The large grass field is still crowded even if the sun has already set, and the men are out on the second leg. At the end of the field, you can follow the TV broadcast and the progress of the relay on a big screen. Two of those who have settled down in chairs under blankets and warm clothes are the Norwegian girls Solveig Nissen and Ine Tegdan from Trondheim.
During the day, they competed in each Venla team and are moderately satisfied with their performances. Now, however, they are here to follow the men’s performances. They hope to break the old club record, which is 65th place.
This is the second time that Solveig and Ine participate in Jukola and would like to return next year again. They enjoy Finland, and especially Jukola, mainly because it is such a social event with a lot of people. Getting to travel abroad to compete is always fun.
Now however, they will rest for a while, since tomorrow they will pack up their things and fly back home to Trondheim.
Picture and text Jeanette Harf