Sunday, 9 June 2013

Menyløpet 2013

Race #13 2013 - 9.2km - 40:56 - Sunday 9th of June


No amount of beetroot juice can change the fact that I'm not in best of shape at the moment. Heavy legs, heavy breath and heavy shorts. I hoped to set a SB on the 10 km, but unfortunately the race was neither 5 km or 10 km as announced. I did set a SB, and a PB, on the well known 9.2 km though.

A huge thanks to Tim that did a amazing job cheering. No one has ever cheered on me like he did today. It made my day ((:

By the way, several people out walking today got grumpy due to people racing. C'mon peeps, grow up or stay the f%&k away from Sognsvann if you hate runners. How anal is it possible to be?

Grades
Atmosphere      : 3/5
+ Several nice people around.
- Nothing unique about the atmosphere.

Toilets         : 3/5
+ The organisers had plenty of port-a-loos!
- Portaloos without toilet paper is no use, for most. Fail for not having plenty of toilet paper available.

Value for money : 5/5
+ 100 kr start fee is very cheap.
+ YT drink after the race.
+ Some people got food as well, unfortunately I never realised that you could get this.

Organising      : 3/5
+ An informative website.
- Queues for race bib pickup were not marked (kids vs grown ups).
- A very chaotic Jippi Løp for the kids (reports said that kids were pushed, fell and stepped on, no good!).

Race Timing     : 4/5
- Never saw any results after the race, at the race location.
+ Results online hours after race finish.

Track           : 3/5
+ It's a very nice track, in my backyard.
+ Mainly gravel, some grass.
+ Not a flat and boring track, but some nice hills.
- When you announce a 5 km and a 10 km race you should make a 5 and a 10 km race. It should not be that hard to measure better than the organisers had done here. 2 out of 5 marks reduced due to this mistake.

OVERALL         : 3.5 / 5

Pictures

Today's race outfit. Nothing unique about this any more. And no skirt for me, I leave that to Andreas and Tim.

A nice day. Luckily the sun was not shining during the race, hence it was not too warm.

Finding the way was easy.

Kids queue to the left, grown ups to the right. Unfortunately no one knew this. Signs would have helped.

Mr Ringom slightly annoyed that he had to work as he really wanted to do the Jippi race later on.

Futtnfart ready to give everything.

Another race bin in my photo collection.

Photos by other
Photo by Mr Bennett. If I was equally good at running as spotting the photographers I would have done well.

Links
| race home page | garmin connect | results | race report from silja | race report from futtnfart | kondis article |


5 comments:

  1. God oppsummering! ;-)

    Barneløpet var i grunn en katastrofe! Hva er 20min forsinket start på et barneløp liksom? Og med så mange barn var det bare et under at ikke flere barn fikk seg en real smell. Jeg løp hånd-i-hånd med prompus og loste han trygt gjennom første halvdel; derfra og inn kunne han løpe trygt. På vår vei så vi flere barn som hadde gått på snørra hvilket kunne vært unngått med feks. et MYE bredere startfelt. Så neste år må ting gjøres på en annen måte....

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    1. Takk, Silja.

      Ja, en kamerat som hadde med sin sønn fortalte det samme. Jippi-løpet, eller barneløpet, hadde vært katastrofalt for dem også. Han fulgte heldigvis også sin sønn. Barn ble dyttet til de snublet og tråkket på. Altfor trange partier. Og 20 minutter forsinket ligner heller ikke noe. Nei, Sk Vidar, som sportslig arrangør av dette arrangementet, bør se på hva som gikk galt her. De burde klare bedre. Viktig at barn får en positiv opplevelse, slik at de ikke blir skremt fra å delta igjen.

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    2. Jeg sto og så på det totale kaoset jeg også (dvs. kaoset før start), og tenkte i mitt stille sinn at dette kommer aldri til å gå bra... Var litt som en trafikkulykke - man må bare se på.
      Så rømte jeg da kakofonien av skrik startet... :-D

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  2. Frode, du er en hedersmann. Hedersmenn heier man på, sånn er det bare :) jeg tror forresten ganske mange hørte at jeg heiet på deg..Hadde jeg heiet på deg med skjørtet på - hadde nok ryktene gått....

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    1. Ha ha, det hadde tatt seg ut om du stod der i skjørt og heiet. Kanskje jeg til og med hadde løpt litt raskere da, i håp om at ikke alle så hvem du heiet på ((:

      Det er en ære å bli heiet på av deg, Mr Bennett. Det var ikke så mange som heiet (Runar, Silja og Adelheid heiet også, takk), så dine rop ble godt lagt merke til. Takker!

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