tirsdag, september 27, 2011

Medal: DANCON Half Marathon, Eritrea


DANCON = Danish Contingent. Medal for half marathon organized by the Danish UN unit in Asmara, Eritrea.

Gennemført engang i foråret 2001 af SHIRBRIG-bjørnebanditterne.  På 1:35 time for Thorbjørns vedkommende, husker jeg. Yngre og mere løbeivrig dengang, uden at det er en uhørt imponerende tid. Skal dog siges, at ruten var på grusvej og i relativt kuperet terræn 2.300 meter over havets overflade. Så kunne have været værre.

søndag, september 25, 2011

El Camino de Santiago: 780 km på 4 uger i Nordspanien

Startbyen i Frankrig

Robert tog en udfordring op og udlevede en drøm, da han i foråret 2011 pakkede nogle stumper, kørte til Frankrig og påbegyndte næsten 800 kilometers naturvandring i selskab med sig selv og egne tanker.

af Robert Krogh Steffensen

Med start i København den 15. april tog jeg bussen mod Paris og derefter den startbyen St. Jean Pied de Port.
Ideen til turen blev født, da min daværende svoger året før, havde gået selvsamme tur og da Bertelsen så gjorde det samme over 24 afsnit på DR2 i december, var jeg solgt. Turen skulle prøves! Selve distancen var jeg ikke bekymret for, 780 km på 4 uger er et snit på godt 28 km om dagen, hvilket jo er ”a walk in the park” for en forholdsvis garvet 40 og 100 km gænger som mig. Udfordringen lå i, at jeg skulle gå turen alene.

lørdag, september 17, 2011

Medal: Amagermarchen (The Amager March)



45 kilometers on the island adjacent to Copenhagen, Amager. March done on a sunny 2 May 2009.

Amagermarchen.

onsdag, september 07, 2011

Heins souvenirsamling / Hein's souvenir collection

Klik på billedet for større udgave.Click for larger version.
English below

Opdateret / updated: 07 September 2011.

Kære læser

Mit skinhellige korstog mod sugemedaljer vil aldrig blive opgivet. Dog er jeg skam stadig glad for mine fine souvenirs, som diverse marchdeltagelser har kastet af sig. Der er heldigvis stadig masser af ture, jeg ikke har prøvet endnu, så der vil komme flere til!

Her er et billede af alle andre end de medaljer, jeg har vundet som ganske aktiv håndboldspiller i U20-årene. Jeg fandt for nylig på at bruge en af de smukke kister, jeg har købt i Afghanistan, som opbevaringsmetode til blikket. Håndboldmedaljerne ligger i en fin plastikpose ...

Da alle ved, at mange marchgængere elsker bling, får I altså endnu en blogpost i serien med mærkatet "Medaljer".

Medaljerne er arrangeret i den kronologiske orden, i hvilken de er modtaget. De syv medaljer på sammensat bånd i højre hjørne er dem, jeg har bæringstilladelse til på uniformen.

/Thorbjørn

1. 100 km/24 hrs Dodentocht, Belgium, 1998+2000 (hence numeral 2 on the ribbon).
2. 2x45 km Hærvejsmarchen, Viborg, Denmark, 1999, 2003, 2007 (Urfugl/Black Grouse on ribbon).
3. 4x40 km Nijmegen March, The Netherlands, first-time medal, 1999.
4. 28 km Fur Rundt, Denmark, 1999.
5. 125 km (in three days) Bornholm Rundt, Denmark, 2000.
6. Nijmegen second-time medal, 2000.
7. 40 km The Airborne March, The Netherlands, 2000.
8. UNMEE DANCON Half Marathon, Eritrea, 2001. (No medal for the full marathon we also did! Where's the justice?!)
9. 21 km UNMEE DANCON March, Eritrea, 2001.
10. 100 km/24 hrs UNMEE DANCON March (with 10+ kilos backpack), Eritrea, 2001.
11. UNMEE DANCON Souvenir Coin, Eritrea, 2001.
12. United Nations Medal for peacekeeping UNMEE, Eritrea, 2001.
13. The Danish Blue Berets Peace Prize Medal, Denmark, 2001.
14. Nijmegen March Orderly Medal, 2001 (memorial pin for the discontinued Nijmegen March in 2006 on the ribbon).
15. 2x40 km Slagelsemarchen, Denmark, 2002.
16. Nijmegen March Team Medal (awarded for completing as a team without dropouts; in my possession because I was the team leader that year), 2003.
17. 2x40 km Ringborgmarchen, Denmark, 2007.
18. 14x47 km Souvenir Coin for the March Copenhagen to Nijmegen (MAKONI), 2007.
19. Nijmegen fifth-time medal, 2007.
20. A souvenir coin awarded to me by a US major general "For Excellence", ISAF, Afghanistan, 2008.
21. NATO Non-Article 5 Medal, ISAF, Afghanistan, 2008.
22. Souvenir coin of The Combined Joint Psychological Operations Task Force, ISAF, Afghanistan, awarded at end of tour 2008.
23. Memorial medal on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of The Royal Life Guards, Denmark, 2008.
24. Nijmegen March sixth-time medal, 2008, with ninth-time numeral on ribbon, 2011.
25. 2x25 miles The Royal Air Force 2-Day March, England, 2009, 2010, 2011 (hence numeral 3 on the ribbon).
26. 45 km Amagermarchen, Denmark, 2009.
27. 21 km PRT Chaghcharan DANCON March, Afghanistan, 2010.
28. 21 km Kabul DANCON March, Afghanistan, 2011.
29. The Lithuanian Land Forces Medal for Distinguished Service, Afghanistan, 2011.
30. The Danish Defence Medal for International Service in Afghanistan, 2011.
31. 2x40 km Elfsborgmarschen, Sweden, 2011.
32. 2x100 km/72 hrs eXtreme, Lithuania, 2011.
33. 2x40 km The Road to Radvilos, Lithuania, 2011.
:-) Livsnydermedalje/Enjoyment of Life Medal, bought on the internet and awarded by myself to myself, 2011!

I seem to have lost the cloth patch awarded for the 2004 march in the Ardennes, a tough one of 120 km/24 hours in mountain terrain.

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Dear reader,

Here's a picture of my souvenir collection. I'm sure everyone is VERY interested in this my shameless bragging ... May I add: "hehe." Concerning right corner down: the seven medals on one line of ribbons are the ones that I am allowed to wear on my uniform as per Danish regulations.

/Thorbjørn

søndag, september 04, 2011

One Danish soldier killed - four lightly wounded

Archive photo: Danish soldiers in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Helmand Province
A Danish foot patrol between Patrol Baseline and the city of Gereshk was blasted by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) yesterday afternoon, Saturday 3 September. Five soldiers were injured, one of them grievously. All received first aid on the spot and were lifted by helicopter to the field hospital in Camp Bastion. One soldier, hailing from the Guard Hussars Regiment, was beyond saving and was declared dead by a doctor. The four other injured soldiers were only lightly wounded. They are all from Bravo Company's 2nd Platoon.

Read more below.