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
- Martin Flinta, 1.55.09.1
- Jens Thorild, 1.55.09.2
- Gunnar Castmo, 1.58.07