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The participation record was equalled in the Self-Transcendence Tjarnarhlaup race last Tuesday, 14 June, when eight runners showed up, ready to do their best.
Snatak returned to the Tjarnarhlaup races after a long vacation and won an easy victory despite not having trained regularly for a long time...as far as we know.
Thus, Rúnar Páll had to accept second place, despite being only once second away from his best time and it is obvious that the full force of his French training is starting to kick in. Rúnar followed Snatak hard to begin with, but Snatak's speed was too much for Rúnar to maintain.
Ágúst Örn came third, improving his time from last week by three seconds. Ágúst seems not to be in too much of a hurry towards setting a new personal record, no doubt keeping in mind Sri Chinmoy's words that "slow and steady wins the race."
Þorsteinn put Ágúst to the test, but had to accept fourth place nevertheless. Þorsteinn ran 27 seconds faster than last week, which was his first Tjarnarhlaup race ever and one of his first races overall. Thus, we hope we can expect a lot from him in the future.
Víðir steered safely to fifth place, after having taken a day off last week. His time was 15:22 which is 3 seconds better than in his last appearance.
Upajukta and Davíð came fifth and sixth, respectively.
Both of them have been showing constant improvement in the last few weeks, and we can only expect that, before long, they will make serious attempts at their personal bests.
Last, but definately not least, was Ganagane. We have heard rumors that he has been training intensely for the last few weeks. Therefore, one shouldn't be too surprised to see him join the ranks of the top runners soon.
After the end of the race, the runners got a chance to chat and socialise, whilst feeding the ducks, as well as other fowls, of Reykjavík Tjörnin pond.
Results(1-mile split time shown in brackets):