Christmas gifts for runners 2020

Black Friday is coming up and since I did a gift guide in 2017, 2018 and 2019, it is time to share the 2020 version of the gift guide. Let’s be honest. 2020 didn’t turn out the way anyone had planned. And if 2020 showed us anything, it’s that it is important to stay safe... Continue Reading →

Virtual London Marathon race review

I was supposed to run two marathons this year, Boston and New York, but corona. I ran Boston virtual and wondered if I should do New York virtual as well, but for New York it’s not unusual to have a virtual event. They had a virtual event for the past few years. However, other Marathon... Continue Reading →

Virtual Boston Marathon Race Review

After years of trying, I finally managed to get a bib for the 2020 Boston Marathon. I also managed to get a bib for the 2020 New York Marathon. So, 2020 would be a great running year. And then Corona happened. Boston got moved from April to September. At the beginning of the year this... Continue Reading →

Half marathons for slow runners

I've already written a list with Marathons for slow runners and I've also written about the Marathon Majors and their cut off times. So, I thought I also do a list with half marathons and their cut off times. It is a bit easier to find a half with a longer cut off time than it... Continue Reading →

Christmas gifts for runners 2019

I've written a gift guide in 2018 and in 2017. So, it's time for the updated version. Flipbelt I've been using a Flipbelt for years now. Most running clothes just don't have enough pockets or the pockets are too small to hold your phone, keys and other things you want to take with you while... Continue Reading →

My first parkrun

Yes, I've been running for over five years now and it's taken me this long to do my first parkrun. That's because at present there is no parkrun in The Netherlands (although this will soon change). I've learned about parkrun through my British running friends. If you ask a Brit how they started running, more... Continue Reading →

Zevenheuvelenloop 2019

There aren't many hills in The Netherlands, they are mostly located in the east and south of the country. Around Nijmegen there are several hills and they even have a running event which conquers seven of those hills, hence why it's called the seven hill run. I ran it last year as well, two weeks... Continue Reading →

Chicago Marathon Race Recap

These past few days I’ve been trying to get to terms with this race. Trying to look at it in a positive way. But I can’t help but feel disappointed. It’s not necessarily the time I’m disappointed about as much as the feeling that I didn’t get everything out of this race that was possible.... Continue Reading →

Chicago Marathon Expo

I went to the expo on Friday. It is held at McCormick Place. You can get to the expo by public transport, but it’s not super easy. Therefore the marathon organization had arranged for shuttle busses to take you to and from the expo from downtown Chicago. I got on the shuttle bus near the... Continue Reading →

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