Training preparations begin for this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run
Serious training began last weekend for some of the hopefuls in this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run. As reigning champions Aer Lingus’ Team Captain conquered British Airways’ Run Gatwick, across the continent Budapest Airport’s own running team took on Central Europe’s longest running race, Ultrabalaton.
Known for not doing anything by half, the airport team entered an 11-person relay team including Kam Jandu, CCO (fresh from his recent London Marathon); Máté Ritter, Airline Development Manager; and Nikolett Huszák, Airline Marketing Manager, in the one lap race around Lake Balaton, a gruelling 220 kilometres. Completing the challenge in 21:47:25, the team look ready to rocket down the runway later this year.
Reigning champion trains with anna.aero
Making a quick island hop, Wayne Forde, Transatlantic Revenue Management, Aer Lingus, joined the British Airways-sponsored Run Gatwick Half Marathon as part of his now annual training schedule for the 10k on Budapest’s runway later this summer. Talking tactics and running pace with anna.aero’s Aviation Development Editor, Jonathan Ford, the duo ran around the surrounding countryside of the airport’s perimeter – confirming once again that Budapest Airport remains the host of the only European runway run to be held in broad daylight.
Having been a dedicated supporter of the Budapest Runway Run for the last five years – and being the first to register again this year – Forde completed the half marathon frustratingly close to a sub-two hours (2:02), while first-time half marathon runner Ford finished in a reasonably respectable time of 2:22.
Remember, spaces are limited…
Do you love the idea of running down the runway in the awesomely beautiful city of Budapest? After another hugely successful Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run last year, the seventh edition of the air transport industry’s premier charity-sportive will be held on Saturday 31 August 2019. Spaces are limited so make sure you reserve your place sooner rather than later!