Stigtomtakavlen. A 6 person relay run by what seems to be Peter Öberg's extended family. It was pretty cool to see the Swedish Superstar putting so much work into making the event run smoothly, though the most amusing part was the little shop that sold locally sourced meats and sausages with a little sign saying that these sausages were Peter's favorite!
The relay started on Saturday night when Carl set out on the first night leg for my team, and I crawled into bed at about the same time. We had to get up quite early in the morning, so I only saw the results while eating breakfast the next day. Carl, Pontus, and Simon did all the hard night-time work, and then Mattias Millinger was 4th, taking it easy on a post-injured leg and I was 5th. A last minute cancellation meant that we didn't have a 6th runner lined up, but Inga was interested in doing our last 9k as a second race, and so we could get an official time.
I set out onto the 11k course just moments after the three top teams sent out their 6th leg runners. There were lots of people in the forest, but I didn't have many people running in the same order as me.
I had a very good race for me, with only a few small hesitations. I had a serious mistake on the 22nd, but recovered pretty well and was certainly quite pleased with the effort when I crossed the line. Inga had missed me in the spectator loop, and so she wasn't waiting in the changeover zone when I came through, but Sam went to get her and we tagged off without too much time lost. We beat the mass start, which was quite cool.