Running, exploring the city or the country side is an important part of my life.
I started running at the age of 13 and has been running more or less ever since. I truly enjoy all forms of running – from the social jog or Beer Run to competitive racing, always trying to do better. I love to help other runners achieve their goals and inspire them to do more running, run faster or run longer. In my younger days as an athletics running coach, now as team leader in a local running community – and even as your guide when coming to run in Copenhagen. Sometimes challenging younger runners is fun, maybe inspiring them to step up to the next challenge or set a new goal for a race or distance.
Living in Copenhagen for more than 30 years I have done my fair share of wearing down the streets and sidewalks of our beautiful city – not to mention the vast number of running shoes that has been run to threads. I love exploring and can actually experience a real “runners high” when finding new routes and alternative ways round town. Surprisingly there is still hidden paths and places to uncover even in the heart of the city. This is also what makes running so great: You can go anywhere!
When I came across Go! Running Tours I was sold immediately. It was a real eye opener: Of course I should give other runners the opportunity to see and learn about the great city of Copenhagen. Having a history of close to 900 years we have so many sights to show and so much history to tell that it would be a real shame not to share it with our visitors. And Copenhagen is not just old! It is an organic city, constantly changing and growing. We gently develop the inner city matching modern Danish architecture with the old town feel and expression. New city areas are being built – for many years now always with an approach to being green and sustainable leaving at little environmental footprints as possible.
I love the fact that Copenhagen is “a big little town”, because this means that being a runner you can actually see most of the main sights without having to do a marathon 😊. I can go for an urban run or in just a few kilometres find myself “out of town” with a true nature feel.
What I have learned so far as a running guide you meet so many kind, happy and interesting people from around the world willing to share their lives and everyday stories as well as sometimes discussing big and major issues of the world . I always come home from a run with a big smile on my face, having dropped off a happy runner at his or her hotel or agreed meeting point. Runners are happy people!
Becoming a running guide has really boosted my running game and even made a great impact on my social life as well.