A new Danish blog on marathon has seen the light of day. The blog is managed by a young runner Anders Kronborg and his writtings seem promising and kept up to date. I have added a permanent link. Good job, Anders !
My first marathon was in Copenhagen, Denmark almost three years ago, ie. the 16.05.2004.
Thus, my personal marathon year spands from the 16th of May each year. With my race in Vienna just this weekend, I have now completed my first three years of marathon running…and it has been quite a surprising programme…a schedule I would never have forseen or thought possible :
First year: 4 marathons, including Berlin and London !
Second year: 12 marathons, including Stockholm, Amsterdam, Dublin, Elbtunnel, Paris and Hamburg.
Third year: 28 marathons, including, well, too many to mention… New York, Boston, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna and Monschau on top. Not to mention ‘my own’ event GARMIN Rudersdal marathon.
You can find picture and stories from most of these races via ‘My marathons’ from the menu at the page right.
I am planning to step down a little and do mainly Scandinavian races for the next time to come. See you out there !
Best wishes for your races, Tor 😉
Today, a press release has been sent to various Danish newspapers and likewise on the forthcoming ‘Rudersdal marathon’. The link to the race page is here:
I’m happy to announce that some of the most experienced Danish and Swedish marathoners are participating, including Erhard Filtenborg, Anders Much Madsen and the swede Lennart Skoog, all with 300+ races on their CV. We all look forward to a beautiful day on the ‘RudersdalRuten’ the 11. feb. 2007 !
Well, I can understand if the headline just may stike you as odd. However, this post is just to mark that Sunday the 28-01-2007 was just a perfect day for us all three, well, for me and my two biggest idols in the world of sports and human achievement.
For me: running my 37’th marathon (in the old St. Pauli Elbtunnel in Hamburg, Germany) and putting a small knee injury behind me.
For Tiger Woods: winning his 7’th consecutive PGA-tour win and 55’th in toto.
For Roger Federer: winning the Australian Open for the third consecutive year and without giving away a single set during the tournament, a feat not seen in the Mens Grand Slam singles since Björn Borg’s similar accomplishment in 1980.
My congratulations to Woods and Federer, you guys truely inspire and motivate !
I have created the initiative RUN FOR HOPE and invite all runners world-wide to share this mind-set:
Each time you participate in an official race, give a small donation to charity !
I invite all Danish runners to donate to RUN FOR HOPE, however, you may also donate directly to a charity organisation of your own choise. Either way, mark your donation ‘RUN FOR HOPE’ to focus your mind-set to the thought that each time you give yourself the pleasure and the luxury of running an official race, you also help others in need, and that you in this mind-set is a part of a greater running community.
Join the initiative – strenghen your mind and body – and help others on your way !
Im inviting you to a series of group marathons on the ‘Rudersdal marathon’ route hear Holte/Birkerød at Copenhagen, please read (in Danish) here: http://www.temperance.dk/blog/?page_id=18 The races will be organized partly together with some of the participants, and I have consulted several of the most experienced marathon runners in Denmark about the set-up and validity of the races. Im happy to announce that the races are endorsed by these well-known danish marathon personalities ! Please sign up to this new marathon event near Copenhagen !
Ok, so I didn’t make it, I had to drop out of the Zürich New Years marathon. The day was like this for me: up 06.30, eating, talking with the police to get a provisorial passport as my real one was ‘unavailable’, 08.45 Socialmarathon started on Amager (Copenhagen), I finished in 5.08, then back to home, passport had become available (thank God !), 17.30 driving to the airport, 20.00 take-off to Zürich, then local trains to Schlieren, walking to race area, changing, waiting, race start at 00.00 01/01/2007 ! Running with head lamps in absolute darkness on both sides of a canal system was just amazing ! But…after 2 hrs 53 and 23.74 km minuttes my right knee said ‘STOP’ and I had to obey…risking serious injuries is just not my game. I was picked up by car after 10 minutes of waiting, that was great service. Then, after a shower, I was waiting 2 hours for the trains to run again…then back to the airport…sleeping 3 hours on two chairs…and take-off at 12.00 01/01/2007. What an adventure…and even though I did not finish the race I learned a lot from the experience, stuff that I will use in the races to come. HAPPY NEW YEAR !
Here I give my take on the best marathons in 2006. I have divided into four groups. Let me hear your suggestions also…you need only to register (free !) and then you can write comments to the blog. You find links to the races via ‘My marathons’ in the menu.
1. New York (USA)
2. Hamborg (Germany)
3. Paris (France)
4. Monschau (Germany)
5. Natursti (Denmark)
1. New York (USA)
2. Hamborg (Germany)
3. Paris (France)
4. Berlin (Germany)
5. Copenhagen (Denmark)
1. Monschau (Germany)
2. Natursti (Denmark)
3. Grenaa (Denmark)
4. Aabenraa (Denmark)
5. Kalundborg Winter (Denmark)
1. Aabenraa (Denmark)
2. Kalundborg 5-tower (Denmark)
3. Växjö (Sweden)
4. Göteborg (Sweden)
5. Grenaa (Denmark)