Profiles at Nordvestgaloppen: Jørgen Rostrup

News - by Frode Oldervoll, 28 June 2008 6:00 AM

Jørgen Rostrup

Our last profile is former World Champion several times, Jørgen Rostrup from Norway. Rostrup became world champion for the first time in 1999.
Rostrup also won in 2001, 2004 and 2005. His remarkable carrier is now over, but he participated at Nordvestgaloppen in 2002, and he really loved beeing there.

When was your first participation at NV-galoppen?

I think I was 14 when I first participated. The competitions were held in the area between Molde and Kristiansund. It was actually one of my first trips outside the countys of Agder, and INCREDIBLE exiting! A totally new and unexperiated kind of terrain combinated with a competition over fire days – can it be better?

What is your best result at NV-galoppen?

- I have won both the times I participated (1992 and 2002).

What is your best memory from NV-galoppen?

- I can’t remember any spesific occasion from the events, but I associate NV-galoppen with the possibillity to run in wonderfull terrain, often with a wiew over both fjords and mountains. Your pictures at your website are marvellous!

Why should orienteerers participate at NV-galoppen?

- Because it is a unique possibillity to discover a nice piece of Norway. Both at the competition and after the race. Western part of Norway are underestimated by Norwegion orienteering runners. If I were picking up my orienteering shoes again, NV-galoppen (and Midnattsolgaloppen) would be the first races I would have entered.

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