Yesterday the Norwegian Championship in Night orienteering was held in Fredrikstad. I started almost last in the mass start, because of the alphabetic start order, and had problems to pass too many of the 120 runners in front of me on the narrow paths and up the steep hills on the long leg to the first control.
When I was trying to climb a cliff just after the 6th control I dislocated my right shoulder. In the beginning I hoped I could get it back in position at once, and some runners stopped and tried to help me. But it didn’t success, and I told the others to continue their race, and started walking back to the finish. Luckily I was just 100 meters to a drinking control, and the guy there called for a car that picked me up just a few hundred meters from the drinking control.
When I came to the arena the shoulder was very stiff, and the doctor had to work for about 15 minutes before the shoulder came back in position. That was a big relief for me. After that I went to the hospital and took X-ray, and luckily nothing was broken. I want to thank all the people that helped me yesterday night!
Olav Lundanes won the race. Results and GPS tracking part 1 and part 2
I have dislocated the same shoulder once before, and that was also in the Norwegian Night Champs in Østfold in 2008. From the progression I had then I think I can start running on roads after a few days, but should avoid running in forest the coming week. But it shouldn’t be any risk for 10mila in two weeks and the Europeean Champs that starts in three weeks.