MetsäSeksyjät (Suvi Vellonen and Olli Pitkänen) says that they are accustomed to get lost into the forest. Plenty of chances to do that also in LWC! Photo: Jarmo Koskela (Nuuksion talvipäivä -rogaining 2019)

Why did you decide to register to this race?

We have started to build a tradition of long distance rogaining events. This event suits well into our schedule. It’s the main event for our team and us in this year.

What kind of trip you expect LWC to be?

We expect it to be nice and fun, but at the same time physically very demanding. Mentally it’s going to be ”peace of mind” and enjoyment. This is the first time to visit Northern Lapland and we expect magnificent views and scenery in the wilderness. It’s going to be an adventure, plenty of new experiences together to be remembered and stories to be told.

Tell something about your team. What does the name stand for?

Our team is youngish in terms of experience, we both have started running and orienteering couple of years ago, individually at the same time and then found each other. We have grown to the sport together and gained experience by participating gradually into tougher and more demanding events. We’re still on that same trail.

Team name MetsäSeksyjät means that sometimes we get lost into the forest. However, we’re accustomed to it and we have a strong confidence that we’ll find our way out, eventually. Teamwork has worked perfectly so far. There might be a purposely misspelled capital letter to lead all the ponders into the wrong direction, something similar what happens with our orienteering every now and then. It’s fun to find ”new” routes. 😉 .

What is the longest distance you have traveled in terrain (by foot) in 24 hours?

In Finnish Rogaining Championships 2019, our distance travelled was 123 km and in Vaarojen Maraton 2019 130 km took us a bit less than 26 hours.

What’s your goal in LWC?

To enjoy the challenge, nature and company. This challenge is going to push our team and personal limits forward. We’re happy to get to experience magic of Lapland wilderness.