Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Oddville is attending to the Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014. At this page you can follow the teams progress and struggle before the race.

Steeped in legend and folklore of vampires the 100k-single day and 2-day stage race routes along narrow and twisting single-track trails, skirting jagged ridges and stunning views from high in the Transylvanian Alps. Racers will wend through traditional stone road Eastern European villages and be transported to a different time and place, a Europe of long ago that must be experienced and tasted in the mountains and villages. Run on trails near Bran Castle,the historic home of Dracula, and the staggeringly beautiful Sighisoara Citadel – Vlad Tepes’ (Dracula) birthplace – celebrating its 15th anniversary as an UNESCO site. The start, 5k from the Castle, makes a 1000 meter climb and follows desolate paths past monasteries, waterfalls and breathtaking views of the valley below.


Ångaloppet

Ångaloppet

Written: 2014-08-09, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Magnus swimran the Ångalopp. Transan is comin...


Vansbrosimningen 2014

Vansbrosimningen 2014

Written: 2014-07-10, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Magnus went swimming with his sister in the famous Vansbrosimningen. Just too bad they shortened the course to 1500m due to cold water. "Cold water" is Magnus indian name, so there was never any problems fisnishing with a good time.


Kolmården marathon has been Oddvilled

Kolmården marathon has been Oddvilled

Written: 2014-07-08, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Dan competed in Kolmården marathon. He finished 11 ! ! That´s bordering on elite. Watch out Transylvania, your ass is grass.


More dropouts confirmed

More dropouts confirmed

Written: 2014-07-08, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Pelle has some kind of knee problem and cannot run downhill anymore.

Ola has an aching achilles tendon which means that he cant run up, down or flat.

This means that they will not participate in the upcoming traverse.

The team wishes them best of luck and a fast recovery from their injuries


Tobbe ran the runrunda

Tobbe ran the runrunda

Written: 2014-06-28, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

And he was fast, damn fast!


Läderloppet 2014

Läderloppet 2014

Written: 2014-06-07, by Ola Silverplatz - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Ola Silverplatz teams up with childhood friend, Esbjörn, and participates in Läderloppet. The race is a triathlon, 13 km cycling, 2km canoeing and 12 km running.

Preparations where not the best as Esbjörn had the flu and Olas bike did not make the transport to the race. Thanks to helpful race staff Ola was able to lend a bike. Esbjörn pulled a Lazarus and was able to finish the race.

The team finished at 77th place with a total time of 2:12:30 (32:26 cycling, 31:54 canoeing, 1:07:51 running)


Utö Swimrunners

Utö Swimrunners

Written: 2014-06-02, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Magnus and Dan are now officially Utö swimrunners. They completed the course of 30km running and 3km swimming in the beutiful Utö archipelago in 4 hours and 29 minutes.

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First swimrun practice

First swimrun practice

Written: 2014-05-19, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Magnus and Dan are participating in Utö swimrun in just 2 weeks time. This was their first contact with water.


Four brave Oddvillers finishes

Four brave Oddvillers finishes "the Run"

Written: 2014-05-13, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Oddville competed in "the Run Uppsala" 10km. All four finished top 45 in the class.


Watch out bears, we are ready for you

Watch out bears, we are ready for you

Written: 2014-05-08, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Bear fights in the mountains of Romania are not uncommon. That is why we are getting ready to serve the Transylvanian nature a well deserved knuckle sandwich.


Lidingöloppet Ultra 50k

Lidingöloppet Ultra 50k

Written: 2014-05-06, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Summer is coming and the running shape is improving! Magnus and Dan competed at Lidingöloppet Ultra 50k. That is 50000m of pure madness!

 

Dan: 04:30:04 - PB

Magnus: 05:36:03 - PB


Running up that hill

Running up that hill

Written: 2014-05-06, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Tobbe makes a deal with god in Sunnersta backen a.k.a Li´l tranny


Upplandsleden pt.II

Upplandsleden pt.II

Written: 2014-04-13, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Fjällnora - Knutby. 34km trail. A typical Sunday nowadays...


Wolves trail

Wolves trail

Written: 2014-04-06, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Ola is exploring "the wolves trail" in the dark forests of Bärby äng.


Oddville hill practice

Oddville hill practice

Written: 2014-04-05, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Team Oddville went out to Sunnerstabacken for a whole day hunting for altitude. 1300m climb  on a 15km run was a decent days work.


Borlänge death race

Borlänge death race

Written: 2014-03-31, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Magnus and Dan competed in Borlänge ultra 6h and moved from beeing regular long distance runners to ultra runners. Dan managed 61km and Magnus 48km over 6h.


Transylvanian long distance

Transylvanian long distance

Written: 2014-03-20, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: About Oddville, Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Oddvilles first training camp were organized last weekend. A couple of brave souls ran "Upplandsleden" from Sunnerstastugan to Fjällnora. 25 km give or take.

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Li´l tranny-Tuesday

Li´l tranny-Tuesday

Written: 2014-03-11, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Running up n´down the liltranny


Mountain climbing exercise

Mountain climbing exercise

Written: 2014-03-09, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

We hear the hills in Transylvania can be quite steep. Better practice then.


High altitude training

High altitude training

Written: 2014-03-08, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Mattias went to ValThorens for some extreme high altitude training.


Trailrunning like a boss

Trailrunning like a boss

Written: 2014-03-04, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Fjällnora trailrunning in sunset. 


First drop-out award goes to....

First drop-out award goes to....

Written: 2014-02-28, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Cattis ! She fell in the ski slopes and tore off a bunch of stuff in her knee. She will probably be in rehab until summer wich basically means that she is out of the Transylvanian traverse.


Winter trailrunning

Winter trailrunning

Written: 2014-02-25, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Dan tries an inverted Upplandsled, dressed in wintersgown


Upplandsleden pt.I

Upplandsleden pt.I

Written: 2014-02-16, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Checking if Upplandsleden is runnable. It certainly was.


Håga-Hammarskog

Håga-Hammarskog

Written: 2014-02-05, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Dan & Magnus ran tha famous Håga-Hammarskog trail, round trip. 23km


Enduring the freezing winter roads

Enduring the freezing winter roads

Written: 2014-01-19, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

There is no bad weather. Only wimps and posers...


Fight the cold!

Fight the cold!

Written: 2014-01-12, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Listening to Rocky IV soundtrack, running from imaginary russians


Studying running theory

Studying running theory

Written: 2013-12-29, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

I can´t recommend this book enough.


In the light of a december moon

In the light of a december moon

Written: 2013-12-08, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Listen to them. Runners of the night. What sweet music they make...


Headlights in the night

Headlights in the night

Written: 2013-11-06, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

First run...I hear drums, drums in the deep...


Transylvania Trail Traverse

Transylvania Trail Traverse

Written: 2013-11-01, by Magnus Ewald - Categories: About Oddville, Transylvanian Trail Traverse 2014

Oddville will follow up their Medoc success with a new crazy challenge: Surviving the "Transylvania Trail Traverse"

An ultra trail marathon spanding 100+ km and with a elevation gain of 8500m. 

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