Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, August 26, 2002

Gjermund on his bonk


Gjermund wrote about his long O' on his club's guestbook. Here is a translation (my appologies for the rough translation):

...If the Norwegian Long Champs were 24 km instead of 25.4, I'd have brought the gold home to Tromsø. But, I completely ran out of fuel/carbs at the end....One hour on the last kilometer must be a new record. The map was a morass of unclear symbols, blue and brown floated together before my eyes, and my legs and brain felt like syrup. The only thing I could think was -- blueberries, blueberries and blueberries.

I'm not certain I've got the translation right (I don't have any problem with Swedish, but casual Norwegian is a bit of a challenge). In any case, I think I've captured the basic idea -- Gjermund bonked and bonked bad.

posted by Michael | 8:34 PM


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