European Racewalking Tour
European Racewalking Tour
Some of you may have noticed a new section on the main menu, Racewalking.
I’m always looking for new projects to go along with my traveling and this time I decided to take on a sport. Yeah, you read it right, even though I’m not a sporty person, this isn’t your regular sporting event.
If you are like me, you probably never heard of racewalking, or if you did, you are likely to know just as much as I did, “they walk funny”.
Well, before getting full on into this I had to do some research, I won’t bore you with technicalities (I don’t even know them) but I recommend you to watch this video:
Starting Saturday 25th, I’ll be like a groupie, following racewalkers around, learning about it, interviewing, attempting to take nice pics and getting to know the people involved in the organization and those supporting the racewalkers.
These guys and girls are true champs, you know, most sports are simple, regarding the scoring or deciding the winners, but this one, on top of having to be the best they have to deal with the judges. In short, they can get disqualified even after winning the race.
“My” first race just to clarify I am not going to racewalk I am the guy behind the scenes, will be held in Dudince, it is a small spa town (looking forward to try it), closer to Budapest than it is to the Slovakian capital, Bratislava. They been holding this race for a long time.
The second race will be held in Vienna, just click on the image to find out more about it! I’ve never been to Vienna and always wanted to, and finally now it is about to happen. Can’t wait to eat a real Winer Schnitzel and a Sacher.
The third race will be in Podebrady in the Czech Republic, a race with a tradition of over 80 years and a great opportunity to meet international racewalkers. Let’s see if I make any friends or get a restrainer order!
Naumburg International Racewalking
And last but hopefully not least. I will be travelling to Naumburg a city south of Berlin. Naumburg is a rather little town where races are held since 1953 so an experienced city and I assume it will be all perfectly organized.
Travelling to all those races I will visit in 11 cities around Europe and I will write about each one including food, sights, people and racewalking.
Covering all those subjects will push me to my limits but whatever is going to happen I will have fun and I hope to see someone in one of those places and if not i hope to make new friends and get “A Hearty Nomad” out there.
So wish me luck and stick to me!
Ever heard of racewalking?
Do you know a racewalker?
Would you try it?