Race report Trans Scania 2017

Another Trans Scania has come to an end, and we’re wrapping up the final details before shifting our focus to Trans Scania 2018. The results have now been submitted to DUV and ITRA, so soon everything will be officially registered everywhere.

2017 was a year of many records for Trans Scania. The most obvious one is the new record time set by Martin Scharp, 31:36:57, hugely impressive. Many runners believe it’s possible to finish the race in under thirty hours, but it’s not going to be easy. The record has been improved three years in a row now, but it will be a real challenge to do the same next year.

At the opposite end of the scale, Peter Larsson beat the old record for longest race, running for almost twice as long as Martin Scharp, 59:01:28. Running for a longer time is not necessarily easier, running through two nights without sleep is really tough.

We also had fewer people than ever quitting the race, only two runners of 16, the highest number of finishers yet, 14, and therefore also the highest percentage of finishers, 87,5%. Henrik Kockum finished Trans Scania for the fifth consecutive year, which is another exceptional record. As long as he keeps coming back, that record will be hard to beat!

All numbers and records aside, both runners and supporters seemed to have enjoyed the race, though it’s never easy and fun all the way. We’ll soon open the registration for Trans Scania 2018, which will take place on August 10-12. We know a lot of very experienced runners are keen on taking on Trans Scania, so we expect a pretty spectacular race next year as well.

See you then!

Trans Scania 2017 is over

The race is over, and we’d like to thank all runners, supporters, and the lovely people along the track for another fantastic Trans Scania. We get a lot of compliments for the race, but we mostly set the scene. It’s you who fill it with color, life, and adventure!

A more detailed race report will follow in the coming days. We have entered and verified the results, which are now official. They will be submitted to ITRA/UTMB and DUV shortly.

Again, thank you all for a fantastic weekend! We’re looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Race ongoing

Start 2017

The race has begun, and the participants are making their way across Skåne. Here are a few useful links:

  • You can follow the runners on our Live map, positions are approximate, and update roughly every three minutes.
  • A complete list of the runners can be found on the Participants page.
  • Preliminary results will appear on the Results page as they come in. We record finishes and DNF (did not finish) only, no splits.

The finish is at Hotel Lundia in Lund, you’re more than welcome to come by and see the runners finish!

UTMB qualification

We’ve now received confirmation that Trans Scania 2017 is a qualifying race for UTMB. Like previous years, Trans Scania finishers receive 6 qualification points (4 on the old scale), which is the maximum number of points from a single race.

You can still register, but the race is now full, and new applications will be put in a waiting list.

UTMB 2017

Trans Scania 2017

We’re really looking forward to Trans Scania 2017, and judging from the number of questions we’re getting, we’re not alone! Before we open the registration, we’re going to take a moment to discuss some improvements for next years race. We expect to start accepting registrations some time in September.

If you want to be notified when the time comes, send us an email and we’ll get back to you!

The race is over

Trans Scania 2016 is over, and what a race it has been! We got a new track record, beating the previous one by over three hours. A few years ago, sub forty hour times were rare. This year, not only did we have five runners under forty hours, but the fastest times seem to be approaching the thirty hour mark! We also had an equaled record number of finishers, twelve!

Check out the official results, they will be submitted to ITRA (for UTMB points) and DUV in a few days.

Thanks to all the runners, supporters and lovely people along the track for an awesome race weekend. We’re already looking forward to next year!

Follow Trans Scania 2016

It’s race time! Below are some quick facts that can be useful for following the race. There are more information and details on the Race info page.

Start
The race begins on Friday August 12, 8:00 at the end of the Långa Bryggan jetty in Bjärred.

Course
See the live map for an overview of the course.

Finish
The finish is at the entrance of Hotel Lundia in Lund. The track record is just under 37 hours, meaning really fast runners can finish on Saturday evening. Use the live map to predict finish times. The finish closes at 20:00 on Sunday, 60 hours after the start.

📍Follow the race live map here

We’ll post updates on Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!