Archive for August, 2007

A happy beginning in red, a bitter ending in exhaustion

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

DSCF0920.JPG The idea of buying new uniforms for the Ex-Socs was introduced more than a year ago, when our team flourished with an abundance of new Ex-socs followers and a series of great matches on a high level; such a team deserved its own uniform. After the uniforms of Gabersdorf’s first team were stolen in Amsterdam, the time has come to get things moving and within a fortnight we managed not only to order our new uniforms but also finance them out of the pool of Ex-Socs players. A big thank your here goes out to Hans Holler, Wolfgang Huss, Toni Klapsch, Franz Lang (Fa
. Graupp), Josef Lappi, Gernot Payer, Stefan Potzinger and Dietmar Pucher for making this wonderful red uniform a reality. (more…)


Carinthia Half Marathon – A great weekend with a great run

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

DSC_8741.JPG The Carinthia Half Marathon served as a test run for my preparation for the Graz Marathon on October 14, 2007. Here is a short account of our two days in Carinthia
. You can find the stats of my run at the bottom of the post
. DSCF0864.JPG (Clicking on the images brings you to my Flickr-gallery where you can see more shots from Klagenfurt.) A lone run is only half as rewarding as running with someone. Sharing the experience with so many fellow runners, I guess, is one of the major reasons why marathons are so popular. So, too, is taking part at such a race only really fulfilling for me if I can share the experience with someone I love. That’s why I was more than happy that Sylvia finally decided to join me to Carinthia, which made this weekend a short holiday for us – and a relaxing and entertaining one. After having Gwendoline checked by the Vet, we embarked on the 1.20 hrs journey to Klagenfurt where I collected my race number at the Half Marathon finish. Later we drove on to our “EUR 29 B&B” in Wernberg, where we opted for a short power nap. (more…)