Tor Rønnow

Marathon-runner since 2004. Doctorate in Organic Chemistry 1994. Book Author 2010.

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)

Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022

Below my race report from the Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022, Greenland, including various tourist impressions from Ilulissat and the majestic Ilulissat Icefjord.

Ilulissat and the Icefjord
Ilulissat is the 3th largest city in Greenland and is beautifully situated at the Disco Bay in Greenland. The attraction of Ilullisat is besides the Icefjord the impressive views towards the ever changing ice mountains and the shifting waters of the Disco Bay. Mind you, that you have eyesight to mountains on the Disco Island +100 kms away!!

Visting a location above the Polar Circle in the end of May means: Midnight Sun! Thus, the photo below was taken our last night in Ilulissat at Midnight precisely. The other photos displays some of the other tourist stuff in Ilulissat, notably the Church of Zion and the birthhouse of the great polar explorer Knud Rasmussen, a true legend and a personality that ties the Danish and Greenlandic histories together. Other pictures again display the UNESCO Heritage site “Sermermiut” and the Ilulissat Icefjord itself. Just wow!

Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 - Iliulissat, Greenland - Tor Rønnow
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022

Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022
The running event featured a full and a half marathon Saturday evening and night under the midnight sun! The marathon took of at 21.00 hours Saturday evening, the half 1.5 hours later. Due to an unexpected amount of snow in the mountains/trails the route was technically very challenging, but actually also quite fun to deal with. I mean, running in such unique and scenic nature, how is that not a privilege? Let¨s just say I took my time… having focus on completing the race and adding Greenland to my list of marathon countries, count 58 with this one done. The event was well organized by Albatros Adventure Marathons and the many local helpers were kind and very patient this very long summer night.

If you are looking towards an extraordinary running experience, search no further! My best of recommendation for this tour and the bliss of Ilulissat and the Disco Bay.

See in the race report below just why you should add the Icefjord Midnight Marathon to your bucket list!

Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022- Ilulissat - Tor Rønnow
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022

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Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – 圖片/照片由 Tor Rønnow 提供(中文)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022-写真/写真:TorRønnow(日本語)
Icefjord Midnight Marathon 2022 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Copenhagen Marathon 2022

Sunday May 15th I completed Copenhagen Marathon 2022. Find below my full race report.

Copenhagen Marathon 2022 - Tor Rønnow

Copenhagen Marathon 2022
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2022 took off at Islands Brygge 09.30 AM in the Danish capital. The race day in Copenhagen was beautiful, sunny and not too hot for running and event records were set both on the male and female side. It was so nice to be back to “normality” after 2 years of COVID-19. Thus, lots of runners and spectators in the race report.

Copenhagen Marathon 2022 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Copenhagen Marathon 2022 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)
Copenhagen Marathon 2022 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Copenhagen Marathon 2022 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
2022 年哥本哈根馬拉松 – 圖片 / Tor Rønnow 攝(中文)
コペンハーゲンマラソン2022-写真/写真:TorRønnow(日本語)
Copenhagen Marathon 2022 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Copenhagen Marathon 2022 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Copenhagen Marathon 2022 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Copenhagen Marathon 2022 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)

Sofia Marathon 2021

Sunday October 10th 2021 I ran the Sofia Marathon in Bulgaria. Find below my full race coverage from the Bulgarian Capital. Due to rather poor weather I did not see much of the city or any touristic stuff, find however few pictures from the landmark no.1 in Sofia, namely the majestic Saint Alexander of Neva Patriarch’s Cathedral, and some impressions from the pedestrian street Vitosha Boulevard.

Helsingborg Marathon 2021 - Tor Rønnow

Wizz Air Sofia Marathon 2021
The Wizz Air Sofia Marathon started at 09.30 AM in the morning in grey and rather depressing weather.

The race course was a two-fold identical loop for the marathon distance and covered a few landmarks in the centre of Sofia but was otherwise not very uplifting, i.e. unless running on a highway takes you to heaven. That said, you got some good insight to the ordinary life (street- and housing wise) in this quite large city (approx. 1 million inhabitants) and as for the running some nice easy kilometers on asphalt.

The race is well organized and I am sure it will thrill more under a blue sky and sunny conditions.

See or relive Wizz Air Sofia Marathon 2021 here (and in bulgarian, macedonian, arabic, greek, albanian, turkish, russian, and serbian):

Sofia Marathon 2021 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Sofia Marathon 2021 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)
Sofia Marathon 2021 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Sofia Marathon 2021 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Sofia Marathon 2021 – 照片 / Tor Rønnow 攝(中文)
ソフィアマラソン2021-写真/TorRønnowによる写真(日本語)
Sofia Marathon 2021 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Sofia Marathon 2021 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Sofia Marathon 2021 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Sofia Marathon 2021 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)