Dear BERLIN MARATHON Jubilee Club members,
We are pleased to send you the newest edition of Running News with
information on everything that is going on with respect to running and the
In our last letter we were a little too brief in informing you about the
changes going on within our organisational structures of leadership.
As you probably know by now, after 30 years heading the BERLIN MARATHON and
40 years organising races (the first cross country race was on November 8,
1964) and after having reached a certain age in October 2003, according to my
plans and right on schedule I stepped down from the “first line” in
the daily work of running.
I would like to express my thanks and recognition to everyone who
has been there from the start, the participants and runners, as well as the
volunteers, for their loyalty and “good condition” over so
many years of running.
Whether that loyalty has covered all 30 years of the BERLIN MARATHON - or 40
years of cross country - or “only“ 10 years as a newcomer, this
time shared is an important part of our life, whether as organiser or
If you have been following the website of the real,- BERLIN MARATHON,
you’ll know that I recently ran for the first time (since 1966)
in one of my “own races". That shows that my health
is doing better again, and I’m not out of the race yet. However, like the
symbolic and real passing of the baton in the TEAM RELAY on June 17, 2004, from
Horst to Mark Milde (the new Race Director of the real,- BERLIN MARATHON), this
passing of the baton has taken place in the organisational structures, as
Mark Milde, together with his team, will now be responsible for the
successful organisation of the various races and the real,- BERLIN MARATHON.
For me that does not mean an end of my involvement, but a move to the board of
directors, where I will continue to be active, and especially at the service of
the Jubilees. (I want to still be involved when Bernd Hübner fills up his
I can assure you that the complete and successful organisational team of SCC
RUNNING will continue to make the real,- BERLIN MARATHON the great annual event
and running festival that it has been in the past.
Thank you for your decades of confidence and
See you on the roads!