Saturday is a big day for my club, IK Tjalve. The Holmenkoll relay is not only a super busy big event, but also an important income for the club. There’s so many companies getting together for this relay. It’s not so important for most of them to win (not everybody can do that, you know…!), but the social gathering that comes along:)
Tjalve is the oldest club in Norway. Concervative as well… Tjalve would only let men compete for them for many years. Grete Waitz wanted to join the club in the 70’s, but the club didn’t let it happen… Mostly because it was uncommon for women to run long distance and Tjalve was a men’s club…
Times have changed and today the women’s team in Tjalve is the strongest among the clubs in Norway. And of course the relay on Saturday is a big deal for the club and the women’s team. We have crossed the finish line first some times now and hopefully we will be strong enough this year too. It’s just that 15 girls need to be healthy and fit for fight!
This journalist called me yesterday inviting me to a radio show on Friday night. Just to chat briefly about the relay and preparations for it. First he told me that I was going to meet at the radio reception at NRK (radio channel) at 7pm. There’s a radio program called the Radio Reception which is hilarious. (And in my ears I was hearing and hoping for almost 30 sec I was going to that show…). But no, it’s a whole different radio show… Listen to Helgstart at NRK P1 at 7.10pm.
It will still be fun!
Tomorrow; easy jog and have a look at the course, some strides and then helping out at Bislett. I’m placed to handout the team bibs…Powered by Sidelines