Chaos in Heerlen

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Having an injury is not nice. Neither is being ill. Last week I was blessed to have both πŸ™ .

The 24th I had a little training before the Maasrun on Sunday. Halfway I discovered a little annoying feeling in my left upper leg. Unfortunately I was still feeling the pain the next days so I decided to skip the Maasrun. Maybe that was a bit lucky, because on Monday I was ill. Had to stay home untilΒ  Friday. Friday may headaches were gone so I thought, give it a try to run a couple of kilometres.Β  And this went good πŸ˜€ So I was planning to go to the Mondriaan run in Heerlen next Sunday.

I already did once the Mondriaan run, and I remembered that the organisation was not really super. This time it was even worse. Because it was unsure that I would participate, I had to subscribe at the day itself. That would make me pay € 1,50 more than the pre-inscriptions (that makes € 8,50). I had to wait in a very long cue to subscribe, and then heard that I wouldn’t get a start-number, time-chip and therefore I wouldn’t be in the final score! Ridiculous. So I decided to not pay and just participate. It wouldn’t make a difference for me…

After twenty minutes delay we started the first of four rounds. The track was quite hard and difficult. Some steep ups and downs, very sharp corners, muddy ground etc… Halfway I really noticed that I was ill for a week. But with some nice opponents I managed to finish the race in 44:38. Unfortunately I don’t know my position, because of the people without time registration… Looking to the circumstances I’m satisfied. Mainly because I had no signs of my injury, and I can look forward to the Amsterdam half marathon! πŸ˜€


Me passing by at 0:58, 2:17, 5:16

Edit: Subscription closed already the 20th of September! So, maybe I’ll go for Eindhoven next Sunday…

I’ll post a topic on CnR about the organisation in Heerlen and ask the opinion of other runners about this. Jogger Jo (who had his 500th match!) already mentioned that he hasn’t seen it in the past 499 matches…

WedstrijdMondriaan run
Datum04-10-2009
Afstand10,57
Uitslag00:44:38
Km/u14,21
/Km4:13
Deelnemers0
Plaats0
Categorie0