PB on 400m and a good race in Eger
Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:20:50 PM
The story began late August when we organized our first 400m competition in Budapest – in honour of Zsolt just having moved to Sweden to work and orienteer. We took on costumes, fancy dresses, and spurted the 400m the best we can. Here is a video of the race: http://youtu.be/Ejrp5wH6B6Q. (the race starts actually only at 8:10 in the video – due to the many false starts.
I knew that I really like to run on track, but it was still a smaller surprise that I could win our fight, hitting the time of 55,2. The race was very close and just a photofinish could 100% prove whether me or Ádám has won. Also Máté, Gábor and Zsolt finished very close to each other for place3, time 56".
...A gentleman always gives place for a revenge, and so did it happen now: on the 28th October the return match has been organized, now in my hometown!
The fancy dresses were now missing, except on Isti and Csaba who took the race serious and brought retro and hero dresses.
The weather conditions were ideal, just slightly cold, no significant wind, and the start was also much smoother. The circumstances were close to ideal for a hard 400m. I think Ádám and Máté were the strongest opponents to grab the victory.
During the race, Máté was leading for a long time (just as in August), and we passed the 200m mark at the time of 25" resp. 26". At about 300m Máté began to fight with the milk in his legs, so me and Adam could pass. After 350m I began to not see/hear anything, just spurted as fighting for my life.
…I could win again, and ran a PB: 53,9!!
This post became a "positive-post" so I write now also about the day-1 of Eger Grand Prix. I managed to run a very promising middle distance race here. Actually it was a long sprint, as the course ran all through the streets and parks of Eger. As an extra, it included a 200m part under the earth, leading through the famous cellar system of Eger!
There is a many kilometres long complex cellar system under the town of Eger, built in the 16th- 17th century, stamming from the battle against the Turks.
Certainly, I know Eger very well and this helped me a lot during the race. I have to say however that I prepared a lot for this competition, to show a good performance at home. I focused very well to choose the good routes (there were longer, intresting route choices) and I squeezed out myself massively till the very last meters.
That is why it could happen that I have beaten Máté Baum
Map of the race, part 1:
parts 2 and 3:
Results of day1:
F21E 6900m 30C (39) 1 289 Szabó András 88 ETC 36:52 2 512 Baumholczer Máté 92 PVS 37:59 3 283 Kovács Ádám 86 ETC 38:04 4 290 Szajkó Csaba 85 ETC 38:59 5 1114 Barkász Dániel 92 XCSU 40:00 6 573 Bakó Áron 92 SPA 40:08 7 572 Liszka Krisztián 92 SPA 40:58 8 318 Tóth Ádám 86 GYO 41:02
F21E (44) 1 Baumholczer Máté 92 37:59 2 105:25 1 143:24 2 Barkász Dániel 92 40:00 5 105:42 2 145:42 3 Bakó Áron 92 40:08 6 105:53 3 146:01 4 Szajkó Csaba 85 38:59 4 112:14 8 151:13 5 Szabó András 88 36:52 1 114:30 10 151:22 6 Kisvölcsey Ákos 72 42:02 13 109:28 6 151:30 7 Henrik Laas 44:29 18 107:59 5 152:28 8 Liszka Krisztián 92 40:58 7 113:44 9 154:42
...and the 400m results:
53:9 - Bandy 54:6 - Ádám 55:4 - Máté 56:9 – Gösswein Csabi 58:0 - Lurkó 58:4 – Isti 58:5 – Szajkó Csabi 1:04:1 - Ádámka
"Photofinish" in August:
...and the Saturday evening at Eger Grand Prix. Sorry girls.