Running down my country
- in one lecture season!



 
 

Shortly before the southern goal, the river ElbIn a futile protest against the environmental damage I cause as a traveling lecturer with a car (to carry my heavy equipment) - especially the effect on the future of poor countries from global warming  - I try to convince myself and others that there must be an alternative to the car. Tired of racing around in a small country - daily made smaller from unnecessary bridges (replacing cozy rest on ferries) and new highways - while I myself get more and more fat, lazy, stressed and unhealthy from too little exercise - I have decided to reclaim the "huge" lovely country I knew in my childhood by running the length and breadth of Denmark. That way I hope to save my fellow taxpayers from  the cost of unnecessary hospitalization which the sedentary life in a car causes.  Why do you need a car when you can run across your country in one day? 
 
 

Denmark East to West:

Here are my daily results from my run across Denmark. The route is chosen along railways or bus lines so I could park my car at a railway station, take the train or bus 10-30 miles one way and then run back. The stretches are not in chronological order as I tried to always run near a location where I was doing a lecture. I didn't want my run to cause adverse effects on the environment through excessive driving. My record is truly historic since nobody has ever been able to it before the bridge to Sweden opened - and nobody will ever be able to do it again since the bridge is now closed for runners.  

 Map of the 800 miles      Diary of my running (in Danish)
 

Notice: on some routes I ended up running 26 miles a day or 40 miles in one night!

Section
Distance
Date
Time
Malmø - Kastrup: "The Bridge run" 21 km 12 Jun 2000 1 h 48 min
Kastrup - Østerbro 18 km 10 Apr 99 1h 35 min
Østerbro - Albertslund 16 km 3 Oct 99 1h 29 min
Albertslund - Roskilde 16 km 8 Jan 2000 1h 34 min
Roskilde - Osted kro 14 km 6 Jan 2000 1h 9 min
Osted - Ringsted 16 km 22 Jan 2000 1h 36 min
Ringsted - Sorø 15 km 19 Jan 2000 1h 29 min
Sorø - Slagelse 16 km 2 Jan 2000 1h 23 min
Slagelse - Halskov 20 km 12 Dec 99 1h 49 min
Halskov - Knudshoved "The Bridge run" 22 km 6 Jun 98 2h 5 min
Knudshoved - Langeskov 15 km 14 Oct 99 1h 27 min
Langeskov - Odense 14 km 12 Oct 99 1h 21 min
Odense - Gribsvad 21 km 11 Oct 99 1h 58 min
Gribsvad - Middelfart 25 km 13 Oct 99 2h 24 min
Middelfart - Kolding 22 km 4 Oct 99 2h 5 min
Kolding - Vejen 24 km 5 Oct 99 2h 25 min
Vejen - Gørding 24 km 11 Jan 2000 2h 36 min
Gørding - Esbjerg 28 km 24 May 2000 2h 29 min
Esbjerg - Blåvands fyr 42 km  25 May 2000 4h 33 min
Copenhagen - North Sea in total: 389 km

Et lÝb for alternativ energi

Denmark North to South


The German part I ran out of curiosity to find out how far south Denmark stretched through most of history before we lost  Schleswig-Holsten. What do we need nationalism for when we today can run freely across EU's open borders to buy cheap beer in Germany?  So this run is my homage to the EU.

 

The Elbe (Cuxhaven-ferry) - Meldorf 29 km 20 Oct 1999 2h 48 min
Meldorf - Lunden 29 km 21 Oct 1999 3h 04 min
Lunden - Husum 24 km 8 Dec 1999 2h 29 min
Husum - Bredstedt 20 km 7 Dec 1999 1h 51 min
Bredstedt - Niebüll 26 km 25 Jan 2000 2h 31 min
Niebüll - Tønder 20 km 26 Jan 2000 2h 02 min
Tønder - Skærbæk 27 km 17 Oct 1999 2h 32 min
Skærbæk - Ribe 21 km 18 Oct 1999 1h 46 min
Ribe - Gørding 20 km 10 Jan 2000 1h 58 min
Gørding - Vejen 24 km 11 Jan 2000 2h 36 min
Vejen - Kolding 24 km 5 Oct 1999 2h 25 min
Kolding - Vejle 26 km 21 Apr 2000 2h 38 min
Vejle - Horsens 27 km 22 Apr 2000 2h 39 min
Horsens - Skanderborg 24 km 20 Apr 2000 2h 28 min
Skanderborg - Hinnerup 32 km 13 Apr 2000 3h 13 min
Hinnerup - Randers 26 km 10 Apr 2000 2h 32 min
Randers - Hobro 27 km 11 Apr 2000 2h 49 min
Hobro - Rebild  24 km 14 Jan 2000 2h 28 min
Rebild - Ålborg 25 km 12 Jan 2000 2h 31min
Ålborg - Dannerhøj 26 km 7 Oct 99 2h 29 min
Dannerhøj - Sæby 26 km 13 Jan 2000 2h 32 min
Sæby - Jerup 25 km 11 sep 2000 2 h 34 min
Jerup - Skagen (Grenen) 27 km Se note A.  
North - South total to date: 527 km
 
 
 
 

The "recapture" of Skåne and Blekinge
(lost to Sweden in 1658 when Swedish king Karl Gustav 10th
walked across our frozen waters with an army)



 

Malmö (fra Broløbet) - Lund 20 km 12. Jun 2000 2h 11 min
Lund - Hurva 20 km 30 May 2000 2h 04 min
Hurva - Hörby 17 km 6 Apr 2000 1h 42 min
Hörby - Tollarp 25 km 30 Mar 2000 2h 31 min
Tollarp - Kristianstad 20 km 25 Mar 2000 2h 05 min
Kristianstad - Sölvesborg 30 km 11 May 2000 3h 06 min
Sölvesborg - Karlshamn 34 km 12 May 2000 3h 22 min
Karlshamn - Ronneby 34 km 27 Apr 2000 3h 25 min
Ronneby - Karlskrona 29 km 28 Apr 2000 2h 46 min
Karlskrona - Brömsebro 37 km 5 Juni 2000 3h 44 min
Brömsebro - Haltorp 28 km 3 Jun 2000 2h 42 min
Haltorp - Kalmar 30 km 4 Jun 2000 2h 55 min

Elbe to Kalmar total: 859 km in 83 hours 47 min (10.3 km/h)

North Sea to the Gulf of Bothnia in total: 713 km

Denmark in total to date: 1192 km
 
 
 

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