Last year I did not participate the race because there was not enough snow and the alternative competition was with inline skates. But this year there was just enough snow, not too much, but the race could take place. A larger part of the slope was icy what made the race quite fast.
I came to late, lost a lot of time with preparation near my car. So when I reached the starting point I just had another 3 minutes until the starting shot. I immediatley turned on my skates and joint the other participants. I did not matter that in this way I had to start in the last line.
The race was a fun. Not too much participants, between 200 and 300 I think. Each race makes you faster because you do you best and go to the limit. I tried not to go to my limit but could not take back myself. Such is race. You dont want to be overtaken by anybody.