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 →

Boston Marathon 2022: Impossible is nothing

I've been waiting to run the Boston Marathon for several years now. In 2018, I didn't get in. In 2019 I did get in, but for the 2020 race and we all know that one never happened. In 2021 foreigners could not enter the U.S.A. Which brings us to 2022 and my chance to earn my 5th Marathon Major star.

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