HCA Marathon 2021

Sunday September 26th 2021 I ran the HCA Marathon in Odense, Denmark. Find below my full race coverage from a magnificient and quite tough day in the running shoes in the city of birth of the great Poet Hans Christian Andersen.

HCA Marathon Odense 2021 - Tor Rønnow

HCA Marathon 2021 (Odense, Denmark)
The HCA Marathon started at 10.00 AM in the morning and in great weather too. The race course covers most of the landmarks in and around Odense, however, not the childhood home of H.C. Andersen. The Marathon was also venue of the Danish Championships 2021 and probably due to this fact the crowd was spectacularly big and counted one of the best danish long distance runners of the past two decades, namely Jesper Faurschou, Olympic participant in London 2012. Jesper edged a well-deserved Silver Medal declaring defeat to the “new kid” Martin Egebjerg Olesen, who obviously completed in race in an outstanding performance through the two rounds; my warm congratulations to both Martin and Jesper, the race report even features a number of great shots of the two contenders.

It is also worth to mention the high-class organisation behind the event, I believe everything was just right and the staff and many helpers were cheerful and friendly throughout the day. Add to this a nice and often scenic route and plenty of spectators, well, at least during Round 1. In toto, yet another perfect race at HCA Marathon in Odense.

See or relive HCA Marathon 2021 here:

HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – 照片來自 Tor Rønnow(中文)
HCAマラソン(オーデンセ)2021-写真:TorRønnow(日本語)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
HCA Marathon (Odense) 2021 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)

Marathon PopUp – Gentofte

Low budget – high quality
I do not usually bring local, low-budget races to my front page, but here’s an exception: a very nice set of pictures from the small race “Marathon PopUp“, the pictures featuring the “Gentofte” edition very close to my home, actually. If you ever visit Copenhagen and want to run a really cheap local race, check out Marathon PopUp for sure. And don’t be intimidated by language considerations, everyone in Denmark speaks English. From age 5.

Anyways, the Gentofte race Sunday May 30th 2021 was just splendid, high sun, no win, flat beautiful route by the sea and literally 5 minutes from home. Friends were also present, including Jesper Ølsgaard of Denmark running marathon no. 300, what an accomplishment. My congratulations and respect!

So thanks to Race Director Henrik Birkedal Hansen for a memorable day. Please enjoy the race report below.

Marathon PopUp Gentofte 2021 - Tor Rønnow
Marathon PopUp Gentofte 2021

See or relive the Marathon PopUp – Gentofte 2021, Denmark, here:

Marathon PopUp Gentofte_2021 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte_2021 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte_2021 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte_2021 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte_2021 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte_2021 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte_2021 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte 2021 – Tor Rønnow 圖片(中文)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte 2021 – Tor Rønnow の写真 (日本語)
Marathon PopUp Gentofte_2021 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Jungle Run – South Coast Beach Marathon 2021

Marathon – after 6 dry m-months!
Below my race report from the Jungle Run -South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 held on Falster, Denmark, on April 25th. This was my first marathon in 6 months, it is 16 years since I had such a long period of time between races and back then it was between my marathons no. 3 and 4, ie. well before my marathon-“career” started. Add to the madness that I had extremely sparse training not only the last 6 but rather 8 months (for the usual obvious reasons). So – I was actually very nerveous whether I could even complete such a long distance and if, in what condition ?

Everything turned out great! It was a crazy scenic route: 8 km on the beach (!) starting out, then parts on soil and grass and then finishing off on 11 km on the beach again, this time with gusting strong head wind from the North and running in loose sand. Quite a challenge indeed. I ran slowly only to be in full mental control and it was – JUST GREAT !
See for yourself in the race report below.

Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 - Tor Rønnow
Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021

See or relive the Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021, Denmark, here:

Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
叢林跑步2021年南海岸沙灘馬拉松-TorRønnow的圖片(中文)
ジャングルランサウスコーストビーチマラソン2021-TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Jungle Run South Coast Beach Marathon 2021 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Running Hero

Running hero
Sometimes fun things happens in your life, take this article for instance where my danish running friend Heidi Johansen has the kindness to declare me as her “Running Hero”, no. XXIV in her series of this kind of said runners. Nevertheless, the article is based on an interview with me earlier this year and gives you some additional info that you usually find in my race reports. So thanks, Heidi, great stuff som the Greatness of Running.

Running Hero - Løbehelt - The Greatness of Running - Heidi Johansen -  2020 - Tor Rønnow

Read the “Running Hero”-article by Heidi Johansen here (copy on my site to allow translations):

Running hero – The Greatness of Running (Danish)
Running hero – The Greatness of Running (English)
Running hero – The Greatness of Running (Italiano)
Running hero – The Greatness of Running (Nederlandse)
Running hero – The Greatness of Running (Français)
Running hero – The Greatness of Running (Español)
Running hero – The Greatness of Running (Deutsch)
跑步英雄-跑步的偉大(中文)
ランニングヒーロー-ランニングの素晴らしさ(中国語)
Running hero – The Greatness of Running (Svenska)

Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB 28

Marathon – again!
Below my race report from “my own” marathon race, Rudersdal Marathon, now proudly instated with a new name sponsor, Z Adventures. So Sunday May 3rd 2020 we were 15 runners – divided as 6 and 9 – that enjoyed the extremely beautiful route “RudersdalRuten” just 10-12 km north of the danish capital, Copenhagen. The forrest was in it’s most appealing light-green, fresh colour and I believe we experienced one of the most beautiful days of the year. But – see for yourself in the race report below.

Z Adventures Marathon Cannonball 28 2020 - Tor Rønnow
Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 2020

See or relive the Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28, Denmark, here:

Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Z Adventures Rudersdal馬拉松CB28-TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ZアドベンチャーズルーダースダルマラソンCB28-TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Z Adventures Rudersdal Marathon CB28 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)