Limassol Half Race Review

I got a bit peer pressured into this race, but I have not regrets about that at all! I booked this race before I’d booked the Paris Marathon, but I later decided I would just see this as a last long training run for Paris before I would begin tapering. In the end there was... Continue Reading →

Midwinter Mini Marathon Race Review

I’ve never done a 10 mile race before, it’s just not such a common race distance. There also aren’t that many races over here during winter. One of the bigger races in February is the Midwinter Marathon in Apeldoorn. They have an 8k, 10 mile and 25k race (and a trail marathon the day before).... Continue Reading →

Ugly Sweater Run Race Review

My last race of 2017: running through the biggest park in Amsterdam in a Christmas sweater and a santa hat. There are a lot of santa runs around, but I don't like the idea of getting dressed in a full santa suit, which will most likely be way to big for me, so this seemed... Continue Reading →

Eindhoven Urban Trail Race Review

I don't mind a bit of rain or a bit of snow during my run, although I'm not a fan of cold weather since it gets harder for me to breathe and I get cold easily, but running during an amber weather warning.... that wasn't easy... The urban trail series is a series of 10... Continue Reading →

Amsterdam Marathon 8k Race Review

Last year I did the Amsterdam half marathon and really liked it (it is one of my favourite races so far), but 3 weeks after Berlin I wasn't ready yet to run a half marathon. Thus, I decided to run the 8k race instead. I hadn't entered upfront, because I wasn't sure how I'd be feeling... Continue Reading →

Berlin Marathon 2017: against all odds

I used to say to people: "I'm a heart patient, but I can basically do anything, except run a marathon". And friends and family would shrug, that wasn't so bad, there are tons of people out there who don't. So if that was the worst implication of my cardiovascular impairment, no worries. I started running... Continue Reading →

Damloop by Night race review

I did this race 3 years ago, the 2nd race I ever did. I enjoyed the race the last time and decided to do it again, only this time as a training run for the Berlin Marathon. The race has changed a little bit since I last ran it. Biggest change is the distance, the... Continue Reading →

Leiden Ladiesrun race review

One of my favorite smaller races is the Leiden Ladiesrun. They have a 5k loop, which you can run twice if you want to do the 10k and there are around 1200 participants. It is not organized by some big company which charges you a lot of money. On the contrary, it is a well... Continue Reading →

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