A few weeks ago, I’ve participated in the last ‘big’ running event – Kaunas Marathon 2015. This was the 3rd annual marathon of my city and I had run in all of them. Blog post about the 2014 marathon here.
The weather was terrible for running. The sun was shining from the early morning and the temperature was around 27 to 30 degrees Celsius (80 to 86 Fahrenheit). There was also some wind and, for the love of God, that wind was warm. I have never run in such a terrible conditions. I really do prefer running in the cold air or even in the rain.
The route chosen for the competition wasn’t great as well. The athletes had to run the majority of the distance in the Old Town of Kaunas where the streets are made from stones. The track also had way too many sharp corners.
I’ve chosen the 5 km distance and surprisingly – still managed to reach the finish line faster than ever before this season. However, I felt really poorly afterwards – my stomach was done with running in a dessert like environment.
Despite the awful weather, uncomfortable route and the overall terrible state of health, I still had a good time. The start and finish of the race was in the main squire of Kaunas. The old buildings and crowds of runners made for weird but simultaneously awesome mash-up.
This was also the biggest Kaunas Marathon ever with around 5000 people participating. There was, of course, marathon and half marathon distances to choose from as well as 5 km and 10 km shorter routes. Families could participate in 1.4 km family run while there was also 0.7 km charity run to raise money for premature babies.
My next sport post is going to be about a swimming marathon, since I am done with running for the summer. Have a great day! Bye.
Official site of the run: Kaunas Marathon
Photos form the event taken by me as well as a picture of the commemorative T-Shirt and the medal I’ve received + my runner’s number: