September 26, 2021
In the best running conditions, the second SAXBO stage took place in a running area southeast of Jonsdorf, which had been mapped for the first time. The participants often reported impressive views during the run - even if SAXBO-typical numerous meters in altitude and also difficult to run sections had to be mastered. Numerous children started at the offered Labyrinth-Orienteering.
The map name Kroatzbeerwinkel defines relatively clearly, at least for locals, what the runners can expect in the terrain. In addition to one or the other section with more or less intensive ground vegetation, the course also led through typical rocky areas, where the path variants around the stone formations were not infrequently faster and safer than the direct variant downhill or uphill.
In the men's race Wieland Kundisch (USV TU Dresden) proved again that he was not unjustly German vice champion over the middle distance two weeks ago. The women's race was won by Kateřina Mullis (Oddíl OB Kotlářka).
The fact that the SAXBO competitions are a technical and running challenge was once again shown by the sometimes very different running times and ailments of the participants from different European countries.
Besides a basic offer of food supply and several orienteering stores there was also a labyrinth-Orienteering for children, which was used intensively. Most of the children went several times on the courses with pictures or numbers.
Many starters thanked after the competitions for the extensive and varied offer on both days. We would like to return this thanks to all helpers and supporters and look forward to next year's edition - hopefully then with less strict hygiene requirements.
A big thank you also goes to Stephan Krämer, who helped us a lot with the version of the sports software used for the originally planned and postponed German Championships over the sprint distance. Many thanks.