Gustav Bergman

Posts by Gustav Bergman

A hectic spring season: 33 competitions in 13 weeks

After a good training winter it is always great fun to run a few competitions during the spring, but this year it feels like it has been a little bit much. It started with Måsenstafetten the 20th March, and since then until Jukola (June 19th) I have competed every weekend, and most competitions have been […]

Back on track: A winter without major setbacks

After a summer with a lot of problems, it feels great to be able to say that I am back on track. With a little distance to last year, I can say that my physical problems most definitely was caused by over training (or rather, under-rest). From the beginning of June to the end of […]

Struggling with my shape: WOC & Swedish Champs

The last 2 months has been really tough for me. Not much training, a lot of time at home, trying to rest a lot, but still struggling with a body that is not cooperating. There has been som days when my body has felt less bad (WOC relay, SM middle), and some when it has […]

Swedish Spring Season and World Cup Round 2

More than 5 months since the last update, and a lot has happened. I have run a lot of competitions, but continued with my tough training focused towards World Championships in August. My shape has been up and down, and so has my back-problems. You are not going to get the full story in this […]

World Cup round 1 in Tasmania

The World Cup year 2015 started already the 2nd of January, with sprint qualifications in Cataract Gorge just outside Launceston. The area was really amazing from a touristic point of view, but maybe not from a sprint orienteering perspective. Anyhow, I enjoyed it, and could cruise around the course quite comfortably to a 2nd place […]

Two Bronze Medals // Två bronsmedaljer

This text was published in the Swedish O-magazine Skogssport nr 9 on the 10th of November 2014. The original Swedish version can be read below. Orienteering wise, this year has easily been my best so far, with several victories and goldmedals to bring home during the season. I have won the Swedish Silva League, I […]

A chaotic summer

This summer has been quite chaotic for me. It has been the best summer ever in many ways, but also the worst summer ever in some (luckily a lot fewer!) ways. I have been fighting with back problems since the beginning of June, and it is is still an issue (however a lot more manageable […]

A long wait, a disaster, and a big success: WOC 2014 in Italy

This years WOC has had its ups and downs (mostly ups), and has been somewhat of an emotional roller coaster for me, which is a new experience during a big championship. But mainly I have just enjoyed my time in Italy with the amazing swedish team. It has been, as it always is with the […]

Reliving JWOC 2009

After our pre-camp in Lavarone last week, a few of the swedish national team runners (including myself) went up to Passo Rolle to make our final WOC preparations. For me it has been quite special, since it was here in Passo Rolle I had my first big international succes, winning the JWOC long distance 2009. It […]

Kuopio-Jukola – a big disappointment

There is not so much to say. I am (and I think that the rest of the team agrees) disappointed. We had high hopes before the competition, but didn’t manage to step up our game and make decent, stable performances throughout the relay. Not all was bad, of course, but we just can not be […]

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