Rothenthurmer

Rothenthurmer

It was very cold and very strong. The snow was much better than last year. Last year I started the first time for this race. But I could not remember how hard it really is. I thought and told my friends, that it is quite easy, not so much up and down. But in reality it is the contrary. I goes down and on the other side quite steep up. There is one spot where it goes up so fast, that you can not scate but you have to walk like a frog. I did not remember all this. Maybe the route was slightly different last year.

I were behind a frind the whole race, always at a distance of between 10 and 100 meters. But I were not able to fetch him until 100 meters before the finish when his foreman and he himself took the wrong side of a branch. I just wanted to follow them when the bystanders called. So I were able to correct my course early enought, but my friend already was gone a couple of meters, so he had to stop and turn and he then finish a few secounds after me.

Rothenthurmer

Rothenthurmer

Last year I did not participate the race because there was not enough snow and the alternative competition was with inline skates. But this year there was just enough snow, not too much, but the race could take place. A larger part of the slope was icy what made the race quite fast.

I came to late, lost a lot of time with preparation near my car. So when I reached the starting point I just had another 3 minutes until the starting shot. I immediatley turned on my skates and joint the other participants. I did not matter that in this way I had to start in the last line.

The race was a fun. Not too much participants, between 200 and 300 I think. Each race makes you faster because you do you best and go to the limit. I tried not to go to my limit but could not take back myself. Such is race. You dont want to be overtaken by anybody.