Turf insider March 2018
Here we go again. We are running out of superlatives. Király grabs his fourth gold medal within a year. How long will it take before he passes Kingenins legendary collection of six? This time it required 831 802 points by 4 233 takes. Next to him we find JENZA from Swedens royal city Stockholm who grabs his first noble medal with 718 005 points by 3 724 takes. At third place we find the ice cream loving turfer from Örebro, MiniHolger, with 553 771 points by 3 134 takes.
Great job everyone!
The yearly skiing tradition of Vasaturfen has finished. This year we got to follow Harijono and Fredrick s journies from Sälen to Mora and the 12 zones between. We are also happy to announce that the last stop on the race in Eldris has just recieved its own zone. So even if you have finished the race before you now have a great motivation for another try! I didn't had the courage to try on the longer race this year, I settled with the shorter version of 3 miles, starting in Oxberg. But at least I got a bonus zone in form of GirlPowerWasa.
Zoon time for the Bonanza!
On May 19 this year Västerås and Turf Västmanland will host the World Championchip of Turf, or as a Turfer calls it - Bonanza!
At 9:00, the doors will open. The Bonanza by foot class will start at 10:30 and end by 12.30 with winner ceremony at 13:00. The Bonanza by bike class (not motor driven) will start at 14:00 and end by 16:00 with winner ceremony at 16:30. An other ceremony with the bigger Prize table will be held at the Bonanza Banquet. Get in good time before each start if you want to participate in the warm up and review of game rules that will take place half an hour before start. (Exact times and schedule will be available on the event day in the starting area and on the website.) Food/snacks vendor, merchandise-shop, exhibitors and nice company will be available all day.
The base camp is at Arosvallen in Västerås. It is located just north of Västerås city center in the area of Kristiansborg. Arosvallen is the outdoor facility in Västerås for athletics, football and football for boys and juniors (the seniors got a new arena 2008). The arena was built in 1932 and hosted 2 matches in the World Cup in 1958. The plant has a capacity of 1,000 seated and 9,000 standing spectators (but maybe not as many Bonanza participants if everyone has a bike with them...)
In the evening, a dinner, Bonanza Banquet, will be held at Koppar Restaurant, located east of Central Västerås in the Kopparlunden area. The distance is about 5-7 zones from the base camp (i.e. about 1500 meters). Here you have the opportunity to hang out with other competitors and share your best memories of turf. On the menu there is a barbecue buffet, drink and dessert. The buffet is adapted to also suit those who need special food. Two additional à la carte dishes will be offered. (To participate in the banquet, you must notify and pay your food in advance.)
The participation in the Bonanza itself is of course free of charge and everyone receives the Bonanza medal as proof of their participation, the top 3 of each class will also receive bronze, silver or gold bonanza medal. If you want to get the best bonanza experience - send in your registration as soon as possible. The invantation to the Bonanzan will open the next few days. You can also sign up to buy a Bonanza t-shirt, the Bonanza banquet ticket and a BonanzaBag in connection with your pre-registration. The bag is a little goodie bag our from sponsors and is a way for participants to help the event financially.
We welcome all Turfers to Västerås and hope that you have a good time both before, during and after the event!
See you in a zone!