The success of OLTIS Group team at the VLTAVA RUN
The relay running race VLTAVA RUN took place on the weekend 16 – 17 May 2015 between Kvilda (Šumava) and Prague in Czech Republic. The purpose of the race was to run 360 km in groups of 6 – 12 runners with the maximum time of 38 hours. The track was from the Vltava spring to the capital city and was leading through beautiful places in Šumava, South Bohemia, along Vltava and its dams, through charming towns and villages, forests, fields, valleys and hills, around Czech castles, nonstop day and night. The whole track, with 6000 m ascent and nearly 7000 m descent, was divided into 36 sections. Thus in a team of 12 people, each had to go through 3 sections of approximately 10 km. According to the fitness of the teams, the organisers scheduled the start between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
OLTIS Group team, consisting of 12 people (3 women) and with the age average over 43 years, started on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from Kvilda and reached Prague on Sunday slightly after 3:00 p.m. With the final time of 29:47:19 (average time of 5:01 per 1 km), OLTIS Group finished 26th almost 6 hours after the winner and with a lead of up to 13.5 hours on the last teams. A total of 2060 runners participated within 176 teams!