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.