SallandTrail 2020: Still very popular!

SallandTrail 2020: Still very popular!

The SallandTrail 2020 will take place on Saturday, March 14 2020. The registration for the trails of 25 km, 50 km and 50 Mile (80 km) has meanwhile opened and again it appears that the popularity of the SallandTrail is still huge after 9 years!

Registration for the 25 km SallandTrail 2020 opened on November 10th and within a few hours the maximum of 700 available tickets had been reached! The opened “Reserve list” counts more than 50 enthusiasts of the trails who would like to be eligible for a ticket one week later! This is only possible as soon as among the 700 registered persons people drop out.

The registration for the 50 km SallandTrail and 50 Mile SallandTrail was opened on November 3rd. There are now (Nov 18th) 265 participants from home and abroad on the 50 km list. A maximum of 325 people can start at this distance!
For the 50 Mile SallandTrail, 105 ultra runners are already listed! Many people who have participated several times and now want to tackle the 80 km over the beautiful Salland hills again. A maximum of 175 participants can start at this distance.

Compared to previous years, the interest in the ultratrails is at least the same. This means that the 50 km SallandTrail will probably reach the maximum number of 325 registrations before February 1st. The 50 Mile is expected to reach the maximum of 175 entries mid February. It’s just that you know. (-;

Suddenly it became a heroic journey!

Suddenly it became a heroic journey!

We look with suspicion at the weather reports in the last week before the SallandTrail. It is mainly cloudy with rain, wind and about 8-9 degrees Celsius that is expected for Saturday, March 9th. Now we know from the past few years that on the day of the SallandTrail it might be better than expected. Last year a week before the SallandTrail people could iceskate on the Boksloot along a part of the course. The following Saturday the weather was fantastic and the temperature rose to 15 degrees Celsius due to the sun!

It also seemed promising on Friday! Set the route on the MTB with signs and orange ribbons and then the weather was lovely. That would also be fine the day after.
Yes it did. At least, for all 25 km runners there was no issue with the weather. It was dry until half past one and perfect weather to run! There were good results:

Fastest ladies on the 25 km SallandTrail 2019
1. Sarah-Lynn Reuver 1:55:32
2. Henrieke Krommendijk 2:05:24
3. Vanessa Lorkeers 2:06:15

Fastest men on the 25 km SallandTrail 2019
1. Rutger Op den Dries 1:36:31
2. Mark Saathof 1:40:35
3. Frank Meijer 1:41:15

The fastest runners of the 50 km didn’t suffer very much from the rain and the really strong wind later in the afternoon, but also the number two and three of the ladies came over the finish with wet clothes!
Fastest woman Bonnie van Wilgenburg was half an hour faster than number two and three. The difference was not that big for the men in the 50 km, but Martijn Klaasse had made a solid gap to his pursuers and the three fastest men in the 50 km were just finished before the rain came down.

Fastest ladies on the 50 km SallandTrail 2019
1. Bonnie Van Wilgenburg   4:16:19
2. Olga Maas   4:47:44
3. Sonja Idzerda   4:48:53

Fastest men on the 50 km SallandTrail 2019
1. Martijn Klaasse   3:36:10
2. Daan Nieuwenhuis   3:53:34
3. Pim Molenaar   3:58:23

After half past one the wind started to blow considerably and heavy rain flew over the finish area; even some hail came down. The participants who crossed the finish line from that time on didn’t stay outside for very long, but went into the shelter and the warm water of swimming pool Het Ravijn.
The less fast 50 km runners now had a harder time. Anyway, they all ran in the middle of the woods. The ultra-runners of the 50 Mile were not that far yet!! At least most of them not.

The rear runners of the 50 km have since been overtaken by the strongest ultra-runners. For a long time, the men Wouter Berghuijs and Søren Rasmussen ran together in front. Unfortunately Wouter had to give up at one point and the strong Dane ran the beatiful but tough kilometers on the Lemelerberg on his own. Even then with quite strong winds on the highest areas!
A little further behind Søren was Maarten Schreuder, who, however, was not a direct threat to the Dane. Third place was last year’s number two: Mike Bongaerts. Last year, Rasmussen took the victory away from him on the finish line. Such a final sprint would not be possible today.
And the ladies?? Well… even before Mike Bongaerts, Irene Kinnegim was extremely strong in third place in the entire ultrafield! What a fantastic 50 Mile SallandTrail Irene ran! Far… very far before the ladies in second and third place.
The results for the ladies:

Fastest ladies on the 50 Mijl SallandTrail 2019
1. Irene Kinnegim   6:31:27   (third place overall!)
2. Indra Muizniece   8:31:55
3. Kirsten Jochems   8:46:10

Fastest runner and winner of the longest distance for the second time – now with a clear lead on number two – Søren Rasmussen from Viborg, Denmark. With a time of 6:19:02 on the tough course here and there, with around 1,000 altitude meters he made the difference on the Sallandse Heuvelrug.

Fastest men on the 50 Mijl SallandTrail 2019
1. Søren Rasmussen   6:19:07   (last year 6:13:57 over 75 km)
2. Maarten Schreuder   6:30:35
3. Mike Bongaerts   6:42:43

Behind this fast men and fast lady there were many runners on the trails. These participants had to endure a lot! Stormy winds, heavy gusts of wind, rain and hail demanded a lot from the runners on the open areas! A few who had not prepared themselves in advance for these circumstances in terms of clothing choice had a hard time. Hypothermia was lurking, but luckily nobody had to be removed for that reason.
At the start/finish area, the volunteers now and then hung on the tubes of the tents and the finish gate flew with a thunderous roar of his cables and ground pegs… Unfortunately a huge crack on the side meant the final end of the gate.
At the “cut off” after 8 hours at 64 km, several runners had to leave the race and they were quickly driven to the finish with special SallandTrail taxis. That was well arranged, so nobody had to wait long.
The runners came in one by one. Tired, wet and sometimes exhausted and extremely tired. The stories about how awful it was on the track were soon told.
The 50 Mile SallandTrail experienced a wonderful edition, with fantastic winners, but especially also heroic moments for the less fast ultra-runners who have had a blast during the last hours of their 50 Mile!

Other results:
https://www.mijninschrijving.nl/participantResults/listParticipantResults/391
(No definitive results yet. There is still some cleaning in the list needed to present the most accurate result possible.)

SallandTrail2019

Inschrijving SallandTrail2019

De  8e editie van de SallandTrail vindt plaats op zaterdag 09 maart 2019. Organisatie en vrijwilligers gaan zoals gewoonlijk hun uiterste best doen om deze achtste aflevering minstens zo goed te laten verlopen als de vorige 7 edities. Daar komen we later nog wel op terug.

Nu eerst de agenda’s trekken, papieren versies en/of digitaal maakt niet uit, als je het er maar in zet!!

– start inschrijving 50 km.  èn de nieuwe 50Mijl SallandTrail:
zondag 04 november om 20:00 uur precies!!

– start inschrijving 25 km. SallandTrail:
zondag 11 november om 20:00 uur precies!!

Zorg dat je op tijd bent met je inschrijving! SallandTrail –  Mijninschrijving.nl

Het deelnemersaantal in 2019 wordt NIET verhoogd
Ervaring leert dat binnen enkele uren/dagen de maximumaantallen bereikt zijn en er daarna alleen nog de mogelijkheid van een plek op een reservelijst beschikbaar is!

Sallandtrail2018

SallandTrail 2018

Wat hadden we (weer) geluk met het weer!

De laatste verkenningstocht voor de SallandTrail2018 vond plaats op zondag 4 maart. Iets minder dan een week vóór de datum van de wedstrijd: zaterdag 10 maart. Met de verkenningsgroep liepen we het eerste deel van 25 km. waarbij je na ongeveer 14 km. bij de Boksloot uitkomt. We liepen over het fietspad naast de Boksloot waar op dat moment nog door tientallen mensen werd geschaatst!!

Een paar dagen daarvoor was het nog 10 graden onder nul; de paden hard bevroren, smerig koud op de open stukken waar de koude wind dwars door de massaal omgewaaide bomen gierde. Geen prettig vooruitzicht voor de SallandTrail…zou het überhaupt wel door kunnen gaan wanneer de bodem nog zo keihard bevroren is, en de door boswerkzaamheden gevormde keiharde bandensporen regelrechte aanslagen op de enkels van de deelnemers zullen plegen!?

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