Silje Ekroll Jahren

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This weekend was the first important weekend of this season, with selection races for the World Championships (WOC) in Estonia. I went to Estonia on Tuesday, and spent the week and weekend together with the runners from Nydalens SK and Løten. The selection races were open compititions which many other nations also used as selection races, so the starting field was tough. In the sprint Friday, I ran very well most of the race, but made a 1' (!) mistake in the middle, and therefore I ended as 4th norwegian, and 37th in total. In the middle distance I started out well, and I was in the fight untill I searched a hidden control in a V-depression for 1'. Again I ended as 4th norwegian, and 9th in total. In the long distance, I ran well most of the way, but made some smaller mistakes several places, and lost quite some time on the long routechoice legs towards the end. Ended the race as 3rd norwegian, and 6th in total. 

 

 

This weekend I ran Tiomila, in Partille in Göteborg, for Sävedalens AIK team 1, together with Jenny Bengtsson (1st), Maria Magnusson (2nd), Camilla Engstrand (4th) and Anastasia Denisova (5th).  Jenny and Maria ran well in the first two legs, and I started out as 22nd team, 4:20min behind the lead. Sadly, I got troubles with stomach pain, and the whole race became a struggle. Technically I was able to keep it together, but I lost time continuously through the race, and I knew very well that I was not able to deliver a good race for my team, as I wanted to do. I lost 10min to the lead, and we were out of the fight for the top positions. I changed over to Camilla in 37th position, and she and Anastasia ran well, climbing us up to a 25th position in the end. 

 

Last week I spent 9 days in Estonia together with the norwegian national team. We got a good training week, and could increase our experience with the estonian terrain. We also got three high intensity quality trainings, in which two of them were together with the danish national team. The estonian terrain is tough, due to vegetation, but except of the marshes the ground is quite fast. I like the terrain, and look forward to spending more time in Estonia already in less than a month.

 

 

 

 

Thursday to Sunday last weekend I went to Tessin together with my swiss club OL Norska, to train for the European Championship (EOC) which will be organized in Tessin in 2018. We trained several EOC relevant forest and sprint trainings, as well as participating in the unofficial swiss championships in sprint relay Saturday, and a middle distance race on Sunday. On the sprint relay the "raskt tog team" of OL Norska won a tripple victory with team 1, 2 and 3 taking all the podium positions! I ran 1st leg for team 2, which consisted of Simon Dubach (2nd), Joey Hadorn (3rd) and Simone Niggli (4th), and changed over in 3rd position. 

 

 

 

 

This weekend I started the orienteering national season in Switzerland, with the 1. Nationaler in Winterthur on Sunday. I ran a technical stable middle distance race, with only two minor mistakes, which resulted in a 6th position. The day before I ran the 5km at Kerzerslauf. The 5km had quite much elevation, and varied between paved streets, forest streets and small paths. I started out controlled, and managed to keep a constant pace through out the race, finishing 9th overall and 6th in my category on a time of 19:36.