The running community on the Faroe Islands is growing exponentially. When Pól started to run there were only a handful of runners in Klaksvik. Today they organize open training with up to 400 runners participating. Amazing for a total community of only 5000 inhabitants!
Even though I have been running in more than 25 years I often speculate on the meaning of al this running. But when I talk to Pól about the time before he started running and he gets serious with speech unclear and eyes getting wet I understand a deeper meaning!
The former mayor of Sveinoy, Pól Sundskarđ, started to run when he was 46. At that time he had a bodyweight on 94 kg. The year after his bodyweight was 69 kg and he did his first marathon in Torshavn Marathon 05 in the time 3:09:52!
Hallur, Jonhard, Pól, Peder, Guttorm. Klaksvik, April 07.