This year's 10MILA, one of the world's two biggest relays, will take place outside of Örebro in Sweden on May 7-8, for the first time since 2019.
Once again, Cristina and I will be doing English language Web TV commentary. It will be available here: https://webbtv.10mila.se/
Hope you can tune in!
I hope to run the 4th leg on the Nydalens' veterans team (7k forked night!), it depends on what the doctors see on the ankle MRI I had done this week...
Excited for this. Any idea what the additional 10Mila TV "Plus" coverage actually involves? I'm trying to work out whether it's worth the extra 124 SEK.
My understanding is that it means you'll be punished by having to listen to us instead of watching commercials.
(Scott, would you be willing to put in a plug for 10Mila coverage on Nopesport?)
Done! Although I fear I am a less effective influencer than you might think I am.
You did call them “top US orienteering gurus” though so that’s bound to sway a few stragglers :-)
Does anyone know of any North Americans running this year? On my radar are Sam Saeger and Christian Michelsen. Anyone else?
Also, feel free to post GB/Ireland/Australia/NZ/South Africa runners, and we'll try to highlight them if possible.
Also for interviews. We don't bite.
Velard Jarvis Westergard running for NTNUI recently got his Canadian dual citizenship and is a member of our Team Canada Program.
Do you want me to reach out and see if he would do an interview?
If you just type that name into a google search box, without even hitting enter, you'll get the correct spelling of his first name as a suggestion. :-)
His name is actually Vegard Jarvis Westergård, but you could spell that last 'å' (ringed-a) with a double a instead: Westergaard.
This is the proper Norwegian way of doing it, but when translating our names to languages without our final/extra vowels, we often end up with single-letter conversion instead, like Westergard, or in the case of my wife where Norløff turns into Norloff instead of Norloeff. The main problem occurs on international flights when they discover that the ticket system does not support the same spelling as in our passports. :-(
Ēven my phøne has węird cápâbilitïe§.
@Terje, that first part was a simple typo. Vegard's last name mistake was admittedly lazy. Sorry Vegard!
Not sure why the IOF website only shows the "plus" package, but you should be able to get the regular one for 175SEK: https://webbtv.10mila.se/
That's better! Thank you.
You need to pony up the full 35 euros if you want to get the full sleep-deprived-to-the-point-of-ridiculous-giddiness commentator experience.
We're live! Get access here: https://webbtv.10mila.se/
Is anyone actually able to hear us? We've been told our feed might be down.
I was listening to the Cheaper English feed just fine and heard the other feed earlier.
Great last leg in the Youth Relay
A number of Aussies running and apologies if I have missed anyone.
Anna Quayle - OK Nolaskogsarna 1st team (SWE) - 2nd leg
Pia Young Vik - Nydalens 1st team (NOR) - 4th leg
Julian Dent - IFK Lidingö 1st team (SWE) - 4th leg
Andrew Barnett - Ikaalisten Nouseva Volma 1st team (FIN) - 8th leg
Tom Quayle - OK Nolaskogsarna 1st team (SWE) - 10th leg
Lars Young Vik - Nydalens 2nd team (NOR) - 5th leg
A couple of "older :-)" Aussies also running in teams further back.
Men's race starting in 7 minutes! Tune in now!
Important question of the evening: can anyone explain what that Swedish advert that they keep showing, featuring the chap in a beanie, the spinning woman and the catchy jingle, is actually advertising? (This is a tacit confession that I went for the cheaper option.)
The long night leg is on. At first TV control Ravinen's runner stop and wait 30s for the pack coming behind him! He doesn't want to run in front alone.
Good commentating by Cristina and Boris.
#lost the advertising is for a Swedish band Punsch that just released a new album.
Boris & Christina - Great Job!!
I thought that was great - knowledgeable and informative, pitched at the right level for the likely audience (an experienced orienteer who is less familiar with the Scandinavian club scene), and with appropriate levels of excitement (rather than the wearyingly endless fever pitch of excitement that some orienteering commentators appear to experience). Some excellent interviews as well, not least with Ruslan Glebov.
My only suggestion for future years would be to persuade the producers to entrust you with the option of muting the sound feed from the Swedish broadcaster, so we don't keep cutting to Swedish-language interviews, and so your English-language interviews don't have to compete with the occasional heavy-breathing forest cameraman.
@sberg - Thanks! I eventually figured out that it must be a musical release. I'd initially assumed that it was advertising some sort of online dating site...
I'm surprised that the IOF live option even was offered. I tried to register and pay but never got through. In the end I went to 10milatv and everything worked fine for me for 299 SEK (cheaper than IOF). Maybe this only works in Sweden?
@lost: Thanks for the feedback! I totally agree with you on being able to mute the Swedish broadcast volume. That was certainly the most frustrating thing for us, as we had to sometimes stop our interviewees in mid-sentence as the main feed interviews started. Hopefully that can be worked out for the future.
We enjoyed doing the interviews a lot, and it was a nice to challenge to make them more in-depth and personalized than just "How was your run? How will your team do?"
The interview with Ruslan stood out, of course. We all got very emotional when he was talking. I think he provided some incredible insight on the war and its impact on the international orienteering community for those who were listening.
Is the Ruslan interview accessible?
If you had access to the Live feed it´s possible to find it. I listened to it earlier today since I hadn´t heard it before as I originally followed the Swedish commentary.
Great interview and very wise comments by Ruslan.
The Ruslan interview is at 3:42:45 of the live stream that is now available for replay.
Bubo, you chose Per over Cristina and me?? I'm offended!
Well, I wouldn´t mind listening to you and Cristina, but there are others in the family not quite as familiar with your English...
I have seen a little bit of the replay and listened to your commentary and think it´s definitely very good and insightful since you know so much about Swedish clubs and international runners to make it interesting.
You can see the full replay of the men's relay with English commentary here: https://livestream.com/esjolo/events/10389096/vide...
While I could see the advantage in being able to drop the arena interview audio from our feed, I know we could also be much better about timing on our end, since they give us a warning before the start. Of course, that wouldn't help with the mouth-breathing noises, for which we get no warning.
We had a really good time doing the broadcast this year, and I think we were especially lucky that my old club won the women's race and Boris' old club won the men's race. Thanks to everyone who tuned in!
I assume it was your presence that inspired your teams to victory ;)?
Thanks Cristina and Boris from far away, I must admit I picked bits from the replay but watched the last leg all through.
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