Ragnhild Kvarberg

Ragnhild Kvarberg, married Hjelle (born 23 March 1981) is a retired Norwegian middle distance and long-distance runner.

She finished sixth in 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2001 European U23 Championships and thirteenth in 5000 metres at the 2010 European Championships. In between she had a stint as a 1500 metres specialist, competing at the 2003 European U23 Championships, the 2006 European Championships and the 2007 World Championships without reaching the final.[1][2] Before resurfacing as a 5000 metres runner, she also bore her first child.[3]

Kvarberg became Norwegian 800 metres champion in 2005 and 2006, 1500 metres champion in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010 and cross-country champion (short course) in 2002 and 2004.[4][5][6][7] She hails from Vang, Hedmark,[3] and has represented the regional clubs FIK Orion and FIK Ren-Eng before switching to SK Vidar. After her comeback in 2010, she had another child, married, moved to Nøtterøy and has participated in ultra running for Tønsberg FIK.[8]

Her personal best times were 2:03.83 minutes in the 800 metres (2006); 4:07.14 minutes in the 1500 metres (2006); 9:09.59 minutes in the 3000 metres (2010), 10:15.32 minutes in the 3000 metres steeplechase (2001) and 15:46.99 minutes in the 5000 metres (2010).[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ragnhild Kvarberg at World Athletics
  2. ^ "K" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 28 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Øvergaard, Freddie (29 November 2008). "Mistet OL - ble gravid". Østlendingen (in Norwegian).
  4. ^ "800 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "1500 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "2 km Terrengløp/Cross Countrypublisher=Norwegian Athletics Association". Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "6 km Terrengløp/Cross Countrypublisher=Norwegian Athletics Association". Retrieved 28 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Gilberg, Runar (18 July 2014). "Ragnhild Kvarberg Hjelle – fra EM 1500 m Rallarvegsløpet". Kondis (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "H" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)