Barkley 2017 report

Barkley 2017 report

I heard about Barkley Marathons for the first time many many years ago. Since then running the race has been my dream. The reputation the race has as being the toughest 100 miler in the world inspired and lured me. Watching all those videos on...

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Recovery

Recovery

Recovery It has been four weeks from the 131 km Koli Marathon - Marathon of Dangers. The first 3 weeks I took it easy. Just some cycling, yoga and core training and trying to recover from the race. After these easy 3 weeks I was attending with a...

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Race report

Race report

What a race and what a route the organizers have come up with in this years Marathon of Dangers in Koli. During the last ten years that the race has been organized most complains has been targeted towards the longish gravel road close to the...

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Training for Marathon of Dangers 130 km

Training for Marathon of Dangers 130 km

Training for Marathon of Dangers 130 km Here's a few thoughts that I have noticed. We have been in Koli twice, in 2013 and last year. Both years Mikael run the 86km race. Last the plan was to run the new 130km race, but due to the storm it was...

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Voluntary work

Voluntary work

Did you know that Finns are still kind of foresters. Most of us like the nature. Comparing to the size of Finland, we are pretty few inhabitants. That means naturally lots of forest and of course we are also known about our lakes. Finland has a...

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The story behind UltraStanleyPark

The story behind UltraStanleyPark

Mikael’s has had always the passion to exercise. I grew up in a family doing lots of sports, mainly orienteering and skiing. He heard about ultra running for the first time in 2003 and immediately got inspired by that great sport.

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