The Jizzy Fiddy

Half an Adventure

Relax, it isn’t the name of my debut rap album, although if I had one I would definitely call it that. It describes rather the Jizerská padesátka (the second word means 50) held in the Jizera (pronounced yizaira) mountains. It is normally a 50km classic race, held on a large loop near the town of Bedrichov, in the far north of Czech Republic. Unfortunately, because until about today winter has been almost non-existent in middle Europe, the race had to be held on a 3.4km loop on artificial snow. The race is also part of the Visma Ski Classics series (see my La Sgambeda post), so attracts the best double pole distance skiers in the world. Because of this series the elite category was turned into a 15 lap race (51km) while the tourist/public category was shortened to four laps, and multiple races of 400 people each were held…

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