26. 12. 2017
For 3 years my Christmas day has been connected with early rising and travelling to Kralupy nad Vltavou. Where my friends and I eat cookies in the morning, someone gets punch and still before daylight. We are leaving the square.
A quick breakfast, a transfer and six runners set out at an unhurried pace in Veltrusy. Every year more of us take part in the shorter race. I was surprised that TV from Mělník arrived to launch . After 19 km it was a pleasant time-out with many cookies and the necessary photo shoot. Then in the crowd we were running 12 km to Nativity scene in Řež.
Finally after the 3 years, we arrived in time so we could talk to runners and cyclists with whom we always passed. Again the cookies, a few photos and then the journey along the other bank back to Kralupy.
It was nice to talk a little with my friends who I rarely see, the boys who ran 10 km and with us who ran the 24 km. We also talked with the experienced runners from the mountains :) Our joy was increased even more that the whole event has won over 5,000 for the Prague wheelchair sport club.
Jarda Urban and his friends / Kilpi Racing Team