Ziegelwiese parkrun, Halle #2

Race Date: Saturday, 26/10/2019
Race Distance: 5 Km

Brick Meadow parkrun being the English translation. Not far from the centre of Halle, near Leipzig. The park is pretty with autumn trees and water features. The course is 2 laps largely on hard tracks. Obstacles include a tai chi group exercising with swords right across the finish of each lap. The park is famous for its fountain and lantern festival apparently. They only had 8 runners for this difficult second week after 21 for the first, but inevitably alphabet tourists will swell this in future. Katy gained another First Ladyship. "The fountain Halle is located on the Ziegelwiese, an inland west of the Saale and east of the mill race, located in the district Saaleaue the city of Halle (Saale) . It is the third highest in Europe. The fountain was built in 1968 on the occasion of the 10th Workers Festival of the GDR , which took place from 14 to 16 June, built and put into operation. Located in the floodplain of the Saale, the drive and pump technology was twice completely submerged over the years, so that operation was hardly possible anymore. A private initiative (Friends of the Fountain) managed between 2007 and 2009 to collect a total of about 250,000 € donations in kind and money, with which a complete renewal of the technology was possible. Since 2009, the fountain is back in regular operation. The water fountain reaches a height of 80 meters with a pump motor output of 160 kilowatts. The pump capacity is up to 400 cubic meters per hour, the maximum pressure 10 bar. The water basin - the fountains pond - is artificially created and has a capacity of about 25,000 cubic meters and an area of ​​about 1 ha. It was designed in the form of an ellipse because of the prevailing wind conditions .