maandag 31 december 2018

Hogmanay Cross run

Start 11.15

zaterdag 29 december 2018

Skip out and back

Start 11.55

vrijdag 28 december 2018

Donkere Duinen circuit

Start 14.32

woensdag 26 december 2018

Anna Paulowna

Start 13.48

dinsdag 25 december 2018

Santa run

Start 12.36

zondag 23 december 2018

Ghost run

Start 13.51

zaterdag 22 december 2018

Industrial run

Start 15.43

woensdag 19 december 2018

Zoo 18 + 't Kuitje

Start 10.45

dinsdag 18 december 2018

Zoo 17 - Reindeer

Start 14.04

zondag 16 december 2018


Start 11.09

zaterdag 15 december 2018

2 x Sandy runs

1.27 + 12.21k
Start 10.35

First warm up run with Sandy the terrier while the bees were getting their treatment then Henri & Marlolein dropped me at beach entrance 7 and I ran back via Falga and the heliport.

donderdag 13 december 2018

Lamb chops

Start 11.48

woensdag 12 december 2018

Back from beach via Lidl

Start 14.47

dinsdag 11 december 2018

Zoo 16 - Lynx

Start 15.08

zondag 9 december 2018

Spierdijk cross

Start 11.00

Cross event was very enjoyable, despite me almost missing the start due to sheer stupidity/carelessness. I got there in time, though the parking places near the start were all occupied so I had to park a few streets away. Had a warm up run to the sport hall, used the loos then went back to the car to pin on my number and generally prepare myself and then go back to the start. When I got there, with 10 minutes to spare I realised I hadn't put my offroad shoes on! Dithered briefly then decided that the rather worn road shoes I'd pulled on for driving in wouldn't be great for what I knew to be a fairly muddy course, and that as I'd also forgotten to take my pre-race extra snort of go-faster asthma drugs, I really would be better nipping back to the car again. So did so. Got back to the start with 30 seconds before the gun went off. 
Well I was certainly warmed up by this time after my last minute dashing about. Set off steadily near the back of the pack. Overtook a group of 3 women in the second kilometer at a particularly muddy bit where they were definitely floundering and my serious trail shoes got me past them with minimum effort. Later on got past an older man who'd been a good bit ahead of me for the first 4k or so. There was a perfect rainbow at one point and I told the volunteers who were congregated at a gate that I was heading for the gold at the end of it, which seemed to amuse them. (I always thank volunteers for being there, without them these events wouldn't happen.) The last kilometer was on paved streets and I could hear 2 of the women I'd overtaken near the start coming up behind me. This spurred me on to try to stay ahead of them, which I managed with a second to spare. (I suspect if the race had been 100m longer they would have caught me!) 
Really enjoyed the run and the drive there took me past various villages I'd never been in before (last year I must have gone via the motorway) so it was a good wee expansion of my knowledge of the area.

zaterdag 8 december 2018

Sun on sand

Start 12.21

vrijdag 7 december 2018

Short and stormy

Start 10.32

donderdag 6 december 2018

Grey day, grey elephant, grey stairs

Start 9.05
Crossthreading to my other blog where I´m painting the stairs grey. (The elephant is a fake one, the real ones won't be coming to Hoenderdaal till next year.)

dinsdag 4 december 2018

Postal run

Start 15.33

maandag 3 december 2018

Horses for Looby

Start 12.31

zondag 2 december 2018

vrijdag 30 november 2018

Dump run

Start 15.18

dinsdag 27 november 2018

Zoo 16 + firewood finding

Start 8.33