A tough but pleasant event (about: 2002)|
A Runner from Regensburg, Germany (10/1/02)
A great event filled with excitement and anticipation. Weather somewhat cold (40 F) at the beginning of the race but still comfortable. Even though this was a small event, the skaters lined up for the start as well at the finish line created a sense of congestion. The support was exceptional, great german hospitality, plenty of food and drinks, a good german beer after the finish. A word of caution, the course is not flat, has a gradual downhill toward the turning point at 29 km, then a slow uphill with curves all the way back to the finish line. It really tests those last 5 km. I loved it, will do it again next year.