We thank you all for your coming and for setting yourself at the starting line of J70, to participate at, without any doubt, such a very demanding race.
We also thank to all who support us and also to those without their help such a race could not take place at all in such a quality.
Big thanks to all volunteering organizers who you were meeting at the event center, along the tracks, at refreshment points. Without them and without their attitude we would not be able to organize the race.
We also congratulate the winners and also to all who were able to manage the whole course on both tracks ... you’re just great!!
Take a look at Nová Ves today:
We have some data from smart devices:
J70 - length 71.33 km, 1866 m climb
J40 - length 42.01 km, 507 m climb
Next time if we start from Nova Ves it will be possible to go around the stadium and only the first loop of the meadow ;-)
48 HOURS AFTER THE RACE
Only two days apart are these two pictures. It was quite close. Today it would not be possible to organize the race here.
RESULTS OF THE 30TH VOLUME OF THE J70
are available HERE.
Vašek Sedláček at the 70 km track and Jarda Kulich at the 40 km are the winners of this year J70.
From today’s race made by Renata could be viewed in this gallery.
ON LINE RESULTS
You may follow participants approaching finnish line at the timechip.live.
Base layer SWIX klister KR30
Top SWIX klister KX65
Base layer SWIX klister KX35
Top SWIX klister NERO KN44
Base layer START klister blue universal
Top START RED
Starting stadium for both start and finish of J70 is ready.
WE ARE FINALISING OTHER MATTERS TOO
We are preparing starting packages. Everybody who registered and paid by 7.3.2018 may look forward to receive a small special present designed and issued for the J70 30th volume.
WE ARE FINALISING THE TRACKS
We have finished grooming the ridge so you may start to go through it before the race.
STARTING BIBS ARE READY
The weather forecast proved right. As we were announcing in our yesterday’s mail it is snowing today indeed. At the Nová Ves stadium there is a 10 cm layer of fresh snow.
We started grooming the Alfrédka - Jelení Studánka – Ovčárna stretch. There is plenty of snow, we shall work on it more till the date of start.
PREPARATION OF J70 TRACKS
We started preparing tracks at full speed. The Nová Ves stadium and the whole J40 is ready also for your weekend trainings. During weekend we will be grooming the Alfrédka – Jelení Studánka stretch, consequently also the down part towards Ovčárna. For the weekend also the track between Červenohorské sedlo and Švýcárna will be ready.
We come out with tracks of this year J70 and J40. After start there is one 3km loop on the meadows, then heading to Mravencovka and further on the original J70 tracks with minor alternations.
Track 70 km:
Track 40 km:
J70 EVENT CENTER
The only possible access to the event center in Nová Ves is going via Dolní Moravicie. From Rýmařov go direction to Malá Štáhle, turn left to Dolní Moravice, then up to Nová Ves.
J70 CHANGES PLACE OF START
The START – FINISH area of the Jesenická 70 will be in Nová Ves.
WE’RE UNABLE TO TURNAROUND WEATHER
Saturday: -10°C, snow and wind = circumstances under which it would not be possible to organize the race going via the upper ridge. On Sunday we had sun, -15°C, such condition is already viable. We shall see what is the weather going to be like in 14 days.
J70 START - FINISH
We’re preparing for a major change this year. Both start and finish will be in Nová Ves. The stadium is ready, only a couple of approval missing. In course of next week we will be informing you about everything.
During weekend we are preparing those parts of J70 tracks in areas that are usually not groomed.
THE JESENICKÁ 70 WILL BE HELD
The forecast for the upcoming 14 days is very favorable, there is plenty of snow. Provided nothing extraordinary happens the J70 this year will be held. Therefore you should not hesitate with your applications, time when you may sign up for basic starting fee finishes on 24.2.2018.
GROOMING OF TRACKS
KAPITÁNSKÁ (Captain's Track)
THE POSTER 2018
We come out with the poster, this is how it looks like this year:
CRAFT JESENICKÁ 70 T-SHIRT
Together with our main partner we have prepared an offer for you whereby you may purchase a J70 T-SHIRT (functional wear CRAFT PRIME, short sleeve, black color for men, pink for women, with CRAFT & J70 logos). The T-SHIRT is available at 350 Kč/piece and could be ordered via this order form until 25.2.2018. Ordered T-SHIRTS will be ready at the registration.
Here you may find details for women‘s t-shirt.
Here you may find details for men’s t-shirt.
PREPARING OF THE TRACKS
You may follow preparing of tracks for your trainings around the J70 tracks here:
Malá Morávka - Karlov (Skřítek - Alfrédka - Mravencovka).
We have a better mood right now. :-)
Despite this the J70 preparations are underway at full. It is quite demanding. Winter started quite optimistic in December, however current reality deprives us of energy.
Warm weather during Christmas holiday caused some melting. You can ski only above 1,000 meters.
WINTER IN DECEMBER
We have not had such a nice winter for quite long. It is also possible to ski in the lower parts of the Jeseníky Mountains.
2.12.2017THE TRACK IS READY
REGISTRATION IS LIVE
Today we started the registration form. As a result you may sign for the XXX J70..
FIRST SNOW IN THE JESENÍKY MOUNTAINS
We have had first snow in this season from yesterday and you can ski on the medows around Nová Ves.
5th November 2017
The year 2018 marks already the # 30ieth volume, registration form runs from December 1, 2017.
1st September 2017
DATES FOR THE J70 No. 30IETH
J70, volume 30 will be held on Sunday, 11. 3. 2018.
3rd March 2017
NO JESENICKÁ 70 THIS YEAR
Reflecting the current snow conditions, in the lower parts of track especially, we have to cancel the J70 race.
At the Skřítek, Mravencovka, but mainly on the main ridge there is only a small icy crust onto which it is impossible to groom track. Also the stretch Červenohorské Sedlo – Švýcárna, in places where the tracks are not being routinely groomed all winter round, it is impossible to prepare tracks in relevant quality suitable to competing. Neither the weather forecast for the upcoming days is promising sufficient precipitation.
We have also considered some other options of the J70 track. Last year we held the race in an alternative route and this was accepted positively neither by racers (more than half did not come) nor with our partners who provide us support.
All the aforementioned reasons have lead us to a decision to have this year’s J70 cancelled. Our objective is to organize real rivalry race that suits the Jeseníky mountains and not some race in a loop.
For future we will have to consider transferring the race to upper parts of the Jeseníky, or change of dates respectively.
We believe you will understand our decision, as it was really not an easy one.
We shall return the starting fee in full to the account from which you paid. At the same time we will return the finances to all who have ordered the J70 T-shirt, it will eventually not be produced. The commemorative T-shirts will be left for the next, annual 30th volume of the J70.
We will appreciate if you remain in favor with us and we will glad to see you in the Jeseníky 11. 3. 2018.
28th Februay 2017
MOUNTAIN RIDGE TODAY
26th Februay 2017
JESENICKÁ 70 IN SERIOUS DANGER
We checked tracks during weekend again. After Fridays wind gusts the tracks are full of needles, cones and other dirt. Unfortunately there is no new snow and the forecast for the upcoming days says it should get warmer and it may rain in the lower parts. Under current conditions it would not be possible to hold the J70 in its full scope, in the lower parts there is only little snow and thus we would not be able to groom it. Final decision shall be made public on the web site until Friday 3.3.2017.
24th Februay 2017
Five days of warmer weather has been troubling us and raises concerns. At some important places as Skřítek, Mravencovka, main ridge of the Jeseníky we noticed decreasing amount of snow. There is 14 days left till the event, everything will depend on if, or how much snow we may still get.
19th Februay 2017
SNOW ON TRACK
During weekend we checked J70 track. There is still enough of snow and nothing prohibits from the J70 to be held in is full scope.
16th Februay 2017
remain till the 29th J70 volume starts.
8th Februay 2017
THIS YEAR’S FIRST THAW
decreased the snow cover in the Jeseniky especially in lower parts. The J70 tracks, however, have still enough snow.
2nd February 2017
THE POSTER 2017
31st January 2017
CRAFT JESENICKÁ 70 T-SHIRT FOR WOMEN
For women we have prepared an offer to purchase a J70 T-SHIRT (ladies functional wear CRAFT PRIME, short sleeve, pink color, with CRAFT & J70 logos).
Here you may find details.
The T-SHIRT is available at 350 Kč/piece and could be ordered via this order form until 20.2.2017. Ordered T-SHIRTS will be ready at the registration.
27th January 2017
CRAFT JESENICKÁ 70 T-SHIRT
Together with our main partner we have prepared an offer to purchase a J70 T-SHIRT (functional wear CRAFT PRIME, short sleeve, black color, with CRAFT & J70 logos).
Here you may find details.
The T-SHIRT is available at 350 Kč/piece and could be ordered via this order form until 20.2.2017. Ordered T-SHIRTS will be ready at the registration.
22nd January 2017
50 DAYS TO START
50 days remain till start of the Jesenicka 70. Step by step we prepare everything that the event is a success. There is plenty of snow so far and we believe that this year J70 will be held on its regular classical track between Skřítek - Červenohorské Sedlo and back.
15th January 2017
WINTER IN THE ČR
eventually started in its full speed. Currently it is possible to ski even in lower parts of the country, there is enough time to prepare for the most difficult run in the CR.
8th January 2017
GROOMING OF TRACKS
Starting from this weekend it is possible to practice on the J70 tracks, which are groomed in the Praded area and in the stretch Skřítek - Alfrédka.
3rd January 2017
RICH SNOW FALL
Even the lowe parts of the country eventually got some snow, the weather forecast promises some more in the days to come.
24th December 2016
1st October 2016
The year 2017 marks already the # 29th volume, registration form runs from November 1, 2016.
1st September 2016
DATES FOR THE J70 No. 29TH
J70, volume 29 will be held on Sunday, 12. 3. 2017.
18th March 2016
Final Word of Thanks
Jesenická 70 showed us a totally different face in comparison to last year. Weather was against us not only due to lack of snow (the place of start/finish had to be moved to the Ovcarna Chalet) but mainly the bad conditions during the race itself. Worse weather is not customary at the Praděd area. So even the J70 was shortened to a 50 Km and 30 km, it was the most demanding run, that was run in the CR this year.
Therefore we would like to thank to all who participated at the alternative route despite the bad weather conditions. We congratulate the winners and also to all who finished both tracks. For climbing up twice to the 1,492 meters high Praded mountain requires great morale, counting the fact, that the visibility was only ca 10 m.
We thank you all for your suggestions you sent whether to the note column or to mail. Appraisals were given especially to all of the voluntary organizers, who you were meeting at the event. center, on the track or at the refreshment points. Without them and their attitude, the race would not be made possible. We thank them all for that.
At the conclusion we may only state that the Jesenická 70 is really not only one of the many races. Even having the race shortened it is still the most demanding race in the world. And we stand for this statement unless somebody from the competitors prove otherwise.
We thank you one more time for having participated, enjoy the rest of the ski season and perhaps we see you again on March 12, 2017 in the Jeseniky at the J70.
1st March 2016
It took only one day and we suddenly have much more optimistic prospects. We have had +10 cm of new snow and the Jeseniky have -4ºC temperatures and it keeps snowing. The forecast promises some additional centimeters. Provided all turns out well we shall set out to prepare the J70 tracks, latest during this weekend.
27th February 2016
J70 - ALTERNATIVE RUTES
We have inspected the J70 track and must say, that under current snow conditions we are unable to hold the race in its full scope. We have two alternative options, under which it would be possible, under current conditions, to hold the race in a shortened form.
One option is on the hillside above Skřítek, direction to Alfrédka, further on to the Kotel with an alternative route down to Mravencovka.
Another option is from the Červenohorské sedlo, taking rounds from Malý Jezerník – under Velký Jezerník – Petrovka, finish on top of Praděd.
Both options have its moot points and organizational obstacles.
Weather will eventually decide. Provided we will have some more snow we will for sure go for one of the options and the J70 will be held. Provided it should rain and the remaining snow shall melt away, then we will have to cancel. If so, we will return starting fee to those who have already paid.
24th February 2016
BIBS ARE READY
and look like as follows:
22nd February 2016
WHAT (the heck) IS GOING ON?
Snow disappears before our eyes. rain and above zero temperatures force us to start preparing an alternative track of the J70. We leave the final decision till the very last moment, we will inform duly.
14th February 2016
14 DAYS REMAINING
till the registration deadline for basic starting fee. Those who seriously consider to take part should not hesitate. We notify that the number of possible participants is limited by the capacity of starting bibs.
12th February 2016
remain to start of the 28th J70 and we come out with the poster, this is how it looks like this year:
10th February 2016
Today some snow was falling so now it looks like winter in the mountains again, in the Jeseniky.
7th February 2016
With some troubles, but it is still possible to around the Aldrédka and between the Ovčárna and the Červenohorské sedlo.
5th February 2016
Respecting the fact the snow cover still diminishes and the long-term weather forecasts, we start to consider alternative J70 route. We will try all possible measures that the race eventually takes place.
1st February 2016
KÖNIG LUDWIG LAUF CANCELLED
With regrets we noted that one of the well-known Worldloppet races, the König Ludwig Lauf, had to be cancelled. In the Jeseníky it does not seem to be same as in Bavaria, Germany. In the night from Sunday to Monday there was some new snow and there is plenty of time till the J70 start to snow some more.
28th January 2016
The weather seems not favorable to skiing. The J70 track has got some serious tackle this week. Under current conditions it would not be at all possible to organize the race in full scope. However, we still believe the winter returns and we will be able to enjoy it same as we did last year.
25th January 2016
IT IS RAINING
After the last weekend gorgeous conditions we are having a total weather turnover. It is raining into our tracks :-(
22nd January 2016
ELIŠKA'S PISTURES ON FB
We thank Eliška for her pictures contributions posted on FB. And do believe, that this upcoming weekend, we may expect the skiing be even much better.
16th January 2016
GROOMING OF J70 TRACKS
Starting from 16. 1. we are having newly machine-groomed tracks in stretch Skřítek - Alfrédka, and also Švýcárna - Červenohorské sedlo. Make the trip there to take a look on your own.
15th January 2016
J70 ON FACEBOOK
For those of you on social networks, we have setup new pages on Facebook. You may join us there.
11th January 2016
promises snow this week. If the forecast fulfills, we believe that it will be made possible to ski, except for the Praděd area, also on the other parts of the J70 track. Especially in the stretch Skřítek - Alfrédka.
7th January 2016
WHERE TO PRACTICE
The season starts also at the foothills of the Jeseníky. Starting from today you may ski on tracks of Nová Ves, being prepared by the SKP Olomouc members. detailed info on conditions could be found at their web pages.
1st January 2016
25th September 2015
REGISTRATION IS LIVE
Today we started the registration form. As a result you may sign for the 28th J70. Before your registration please read Bulletins carefully, especially rules on how to proceed with your payment. Immediatelly after you have registered please check whether you have been included in the list of participants. In case you are not listed then probably it is so due to some technical problems (incomplete data). In such case please file your registration one more time. On condition you encounter a problem with registration repeatedly, please send us an e-mail and we will take care.
20th September 2015
PROPOSITION OF THE 28th JESENICKÁ 70
We've made a proposition for the 28th JESENICKÁ 70. If you do not clear anything, write, call...
13th March 2015
J70 CLOSING UP
The J70 this year was more than a beautiful race. We were blessed by mother nature who granted nice weather. In the week prior to the race it snowed so the old snow was covered with new and clean snow cover. During the race it was calm, sun was shining so we could let competitors on the 70km track climb up to the main ridge of the Jeseniky. The outlooks must have been, for sure, worth the great efforts the competitors had to endure, especially on the 70km track.
At this spot we would like to express our thanks to those who took the opportunity we offered and participated. We congratulate the winners and also those who completed the whole competition on both tracks.
We thank for your praising and hints you have been sending us whethe to the comments or directly to email. Words of praise belong especially to all volunteers you were meeting at event center, on the track, at refreshment points. It would not be possible to make this competition happen without them and their diligent attitude. We thank them for this very much.
At the end we may state that the Jesenicka 70 is really not only one of the many long distance races, but while having such a beautiful weather as we had on Sunday it is still the most difficult race in the world. We shall stand firm behind this statement until any of the competitors is able to proof otherwise.
We thank you all one more time for taking part, enjoy rest of the skiing season and next year, perhaps, let us meet again on March 13, 2016 in the Jeseniky mountains at the J70.
12th March 2015
TO ALL, who support the Jesenicka 70, without their support and outgoing attitude it would not be possible to make this event happen in such quality. Thanks belong especially to:
CRAFT, the J70 General Partner
RETIS GROUP, BIRELL, START, ENERVIT, and other partners of the J70
Municipality of Malá Morávka, Jeseníky - Sdružení cestovního ruchu (Union of travel), CHKO Jeseníky (Natural Reserve), Horská služba Jeseníky (Mountain Emergency Service), FENIX ski team Jeseník, Hotel Figura, Chata Sabinka (challet), Hotel Červenohorské Sedlo
11th March 2015
PHOTOS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED
and you may see them under the Photo gallery link.
10th March 2015
WE ALL HAVE IT BEHIND US
Judging the visiting rates on our web pages in the past two days you may ask yourselves a question: What have the organizers been doing?
There are neither results with intermediate times nor photos on the web yet :-(
Well, we have managed to clean up the event center and are as tired as you were after having completed the 70km :-)
But we shall try so that all info you are expecting would be up as soon as possible.
We will try to put the photo gallery together in course of tomorrow.
Please write any comments you may have, it will for sure help us so that the next year, on condition this year will meet positive responses, would be moved even farther again…
7th March 2015
UPDATED START LIST AND ON-LINE RESULTS
ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM TURNED OFF
Those interested to take part in the race may still sign up in person at the registration for a higher starting fee, ideally on Saturday (see Bulletin - until all the prepared starting bibs have been used).
6th March 2015
In order you may sucessfully finish the race despite technical problems with waxing, we have prepared three waxing zones. First at Alfrédka (13the or 16the km respectivelly), at Ovčárna (23rd and 47th km) and at the Červenohorské sedlo - 36th km on the 70 km track.
Here waxes of the START brand will be ready for you in case you will need to use them to wax.
NOTE! Each competitor waxws hor himself, in case klisters need to be used you may use hot air, creme, cloths to clean hands.
THE RACE TRACK
shall not be closed for the participants exclusively. You may encounter tourists on the track. We hereby ask you all for mutual consideration and tolerance. Please give right of way to competitors.
ONE WAY BOOTH
Here you will have opportunity to discuss about how to wax or you may, after having agreed with them, have your skis waxed by professional servicemen. The booth shall operate from Sunday morning. Those who are interested may call +420 777 665 271 and agree specific conditions.
shall be done by movable signboards placed at all of the most important crossroads and stretches. The signboards look as follows:
5th March 2015
General Partner of our race
has prepared some valuable prices for winners who may look forward to them. Our competitors have something to compete for. We shall award first three in all categories on both tracks.
4th March 2015
THE START-FINISH AREA
Today we have started to prepare the start-finish area. Final grooming shall be done on Saturday evening.
3rd March 2015
seems to be getting on favorable terms with us. In the Jeseniky fell some 10 cm of new snow and the forecast sounds very optimistic. We’ll have some sunshine and it will freeze. So we hope everybody will enjoy and the outlooks from top of the ridge will be worth it.
2nd March 2015
We have started to assign starting bibs to the valid registrations. The bibs will differ by color according to the individual track. The chips for the 40 km will have a value of +200. In case a competitor will have his starting bib No 1, his chip and in the starting list he will be listed under 201.
27th February 2015
START AND FINISH AREA
Due to current warmer weather we shall start to prepare the start-finish area only during next week. All in order that the snow does not get flown away from the starting meadow by potential rain. The pre-accumulated heaps of snow will be spread as soon as it gets colder.
25th February 2015
And this is indeed a good news because the old snow covered a new layer of fresh snow. There is only come 5cm of new snow but the good thing is – it keeps falling.
23rd February 2015
FIRST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
After the first deadline we have an enrollment of 129 competitors who signed up for both J70 tracks. Let us thank all who showed their interest for their favor. However, a lot of registrations are still waiting to become valid :-(
20th February 2015
We started to groom the J70 stretch marked by Červenohorské sedlo - Švýcárna via the Jezerníky:
13th February 2015
THE CONDITIONS FOR CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
Currently, the conditions for cross-country skiing are just perfect in the Jeseniky mountains. There is enough snow covering the whole J70 track, which are perfectly groomed. The track was not hurt by the February warming by the least. The weather for the upcoming days should remain the same as today when we inspected the track:
2nd February 2015
14 DAYS LEFT...
There are still 14 days left for basic starting fee entries. Those of you who are really serious about participating at the J70, should not hesitate with their registrations any longer. We notify that the number of entries is limited by capacity of starting bibs. It is also possible to sign up at the day of start, however, only in case the starting bibs are not sold out.
27th January 2015
40 DAYS TILL START
There are 40 days left till the Jesenicka 70 starts. Winter in the CR has eventually outpoured, currently it is possible to practice x-vc also in the lowlands. Gradually we keep preparing everything needed for the successful, smooth competition.
19th January 2015
CURRENT STATUS OF TRACKS
During last weekend we went through major part of the J70 track. We believe this season comes out well, currently there lies some 30 – 60 cm of snow. In the worst case the J70 will be held in the upper parts of the Jeseniky mountains, for sure. We do everything possible to make it happen.
13th January 2015
Gradually, our starting roll fills up. According to the list of participants the J70 will be an international event again. At the starting line will be standing competitors from the Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, Ireland. We shall see whether some other countries add up.
5th January 2015
Eventually it snowed today, even in the lower parts of the Jeseniky. During the day some 30cm of snow fell and the snowgroomers started tracks grooming on other parts of the J70 track. Provided nothing extraordinary occurs, we believe, we may count on the J70 this year.
31st December 2014
We wish you a good waxing and a lot of snow in 2015.
30th November 2014
It seems we’re having winter coming in, eventually. Despite the fact it is only some kind of glaze frost we believe the real winter is the Jeseniky bound.
25th November 2014
APPROVAL FROM THE CHKO JESENÍKY (Jeseniky Nature Reserve)
We have acquired an approval from the CHKO Jeseníky to organize the J70. This is the most important document consisting of 11 pages. So hopefully there is nothing to prohibit us from successful organization of the J70 event next year.
23rd October 2014
FIRST SNOW ON PRADED
We have had first snow in the Jeseniky Mountains in this season. This reminds us of the need to get fully into preparations to the 27th volume of the Jesenicka 70. Of course that we have not been idle untill now, the negotiations with the officials of the CHKO Jeseníky (natural reservation) have been going on since this summer.
31st July 2014
REGISTRATION IS LIVE
Today we started the registration form. As a result you may sign for the 27th J70. Before your registration please read Bulletins carefully, especially rules on how to proceed with your payment. Immediatelly after you have registered please check whether you have been included in the list of participants. In case you are not listed then probably it is so due to some technical problems (incomplete data). In such case please file your registration one more time. On condition you encounter a problem with registration repeatedly, please send us an e-mail and we will take care.
30th July 2014
PROPOSITION OF THE 27th JESENICKÁ 70
We've made a proposition for the 27th JESENICKÁ 70. If you do not clear anything, write, call...
10th March 2014
COMPETITORS ON THE J70 TRACK
Despite of the J70 cancellation, several competitors appeared on the track on Sunday. Among others there were also our friends from Finland who had also enrolled for the race earlier. We went together through some sections of J70, where it was still possible to ski. Too bad the competition could not take place. We believe that in such sunny weather everybody would have enjoyed the beauty of the Jeseniky mountains. So perhaps next year.
5th March 2014
YOUR REACTIONS TO RACE CANCELLATION
We thank you for your responses you keep sending us to our e-mail. You can also place your opinions directly to the „Commences“ box.
You may also check what kind of starting bibs we prepared for you:
4th March 2014
THE J70 WILL NOT BE RUN THIS YEAR
Dear friends of sports,
we are very sorry that you will not have opprotunity to appreciate our great efforts to organize the J70 this year. Unfortunatelly we are forced to cancel this competition. We know that this winter did a lot of trouble to all fans of white tracks. Even 10 days ago we were persuaded we could make the J70 happen. We are sorry even more now that we had to make the decision today and cancel the race. The mother nature was stronger than us and we could not fight it over.
We feel there is great hunger to organize any race where you could take a glide on your skis in a nicely groomed track. We have tried to offer this opportunity to you. Respecting the snow conditions reigning over this winter in the whole country we even had negotiated an alternative option to enable this competition. By making this move we significantly diverged from our J70 creed, which is a demanding profile in the conditions of our beautiful Jeseniky mountains.
The course of weather thwarted even these our plans. Today we inspected the tracks, after having seen reality we must state that even the alternative route does not meet parameters of a decent race and there is no more option on how to make the competition possible. On many locations there is only a tiny icy crust, into which it is not possible to trace the track and on many sections there is no snow at all. You may check the status of several locations on the track by viewing our photos we made today.
We are rather unhappy about disappointing you, the weather disappointed us. But we rather opted for cancellation to a state where you’d be forced to take your skis off and run with them in your hands ... We believe you shall understand our decision, it was not easy at all. We shall return the starting fee in full to your accounts from which you sent it. We will be glad if you stay in favor with us. We will be happy to see you in the Jeseniky mountains next year, on March 8, 2015.
28th February 2014
The weather seems to be still against us. The forecast that had seemed so optimistic early this week has, by far, shifted into a bit gloomier one. The critical situation with snow continues. The upcoming weekend shall decide whether we are able to maintain snow on the J70 track. Final decision will be made on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
26th February 2014
PROFILE OF THE 30 KM TRACK
We’d like to publish the 30 km profile. This is the course on which we shall compete on condition there are going to be sufficiently good snow conditions:
25th February 2014
Are you still laughing considering the fact we still keep writing about J70 preparations? Do you follow weather forecast? Indeed it may may not turn out the way we want. Possible. It is also possible that despite all our efforts the J70 will not happen. Nevertheless if you check the forecast as of Feb 25, 2014, this one is pretty optimistic and it would be a shame not to use the opportunity to try to make the J70 possible.
Yes, weather forecast may not, but also may be accurate.
21st February 2014
MAP OF THE J70 ALTERNATIVE TRACK
The map of the alternative track is HERE. We are currently working with three optional distances – 50/25 km, 60/30 km and ca 63-65/33-35 km. Final version depends on current snow conditions. We will decide in the last week before the race. We will keep you continually posted on the overall organization of start-finnish, event center etc.
19th February 2014
ALTERNATIVE J70 TRAK
Today, we have agreed with the management of the CHKO Jeseníky (Natural Reserve), Lesy ČR (Czech Forestry) and the municipality of Malá Morávka on the alternative track of the J70. We thank all affected parties for their helpful attitude that resulted that the Jesenicka 70 will eventually be made possible.
The only place where it is possible to ski in the Jeseniky mtns is in the stretch marked by these tourist marks (locations) the „Pod Ztracenými kameny“ – „Alfrédka“ – „Malý kotel“ – the route to the path heading to the „Velký kotel“.
On condition the snow lasts, the J70 shall be held within this stretch. The track is probably going to be a bit shorter, it shall not be, for sure, so demanding as the regular J70, but it will take place.
17th February 2014
WEATHER AGAINST US
The snow conditions are ratrher poor here in the Jeseniky mountains, as well as in the whole country. Moreover, the 10 day forecast does not promise any new snow. With the probability closing almost to 100% shall not be held on the original track Skřítek – Červenohorske sedlo and back. We negotiate with parties involved on an alternative track.
We shall notify in time. Current pics from the J70 starting meadow at Skřítek:
15th February 2014
1ST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
One week before first registration deadline we record 50 competitors on both tracks. Thank you.
12th February 2014
CONDITION OF THE J70 TRACK
Snow fell at long last. You can see the condition from today here:
8th February 2014
A MONTH UNTIL J70 STARTS
The situation has not yet improved up in the mountains in the Czech Republic. There is only little snow and the outlook is not the best one. Considering the weather conditions we start solving alternative options for J70. We will do our utmost so that the race takes place.
4th February 2014
This year poster is ready, you may check its appearance here:
27th January 2014
J70, SKI CLASSIC MARATHON
Because of the fact we have some number of foreign participants on the J70 starting roll, we have slightly modified our competition logo. The change was made so that all understand (in the world) what it is about.
We believe everyone will understand the subtitle.
18th January 2014
WINTER IS STILL SUMMER SLEEPING
But do not be worried, our mother nature isn't silly. There is still enough time till the J70's start and, except for some locations, there is still snow lying on the J70 track. Despite other races in the Czech Republic are being canceled or postponed, our J70 will be prepared as planned.
10th January 2014
TRACKS GROOMING AT THE PRADĚD AREA
Recently we have been asked about the status of tracks and its grooming among the Praděd (Praded TV Tower), Kurzovní chata (Kurzovni Cottage), Ovčárna (Ovcarna Cottage), Švýcárna (Svycarna Challet). We have to note we are only organizing the J70 as an event which leads through these areas. However, we are unable to influence the quality or frequency of tracks being groomed there. We know that weather in this winter season is rather tricky and the Praděd area is one of the last in the whole CR, where there are sufficient natural snow conditions (also according to the Natural Reserve Jeseníky regulations) allowing your tracks prepare and groom on daily basis. We are sorry that this fact is at no avail of those who are responsible for such grooming service. There is nothing left but to be turning with your quests to the responsible persons there, respectivelly to the Moravskoslezsky Region, the office that provides financial support for tracks grooming.
3rd January 2014
We have entered 2014 with temperatures of up to +10°C in the whole Czech Republic, thus snow stays only above 1,000 m.a.s.l.. It is possible to ski on the J70 track in vicinity of the Alfédka (Alfredka Lodge) and at the Praděd area. However, the quality of snow corresponds with the temperatures and ski waxing is rather difficult.
24th December 2013
May your Christmas Holidays be joyful, filled with peace and happiness. In 2014 we wish that all tracks ahead of you be only well groomed.
30th November 2013
100 DAYS TILL J70 STARTS
There are last 100 days for training left. You all are for sure impatiently waiting for a big snowfall. The Jeseníky mountains are covered with some 30 cm of snow now and it is possible to ski there.
We wish you many happy kilometers.
9th November 2013
PREPARATIONS FOR THE 26th J70 STARTED
Besides activities performed on our J70 web pages we have also been active in proceedings regarding aquiring formal approval of the competition. We have been dealing with the „CHKO Jeseníky“ Office (Protected Region of the Jeseniky Mountains) on conditions under which we may organize the competition. We shall try to negotiate several changes about which you shall be informed later.
22nd October 2013
HISTORY OF J70 - PHOTOS
All historical photos we were able to acquire can be seen in the historical gallery. In case you have any information regarding some of the photos – persons in the picture, perhaps year in which the picture was taken – please let us have your comment, we will post it up.
10th October 2013
In the "Race History" section we complemented all documents about J70, that we were able to obtain so far. On condition some of you possess any results prior to 1980 or any material regarding J70, we shall be gratefull if you could let us borrow it for a brief.
24th September 2013
It may seem unbelievable but it is true indeed. At J70 starting line we will have at least six athletes from Finland. It is going to be for sure interesting competition for the local field and a possibility to compare their performance with them Scandinavians.
21st June 2013
REGISTRATION IS LIVE
Today we started the registration form. As a result you may sign for the 26th J70. Before your registration please read Bulletins carefully, especially rules on how to proceed with your payment. Immediatelly after you have registered please check whether you have been included in the list of participants. In case you are not listed then probably it is so due to some technical problems (incomplete data). In such case please file your registration one more time. On condition you encounter a problem with registration repeatedly, please send us an e-mail and we will take care.
20th June 2013
PROPOSITION OF THE 26th JESENICKÁ 70
We've made a proposition for the 26th JESENICKÁ 70. If you do not clear anything, write, call...
Měli jsme umístěno několik reklamních plachet v exponovaných místech Jeseníků. Při úklidu trati jsme zjistili, že nám s úklidem dvou plachet někdo pomohl. Chybí nám plachta z Červenohorského sedla a z Mravencovky. Pokud je kdokoliv z vás někde uvidí viset, dejte nám prosím vědět. Chceme je využít i v budoucnu. Děkujeme.
REPORTÁŽ ČT - SPORT V REGIONECH
Dnes jsme vás informovali o tom, že proběhne reportáž ČT. Ta skutečně proběhla, ale v pořadu Sport v regionech na ČTsport v 15:25. Kdo ji nestihl, se může podívat zde:
Zveřejnili jsme fotky z letošní J70. Pokud i vy máte nějakou galerii, pošlete nám odkaz a my ho zveřejníme na stránkách fotogalerií.
REPORTÁŽ NA ČT1 / ČT24
Ve čtvrtek 14.3. by se v Událostech v regionech v 18:00 na ČT1 (ČT24) mohla objevit reportáž z J70.
J70 V MÉDIÍCH
Je až neuvěřitelné, s jakým zájmem médií se J70 setkala. Na ČT24 běžel téměř "přímý přenos". Další štáby dělaly reportáže a chystá se krátký sestřih do regionálního vysílání. O tom vás ještě budeme informovat. Zatím se můžete podívat zde:
Start J70 je také na YOUTUBE, podívejte se zde.
TAK TO MÁME VŠICHNI ZA SEBOU
Sedíte doma v papučích, koukáte na výsledky a říkáte si, co ti pořadatelé dělají? Výsledky ani fotky na webu ještě nemají :-(
No, podařilo se nám uklidit centrum závodů a jsme unavení tak jako vy po těch 70 km :-)
Ale budeme se snažit, aby všechny informace, které od nás očekáváte, byly na stránkách co nejdříve. Pište nám do připomínek vše, co vás napadne a nám to jistě pomůže k tomu, aby příští ročník, pokud se letošní setká s kladnou odezvou, byl zase o něco dál...
Děkujeme vám všem, že jste nám pomohli uvést v realitu nejen náš sen! Ale, že se nám všem díky dnešní akci podařilo skutečně položit reálný základ novodobé tradici JESENICKÉ 70!
Základ: Klister SWIX KR30 (modrý)
Horní vrstva: Klister SWIX Universal KR60 (+5°C až 0°C) + Klister SWIX KR40 (-3°C až +2°C, fialový)
V případě, že se ochladí:
Horní vrstva: Klister SWIX Universal K21N (-5°C až +3°C) + Klister SWIX KR35 (fialový s modrým proužkem)
Alternativně jiné značky klistru.
Závod se jede klasickou technikou. Běží se v připravené stopě s využitím techniky střídavého běhu a jízdy soupaž. Kromě těchto prvků je povoleno odšlapování (odraz jednou lyží) v zatáčce, odšlapování při přejíždění ze stopy do stopy a tzv. stromeček (lyže do „V“ při překonávání prudkého stoupání), při kterém ale nesmí docházet ke skluzu. Tento styl se nazývá klasický nebo také severský. Nedodržení může vést k diskvalifikaci. Bruslení je zakázáno.
Vzhledem ke změně počasí, která přijde, zveřejníme doporučení mázy zítra podle aktuálního vývoje.
Bohužel, přírodu neovlivníme a tak po slunečném týdnu přišla změna počasí. Věříme, že vás nečeká "klasické počasí na Pradědu" tak, jak ho většinou známe my ;-) Sněhu je na celé trati dost a jeho kvalita ve vyšších partiích Jeseníků je velmi dobrá.
PŘES 200 PŘIHLÁŠENÝCH
Na obou tratích vás pojede více než sto, takže to vypadá, že budeme vyprodaní. Děkujeme za vaši důvěru a přízeň.
Parkoviště "Na Skřítku" je na soukromém pozemku a jeho kapacita je omezena na cca 160 aut. Velmi by pomohlo, kdyby vás mohlo přijet vždy jedním autem více. Prosíme vás, pokud můžete, domluvte se mezi sebou. Je vás dost z jednoho klubu či města. Děkujeme.
VÍKENDOVÉ SNÍMKY Z TRATÍ
Také jsme pro vás o víkendu, při úpravě tratí, pořídili několik snímků, ať máte představu, jak to na tratích bude vypadat a jaké výhledy můžete při závodě, v případě příznivého počasí, spatřit. K nahlédnutí zde.
Během víkendu jsme projeli poslední pasáže tratí a můžeme tak zveřejnit konečné profily:
NABÍDKA PRODUKTŮ ENERVIT
V březnovém čísle časopisu pro běžecké lyžování NORDICmag vyšel článek o J70. Je tam ale také spousta dalšího zajímavého a poutavého čtení, které by vás mohlo zajímat.
Jsou pro vás již připravena a vypadají takto:
Velká neznámá a současně rozhodující faktor úspěchu či neúspěchu J70. Bohužel ho neumíme ovlivnit. Tak jen doufáme, že nám příroda bude nakloněna a na Jeseníkách to nebude vypadat jako dnes, kdy by se závod na 70 km díky silnému větru nemohl uskutečnit na plánované trati. V takovém případě máme nachystánu náhradní variantu, o které vás budeme včas informovat.
Upozorňujeme, že v tomto týdnu končí možnost uhradit startovné v základní výši. Více o úhradách a termínech čtěte v propozicích.
TRAŤ 40 KM S MEZINÁRODNÍ ÚČASTÍ
Další novinka na J70? Nevíme, zda v minulosti startovali na J70 závodníci ze zahraničí. Víme však, že se letos závodu na 40 km účastní závodník původem z Keni!
JE J70 NEJTĚŽŠÍ?
Několik účastníků běžeckých závodů, kteří v minulosti absolvovali jak J70, tak i třeba J50, K70 a další lyžařské "maratony" (včetně těch zahraničních, které jsou v sérii Worldloppet), nám sdělili svůj názor, že JESENICKÁ 70 byla v minulosti vůbec nejtěžším závodem v běžeckém lyžování. Co si o tom myslíte vy? Napište nám svůj názor do připomínek.
ČTYŘI TÝDNY DO STARTU
Za čtyři týdny budeme všichni společně na startu obnovené legendy JESENICKÉ 70. Vy jako trénovaní borci, kteří mají odvahu a sílu pustit se do velké výzvy - jednoho z nejtěžších závodů v běžeckém lyžování a my jako pořadatelé, kteří se budou snažit připravit pro vás důstojný průběh J70, který naváže na úspěšnou tradici.
ZÁVOD NA 40 km
Všechny, kteří si netroufají odjet závod na 70 km, upozorňujeme, že mají možnost přihlásit se na trať 40 km. Informace čtěte v propozicích.
Stejně jako v minulých ročnících J70 byl stanoven časový limit na Červenohorském sedle pro závodníky na 70 km. Časová kontrola je ve 12:30 hodin, po 4 hodinách závodu. Závodníci, kteří přijedou na kontrolu po tomto časovém limitu, již nebudou moci v závodě pokračovat a budou převezeni do prostoru cíle sběrným busem.
Díky vstřícnému přístupu pana Ivana Soviše z Rýmařova jsme získali velmi cenné historické materiály o konání většiny ročníků závodu J70. Postupně je budeme zveřejňovat na našich stránkách v sekci historie. Panu Sovišovi tímto velmi děkujeme.
ZMĚNA ČASU STARTU NA 70 km
V souladu s historickými podklady, které máme o J70 k dispozici, posouváme čas stratu závodu na 70 km na 8:30 hod. Podle toho bude také posunut čas prezentace, podrobnosti čtěte v propozicích.
Už více než před týdnem konečně začala pořádná zima i v Jeseníkách. Stopy pro běžecké lyžování jsou upraveny i na části trati J70. Můžete toho využít k tréninku zejména v úseku start - Alfrédka - Mravencovka a zpět, dále pak v úseku Ovčárna - Červenohorské sedlo. Úsek Alfrédka - Ovčárna bude upraven až na závod.
PRVNÍ PŘIHLÁŠENÁ ŽENA
Jako první žena se do letošního ročníku J70 přihlásila Eliška Kubínová, na trať 40km. Děkujeme a také ona získává startovné zdarma!
Na Jizerské 50 jsme udělali první větší propagaci našeho závodu a výsledkem je 200 návštěv na našich stránkách.
Historicky prvním přihlášeným v novodobé historii J70 je Robert Growka. Děkujeme a jako odměnu od nás získává startovné zdarma!
SPUŠTĚNÍ STRÁNEK J70
Spustili jsme oficiální stránky s informacemi k 25. ročníku JESENICKÉ 70.
Zobrazit minulý ročník: 2013