On Margaret Island in the middle of the Danube River that flows between "Buda" on the West bank and "Pest" on the East is a rubberized track than runs 5350m around the perimeter of the 2.5km long island. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Island).
On July 4th, 2012, while on vacation in Eastern Europe I decided to attempt to post a fast time by circumnavigating this path. (http://www.dailymile.com/people/munisano/entries/16317729)
I (Robert Youngren) ran 18:29 (5:33 min/mile pace) for the entire 5350m loop (counter-clockwise) starting and finishing at the first light post just off the first stair case to the right off the south side of Arpad Bridge.
May not be the fastest known time (but probably was for an American on July 4th, 2012 wearing Skechers GO Bionics), but I thought I'd get the ball rolling on some other fun places to run in Europe.
Witnesses of my run were my wife Kathy Youngren and friends Luke and Brandi Hough.
Last Edit: Jul 31, 2012 9:59:01 GMT -5 by munisano
Post by Chamois Botherer on Mar 21, 2013 12:24:59 GMT -5
Well done, that's a good time.
I visit Budapest often on business and run this route quite a lot when I'm there. I think my fastest time was 21.40 in February (although I wasn't going for all-out lap speed, but was running 25km in total).
Among Strava users that seems to be the CR but there are lots of different versions of the segment so probably duplicated.