Category Archives: Race Reports

LPM Ultra Marathon 45K 2019

  The next scheduled race for 2019 was the Louis Persoons Memorial (LPM) Ultra Marathon on January 27th in nearby Genk, Belgium. I ran the LPM Marathon twice before: in 2015 which I finished in 5:37:00 and in 2016 where … Continue reading

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Winter Enigma Marathon 2019

  January in Europe is always cold and dreary. In theory, it is the perfect time for me to just cuddle with my husband in bed in the mornings and throw thoughts of running out the window. In reality, I … Continue reading

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Sikhs in the City Dawn to Dusk Marathon and Ultra 2018

Sikhs in the City Running Club is one of the many racing clubs in the UK formed by runners for runners of all abilities. What makes this group special is that it is the home club of the world’s oldest … Continue reading

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38th Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon 2018

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. It is an interesting mix of the new and the old buildings with acres and acres of orange groves. Their Valencia oranges are incredibly sweet and juicy and … Continue reading

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35a Firenze Marathon 2018

  I loved the whole experience when we were in Florence last year for the Firenze Marathon 2017 that I made sure we were back for the 2018 edition. The journey started on Saturday, November 24, 2018 with a flight … Continue reading

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Athens Marathon. The Authentic 42.195 Km 2018

If there is one race that I would recommend for marathoners, it would be the historic Athens Marathon. The race course follows the original route of the first marathoner, the Greek soldier Pheidippides who ran from Marathon to Athens to … Continue reading

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon 2018

Wales is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. Our next marathon location was in the Welsh industrial city of Newport, half an hour away by train from the capital Cardiff. We flew out of Amsterdam … Continue reading

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1st Namur International Marathon 2018

Namur is a politically important city in Belgium owing to its role as the capital of the Wallonia region. It is a city less than an hour away from our house so when I found out about the premiere edition of … Continue reading

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15th EDP Porto Marathon 2018

This visit was our third to Portugal so far. We were in the Portuguese capital Lisbon for a work event in May 2018 and had the pleasure to run the Lisbon marathon in 2016. We flew out of Brussels International … Continue reading

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Hull Marathon 2018

The port city of Kingston-upon-Hull in England was the UK City of Culture last year. This year, they successfully hosted a culture-inspired Hull Marathon 2018 on September 23, 2018. We flew Ryanair out of Brussels South Charleroi Airport on Saturday, September … Continue reading

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