330 Finisher was able to welcome LSG Olten under the guidance of OC Chairman Bruno Bosco in the goal at Allerheiligenberg. The participants expressed regret that the 37th edition should have been the last. The reason for this is that the OC president wants to resign. A succession is not in sight, nobody wants to organize the mountain walk of Belchen. In Hägendorf everything was clear in the Tüfelsschlucht-Berglauf. A new boss was found with Martin Däster. Former OC chairman Anton Stocker will continue to support the OC team. "With the Lostorfer Froburg-Berglauf we have even received a new candidate for the Jura Top Tour 2019", says head Rolf Schoy.
Winner missed sprint figure
The 26-year-old Ethiopian Mekonen Tefera, who lived in Herrenschwanden near Bern for almost five and a half years, has set a new course record on the Emmenlauf in Utzenstorf last Wednesday. At the Belchen Berglauf he doubled yesterday and won for the Jurassier Jérémy Hunt and the Riggisberger Simon Zahnd. This Tefera improved the two-year track record of Berglauf, the Swiss champion Christian Mathys, with 19 seconds. "Yesterday, I came second behind the Inferno Half Marathon in the Bernese Oberland behind a German runner," said Tefera after the victory. "After my great success last year, I really wanted to start at the last mountain in Belchen, and it would be very unfortunate if this attractive run did not exist anymore."
When Tefera was asked about the tactics, he said: "From the beginning I was in the lead together with Jérémy Hunt, who scored the sprint score after 4.8 kilometers, I did not really know where this sprint score was. I divide Jérémy decisively. "He took his first pursuer to the finish for more than a minute.
In the absence of the six-time Belchen Berglauf winner Martina Strähl and the winner of 2015, Petra Eggenschwiler, who finished second at the Inferno Triathlon the day before, there was a new winner at the Belchen yesterday: Maja Indermühle. The 28-year-old city of Bernerin was probably most surprised about her first success as a mountaineer herself. "One of my best results so far was the 18th place in the Bern GP in my age", says Indermühle.
And to victory yesterday, she said: "After the passage over the Rumpel I took the lead, which I did not finish." Behind Indermühle Simone Hertenstein from Liestal and Chantal Bernet from the organizing LSG Olten were on the other podium places. As the second best Solothurner behind Bernet, long-distance specialists Tanja Amiet from Luterbach came sixth in the general classification. The Jura Top Tour is on Sunday the 26th of August on the eighth and the second final round with the 28th Weissenstein run in Solothurn.