Arduua Skyrunning – what we are
Arduua is an international group of runners with passion for Skyrunning, Trail and Ultra-trail. We train in the same Online Coaching Program, and a few times a year we meet on races and camps.
Arduua is for runners who challenge themselves. Runners who push their boundaries, who dream big, who strive to improve and who love the mountains.
As well as coaching, we host training camps and race trips throughout the year and have a growing global online community.
Arduua – the story of a name
Ardua = Steep, in Latin
Arduus = Steep, hard, unattainable
Arduous = Hard to accomplish or achieve
Arduua = The feeling of happiness when you achieve your goal
Arduua is the “state of the art” feeling of happiness when you achieve something very unattainable that you’ve been working very hard for, for a very long time.
Imagine when you stand there on the starting line to the adventure of your life that you’ve been looking forward to for so long, it is always a special feeling. You are well prepared, you are strong, your heart is pounding, and you know you can do it.
The first uphill section to the highest peak in the race is steep, it’s hard, and giving up is not an option. After many hours of climbing, when you finally reach the top of the mountain watching the beautiful views. That feeling can’t be described in words. WoW! Is this? Now it’s downhill. You know you are good at it, and you are fast. You’re literally flying down the mountain feeling strong light and free.
Finally, when you reached the finish-line after many many of hours of running, you feel that you can do anything you want. You reached Arduua!
Katinka Nyberg, Founder
I started this company as a blog in the end of 2018 because I love everything about Skyrunning; the lifestyle, the people, the challenge, the value base, the never-give-up attitude, and, of course, the beautiful mountains. I am incredibly proud of how Arduua has grown and evolved and I’m excited to see where we can take Arduua in the future.
Fernando Armisen, Head Coach
I am a mountain runner with a passion for sport in natural environments. I am a personal trainer specialising in Skyrunning & Trail with a focus on preparing trail runners for all distances, from vertical kilometres to mountain ultras and skyraces.
Vladimir Potric, Coach
I am a mountain runner with a passion for sports and people. I am a personal trainer specialising in Skyrunning & Trail with a focus on preparing trail runners for all distances, from vertical kilometres to mountain ultras and skyraces.
Snezana Djuric, Skyunner / Physical Therapist
I love the mountains, so it was logical for me to start mountain running. The mountains inspire me, motivate me and give me a special energy.
In 2019 I won the Serbian Skyrunning Series. Everything is possible, the impossible just takes a little more time!
Fredrik Nyberg, co-owner
I’m Co-owner of Arduua with my wife, Katinka. I’m really excited to help grow and shape the business going forward. I am still relatively new to skyrunning, but I have been training the ‘Arduua Way’ with Fernando and I have quickly become a walker who now calls themselves a ‘skyrunner’. I have now begun setting my sights on bigger and longer sky races and hope to beat Katinka at future Team Arduua race trips!