Xterra Czech - solid working my way up to the podium
August 8, 2015
April 5, 2017
3rd at Cross Duathlon Aarwagen
January 11, 2014
2014 racing season as started - yes already! This was my first Elite race after many years. The engine is not yet running smoothly and I still feel the flue I had during the Christmas days a little.
Regardless of all this I was looking forward to do this training race today.
The race was set up as a 9km bike and 5km run. Directly from the start on the pace was high and some youngsters kept attacking in every given situation to split the group. After two of five bike laps the first guys was able to split off and in the chase of him a group of 6 including me could catch up again. Up to lap 4 Renata Bucher was also part of the leading or chase group and she lapt the entire female race already on the bike and once more on the run. Congratulations to her outstanding performance today.
In the final lap the male group was still 6 strong and coming into transition I was on 6th. In transition I turned the ranking around and left first on the run course with a 10 second lead. After the first lap I was caught and in lap 2 a second very fast runner past us 2. Being in third position I could hold of the next chaser and finished on the podium. Not bad if your race bib turns into the ranking ;)
Very happy with this first race of the year 2014 tomorrows bike ride will be even more enjoyable.