Ideal weather prevailed at the 15. Altenschonbach castle hill run. Organizer bernd dornberger, who himself took part in the main run this time, was pleased with the rough number of participants.
The race started with 54 children up to ten years of age, who had to cover a distance of 1.2 kilometers. Quirin schwanfelder from TSV prichsenstadt crossed the finish line first in 3:53 minutes with a new course record. Five seconds later he was followed by tobias losch from FSG wiesentheid, who was able to gain another three seconds against finn korger from scheinfeld.
Much applause was given to josefine mandel from stadelschwarzach, who was only two and a half years old, when she reached the finish line in 12:12 minutes, beaming, waving a flag and wearing sandals.
There was also a new course record in the hobby run. Simon keller from burghaslach completed the 4.2-kilometer course in 14:31 minutes. His lead over the second nico rotsch (LG karlstadt) already amounted to a proud 41 seconds. Third place went to last year’s winner hauke kenzler, who crossed the finish line just behind rotsch. The winner of the children’s race, quirin schwanfelder, who finished in 18th place with a time of 18:26, also put in a strong performance in this race.
The women’s race was won by
geesdorf extreme runner marika heinlein, who then also took part in the main run and finished 91st out of 163 participants there. Place – eighth in the women’s ranking – landed.
A short light rain shower made the course a bit slippery and some runners ended up involuntarily on all fours. Especially in the final bend, some athletes got into trouble, but were able to cross the finish line without any injuries.
Many runners find the schlossberglauf a lot more difficult because the course is not as rhythmic. The leader of the DJK stadelschwarzach women’s soccer team, julia reuther, was pleased with the successful run.
"It ran super. In the difficult passages, in the forest up the hill, I walked in some sections. I had expected a time of over an hour before the race and I am very happy with the result of 54:33." 14-year-old elias zapf from prichsenstadt was the youngest participant in the main race and finished in a good 36th place with a time of 38:47 minutes. Place and loved thereby only two women past itself. A bit slower was klaus hornig from schwarzach, who with his 76 years of age was once again the oldest participant.