Next weekend it's time for Tiomila, here are some of the favorite teams... Give your opinion, who's going to win?
Last years winner Halden SK
is always a favorite, with runners like Mats Haldin, Tore Sandvik and Emil Wingsted. They are very eager to put number 8 on their list. But we must also say that they lost toprunners like Jarko Huovila, Pekka Itävuo and David BJ this winter.IFK Göteborg
finished last year as second, only 6seconds slower than Halden. Here we find some good runners like Thomas Asp, Tobias Noborn, Frederik Löwegren and Henrik Eliasson but they lost Vesa Taanila (to Ikaalisten NV).
Last year the 3th place was for SNO
. Here was have a lot of strong runners. Some names: Axelsson, Tiltnes, Bergman, the Dutch runner Jonn-Are Myhren, Gilgien, Müller, Smola, Dlabaja, Losman, Skogtjärn,.. Since this year they transfer 2 youngsters Skarholt and Fredriksson. Also the Belgian toprunner Fabien Pasquasy is a member of this team, but probably he will in the 2nd team at tiomila.
Also the finnish club Kalevan Rasti
has a good team; a mix from some finnish runners with the frenchmen Adamski and Guergiou.Ok Linné
with the brothers Troeng, Stenström and the new one Matthias Millinger.Pan Kristianstad
: Khramov, Söes, Modig and Lööf.
The swedish club IK Hakarpspojkarna
won springcup2007 with the runners Mattias and Joakim Karlsson, David Andersson (1st in elitserien2007 at the moment) and Andreas Jansson.
2nd was the Danish club Farum Tisvilde OK
with Jamie Stevenson, Schneider, Jensen and Sorensen. And they still have Chris Terkelsen (who whon the danish long NOC-test).Ok Tisaren
became 3th with Speake, Detkov, Tsvetkov and Aronsson.Vajakosken Tera
: Jonne Lakanen, Pasi Ikonnen, Sorvisto and Anttonen (5th in springcup2007) and ofcourse Jani Lakanen.Vekahladen Veikot
: Jonne Lehto, Tero Föhr, Rollier and Lauenstein.Leksands OK
: Patrick Martner, Kalle Dalin, swedish topper Niclas Jonasson, Olle Kärner and Adreas Ruedlinger.Kristiansands OK
: toprunner Holger Hott Johansson, Bobach, Haugen, Duncan, Rostrup and Hoye.Baekelaget SK
: Mikkel Lund (25th in springcup), Anders Nordberg, Nybraten, Soukop, Valstad and Kirstian Ruud.Delta
: Petri Noponen, Lasse Torpo and the brothers Leonid and valentin NovikovMalungs OK Skogsmardarna
: Erik Rost, Julian Dent, Mazulis and good old Birklin.Stora Tuna IK
: Kiril Nikolov, Peter and Henrik Löfas, Rikard Claesson.OK Denseln
: Erik Andersson, Hans Brolund, M. Ericsson, Kleist, Girsch and Damien RenardMS Parma
: Petteri Muukonen (in good shape during the NOC long distance test!), Peltola and Kristiansen Öystein.OK Hällen
: Peter Öberg (2nd in elitserien2007) and the German Christian Teich.NTNUI
: Carl Waaler Kaas, Skjeset.
Other fast teams (but not in the poll-list):
Rajamäen Rykmentti (Merz, Tervo), Ok Orion (Omelchenko, Mamleev), OK Skogsfalken (Pilblad), Turun Metsänkävijät, Lynx (which was very actif on the transfermarket last year) , Tampereen Pyrinto, IFK Moras (Johansson), Wing OK (Osterbo, Alvestad and Bjerkheim-Nilssen), Lidingö (Lauri), OK Ravinen, Paimion Rasti, Turun Suunnistajat, Ulricehamns OK,..
Probaly we still have forgotten some important runners or even teams. It's always possible to write more information in 'comments'. Also mistakes can be mentionned in a comment.
In total 338 teams signed in for tiomila. Most of the teams are swedish clubs (200), followed by Finland (71) and Norway (49). The last scandinavian country Danmark has 8 participating clubs. Only 4 teams outside scandinavia will start. 2 teams from Italy, 1 team from Czech Republic and 1 team from Belgium.
HERE we made a poll, so it's possible to vote for your favourit team.