Old school jump, 4 star hotel and 1/2 mile uphill running race. That sums it all up!
The most memorable part of our short stay here was without doubt the running race. It was point-to-point, mass start, and only 6km long but with 2250 feet of vertical! Needless to say, it was a one of the harder races I've done. Michael Ward ran a great race and won it with a time of 35:30. I ran most of the race with Tyler Smith and finished just a bit behind him in 4th, ahead of one of the Ukrainians. Our team took 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th, a pretty solid performance out of 45 runners.
Jumping wasn't so hot for me. I had a decent cushion from the race so I managed to stay in 4th place for the overall NC comp, behind Michael, the Ukrainian and a Czech. None of the Czech A-team guys were in the top 5. I guess they must be better skiers than runners.
Roznov seemed like a pretty cool place. We didn't have a lot of time to explore it though. Fortunately our hotel was right downtown and we were able to do a little walking tour of it.
Somehow we were put up at a sweet hotel for the same cost as the place that the Czechs stayed at. The food was amazing there. Their soup was some of the best I have had in a while; soup over here is somehow always better than in the states. And the Czech version of apple pie made up for the half hour wait we had for our last lunch before leaving.
Where am I?