Stevns Klint Trampesti (and surroundings) – 42km from Rødvig to Køge

Last week I was invited for a trail run through the Stevns Klint Trampesti. Martin Köppä has organized the event and prepared the route that we should follow (around 42km).

Route from Rødvig to Køge though the Stevns Klint Trampesti

Route from Rødvig to Køge though the Stevns Klint Trampesti

We were 5 people meeting at Rødvig, on the 25th of January at 9:30: Dennis Clemmensen, Martin Köppä, Peter Jensen, Tracy Høeg and I. It took me a while for me to get there from Østerbro, almost 2 hours of commuting and 2 trains.

Stevns Fyr

From left to right: Tracy Høeg, Peter Jensen, Martin Köppä, Dennis Clemmensen, Fabrício Bastian

It was a quite cold day, but it was dry and the wind was in our favor, so it wasn’t bad at all. We got warm as soon as we started running. The idea was to hold a stable tempo so all could follow.

We followed the coast all the time and the views were quite beautiful. During the first half, we ran beside the cliff and we had a great view of the sun between the clouds, and of the ocean.

The first 20km were gone relatively fast, since the trails were mostly flat and easy to run. Tracy left us and ran back after around 20km to avoid having to take the train from Køge to Rødvig (which only runs once every hour).

The second half of the run was much harder. We ran many kms close to the ocean over loose and icy rocks. It was quite slippery and there were some points where we had to walk. We got our feet soaking wet in very cold water around 4 times, but it was all good thanks to a double layer of wool socks.

A thin layer of ice with ice cold water below

One of the cold foot baths that we’ve got during the run 🙂

Although there is not many high meters (it is mostly flat all the way), the terrain is quite varied and most of the path can be run in trails. From the 42km that we ran, probably 33-35kms were ran in trails. On the way, we passed by some quarries, which looked quite nice for hill reps.

It is great to be out and running long again. It has been a great day with very nice people and good humor all the way. Thanks a lot guys for the company and for a very nice training day.

Now I have all my energies focused on Transgrancanaria. I don’t know how well I’ll be able to perform, since I have not been able to run long for many months. But I know that I’m still in very good shape and I’ll for sure take the race as an experience, with very little expectations on my completion time. The high point of my year will certainly be the 80km du Mont Blanc.

I’ll still run Thy Marathon as a last training run before Transgrancanaria. I’ll however take it slow there :-).

Check the video below, which shows a bit of the nice run we had :-).

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