Richmond Half Race Recap

A unique race that starts in Kew Gardens, you zig-zag through the park and even pass the famous Great Pagoda. After this you continue on the towpath along the Thames. The course follows the towpath until Teddington Lock and then turns around to pass Ham house and to end in the Old Deer Park. The half marathon... Continue Reading →

Leiden Ladiesrun 10k race recap

It's been a difficult couple months of running and I have my first half marathon coming up. This race seemed like a good training run and I wasn't aiming for a particular time. The Leiden Ladiesrun is a small race. Around a 1000 women had the choice of running one 5k loop or two times the same... Continue Reading →

Brooks 10k Amsterdam race recap

My first race after the Alpe d'HuZes. Running hasn't been going very well this past month. I am apparently still recovering from the ultra and also got a cold during the ultra and it took me about three weeks to get rid of it. The European Athletics Championships took place in Amsterdam in July. During the championships the... Continue Reading →

1/4 Marathon Rotterdam Race Recap

Last year I participated in the Mini Marathon Rotterdam, which is 4.2 km. This year I decided to go for the 1/4 marathon, so 10.55 km. The 1/4 marathon starts at the same time as the full marathon, only at a different location and uses the last part of the marathon course. There were only... Continue Reading →

ED 10 km Eindhoven Recap

After last years 5 k in Eindhoven I had decided not to participate again in this race, since I did not like the way it was organized. But this year this marathon event added an extra race distance, the 10 k. Like the 5 k, there are no starting waves for this distance (I still... Continue Reading →

Singelloop Utrecht 10k Race Recap

Running a race and supporting charity is obviously a win-win situation. Therefore, I decided to sign up for the Singelloop in Utrecht a few months ago, since they're donating a percentage of the race money to the Dutch Arthritis Foundation (Reumafonds). I was quite happy to see that I didn't have to get up early... Continue Reading →

Mini Marathon Recap

The first race I ran this running season was the Mini Marathon in Rotterdam with almost 2000 other runners. This 4.2 km race has the same finish as the Rotterdam Marathon. The weather was not very cooperative on race day. There were showers before the race, but I was hoping it would be dry during... Continue Reading →

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