Race reports

Studentlekene Bergen Challenge 2018

This weekend, runners from NTNUI Friidrett attended at the Student Games in Bergen competing in several of races from 100m to half marathon. With some good results, NTNUI won the total athletics competition!

(Results below!)

On Friday there was competition in 100m, 200m, 800m and 4x 200m relay. Three runners from NTNUI competed in the distances at Fana Stadium. Nice to see our former leader and sprinter, Svenn Helge Vatne, making a good figure at running the 100m and 200m. Gold at the 100m and bronze at the 200m 30 minutes after was a result in respect of!

Svenn-Helge Vatne, 200m
Start 4x 200m realy
100m race
Magnus W. Warvik
Podium 100m
Happy runners!



On Saturday morning it was time for the half marathon. Three attendants from the group was ready, although two were a little affected after yesterday’s races.

This is what one of the runners, Erlend Hansen, experienced:

The days before the half marathon I checked the weather forecast, and it reported heavy wind and a lot of rain. Typical Bergen. This one was going to be a tough one.
As we moved to the start at Fana stadium Saturday morning, the rain poured down leaving us soaked before the start. We discussed a bit about clothing, but the temperature was fine, and I decided to run in singlet and shorts leaving the gloves behind. More clothes were going to slow me down anyway because of the rain. My legs were fresh and ready because I had not been racing the day before like Magnus and Jonas, and I did a good warm-up before the start. I was a bit concerned about Magnus complaining about a bad knee, but he said he was trying to run anyway and see how it goes. It turned out not to be such a bad idea.

Mass start half marathon

After the start, we quickly became a group of 8 people in the front. After staying in the group for 3km with a pace around 3:30 min/km, I decided to let them go and run my own race because this was going too fast for me! I was surprised by the speed of the other runners, but I had to think of my own battle. There were still 19 km to beat. I was happy with the pace I ran, although parts of the road were like running in a stream! I overtook the 6th place after 8km and cheered for Magnus in front and Jonas when I was by rounding (the track was 10.6 km back and forth). I managed to keep up the pace to the finish line and was quite happy with the result! Almost beat my pb with 3 minutes from racing the half marathon in Trondheim 6 weeks back! Shocked by the win from Magnus with a super strong 1.13:30 (!) we moved back to the accommodation for a hot shower and preparing for the banquet in the evening ending the Student games in Bergen.

Finished with the half marathon, ready for the banquet!
Podium half marathon












100 m

Place Name Team Time
1. Svenn-Helge Vatne NTNUI 12.82 s
2. Apoorvan Sockanathan NHHI 14.59 s

200 m

Place Name Team Time
1. Øystein Aas BSI 25:06 s
2. Lasse Tollefsen BSI 27:50 s
3. Svenn-Helge Vatne NTNUI 31:60 s

800 m

Place Name Team Time
1. André Juvland TRIMIUS 2.08
2. Jonas Riseth NTNUI 2.08
3. Magnus Winther Warvik NTNUI 2.18

4 x 200m relay

Place Team Time
1. NHHI 1.47
2. BSI 1.50
3. HiBI 1.53
4. NTNUI 1.56

Half marathon – men

Place Name Team Time
1. Magnus Winther Warvik NTNUI 01:13:32
2. Martin Kristiansen NHHI 01:14:00
3. Arne Kalland-Olsen NHHI 01:16:35
4. Arne Nygård NHHI 01:16:52
5. Jonas Riseth NTNUI 01:17:23
6. Erlend Hansen NTNUI 01:18:40
7. Bjørn Alexander Hovland HiBI 01:19:31
8. Martin Digranes NHHI 01:19:38
9. Erik Vadla BSI 01:19:42
10. Petter Elias Røkke NHHI 01:23:51
11. Anders Austad HiBI 01:24:05
12. Even Årekol NTNUI-Ålesund 01:24:09
13. Viktor Svensson HiBI 01:25:08
14. Erlend Solhaug Myklebust NHHI 01:26:17
15. Petter Ihlebæk NTNUI 01:26:32
16. Sigurd Bøe VSIL 01:27:36
17. Håkon Andresen OSI 01:28:30
18. Thorvald Mosvold NHHI 01:30:08
19. Erlend Godager NHHI 01:31:40
20. Håvard Lergernæs NHHI 01:35:24
21. Nicolai Hoel NMBUI 01:36:15
22. Antonio Johansen Cubedo NTNUI-Ålesund 01:53:05
23. Caspar Vinje Hagland NMBUI 01:53:42
24. Nicolai Birkeland GSI 02:04:08
25. Edward El Hayek VSI 02:04:18

Half marathon – women

Place Name Team Time
1. Karoline Saltemark NHHI 01:35:40
2. Julie Osen NHHI 01:40:53
3. Malene Knutsen Breivik HiBI 01:41:43
4. Ragnhild Seim NHHI 01:45:09
5. Sunniva Riibe MRK Bergen 01:45:17
6. Siv Simonsen HiBI 01:45:56
7. Elin Farestveit NHHI 01:48:24
8. Iris Einarsdottir NHHI 01:55:55
9. Ingrid Beisland NHHI 01:56:15


Report: Skåbu Fjellmaraton 2018

Race report from Skåbu Fjellmaraton, 29. september 2018. Written by Leonhard Faubel.

On Friday the 28th September at 15:30 was the departure. We went with two cars, eight guys and a girl to Skåbu to participate at the Fjellmaraton. After four hours of driving and a lot of joy including “car-games”, we finally arrived at the cabin. After a little run in the dark we ate tons of pasta and drank a lot of water to prepare ourselves to the run. We were warming up in the morning  after a little pasta and cereals and some coffee. As warmup we loosened our muscles with slow running and circling our arms.



Finally it was almost time to run the half-marathon. At about 11:25 I recognized that it was too warm in my jacket and took it off. Therefore I had to put my number on the t-shirt instead. Everyone was so friendly and smiling at me. At 11:29 I realized that the reason for that could be that my number was upside down 😀 Too late! I had to run! The start was very comfortable. I started very slow, enjoyed the view on the mountains and appreciated that it was not snowing or raining. Running all the way down to the Olstappen lake was a good possibility to get warm and relaxed. The lakes and the creeks, bridges and rocks around the trail were really beautiful. It was very warm in the valley compared to Skåbu. No need to wear gloves or a hat anymore. Finally we reached the last challenge of the race: the way back up to Skåbu with a big altitude difference. I didn’t expect that it would be as easy to ramp up and ended up on the 25th.

We had a very nice time together at an awesome place! Thanks for a great adventures running weekend!



Place (total/class) Name Time
1. (1) Magnus Warvik 3:03:44
3. (2) Morten Haugsvær 3:08:49
4. (3) Erlend Hansen 3:11:49
10. (6) Haakon S. Bergsholm 3:45:43


Place (total/class) Name Time
8. (3) Martin Dorber 1:30:40
25. (6) Leonhard Faubel 1:49:28

7.5 km

Place (total/class) Name Time
4. (2) Ole Emil Frisvold 40:56
9. (1) Kieu-Van June Bui 43:50
23. (4) Svenn-Helge Vatne 49:46

Full results: EQ Timing

Race report from (Norwegian): Skåbu fjellmaraton ble lørdag arrangert for tredje gang

Race report from (Norwegian):

More photos on Facebook.

Nidarø Rundt – Vinterkarusell 1. race

Race report from the 1. race of the Vinterkarusell. Written by Erlend Hansen


Start 5 km Foto: Jan Arthur Aune


The fall has come to Trondheim. You can tell it for sure, as the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. For most people it means that the competition season is over, but for many other runners in Trondheim, it’s the start for the “Vinterkarusell”!


Yesterday, Wednesday 26.09, the first competition of 6 was held. The weather forecast reported strong wind and rain, but as the races started the weather cleared up for the runners. The weather gods showed mercy!


There were two races, a 5km and a 10km. We had members running both distances, and with some good results!
In the 10km, NTNUI Friidrett took home the gold with a 1st place to Erlend Hansen!
In the 5km, Magnus Warvik was 1 second(!) behind the podium and ended on a strong 4th place. Several of our runners have suffered from illness the last period, but they attended anyway and finished! Impressed by all who attended though the bad weather.




Results EQtiming


Nidarø rundt – 5 km

Place Name Time
4. Magnus Warvik 15:38
48. Ole Emil Frisvold 19:45
56. Thomas Rakke 20:45

Nidarø Rundt – 10 km

Place Name Time
1. Erlend Hansen 35:36
12. Martin Dorber 40:20


Article from the race in Kondis:


Next races in the Vinterkarusell:

  1. Wednesday 26. september: Nidarø Rundt — 5 km and 10 km.
  2. Tuesday 23. October — 5 km at Leangen, 18:30.
  3. Saturday 17. November — 5 km at Leangen, 11:00.
  4. Tuesday 15. January — 3000 m in Ranheimshallen, first start 18:00.
  5. Tuesday 12. February — 3000 m in Ranheimshallen, first start 18:00.
  6. Tuesday 26. March — 5 km at Leangen, start 18:30.




This post is written by Magnus Winther Warvik, current leader of the NTNUI Friidrett group. Hope you enjoy reading his journey and experience from Oslo Marathon, and his strong third place in Oslotrippelen, which was arranged on Saturday 15.09.18.
Viewer discretion be advised. Don’t do this unless you are very athletic or very crazy.


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Foto: Kjell Vigestad

Right after last year’s Oslo Maraton, I had runners high, as you usually have after a race. When the signup for this year opened the night after the race, and with a couple of beers inside, I signed up for “Oslotrippelen” on the spot. I had already tried each of the distances in Oslo (marathon, half, 10k), now it was time to combine all of them. Fourth person to sign up for the triple, so there are at least three people more crazy than me!

Time flies, and on the tail end of my best running season yet, I was excited. With personal bests in every distance from 1500m to the marathon, this would be a cake walk. But two weeks ago I ran the marathon in Trondheim to see where I stood, with horrendous results. I almost collapsed over the finish line. Would I even be able to finish in Oslo?


The marathon

Compared to other city marathons, the one in Oslo is hard. With two laps, and each lap having one large hill and one murderous hill, you really need to pace yourself to not die. I started the marathon at a comfortable pace, and actually managed to keep it comfortable most of the race. This was my second marathon I ran where I felt great all the way through. And my first one was also in Oslo. Three gels, a lot of water (it was a hot day!), and one cup of red bull. I finished the race as the third triple participant. Far behind the leaders, but not far ahead of fourth place. So this could only end two ways: third place or worse. With two fourth places in the last two weeks, this gave me extra motivation for the next races.

So what do you do when you just finished a marathon, and are going to run a half marathon in an hour? You bike, eat lots of buns and potato chips, and drink water. The best thing about the triple is that you have access to a special tent that is right by both the start and finish line, where you can store your stuff. With free food, this is like heaven for me. Anyway, the last thing you want to do is stop moving and get stiff. While I was munching food, biking, and cheering for the other runners, I just kept repeating inside my head that a half marathon is short. Because it is. Just half the distance I just ran. It’s really short. So short. Just an hour. Plus half an hour. Something like that. After half an hour, I actually looked forward to the next race. Not because I really wanted to run, but because I wanted to finish the half marathon, so that I could finish the 10K, and go home.


Half marathon

Starting the half marathon, I got excited. Most of the people around me was running their first race of the day, and looking for personal records. Personally I had no idea how this would go, but my legs actually felt really good. And this was just one round in Oslo, not two. This would go easy! I started way faster than in the marathon, and kept the pace for around 10 kilometers. Then, the pace dropped. Bad. From here and in it was a struggle. Just counting down the kilometers, and looking for black bibs behind me (those who are running the triple have black start numbers). But each kilometer came and went, and I couldn’t see anyone passing me. It felt like I was walking up the murderous hill, but I was still one of the first runners. Even in the downhill I couldn’t get the speed up. And in the end, I was the first triple participant to cross the finish line. With this, I was almost guaranteed a third place. The only way to get fourth would be some injury…

The break after the half marathon was similar to the one after the marathon. A lot of food, biking, and massaging. I also drank a cup of coffee, and my last gel. Cola with caffeine. Pumped up, I was ready for the last 10K. With 63 km done, this would be easy. And compared to my feelings after the marathon, I actually believed myself. Almost done.



Last race of the day. Finally! But how hard would I take it? I was almost guaranteed a third place, and it would take a wonder to move either up or down in the results. So I started quite easy. Better to have a nice experience than hate my life, like I did in the half marathon. And Oslo is such a nice place to run. Thousands of people cheering, always great weather (though a tad to hot), and a fast and easy 10K course. But then my hip said it didn’t like what I was doing, with a sting that made me afraid. Would I have to walk? I decreased the speed a bit, and changed from running to limping. But fortunately it almost went away after 5 or 10 minutes. “Just finish now without taking any risks”.
And that’s what I did.
Third place.

Podium Oslotrippelen. Strong 3rd place to Magnus!
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And yes, I have already signed up again next year.

Well done to everyone else who ran in Oslo on Saturday, especially the ones in the club, and my parents!




Marathon (42,2 km): 02:44:06
Half-marathon (21,1 km): 01:24:52
10 km: 38:54
Total (73,3km): 04:47:52