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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