Estonia's longest running and walking event once again got to the end. Minimum distance of one full lap (21,1) was covered by 85 athletes. There were 32 volunteers supporting them.
First places were divided by close battle. The best man and winner of Laulasmaa Ultra 2015 is Laimonis Skadinš from Latvia who showed stability through out the course (211 km in 23 hours, 42 minutes and 5 seconds). Just two kilometers before finish Hannes Veide grabed second place from Lauri Valdmaa who ended up third tho leading the race first half of the race.
Laulasmaa Ultra trail has been more precisely mesaured. The reason was different results from GPS files to provide track information to International Trail Running Association (ITRA) where we stand now as member.
On 24th May 2015 we mesaured the trail with Gottlieb Nestle Gmbh produced mesauring wheel. Since earlier competitions we changed the track just a bit at 3rd (14th) km. All of the km marks and trail signs will in place on the competition day as usually in red and white as shown on the picture.
See you soon!
Peeter Vennikas will participate "Sakura Mitchi" in Nagoya, Japan. Race takes place on 18-19th of April 2015 and follows a track from south to north. Finish line is located in Kanasawa. From about 100 participants allowed on the track about fifth is from Europe and rest are locals. One of the participants, Masae Kamura (JPN), came in second last year at Laulasmaa Ultra with 194.6 km.On the photo: Peeter Vennikas @ Katowice 24h WCH (photo by: Henri Vennikas)
Estonian Ultrarunners Official lineup will take part of the 24 ore di Torino (24 hours IAU WCH) competition taking place on 11-12 April 2015.
At the moment our participants are:
- women: Raili Rüütel, Aveli Vellerind, Hanna Roosi
- men: Rain Seepõld, Cris Poll, Aivar Luud, Mart Maasikrand, Rain Vellerind, Andrus Rüütelmaa, Jaak Rohtsalu, Toomas Unt
- staff: Anneli Vellerind, Kaire Laupa
photo is of our official line-up from IAU WCH Holland y. 2013 (photo by Ü. Alak, J. Post)
Laulasmaa Ultra provides an opportunity for any active person to participate in the longest distance running and walking event in all of Estonia. It is held on 13-14 of June, 2015. Maximum distance of the course is equal to 10 laps of 21.1 km equal to five complete marathons!....in other words 211 km.