|The weather and scenery was as good as it gets here.|
Nuuksio Classsic is a popular local trail marathon. The scenic 42.2 km course in Nuuksio Natural Park is the best you can find near Helsinki. The superb race organization also offers an ultra 72 km option. Our trailrunning community is amazing. We spent so much time chatting with friends, competitors and volunteers. The race HQ is at Hotel Nuuksio.
|Climbing the Swinghill. Photo: Miska Koivumäki|
I ran all the way with my son. I've ran the race once before in 2016. This was Jon's first trail marathon. We were lucky with the weather. This Saturday it was as nice as it gets around here in September. We took it easy and ran just for fun. This is not an easy race, but we didn't have any major issues. Just the normal feeling of hitting the 30K wall. We had prepared for that by carrying lots of snacks in our vests.
|Trail marathon finishers! Photo: Miska Koivumäki|