Vidar Örn Vikingsson

#Runcop21
Start time:

16 November, 01:39

Distance:

2.7 km, Vindbron, Uppsala, SE

I run for hope

My name is Viðar, I am 27 years old and I am a student. The ecological crisis has been a looming backdrop to my life and my thoughts for many years, it produces a strange kind of disquiet within me, a sense that there is something very wrong with the world, with how the cards are dealt. Yet it is something that has been hard to put a finger on, to come to grips with and confront head on. And perhaps it was this character that for the longest time prevented me from taking action or putting myself out there. This summer I believe I experienced a deep personal change in my attitude.. Quite suddenly and somehow out of nowhere I found myself caught in the currents of a huge mass action of civil disobedience in Europe. I had no intention of taking part until just a few days before, on a Monday it did not enter my mind that I would be spending the following Saturday in a police station. The experience was surreal in almost all aspects. It was then I was confronted with the fact that there can't be escape from crisis without action and that my body was one of those that needed to be put into action. Unlike my experience in the police station, which consisted mostly of sitting around waiting for god knows what, I am looking forward to putting my body into motion and again be caught in a current of action only hopefully one that will not carry me to the nearest police station.

I run for hope

My name is Viðar, I am 27 years old and I am a student. The ecological crisis has been a looming backdrop to my life and my thoughts for many years, it produces a strange kind of disquiet within me, a sense that there is something very wrong with the world, with how the cards are dealt. Yet it is something that has been hard to put a finger on, to come to grips with and confront head on. And perhaps it was this character that for the longest time prevented me from taking action or putting myself out there. This summer I believe I experienced a deep personal change in my attitude.. Quite suddenly and somehow out of nowhere I found myself caught in the currents of a huge mass action of civil disobedience in Europe. I had no intention of taking part until just a few days before, on a Monday it did not enter my mind that I would be spending the following Saturday in a police station. The experience was surreal in almost all aspects. It was then I was confronted with the fact that there can't be escape from crisis without action and that my body was one of those that needed to be put into action. Unlike my experience in the police station, which consisted mostly of sitting around waiting for god knows what, I am looking forward to putting my body into motion and again be caught in a current of action only hopefully one that will not carry me to the nearest police station.