The Berne Grand Prix is the biggest running event in the german part of Switzerland. Doreen was number 22,112 – to give you an idea of how big the race is.
It’s tag line is “The most beautiful 10 miles in the world.”
And it’s a great course weaving through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Berne – the Capital of Switzerland.
The streets were packed with very enthusiastic spectators and musicians. Lesson: If you want to cheer at any sports event in Switzerland, bring a cow bell and continuously yell “Hop, Hop, Hop” – which roughly means “Go, Go, Go. ”
An unsettled stomach meant Doreen needed to dash into a restaurant early in the race. When she reappeared, she was inches ahead of the broom wagon (last place).
She bravely spent the rest of the day passing people. Well done!
Below: Doreen crossing the bridge into Berne.