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 Europe, in various ways. Which is all to
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 go extra-leisurely, there’s even a cable car going
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 right from the heart of it all, and
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.