Archive for May, 2008

Gettin’ hitched

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

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As June 21 is drawing near, I am sure the news have spread. For those few who have not heard it yet, here’s the scoop: Sylvia and I are getting married on Midsummer’s Night.

We met for the first time in October 2004 and again in December 2004. Since January 4, 2005 we are a couple and got engaged on (more…)

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Welschlauf 2008 – Climbing the podium

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

DSCF1744.JPG What a climber! Christian Kleineberg, a fellow runner and friend, took on the challenge of the Welschlauf 2008, a mountain roller coaster that goes under the name of marathon, and climbed not only almost 1.400 meters in altitude but also the podium.
In tandem with Erich Grailer, I escorted Christian through the beautiful countryside of the South Styrian Weinstraße on his way to an astonishing 3rd place and a remarkable time of 3:05:22 hrs.

DSCF1629.JPG A few years back I bought a mountain bike in order to be able to go with Erwin and ride the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße. In order to prepare for the challenge, I went on sorties to the Weinstraße for a good exercise. The Weinstraße can get breath-takingly steep at times, and you have to work hard on your bike to reach the next ridge.
Back then, running on these streets seemed, (more…)

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