I am a qualified teacher but have worked in the sports industry for most of my working years.
I have a bachelor's degree in sports and biology and have extensive experience in creating training programs for athletes at various levels. I also work as an instructor in spinning and running and am a Personal Trainer at Gnist Trening og Helse.
I ran my first marathon in New York in 1987 and the plan was to do just one marathon. But the experience in New York was a "game changer" for me! Running with others from all over the world and watching runners fight their way to the finish line regardless of finish time did something to me. Breaking down barriers together with others took on a new dimension and gave me enormous sporting joy.
The experience has led me to run the New York City Marathon 12 times and over 40 marathons around the world. Everything from smaller marathons in places such as Namsos, Beitostølen, Tromsø and Spitsbergen, to the big ones in New York, London, Rotterdam, Oslo, Stockholm, Munich and Berlin. All of them have given me wonderful experiences together with other running friends.
At the age of 50, I wanted to challenge myself and set new goals. I started triathlon and started training to qualify for Ironman Hawaii, the ultimate triathlon competition! I accomplished the goal, and the memories of standing on the starting line in Kona, Hawaii, still give me goosebumps. Do you dream of reaching new goals? We can reach our goals together.
Some running merits:
1st place Paris Marathon 2022 ( 2.52.27)
1st Place Veteran Ranking Marathon 2022.
1st place Veteran Ranking Marathon 2021. Time: 2.53.52 (60 years)
1st place age group Oslo Marathon.
1st place age class Stockholm Marathon.
3rd place age group Berlin Marathon.
1st place age class Ironman Copenhagen 2021. New best time age class with 17 minutes.
1st place age group Ironman France. New best time in the age group and qualified for WC Ironman Hawaii.
WC Ironman Hawaii 2016.
7th place age class WC Ironman 70.3 South Africa 2018.
1st place age class Ironman 70.3 Haugesund.
1st place age class Ironman 70.3 Portugal 2017.
1st place age class Challenge Denmark 70.3.
1st place age class Ironman 70.3 Cozumel 2019.
Norseman 2018 Time: 12.39.08 / 38th place overall.
1st place age class Grenrisitt.
2nd place age group Birkemeinerløpet.
3rd place age class Birkebeinerrittet.
Has run the New York City Marathon 12 times. Best time: 2.35.
PR Marathon: 2.30.02. More satisfied with 2:38 at the age of 47. 10km: 32.20. Ironman Full: 9.51. Ironman 70.3: 4.34