Wild Waters Run is a fell run from Schladming to Riesachsee Lake, taking its route via Talbachklamm gorge, the "Old Mill", the nature conservancies of Toteisboden and Tettermoor, Riesach Waterfall (Styria's tallest waterfall) and along the Alpine Trail through "Höll" gorge.
The run - organised by running club LC Schladming - leads over a distance of 14 kms and 610 meters in elevation. Starting point is Schladming's main square, the finish line is at Gfölleralm chalet at Riesachsee Lake.
The 8th edition on October 9, 2016 enjoyed sunny weather and great conditions for running. 82 starters took the challenge of the run - a new record in participants! There were also a group of German friends from Bochum and Schladming's sister town Wetzlar who participated in the run.
The weather rewarded the runners with the marvellous view to the mountains covered in snow and many enjoyed the sun for quite a bit after the run ...
A total of 30 women took the challenge of Wild Waters Run - also a new record in participants. Sarah Haustein from Löhnberg near Wetzlar was the fastet this year. She finished more than 6 minutes in front of Helga Tomaschitz (St. Veit an der Glan, Austria) and over 12 minutes in front of Karin Weixler (Ligist near Graz, Austria).
With the time of 1 hour 15 minutes and 26 seconds Sarah Haustein set the 2nd best time in the women's all-time record list.
Top 3 of the Ladies Run:
The men were not able to challenge the record time set last year. Nonetheless, winner Hans Wieser (Schladming) was able to set the 8th best time in the men's all-time record list with 1 hour 6 minutes and 22 seconds.
He finished about 1 minute in front of Klaus Gösweiner (Haus im Ennstal, Austria) and 4 minutes in front of Markus Perner (Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria).
Top 3 of the Mens Run: