micke-midlife on August 12th, 2009

It’s happening on Stockholm’s Södermalm (southside) on this weekend and it’s gonna be big. According to the run’s official website around 21.500 runners are at the starting line. The race starts traditionally at 10pm to Brazil Samba rythms and a lot of spectators along the way. The place to be, the place for a new [...]

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micke-midlife on May 22nd, 2009

We love competitions in Finland. In no other country - as far as I have observed - are held so many national championships than in this little nordic place. The trick is to invite someone from Estonia or Sweden to lift it to a European Championship event. And if someone from Russia, east of Moscova [...]

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micke-midlife on May 14th, 2009

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At larger races there are other event organizers distributing leaflets and infos on their happening. Whereas in the majority of cases the organizing people stand nicely behind their tables full of info sheets and color full material, this guy stood in the middle of the walking corridor through which all 10.700 starting [...]

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micke-midlife on May 9th, 2009

A great running event and by now the largest in Finland that brings the atmosphere of the bigger European running events to Helsinki. Start and Finish at and in the Olympic Stadium of 1952 is the right frame for this happening. For it being a half marathon it’s definitely not an easy run. Partly for [...]

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