Gold and silver at Norwegian Champs

The norwegian championship at Skrim and Tjøme was a successful weekend for me: for the first time I won a medal (actually two) in the forest at the national championships. The "NM-uka" (norwegian champs week) did not start as well as I had wished for. I struggled physically, and also a bit technically in the first part, and ended 7th. The middle distance qualification went better, with a stable performance and 2nd spot in my qualification heat. In the middle distance my race was solid for the biggest parts of the race (minus one control on the last loop), and this time I had the seconds on my side and won silver! In the relay my strong team with Tone Bergerud Lye (1st leg), me (2nd leg) and Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, won gold! So finally, after 11 seasons of aiming for the medals at "NM-uka", I could climb twice up on the podium.

 

Selected to WCup in Switzerland and China

After the last selection races this weekend, I have been selected to run both the World Cup in Switzerland (end of September) and in China (end of October). In Switzerland the program will be: middle distance, knock-out sprint and sprint, while in China it will be: middle distance, sprint relay and sprint. The last year I have been focusing primarily on forest orienteering, and now I will switch my focus over on sprint orienteering. 

 

 

WOC reserve

Last weekend were the last selection races for the World Orienteering Championships held close to Halden. I got sick 8 days before the competitions and sadly I was still sick in the weekend and had to skip the long distance race. I felt a bit better, and had noting to lose on giving the middle distance a try on Sunday, and gave all I had. My orienteering was good mostly all the way, but half way through the race (15-20min into it) I physically hit the wall and my power was out. Ended 7th by the Norwegians with 3min up to the winner. It was not enough for a WOC-ticket: when the WOC selections came on Tuesday I was selected as reserve for the middle distance and 2nd reserve for the relay.

 

 

 

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