Paddelvarvet 2011

Göteborgsvarvet, the world’s biggest half marathon, took place today in Göteborg. Approx 75,000 runners will participate in one of the races during the GöteborgsVarvet weekend 20-22 of May 2011. Today was also the first time the newly instituted paddling race Paddelvarvet took place. The Paddelvarvet is not as big as the Göteborgsvarvet. About 30-40 participants struggled for 21 km in Göteborg Harbour and channels.

The paddlers are crossing the Göta Älv to do the first leg in the Channels.

One paddler passing the fish market Feskekôrka

The winner? Jens Thorild paddling the channels for the second time and is in leading position.

Some parts of the race is really nice

Paddling in the city center

Paddan is the tourist trap. Why go by motor boat when you can use a kayak!

Mostly Sea Kayaks but also some surfskis. Here is an Epic V10 L.

Next to the Garden Society of Gothenburg

A pleased kayaker in the first race!

The course is passing the central station as well.

Two of the paddlers were not in a hurry. They stopped and chatted with friends at city hall.

And for those who didnt felt that 21 km in a kayak was enough. There was some time to recharge the batteries and jump into your running shoes. I took some photos from the Goteborgsvarvet as well.

Results: Top 3

  1. Martin Flinta,
  2. Jens Thorild,
  3. Gunnar Castmo, 1.58.07
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10 Responses to “Paddelvarvet 2011”

  1. » Göteborgsvarvet 2011 on May 21st, 2011 10:27 pm

    […] slapp springa. Det såg jobbigt ut för många löpare. Istället har jag varit på stan och fotat paddelvarvet på förmiddagen och Göteborgsvarvet på eftermiddagen. Hela helgen har varit väldigt fin med […]

  2. Kjell Weber on May 22nd, 2011 12:01 am

    Fina bilder!
    En av dem, kille klädd i rött i en grön kajak i vallgraven, är jag.
    Det står “A pleased kayaker in the first race!” under bilden.
    Bara som information…

  3. kayakr on May 22nd, 2011 12:03 am

    I have more pictures of you! :)

  4. patric on May 22nd, 2011 8:49 am

    Results are published now:

  5. kayakr on May 22nd, 2011 8:51 am

    Thx Patric!

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  7. Lisa Håkansson on May 22nd, 2011 1:26 pm

    Jag la en länk till denna sida på Molndal Outdoors IF hemisda, och lånade foton från starten till vår artikel, säg till om det ej är ok!

  8. kayakr on May 22nd, 2011 1:35 pm

    It’s ok! :)

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