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…)