Marathon

Belfast Marathon 2018

Monday May 7th 2018 I completed the Belfast Marathon 2018 in Northern Ireland. Find below my full race coverage plus some tourist impressions from Belfast.

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Belfast City
Both the location and the beauty of Belfast city took me by a complete surprise: what a lovely and friendly city indeed! I have a hard time to understand the troubles this capital and region was though in the IRA-period and how these extremely friendly habitants of Belfast are tied to their sad past of terror and war on religions. It makes me very sad that generations of children have grown up here in hatred and fear. Well, that makes me sad for all over the world, but as a child of the 70-ties the IRA and bombings the awareness of this particular conflict is still in mind. I remember movies like “In the Name of the Father” and the fear of travelling to London and reports of school kids being murdered in the streets. Why ? Give up your children or others children – for … what ? Tell me again. I just don’t get it, I will never accept it and this trip to this wonderful city makes it even less understandable: I simply LOVED Belfast!

Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast is the most wanted attraction anno 2018, so they say. This somewhat new museum sports the history and making of the legendary ship Titanic and is also from an architechtural point of view a visit worth while. I have tried not to spoil too much in my report, rather hint just how wonderfully interesting Titanic Belfast is. You should visit Belfast just for this and to be honest, Belfast Titanic is the reason why I did just everything to get into the Belfast Marathon this year. Not to take away gold from thr Belfast Marathon – that was a great event too, as you can read below.
Belfast Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Belfast Marathon 2018
Belfast Marathon 2018 took of at 9 AM Monday morning of the bank holiday. The event was nicely organized and no less than 37.000 participated in the combined events including the marathon relay. The route was scenic at times and overall very demanding, sporting a whooping 259 height meters up and 235 down, making me wanna cry during the last couple of miles. The route also covered some of the “troubled” parts of Belfast with reference to the IRA-period and the sad religion war /history, cf. above. But see for yourself in the full race report below to make your own impressions of the Belfast Marathon 2018.

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See or relive Belfast Marathon 2018 here:

Belfast Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ベルファストマラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Marathon

Royal Run ’18

Monday May 21th 2018 I participated in Royal Run ’18. Find below my full race coverage from this unique event in celebration of the 50th year birthday of the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

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Royal Run ’18
Royal Run ’18 took place in no less than 5 danish cities, namely Aalborg, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Odense and lastly Copenhagen, where our Prince ran 10 K as opposed to his 1 Mile in the other cities. My report below covers the 10 K run in Copenhagen which was held in the evening of this beautiful summer day and with a stunning +25.000 runners out on a truly majestic route in the danish capital.

See or relive Royal Run ’18 here :

Royal Run ’18 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Dansk)
Royal Run ’18 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Royal Run ’18 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Royal Run ’18 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Royal Run ’18 – TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ロイヤルラン’18 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Royal Run ’18 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Royal Run ’18 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Royal Run ’18 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Royal Run ’18 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Marathon

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon

Sunday May 13th 2018 I completed Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018. Find below my full race coverage plus some completely awesome fotos from the evening, stunning and surprising!

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 took of at Islands Brygge 09.30 AM in the Danish capital. It proved to be a very warm day for running but nevertheless William Morwabe of Kenya set a new course record, you find more on this in the race report alongside with more than 400 pictures taken en route to the finish line. The new race course in Copenhagen makes this marathon the most representative of it´s city, Copenhagen being a very beautiful city too, in the world. None above. But don´t take my words for it, see it for yourself in the pictures. And join us in 2019, you will love it!

See or relive Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 here :

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Dansk)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – TorRønnow的圖片(中文)
Telenorコペンハーゲンマラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Marathon

Belgrade Marathon 2018

Saturday April 21th 2018 I completed the Belgrade Marathon 2018 in Serbia. Find below my full race coverage plus some tourist impressions from Belgrade.

Belgrade Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Belgrade City
I had only a few hours for tourist impressions so it came down to a short visit in the park and the National Assembly by night and lastly the impressive Saint Sava Church. Overall, my impression of Belgrade was positive although I will not consider it as a tourist “magnet”. That said, I did not see the Castle nor the Tesla Museum, unfortunately, and I did not eat at the Novak Djokovic restaurant.  I did, however, “see” him in the airport.

Belgrade Marathon 2018
Belgrade Marathon 2018 took of at 10 AM Saturday morning; the air temperature was 21 degrees C only to rise and rise throughout the day, so the race became a hot, however lovely sunny experience. The event was nicely organized, the route was flat and the big Ada-bridge was the landmark to remember on the route. Personally, I was running without any kind of pain for the first time in I cannot remember how long, so I was quite happy with that.  But take a look in the full race report below to make your own impressions – or relive – the Belgrade Marathon 2018.

Belgrade Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

See or relive Belgrade Marathon 2018 here (and in serbian):

Belgrade Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ベオグラードマラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)