Sunday, 28 October 2012

Vinterkarusellen 1 (2012)

Race #52 2012 - 5.9km - 22:20 - Saturday 27th of October


I never thought I would do equally as many races as last year. However with today's race I've already done 52 this season. And most likely I'll do a few more. After all, I need something to do while I'm having a season's pause. Today I signed up for "Vinterkarusellen 2012-2013" and did the first of in total 10 races. I won't do them all though. Which I'll do depends on if I can wear my boardshorts or not. I have an image to preserve.

I was motivated for doing a fast 5 km race. I was focused and ready for pain. Hence I got frustrated when warming up and realising the so called 5 km track was 6 km (more or less, my watch showed 5.9 km). I can't see how it's hard to either make this race into a proper 5 km or call it a 6 km race. Don't have a 6 km track and call it a 5 km. I thought that was obvious.

I was at Lørenskog together with the Gilberg's. Luckily for me the strong Gilberg brothers started off easy today. Hence I decided to try to get their backs. I started slightly behind, and ran slower the first hundred meters. However I increased the pace and after 2 km I caught up. They were a group of four runners, and in front of them there were only two more. When we reached about 4.5 km the real race started though. As I had pushed hard from the beginning to catch up, and the pace had increased, I had absolutely no chance to follow any of them as we started climbing a hill. I thought collapsed, as I saw the group of four disappear in front of me. My focus changed from trying to keep up till trying to avoid any runners that might come from behind. Only later I realised that I had not collapsed at all. The group in front of me had increased the pace so much it felt like me collapsing even though my last 900 m was done in a 3:35 pr/km pace. I ended up annoyingly close to being number six though.

Age is no limit, no way or another. Top 20 of in total 92 runners.

Klevstu, my secret pseudonym.

7th overall of in total 92 runners and 1st in my age group (if the latter is worth anything). I'm satisfied with daring to gamble from the start. I was aggressive in stead of passive. I had to pay for this towards the end as I for once was too tired for a sprint. However, it was worth it. This was a truly fun competition, as the race was very tactical.



The track
(View the track on Google Maps).

A few "kneiker" for Mr Kneikstul.



Grades

The organisers here do have a lot of things to learn. However I'm very thankful for them doing this. Look at this as constructive feedback.

Atmosphere      : 3/5
+ Nice place to catch up with those who do not manage these season pauses.
- Nothing too special.

Toilets         : 1/5
- 2 (one for each sex) toilet for all runners is way too little.

Value for money : 3/5
+ 500 kr for late registration fee for all 10 races is a very good price.
+ 25 kr "Kondis-rabatt" for Kondis members.
o 10 kr for good waffles, not too bad.
- No giveaways.

Organising      : 4/5
+ Helpful and nice people.
+ Late entry fee went smoothly.

Race Timing     : 3/5
(by Emit)
+ Got printed and put on the wall within reasonable time.
- Not online even several hours after the race.

Track           : 1/5
- According to all the advertising it was a 5 km race. However the race was around 6 km, which I only found out after I ran the track while warming up. Seriously, either you make it a 5 km race or you call it a 6 km race!
- No km signs.
- The start could have been marked better (with a sign as well).

OVERALL         : 2.5 / 5



Video




Pictures
The first out of in total 10 races.

Nice with a hall this time of year.

No dogs allowed in this race. Fido had to go home again.

Luckily for the Gilbergs I was not allowed to use my bike.

Crap capacity planning, I found only one toilet for the boys.

The almost brand new 80s Nike Duellist did beat me with one second.

Two fast brothers.

The start of the half marathon.

If more people were like these guys, running in the sun for fun, there would be less issues on this planet.

A perfect day for crossing a bridge or two.

I love my Mizuno Wave Aero 9.

Marcus seems amazingly unruffled despite doing 21.1 km in 1:23:24.

Formerly known as Mosjonisten, Espen "Terminator" Ringom, check out his new blog on iwillterminateyourass.com.

Mette won her age group.

One very fast gal, and two very fast gents.

Siri Vilberg.

Mari Brox, the fastest amongst the girls.

The fastest three on the 21.1km, and the fastest photographer from Kondis.

The Terminator crushed all his competitors and became the 2012 district champion.

Ringom: "I'll be back next year!"

Fjellsrud in the sun.

Mr RG once more got confirmed that he terminated Mr Me.

The only thing I terminated was this.



Links
| official pages | results | garmin connect | kondis | 2011 report |
other bloggers on the race | sirivil | treningsiver | espenringom |


15 comments:

  1. Stert! Gratulerer med pers på 5,9 km!! Bra tempo da!

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    1. Kjekt med en pers på den flotte distansen 5.9 km. Fornøyd med tempoet, men fikk det litt på slutten. Det er vel slik det skal være, når man er med i Blodsmak Sportsklubb. Om et par uker er det imidlertid en kontrollmålt 5 km som del av Vinterkarusellen. Får håpe det går fortere enn 22:20 der.

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  2. hahaha! Jævelig bra! TERMINATOR ja.
    Du fikk ikke med det kun var 1 person som stilte opp i klsasen. Om jeg hadde løpt på 3 timer hadde jeg fremdeles fått gull =)

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    1. Yo Mr Terminator.

      Det er bagateller hvor mange som stiller i klassen. Et gull er et gull, hehe.

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    2. Facebook fri igjen eller? Ser ut som det blir tirsdag 25 til 2 july for mitt vedkommende i chamonix.

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    3. Facebook, hva er det?

      Gleder meg MYE til den turen der. Og når du drar ned tirsdag rekker du St. Hansgaloppen aka. Vaffelgaloppen også. Det er et MUST. Tror det er plass til deg om du vil kræsje på rommet vårt også. Jeg er klar for å reise nedover straks jeg har fullført de 14.5 km rundt Maridalsvannet i måneskinn.

      Hvem flyr du med? Norwegian? Og hvor flyr du til?

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  3. Har fått meg et veldig fint hotellrom i sentrum på et spahotell - så blir der tror jeg.
    Jeg har ikke bestilt fly enda, men planen er å reise med norwegian fra tirsdag til tirsdag. Reiser til geneva.
    Dette blir på en måte "sommerferien" min i år - så planen er å være en del i fjella. Gå tur + løpe. Det er vel det dere skal også? Hva gjor dere i fjor før løpet?

    Når reiser du? Reiser du også til geneva?

    Ja - stiller på vaffel også.

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    1. Vaffel: +1!

      Det var mye aktivitet i forkant av konkurransene. Dagene bestod av endel løping i fjellene og leking (frisbee-spilling). Reiser til Genève selv. Jeg forsøker å reise nedover med en gang Vaffelgaloppen er overstått, og håper på å få i hvertfall en uke. I år var vi vel der i ni dager, om jeg husker rett.

      Tror det kommer til å bli nok en super tur. Kjekt at flere kjente reise nedover.

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    2. Denne Kondis-artikkelen gir forresten et inntrykk av hva vi drev med:
      Spisser formen

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    3. Takk for links!
      Skal du løpe 5km på sørum i helga? Isåfall lurte jeg på om du hadde plass i bilen til oslo.
      Jeg vurderer å løpe til start (31km) for å deretter gruse deg på 5km....... =)

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    4. Haha. Det var da voldsomt til selvsikker du har blitt nå da. Moro! Ja, jeg satser på Sørum på lørdag, og har plass i bilen. Siden du nå har blitt ultraløper så blir jeg ikke veldig overrasket om du løper en rask 5 km etter 31 km oppvarming. Skal bli spennende å se hvem som vinner. Det blir bra med konkurranse. Runar og Lars stiller også. Noe sier meg at det ikke blir så lett å holde følge med dem denne gangen.

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  4. Kult! Ja, når det er store sjanser for at jeg mislykkes så er jeg alltid stor i kjeften!
    Hadde jeg hatt store sjanser til å lykkes - så holder man kjeft =)

    Tipper de 31 km i beina før start kjennes i beina ..

    Hvem sa forresten noe om at jeg skulle løpe en RASK 5km?? Sa bare jeg skulle gruse deg jeg ......... =)

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    1. Oi oi oi. Dæven du går ut høyt. Jeg begynner å glede meg skikkelig til lørdag. Haha.

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    2. hahahahah! Ender vel med at jeg legger andre planer og ikke kommer til start :P
      Joda, er planen det altså. Men har hatt to andre muligheter åpene også. Ser OSI skal ha langtur + prøver å finne skiføre. Men akkurat nå frister det mer med Sørum.. Så vi SEEES sikkert =)

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    3. Espen "IWillTerminateYourAss" Ringom har i hvertfall plass i bilen. Vi sees!

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