Ready for the 100 miles !?!

I did it! Registered for my first 100 miler. Less than 3 weeks and I will be back in beautiful Hongkong New Territories and will run the first edition of the UTHK (Ultra Trail Hong Kong) which is also the inaugural race of the Asia Trail Master series, a new trail race series in the Asian…

Vibram Hong Kong 100 – Recap

The recap went longer as expected, but just a day after this great event the emotions are still high. Maybe the recap can also motivate someone to set a target, go out and achieve it. Now, back at HK airport, sitting at Starbucks and still some hours until I will fly back to Shanghai, it´s…

Vibram Hongkong 100 Ultra-trail (Part 1)

Time is running and in less than 24 hours I’ll be on my way to Hongkong to take part at the HK100 ultra-trail. During the last weeks I ran 2 more marathon, the one in Zurich at new year night under hard climate conditions (-10°C, ice and snow). But it was a very nice experience…

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…