This event has become popular not only among professionals but also among amateur hobby runners. They had their choice from seven disciplines, from the toddlers' “run”, to the mini-marathon and the hardest one, the marathon, with a length of 42.2 kilometres.
From Fleming., a total of six people were brave enough to try. They ran through several districts of Bratislava. The run was amazing and the weather sunny; people were cheering alongside the track and it was also a good opportunity for sightseeing.
Peter Grof and Andreas Brandt participated in the half marathon (21.09 km). Peter's time was an astonishing 1h 38' and Andreas finished with 2h 07'.
Four others decided to work as a team and participate in a relay run. They finished with a time of 2h 09'. Let's hear what they have to say:
In the morning, I arrived at 8:30 am so I could be among the first in the corridor and I was. The atmosphere was amazing – great music, we were all jumping and warming-up; some people were even dancing. Then the 10 second countdown and the race was on. The run was good and the weather was amazing and sunny with a colder wind at the beginning, but it passed soon.
After the run, we enjoyed a good rest with a beer together at the patio. We were a great team and I sure want to do it again another time.
We were a tremendous team. We were as one – from the preparation to the registration and through the finish line. I took the relay after Nada and then I shifted the terry wristband to Igor. He even managed to send an SMS to Tana, who was waiting for him at the last checkpoint of the race.
The run was good and it was warm... And by the way, street was so looong :) The atmosphere was great: people cheered and the spirit of sport was felt by everyone. It was nice to be a part of such an event.
I got the sweaty terry wristband near the tram turnaround and I got the most narrow part of the race. The tactic – find someone who you want to overtake, then the next one and the next one – worked. Fun fact: You can do it even when you are slower than the person. One 210 centimeter tall guy tried to overtake me with the ratio: 1 of his steps to 3 of mine, but he did not have the strength :)
The run was good; I did 5.9 km in 29 minutes, 43 seconds.
The terry wristband was sweated through and we all had reached the end of our tether.
The marathon weekend itself was held in a friendly and sporty atmosphere and we will surely participate next year!
“Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was goin' somewhere, I was runnin'.”