Romania 2018: Retezat Marathon, Rausor skijump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0JYzffTMZY&t=20s Once again, I took part of what I've sworn I would never do. This race made me drop dead last year and I really meant when I wrote: ".. is not for everyone, definitely not for me. While I was climbing the rocks and praying for the finish line, I swore to myself that … Continue reading Romania 2018: Retezat Marathon, Rausor skijump

Romania 2018: Rodnei Skyrace, 21st July (Maramures county)

https://youtu.be/Y1DUlaYGMt4 Do you know the  "running your age on your birthday" cliche? Well, I unintentionally almost did it. I ran the age I had one day before my birthday. Or like normal people would explain it: I ran 26k on my last day at 26. Coincidence: Rodnei Skyrace took place this year on 21st of … Continue reading Romania 2018: Rodnei Skyrace, 21st July (Maramures county)

Romania 2018: Bate Toaca Marathon, Ceahlau Vertical Race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOZ22gqVY00 This was about to be my first (almost) marathon, a 38k skyrace. Neither was planned to happen or pictured it would be like this, but there I was: with my brand new rain jacket and the recommended equipment, staring at the falling rain, after deciding to participate 3 days before. That feeling when you … Continue reading Romania 2018: Bate Toaca Marathon, Ceahlau Vertical Race

Romania 2018: Bichigiu Halfmarathon, 9th June

This is about a race I decided to join 2 days before. I had no plans for the weekend and I started googling races nearby. I found Bichigiu Halfmarathon in Bistrita, a fund rising race for a family, 2h away from Cluj. One post on facebook about a ride there and done. My weekend was … Continue reading Romania 2018: Bichigiu Halfmarathon, 9th June

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Romania 2018: Vladeasa Winter Trail, 25.02

Have you met the frozen heaven? That place where everything is so white that you can barely see? That place where at some point you are so numb that not even your thoughts sound normal? That place where you don't walk on snow, you are walking on clouds? The place where the gender doesn't matter, … Continue reading Romania 2018: Vladeasa Winter Trail, 25.02

Romania 2017: Harghita Trail Running

https://youtu.be/4_W-VmXh65o This is a race I signed up for the first time. Usually during that weekend there are 3-4 other big races and this year I chose a new challenge: Harghita Trail Running. The race is on the holy mountain of the Szeklers (ro: secui), Harghita Madaras, a mind-clearing run for trail lovers, among eruptive … Continue reading Romania 2017: Harghita Trail Running

Romania 2017: Maraton Retezat, 5 august

https://youtu.be/6WKdNwhua8I This Saturday, 5th of August, was Retezat Marathon. And of course I signed up for the half - 24km through Retezat National Park, with a ~2000m climb. The reason I'm writing this 3 days later is because I needed time to calm down so I won't be all negative about it. The truth is, … Continue reading Romania 2017: Maraton Retezat, 5 august

Romania 2017: Hit The Egg, Vatra Dornei, 1st July

Another trail run, this time climbing Suhard Mountains, all the way to the Ousorul  peak (The Egg Peak). Hit the Egg Challenge was on it's 2nd edition, but was pretty good. No complains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYwdKvOf04k&feature=youtu.be With lots of ups and downs, climbing a total of 1200m, it was fun, memorable, hard, exhausting and amazing.  Due to … Continue reading Romania 2017: Hit The Egg, Vatra Dornei, 1st July