Fastest at the ‘Schafberglauf’ at lake Wolfgangsee

Fastest at the ‘Schafberglauf’ at lake Wolfgangsee

With a clear lead and a new course record the mountain running specialist Tina Fischl was able to achieve another great success. A total of 1,188 meters of altitude on a distance of 7.2 km had to be reached at Wolfgangsee. Tina Fischl had already run a victory at the Schafberg in the previous year and therefore already knew in advance that the run with an average of 15 percent slope will be very hard again.

The starting signal was given directly at the Schafberg train station in St. Wolfgang.

Right from the start away from the village, it got down to business. Some of the girls from Austria literally sprinted up the first steep climb. However, the experienced runner did not let herself be distracted by the high pace and played her experience to the full here. After the hectic first 1,000 meters of the course, Tina Fischl found her rhythm and at this point was in 2nd place overall in the women’s race. Fischl always had eye contact with the leading runner Isabell Speer from Austria and the steeper it got, the closer the mountain running specialist came to her. In a steep slope at kilometer 3, the German mountain running champion was then able to take the lead and continuously extended her advantage. The Austrian could no longer follow and had to let her go.

Overjoyed, personal trainer Tina Fischl crossed the finish line at the Schafbergspitze to the applause of the numerous spectators. The lead over her pursuer was just under one minute. Fischl was delighted to learn at the finish line that she had set a new course record, which was duly celebrated at the award ceremony.

Silver and gold at trail event in Italy at Monte Baldo

Silver and gold at trail event in Italy at Monte Baldo

For the endurance specialist Tina Fischl, WSV Otterskirchen, a special highlight, the ASICS Malcesine Monte Baldo Trail, on the beautiful Lake Garda, was once again on the agenda last weekend.

The technical course with a length of 16 km and 1,200 altitude meters led from the picturesque village of Malcesine steeply up the western flank of Monte Baldo to the middle station at 713 m above sea level. From here the athletes had a beautiful view of the Lago del Garda. In a breathtaking nature it went on in partly very stony terrain on narrow paths and single trails, steadily up and down.

In beautiful weather with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius and sunshine, the runner from Fürstenstein was able to take the lead from the start and then extended the lead in the climb up to the middle station to about 1 min. In the difficult rocky downhills, however, Fischl had some problems and had to slow down a bit. As a result, the Italian Andrea Schweigkofer/Sportclub Merano was able to run up and immediately take the lead. Tina Fischl tried everything to keep up with the high speed on the difficult trails, but of course she didn’t want to risk a bad fall.

In the further passages over stick and stone it then went back again in the direction of Malcesine before a further Downhill of approx. 3 km length led down over narrow ways to the goal in the local center of Malcesine. Here the runners were welcomed by many spectators.

Tina Fischl was able to finish only a few seconds behind the Italian Andrea Schweigkofer with a time of 1:48 hrs. and took an excellent 2nd place in the overall race and 1st place in her age group.

Gold for Tina Fischl at the city run in Mattighofen

Gold for Tina Fischl at the city run in Mattighofen

With best outside conditions with sunshine and temperatures around 16 degrees, the 38th MATTIGHOFENER SPARKASSEN-STADTLAUF – a 10 km circuit with 2 crispy climbs – took place in the Upper Austrian Innviertel.

The TSV Mattighofen organized a top event again and the atmosphere in the town square was very good, when at precisely 5 pm the starting signal of the main race for approx. 400 sportsmen was fired.
Right from the start, Tina Fischl set a very high pace and showed the competition that here and today she will be the one to win this race. The experienced athlete and personal trainer of the WSV Otterskirchen managed her race well and was able to quickly extend her lead lap after lap.

The great atmosphere on the course, especially on the short, steep climbs, literally inspired the athletes.
Tina also increased her speed on the last climb before she was loudly welcomed by the many spectators in the town square as the fastest lady in the race. With her time of 37.42 min Fischl missed her 2019 course record by only 2 seconds. Arriving at the finish line, the exceptional athlete was able to celebrate her sovereign start-finish victory. The athlete from Fürstenstein was happy and satisfied with the result achieved at this superbly organized event and thanked all her friends and supporters.

Victory at the Expert Trail up the holy mountain

Tina Fischl runs in as overall winner at Andechs Monastery

The area around the Andechs Monastery, which is visible from afar on the Holy Mountain above the eastern shore of Lake Ammersee, was once again the venue for a very special trail event on the last weekend of April 2023.

In fantastic weather with almost summer-like temperatures, a total of around 500 athletes set off on the fantastic trails around the Klosterberg.

On the so-called Expert Trail course, the athletes, including endurance specialist Tina Fischl, had to master a challenging 16 km with crisp climbs and great downhills.

Tina Fischl, who started for WSV Otterskirchen, was already able to celebrate a victory on the expert course in 2018. This year Fischl wanted to build on the last success and set a very high pace right from the start. None of her competitors could follow. Even in the extremely demanding tails, which were partly very muddy due to the rain of the past days, the runner from Fürstenstein was able to gain further ground and extend her lead.

With an excellent time of 1:18:30 hrs. and more than 2min. 30 sec. ahead of the second runner, personal trainer Tina Fischl was able to celebrate her second overall victory in the castle courtyard of Andechs Monastery.

Victory at the 22nd Wolf Tracking Trail in Fürsteneck

Victory at the 22nd Wolf Tracking Trail in Fürsteneck

On Easter Monday the 22nd Wolf Tracking Trail was held in Fürsteneck. Tina has been able to win the race here several times in the past years. The 10 km course, which includes everything you would expect from a trail run, runs mostly along the beautiful Ilz river and is quite challenging. Again and again there are short, very crisp climbs to master and especially the final climb (with about 1.5 km) high to Fürsteneck, demands everything from the athletes.

From the start a very fast race was run. Tina did not want to leave anything to chance and immediately took the lead in the women’s field. She was able to continuously increase her lead, which finally resulted in an excellent victory with a new course best time.

Overjoyed, Tina was very satisfied with the race and is looking forward to the upcoming events.

Other races in which Tina has competed and which she could win so far:

  • 1st place in the Vertical Touring Ski Race at Mountain Attack
  • 1st place in the overall ranking of the Ismaninger Winterlaufserie
  • 1st place at the thermal spa marathon in Bad Füssing
  • 1st place at the Bavarian Cross Country Championship W35 – W45

Bronze and gold at the Borealis Half Marathon in Linz

Bronze and gold at the Borealis Half Marathon in Linz

Tina Fischl runs confidently to bronze and gold at the Borealis Half Marathon in Linz

11,060 participants from 74 nations, well over 50,000 spectators, cloudy skies with a light breeze – that was the 21st Oberbank Linz Danube Marathon on April 16, 2023!

Endurance athlete Tina Fischl had a lot planned for the half marathon in Linz. In 2014 she was able to run in a victory here and in 2015 a new personal half marathon best time.

The external conditions were almost perfect for a fast race, but the start, for which the highway bridge was closed, was very turbulent.

The starting signal was given at precisely 9:30 a.m. and the top field immediately set a very high pace, as the first 2-3 km went slightly downhill from the highway into the city center. The endurance specialist Tina Fischl from WSV Otterskirchen again took up the challenge at this big event. Fischl approached the race in an experienced manner and did not let the high pace upset her at the beginning of the race. In the women’s main field, she was thus positioned for a long time on a good fourth place.

The course through the city of Linz is not to be underestimated, Fischl already knew that from previous years, as it is always slightly wavy here due to bridges and underpasses and some higher meters had to be overcome. Also, certain sections of the course are very susceptible to wind. In those areas Fischl tried to get some slipstream from a fast group of men in front of her. Until kilometer 10, the personal trainer from Fürstenstein held back a bit to avoid a major drop in performance in the second half of the race. Then Fischl’s pace was stepped up again a bit and after a short time she managed to leave the Austrian Michaela Pilat, who was in third place at the time, behind her.

It was a really tough race that was held here in the middle of downtown Linz. Fortunately, there were thousands of spectators along the course that loudly motivated the runners.

The distance between her and the second-placed top runner from Slovakia was also getting smaller and smaller. Fischl had visual contact and continued to catch up. On the last kilometer of the course through the pedestrian zone of Linz she tried everything to make up another place. The partly wet cobblestone surface was very difficult to run here and thus only 20 seconds were missing on second place at the finish line.

The fastest German athlete Tina Fischl, with her time of 1:21:55 hours, was overjoyed at the finish line and was quite positive about the race, since only the Australian Vanessa Wilson and the Slovak Katarina Lovrantova were faster. Moreover, Tina Fischl won the age group classification of the women W45 clearly with several minutes ahead.

“For me it was interesting to see how fast I can currently run on a flat half marathon. Of course, maybe I should have tightened my pace a bit earlier. But my training is focused on mountain and trail running and I’m really looking forward to the upcoming events in the mountains.” says Tina Fischl.

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Victory at the Messelauf Ried i. Innkreis

Victory at the Messelauf Ried i. Innkreis

Tina Fischl unbeatable again at the Messelauf in Ried

1st Place at the Messelauf in Ried i. Innkreis

As part of the Ried Sports Fair, the traditional Messelauf took place on Sunday 26th March, 2023. More than 300 athletes participated over the four or ten kilometer distance.

The organizer was already able to report great news on Saturday: Here, more than 500 children were on the move over the different distances. “We are very pleased that we were able to welcome so many children,” said fair director Helmut Slezak.

In good weather conditions with temperatures around 8 degrees and a little wind from the east, the runners were sent out simultaneously and at precisely 11:30 a.m. onto the 4 km or 10 km course around the exhibition grounds.

Among them were four athletes from WSV Otterskirchen. One of them is personal trainer Tina Fischl who has held the course record for this distance here in Ried for years. Also for this year the exceptional athlete from Fürstenstein had planned a lot. She had to run a total of five laps of 2 km each around the exhibition grounds.

Right from the start Fischl was able to catch up with a very fast runner, who, as it turned out later, was “only” running the 4 km. If I had known that,” said Tina Fischl, “I would certainly have planned the race a little better. But I didn’t want to leave a gap so I ran at the same high pace for the first 4 km. Of course, this cost me some energy, which was then simply missing for a faster final time.” The 4 km time run (14:32 min.) in the women’s race was so fast that a new course record was also set here.

Single-handedly, Tina Fischl fought on after the two very fast laps. “Unfortunately, the wind was strong in parts and I had no group where I could get some slipstream,” Fischl summed up.

With a time of 37:34 min. the experienced endurance athlete ran towards an unchallenged victory and had a lead of more than 3 minutes over the runner-up Lena Lechl/CLR Sauwald.

In the men’s race Dominik Hirczy (La Sportiva Mountainrunning Team) who would also have expected a faster time, won with a time of 32:56 minutes.

Alex Fischl, Silke Krautstorfer and Loidl Reiner were also quite satisfied with their results.