The long-awaited event, the first edition of the Stelvio Marathon, came and went. Two weeks after the Hochkönigman Speed Trail which made me feel ill-prepared, a week after the outdoors pursuits in Liechtenstein which made me feel recovered, there I went.
Mtns & Marathons
Austria’s preeminent figurehead and organizer of trail runs calls, of course you come. Last year, I had gone to the Hochkönigman Trail Running Festival for the Marathon Trail, and ended up also helping interpret the race briefings in English. This year, I had not been planning on coming, but Thomas Bosnjak asked if I wanted […]
I’m not actually heading out into the mountains right now, but it’s time to finally show you one of my favorite “trails” there. The idea of showing more of my usual trails in videos actually grew on me last year already… and then I promptly never put up the trail view video of what is […]
So, I went to another marathon… Last year, same weekend, I went to Rome for the marathon there, the Maratona di Roma. More than 12 hours by overnight train (so, not exactly in the neighborhood) to get to a place that is “home,” not least in how it is historically quite connected with all of […]
If you want a big expedition, this wouldn’t be for you. Microadventures are finally gaining in popularity, though, and if you just want to see if you can make it up a mountain, as fast or leisurely as you wish, then this may be an ideal trail for you. If you want or need to […]
One of my favorite trails, the path past the Sonnstein peaks between Traunkirchen and Ebensee, offers a small dose of everything a fun romp into the mountains has to give, all in a compact tour that is not very difficult or dangerous:
Venice was already a city of classical art, if not one of even more historical commerce, to run in. Florence is the peak of all that. And where the Venice Marathon provides a good reason to visit that city, but starts quite far outside of it, the Florence Marathon (now in its 33rd edition) started […]
Just a week after the wild running experience at the Helsinki City Trail, during the Suunto Summit, it was time for another one of those little adventurings: Overnight train, one-night stay, marathon, overnight train back. This time: To Venice for the Venice Marathon. Yep, Italy again.
One of the things I very much like about running is how much of an exploratory activity it can be. I’d still say that you shouldn’t travel to far-away places just to run a race or see a wild place, if you really care about the world. Still, if you have good reasons to go, […]