On July 4, it was time for the annual PAC Ekiden again. Just like last years, the EUR-Roadrunners participated , this year with two teams! It was a very hot day, so after we found our ‘chillspot’ in the shade, it was time to get started! An Ekiden is a relay in which you run a marathon in teams of six persons. Both mix-teams did the best they could, Team 1 became 40th and Team 2 146st, good job everyone! After the race, it was time to relax in the sun, enjoying some beers and other drinks. When everyone started to feel a bit hungry, it was time to head to the Wandelaar and enjoy a delicious dinner! Leo cooked us a nice home-made meal, with of course Nasi Goreng and other delicious and fresh food! It was very nice way to end the season, hopefully everyone enjoyed it!
Wednesday May 16th, it was time for our annual club championships! Around 19:00 we headed to the start, with a lot of male and female Roadrunner participants. After exactly 18 minutes our first participant came back again. Camill won the trophy for men this year. 5 seconds later Joris came in, so unfortunately he could not defend his title this year. Robert became 3rd after Joris! After 20:58 minutes the first woman crossed the finish line, Hannah! Melissa finished second with 21:47 minutes. The Norwegian Katrine became 3rd in the female category. After the game it was time for a drink in the canteen and of course the award ceremony.
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Running is easy right? Yet running with discipline, no injuries and joy at the same time, that’s something else. We runners love to challenge ourselves. Time after time, mile after mile, run after run… We are built to move.
Now the sun is slowly rising and we are moving into a perfect running climate, we gathered some tips of the house to make the most out of yourself. First things first: get enough sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep you simply won’t create enough energy. Be sure to always charge yourself before a run. And that goes together with your nutrition. Eat good, drink good, then you’ll run good. You not only want to run good? But magnificent? Get yourself a new outfit from time to time.
To keep the variation into your daily runs, sometimes it’s nice to surprise yourself. New running shorts of adidas, a new Nike-shirt with a statement on it, or those innovative shoes of Asics that have been looking at you for weeks? These kind of products make you feel confident and powerful. And every extra boost is welcome right? Note, don’t get us wrong: don’t buy just to buy and not that much, but truly think about it and make your pick wisely. For a clear overview we suggest Sportshowroom.nl, a new concept in the industry. They are presenting products of the most well-known brands in a neat showroom. You’ll find all your favourite stores and products simply at one place. On top of this, they share stories of the latest releases to explain why a certain product does what it does and how it helps you in your daily runs. Definitely worth a visit.
And last but not least, our most important tip: enjoy, enjoy and enjoy. Never forget that. Short-distance sprints, long-distance marathons, stamina exercises, explosive exercises, or variations of everything. It’s all good. You run how you like to run. Enjoy! Always.
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WOW, what an amazing weekend it was! Everyone of us enjoyed this lovely weekend. It all began on the Friday night with the night shift. Our member Menno ran the first stage from the center of Nijmegen to the university campus. After that, Ahmed and Jisha followed and had to go running in the middle of the night. Manon was the fourth participant at the first ladies stage, and even ran her personal best on the 5K! After that, there was a very fast run by Robert, but this stage was unfortunately not counted for the end results, because a lot of people walked the wrong way at that track. Niek en Martijn were just on time at the next changing point en continued with running very fast. Martijn even ended 8th at his stage! The last two ladies of the night shift ended the night, where Irene had a flawless run, but Esther on the other hand...
In the early(!) morning, the morning shift began with Marijn running the 10th stage. He also ran into the top 10 of his stage, making it very hard for Olivia to keep the pace on the bike. The ladies Olivia, Lina and Antoinette were in charge of stages 11 till 13.
Last Sunday, again a big group of Roadrunners participated in the Rotterdam Marathon or the 1/4 Marathon! Not everyone (well, no one) was prepared for the warm temperatures that day: in the afternoon it became 21 degrees, while the trainings in the weeks before were between 10-15 degrees. This made the marathon even harder for the runners. But with a lot of our members cheering them up along the parcours and the good vibes, it was an amazing day for most of us! We ended the day with a very nice dinner at 'de Burgerij'!
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