Since 2018 I also travel alone, barefoot and running. Discovering new trails and applying all I have learned to myself in a different way.
Blog: Trailrunning, travelling alone
New years day: Race over the Glens
Best way to start the new year: Run the Glens in Glanariff Forest Park. A 6 mile trail in for me chalanging terrain (217 elevation meters). Best weather you can wish for and with totaly no expectation other then to really enjoy a day in the glens. Read more »
Ok, I had to tone down a bit. I was planning to go to do all these beautiful forest trails this winter al over Northern Ireland! I entered myself to the first two. But reality let me know I needed to tone it down a bit. Read more »
Mount Stewart, run the trails
Finally I dared to subscribe for a trail since I moved to North Ireland. Last year I started trail running and did 3 trails in Holland.
After 4 month of getting used to this very new and for me challenging land for running I planned a trail. Read more »
Running in the summer in my trail running shoes gave me sweaty feet and I do not like sweaty feet. So I bought some sandals to run in: Xero Amuri Cloud to be precise.
So I took them for a test run to Groomsport over a small rocky track and back over the road. Read more »
Ok, I have to admit I was a bit over the top, being super enthusiastic about how everything was going. Because running every day and then doing swimming in the sea as well was a bit too much. A week later I was totally drained and had to rest up. Read more »
Getting there …
At last I can say that I have landed here in Bangor, North Ireland. Because last week I sort of upped the training. I went for a run or a swim every day and totally loved it!
The swimming here is in the sea and is the best thing I ever did, Read more »
Northern Ireland – Bangor
It has been a quest how to get comfortable running in this new enviroment. Coming from Holland I am used to completely flat terrain to start with, here nothing is flat. Even when locals tell me a track will be flat, for me it is defenitly not! Read more »
A new start in 2019 … in Northern Ireland
I had a few hectic months! I packed up my whole life in the Netherlands and moved to Bangor in Northern Ireland. A stressful and busy time, but on the 30th of March I arrived in Bangor.
And of course I started to explore the outdoors of this coastal place. Read more »
A good start of 2019
Today I had the whole day free and no appointments scheduled a luxury that I do not often have, but what a feeling of freedom does that give already. Outside the weather is quiet a bit of a gray winter day with 5 degrees. So a lot of time and I am really looking foreward to a run from Den Dolder to home. Read more »
Starting up again
I went to see a good sports physiotherapist a few days ago. Found out she does trailrunning too and she used to ride horses. So she knew exactly what I’m working on which was very nice. She gave me her approval to start up again at an easy pace. Read more »