Author: fbastian

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100 miles of Istria 2016 – Race report

This year’s season has started a bit messy to me (and still is), since I did not get into any of the races that I REALY wanted: UTMB and Western States. So it ended up that I had to figure out how to qualify to WS and get some points to UTMB next year. The 100 miles of Istria seemed like the perfect opportunity to do both things at once....

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La Sportiva Mutant & A.T. Grip Spike – Review

I’ve been running in my La Sportiva Mutant for over half a year now, so I though I could share some of my thoughts about my as-of-now favorite trail/mountain running shoes. I should also start by saying that I am currently ambassador for La Sportiva Denmark, but I’ve been a fan of their shoes a while before that. So I’ll try to be as objective as possible, but my opinions...

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Parforce Trail – 21Km

The 24th October I have participated in the Parforce Trail run in St. Dyrehave. There were 2 distances, 10+ and 20+ km. I was lucky to get a start number from 32Gi Team and chose to run the long one, which should be a little over 21Km, as we got to know on the day. The run started punctually at 9AM with a braveheart-style start, where all runners were standing...

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Fruens Hamster Trail #3, Motivation and New Sponsor

October 3rd I have ran Fruens Hamster Trail #3, a run organized by Team Citronmåne in Næstved. FHT is a 6h run where were run in a 4km route with around 200m of positive elevation gain per round. I am not so much into running rounds, but it is always really nice to join Team Citronmåne’s runs, since the atmosphere is really nice and the races are very well arranged....

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TDS 2015 – Race Report (UTMB week)

Late in July, I have been to Chamonix for a week holidays with my girlfriend and have been checking out the TDS route a bit. We have ran, in the opposite direction, the 25-ish latest km of the route: from Les Monquarts to Les Contamines. It was really nice to check the last climbs and have a sneak peak on the route. The first impression was that the route was...

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Training for TDS 2015

In around 3 weeks from now I’ll be running the TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie – a UTMB week race). As a part of my vacations I spent a full week in Chamonix, where my girlfriend Maibritt and I have explored the area and checked the last 25km of the course (from Les Monquarts to Les Contamines). The course looks fantastic and I cannot wait to experience...

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Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2015

Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2015 was supposed to be my main goal for this season. However, due to the fact that I have changed job and had a very intensive course just before the race, I was not really able to prepare mentally for this race and neither get the rest that I need. We had originally planned to fly to Cortina on Wednesday before the race, but since I had...

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Firkløver 50/50 2015 (1st Edition) – Race Report

Finally I’ve got time to write this race report, I’ve been quite busy in the last months and haven’t had much time to post. Firkløver is a race that happens in the North of Zealand in Denmark. The 2015 edition was the first version of the race. It is organized by some very nice guys that are passionate for the sport. Two races happen in the same day, a 50km...

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North Vancouver – Baden Powell Trail

I’ve recently been to Vancouver/Canada in a business trip and I had some time during the weekend to explore a little. The guys in MEC have a very nice project going, where trail runners can meet-up every Saturday for a run in their “backyard”. They are a group of very good runners that know the area very well, so if you are in Vancouver for the weekend, check their event...

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Krøllebølle Trail Invitational #2

The Race Krøllebølle Trail Invitational is a small event organized by my friend Moses Lovstad. The idea is that we run around the island of Bornholm through the Kyststien (a trail on the cost of the island, which is around 115km long) in social tempo and at the same time try to beat the supported FKT for this trail. You can find the GPX file for the route here. We...

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80km du Mont Blanc 2014 – Race Report

I’ve been long waiting for this race. I had been in Chamonix before and I knew how beautiful the city and surroundings were, so I was really looking forward to run in those mountains. I’ve traveled to Chamonix with two good friends from Denmark: Mads Blume and Christoffer Friman. Both would be running the 80km du Mont Blanc as well. We arrived there the Wednesday before the race, so we...

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Last months and upcoming races

A lot has happened in the last 2 months. To start with the wildest, I’ll be running the PTL (306km and 28000+ high meters) with my friend Moses Lovstad (aka trailløberen) in the end of August. This has changed my focus from the 80km du Mont Blanc, which was my main goal this year, to the PTL. Since Fyr-til-fyr I have been ramping up my training and I finished the last...

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Trail in Brasil – January 2014

I was visiting my family in the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 and we went to a really cool beach called “Praia do Rosa”. I had a couple of very good runs in the coast trails and I had my Go Pro with me in some of the runs. This little video shows a bit of the beautiful trails and landscapes that I enjoyed there. Over and out...

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Ultraløbet Fyr-til-fyr 2014

I have been running many races in the last 2 months or so. Most of them I’ve registered last year, expecting that I would have a long training period in the winter. Things didn’t really go as expected and although the ground shape is there, I miss some fine tuning in my training. My expectation for Fyr-til-fyr this year was to run under 6h, but try to run under 5h30min....

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World Half Marathon Championship – Copenhagen 2014

It has been over one and a half year ago since I ran my last half marathon and I was not really planning to run this one. But since I’ve got a number from my girlfriend Maibritt Skovgaard, I decided to run it. It is not every day that you get the chance to experience a world championship :-). I had really low expectations about my performance, since after my...

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Transgrancanaria 125km – 1st March 2014

Some months after I have registered to the Transgrancanaria with a couple with other Danish friends, I had an overuse injury in my right foot (plantar fasciitis). That was in September 2013. It took me quite a while to recover and it was just some months ago that I was able to start running. Although I was able to run, I still didn’t trust my body 100% and I could...

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Stevns Klint Trampesti (and surroundings) – 42km from Rødvig to Køge

Last week I was invited for a trail run through the Stevns Klint Trampesti. Martin Köppä has organized the event and prepared the route that we should follow (around 42km). We were 5 people meeting at Rødvig, on the 25th of January at 9:30: Dennis Clemmensen, Martin Köppä, Peter Jensen, Tracy Høeg and I. It took me a while for me to get there from Østerbro, almost 2 hours of...