Skovde UltraFestival builds reputation

My experience of the 4th Skovde UltraFestival was very positive. The friendly and knowledgeable organisers, Reima and Torill, have created a very high standard, diverse range of events, from 1 hour to 48 hours, within a small but high quality stadium, located in a pleasant green environment.

The events are now rightly attracting a high quality entry, which will further boost the reputation of this Festival.

Skovde is located in the centre of southern Sweden, between Gothenburg andStockholm.  We flew to Gothenburg using British Airways going out and Ryanair going back.  Be aware that there are two airports serving Gothenburg – Landvetter and City.  Both are about 25 minutes by bus from central Gothenburg.

A pleasant one hour train journey takes you to Skovde. The ‘race hotel’ – Hotel Prisma –  is a 10 minute walk from the station.  The race track is then about a 20 minute walk from the hotel (pulling a suitcase).

I expect to see this event build on its current success and continue to expand in future years.  It is a ‘no frills’ event ie no goody bag and a very simple plain medal to all finishers.  It is a high quality series of races organised by ultra distance enthusiasts.   Thanks to Reima ands Torill for a great welcome.

Race web site HERE