Race

The Carsington water half marathon

The Carsington water half marathon

I run a lot more than I blog. It makes sense that I do many more training runs than posts, but what I mean is that I run epic, stunning races and then never pen the experience. My first marathon? I have pictures but no […]

The Two Rivers Marathon: A rainbow nation themed race in the heart of Europe’s lowlands

The Two Rivers Marathon: A rainbow nation themed race in the heart of Europe’s lowlands

What do you picture when you read the words: Ultra marathon? Do you think of winding trail paths or long days in the alps? I think of wide asphalt roads with unforgiving climbs. I see unending tarmac with runners of all shapes and colours in […]

Amsterdam: A blast at the half

Amsterdam: A blast at the half

The water stations felt like running on the sticky side of Duct Tape. I can only assume that prior runners ran at full speed while trying to gulp down sports drink from a cup. Clearly, they got more on their shirts and on the road […]

The bright side: Bucharest 10 km

The bright side: Bucharest 10 km

Was it Shakespeare who said, ‘expectation is the root of all heartache’?   When I registered for three half marathons over three weekends in October, I had fully expected to be 100% Achilles pain-free. Seven weeks of heel raises, supplements and reduced running and I […]

Heuvelrugloop: Hilly home run

Heuvelrugloop: Hilly home run

Do you have a favourite race? I bet you do. Even if it does not immediately come to mind, you must have a race that is (metaphorically) written on the calendar in permanent marker. That race that trumps all others. While you think about it, […]

My multisport debut: Unexpected success at the Ouderkerkerplas run-bike-run

My multisport debut: Unexpected success at the Ouderkerkerplas run-bike-run

Last Saturday I nervously made my debut to multi-sport competition. I took part in the Run-Bike-Run at the Ouderkerkerplas in Amsterdam.     This race has a triathlon and a duathlon, and while the triathlon has many participants in different start waves, the run bike […]