3rd "Bistrica Run" 2010

Ilirska Bistrica (Slovenia), Saturday 26 June 2010

Bistrški tek, course photo (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


This 10k race, held at the end of June, takes you into the densely forested hills of the Notranjska region in south-western Slovenia.

The start is at 5 p.m. at the small restaurant Črne Njive, located at an elevation of 620 metres in the hills above the small town of Ilirska Bistrica. Participants run a 10km-lap along dirt roads, mainly through pine forests, and partly through beautiful open grassland. The first four kilometres are mostly uphill (+150m), the second half of the race downhill.

In 2009, Uroš Vodopivec (35:08) and Aleksandra Fortin (40:42) both set new course records.

Ilirska Bistrica is on the road and the train line from the huge Postojna Caves to the Croatian port of Rijeka. It's also a good starting point for trips to the wonderful karst plateau of Snežnik and its highest peak, Veliki Snežnik (1796m).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): ‘Bar Črne njive’, Ilirska Bistrica (29km from Postojna, 40km from Rijeka, 52km from Trieste, 76km from Ljubljana)

Date: 26 June 2010 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km; children 300m-2km

Start time: 14.00 (children); 17.00 (10km)

Start and finish: Črne Njive restaurant (from the centre of Ilirska Bistrica ca. 3km uphill toward Sviščaki, past the church and the quarry)

Entries: by e-mail or on the day until 30 minutes before the start

Entry fees: 8 EUR; children 2 EUR

You get: drinks, a meal

Prizes: 100 EUR to the first M/F; trophies and practical prizes to the best runners; medals to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2009: 138 (10km)

Event website: tdbistrc.org


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