Great turn-out for LuxSUL 4

 June 8th        LuxOC organisation       

A record 41 runners took part in LuxSUL 4, the fourth out of seven events in LuxOC’s Summer Urban League. Maybe it was the warm evening, maybe it was because Helmsange is easy to get to, or maybe it was the prospect of cool beer on the terrace afterwards, but it was great to see so many members and friends.

The blessing of lovely evening sunshine was granted once again – perhaps as further recompense for the sleet that fell on the evening of LuxSUL 1 back in April. It was reported by one of our visitors from Belgium to have been raining, and 7C cooler, in Arlon en route to the run  – living proof that the sun indeed shines on the righteous. And (well, quite often) on LuxOC!

On the night, Cedric Guthier held off Sasha Rybakov by 30 seconds to take the win on the 5.3km Deer course, speeding through the back gardens and the other bits of Steinsel that most people never see. But Julien Gaffuri – still the League leader – and Ondra Kotecky weren’t far behind. On the 3.0km Rabbit course, Inga had the lead again, although President Jan (was he pot-hunting, we ask?) was not so far behind.

Full results for the run are, as usual, on the Helga “Webres” website, at   Cumulative results are on the growing spreadsheet, copy attached.

Big thanks to Staffan for doing all the course planning, and hosting us all en terrace – and to his mother for helping put out the controls. There are not that many sports where three generations of a family can take part in an event!

And apologies to the Deer course runner who tried a short cut to the control on the banks of the Alzette, and reported back that “he didn’t realise that stinging nettles could grow that high in Luxembourg”. No names, but he was the man with the very itchy legs (and arms) at download! It’s thought that the nettles might have only sprouted very recently, and so that’s the reason why they weren’t on the map…

Next event – LuxSUL 5 – is at LuxOC’s formal home in Sandweiler, on Wednesday 21 June. We hope to see many of you again that evening!

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