Tianmu-7 Ultra Skymarathon – Recap

Today more pictures than words. I’m back from the toughest race I have joined so far. The „Tianmu-7 Ultra Skymarathon“ at the Tianmu Mountain range in China’s Zhejiang province. A real gem in my race calendar. The race started at small village inside the mountain range. 286 runners, full of hope and dreams waited for the…

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Tianmu-7 pre-race

After a 3.5 hour drive I finally made it to the Tianmu Mountains. A beautiful mountain range in Zhejiang province. What a different scenery compare to Suzhou, my 10 mio. inhabitant hometown. There is no hotel with „foreigner-service“ here in this rural area, so it is also not possible to book any room at C-trip’s…

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Dalian Marathon in mixed emotions

Last weekend I went back to Dalian. This time for the Dalian International Marathon. After several races in the mountains, I was happy to run again on the street, focused on speed. I arrived Friday morning and spend my time in the city after I picked up my bib. Dalian is a nice city. I…

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Worlds toughest Ultra (in my opinion)

First of all; I’m NOT planning to do this insane Ultra run, no worries. Today I like to write about an ultra run challenge which can be called „worlds toughest“ for several reasons. I will write about this run because it is more or less unknown in most parts of the world. The challenge is…

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An impressive story about sheer willpower

Today I post something different. I met today two women on an impressive mission. Ann and Darrah are on their way to Beijing city center. We all can do it with the Chinese high-speed train within 5 hours from Suzhou. But they both walk to Beijing.   THEY WALK  And that’s not all. They didn’t start in Suzhou where I…

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Dalian 100k – recap

Last weekend I was running successful my second 100K race. After the Vibram-HK100 in January in Hong Kong, I went this time to Dalian, a beautiful small city in North-east China. Located directly on the yellow sea, the city is famous in China for its seafood, shipyards and the 100k Ultra-trail at the City Mountains.…

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Ready for DALIAN 100 ULTRA ENDURANCE RACE

Looking forward to run this Saturday in Dalian / North-east China. 100k ultra-trail in the Dalian city hills. It’s another UTMB qualification run with 3 points. The race has a distance of 101km with a total ascent of 5750m (acc. organizers). I have a gpx-file from last years race which tells me the ascent is just…

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Great day at the hills in Wuxi / Jiangsu

I had a great successful day in Wuxi last Saturday. Just one hour by car away from my home I joined a 35km trail run. Start was at 12:30 so we was running in the hottest time of the day. Too hot for many people, but for me it was perfect. I like it hot, a sauna feeling would…

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Spring has arrived, depressive winter is gone

It has been a while ago since I wrote my last post here. Several things happened, but I was not in the mood to write it down. Around Christmas time, I focused 100% for the success at the Vibram HK100 race, which I also managed successfully. Thereafter all energy was gone. Physically and special mentally.…

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First review of my new Suunto Ambit3 Peak

3 days ago, I got my new toy. Now I like to write down my first experience with this gem. I bought a Suunto Ambit3 Peak in black without HR. There was no stock of the Ambit3 with HR and I can buy a HR strap later. The watch was 2550RMB and arrived a day…

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