maandag 30 april 2012

Month total 1283

123 minutes ahead of schedule now.


56 min
Start 5.45
My Koninginnedag running outfit.
Out at first light to run through the streets after the Koninginnenacht.  On the way into town was joined briefly by a young guy with a beer in one hand and a fag in the other.  He hadn't been to bed yet but managed a fair run down the Nachtegalstraat so full marks to him.

Even the fungus on the trees was orange...

zaterdag 28 april 2012

Week total 300

Right on target by accident this week.  One shorter then 3 longer runs. 

Bloeyendaal to University

74 min
Start 18.00
Started out for a close to home run as I thought it was going to start raining heavily.  But it stayed dry and I ended up following a new path out towards the university/hospital area of town.  Got vaguely lost on the way back in a housing estate behind the Rietveld Schröder house.

donderdag 26 april 2012

Shocking Trail Run

89 min
Start 17.30

Out to Groenekan and then a shortcut (hmm?) through some woods which eventually led me back to a field behind a farm where I stepped over an electric fence which I'd assumed was off as there were no beasts about.  It wasn't.  I got zapped-nothing too terrible but I certainly felt it and still have a wee red mark above the inside of my knee. 

dinsdag 24 april 2012

Carravaggio and the Drizzly Dawn

83 min
Start 6.00
 Listened to a play about Carravaggio whilst running through the lightest drizzle imaginable.  Saw a fox in the distance (either that or it was a fairly sizable cat with a very bushy tail) and heard a piece on the Scotland Outdoors podcast about the coffin road through Glencoe whilst in the graveyard in Groenekan. 

zondag 22 april 2012

Courier Run

54 min
Start 20.15

Out to Else's house to deliver a book from Janneke.  Then from the Grift park back across town via various streets to the Wilhelmina Park just before dark.

zaterdag 21 april 2012

Week total 385

Made up for last week's deficit on Sunday and then got 4 decent runs in during the rest of the week to get me back on track.

Houten Agila

79 min
Start 12.00
Ran to Houten to pick up the Agila. (Blogger has been messing with the format and I have no idea how to get my photos the way I want them...) Despite the Rain Radar promising me it would be dry for hours I got fairly wet in a shower on the way there.  Luckily by the time I got to Houten the sun had come out.

vrijdag 20 april 2012

Empty Battery in Groenekan

85 min
Start 6.00
Turned left at the junction where I normally turn right towards De Bilt.  Via Groenekan and the railway line back to Utrecht where I came into town in a section where I didn't really know the way but kept going till I recognised something.  (It was my camera battery that was empty, not mine.)

woensdag 18 april 2012

From Beukenberg

72 min
Start 9.30
Ran to Utrecht from Beukenberg - almost exactly (huh?) 10k. Took it fairly easy as I set off immediately after breakfast.

maandag 16 april 2012

De Bilt Circuit

82 min
Start 19.30

zondag 15 april 2012

Boat Run

67 min
Start 16.30

Out to Peter and Erica to pick up some stuff, back via a (for me) new route meandering through back streets on their side of town.

zaterdag 14 april 2012

donderdag 12 april 2012


66 min
Start 19.45
Few drops of rain at the start (see drops on the canal in seconde photo) but came to nothing.
Via various side streets and canals into the centre and back at last light. Dropped in (very) briefly on Karin. Chased after a Belgian icecream van (a rare site here in the street) to get it to stop for some people who came out of their houses too late.

woensdag 11 april 2012

Last Light

56 min
Start 20.15
Out to just under the motorway then decided to turn back so that I wouldn't be running through the Berekuil in the dark. And I like to run about the city streets at maximal window gawping time when folk put the lights on but haven't bothered to close the curtains yet.

maandag 9 april 2012

Marathon in Utrecht

55 min
Start 11.45

Ran into the centre to get some photos of the top runners in the Marathon as they came under the Dom tower.