in: 33rd West Point A Meet;
Viewing party at my place on the Saturday night?
Would be fun - can´t make it though. I´ll be at Tiomila instead...
Potluck dinner? There are also restaurants, diners, pizzerias around that do take-out. Anyone got a projector they can bring?
Are you really staying up the whole night? Because I need to book a hotel if that's the case...
Sweden's in a different time-zone, if I recall correctly. And you can always sleep in one of the back rooms upstairs if you want to go to bed early.
But it'll still finish at 2/3 right? Definitely don't want to stay up that long...
People ten years older than you with jobs?!
(That sounds nastier than intended, it was said with a smile!)
Assorted 10-mila Info:
Cost 100.00 SeK - appr. US$ 14.90
Youth relay (4 members)
: Start Saturday May 5 at 11.30 CEST (09:30 GMT). Estimated ﬁnishing time 13.45 CEST (11:45 GMT).
Women’s relay (5 members)
: Start Saturday May 5 at 14.15 CEST (12:15 GMT). Estimated ﬁnishing time 18.00 CEST (16:00 GMT)
Men’s relay (10 members)
: Start Saturday May 5 at 21.30 CEST (19:30 GMT). Estimated ﬁnishing time Sunday 08.30 CEST (06:30 GMT).
EDT from CEST: -6h
PDT from CEST: -9h
I vote for restaurant or take-out. Excited about the 10mila viewing party!
Yes, I vote for the same! Will be too busy to prepare anything for pot luck...
I've done a pot luck while travel once before... it's hard to cook something for a pot luck when you're on the road.
Foodwise, there are:
- Birdsall House, good food, great beer, but mains might be 25$
- Ruben's, Mexican, mains ~ 25$, decent but unexceptional
- El Conquistador, Latin American of some sort, good hearty food, if a little bland, good preparation for the long distance bu not really recommended for vegetarians, traditional, mains 12-15$
- other (Chinese, and a bit further away, Indian).
Now, all you have to do is put it back together...
There's very little Tiomila trash talk this year. Are Linné (ladies) and Kalevan Rasti firm favourites?
There is a free app available as well. I believe KR among the men and Halden among the women are the favourites according to some betting sites.
Neil, yes and no. Kalevan Rasti is the firm favorite among the men, (with Halden as the main challenger), although people have been talking of Fabian Hertner having some injury problems.... But the Linné ladies are far from favorites - rather it is Halden that is everyone's guess on the women side with Tamperen Pyrintöö as the main challenger.
Among the Swedish teams that perhaps could challenge the two favorites, I would mention Göteborg Majorna with a quite young and hungry but very solid team (Robbie Anderson is only in their third team!).. IFK Göteborg also has a very strong team, at least "on paper" but they have a chronic tendency not to succeed on Tiomila. Södertälje should of course also be mentioned but don't seem to have that real edge to be able to compete with the best teams on the final two legs (unless there will be a chance for "group orienteering"/following).. Kristiansand is obviously the second best Norwegian (and Swiss) team, but they don't seem strong enough to challenge for victory. Several Finnish teams, such as Vajakosken Terä, Turun M, Delta and Hisirasti (including many Russian and Baltic national team runners) are also strong "on paper" but most likely not strong enough.
The lineup of Halden is quite interesting and I would guess they will try to get ahead with a gap before the final three legs (where they don't look as strong as usual, beyond Lundanes of course). They actually have more Swedes than Norwegians in their first team this year (first time ever?), and all those Swedes are former national team runners (on legs 3, 5, 6 and 7).
On the women's side, only Domnarvet looks strong enough to challenge the two favorites for the victory. Stora Tuna has a very strong finish should they still be in the race after the first three legs, but that is unlikely.
All the team lineups can be found here:
Nicolas Simonin first leg for Lidingo ett! Go Nick!!!
Lidingö actually has a very strong team as well. Top 10 would not be a surprise.
World of O: 10Mila: All you need to know
Women's Relay is 14:15 to approx 18:08
(So that is 8:15am to 12:08 EDT?)
Men's Relay is 1930 to approx 08:08
(which is 3:30pm to 2:08am EDT?)
AP event listing
10mila.se 2012 in English
is 100SEK, or about $14.66US.
There is also a free app on iTunes for tracking results (mentioned above).
The payment service isn't accepting my credit card numbers.
IFK has a secret inspirational weapon this year to turn the tide!
Could not pay either. Not a valid card number.
2. Tisaren (Simone Niggli)
3. Tamperen Pyrintö
Anyone else having trouble paying? I emailed last night and and they said 700 people had already paid successfully.
I'm not sure I would bother. There were many problems with the TV coverage for the women's race.
you could try deleting cookies and see if that might help
I emailed the organizers and they activated my account. I need to pay later.
Yes, they were having lots of technical problems. Only one camera from the forest was working (and only towards the end of the women's relay). If I got it right a TV-tower (temporary I suppose) had blown down causing the trouble. Don't expect them to speak much English either. It was like 98% Swedish during the women's race. They showed quite a lot of GPS tracking though, which was fun to watch.
I had no problem to pay by the way, but I used one of my Swedish cards.
The broadcast will resume in 1 hour and 10 minutes from now, half an hour before the men's start.
I had problems using payson with Safari but everything worked fine when I switched to Firefox.
Anyone have success with the webTV in Canada?
Any thoughts on the best team kits this year?
Send your account username (for the WebTV) to firstname.lastname@example.org
MrP - doesn't work with Canadian cards unfortunately. At least not for me so I had to dig out my Swedish card.
World of O live blog link
World of O might be having server problems---this link should work.
Big fight at one of the controls on the first leg of the men's race! Too many teams wanting to punch at the same time. Unfortunately no camera at that control, only the forest speaker's voice describing the mess. :)
Lying in bed, cant sleep, watching results. Albin in the lead for Linné on leg 3!!! Wooo!!!
Sam, it looked like you had a good run.
Boris, aren't you running soon?
Boris, change your undies ;)
10 or 15 of us watching at my place, 8ft on the wall :)
WOOOOOOO!!!!!! GO ROSS!!!!!!!!
1 Olav Lundanes Halden SK 1 650:01 0:00
2 Hans Gunnar Omdal Kristiansand OK 1 653:31 3:30
3 Thierry Gueorgiou Kalevan Rasti 1 655:04 5:03
OK Linné 1 should be 4th
Check out these gorgeous last leg runs by Halden's Olav Lundanes (1:29.24) and Kristiansand's Hans Gunnar Omdal (1:33.09) hugging the line (GPS Tracks
). Lundanes' two wiggles cost maybe 70 s. Too bad that Thierry Gueorgiou (1:29.05) GPS died. Best time on the leg was: 1:17.20
Re-starters had a shorter course.
My guess is that 1:17:20 must have been on the shorter version (13.9 instead of 17.5) of last leg from the mass start... You don´t beat Gueorgiou by 12 minutes otherwise.
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