Gustav Bergman

Posts by Gustav Bergman

Winter training (mostly indoors or abroad)

Ahead of this winter I have reshifted my focus from sprint back to forest, and particulary hills, ahead of WOC this summer. Last years racing season seemed to drag on forever, and I was very happy and relieved when it was time to start the winter training again, especially after struggling quite badly with my […]

2022 – a great spring and summer, but a tougher autumn

2022 i almost over, and I will try to summarize my year shortly here. The spring and summer went by rather smoothly, and I have already written about them here and here. I am very happy with my WOC performances, but had slightly higher hopes for EOC – but in general a really good racing […]

Double championships

It has been an intense summer with 2 very different championships: The first being World Orienteering Championships in Denmark, with only sprint disciplines, and the second being European Orienteering Championships in Estonia, with only forest disciplines. To combine the two definitly was a challenge, and I can’t say I did it perfectly (even though the […]

Spring of 2022

With WOC coming up, I will try to summarize the spring season of 2022 briefly. During the winter, I focused a lot on improving my running on flat, hard surfaces, with the aim of getting in the Swedish team for Sprint WOC in Denmark, and more specifically getting a place in the sprint relay team. […]

Closing down the international season 2021 early

I am very proud with a lot of things this season. To win an individual sprint medal (bronze at EOC) in a fast, continental sprint was above my expectations. I am also very proud of my performances during the WOC week in Czech Republic, especially during the relays. I thoroughly enjoy racing in a team, […]

Looking back at 2020

2020 has been a demanding year, for sure, but it has also been full of highlights. Even if the pandemic struck hard and paralyzed our whole society fram March onwards, the first couple of months of the year was the toughest for our family, trying to cope with illness and finding a way forward from […]

The shortest competition season

With Euromeeting cancelled, my competition season is now over. This year it was very short – it had barely begun before it ended. I am very happy that we got at least some high profile races this year, even if they were few. The Swedish Championships were cancelled along with every other race, but on […]

The longest off season

284 days without racing, 293 without orienteering competitions. That is the longest I have gone without racing since I started doing it, when I was younger than 8 years old. So you can easily say that this year has been special! Sweden has had a little bit different approach to handling the pandemic than most […]

World Cup Overall Winner and Swedish Champion: a summary of the autumn season

As usual the autumn is super intense for the elite orienteers (maybe especially so for the swedes, since our domestic program with the Swedish Championships is quite demanding), and this year was no exception. The Swedish Championships in Hälsingland in September was great – really nice competitions in fantastic terrain, and I managed to find […]

Thoughts on the World Cup in China

The World Cup final this year will take place in Guangzhou in China next week, which was decided two years ago. I believed then, and I still believe now, that it is a bad idea from the International Orienteering Federation to place a high profile event in a country with such obvious problems with democracy […]

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