Thursday, 15 February 2018

Wir wollen unsren Kunden das Gehirnwasser entziehen

This run towards the end of the funny season with the regarded Hares Lopsided Backside and Primadonna had a special of no less than two (2) drink stops, one each on the walkers as well as on the runners trail. Since their was a strange looking bottle comprising blue liquid that looked and tasted like anti-freeze .... 

Sipping cocktails of Blue, Red and Grey

... the title of this post refers to one of the more original songs by the inevitable Mike Krüger, a German singer most popular in the 1970s.

Funnily dressed runners and walkers set off to a course around parts of Viennas 23rd district that comprised a green area called the Draschepark and most prominently the recreational area Wienerberg, an often used trail area in days of yore. A very steep and slippery uphill part was crowned by the aforementioned drinkstop (and some extra drinks that were found on the spot which we left untouched).

Who knows?

The walkers trail drink stop featured a bottle of egg liquor and some trail mishap caused by walking Hare Lopsided Backside (forgot the right direction apparently), she received a rewarding Down Down for this in the circle. The steep and slippery path downhill from the runners drink stop saw one guy touching the muddy floor - guess who? - of course it had to be me, dragged down by our doggie Just Lucky who pushed his leash a little to harsh. YAP! Lots more mud to cover those running shoes on the way alongside the Wienerberg Teich and a very pretty last part along the Liesingbach. The main attraction during the circle was a huge pile of Faschingskrapfen, brought along and distributed to the hungry masses by Cardinal Munk, OVH. Look here for all 68 (not 69!) pics of this run.

Two of the very best 
Alongside the Wienerbergteich 

Would you like a snack?

Relive 'Hash #1939 Feb 11th'

Relive link provided by Primadonna

Monday, 5 February 2018

On the outside looking in

Let us start this post from the back end of a remarkable run, with a drink stop that was placed right below the elevated motorway which is the A 23, a much frequented trafficway from the north to the south of Vienna. To get to this strange place underneath, a kind of storage for various sorts of concrete blocks, fly-overs that once were used during roadworks, out of use direction signs, masses of old road lamps one had to continue alongside the motorway guide rail and underneath the actual elevated driving surface. Having arrived at the drink stop we were rewarded with a bottle of tasty Wodka Wyborowa, much welcomed stuff on a chilly day.

You'll know when you get there


Drink Stop! 

Right opposite the drink stop there is the old Biedermeierfriedhof (Cemetery) where there is a Mozart Momument to be found. Has the man actually been buried there? They say that the cemetery area has the richest Lilac growth in all of Vienna in springtime. I will sure be there to find out for myself when the time comes. Before we got near the Drinkstop (and running by the homeground of the local soccer club Rennweger SV) the trail was set all the way through the area of the Arsenal, another very interesting place with its own rich history and a museum that is well worth to be visited. The run started off near the Vienna Biocenter Sankt Marx (I admit that I had to look up the history of this place) and, surrounded by an architectural Mishmash of old municipal housing (Gemeindebauten), brand new looking appartment blocks, a small batch of urban farming, deserted and out of use carparks (from one of these we did start a run many years ago) and the always present motorway.

Biedermeier Friedhof (Sankt Marxer Friedhof)

Agreeable beer at the circle with a short snowshower coming in, OnIn at a nearby Pizzeria. Look here for all the pics of this weird run.

Relive link provided by Lord Glo-Balls, OVH.

Relive 'Hash #1938'

A song by the great Ernst Molden about the Biedermeierfriedhof