I planned to do this race last year, but it was sold out before I could sign up. This year I planned to do the Tokyo Marathon instead, but I had to defer that race, so time to go back to plan B, the Cambridge Half. Years ago, before I even started running, I lived... Continue Reading →
New York City Marathon 2022
This race (and this race review) has been a long time coming. I got my race entry through the lottery for the 2020 race. Obviously, that 2020 race did not happen. The 50th race did happen in 2021, however, in 2021 foreigners were still not allowed to enter the US, so I didn’t get to run the 50th edition. The 2020 entry became a 2022 entry, for the 51st edition of the race. This wasn’t the first time I did the NYC Marathon, I also ran it in 2018, but it would be the first time that I’d run the same marathon twice.
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 →
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 →
Vestingloop ‘s-Hertogenbosch 10K race recap
This was my first race since the Boston Marathon. In hindsight it might have been better for me to do the 5 kilometers instead of the 10, but I couldn’t change my distance at the last minute. It was also the first time I did this race, even though it isn’t that far from me... 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.
Semi de Paris race review
I decided to go to Paris for the half marathon. I’ve already done the full marathon in Paris in 2018. The route of the half is pretty similar but in the opposite direction. Plus, Paris has two parkruns, so that would allow me to do one of them on the Saturday before the race.