Story (and great photo) on Jukola website about two British runners who were first back from leg 1
Photo: Screen grab from the international TV broadcast of Kris and Ralph running together to the map exchange.
See the race develop in one of the most technical forests, even by Finnish standards - Leg 1 GPS
In an interesting postscript, and emphasising Kris's summary of his running in his recent interview "no two races are the same", Kris won a 5K track race the following weekend.
UPDATE 26th 4:30pm - race video at http://www.runjumpthrow.com/videos/24296
Results of BMC Grand Prix Loughborough 23rd June - See results for Race 29. Kris's time is a new personal best, and is in the top 10 for the UK this year.
Links to athlete accounts of their Jukola runs on their training blogs:
Sasha Chepelin (running for Halden SK, who were fourth)
Alan Cherry (running for Nydalens, who were seventh)
and from the body of the field "a bit of a sprint specialist" Kirstin Maxwell, adventures outside her comfort zone by tackling leg 5 for a UK team.
As to the whole show:
Koovee wins Jukola 2018 after great team performance!
Venla 2018: Stora Tuna on top!