Category: "Sport"

Game on!

November 12th, 2017

Or, not today, but in excactly two months:

Härmed bekräftas anmälan för dessa deltagarna:

Sprint Triples 12.01 Göteborg Sandsjöbacka Trail
Rune Hellem Sprint Triples Men

Race report Hodelyktløpet 2017

November 5th, 2017

Thursday evening I attended the race Hodelyktløpet, "the headlamp race". 12k trailrunning in Østmarka, Oslo. Read my race report published here

Took a picture just minutes before start

And then at home, did not manage to avoid the mudpools - it was dark...

Me, a tennis player!

September 18th, 2017

Yesterday I participated in my first tennis tournament ever. Did spend Saturday evening watching videos on Youtube (for about 10 minutes) on how to play tennis, and just minutes before my first match I had to read the rules, learing that the first serve goes to the left side, then the second to the right. Another good thing I got to know just minutes before the match was which lines was important during a single match. Must admit that I was afraid that I would not even get to serve or get the ball over the net, but I did and I only lost one of three matches without points. The two other ones was 10-3 and 10-5, pretty happy with that. And finally I got to learn that my raquet from 1990 was outdated. Conversation went like this:

Person who knew a lot more about tennis than me: "Rune, are you sure that you do not want to borrow a raquet?"
Me "Do I need to?"
Person who knew a lot more about tennis than me: "Yes!!!"
Me "....mkay..." (I was until yesterday pretty proud of just owning a raquet, but now I know what I want for xmas)

Read all about it here

Icebug Xperience 2017 - 3 days in Bohuslän, Sweden

September 6th, 2017

Got home Sunday evening after spending three days of running in Bohuslän, Sweden, the Icebug Xperience. A stage run, starting on Friday with 23k, then 29k on Saturday and 22k on Sunday. Really enjoyed the event, the weather was really nice all the time so I even got a slight tan in my face. My legs did not enjoy it that much, but only sore mucles, pain that will go away in a few days. I was afraid that I would get long lasting pain, but thanks to good preparations and help from naprapath Trond it went well.

It was great fun to finally run a long event, it 12 years since the last time - the 6 hours event at Eidsvoll, after that my legs did hurt to much and I had to start riding the bicycle instead. So being able to run such a distance again is really fun, and ending up as #52 overall and #46 in the mens class was way better than I could hope for, quite happy with that.

Have posted quite a few pictures on my Facebook page, and IcebugX has even more

Interview in the local newspaper

September 4th, 2017

Before going to Icebug, must admit that it did put extra pressure on me when it came in the newspaper upfront. I did say: "You have to wait until I'm finished", but I need to say it out louder the next time. Anyhow, quiting was not an opiton at least.

Rune er klar for fredagens styrkeprøve
Denne helgen skal den treningsglade karen fra Momoen bruke til å løpe Icebug Xperience, et løp i Smögen/Kungshamn-omådet der deltakerne i løpet av disse tre dagene skal tilbakelegge 74 kilometer.

– Jeg liker litt utfordringer og er glad i å løpe. Men da jeg meldte meg på i januar, var jeg usikker på om jeg kom til å klare å fullføre, men nå har jeg god tro på det, sier karen som flyttet til bygda i 2013 etter å ha funnet sin Elin, med etternavn Glede.

Han ligger på massasjebenken hos naprapat Trond Aasberg hvor legger og lår får «siste olje» og knaing før tredagersturen.

– Det ser bra ut nå, sier Åsberg mens han masserer leggmuskulaturen.

Rune Hellem, som kommer fra Mo i Rana, har konkurrert siden barnsbein av.

– Jeg har aldri levert noen store resultater, men har som mål å være på første ark av resultatlista. Ellers er det like viktig å stille opp, ikke minst i de lokale arrangementene, det være seg på sykkel, ski eller løp.

I forberedelsene til helgens styrkeprøve har han og broren gjennomført Rana Ti på topp i løpet av ett døgn. Etter 21 timer var målet nådd.

– Vi kommer neppe til å gjøre det igjen. Men en vet aldri, sier Rune smilende.

Gjennom sommeren har både turorienteringen og stolpejakta vært ledd i treningen.

– Dette er to fine tilbud jeg anbefaler alle, og en behøver ikke ha noe mål som meg å sikte mot for å delta, sier Hellem som også er med i hovedstyret i Høland IUL.

– Idrettslagene (MIUL og Høland) har vært en fin måte å komme inn i lokalmiljøet på.

Marlow Grand Prix 2017

August 15th, 2017

Last Saturday, Marlow Grand Prix 2017, 1 minute and 5 seconds slower than last year...doh!!

Running nearby Henningsvær - Glomtinden

July 12th, 2017

Yesterday we arrived at Henningsvær and the weather forecast was not that good so I decided to go for a late run yesterday evening. Drove to Rørviksvatnet and parked on the side of E10 and ran/walked up to Glomstinden. Must admit that my legs are tired after last week hardships, so I went pretty slow. So a good thing that this top is easily accessible. I was actually told today that the fishermen used back in the days to climb up to this top to try to forecast the weather. Just a quick walk and they could see all the way to Vestvågøy in the west, all of Vestfjorden and Hamarøy in the east. Hence the name "Glomtinden", the "staretop"


View west, towards Vestvågøya

View east towards Kabelvåg.

Almost back to the car, Rørvikvatnet was very calm this evening.

Exploring Å

July 10th, 2017

When in Lofoten, Moskenes and Å, the kids have been put to sleep I did go for a run in Å-Dalen, inspired by this suggestion by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). I did not go all the way, since I started pretty late, but really no need for me to continue after having reached the top anyhow.

Ågvatnet, Å and Vestfjorden

This was my goal, to see the sun and Norskehavet outside of Stokkvika.

Heading home, down by Ågvatnet again, view upwards.

Now almost back to Å

My feets are no good after this run and off course the 13 hour run 4 days ago. So I did put them in the sea water for 10 minutes.

The view when sitting at the dock with my feets in water. The mountain top where I did run about an hour ago straight ahead.

Run to the hills for 13 hours

July 7th, 2017

Yesterday me and my brother Jonas did "Rana Ti på Topp 2017", all in one day. Departure from Nesna 06:00, back home sometime after 02:00, 21 hours later. 10 hiking destinations, 13 hours, 5000 meteres ascending, about 60 kilometres.

All hiking destinations (not including the "bonus" trip to Sauvatnet - we would have needed medical assistance if trying that as well)

#1 - View from Innerstøtta towards Svartisen

Jonas on the way up to Bomma, Storforshei in the background on top of Bomfjellet.

A lot of fog on the top, we missed the view which is supposed to be amazing.

Lunch at Røsvoll

Waterfall, Tverråga which ends up in Svartisdalen and the river Svartisåga.

Moose running away from me

View from Brunstadtinden, Røvassdalen and Langvatnet way way down there somewhere.

Reindeer at Rauvatnet, on the way to Rausandhaugen.

Mo i Rana from Mofjellet.

Mo i Rana from Hauknestinden

Very tired at Grotneshytta, destination #8, sometimes after 22:00

Mo i Rana from the trial to Grotneshytta.

Mo i Rana by night, midnight from the road to Storhaugen above Selfors.

Finally, last check-in at Idavollen 01:00, now heading down to the car and home!!

Exploring Aursmoen - "Hike orienteering" and Stolpejakta

June 12th, 2017

Had some time alone yesterday evening and did spend a couple of hours at Aursmoen. First doing "hike orienteering" - turorientering and afterwards, while anyhow at Aursmoen - I did Stoplejakta as well. Not that much to report, but I did get to see Margaretakilden. Tried to read the information sign, but that was close to impossible, need some TLC for sure

And even if Margaretakilden is a water source, I did not dare drink from it...