You’ll never forget your first

Pre-race The weather was far better than anyone would have wanted. The forecast was for 22°C and there wasn’t a cloud to be seen. Not the type of weather you would expect on the 15th October in Amsterdam. Although I’d had a decent night sleep, I was up quite early and was a little nervous.... Continue Reading →

The (really) long run

Apart from running a lot, there's not much that can prepare you for a really long run. Running for more than three hours on your own is hard. In the lead up to a marathon, nearly everyone will have a 30km+ run scheduled. This is to test your body and mind to see if you... Continue Reading →

Paris and some long runs

Been a tough week this week. I had to combine the second hardest week of my 5 month training schedule with quite a bit of travel for work. First on Sunday I ran my longest run so far, a 25km run along the Schelde. I am hoping to run my marathon around 5:25-5:30min/km and I... Continue Reading →

Start of a journey

I'm not quite sure where to start, and not sure where this will end. I have always been a sporty person. I've played cricket all my life, at the top level in Holland, captaining the Belgian national side and playing in numerous tournaments around the world. I still love the game but time constraints mean... Continue Reading →

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