Spartathlon 2023

Race plan

Simen Holvik
10 min readAug 10


This document will serve as a project document for the 42nd Spartathlon race. As a note to self and for crew (and for others that might find this interesting). A document with all the details relevant for this project. To make sure that I outline the race strategy (for myself), the gear list, nutrition place etc etc. Note: This document will continuously be updated.

Race profile. Two main challenges; 1.) The uphill stretch from C/P #43 at Lyrkia, the mountain pass and then down to Sagas and 2.) Make sure to have fast legs for the last 20 km.

1. How to support the project?

  • Crowdfunding at GoFundMe
  • VIPPS number 662995
  • PayPal donation at this link.



Running for GTI Friidrettsklubb.

2. Goal

  • Sub 21 hours
  • Average 5:00 min/km (but aim for 04:45 min/km)

2.1 Strategy

To be discussed

  • Push hard after CP #65 at Restaurant ARDAMIS. Then you have 35 km left with easy downhill running.

2.2 Tracking

  • There will be tracking from following link

3. Gear

Items to wear at start line 07:00

Note: No race vest

  • Watch: Coros Apex 2
  • Shoes: Altra Vanish Carbon US 11,5
  • Socks: Injinji Run Lightweight No-Show
  • Underwear: T8 Commando size M
  • Shorts: T8 Sherpa pink size L



Simen Holvik

A professional Norwegian ultra runner, adventurer, speaker and writer | Next race: Fat Ox. 48 hours November 17th