Thorbergur Ingi Jónsson from Iceland was the first male runner to finish the 2015 Laugavegur Ultra Marthon. His time 3:59:13 was a new trail record. Thorbergur also broke the record last year when he ran on 4:07:47.
The first three male runners to finish:
1. Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, ISL, 3:59:13
2. Vajin Armstrong, NZL, 4:31:19
3. Ryan Kelly, USA, 4:40:52
The weather was very nice on the trail today but the first part was very though because the runners had to cross a lot of snow.
The winners in each male age group were:
18-29 years - Guðni Páll Pálsson, ISL
30-39 years - Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, ISL
40-49 years - Alan Rozendaal, USA
50-59 years - Cristiano Consolati, ITA, 4:58:55 (new record)
60-69 years - Stephen Button, GBR
Click here for further results.
Updated weather forecast for the Laugavegur trail tomorrow has arrived. Outlook on Friday morning indicates that a trough of low pressure will be stationed to the south of Iceland with north-easterly winds dominating the weather. Wind speed has increased somewhat from yesterday’s forecast but it will mostly be tailwind. The wind will be northeast 5-8 m/s at the start of the race and can go up to 10 m/s at the highest peak but decreases as both the race and the day goes on. High clouds are expected, with less chance of fog so good visibility is expected. Click here to see the weather forecast on a map.
Our previous instructions about what to wear have not changed but sun glasses and sunblock might be useful too because of the bright weather when you run on the snow. This is due to the fact that the snow can melt and change into very cold slush ice. Note that when you get to Bláfjallahvísl (mid-point) you have the option of dropping off clothes that you don't need any more. After that point the trail is easier and has no snow.