Donnerstag, 18. Februar 2016

Sonntag, 14. Februar 2016

what a run - perfect start into my season at the silvermine Trailrun

Time flies und I am almost here in Stellenbosch for more than a week enjoying the amazing trails! Because of the very soft winter in Austria I did a lot of trailrunning at home with my Salomon college Markus and I am feeling quite fit even the season is very young.

I heard of the Silvermine Mountain XL Trailrun (32km/1500hm), which is part of the south african trailrunning series and decided to start my season with it.

Because of the heat, all the runs here in South Africa start quite early (6 o'clock).

Departure at 3:30 was quite early ;-)

I started really relaxed, calm and with a beautiful sunrise into the race.

The first 10km I ran together with Megan Mackenzie (Southafrican trailrunning Champion 2015) -  thx Meg for making a really good pace :-)! Then I took the lead and could hold it clearly until the finish line.

I enjoyed the race so much - I just love south africa and the awesometrails. It is also a great confirmation of my training and training system ( !

Congrats to my lovely Salomon Running teammate Meg Mackenzie (Southafrican Trailrunning Champion 2015) for the 2nd Place and showing us some goods spots and a delicious cake shop after the race.

Results of the Race: here

Special thanks to Dominik Wychera for the pics and support during the race!

Freitag, 12. Februar 2016

Good morning coffee ride with Hannah Barnes

Today I followed the invitation from Hannah Barnes to a early morning bike ride. At 6:00 am we startet a group ride at the Stellenbosch Specialized bike shop. Many riders were there and this colorful group rode some cool trails for round about 90 minutes.
After this was playing and coffee time- girls just wanna have fun! Thank you Hannah Barnes for this great Idea! It was a big pleasure and honor for me to spend some time with one of the coolest bike girls on trail! I wish you a successful season at the Enduro races and I hope our trails crosses each other many times again!

(C) Hannah Barnes

Surfing the trail paradise

The Trails here in Western Cape are incredible. Super flowy, super triky and really neverending. Its so much fun to ride on this dusty ground many fast lines. This good feeling is enhanced by my new Bike. Its the brand new weapon from the Austrian brand Nakita Bikes. The Nakita Stinger C is a very light 29er with a superb geometry and 100mm of suspension travel in front and rear. It climbs like a hardtail and in the downhills it is a real beast! But it is so much peacefull and stable. I had from the first meters a great confidence in this bike. Therefore i love this bike!

Check out this small video from one of my rides

Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2016

Trailrunning tour and the neverending story

After a few really hard weeks at the university and some important exams I live here the contrast in South Africa. 
The training sessions are also really hard, but its so much fun to do this like a professional athlete. In the last days i made a swim session and some rides on the mountainbike. The trails are really neverending!  

The highlight was a Trailrunning Tour in the Jonkershoeg nature reserve. Incredible trails, stunning views and majestic Mountains made the tour to an unforgettable experience. Check it out in this video. 

But now my focus is directed to my first race here in South Africa. The Silvermine Mountain XL Trailrun. More information about the race: here

Freitag, 5. Februar 2016

Start blogging on the south african trails

Hello and welcome on my blog. I will report here about the highlights of my sporty life and my adventures on the trails around the world.

Since a few days i enjoy the trails in this incredible landscape of the western cape of South Africa. Its such a big pleasure to work on my shape with some friends from XTerra.

Stay tuned and follow me on this site. Be curious- there will be a few surprises here! ;-)

the slogan (and the goal) for the next weeks

speedy works