New sporting trend

After the marathon a couple of weeks ago. We have been sent more and more information through One PlayerDown users about other running events around the world.

There are some big differences with these events though as they are not your traditional long distance events i.e. one person against the clock and their mental strength to push past the notorious “wall”. These are much more social events.

They kick off this weekend with the Redbull Wings for Life world run
This event is unique as it is a coordinates run across the world, starting at the same time. There will be a car following the runners and as soon as you are overtaken by the car, your race is over.
There are already a few players from One Player Down attending this

Then comes the zombie run tour. As you might have guessed, there are a bunch of runners that are infected zombies and a bunch that are not infected…yet. The idea is that the runners not infected reach the finish line before the zombies infect them. More or less a massive game of tag for adults. This is a little bit in the vein of the revival of kickball and dodgeball.

Then there is a 5k run in New York, ending with a massive party. It is the Kaskade spark run

A great part of sport is getting fit but socializing makes it more fun and helps mental fitness as well.

Whatever sport you choose, enjoy it!

Are there any races that we should add? Suggest them on our Facebook page

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Your sporting week with OPD

As most of you know it is Marathon weekend in Vienna, actually Matthias is running it this year.

It is already underway and will finish at…, if Nick was running, it would finished on Tuesday.

That is not the only sporting event in Vienna over the next week.

On One Player Down:
Weekday Softball,
Wiener kickabouts Monday night Football, and
next weekend will be the start of the weekend softball league.

As always, just sign up to Get in the Game at www.oneplayerdown.com

Other sporting events in Vienna:
Boogie Woogie Einsteiger Seminar 
Shaolin Kung Fu Kurs
Nordic Walking Gruppe

Here are a few more sites to find more Events:
Sport Union
Sport in Wien

Sport to watch over the next two weeks:
BC Zepter – Basketball Club Vienna 2013
First Vienna Football Club 1894
FK Austria Wien

Sport events to book now:
Erste Bank Open 2014
Austrian International Open AIO

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Is your bike ready for spring

As you may or may not know, the bike festival is taking place this weekend at Rathausplatz. For the full rundown on what you will find there click HERE. or visit the bike festival

But this post is about staying safe on the roads, there are many ways and extra equipment but the most important has to be having a bike fit for the road, something that is important if you have taken a winter break from biking to work/school etc.
If you are not able to do it yourself, you can take your bike to a bike store, get a free check up at one of these locations in Vienna, or use these videos to guide you through the process.

Sources

Bikefestival
Fahrradwien
Gratis rad check wien
Bike maintenance videos

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Sporting Week in Vienna

Here is a quick update overview about what is going on in the sporting world in Vienna/Austria

After the big football derby game today between Rapid Wien and Austria Wien, which ended 3-1 to Rapid, both teams are going to be in action again

  • FK Austria will be playing SC Wiener Neustadt 15.02 Kick off at 19:00
  • SK Rapid Wien will be playing Admira Wacker 16.02 Kick off at 17:00

Then there is always the Sochi 2014 games where a number of Austrians are taking part, you can follow all the action on either ORF or Laola1

The Austrian Ice Hockey team are in Group B and this week will be playing three games, facing off against:

  • Finland 13.02 Face off at 09:00
  • Canada 14.02 Face off at 18:00
  • Norway 16.02 Face off at 09:00

Sticking with the Ice theme remember that we are now in peak outdoor ice skating time in the city with the Eistraum in Rathausplatz, Eislaufverein, and Engelmann

While all this is going on, individuals throughout Austria keep training for the Vienna City Marathon which is a little over 8 weeks away on the 13th April.

If you want to send us updates about your sports please email nick@oneplayerdown.com

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