20th Osolnik Mountain Race 2011
Godešič (Slovenia), Sunday 15 May 2011
This very atmospheric uphill mountain race in Slovenia is a true test for every runner.
The route climbs 525 metres in 4.7 kilometres, but as the first part of the course is flat (on an asphalt road through the forest) all the elevation gain comes on the last 3 kilometres, which are run on steep forest trails.
The start is in the village of Godešič, located about 20 kilometres from Slovenia's capital Ljubljana and just 4 kilometres from the picturesque old town of Škofja Loka.
The finish line is on the summit of Osolnik (858m), a densely wooded hill with a church and lovely meadows on top.
Last year's event had 130 finishers, among them many of Slovenia's best mountain runners. The course records are held by Mitja Kosovelj (24:08) and his sister Mateja Kosovelj (28:23).
Race report, results and photos:
Venue (Map): Godešič (19km from Ljubljana, 72km from Klagenfurt, 109km from Trieste, 160km from Zagreb)
Date: 15 May 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 4.7km (+525m)
Start time: 10.30 in Godešič
Finish: Osolnik (858m)
Entries: on the day
Entry fees: 10 euros
Race centre: KS Godešič, on the main road through the village (on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: (?)
Prizes: prize money or product prizes to the first 10 men, to the first 5 women, and to the first 3 in each category; 200 euros prize money for a new course record
Showers and changing facilities: no
Award ceremony: 13.00 on the football pitch in Godešič
Number of finishers 2010: 130 (4.7km), 56 children
Event details (in Slovene): www.gorski-teki.si
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