Tor Rønnow

6 Star Finisher 7 Continents Finisher 75 Marathon countries Author of best-seller running book Mountain hiker Off-piste alpine skier Chess player

Rudersdal marathon

Im inviting you to a series of group marathons on the ‘Rudersdal marathon’ route hear Holte/Birkerød at Copenhagen, please read (in Danish) here: 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 ! 

And now she is dead

Some years ago I was the chairman of our ‘road community’. I had several infights with various neighbours complaining about each other, noise, loud music, stray garden fences…all the stuff you have between neighbours. One lady was a particularly tough dance…very aggressive, very arrogant. However, I kinda ended on good terms with her, calming the issues for her, helped her out with some of her other idiotic neighbours. She sold the house five years ago. So today, I read in the paper that she had died at age 58.

Morale ? Life is so short ! Pick your friends and your enemies carefully and thresure both…  and beware that everything is only once…and then it is gone … forever… in reality, however, forever present in your mind and memory. So…cheerish your life and give yourself, your friends and your loved-ones memorable moments !


First marathon drop-out

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 !

The best marathons in 2006

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)

Big-city marathons
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)

 Small races
1. Aabenraa (Denmark)
2. Kalundborg 5-tower (Denmark)
3. Växjö (Sweden)
4. Göteborg (Sweden)
5. Grenaa (Denmark)