OLD NEWS >> October 2003
2003-10-27 More from Raid Uppsala:
On Saturday (2003-10-18) I competed together with Emelie Tillegård
from our team Silva
in an adventure race called Raid Uppsala.The disciplines were orienteering,
MTB and paddling divided into 8 sections. Our time was 8hours9min59s.
We won the women-cathegory and took 5th place totally (40' after the winners
in men-cathegory). Results.
We were in the lead after 70' and we have beaten many men totally. It
seems that some people were quite impressed by our performance (read an
article about the race at litepac.com
in Swedish) The course was set in the way that it was necessary to navigate
all the time except for a short marked MTB and running leg. Mostly orienteering
maps were used.
2003-10-20 During the autumn and winter I plan to train climbing regulary on the indoor climbing wall. Last Thursday (2003-10-16) I took with me some people from orenteering and tried to teach them the basic climbing technique (top rope). I appreciate a lot that we have this facility in Borlänge - we can borrow all necessary equipment (harness, carabines, break device and shoes). Climbing is not only a good strength training for the whole body, it is also a good "mental" exercise. We have taken some pictures.
Probably my last "proper" competiton in orienteering this
year - 25manna - took place in Stockholm last Saturday (2003-10-11).
25-manna is a relay for club-teams consisting of runners in all different
olders. Some of the legs are parallel. Our club was planning to have a
"pure" team consisting only of the members of Domnarets GoIF
but finally we had to "borrow" a few H21-runners from Malungs
OK to be able to have a complete team. There were about 340 teams (= 8500
participants) starting. Our goal was to improve the position from the
last year (77th). Unfortunately we got disqualified becuse one of the
runners got/took a wrong map. Otherwise we could have finished around
the 50th place. I ran the second last leg, trying to replace our big star
Karolina who competed in cross-country running instead. I did quite well
on the very short and fast course (had 13th best time). It is fun to compete
in orienteering now! Results
from my leg. A few pictures
on the site of my club. And map
with my course.
2003-10-07 On Saturday (2003-10-04) I had an opportunity to compare myself with the world elite in orienteering. I took part in World Meeting in Norberg which was kind of a test race in the terrain of World Championship next year. I haven't decided yet whether I want to try to prepare for the world champs and in this race I wanted to check a bit how it feels to compete in this terrain against the best ones. I know that I cannot run in the same speed as them now but my goal was to run smoothly and avoid mistakes, at least big ones. I managed well and made only one 1-minute mistake. It was actually a cool feeling which I haven't had for a long time - I was highly concentrated and could follow the map with so many details But my legs were heavy... Let's see what I do next year. I finished 31st (out of ca 65), 11 minutes after the winner. Results. And the map with my route choices (380kB)..
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