Our first ever race. The birth of TRAC RUN. A half marathon through the Lavaux Valley from Tour de Peilz to Lausanne in Western Switzerland.
The Start of TRAC RUN
When I decided to move to Switzerland in the summer of 2013 I discovered the Lausanne Marathon whilst Googling about my new home. It looked like a fun event and sounded oddly appealing. I asked friends if they would be interested and the conversations went something like:
– Would you like to run a half marathon?
– Would you like to run a half marathon on the shores of Lake Geneva alongside these mountains?
– It isn’t until the end of October… we have loads of time.
– Oh go on then… sign me up.
Seeing this as an ideal way to hook people into visiting me early on I signed us up for the race. Filling in the form there was a spot for team name. In the living room of our house on Tradescant Rd we had a couple of ideals but settled for TRAC RUN. Tradescant Rd Athletics Club - RUN.
Interested? Yes. Running? Heck no.
Everyone I spoke to was interested in the race. But when I mentioned that I would sign them up people were much more hesitant. “Let me just confirm those dates before you do anything”… “Er… how far is a half marathon?”… “Don’t worry I’ll sign myself up”… In the end there were just four of us who were actually going to run: me (Sam), Andrew, Rob and Alex.
Alex had issues with his knee during the year before the race. He hoped that he would still be able to train and join the race but in the weeks leading up to the event it sadly became clear that he wouldn’t be able to.
With that we were down to three.
The race playlist was put together by myself and Rob on the morning of the race.
Spotify link: LSN13 - Race Playlist
The race cost 45 CHF (Swiss Dollar) which at the time was £31.25 Sterling.
The race wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of:
|Who||Time||Time||Race Day Records||Lasting Records||Day Recs</th>|
|Cl Co PB|
|Rob||2:17:02.9||2:17||Personal Best||Personal Best||PB|