Back at my homeland in Winter

Finally I got some luck and have some snow during my holidays in my home village. So yesterday early morning I went out during heavy snowfall and had a small run around my village. Today with beautiful sunshine and -7°C (19°F) I went out again, explored the snow covered forest and found places I haven’t been…

Christmas Eve Trail-Marathon – Germany

Back in Germany for Christmas and New Year I used this relaxing time and joined today a very unique race. The 13. Bear-rock Christmas Eve marathon in a small village in south-west Germany, just 150km away from my home. It is the only full marathon run during Christmas days in Germany. The race is family…

My running summary 2014

As the year 2014 is coming to an end soon and the days are colder outside, I’m spending some minutes for my own summary 2014 and a little forecast 2015. 2014 was my first serious running year after getting the basics in 2013. There are still 10 days to go incl. a marathon on christmas…

Upcoming Events during Winter

Just registered for the New Year Marathon in Zurich, the worldwide first marathon in 2015. Start is at midnight with the surrounding fireworks. 🙂 A week before I will already run the christmas-eve-marathon just 2 hours away from my home, where I also have just signed in. Back in China in 2015 I will join…

Sansha Mountain Marathon

Back in the train on a 6 hour ride to Shanghai I can spend my time for a blog update. Today the race I finished in 4h:05m more or less. Exact dates I will get in a few days. The race was very tough, a lot of hill climbings and most people was well trained…

My last race in 2014 here in China

I went this morning to south China for my last race here in China for this year. Around Shanghai we already get slowly into a winter mode, but down here it is still very nice. Comfortable 25°C is perfect for a race tomorrow. It will we some hilly 42km and they should be on tarmac…

Video from my first 100k challenge in Guizhou

 The race officials just released a video with amazing pictures from this years 100km challenge in Guizhou / China. Check it out. Brilliant landscape and nice folkloric people from the local ethnic minority. I found myself at 5:11 running and still smiling, which means, getting blood blisters and losing toe nails is a lot of…

Guizhou 100k recap

Last weekend I survived and finished my first 100k race. A 3 day stage race in China’s Guizhou province inside the Miao minority prefecture. I am so happy and proud with my new medal and still cannot realize that I finished this 100km challenge. 2 years ago I finished my first 5k, 12 month ago…

New Limits

Sitting at the Airport in Shanghai and waiting for my flight to Guiyang. There will be a running challenge with a total distance of 105km during the next 3 days (42/42/21) and I will take part. I got an invitation again for this race, so flight and hotels are already paid. Last week I was…

My first trail marathon

2 weeks already gone since I was running in Patagonia. Used this time for regeneration of body and soul. Had a lot of carbohydrates and fatty sausages in Chile which are usually very restricted in my diet. I also gained several Kg, but that I will run away easily. A runners body needs this off-time…