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Overall Rating (1 Review)
4
(1 Ratings)(1 Review)
DIFFICULTY
5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
3
SWAG
1
Mosfellsbæ tindahlaup (formerly 7 peat jelly) is a race that climbs tens of kilometers of hiking trails up the mountains and valleys of Mosfellsbær. The area is located in the outskirts of the capital area and combines the advantages of urban and rural areas, but one of the main characteristics … MORE
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    iank FIRST-TIMER '18

    This is definitely an event for locals in Iceland with only limited information available in English (on their Facebook page only) but worth the effort if you like running off-road … MORE

    This is definitely an event for locals in Iceland with only limited information available in English (on their Facebook page only) but worth the effort if you like running off-road in nature. And it’s really off-road after the first few kms. Thankfully it didn’t rain or it would have been quite treacherous. Chose from 4 distances based on how many hills you want to run up and down (I did 19km and 3 peaks). Only some parts of the course follow a path, and in the second half of the run you need to keep a constant eye out for the little red flags marking the course because you are running across wilderness, seemingly randomly. I’d still recommend it even though I had to back track twice to find the official route. 16 out of 65 runners missed one station completely this year making the results something of an estimate. Swag? What swag? But really this race is all about running rough in Iceland so it might be a little incongruous for too much corporate sponsorship. Mind you, there was a Jeep parked halfway up the first hill in the middle of nowhere which was a pretty effective advertisement for the sponsor. Everyone was super friendly towards the four foreigners, and it felt nice to participate in a local event away from the usual tourist treadmill. Definitely the toughest race I’ve ever done and I was completely fine with a slow time so as not to break an ankle or my neck. The overall winner for this distance was 60 years old, so I suspect some home court advantage.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1

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    M_Sohaskey Sep 23, 2018 at 10:40pm

    No better way to top off a trip to Iceland! This is definitely my kind of race, love the idea of being one of only four foreigners in the field.… MORE

    No better way to top off a trip to Iceland! This is definitely my kind of race, love the idea of being one of only four foreigners in the field. And your advice to watch for the red flags is much appreciated since my own sense of direction is... well, questionable (I've learned that the hard way). Reykjavik is high on my list so hopefully we can get there in the next few years, and if so I'll definitely keep Mosfellsbær in mind, since this sounds like Icelandic immersion at its finest. Thanks for another awesome review, Ian! LESS

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