Running at the end of the world

We finally arrived in Puerto Natales, the small city close (2 more bus hours) to the National Park Torres del Paine. The weather is quite rough. Around 2°C and very strong cold wind which feels like raxor blades on skin face. But anyway, we have fun and finished today a 18km training run for some acclimation.

Gear preparation for an Offroad marathon in Patagonia during winter

24 hours before I will leave my home and travel around the world I started to prepare my race gear. The race gear was a point I thought about many many hours during the last weeks, because it’s the first time for me to run a race under this hard weather and terrain conditions, so…

Result List – Taiyuan International Marathon

This morning they uploaded the result list from Taiyuan race last saturday. Finished on rank 72 out of 1484 in the men’s list. I guess thats quite good. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Beside the first 7 black superfast africans I was the best foreigner, which was not so difficult as I was also the only western…

Result list – Helong International Halfmarathon

Finally the result list from the Helong Halfmarathon 9 days ago. I finished on rank 32 out of 481 starters in the men’s list, which is pretty ok. 🙂 Now wait for Taiyuan results.

Taiyuan International Marathon

Sitting at the airport now in Taiyuan and wait for my flight back to Shanghai. Legs are bloody tired. Successful weekend. Great race. The course was perfect and weather conditions also. 14°C at the start and later no more than 20°C.  I blasted away my old PB from Tengzhou 3 month ago and finished here in…

Ready for the run in Taiyuan

Arrived in Taiyuan/ Shaanxi province and got my bib. The student volunteers who give the bibs to the athletes called me by my name when I arrived. Very strange. But I think I’m again the only western foreigner here in this no-mans land.  

Decisions can change so fast

I already registered for the Taishan marathon on Nov. 9th. But two days ago I got again a mail from a race organizer with an invitation to run for free in Southwest China; Nothing less than the Guizhou 100km challenge. A three day running event in the heart of the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, which…

Helong International Halfmarathon (Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture)

While I’m sitting in the airplane on my way back to Shanghai, I’m writing now these update for the blog. Today it was again a perfect race day. Perfect weather and climate, perfect dinner yesterday evening, a huge carbo loading. So this morning nothing could stop me to run again some new personal best times.…

Appearance money and event shirt

Today I got the first time my appearance money for a running event. 2000RMB just to show up here in Helong and running tomorrow a Halfmarathon. Flight tickets was 1600RMB so actually I made a 400RMB profit. Sounds not much but it means a lot for me. I already got today two more invitations to show…