I woke up with a strange feeling in my throat – almost certainly an indicator for a beginning angina or something similar. But this doesn’t keep me from running, of course. Especially when I’m the leader of the team.

Our team was “KTH international students 05”. I have to admit a not very creative name, but a practical one, since most of the team came together less than a week ago.

Bellmanstafetten Panorama

The members are (in order of running):

  1. Nikolai
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    Nikolai at the finish line
  2. Fabian (unfortunately nobody took pictures of me – but as soon as we get the official CD, we will have some of the whole team)
  3. Ronney
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    Ronney at the finish line
  4. Péter
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    Péter waiting for the pin
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    Péter at the finish line
  5. Norbert
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    Norbert just before finishing our team’s run

So Nikolai had to fight his way through the crowds at the start. My run went well, although I had trouble to keep my speed in the second half of the run. My goal was to achieve a time of 24 minutes or less. Finally I had pretty much that time – maybe a few seconds less.
This is quite bad compared to the times Ronney (about 20:49 minutes), Péter (about 20:59 minutes) and Norbert (about 20:30 minutes) managed to run.
Finally we had a total time of 1:51:08 hours, good enough for the 51st place of 197 male teams in total. So we made it almost to the top quarter.

Some impressions:
Bellmanstafetten Impressions
Bellmanstafetten Impressions
Bellmanstafetten Impressions
Bellmanstafetten Impressions

Unfortunately I had to remove some photos I wanted to post here – my disk quota is full.
I think we had quite a good time there – especially with the picnic after the run.

Less pleasant was coming home after that. I didn’t feel too good – and my father called and told me that my grandmother has suffered a stroke last night. Good reasons to stay at home and have a quiet evening.