Category Archives: Switzerland

Self-Transcendence 12+24 Stunden-Lauf-Basel, 4th-5th May 2013

This Swiss Ultra Running event took place in Basel, Switzerland on the 4th-5th May 2013 - here are some photos I took at the start and finish. For full details including the results, see the event web-site.

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47. Birslauf

The Birslauf 2013 took place in Basel, Switzerland on Saturday evening.

A grand total of 946 runners turned up for this important local event compared with 1030 last year. Birslauf Starting LineupThe flattish course runs upstream for around 5km from St. Jakob Park, Basel on the Eastern bank of the Birs river, before crossing and then returning to the start to complete the 10km distance.

The weather was cloudy but dry with temperatures around 9ºC. Great for running, but rather cold for the spectators and the poor light conditions made photography tricky.Birslauf BandW1The race was won in impressive style by Gabriel Lombriser (860) of Büsserach, with a time of 33:58, just over 39 seconds ahead of Darren Talbot (28) from Basel and 46 seconds ahead of third-placed Stephan Holzer (590) from Lausen. Birslauf WinnerThe big rivals from the last two years, Ludwig Ruder and Nicolas Collas, did not compete this year.

The first placed woman was Deborah Büttel (583) with a time of 36:49.

Here is a link to the full results.