7th Airport Run Berlin: second place and PB

Last Saturday, April 27th, me and other 3681 people had the chance to run (perhaps for the last time?) on the new landing strip of the “Berlin und Brandenburg” airport. The 7th Airport Run Berlin, this year started at 7:00 p.m., letting us to enjoy a beautiful sunset even if the clouds brought a little rain since the 5th km. The half-marathon participants went through two laps, while the 10 km course was made of a single lap. You can find the GPS track of my 10 km on the new cloud platform by SportTracks following this link.
A strong tailwind really speeded us up in the first 5 km, where I tried also to save some energies for the second part (what a headwind from 5th to 8th km!). After the good final time at the 24th Lauf in Britzer Garten, another PB has come almost unexpectedly, lowering my 10 km best time to 00:34:38.

Ready to go!


A few seconds after the start (© H. Winter).

The start (© Günter Wicker).


Pushing on the new landing strip (© H. Winter).

A wonderful view right after the start (© Günter Wicker).

It was an honour to join the podium of such a great race. The organisation (BERLIN LÄUFT) was, as usual,  perfect and the staff very kind assisting runners immediately after the finish line.

Medal and trophy for the second place overall over the 10 km race.

Below there’s an extract from the official results of the 10 km race. 
1
Krannich, Christian
GER
00:33:26
2
Santuz, Alessandro
ITA
00:34:38
3
Foth, Carsten
GER
00:34:45
4
Eisenreich, Christian
GER
00:34:46
5
Dr. Teifke, Nils
GER
00:36:50
6
Wünsch, Gregor
GER
00:36:53
7
Spohn, Oliver
GER
00:37:00
8
Eidhof, Chris
NED
00:37:03
9
Plaumann, Mike
GER
00:37:08
10
Lepers, Thomas
FRA
00:37:44
The official results of the 7th Airport Run Berlin (10 km course).

32nd Pankower Frühlingslauf

The 32nd Pankower Frühlingslauf (official website)was my eighth race this year. A beautiful cross-country course, 2.5 km to be repeated five times (12.5 km the total length), with a small uphill to increase the selection.
I classified second, with a time of 0:45:45, behind the (very!) fast Niels Bubel. Another good result after the 24th Lauf im Britzer Garten. The track season is ready to start and I can’t wait to join the first steeplechase race.
Below a picture of the podium and the final classification. Here the GPS-track on the new Sport Tracks cloud service.

The final podium of the 32th Pankower Frühlingslauf (Photo Niels Bubel).
1
Bubel, Niels
1987
DE
Die Laufpartner
0:41:07
2
Santuz, Alessandro
1983
ITA
LG Nord Berlin
0:45:45
3
Leidig, Holger
1969
DE
LEIDIG24 Tri.
0:46:17
4
Wiessner, Enrico
1985
DE
Pro Sport 24
0:47:22
5
Wollny, Hans Peter
1961
DE
Berlin
0:47:30
6
Kaschewsky, Sascha
1970
DE
Sisu Berlin
0:47:55
7
Schneider, Matti
1984
DE
FH Runners Berlin
0:48:20
8
Samzun, Gildas
1979
DE
Berlin
0:48:21
9
Spohn, Oliver
1969
DE
SCC Berlin
0:49:33
10
Neugebauer, Stefan
1982
DE
LG Pegasos
0:49:36

The official results of the 31st Pankower Frühlingslauf.


A nice gift from Brooks Running Italy

Brooks Running Italy recently wrote a beautiful article about me. In the next lines a translation from the original piece. Thanks Brooks!

March 12th, 2013 
THE GREAT BROOKS PASSION!
The large Brooks family is not only full of well-known athletes. A lot of young and passionate guys revitalise the “Run Happy” philosophy…
This is the case for Alessandro Santuz, born in Conegliano (TV – Italy), a great running enthusiast that have been training since he was 11.
After a short break to finish his studies in Aerospace Engineering at University of Padua, in 2011 he started again to run in the 3000 m steeplechase event. A discipline requiring a lot of willpower and hard workouts.
He currently lives in Germany and trains with a group of athletes led by the two-time Olympian in the 1500 m event Carsten Schlangen.
Alessandro grinds lots of kilometres, around 400 each month, and told us that Brooks shoes and apparel are his  ideal companions: “Now I have cumulated about 1300 km with different models of shoes and clothing, and I was surprised by the excellent quality of materials and exceptional attention to detail…that said, I won’t ever leave Brooks!”. Those were his exact words.
Alessandro writes a very interesting blog about his activities and sports experiences!
VISIT HIS BLOG AND…RUN HAPPY! 

 

24th Lauf im Britzer Garten: a good pre-season test.

With the 24th Lauf im Britzer Garten (official website) the “summer” season has started. In the frame of the beautiful Britzer park in Berlin, 500 runners were at the start of the 10 km main competition.
With a time of 0:34:45 I classified 10th, running my 10 km PB (and my 5000 m PB too, as a split!). This is a very good news for the following races, all the training I’m doing with my wonderful group is definitely paying off!
Below a couple of pictures and the final classification. Here the GPS-track.

A quite crowded start!

For the first 3 km this was my group.

Feeling strong around 4th km.

A beautiful view of one of the bridges.

Final meters!

This is sport.

So happy!
1
Engler, Jonas
1985
DE
LG Süd Berlin
0:31:39
2
Bubel, Niels
1987
DE
Die Laufpartner
0:31:40
3
Krannich, Christian
1984
DE
LAC Berlin
0:32:23
4
Wienecke, Jonas
1992
DE
Tus Neukölln Tri.
0:32:30
5
Matysik, Nico
1995
DE
LAC Berlin
0:32:51
6
Landmann, Marc
1994
DE
LAC Berlin
0:33:24
7
Rodewohl, Christoph
1988
DE
LAC Berlin
0:33:48
8
Schwark, Ludwig
1986
DE
LAC Berlin
0:33:55
9
Dumann, Axel
1972
DE
OSC Berlin
0:33:55
10
Santuz, Alessandro
1983
ITA
LG Nord Berlin
0:34:45

The official results of the 24th Lauf im Britzer Garten.