Monday, 17 August 2009


Mr.Lauritz Wanvik, celebrated his 90th. birthday probably at a number of places on August 8th. including the Arena Sports center where he is a member. At 10 o`clock there was a celebration, with a huge cake, lots of members and even the TV station was there.


Today Mr. Wanvik turned up at the sports center, always walking like a professional athlete. I used the opportunity to ask for permission to take a few pictures.

Seriously, he seems to be more fit than many people who are half his age!

He does rowing etc, and finishes off with spinning for an hour (!!) twice a week.


In his youth he was active with sports, but it wasn`t until he had passed 80 that he started to exercise again on a regular base.


He has been a professional business man, speaks good English, Spanish and French, and was even honored by the Spanish King after he had been the Spanish consul.


I was not at Arena/ nor in Stavanger on his birthday.

But a big “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to this sporty and fine gentleman!!


9 comments:

Mo said...

Happy birthday Mr Wanvik. Looks like you will be celebrating a lot more

Steffe said...

It pays to stay fit. Happy Birthday to him.

B SQUARED said...

A Happy Birthday to a real inspiration.

Antjas said...

What a wonderful story and a lovely man. He reminds me of my dad who at 88 rides a bike every day even though he's confined to a wheel chair the rest of the day.

Jacob said...

He does look in awfully good shape. Takes a lot of work and commitment but the payoff is worth it!

Guess I'd better get started!

Nice portrait!

Leif Hagen said...

He's fit and slim - probably a couple of reasons he could celebrate his 90th B-day! Yes, the princesses on my blog today look like Mette-Marit indeed! Takk og hilsen fra Hagen

Yoork said...

Good for him! If that isn't motivational, I don't know what is!

Vogon Poet said...

Unusual man and very effective portrait. He's right and I'm going to think about fitness when (or if) I'll reach my eighties, now it's too beautiful being lazy.
Happy Birthday Mr. Wanvik, you are on a good way for many more years!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I hope I look that good when I'm 90.

I just read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the pie by Alan Bradley and Stavenger is mentioned.