Meet orienteering friends at Fleischer’s Hotel

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 28 July 2008 8:59 PM

After the prizegiving ceremony in the evening you can relax with other orienteerers at the Terrace at Fleischer’s Hotel. Here you can discuss today’s route choices with like-minded and meet new friends among orienteerers. From Wedsneday 30 July the Terrace will be decorated with orienteering flags to create the right atmosphere.

Participant at Nordvestgaloppen: Inger Nergaard

Uncategorized - by Frode Oldervoll, 25 July 2008 6:00 AM

Inger Nergaard

Name

Inger Nergaard

Club

Stokke IL

Country

Norway

Class

W55

Take part in NVG

For the first time, though I am from the Northwest of the country.

Ambitions

I am a slow runner. My aim is to run the courses without seeing too much of the terrain.

Look most forward to

To run in the western part of Norway. Never donet hat before. Shall visit my grandchildren - orienteering event and grandshildren, can life be better? I’m really looking forward to the event, good luck with the arrangement!

Participant at Nordvestgaloppen: Jane Rowlands

Uncategorized - by Frode Oldervoll, 21 July 2008 6:00 AM

Jane Rowlands

Name

Jane Rowlands

Club

Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club

Country

Canada

Class

W50

Take part in NVG

For the first time

Ambitions

I hope that I have some good runs and make good route choice decisions with as few errors as possible

Look most forward to

I am looking forward to some excellent courses and running on maps that I have never seen before. The terrain will be different to what we have in western Canada and I hope I will not need to look out for bears. I am excited to visit this area of Norway, the people, the villages and towns, and I will spend some time hiking in the mountains. Also there is a knitting museum near Bergen that I want to visit.

Participant at Nordvestgaloppen: Mikiko Minagawa

Uncategorized - by Frode Oldervoll, 19 July 2008 6:00 AM

Mikiko Minagawa

Name

Mikiko Minagawa

Club

Michi no kai

Country

Japan

Class

W21AL

Take part in NVG

for the first time

Ambitions

I want to do speedy races and I enjoy running in forest.

Look most forward to

I heard nordvestgaloppen is very technical. I expect to improve my orienteering technic. Voss has a very beautiful view. While doing orienteering, I enjoy forest and nature.

Participant at Nordvestgaloppen: Hugh Moore

Uncategorized - by Frode Oldervoll, 17 July 2008 6:00 AM

Hugh Moore

Name

Hugh Moore

Club

Red Roos

Country

Australia

Class

M60

Take part in NVG

For the first time

Ambitions

I am most looking forward to running in the norwegian terrain and making amends for my poor performance in Halden in 2003.

Look most forward to

I first visited Norway in 1968 when I travelled to Narvik I have always wanted to come back to Norway, as I love the Scandinavian terrain. I returned briefly in 1975 as a tourist but that was before I started orienteering. I began orienteering in 1983 and have been hooked ever since - but couldn’t travel overseas until after 2001 because of work and family commitments. I certainly hope to come back to Norge again for orienteering.

Profiles at Nordvestgaloppen: Jørgen Rostrup

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 28 June 2008 6:00 AM

Jørgen Rostrup

Our last profile is former World Champion several times, Jørgen Rostrup from Norway. Rostrup became world champion for the first time in 1999.
Rostrup also won in 2001, 2004 and 2005. His remarkable carrier is now over, but he participated at Nordvestgaloppen in 2002, and he really loved beeing there.

When was your first participation at NV-galoppen?

I think I was 14 when I first participated. The competitions were held in the area between Molde and Kristiansund. It was actually one of my first trips outside the countys of Agder, and INCREDIBLE exiting! A totally new and unexperiated kind of terrain combinated with a competition over fire days – can it be better?

What is your best result at NV-galoppen?

- I have won both the times I participated (1992 and 2002).

What is your best memory from NV-galoppen?

- I can’t remember any spesific occasion from the events, but I associate NV-galoppen with the possibillity to run in wonderfull terrain, often with a wiew over both fjords and mountains. Your pictures at your website are marvellous!

Why should orienteerers participate at NV-galoppen?

- Because it is a unique possibillity to discover a nice piece of Norway. Both at the competition and after the race. Western part of Norway are underestimated by Norwegion orienteering runners. If I were picking up my orienteering shoes again, NV-galoppen (and Midnattsolgaloppen) would be the first races I would have entered.

Profiles at Nordvestgaloppen: Gøril Fristad

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 25 June 2008 6:00 AM

Photo: Erik Borg

Gøril Fristad

Profile number 4 is Ingunn Fristad’s twin sister, Gøril Fristad. Gøril is back in her homecounty, and is ra board member of the orienteering federation in Sogn og Fjordane.

When was your first participation at NV-galoppen?

Since my parents are pationated to orienteering, I took part of the event from long time before I can remember. I remember i ”participated” whwn my home club Askvoll arranged the event in 1986. I ran the Small troll-course six times!

What is your best result at NV-galoppen?

I think I have won both singel distance and the total competition in most classes up to W21.

What is your best memory from NV-galoppen?

The year 2000 in Sogndal. (Where the event is going to take part in 2010). The arena was on a sæter. Demanding courses close to the high mountain in the Sogndals valley, which was really satisfying.

Why should orienteerers participate at NV-galoppen?

It is a vacation event with a relaxed atmosphere, and the nature is beatifull and full of contrastes!

Profiles at Nordvestgaloppen: Gunnar Gytri

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 20 June 2008 6:00 AM

Gunnar Gytri

Profile number three is an organizer. His name is Gunnar Gytri, and works as a map advisor in the Norwegian Orienteering Federation (NOF). He lives in Førde, a small town which has often been placement for the Nordvestgaloppen. Førde arranged the national championships in long distance two years ago. Originally, Gytri is from Fana IL, one of the three clubs behind this years Nordvestgaloppen.

When was your first participation at NV-galoppen?

Race number 3, on the 23rd of July 1981.

What is your best result at NV-galoppen?

I was total winner in M40 in 1995.

What is your best memory from NV-galoppen?

The first race in 1983 was arranged by Norddalsfjord IL, a community with no more than 250 inhabittants. I came to the race by car from north, and by passing the ferryspot I saw a lot of cars. Later I heard that 750 people had passed on the ferry that day. What made the biggest impression anyway, was that the inhabitants had risen the flag to honour for Nordvestgaloppen and the participants. It was a great happening for the community. About 500 runners participated in the race that day.

Why should orienteerers participate at NV-galoppen?

Because the maps and the courses are at a high level, to explore the social part of it and to enjoy the spectaculare nature.

Rooms available in military camp

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 18 June 2008 7:27 PM

We have rooms with 8 beds for hire at Bømoen military camp. The area is close to Palmafossen school. There is orienteering map, footballpitch and sandvolleypitch at the area. Blankets, pillows and sheets is included. Shower, toilets and sauna in shared building.

Price per room per night is NOK 600.

It is also possible to rent a single bed, NOK 100 per night.

For reservation, send an e-mail to info@nordvestgaloppen.no. Remember to include dates for arrival and departure.

Bømoen
Bømoen

Profiles at Nordvestgaloppen: Ingunn Fristad

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 15 June 2008 7:00 AM

Ingunn Fristad

The second profile in our presentation is Ingunn Fristad. She is known as one of the Fristad twins, and she is born in Askvoll, west in Norway, and has a lot of memories from Nordvestgaloppen. She is now running from Halden SK and has represented Norway in a lot of international competitions. Besides running orienteering for Halden, she is also working as a marketing chief in the club.

When was your first participation at NV-galoppen?

I can’t even remenber, because I have been taken to that event since I was a baby. The years up to 16, I ran the event every time it was arranged. After that, I have participated when it has matched with my seasonplanning.

What is your best result at NV-galoppen?

I won W21AL in 2002.

What is your best memory from NV-galoppen?

It has to be the year when we had a large group of Finnish runners at our home. The weather was nice, lots of competitors, real western-terrain and good courses!

Why should orienteerers participate at NV-galoppen?

Because it’s amazing nature – both in the courses and amongst them. Demanding and interesting terrain, besides Voss is branding, and has a lot of athlets on high level. (Kristen Skjeldal, a former olympic champion in cross country skiing, will take part in the competition), and the place can offer many exiting activities.

For the eliterunners, the terrain is also very adequat for the upcoing World Championships in Trondheim in 2010.

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