9th Blaguš Run 2011
Blaguško jezero (Slovenia), Saturday 16 April 2011
The Blaguški tek multi-terrain races are held on an attractive 3-kilometre loop course in the rolling hills of eastern Slovenia. Men run 9km and women run 6km.
The start and finish are at Lake Blaguš (Blaguško jezero), a lovely little reservoir located near the village of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici. Due to the proximity to the borders with Austria, Hungary and Croatia, the event regularly attracts a fair number of participants from neighbouring countries.
The route is mildly undulating and very pretty. Competitors run through fields and woods, mostly on trails and grass. A 500-metre-long uphill section is on an asphalt road.
The start is at 3pm but it's worth to come a bit earlier to watch the children's races. The event ends with a barbecue in the forest.
In 2010, Hungary's twelve-year-old Nora Csebits celebrated victory in the women's race in 24min 57sec. Zdenko Klemenčič of Slovenia won the men's race in 28min 50sec.
Race report: 7. Blaguški tek 2009
Venue (Map): Blaguško jezero (38km from Maribor, 95km from Graz, 113km from Szombathely, 120km from Zagreb)
Date: 16 April 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 9km (men), 6km (women), 3km (hobby run); 2/1/0.6/0.3km (children)
Start time: 13.00-14.00 (children), 15.00 (6km, 9km), 16.00 (3km)
Entries: online or by e-mail (until 15 April); on the day at the start (until 14.30, children until 12.30)
Entry fees: 8 euros, children 4 euros
You get: T-shirt, snacks and drinks after the race, prize raffle
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F overall; trophies to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: 14.30 (children), 17.00 (main races)
Showers and changing facilities: no
Number of finishers 2010: 78 (9km), 30 (6km), 38 (3km), 88 children
Event website: sdvidem.com
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