Spring races at Hamar
A hundred years ago today, Oscar Mathisen was in Hamar for the last races of his season, to secure his first share in a new cup set up by the Hamar club this year. The weather was splendid, but too mild for any excellent times. He won the 500m in the reasonably good time of 47,0.
500m 1.Oscar Mathisen 47,0 2.Martin Sæterhaug 48,9 3.Bjarne Frang 50,6 Jacob Frang f,dnf 500m junior 1.Otto Monsen 49,4 2.Harald Monsen 50,2 3.Henning Olsen 50,3 4.Sverre Sanner 52,3 5.Hilmar Eriksen 55,4 Adolf Køltzow f,dnf
Martin Sæterhaug withdrew from the 1500m due to a knee injury he had sustained in a fall accident before the races. Thus Oscar had little opposition on the soft and unpleasant ice.
1500m 1.Mathisen 2.33,0 2.B Frang 2.43,0 3.J Frang 2.44,5 1500m junior 1.H Monsen 2.40,0 2.O Monsen 2.41,2 3.Køltzow 2.42,6 4.Olsen 2.43,4 5.Sanner 2.46,5 6.Eriksen 2.55,8
Meanwhile in Helsingfors, Johan Vikander set a new Finnish record in the 1500m at 2.29,6, the first under 2.30, jumping from 17th to 7th place in the all-time lowland list. No other times are known from this meet. If you can help, please tell.