Last Saturday I was running the traditional Ultralong distance race Blodslitet
in Fredrikstad, witch was 23,5 km long with mass start. After victory the last two years I was leading the Ragnar Weums Trophy
, where the best runner overall 2008 - 2010 got 20.000 NOK. If my strongest opponent Anders Nordberg won the race I had to finish top 10 to win overall.
I started safe and was in the lead of the group with my forking to the first two controls, but then I took my own route to the 3rd control. I think the route choice was good, but I missed the control by two minutes, and was running alone most of the remaining part of the 3 forked loops of 3 km each. I continued doing some smaller mistakes, partly because I had problems reading the detailed map in 1:15000.
Out on the last long loop I was 13th, and had to pass some runners to win the Ragnar Weums Trophy. The first half of the long loop went well, and I was actually able to catch up some time to Andres Nordberg, who was alone in the lead. When I passed the arena at the end of the race I heard I was 8th, and I was relaxing a bit at the same times as I started to get really tired. I could finish on the 8th place, far behind Nordberg, and disappointed about my performance in the first part of the race, but happy I was still able to win the Ragnar Weums Trophy. On Blodslitets homepage you can find results, splits, GPS tacking and maps
, but unfortunately it looks like my GPS was not working
On Sunday I travelled directly to Beijing in China, where I am going to run Park World Tour
the coming days. The reason I have not made any update before is that we have not had internet connection before today, but I will hopefully write more after tomorrow’s sprint race in the Olympic park. Orientering.no
made an short interview with me about PWT today.