zaterdag 31 augustus 2013

Drizzly Dawn

Start 6.20
Camera battery empty.  Slow start but sped up towards the end. Very faint drizzle now and then. 

donderdag 29 augustus 2013

Misty morning

Start 6.15
Good run with tempo 5k in the middle.


dinsdag 27 augustus 2013

Canoe permit

Start 19.20

Ran out to the restaurant on the lake we ate in last night to collect the canoeing permit I'd applied for there.  

zondag 25 augustus 2013

Rosehip Run

Start 6.15

Misty start to the day - ate handfuls of ripe rosehips on the way home.
When running through the centre towards the end came across a cluster of more than 50 of the brass tiles on the pavement which mark the places Jewish people were exported from during the war.  (Usually they're single or in small family groups.) I read some of the dates and noticed that most of the people were born as long ago as the 1860s.  Then I noticed the plaque on the wall telling that there had been a Jewish retirement home there.

donderdag 22 augustus 2013

Takeover Run

Start 20.00

Actually overtook another runner - haha, major excitement as usually everyone and their dog passes me fairly regularly.  

woensdag 21 augustus 2013

Lost in Goverwelle

Start 5.30


maandag 19 augustus 2013

Back from Montfoort

Start 16.20


Pigs, goats, sunshine and plums.  By chance the distance back from Montfoort was almost exactly a half marathon.  My stomach and back felt a wee bit iffy on the last few k, but my legs were fine.

Boskoop boats

Start 14.00


Brief trot along past some boats into the harbour and back during a stop on a boat outing to Boskoop.

zaterdag 17 augustus 2013

Dull Dawn 10+k

Start 5.35


Out to Haasdrecht and back.  Dull grey start with the sun just starting to get through the cloudlayer when I was almost home so no visible sunrise stuff.  

donderdag 15 augustus 2013

Dum Deedumdee Dumdee Dum

Start 20.00


Sunset run catching up with this week's Archer's podcasts.

woensdag 14 augustus 2013

Short Fast(ish) Run

Start 20.00
All the sand running and a few days rest must have had some training benefit as I did a fairly effortless yet faster than normal 5k this evening.

zondag 11 augustus 2013

Goodbye Beach

Start 7.55
You can see my best sandwriting effort yet by clicking on this link and zooming in on the squiggly bit on the beach.

zaterdag 10 augustus 2013

Short Beach Writing Run

Start 5.35

vrijdag 9 augustus 2013

Windmill Circuit

Start 6.25
 Shortish run with Minnie out along the Gouwe and back.

donderdag 8 augustus 2013


Start 5.30

woensdag 7 augustus 2013

Beach Writing 2nd Attempt

Start 6.25
This is this morning's attempt.  You have to zoom in on the map to see the scribbled bit on the beach. Much better than last time as I have the Garmin set to record every second now, rather than in the longer distance battery saving mode.  I see that I should leave more space between letters.  And it would be better for the readability on the map to 'write' from south to north, west to east.

dinsdag 6 augustus 2013


Start 5.20

Drove out to Carin's parents' house, which is nearest to the Sandmotor, at first light.  Lots of dramatic dark clouds and wind.  Didn't see another soul which is a treat in itself in this overpopulated country.  Interesting to see the sand shelves along the waterline and the observation tower (shame you can't climb it) for the scientific instruments to measure the changes in the distribution of the sand. Only negative note was that I lost my favourite hair clasp at one point. Think I'll go out there again tomorrow.  Last (messy) photo is of the 6 pack of greyhounds belonging to Carin's family which I saw ahead of me on the home stretch.  

maandag 5 augustus 2013

Sand Writing

Start 5.55
Yesterday during my zigzag run on the beach to make up the 10k I got the idea to 'write' on the beach so that I could see that on my Garmin map afterwards.  Hmm, have just uploaded the Garmin graph and it hasn't really worked.  Letters were probably too small for the direction changes to register as I have it set at the battery saving option where it only registers a point on the map every 5 seconds (or so, I've forgotten the details).  I'll see if I can adjust it to the more accurate mapping version and try again tomorrow.  Think I'll take the car out to Monster and run out on the Sandmotor.