Herceg Novi – In hinterland of Herceg Novi last weekend Orjen marathon was held, 8th in a row, on which about 50 mountain climbers, recreational participants and other interested parties from Podgorica, Kotor, Kolasin, as well as from England, Canada, Norway took part in. manifestation was imagined as a promotion of mountaineering and tourist valorization of Herceg Novi hinterland.
The start and the goal of the race were in mountain home “Za Vratlom” at 1.660 meters of height above the sea level. On marathon path, 27 kilometers long, 10 male and four female mountain climbers competed. Dragan Jovanovic came first from mountain club “Pestingrad” from Podgorica, who crossed the path for 6 hours and 5 minutes, second was Zeljko Markovic from “Gorica”, and third Zoran Mirotic from “Komovi” also from Podgorica.
In female compeptition, first place won Edita Files – Bradaric, and Vesna Nikolic, member of Podgorica club “Gorica”.
Other participants of the manifestation, led by guides of MC “Subra” visited the southeast part of the massif of Orjen.
In a half a day visit they climbed on four summits – Siljevik, Robodo, Vranjaj, and Radostak, from where a great view stretches on the massif of Orjen and Boka bay.
Among recreational participants was an English men Steve Goss, who is employed in European agency for reconstruction in Belgrade.
He has no objections for the organization of the manifestation. He is thrilled with gorgeous nature, especially flora of Orjen, and he is convinced that the tourist potential of that mountain is significant, and that it should be better valorized as soon as possible.
President of MC “Subra” Zeljko Starcevic is satisfied with Orjen marathon. He is convinced that next year it will have more participants. The organizer of the manifestation was “Subra” from Herceg Novi, along with the help of Herceg Novi tourist agencies “Black Mountain”, “DAS”, and “Delta MOS”.