On Wednesday the norwegian team for the forest distances at WOC 2017 in Estonia were selected. I did not get selected, but I am reserve for the Middle and Long distance. I am disappointed, my biggest goal this season was to run a forest disiplin at WOC this year, and most of all I wished to run the long distance, which I have been aiming for, for many seasons now. However, there are still some spots to fight for, the sprint disiplins will be decided in the beginning of next week.
So it turned out my selection races with 4th position in middle and 3rd position in the long distance were just not good enough to get a spot in any of the forest disiplins this year. I am disappointed that it was not enough, and I hoped untill I got the telephone that I would get the last spot, which I didn't. It is actually the 3rd year in a row where I have been top 3 at the WOC long distance selection race, without becoming a spot... But I will not let this kill my motivation, getting a WOC spot is tough every year, and I just have to keep fighting to make it impossible for the coaches not to select me in the next round of selections for international compititions!
This weekend the Norwegian Championships in sprint and sprint relay are held in Hamar, and these races are the last selection races for the sprint disiplins.
The selected runners for the WOC forest disiplins:
Magne Dæhli, Halden SK - lang, mellom, stafett
Eskil Kinneberg, IFK Göteborg/Raumar OL – lang, mellom, stafett
Olav Lundanes, Paimion Rasti/Halden SK – lang, mellom, stafett
Håkon Jarvis Westergård, Järla IF OK/Varegg Fleridrett - lang
Marianne Andersen, Kristiansand OK - mellom, stafett
Andrine Benjaminsen, Lillomarka OL - lang, mellom
Ida Marie Næss Bjørgul, Paimion Rasti/Halden SK – lang
Ingjerd Myhre, IFK Göteborg/Kongsberg OL – mellom, stafett
Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, Nydalens SK- lang, stafett
Gaute Hallan Steiwer, Lillomarka OL - mellom, stafett
Øystein Kvaal Østerbø, IFK Lidingö/Bækkelagets SK - lang
Andrine Benjaminsen, Lillomarka OL – stafett
Ida Marie Næss Bjørgul, Paimion Rasti/Halden SK - stafett
Silje Ekroll Jahren, Sävedalen AIK/Raumar OL - lang, mellom
More about the selections can be found here.
In addition to the selections for WOC, also the team for World Games were selected, also without me. Read more about the selection for World Games here.