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Howard MacLennan has been quite the jetsetter this year. He’s been on a quest to run half marathons in the capital cities of every Nordic country. Not satisfied with that, he’s also completed the Paavo Nurmi half in Turku, Finland, and the largest road race in the world (based on number of registrations not finishers), the Gothenburg half in Sweden.

Here are his times:

1:40:44  Copenhagen Half Marathon       29 March 14
1:43:12  Helsinki Half Marathon               10 May 14
1:48:55  Gothenburg Half Marathon             17 May 14
1:41:57  Paavo Nurmi Half Marathon            28 Jun 14
1:40:37  Reykjavik Half Marathon             23 Aug 14
1:46:33  Stockholm Half Marathon           13 Sep 14
1:40:51  Oslo Half Marathon                      20 Sep 14

So, what’s next for Howard? A full marathon in every Nordic capital? Or a half in every European capital perhaps?

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 September 23, 2014  Posted by at 9:34 am Race Reports, Results  Add comments

  2 Responses to “In Search of Vikings”

  1. think we should call this the newcastle five swans challenge.

    Not in hommage to the pub but the sculpture at the civic centre, representing the city’s long links to the 5 countries.

    🙂

  2. Superb achievemnet, Howard. Well done.