Snowdonia Marathon 2022

Below my race report from the Snowdonia Marathon 2022, Wales. The marathon sported a full and very tough marathon round and about the highest mountain, Snowdon, in Wales. I learned that this is a maraton runners revisit over and over again and I can surely understand why: a breathtaking beautiful route, very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere at the Royal Victoria Hotel a night time after the race.

I believe the stunning views live within you a long time after this event and I am very pleased to share these memories. Thus, see in the race report below just why you should strongly consider the Snowdonia Marathon. I loved it for sure!

Snowdonia Marathon 2022 - Wales - Tor Rønnow
Snowdonia Marathon 2022

See or relive the Snowdonia Marathon 2022 here (and in wesh):

Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
2022年斯诺多尼亚马拉松赛–图片来自Tor Rønnow(中文)。
Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – 写真:Tor Rønnow(日本人
Snowdonia Marathon 2022 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022

Sunday August 28th 2022 I ran the Maratón de la Ciudad de México (Mexico City Marathon).
Find below my full race coverage from a this marathon in the capital city of Mexico.

Mexico City
The best thing about Mexico City was: leaving back home!
Truly, I have never felt such a poisonous atmosphere anywhere in the world, with fully armored policemen every like 10 meters and everyone “checking” each other out: pray or villan?
Anyways, I liked my hotel “Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico” very much and the visit to the “Museo Nacional de Antropología” museum was cool enough too and the Saturday evening stroll passing the Palacio de Bellas Artes was spectacular as well. So ok, a mixed bag of impressions, I guess.

Maraton de la Ciudad de Mexico 2022 - Tor Rønnow

Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 (Mexico City Marathon)
The marathon was on a point-to-point from the Olympic Stadion to the Zocalo in the old city centre. The conditions were very humid from early morning only to be superseeded by somewhat warm and sunny skies. There were not many spectators cheering on the runners and the water supplies were a full catastrophe leaving many runners dehydrated. Personally, I struggled with the high-altitude (2200 meters above sea level) and thus unexpected fatigue. The last 10 K or so were quite spectacular, somewhat coming to rescue of an event that would otherwise have failed completely (compared to other big city marathons).

Maraton de la Ciudad de Mexico 2022 - Tor Rønnow

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Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)
Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
2022年墨西哥城马拉松赛–托尔-罗诺的账单/照片(图片)。
メキシコシティマラソン2022 – Tor Rønnowの写真とビデオ
Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Maratón de la Ciudad de México 2022 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)

Sydney Marathon 2022

Below my race report from Sydney Marathon 2022, Australia, Oceania (!), including various tourist impressions from this brilliant and friendly metropol.

Sydney City Centre, Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House
Sydney is one of the World’s true metropoles and what a friendly, clean and impressive one! It’s difficult to put into words just how nice it is to wander around in the streets, parks and, of course, the Harbour areas, first and foremost near the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge ditto.

I had the pleasure of experiencing two concerts at the Opera House, great performances by the House Orchestra and, Saturday, “meeting” the composer Eric Whitacre in person on stage, a memory for life, just as the entire trip and maraton race here in Sydney. The race report is VERY long, so if you only care for an Exceutive Summary, don’t open the report below (but do click the thumbnails below to see the large photos). However, if you do open the race report, be ready with a large cup of coffee or glass of wine, you’re in for at mindblowing tour de force from all the best of Sydney and Sydney Marathon. This was a (all too short) trip of a lifetime!

Sydney Marathon 2022 - Australia - Tor Rønnow
Sydney Marathon 2022

The main tourist attractions
Three and a half day in Sydney is not much, but I did manage to see a good variety of the most common tourist attractions, inclding the four in a bundle: Sydney Sea Life (Acquarium), Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower and Madame Tussauds Sydney. Saturday, I visited the Taronga Zoo Sydney, definitively also worth a trip and an obvious attraction for families and children.

Monday, after the race, I also visited Art Gallery of New South Wales (featuring aboriginal art) and the Australian Museum, the latter displaying cool dinosaurs!

Sydney Marathon 2022

Bondi Beach and Manly
You could argue that Bondi Beach is THE tourist attraction nearby Sydney. I had only a 1 hour visit but I completely loved it and the experience still sits in my body: I want back!

Whilst Bondi is probably for the young and the surfers, Manly and Manly Beach is of a broader and more family appeal, for sure a very nice place indeed. manly is easily reached by boat from the Circular Quay (i.e., centrally from Sydney), a 30 min. ride with great views towards the Sydney Opera House and the skyline. I’m very happy to have seen these two beaches, I think they are an essential part of the Sydney experience.

Sydney Marathon 2022

Sydney Marathon 2022
The Sydney Marathon 2022 featured a half and a full marathon, both taking off from North Sydney and passing the Sydney Harbour Bridge witin the first few kilometers. The route was impressively scenic a great many places and it is difficult to pick out one place in front of the other. However, the finish line at the foot of the Sydney Opera House would be THE asset to mention for this – by the way very well organized – marathon. Personally, I had not slept a minute during the night (heavy jetlag) so I was quite tired even before the race started. That did, however, not spoil my run to the extend that I did not enjoy every minute of it and completing my last marathon continent, Oceania, was just: wonderful!

Sydney Marathon is now an official candidate in the bid of the 7th Marathon Major, I think the race itself has a good chance but things like the digital services and the EXPO need some work for sure. All this said: I give the Sydney Marathon my very best recommendation, no doubt.

Sydney Marathon 2022- Australia - Tor Rønnow
Sydney Marathon 2022

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Sydney Marathon 2022 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Sydney Marathon 2022 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Sydney Marathon 2022 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Sydney Marathon 2022 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Sydney Marathon 2022 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Sydney Marathon 2022 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Sydney Marathon 2022 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
2022年悉尼马拉松–摄影:Tor Rønnow(中文)。
シドニーマラソン2022」撮影:Tor Rønnow(日本語)
Sydney Marathon 2022 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

HCA Marathon 2022

Sunday September 25th 2022 I ran the HCA Marathon in Odense, Denmark. Find below my full race coverage from a this very nice marathon in the city of birth of the great Poet Hans Christian Andersen.

HCA Marathon Odense 2022 - Tor Rønnow

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HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – 照片來自 Tor Rønnow(中文)
HCAマラソン(オーデンセ)2022-写真:TorRønnow(日本語)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2022 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)

Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022

Below my race report from the Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022, Romania, including various tourist impressions from this so charming little city.

Cluj-Napoca Old City Centre
Cluj-Napoca features a friendly green city with a very cosy old city centre with lots of bars and restaurants. After vistiting Mexico City the weekend before (!), it was such a delight just to walk around feeling completely safe and not watching policemen every 10 meters. As seen in the pictures, Cluj-Napoca becomes very scenic especially at night time and put on top some inexpensive and very good restaurants and you have the perfect choice for a great weekend escape.

Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 - Romania - Tor Rønnow
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022

Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022
The running event featured a full and a half marathon Sunday morning as well as a relay and a 10K race.
The marathon was comprised by two times the same course and in that many turns and “run back the same way”-loops, this was actually very nice indeed, it made you feel surrounded by runners all the time a gave some focus points on other runners to “follow” or undertake. Furthermore, you will sense a sort of fuga-like revisting of places and buildings, each variation to present some new, nice details. For a small city like Cluj-Napoca, this sort of marathon route is just brilliant. Just so very brilliant!

Thus, see in the race report below just why you should strongly consider the Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon. I loved it for sure!

Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022- Romania - Tor Rønnow
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022

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Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – Tor Rønnow 攝(中文)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – 写真提供者: Tor Rønnow (日本語)
Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 2022 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)