Christmas gifts for runners 2022

It’s that time of year again. I’ve done several of these lists over the years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021) and they don’t change a whole lot each year, but I do try to update them every time. I live in a country which can be a bit cold and wet in winter and... Continue Reading →

Amsterdam Marathon 8 km 2022 race recap

I’ve done a race during the Amsterdam Marathon 3 times before. I’ve done the half in 2016 and I did the 8-kilometer race in 2017 and 2018. I really like the vibe during this event and parts of the route are great, although you don’t always go through the city center of Amsterdam and get... Continue Reading →

Dam tot Damloop 2022 race recap

This is the third time I’m running this race. At least, the 10-mile version of the race. I’ve also done the shorter Damloop by Night version of the race twice in 2014 and 2017. The full 10-mile version of the race I did in 2018 (got totally drenched and almost hypothermia) and in 2019 (which... Continue Reading →

London Big Half race recap

London is my favourite city in the world and over the years I've done quite a few races there. My first half was the Richmond Half, but I've also done the East London half, Urban Rush London, the Tower of London Run and I got to do the London Marathon last year. However, there are... Continue Reading →

Hoka Carbon X3 review and comparison

I haven’t tried that many carbon-plated shoes yet. Mainly because I’m not very fast, so some carbon-plated shoes are just not a good fit for me. I did try the Saucony Endorphin Speed before and I did like the foam in that one, but the nylon plate sort of killed my feet, so I couldn’t... Continue Reading →

Rotterdam Half Marathon race review

This was my 13th half marathon and the 1st edition of the Rotterdam Half, although not quite. There used to be a half in September in Rotterdam until about 13 years ago. They decided to revive that event, but to hold it in July. Now organizing a race at the end of July is obviously... Continue Reading →

Adidas Solarglide 5 review and comparison

I’ve reviewed 6 pairs of Adidas shoes over the years. Some I really liked, others were just okay. But this is the first pair of Solarglide shoes that I’ve tried and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.  Adidas Solarglide 5 The stack of this shoe is quite high for a daily trainer, 36 millimeters... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑