© 2016, The Jogging Guide. Pictures by Patrick Blom, Annica Lindström and Lina Laurent.

The Guides

Lina Laurent, freelance journalist and entrepreneur. 


"Wherever I travel I pack my jogging shoes with me. Running is the best way to get to know a new place, especially if you don't have so much time. 

I grew up in Helsinki and Tampere. I studied journalism and pedagogy in Helsinki, intercultural communication in Jyväskylä and documentary filming Valparaíso (Chile). Today I work and live in Helsinki. I work mainly with journalism and communication through my company Vintermedia. I like to talk about current issues in society, for example education, politicts, poverty and sports.

My favorite jogging tours in Helsinki combine nature and city-life. I like jogging at the shores of the Lauttasaari island, around Kaivopuisto and Katajanokka and at the slopes close to the Linnanmäki amusement park in Kallio. Trail running is fun and I am also part of Team Nordic Trail.

Hobbies? I bicycle everywhere. I play icehockey, basketball and enjoy cross-country skiing in the winter. At our summer house in Kuru we have bees, chicken and sheep."

Language skills: Swedish (mother tongue), Finnish (excellent), English (good), Spanish (good), French (a little).

Kasimir Johansson, proffessional sailing coach.


Kasimir works mainly with sailors at youth levels at the club Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK. Kasimir is a former professional sailor and has played bandy in the Finnish national league. Kasimir is an expert on training and he offers individual coaching and personal trainer-services. With Kasimir you will not only get really good exercise, you also have great fun talking about current issues in Helsinki and Finland.

 

Language skills: Swedish (mother tongue), Finnish (excellent), English (good).

Sport skills: Kasimir is a multi-talented sportsman to whom no sport is foreign. He is especially interested in surfing, bandy, football and skateboarding.