This post has been viewed 0 times.

RACE REPORT & RESULTS 2016

The 3. Freelander’s X3M Trail Mersch-Hollenfels was a record-breaking edition – 3 new course records and a massive participation increase made this year’s event memorable.

L-DISTANCE 18.1km (505m altitude difference)  –  206 finishers

Francois Reding [BEL] set the pace right from the start to take an easy win in 1:12:16, breaking last year’s course record by 2:06min. Congratulations for this performance!! 2nd overall rank goes to Celtic athlete Jérôme Ewen in 1:16:03 and 3rd rank goes to belgian athlete Virgil van Lancker in 1:16:54. (161 male finishers)

3 ladies from Celtic Diekirch fought for the gold medal over the 18.1km. Diane Heuertz won the female category on the longer distance in an end time of 1:32:26, leading 2nd ranked Tania Fransissi by 1:07min and 3rd ranked Chantal Hayen by 2:31min. (45 female finishers)

facebook_1480276890344

from left to right : Jérôme Ewen (2nd on 18.1km) – Spas Gyurov (winner on 11.2km) – Michael Ibendahl (4th on 18.1km) – Christian Krombach (3rd on 11.2km) – Francois Reding (winner on 18.1km)

S-DISTANCE 11.2km (290m altitude difference)  –  147 finishers

On the shorter distance, bulgarian Spas Gyurov, a former olympic cyclist in London 2012, won this 11.2km race in a new course record of 44:06min, 33sec faster than last year’s winner and course record holder Stefan Kornelis (Celtic), who came in 2nd this year in 44:12min. 3rd rank goes to Christian Krombach from Trispeed Mamer in 44:36min. (90 male finishers)

Sandra Huberty (Celtic) dominated the S-distance right from the beginning to win this edition with a new course record too – the new best time is now set to 52:29min (old course record from Lucie Delaplace was 58:07). 2nd female rank goes to Melody Brunot (NSL Strassen) in 57:11 and 3rd rank goes to Anna Thiebault (Trilux) in 58:16min. (57 female finishers)

KIDS-TRAIL 1km (23 finishers)  &  YOUTH-TRAIL 2km (8 finishers)

Big participation inscrease in the kids’ races over 1km and 2km – Wayne Roden and Emmi Duhautpas (X3M) won the 1km race, Tom Sachsen (Celtic) and Maya Proess (X3M) won the 2km race. Well done to all of the 31 kids!

EDI_7611

Besides the runners, there have been 18 nordic/walkers who enjoyed the 18km resp. 11km on the gorgeous paths and singletrails around the Krounebierg area.

tableRESULTS – 3. Trail Mersch-Hollenfels L-DISTANCE 18.1km
tableRESULTS – 3. Trail Mersch-Hollenfels S-DISTANCE 11.2km
tableRESULTS – YOUTH TRAIL 2km
tableRESULTS – KIDS TRAIL 1km
tableRESULTS – Nordic/Walking

picturesPRESS – Luxemburger Wort

EDI_8104 EDI_8100 EDI_8092 EDI_8095

X3M TRIATHLON MERSCH asbl. © 2015-2017 Frontier Theme
Translate »