Exercisers and elites mingled at Tjejmilen
Finally, Tjejmilen could be completed. In honor of the day, we had perfect running weather with sun and around 14 degrees. Extra fun was that Finnkampen's 10,000 meters for women was decided during Tjejmilen.
After having to cancel last year's race due to covid-19, about 8000 girls who wanted to run were registered for this year's Tjejmilen. The classic setting with thousands of girls on site at the same time at Gärdet was different this year due to the restrictions where a maximum of 900 participants can be in the event area at the same time.
First out was Lilla Tjejmilen starting at 9.30 - almost 400 girls were registered.
At 10.00 it was time for the premiere of Tjejmilen Trail. More than 800 girls were registered for the race, which took place on small winding paths in the forest around Kaknästornet.
At 12.00, the starting shot was fired for Tjejmilen. At the front of the starting field were the six participants from Finnkampen with Meraf Bahta, Sarah Lahti and Carolina Wikström in the Swedish team. Bahta and Lahti together with Hanna Lindholm were first at a kilometer. After three kilometers, Bahta and Lahti pulled, they were then followed to the finish where Meraf Bahta came out of the sprint duel winning.
The race then continued with starts every 30 minutes, to avoid congestion. In a normal year, the different groups start at five-minute intervals. It was a long and wonderful day at Gärdet, at 18.25 the last runners finished.
We are incredibly happy that we have managed to arrange Tjejmilen this year with all adaptations to the restrictions that apply. We had to rethink, but I'm really happy with the result - and it was noticed that the participants on site appreciated being able to run races again. Next year we hope to be on the track again after the pandemic. It would of course be fun if we could approach the 2019 number of participants of 20,000 registered runners, says Malin Aho, project manager at the Marathon Group that arranges the Girl Mile.
In addition to the participants on site, many chose to run Tjejmilen virtually again this year.
Topp 5 Tjejmilen 20211. Meraf Bahta, Hälle IF, 32:412. Sarah Lahti, Hässelby SK, 32:423. Carolina Wikström, LK Roslagen, 33:284. Hanna Lindholm, Huddinge AIS, 33:375. Johanna Peiponen, Rovaniemen Lappi, 34:00Här finns alla resultat i Tjejmilen 2021.
Resultat Finnkampen, damernas 10 000 meter1. Meraf Bahta, Sverige/Hälle IF, 32:412. Sarah Lahti, Sverige/Hässelby SK, 32:423. Carolina Wikström, Sverige/LK Roslagen, 33:284. Johanna Peiponen, Finland/Rovaniemen Lappi, 34:005. Nina Chydenius, Finland/Gamlakarleby IF, 34:046. Laura Manninen, Finland/Kenttäurheilijat -58, 34:34
Topp 5 Tjejmilen Trail 20211. Helena Wallin, Älvsjö, 42:912. Olivia Grahn, Stockholm, 42:413. Rebecca Källström, Stockholm, 43:284. Sofia Kingstedt von Corswant, Skarpnäck, 43:475. Alicia Sjöö Ekelöf, Spånga, 44:02
posted Sunday September 5th