This weekend I shot the first edition of EcoTrail Oslo. A fantastic event in and around Oslo.
EcoTrail Oslo is a 80k ultrarace (also 45k and 18k) that goes in and around Oslo, Norway. EcoTrail Oslo is a CO2-neutral running race with very high environmental profile and they foster environmental awareness while enjoying Oslo`s urban and natural environment.
EcoTrail Oslo is a part of the EcoTrail family, who also have races in Paris, Brussels and Madeira. They all focus on the environment, being CO2-neutral and enjoying the urban and natural environment in and around big cities.
The main distance is 80k, but there was also the option to choose 45k or 18k for those who are new to ultra running. A couple of guys even tried out for 320k! – the longest distance 4 times. All in all about 1250 athletes completed one of the distances. Pretty good for being the first time the race was organized in Oslo.
My day in Oslo was fantastic! A few minor problems with no motorcycle to take me around, but it all worked out well in the end with the help of public transportation and a plain, old bicycle. My day started at 6am and ended close to midnight. That`s close to 18h of shooting! And what most people forget is that once the race is over a photographer have to edit all the pictures. To add to the stress this was also the weekend where I moved out of my old apartment and into my new place. But 2 days and 2 nights later I am all done.
This was also my first real assignment for Getty Images Sport – which added some stress, but it all worked out in the end (once I found a suitable internet connection).
Thanks to the organizers of EcoTrail Oslo for asking me to photograph this fantastic event! I really hope to shoot it again next year!
Below is a gallery of my favorite shots of the day. Enjoy!