What does the Hochkönigmann and me have the same? We both get sponsoren by this amazing running company from Sweden called Salming. I got the connection like 2 years ago, and nowadays we are not only working together, we also became very good friends. This means that this event is definitely a must do for me. I travelled to the alps again with a teammate from the nora racing team. We are both offroad triathletes, but running some little trailrun cant be a big deal for us. 24km and 1500hm is definitely a big deal for us and it broke us both.
Okay back to the start, we came there in the morning, used these tiny little drink backpacks for the first time in a race. Mobile phone, drinking mug, rescue cover and some other funny things packed into it. The race started and I put myself into the front of the pack. Only for like half a kilometer but still I can say I was in the front. These guys are animals, it was unbelievable for me how fast you can move your body up and down mountains. The up thing was not that hard, but running down for about 600hm in one piece is definitely some serious thing that I wasnt used to.
Markus had the same problems, but the stoke was high. I wasnt too far back in the field so I still had this race feeling while crying because of the pain in my legs. Finally I made it up to the last peak, now it was „only“ running down I thought. I had pain where no human beeing ever had pain before. It was crazy, cramps where I didnt even knew that muscles exist. I could put myself behind the finish line after this event on 16th position while knowing that I will do something like this never again in my life. Okay about two hours later I already said „lets do this again next year“.