An English Sportsman Thrives in Assentoft

"The beautiful scenery of Randers is the perfect setting to practice my sports. In the summers I swim in Fussing Lake (Fussing Sø) and the Guden River (Gudenåen) and bike along the bicycle paths to get in even better shape," says Phil Mansfield.

Phil is himself an avid sportsman. As a young man he was a professional rugby player, and today he runs marathons a few times a year, along with participating in triathlons at the Ironman level.

In just two years’ time, Englishman Phil Mansfield has built a successful sports institute up outside Randers. Both known and unknown athletes visit the institute, to reach their sports goals and get help for sports injuries. Professional soccer players from Manchester United, riders from Team SaxoBank, and ordinary exercisers seek advice and personal guidance from Phil Mansfield.

"I've done Ironmans, ran marathon, and passed complicated exams, but I've never tried any harder than learning Danish. I practice every day, but it is not easy. At home we practice Danglish," smiles Phil. referring to the mixture of Danish and English language he speaks with his family.