Mattias Bramstång

Skövde 6-hours 2009-03-14

by on Mar.14, 2009, under 6-hour, Ultra

This year there were more than 150 runners on the startline. Actually it felt a little crowded at the startline. Great! This sport is growing and it feels really good that we were so many ultrarunners on the same spot. The great number of runners gives some problems during the race but it is worth every one of them. It was a little crowded at the 1200 meter lap from time to time. And there were always a lot of people at the aid station. However, this was handled very good from the race director and his supporting team. They did a great effort for all the runners. They even worked at the track for hours making the muddy path and slippery road as free from mudd and water as possible.
My ambition for this race was to do 70k, because, that is the typical distance for a day during my upcoming race, the Transeurope Footrace (TEFR). I wanted to do this distance whitout any problems and I did. I also tried to drink the same sportdrink and the same amount of liquid as I have been planning for TEFR. One bottle to carry each 10k. This was no problem, at least not for 6 hours…
The first hour of the race I ran a little faster then I was supposed to. It felt so easy and it is also comfortable to have some spare minutes the last hours. During the race I had some nice friends pacing me, or co-running actually. That was great, the race never went boring on the track when I could chat with Fredrik Elinder for an hour, or listening to Andreas Falk encouraging me the last hour. In the end I finished at 4th place with 73k. It felt good and my goal was achieved.  I plan to hit the road again tomorrow, just to make sure the legs are fine, and ready for some more!

3 Comments for this entry

  • Borkur

    Good luck at the TEFR, will be interesting to follow you brave people to start this great journey through Europe.

    Best wishes from Iceland

    Borkur Arnason

  • Robin

    Hej Mattias! Fantastiskt vilka resultat. Jag kom in på din sida efter att ha besökt Spartathlon. Det racet låter ju som en livsuppgift. Hur ser fötterna ut efter ett sådant lopp? Springer man hela tiden?

  • Kaverin

    Вы Преувеличиваете.

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