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KLM at Schipol

Amsterdam Day 6

Before flying home, I was off to see what had been the house where holocaust victim Anne Frank had hidden before her and her family were murdered towards the end of the second world war.

October 23, 2019

Rental bike locked up at Muiderslot

Amsterdam Day 5

It was time to travel the way Amsterdam is famous for - by bike. I wasn't one to cycle around the city though - for me it was a chance to get out through the countryside to Muiden and Naarden.

October 22, 2019

Royal Palace

Amsterdam Day 4

My purpose for being in the country was over - now it was time to explore in earnest.

October 21, 2019

TCS Amsterdam Marathon finishers medal

Amsterdam Day 3

The race in which I hoped to redeem myself after having an awful spring marathon. With legs that could not climb stairs the day before, could it still work out after four months of hard training?

October 20, 2019

Zaanse Schans

Amsterdam Day 2

I'd hope to have an easy day on my feet, but they were already aching considerably. By the end of the day I'd be limping my way back to the hotel having overdone it. Not great marathon prep

October 19, 2019

Amsterdam Marathon Expo

Amsterdam Day 1

The start of another adventure and the last days before my final marathon of 2019. My main priority for the day, beyond checking in, was collecting my race number.

October 18, 2019


My next adventure is about to begin - a few days of exploring on foot and bike around the city of Amsterdam, and doing the marathon whilst I'm there.

October 8, 2019

Recent Trips

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I have to mostly agree with Sir Terry - there are so many bikes in Amsterdam with lanes specifically for them. As long as you're alert it's not a problem. It's so different in some ways from other Eur…

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Recent Races

Threshold Race to the Tower
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RunThrough Chase the Sun Leicestershire 10K

Guernsey Day 2
This was a race I'd been waiting a long time to do, and it was one of the highlights of a really nice weekend away seeing friends. Sure there was rain, but there was sun as well. There was just the 's…

MK Rocket 5K
Today was a (mostly) downhill run in Milton Keynes - the Rocket 5K. I wasn't really sure what to expect going into it after how the last two years have gone, but felt it would be a good indicator of w…

Leicester's Big 10K

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