FAT VIKING 2018 POSTS

THANKS to everybody for a fantastic event in 2018. 
FAT VIKING 2018 - a little summary 

Last year's race lacked snow - this year we were drowning in it! :-)
A race of contrasts:
Minus 20 degrees and sun in the morning, heavy snowfall and finally some wind later in the day/night. 
The weather turned the already very demanding course into a real challenge. 
Tracks were blown in and visibility was poor. Bikes had to be pushed or ridden in knee-deep waves of fresh snow.
Two riders had to scratch at the first Checkpoint in Dagali, the rest made it to Checkpoint 2 in Ustaoset. One rider made it to the finish line.
Fat Viking 2018 was a hard one. Congratulations to all the participants who all went through their own struggles and adventure during this event.
The biggest THANK YOU to the whole team of volunteers and our cooperation partners who contributed with lodging, food, transport, prizes and marketing material. 
Fat Viking is a non-commercial Geilo IL event organized by the "FATVIKINGSOCIETY".
After heaps of positive feedback from this year's participants we are seriously contemplating to do it all over again next year :-)
In fact, we have already set the date.

Race founder, course creator, only finisher Nina:
"Because I was ahead of everybody the weather hit me somewhat later in the course. I became the only rider to make it all the way to the finish line. As race founder and race-course-creator I had an enormous advantage! I knew what was to come. Even with zero visibility and completely snow-covered tracks I knew exactly were I was. Despite the heavy snowfall and the darkness Hallingskarvet was clearly visible, right next to me, like a sleeping giant. Thanks to everybody who made this possible. Thank you for joining!


Update 24.1.
Note: Online registration closes Wednesday night. Those who register later (on Friday) pay 200NOK extra.

IMPORTANT:
Mandatory meeting and check-in Friday 26th at 5pm at Vestlia Resort
Mandatory gear check from 3pm - 5pm (you need to present ALL the mandatory gear except your bike and pogies. If your light are mounted to the bike you don't have to bring them. We will check them before race start)

UPDATE 17.01.18

GPX files and profiles for all distances and sections are now available 
See RACE COURSE


UPDATE 15.01.18
FAT VIKING update: RACE COURSES
Gpx tracks will be ready end of this week.

Current status (changes may occur): 
30km starts at the top of Vestlia (chairlift to the start at 9am). Hakkesetstølen, Kikut langrenssbrua, Ruperanden (anti-clockwise), Torsrunden (anti-clockwise), Bruslettløypa Vest, Solli, along the fjord to Vestlia Resort = Finish! 32km in total
60km starts at Vestlia Resort 7am. Solli, Bruslettløypa Øst, Ruperanden, Lia, Londonerløypa1 (up), Grotdalsløypa, Dagali (CHECKPOINT), Grotdalsløypa retur, Londonerløypa1 (down), Londonerløypa2, Fagerli, up to Ruperandsrunden (clockwise), Bruslettløypa Vest, Solli, along the fjord back to Vestlia Resort = Finish! Approximately 66km in total
150km starts at Vestlia Resort 7am. Solli, Bruslettløypa Øst, Torsrunden (anti-clockwise), Ruperanden (clock-wise), Lia, Viken, Dagali (CHECKPOINT), Grotdalsløypa, Londonerløypa1 (down), Londonerløypa2, Nedrestøl, Skurdalsstølen, Grønnebakken, Tuva, Verpestølen, Ustevannet, Ustaoset (CHECKPOINT), Embretstølen, Raggemyrane, Hesteberget, Prestholt, Vestreim, Budalen, Bardøla, Ustedalsfjorden, Vestlia = Finish! Approximately 152km in total
Have a look at skisporet.no

Fat Viking distances 2018: 150, 60, 30*
(*all distances are approximate. Fat VIking 150 will be a qualifier for ITI)

race rules
 

mandatory gear list 

Mandatory pre race meeting and gear check: Friday 27th, 17.00 at Vestlia Resort

Start 150km and 60km: Saturday 27th, 7.00 at Vestlia Resort 
Race Check-in for 150km and 60km racers between 6.30 to 6.50.

Start 30km: Saturday 27th, 9.00 at the chairlift outside Vestlia Resort. Bikes and riders take the chairlift up and start shortly after 9 am from Vestlia toppen.
Race Check-in for 30km  racers between 8.30 to 8.50.

Online registration:
Please click here for REGISTRATION.
There are only 40 spots per distance (40 riders in the 30km event, 40 riders in the 60km event, 40 riders in the 150km event).
Please note that your registration is first valid when payment is received.
Fat Viking is listed as a "cycling event" under the Norwegian Cycling Association (NCF), so every participant needs a riders license. If you do not hold an international or Norwegian cycling license you will have to buy an race license for the event (it is only 200 NOK). Please select "Engangslisens" in the drop menu (if this doesn't work please write to post@geiloil.no)