As Annika wasn’t able to run two weeks ago because of a flu she had, we looked for another run in the region.There is not so much going on in wintertime. You find a big city marathon almost every weekend during spring, summer and fall, but nothing like that during the supposedly cold season of the year. Luckily we found the Eulenkopflauf, which turned out to be one of the nicest running events I’ve been to.
When we planned the trip to my parents, we found out about the Siebengebirgsmarathon. We got thrilled, as there are very few events in winter-time in Germany we know about. It was close to my parents’ home and with 650m climb and drop through the forest it seemed like a nice and tough alternative to the street marathons we are used to run. So we signed up. Unfortunately the tough week before, and a flu on top was too much for Annika.