There was a bus transfer from Dubai to the desert where the race was to start. As a transport I chose to use Uber-offroad. With map coordinates as the only reference, there was some error-navigation before we arrived at a large tent camp. We were informed that this should be the camp […]Read More
The competitions I participate in have distances from 79 km to 483 km. Most over 160 km there is a stage race where we get water every 10-20 km and in addition there is a tent that we will live in the days the competition is going on. Food for 5 to 10 days, clothing and all other necessary equipment, we have to carry in your own backpack and in the pool during the winter.
The competition is on extremely remote areas with extreme weather conditions and day trips have lasted more than thirty hours. Equipment, shoes and clothing can not fail in these competitions as we do not have access to "spare parts" during the competitions.
In this type of race, some equipment is required and something that is recommended equipment. The organizer considers it necessary to be able to carry out the race in a safe manner. During the races, participants are checked to ensure that they have […]Read More
Al Marmoon Ultra Marathon is arranged in a desert area outside Dubai in the Emirates. The area where the race is organized has sand dunes that are ten meters high and it is difficult to navigate. There are three parallel races where the participants can choose between three distances, which follow the same path - but with different starting times: […]Read More
My favorite of the desert races is the "Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon". High security with limited number of participants with high quality and local ownership. Tough competition with an alternative route that "everyone" can accomplish. The Dasht-e Loot has a beautiful and fascinating nature, including the plateau Gandom Beryan, the hottest spot on earth. This year's edition […]Read More
Culture and warmth would be an exciting framework for this "first edition" stage and ultrasound in India. The World Running Academy who organized the race had invited good runners to set a standard while getting the most publicity around the race. Visiting India I looked forward to experiencing [...]Read More
You are alone, and in seven days you will do yourself with what is in your backpack, through an irreplaceable desert. Equipment, shoes and clothing can not fail in this type of competition. This type of stage race includes several important elements: Running, nutrition, clothing, hiking and expedition equipment for extreme conditions. With [...]Read More
When choosing clothing, it is important to think that the choices made will be on the body for seven days in extreme heat, out in a desert without shower and washing facilities. In addition, there are cacti, bushes with thorns and a sack that rubs both [...]Read More
In front of a race, most people have a lot of focus on shoes and I'm no exception. I had seen a pair of new shoes from Altra that I wanted to run in the desert race India. But the skiing from Altra did not come to Norway before I was leaving, so with [...]Read More
January 6, 2018, barely a month before the race, he decided to be the first Norman to participate in the coldest contest that is tracing - Yukon Arctic Ultra. This year's edition was also the coldest edition of historyRead More
In the competition Yukon Arctic Ultra, the temperature ranged from -43 to down to -54 celsius and equipment for accommodation in the wilderness was not only important but vital. Me and my tent mate Asbjørn mastered this cold probably best of all participants. Not only did we survive without frostbite, but we had it comfortably [...]Read More
In the competition Yukon Arctic Ultra we had to keep ourselves with all the equipment, clothing and food. As there is extreme cold and accommodation in tents, we had to use the pulk to get all that was required of obligatory equipment and self-chosen star. Pulk When I was in the starting line of Yukon [...]Read More