrise
04:12 Primary Mission accomplished:100km in the bag. 3:50
06:05 Starting the last third. 280 laps complete. The sun is up but I have some severe blisters
07:27 Raining for the last 2 hrs. Doesn’t help with the blisters. 300 laps done
10:09 4 hrs. to go. 339 laps. Blisters real bad. Livemusic about to start,maybe this give a boost
14:00 It is over,376 laps,150.4 km,1st place. Home &resting
All in all a great community race,a ton of fun,would reccomend this one anytime!!
May 10, 2009
Name Bödefelder Hollenlauf
Finish Time 06:26:28
Not much to say about this one,the marathon is more of an attachment to the 100k that is the main attraction here. Its a trail run,some ups and downs,but very doable after all. I don’t feel to well (maybe Oettinger Weizen @Dr.B.s birthday last night has something to do with it) and take it very slow. At the end I meet a nice guy with whom I walk the last 5k or so,otherwise I would probably finished in under 6h, but it doesn’t matter anyhow. Planned on running the Mannheim marathon in the evening, instead I call it a day and have birthday dinner with my mom.
May 4, 2009
Name Metro Group Marathon Düsseldorf
Finish Time 04:23:22
2 Days after my Paris endeavor,I don’t have any great expectations for this one. I attach myself to the 4:30 pace group and plan to stick with them until I drop. However,the run goes great,it’s rather cool,I find my rhythm,and even manage to put in a very decent time for the last 5k. Stefan is happy :-)
May 2, 2009
Name Marathon De Senart
Location Tigery to Combs La Ville,France
Finish Time 04:40:43
French regulations require me to have have a (French,are there any others?) medical doctor to attest my fitness to participate in a marathon,which I am told on race morning. Loud aggressive shouting and threats of physical violence towards the race organizers gets me an exception to the rule.
Some advise to CarreFour,the main sponsor:Only because a drink has about 25kcal/100ml doesn’t make it a sports drink,you stupid fracks. Your stuff had exact 0 salts. Did anyone wonder why there were so many people cramping?
The race itself is great,about 20 miles outside of Paris,through fields and small village,lots of friendly folks.
Apr 8, 2009
Apr 7, 2009
Apr 5, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
Millions for the incompetent challenged Detroit car makers? Billions for those greedy, irresponsible poor banks? Interest freeze on mortgages or car dealers buying out Opel?
Now here's a new concept: German Federal Police announced today that their Blacklist of sites that contain Child porn will only contain sites hosted outside the European Union.
That surely takes the cake as far as protectionism go. Happy filming ;-P
Original report (in German) here