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Thierry Gueorgiou wins exciting 10Mila for Kalevan Rasti!

– I had a very good flow, but I was still running too fast for my technique, Thierry Gueorgiou said about his opening speed on the last leg of the 10Mila relay 2013 – after leading Kalevan Rasti to victory in 10Mila 2013. – I had the best legs of the winter so far. It felt really easy to run fast.

Thierry Guergiou simply had another speed than Olav Lundanes and the others out there today (above you see the spot where Gueorgiou opened full speed and Lundanes gave up). Kalevan Rasti and Halden served the spectators a very nice fight all the way from the start.

The excitement started already towards the first controls where Kalevan Rasti’s Kiril Nikolov lost a few minutes. In the end Nikolov made around 10 minutes of mistakes on the first leg – but fast running limited the loss to 5 minutes to the lead. Luckily for Nikolov, Halden lost just as much time on this first leg, so it was not cruicial. And the third big favourite Kristiansand: Nearly 18 minutes time loss!!

The greatest performances:

  • Kratov’s long night in his black shirt- very impressive catchup – and getting the 11-man group away from all the other teams.
  • Gueorgiou’s impressive last leg – winning the relay and the last leg. Only 1 minute ahead of Matthias Kyburz though – also nice to see that Hubmann is back after his compass/GPS-watch problems with a 4th best place on the leg
  • Matthias Karlsson’s 5th leg – nearly deciding it for Halden – it looked like the decisive gap, but then Gueorgiou was sooo strong on the last leg. However, Kristiansand’s Jostein Andersen (partially in daylight) was still more than 3 minutes faster – winning the leg with 2 minutes.

Below the cruical part of the excitement from the LiveBlog is replayed leg by leg – enjoy! See all of the LiveBlog here (probably more details than you want:).

Top 10 after 10 legs

1 Thierry Gueorgiou Kalevan Rasti 1 639:10 0:00
2 Olav Lundanes Halden SK 1 642:07 2:57
3 Eskil Kinneberg IFK Göteborg 1 654:36 15:26
4 Erik Liljequist Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 655:58 16:48
5 Valentin Novikov Hiidenkiertäjät 1 656:56 17:46
6 Anders Holmberg Järla Orientering 1 660:59 21:49
7 Olle Kalered OK Denseln 1 668:32 29:22
8 Roman Ryapolov IFK Moras OK 1 669:38 30:28
9 Fredrik Johansson IFK Lidingö SOK 1 671:17 32:07
10 Anders Nordberg Vaajakosken Terä 1 671:41 32:31
Leg 1

And we start in 3 – 2 – 1 …
Sat May 04 2013 16:14:59 GMT-0400 (EDT)

And the race has started!
Sat May 04 2013 16:16:10 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Overview of the first leg
Sat May 04 2013 16:19:22 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Estimated time loss of more than 3 minutes for KR and KOK – looks like this is going to be interesting …
Sat May 04 2013 16:25:39 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Radio 1 – 4.8 km

1 Anatolijs Tarasovs Ärla IF 1 23:48 0:00
2 Vincent Coupat Halden SK 1 23:51 0:03
3 Juuso Metsälä Kalevan Rasti 2 23:52 0:04
4 Ivan Kuchmenko Järla Orientering 2 23:52 0:04
5 Topi Penttinen OK Orient 1 23:52 0:04
6 Antti-Pekka Leskinen Lynx 1 23:53 0:05
7 Juri Kirjanov Hämeenlinnan Suunnistajat 1 23:59 0:11
8 Jonas Nordström Halden SK 2 24:01 0:13
9 Perttu Sorsa Hiidenkiertäjät 1 24:02 0:14
10 Rasmus Skaare NTNUI 6 24:03 0:15
Sat May 04 2013 16:39:37 GMT-0400 (EDT)

They show a huge mistake for KOK at the GPS – 8 minutes lost!
206 Christian Bøen Kristiansand OK 1 31:55 8:07
Sat May 04 2013 16:47:41 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Forest speaker after 8.4:
1. Kiril Nikolov, Kalevan Rasti 1, (No 3)
2. Gernot Kerschbaumer, OK Pan-Kristianstad 1, (No 12)
3. Kristoffer Fiane Pedersen, Ås-UMB Orientering 1, (No 95)
4. Ivan Sirakov, Stora Tuna OK 1, (No 18)
5. Vincent Coupat, Halden SK 1, (No 1)
6. Niklas Serrander, IFK Lidingö SOK 1, (No 6)
7. Anatolijs Tarasovs, Ärla IF 1, (No 37)
8. Ivan Kuchmenko, Järla Orientering 2, (No 75)
9. Niklas Aldén, OK Linné 1, (No 4)
10. Juuso Metsälä, Kalevan Rasti 2, (No 39)
Sat May 04 2013 17:02:42 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Changeover leg 1: Hu & Hei! NTNUI first with Saga!
Sat May 04 2013 17:29:14 GMT-0400 (EDT)

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Interview Vegard Brun Saga, NTNUI:
– It went well. A small mistake on the second long leg. I was with Lidingö. We got a bit to the right, and there was complete chaos. But I fixed it – there was a long row of runners, and I caught up with them.
– I didn’t see so many mistakes. Maybe at the end when we turned – there were some runners who had gambled.
– It is flat, so it is easy to loose control.
– We have trained well, so I think we’ll be in Top 10 until leg 7-8 at least.
– We’ll try hard as long as possible – if everybody is focused we’ll do well.
Sat May 04 2013 17:37:24 GMT-0400 (EDT)

1 Vegard Brun Saga NTNUI 1 73:25 0:00
2 Niklas Serrander IFK Lidingö SOK 1 73:29 0:04
3 Kristian Jones Lillomarka OL 1 73:32 0:07
4 Erik Holmberg IK Hakarpspojkarna 1 73:34 0:09
5 Niklas Aldén OK Linné 1 73:35 0:10
6 Carl Petter Lyngen Frol IL 1 73:36 0:11
7 Vesa Taanila Ikaalisten Nouseva-Voima 1 73:37 0:12
8 Per Carlborg Linköpings OK 1 73:38 0:13
9 Matti Koivisto MS Parma 1 73:38 0:13
10 Mark Nixon Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 2 73:43 0:18

Leg 2

GPS-tracking leg 2
Sat May 04 2013 17:59:14 GMT-0400 (EDT)

With less than 3 km to go, I think the winner is among the first 10-15 runners
Sat May 04 2013 18:02:15 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Parma and NTNUI – only two lights!
Sat May 04 2013 18:11:59 GMT-0400 (EDT)

“Fantastic mistakes” towards the TV-control, according to the speakers
Sat May 04 2013 18:14:11 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Hans Petter Mathisen (took time to pull down his trousers in the run-in – a tradition the first NTNUI runner Vegard Brun Saga forgot in the excitement when coming first at the first leg)
– Only 8 legs left, so we’ll see.
– We want to have a gap after the long leg.
– Nobody wanted to follow me to the first control, so I thought that it was only old guys who could not keep the speed.
– We ran so slow that I didn’t think we were in the lead, but we obviously where.
– I think we can manage top 10 in the end. We have a good team – better than many think.

Sat May 04 2013 18:22:56 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Leg times leg 2
1. Carl Waaler Kaas 43:54 +0:00, Bækkelagets SK 1 (Now: 4 +3:13, was: 74)
2. Jonas Vytautas Gvildys 44:08 +0:14, Rehns BK 1 (Now: 32 +5:51, was: 81)
3. Johan Högstrand 44:21 +0:27, Markbygdens OK 1 (Now: 39 +6:27, was: 83)
4. Johan Strand 44:33 +0:39, Göteborg-Majorna OK 1 (Now: 11 +3:26, was: 62)
5. Øyvind Helgerud 44:39 +0:45, Halden SK 1 (Now: 14 +3:29, was: 57)
6. Harri Karlsson 44:47 +0:53, OK Denseln 1 (Now: 23 +3:39, was: 59)
7. William Eriksson 44:55 +1:01, Stora Tuna OK 1 (Now: 21 +3:37, was: 54)
8. Martin Härberg 44:58 +1:04, Järla Orientering 2 (Now: 22 +3:37, was: 53)
9. Antti Nurmonen 44:58 +1:04, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 6 +3:18, was: 39)
10. Pål Skogtjärn 45:06 +1:12, Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 (Now: 20 +3:36, was: 48)


1 Hans Petter Mathisen NTNUI 1 119:44 0:00
2 Arto Talvinen MS Parma 1 119:45 0:01
3 Anders Hedman IFK Lidingö SOK 1 120:55 1:11
4 Carl Waaler Kaas Bækkelagets SK 1 122:57 3:13
5 Ludwig Ljungqvist IK Hakarpspojkarna 1 123:01 3:17
6 Antti Nurmonen Kalevan Rasti 1 123:02 3:18
7 Lars Skjeset Frol IL 1 123:03 3:19
8 Johan Kärrström Tullinge SK 1 123:04 3:20
9 Tero Linnainmaa Ikaalisten Nouseva-Voima 1 123:07 3:23
10 Erik Thorsson Turun Metsänkävijät 1 123:09 3:25

Leg 3

The third leg is similar to the first leg
Sat May 04 2013 18:25:29 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Just the leg I put in the RunningWIld for 10mila prep – most went direct then :)
Sat May 04 2013 18:30:21 GMT-0400 (EDT)

KR and Halden close to the lead. None are going to forking F so far…
Sat May 04 2013 18:37:39 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Lidingö loosing its lead now … Bad compass work for Lidingö cost them around 4 minutes here. They actually went to the wrong gaffling (E), and had to relocate and go back. This lost the relay for Lidingö..
Sat May 04 2013 18:39:24 GMT-0400 (EDT)

And another big mistake for Lidingö … still up there having “fun”….
Sat May 04 2013 19:03:09 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Now 2:40 between KR and Halden
Sat May 04 2013 19:09:57 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Lauri Sild – first in on the 3rd leg:
– A lot of unconfidence, because night orienteering is not really my thing.
– I tried to get away several times – I even managed a few times – but then they caught me again. The same happened until the end.
– I like the forkings, so I was no option for the long leg.
Sat May 04 2013 19:53:38 GMT-0400 (EDT)

1 Lauri Sild Hiidenkiertäjät 1 195:55 0:00
2 Vetle Ruud Bråten IFK Göteborg 1 196:03 0:08
3 Ulf Forseth Indgaard Frol IL 1 196:05 0:10
4 Martin Vister Järla Orientering 1 196:11 0:16
5 Vegard Ruttenborg NTNUI 1 196:14 0:19
6 Emil Svensk Stora Tuna OK 1 196:25 0:30
7 Kent Ohlsson Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 196:32 0:37
8 Simo-Pekka Fincke Kalevan Rasti 1 196:33 0:38
9 Petter Jönsson Järla Orientering 2 197:59 2:04
10 Zsolt Lenkei IFK Moras OK 1 199:01 3:06
11 Jan Petržela OK Kåre 1 199:21 3:26
12 Måns Sandgren OK Orion 1 199:25 3:30
13 Jakob Lööf OK Pan-Kristianstad 1 199:26 3:31
14 Mikael Eliasson Göteborg-Majorna OK 1 199:29 3:34
15 Erik Ivarsson Sandberg OK Denseln 1 199:30 3:35
16 Erik Axelsson Halden SK 1 199:31 3:36
17 Nicholas Oskarsson Lillomarka OL 1 202:12 6:17
18 Jan Troeng OK Linné 1 202:15 6:20
19 Tuomas Mattila Vehkalahden Veikot 1 202:18 6:23
20 Joacim Carlsson Halden SK 2 202:20 6:25

Leg times
1. Lauri Sild 72:43 +0:00, Hiidenkiertäjät 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 13)
2. Vetle Ruud Bråten 72:45 +0:02, IFK Göteborg 1 (Now: 2 +0:08, was: 18)
3. Martin Vister 72:55 +0:12, Järla Orientering 1 (Now: 4 +0:16, was: 16)
4. Ulf Forseth Indgaard 73:02 +0:19, Frol IL 1 (Now: 3 +0:10, was: 7)
5. Emil Svensk 73:04 +0:21, Stora Tuna OK 1 (Now: 6 +0:30, was: 21)
6. Kent Ohlsson 73:12 +0:29, Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 (Now: 7 +0:37, was: 20)
7. Zsolt Lenkei 73:16 +0:33, IFK Moras OK 1 (Now: 10 +3:06, was: 34)
8. Simo-Pekka Fincke 73:31 +0:48, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 8 +0:38, was: 6)
9. Jan Petržela 73:37 +0:54, OK Kåre 1 (Now: 11 +3:26, was: 33)
10. Jakob Lööf 74:03 +1:20, OK Pan-Kristianstad 1 (Now: 13 +3:31, was: 31)

Leg 4

17.9 km – 93 minutes hard core orienteering. Lots of GPS!
Out on the leg we have two groups – the Olle Boström group out in the lead and the Kratov-group around 3 minutes behind.
Sat May 04 2013 19:42:30 GMT-0400 (EDT)

We soon see that Kratov is the master of the night – picking second by second from the Boström group.
Now down to around 1:40 ….
Sat May 04 2013 19:54:26 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Nice camera action! Boström knows what he is doing…
Sat May 04 2013 19:56:59 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Kratov going strong in his black shirt – now down to 1:30 ….
Sat May 04 2013 19:58:29 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Together!
Sat May 04 2013 20:05:35 GMT-0400 (EDT)

How will they find the control? What is your attackpoint?
Sat May 04 2013 20:17:24 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Kratov picked it like a beginner’s control…
Sat May 04 2013 20:21:08 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Control 12 – long leg – the last chance for different route choices?
Sat May 04 2013 20:38:50 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Boström and Kratov split up!
Sat May 04 2013 20:39:03 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Järla going right along with SNO – the rest going left
Sat May 04 2013 20:40:25 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Bad choice by all runners?

– The Kratov-group goes down along the lake – a quite risky choice which luckily for Kratov went well.

– Boström doesn’t trust his own abilities, and just wants to get back to Kratov instead of finishing off his route up on the path.

Sat May 04 2013 20:45:35 GMT-0400 (EDT)

On the way to control 14 – still 11 teams up there in the lead
Sat May 04 2013 20:52:49 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Boström and Kratov dominated the long night leg – here Boström first at the prewarning
Sat May 04 2013 21:05:48 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Boström and Kratov – side by side – after the long night. The two winners of this leg.
Sat May 04 2013 21:10:21 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Interview Kratov:
– No problem that I start some minutes behind. I just went out there to do my job. Run without mistakes.
– I new already before the race that everybody would take my back. I took the black suit to try to keep them away, but it did not help much. But they did not disturb me much.
– The course was nice. Nice long legs and nice orienteering.
– Me or Olle did the orienteering. I took most of the orienteering – but Olle did a lot of the job as well.
– I could have easily been first into the finish if I wanted to, but I worked for the team and wanted to have Erik in second position.
– We don’t think that we can win 10Mila this year – we think that we can be among the best in 2-3 years. Now we will just as good as we can.
Sat May 04 2013 21:18:15 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Interview Olle Boström – first in after the long night leg at 10Mila 2013:
– I was not king of the night – Kratov was.
– The body felt quite good, but I didn’t really get full control on the orienteering
– I got stuck in a green area, and then Kratov came. He was very impressive
– It was not very fast, but very optimized. The few times when Kratov did some small mistakes, I helped
– I tried to do my own thing once because I had good legs, but I didn’t trust myself and fulfill the routechoice to the right
– It was a lot of fun – but Kratov was most impressive today.
– The goal is Top 5 – then we are happy. We’ll see if we can manage even better.
Sat May 04 2013 21:22:32 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Leg times
1. Espen Fiskum 94:27 +0:00, Halden SK 1 (Now: 3 +0:05, was: 16)
2. Oleksandr Kratov 94:28 +0:01, OK Orion 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 12)
3. Sigge Lundedal 94:44 +0:17, OK Denseln 1 (Now: 8 +0:21, was: 15)
4. Artem Panchenko 95:16 +0:49, IFK Moras OK 1 (Now: 9 +0:24, was: 10)
5. Jere Pajunen 97:34 +3:07, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 6 +0:14, was: 8)
6. Bartosz Pawlak 97:37 +3:10, Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 (Now: 7 +0:16, was: 7)
7. Olle Boström 97:43 +3:16, Järla Orientering 1 (Now: 2 +0:01, was: 4)
8. Thomas Natvig Årstad 97:48 +3:21, NTNUI 1 (Now: 4 +0:09, was: 5)
9. Patrik Martner 97:59 +3:32, IFK Göteborg 1 (Now: 5 +0:09, was: 2)
10. Johan Asphjell Bjørnaas 98:31 +4:04, Frol IL 1 (Now: 11 +0:43, was: 3)
11. Mikko Patana 98:32 +4:05, Hiidenkiertäjät 1 (Now: 10 +0:34, was: 1)
12. Vilius Aleliunas 100:03 +5:36, Rehns BK 1 (Now: 13 +17:14, was: 43)
13. Erik Rost 100:05 +5:38, Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 1 (Now: 12 +17:12, was: 41)
14. David Rüedlinger 100:11 +5:44, Leksands OK 1 (Now: 19 +17:28, was: 44)
15. Jonne Lakanen 100:16 +5:49, Vaajakosken Terä 1 (Now: 16 +17:24, was: 42)
16. Dmitry Nakonechnyy 102:52 +8:25, Angelniemen Ankkuri 1 (Now: 26 +18:08, was: 38)
17. Jarno Parkkinen 102:55 +8:28, Rajamäen Rykmentti 1 (Now: 27 +18:11, was: 37)
18. Ari-Pekka Lassila 102:58 +8:31, Koovee 1 (Now: 28 +18:12, was: 36)
19. Otto Simosas 104:04 +9:37, OK Orient 1 (Now: 18 +17:27, was: 33)
20. Jo Indgaard 104:30 +10:03, IFK Lidingö SOK 1 (Now: 23 +17:49, was: 32)

1 Oleksandr Kratov OK Orion 1 293:53 0:00
2 Olle Boström Järla Orientering 1 293:54 0:01
3 Espen Fiskum Halden SK 1 293:58 0:05
4 Thomas Natvig Årstad NTNUI 1 294:02 0:09
5 Patrik Martner IFK Göteborg 1 294:02 0:09
6 Jere Pajunen Kalevan Rasti 1 294:07 0:14
7 Bartosz Pawlak Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 294:09 0:16
8 Sigge Lundedal OK Denseln 1 294:14 0:21
9 Artem Panchenko IFK Moras OK 1 294:17 0:24
10 Mikko Patana Hiidenkiertäjät 1 294:27 0:34
11 Johan Asphjell Bjørnaas Frol IL 1 294:36 0:43
12 Erik Rost Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 1 311:05 17:12
13 Vilius Aleliunas Rehns BK 1 311:07 17:14
14 Martti Siikaluoma Vehkalahden Veikot 1 311:11 17:18
15 Lasse Suonpää MS Parma 1 311:16 17:23
16 Jonne Lakanen Vaajakosken Terä 1 311:17 17:24
17 Henrik Löfås OK Linné 1 311:18 17:25
18 Otto Simosas OK Orient 1 311:20 17:27
19 David Rüedlinger Leksands OK 1 311:21 17:28
20 Douglas Tullie Turun Metsänkävijät 1 311:25 17:32
Leg 5

KR going well – Halden loosing some time (but not too much)
Sat May 04 2013 21:29:28 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Looks like a lot of individual orienteering here. 5th leg.
Sat May 04 2013 21:30:46 GMT-0400 (EDT)

GPS standing – around 5 km into 5th leg
Sat May 04 2013 21:46:43 GMT-0400 (EDT)

So, is this were Halden decides 10Mila 2013?
Sat May 04 2013 21:47:35 GMT-0400 (EDT)

KR now 2:20 behind Halden – that is in the category “loosing it” – but still nearly half of the leg left…
Sat May 04 2013 21:48:32 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Matthias Karlsson – did he decide 10Mila 2013 for Halden on leg 5?
Sat May 04 2013 21:54:17 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Kalevan Rasti at 1:57
Sat May 04 2013 21:56:13 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Matthias Karlsson – first to changeover after 5 legs. Sending Emil Wingstedt out on the 6th leg. The fight will be against Hannu Airila for Kalevan Rasti.
Sat May 04 2013 22:10:28 GMT-0400 (EDT)

1 Mattias Karlsson Halden SK 1 353:47 0:00
2 Espen Jakobsen NTNUI 1 355:48 2:01
3 Jarkko Huovila Kalevan Rasti 1 355:53 2:06
4 Henrik Berggren OK Denseln 1 357:29 3:42
5 Jonas Pilblad IFK Göteborg 1 358:03 4:16
6 Rickard Ohlsson Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 358:10 4:23
7 Petri Noponen Hiidenkiertäjät 1 358:26 4:39
8 Håkon Jarvis Westergård Järla Orientering 1 361:30 7:43
9 Jegor Kostylev IFK Moras OK 1 361:40 7:53
10 Erik Andersson OK Orion 1 365:45 11:58

Leg times
1. Jostein Andersen 56:38 +0:00, Kristiansand OK 1 (Now: 55 +53:48, was: 88)
2. Tobias Noborn 58:40 +2:02, IFK Göteborg 2 (Now: 56 +54:12, was: 81)
3. Oleksandr Starov 59:38 +3:00, OK Denseln 2 (Now: 116 +86:47, was: 136)
4. Mattias Karlsson 59:49 +3:11, Halden SK 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 3)
5. Joakim Svensk 60:09 +3:31, Stora Tuna OK 1 (Now: 33 +28:57, was: 39)
6. Christian Tingström 60:19 +3:41, Göteborg-Majorna OK 1 (Now: 32 +28:55, was: 37)
7. Tomi Mattila 60:43 +4:05, Angelniemen Ankkuri 1 (Now: 11 +18:57, was: 26)
8. Miika Suominen 60:47 +4:09, Rajamäen Rykmentti 1 (Now: 12 +19:04, was: 27)
9. Jouni Heinonen 60:55 +4:17, Koovee 1 (Now: 16 +19:13, was: 28)
10. Adam Chromy 61:36 +4:58, Kalevan Rasti 2 (Now: 34 +33:00, was: 43)

Leg 6

Sorry, no detailed reports from leg 6 – 9

1 Emil Wingstedt Halden SK 1 408:15 0:00
2 Hannu Airila Kalevan Rasti 1 410:58 2:43
3 Thor Nørskov IFK Göteborg 1 413:26 5:11
4 Graham Gristwood Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 416:02 7:47
5 Erik Sagvolden NTNUI 1 418:05 9:50
6 Simonas Krepsta IFK Moras OK 1 419:54 11:39
7 Kaspar Hägler Järla Orientering 1 420:03 11:48
8 Per Brolund OK Denseln 1 420:09 11:54
9 Olle Kärner Hiidenkiertäjät 1 420:16 12:01
10 Olof Sandgren OK Orion 1 426:50 18:35

Leg times
1. Baptiste Rollier 54:11 +0:00, Kristiansand OK 1 (Now: 45 +53:31, was: 55)
2. Andreas Boesen 54:15 +0:04, OK Pan-Kristianstad 1 (Now: 21 +27:21, was: 30)
3. Emil Wingstedt 54:28 +0:17, Halden SK 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 1)
4. Hannu Airila 55:05 +0:54, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 2 +2:43, was: 3)
5. Thor Nørskov 55:23 +1:12, IFK Göteborg 1 (Now: 3 +5:11, was: 5)
6. Vili Niemi 55:38 +1:27, Rajamäen Rykmentti 1 (Now: 11 +20:14, was: 12)
7. Juha Sorvisto 55:58 +1:47, Vaajakosken Terä 1 (Now: 15 +23:46, was: 26)
8. Mikko Siren 56:26 +2:15, Angelniemen Ankkuri 1 (Now: 12 +20:55, was: 11)
9. Anders Skarholt 56:43 +2:32, IFK Lidingö SOK 1 (Now: 20 +26:54, was: 28)
10. Rikard Claesson 56:56 +2:45, Stora Tuna OK 1 (Now: 24 +31:25, was: 33)

Leg 7
1 Mats Haldin Halden SK 1 443:31 0:00
2 Fabian Hertner Kalevan Rasti 1 446:27 2:56
3 Christian Christensen IFK Göteborg 1 452:21 8:50
4 Petter Eriksson Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 455:35 12:04
5 Anders Kleist OK Denseln 1 456:50 13:19
6 Espen Hultgreen Weltzien Järla Orientering 1 457:38 14:07
7 Per Melander Often NTNUI 1 459:09 15:38
8 Otto Loukkalahti Hiidenkiertäjät 1 462:00 18:29
9 Kristian Dahlström IFK Moras OK 1 462:39 19:08
10 Ola Nyberg OK Orion 1 468:27 24:56

Leg times:
1. Mats Haldin 35:16 +0:00,
Halden SK 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 1)
2. Fabian Hertner 35:29 +0:13, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 2 +2:56, was: 2)
3. Anders Kleist 36:41 +1:25, OK Denseln 1 (Now: 5 +13:19, was: 8)
4. Nicolas Simonin 37:14 +1:58, IFK Lidingö SOK 1 (Now: 15 +28:52, was: 20)
5. Philipp Sauter 37:31 +2:15, Göteborg-Majorna OK 1 (Now: 23 +35:53, was: 29)
6. Espen Hultgreen Weltzien 37:35 +2:19, Järla Orientering 1 (Now: 6 +14:07, was: 7)
7. Vegard Danielsen 37:57 +2:41, Kristiansand OK 1 (Now: 39 +56:12, was: 45)
8. Juha Peltola 38:20 +3:04, MS Parma 1 (Now: 18 +29:37, was: 19)
9. Jonas Bäckström 38:37 +3:21, Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 1 (Now: 14 +27:25, was: 16)
10. Toni Saari 38:54 +3:38, Vaajakosken Terä 1 (Now: 13 +27:24, was: 15)

Leg 8
1 Magne Dæhli Halden SK 1 511:52 0:00
2 Philippe Adamski Kalevan Rasti 1 515:04 3:12
3 Marius Thrane Ødum IFK Göteborg 1 521:39 9:47
4 Pavlo Ushkvarok Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 524:33 12:41
5 Lucas Basset OK Denseln 1 525:54 14:02
6 Vojtech Kral IFK Moras OK 1 528:58 17:06
7 Mattias Millinger Järla Orientering 1 529:20 17:28
8 Leonid Novikov Hiidenkiertäjät 1 529:36 17:44
9 Jon Aukrust Osmoen NTNUI 1 534:11 22:19
10 Jussi Suna Turun Metsänkävijät 1 539:57 28:05

Leg times
1. Vojtech Kral 66:19 +0:00, IFK Moras OK 1 (Now: 6 +17:06, was: 9)
2. Leonid Novikov 67:36 +1:17, Hiidenkiertäjät 1 (Now: 8 +17:44, was: 8)
3. Magne Dæhli 68:21 +2:02, Halden SK 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 1)
4. Tomas Dlabaja 68:27 +2:08, Rajamäen Rykmentti 1 (Now: 12 +29:09, was: 17)
5. Philippe Adamski 68:37 +2:18, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 2 +3:12, was: 2)
6. Filip Dahlgren 68:39 +2:20, IFK Lidingö SOK 1 (Now: 13 +29:10, was: 15)
7. Pavlo Ushkvarok 68:58 +2:39, Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 (Now: 4 +12:41, was: 4)
8. Jussi Suna 69:03 +2:44, Turun Metsänkävijät 1 (Now: 10 +28:05, was: 12)
9. Lucas Basset 69:04 +2:45, OK Denseln 1 (Now: 5 +14:02, was: 5)
10. Jani Lakanen 69:06 +2:47, Vaajakosken Terä 1 (Now: 11 +28:09, was: 13)

Leg 9
1 Marcus Millegård Halden SK 1 560:50 0:00
2 Jan Prochazka Kalevan Rasti 1 563:52 3:02
3 Francois Gonon IFK Göteborg 1 573:34 12:44
4 Ralph Street Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 575:07 14:17
5 Erik Pettersson OK Denseln 1 576:27 15:37
6 Timo Sild Hiidenkiertäjät 1 577:11 16:21
7 Erik Andersson Järla Orientering 1 579:20 18:30
8 Simon Hodler IFK Moras OK 1 585:32 24:42
9 Simen Aamodt NTNUI 1 588:39 27:49
10 Øystein Kvaal Østerbø IFK Lidingö SOK 1 589:01 28:11

Leg times
1. Martin Hubmann 47:28 +0:00, Kristiansand OK 1 (Now: 26 +57:29, was: 32)
2. Timo Sild 47:35 +0:07, Hiidenkiertäjät 1 (Now: 6 +16:21, was: 8)
3. Øystein Kvaal Østerbø 47:59 +0:31, IFK Lidingö SOK 1 (Now: 10 +28:11, was: 13)
4. Josef Nordlund 48:44 +1:16, OK Linné 1 (Now: 17 +38:54, was: 19)
5. Jan Prochazka 48:48 +1:20, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 2 +3:02, was: 2)
6. Marcus Millegård 48:58 +1:30, Halden SK 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 1)
7. Jonne Lehto 49:30 +2:02, Vehkalahden Veikot 1 (Now: 19 +41:08, was: 22)
8. Erik Johansson 49:51 +2:23, Göteborg-Majorna OK 1 (Now: 18 +40:57, was: 21)
9. Erik Andersson 50:00 +2:32, Järla Orientering 1 (Now: 7 +18:30, was: 7)
10. Christoph Brandt 50:06 +2:38, IL Tyrving 1 (Now: 28 +61:06, was: 33)

Leg 10

Out on the last leg, Olav Lundanes had a gap of 3 minutes to Thierry Gueorgiou. Gueorgiou started hard – but made many small mistakes. Thus the distance was stable for a long time, until it suddenly started to go down second by second after around 5 km of running….

Now down to 2:15 between Halden and KR
Sun May 05 2013 02:03:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)

2:15 …. 2:13 ….. 2:11 …. 2:08 … going down, down, down..
Sun May 05 2013 02:06:10 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Interview with Halden’s relay coach Tore Sandvik:
– I don’t envy Lundanes the job he has now
– I told him to go offensive. He knows what to do, so I did not have to tell him much.
– Everything can happen, but Olav has had problems this winter with sickness and infection, and is not back in top shape. So it will be a tough task.
– 10Mila is a big motivation factor for all of Halden – 10Mila is very important for the club
Sun May 05 2013 02:08:03 GMT-0400 (EDT)

2:02..
Sun May 05 2013 02:08:49 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Guergiou on the chase – now 1:22 behind with nearly 10 km left to go…
Sun May 05 2013 02:11:57 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Still more than one minute..
Sun May 05 2013 02:14:14 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Leg times until first radio at 4.8 km
1. Anders Holmberg 16:05 +0:00, Järla Orientering 1 (Now: 5 +18:04, was: 7)
2. Valentin Novikov 16:16 +0:11, Hiidenkiertäjät 1 (Now: 4 +16:06, was: 6)
3. Thierry Gueorgiou 16:24 +0:19, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 2 +2:55, was: 2)
4. Olav Lundanes 16:31 +0:26, Halden SK 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 1)
5. Erik Liljequist 17:31 +1:26, Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 (Now: 3 +15:17, was: 4)
6. Olle Kalered 21:29 +5:24, OK Denseln 1 (Now: 6 +20:35, was: 5)
Sun May 05 2013 02:17:03 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Small mistake by Lundanes – now down to 50 seconds
Sun May 05 2013 02:21:10 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Kinneberg “best of the pack” – in 3rd place for IFK Göteborg
Sun May 05 2013 02:22:17 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Fredrik Johansson continuing his good spring – going fastest to 3.4 km so far:
1. Fredrik Johansson 15:49 +0:00, IFK Lidingö SOK 1 (Now: 8 +27:29, was: 10)
2. Anders Holmberg 16:05 +0:16, Järla Orientering 1 (Now: 5 +18:04, was: 7)
3. Valentin Novikov 16:16 +0:27, Hiidenkiertäjät 1 (Now: 4 +16:06, was: 6)
Sun May 05 2013 02:23:18 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Leg times until 6.6 km – now Gueorgiou is fastest for now
1. Thierry Gueorgiou 32:09 +0:00, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 2 +1:22, was: 2)
2. Eskil Kinneberg 32:53 +0:44, IFK Göteborg 1 (Now: 3 +11:48, was: 3)
3. Olav Lundanes 33:49 +1:40, Halden SK 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 1)
4. Erik Liljequist 34:00 +1:51, Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 (Now: 4 +14:28, was: 4)
Sun May 05 2013 02:25:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Down to below 40 seconds…
Sun May 05 2013 02:26:48 GMT-0400 (EDT)

They split up …
Sun May 05 2013 02:32:11 GMT-0400 (EDT)

No big differences in route choice
Sun May 05 2013 02:33:06 GMT-0400 (EDT)

No more forking for the rest of the course…
Sun May 05 2013 02:33:29 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Together!
Sun May 05 2013 02:36:56 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Now Thierry is running at the front
Sun May 05 2013 02:37:20 GMT-0400 (EDT)

KR getting a gap!
Sun May 05 2013 02:41:51 GMT-0400 (EDT)

The gap is increasing by the second
Sun May 05 2013 02:43:07 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Lundanes starts doing some desperate route choices now – getting really tired
Sun May 05 2013 02:44:05 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Now at around 1:30
Sun May 05 2013 02:46:25 GMT-0400 (EDT)

4 controls to go …
Sun May 05 2013 02:47:44 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Forest speaker: “Lundanes understands that he has lost this. He is now jogging”
Sun May 05 2013 02:48:45 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Gueorgiou all alone after 14.4 km of the last leg
Sun May 05 2013 02:50:17 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Congratulations to Thierry Gueorgiou & Kalevan Rasti!
Sun May 05 2013 02:55:13 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Up in the air!
Sun May 05 2013 02:55:39 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Nearly 10 minutes mistake on the first leg for Nikolov & KR – still victory!
Sun May 05 2013 02:55:57 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Lundanes into second for Halden – beaten & tired
Sun May 05 2013 02:57:12 GMT-0400 (EDT)

That cost a lot for Lundanes!
Sun May 05 2013 02:57:28 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Interview Gueorgiou:
– It was not the best Lundanes, I could see it
– I had the best legs of the winter so far. It felt really easy to run fast
– On the way to the 2nd leg, I had no idea where I was. I felt that I lost the game. Then I said I had just to run it control by control as fast as I can. I had a very good flow, but I was still running too fast for my technique.
– It was going good, but I had no idea how big the gap was. I then saw Olav on the field, and I saw that there were many kilometers left, so I calmed down a bit so I could catch him.
– Normally Olav is in better shape, so it would normally be harder to catch him.
– We had very good team spirit. We said it yesterday ; it is us against the rest.
– Some had not perfect performance, but I think it was a perfect race all in all.
Sun May 05 2013 03:00:54 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Fight for third: Looks like Göteborg takes it
Sun May 05 2013 03:03:55 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Göteborg in 3rd spot
Sun May 05 2013 03:10:34 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Liljequist is not used to running into the finish along with his team – outsprints them on the way to the finish. In for 4th spot
Sun May 05 2013 03:12:01 GMT-0400 (EDT)

5th place for Hiidenkiertäjät (I actually liked the name Delta better) – with Valentin Novikov
Sun May 05 2013 03:13:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)

6th for Järla – without top performance
Sun May 05 2013 03:16:59 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Denseln in to 7th
Sun May 05 2013 03:24:12 GMT-0400 (EDT)

8th place for Mora
Sun May 05 2013 03:25:22 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Lidingö 9th – easy for Fredrik Johansen against Anders Nordberg
Sun May 05 2013 03:26:58 GMT-0400 (EDT)

10th place for VaTe with Nordberg
Sun May 05 2013 03:27:26 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Top 10

1 Thierry Gueorgiou Kalevan Rasti 1 639:10 0:00
2 Olav Lundanes Halden SK 1 642:07 2:57
3 Eskil Kinneberg IFK Göteborg 1 654:36 15:26
4 Erik Liljequist Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 655:58 16:48
5 Valentin Novikov Hiidenkiertäjät 1 656:56 17:46
6 Anders Holmberg Järla Orientering 1 660:59 21:49
7 Olle Kalered OK Denseln 1 668:32 29:22
8 Roman Ryapolov IFK Moras OK 1 669:38 30:28
9 Fredrik Johansson IFK Lidingö SOK 1 671:17 32:07
10 Anders Nordberg Vaajakosken Terä 1 671:41 32:31

Leg times (not a really bad race for Lundanes – just a very good race by Gueorgiou)
1. Thierry Gueorgiou 75:18 +0:00, Kalevan Rasti 1 (Now: 1 +0:00, was: 2)
2. Matthias Kyburz 76:24 +1:06, OK Tisaren 1 (Now: 12 +40:19, was: 21)
3. William Lind 77:33 +2:15, Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 1 (Now: 13 +40:22, was: 20)
4. Daniel Hubmann 78:14 +2:56, Kristiansand OK 1 (Now: 22 +57:23, was: 26)
5. Valentin Novikov 79:45 +4:27, Hiidenkiertäjät 1 (Now: 5 +17:46, was: 6)
6. Anders Nordberg 80:05 +4:47, Vaajakosken Terä 1 (Now: 10 +32:31, was: 11)
7. Marc Lauenstein 80:13 +4:55, Vehkalahden Veikot 1 (Now: 19 +43:01, was: 19)
8. Oskar Sjöberg 80:50 +5:32, OK Linné 1 (Now: 16 +41:24, was: 17)
9. Erik Liljequist 80:51 +5:33, Södertälje-Nykvarn OF 1 (Now: 4 +16:48, was: 4)
10. Fredric Portin 80:55 +5:37, Paimion Rasti 1 (Now: 33 +79:37, was: 37)
11. Eskil Kinneberg 81:02 +5:44, IFK Göteborg 1 (Now: 3 +15:26, was: 3)
12. Olav Lundanes 81:17 +5:59, Halden SK 1 (Now: 2 +2:57, was: 1)
13. Severi Kymäläinen 81:23 +6:05, Tampereen Pyrintö 1 (Now: 30 +71:42, was: 33)
14. Anders Holmberg 81:39 +6:21, Järla Orientering 1 (Now: 6 +21:49, was: 7)
15. Fredrik Johansson 82:16 +6:58, IFK Lidingö SOK 1 (Now: 9 +32:07, was: 10)
Sun May 05 2013 03:27:53 GMT-0400 (EDT)

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