The idea to launch the community run Podnuselák was conceived by Petr Štádler and his wife Lucie, of the Probuďme Nusle association. When staying in Sheffield, the United Kingdom, they got inspired by their regular participation in the famous Parkrun’s local run. From that point it was only a short step away from founding a similar event, although one less exacting in terms of organization, in their home neighbourhood of Nusle, Prague. The run is organized by members and supporters of the Probuďme Nusle association and other active individuals from Nusle and from around Folimanka to whom the idea of a community run has appealed.
Petr Štádler is the chairman of the Probuďme Nusle association and an enthusiastic recreational runner. He takes active interest in community affairs, in public space and its cultivation.
Lucie Štádlerová is a member of the Probuďme Nusle association and a former active Parkrun participant. She wants to feel at home in her neighbourhood, which is why she fosters neighbourly relations and supports community projects.
Jan Vršovský is Vinohrady’s resident at the moment but the promise of a community run makes him venture even to Nusle because he likes bottom-top initiatives. On the contrary, he prefers top-bottom perspectives while running. In projects as well as in hill running he specializes on technical obstacles.
Helena Kavanová has lived in Nusle for almost twenty years. She enjoys living there and likes to organize various events. The idea of a run through Nusle, the so-called Podnuselák, has appealed to her immediately – she considers it to be an excellent event worthy of attention and support.
Karolina Mendlová is an active member of the Přátelé Nuselských schodů (Friends of Nusle Steps) initiative and an enthusiast into white wine, animals, sarcasm and electronic music. She’s not much into sports – what energizes her is dancing, helping people and animals and cultivating her surroundings. And, most importantly: Fun is the spice of life!
Martina Němcová is a Mattoni Freerun running (jogging) coach under RunCzech. She helps runners to start, to carry on and to improve their PBs. She takes active interest in ecology and healthy lifestyle.
Lucie Balaštíková is the vice-chairman of the Probuďme Nusle association, Podnuselák’s medic and also, as a keen runner, its most enthusiastic and most regular participant. No wonder she’s also Podnuselák’s current women’s record holder!
Kateřina Kozlová works as a physio, and can thus fill in as Podnuselák’s medic. She’s yet another member of our team with active Parkrun experience and, as another avid runner, she takes part in Podnuselák both as an organizer and as a contestant.