The running department of the SV bergdorf-hohn organized the 16. Honda mountain race from. Sunshine and hardly any wind – this makes running fun, despite the strain of the partly difficult and steep sections on the way up to the hohner sports field.
The high point of this mountain race was the 4.5 kilometer race for men, women and both youth classes. Started in thann. Daniel gotz from SV bergdorf-hohn showed an amazing performance after a long injury break. Without being fully challenged, he won in 17:21 minutes, clearly ahead of his club mate dominik mages, who won his M35 race in 18:55 minutes with a large lead.
Third place went to kevin karrer from bamberger with 19:18 minutes and then already the winner of the M50 frank elsner from the organizer. Although michael kuhnlein from bad staffelstein finished sixth overall in the field of 75 starters, he was clearly beaten in the U20 by clemens gundermann from forchheim. One place behind was the winner of the U18 valentin herrmann from TSV monchroden. Andreas dreitz, TS lichtenfels, father of the outstanding triathlete andreas dreitz, didn’t want to miss the victory in the M50 category. In the women’s race, the overwhelming winner was kerstin lutz (TSV burghaslach), who as a W40 runner did not give eva lang from TSV staffelstein (W20) a chance. Overall fourth and winner of the U23 anna pfeiffer (TSV staffelstein) was one place ahead of the winner of the W35 sabrina wiercinski from TSV sonnefeld.
The team classification of the manner won the hohner trio daniel gotz, dominik mages and frank elsner highly superior before the TSV staffelstein. TSV staffelstein took first and second place in the women’s competition. The winning team consisted of eva lang, anna pfeiffer and ulrike hummer.
The youngest players kicked off the event with two bambini runs. The kids ran their 300- and 500-meter races with unbelievable dedication and enthusiasm. LAV neustadt and SC mengersgereuth-hammern shared the first four places. These were emma heland (U8), nelli oehlers (U6), both LAV neustadt and the thuringer lorenz liebermann (U8) as well as johann liebermann (U6). The older school classes had to run 1.2 kilometers. As expected noah moller from TSV staffelstein was the winner of the U12 with 6:18 minutes far ahead of the field. This was already the 22nd time for noah moller. Victory in this season. He is still unbeaten in 2018. Great also the neustadt winner of the U10 jonas grosch. LAV neustadt presented 23 male and female runners in the junior category. Trainer karin gotz rewarded her hard-working proteges with rubber bars. The youths of the U 14 and 16 had to run two and a half kilometers. Here, as expected, the declared favorites cecil kumpel from TSV monchroden and jakob hafner from TV 48 coburg clearly prevailed. 24 nordic walkers were also at the start, covering eleven kilometers. At the subsequent awards ceremony, all winners and placers were delighted to receive medals, trophies, certificates and non-cash prizes. But also the host, under the leadership of ralf stejskal, finished the race satisfied, because the execution was again excellent. Uz