Holmenkollen relay

Yesterday I went downtown to watch the Holmenkollen Relay here in Oslo. It is a relay for 15 legs over about 17 km total distance. Thousands of teams/runners of all levels. I have run it myself three times but my team, Runar, has not managed to send…

a team there for a few years now. You need a combination of long distance, middle distance and sprinters to compete well. The start and the finish is at the Bislett Stadium so I stayed down there to follow the events on a really nice and sunny day. I like those events ; Oslo is one of very few major cities without a marathon and therefore this is the closest we get to staging great running gatherings.

For three years now I have not been able to watch it either because I have been to the Horse Racing Track the same day to watch the Oslo Grand Prix Races with my sponsor “Rikstoto” (Norwegian Horse Racing Company) Unfortunately they have cut all sporting sponsorships this year after three years of great co-operation and we are now looking for new partners to fill in for their space.

Treadmill running today. It is very soft on the cinder around Sognsvann after heavy rainfalls earlier today so I will run those inside in shorts instead. A great alternative because the quality will be much higher.