Irish girl makes N Pole record as guards protect Pole marathoners

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Ireland’s eight-year-old Jaimie Donovan this week became the youngest person to stand at the North Pole, reports the Irish Times, in a visit to her father, endurance runner Richard Donovan, whose own claim to recent fame is to have run seven marathons on seven continents in five days. Jaimie was visiting her […]

Weekend ski and winter sports report: 9-11 March 2011


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Visitors to the Geneva area for the car show get a real bonus this year, with excellent skiing lined up for this weekend in the Jura, with ski lifts 3 minutes from the centre of the city. The snow is superb, reports our Jura correspondent, with fresh powder. Tip for iPhone, iPad […]

Chicago woman runs marathon, then gives birth

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Runner Amber Miller beat her husband Joe in the 42-km Chicago Marathon 9 October, but the hard work wasn’t over yet for the day: she went into labour soon after the race and gave birth to a 7-pound daughter, June. Mother and daughter are doing fine. Miller was closely followed by doctors […]

Geneva Marathon races will get city moving


Parking, driving restrictions in place Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Drivers beware: the frequently snarled traffic in Geneva’s city centre and paucity of parking places could be worse than usual this weekend, with the Geneva Marathon for Unicef running. Use public transport if you’re a runner or spectator, as the lakefront area’s parking will not be […]

Lucerne marathon

Lucerne’s marathon and half-marathon.

Zurich marathon

Title: Zurich marathon Location: Zurich Link out: Click here Description: An international event taking place by the lakefront of the largest city in Switzerland. Date: 2010-04-11

Bern’s Grand Prix

Title: Bern’s Grand Prix Location: Bern Link out: Click here Description: Also called: the 10 most beautiful mile walk/run in Switzerland. Date: 18 Apr 2009

Lucerne city run

Title: Lucerne city run Location: Lucerne Link out: Click here Description: Once a year runners take to the pavement and give their best for the 31st Lucerne City Run through the Old Town with nearly 13,000 participants. Date: 25 Apr 2009

Zurich marathon

Title: Zurich marathon Location: Zurich Link out: Click here Description: The 7th Zurich Marathon will take place on 26 April 2009. New in its course is the running through the brand-new Uetliberg-Tunnel. Date: 26 Apr 2009

Lausanne marathon

Title: Lausanne marathon Location: Lausanne Description: On the shores of Lake Geneva Date: 2008-10-26