Yesterday I ran the 10 km KIKA run and boy am I happy!  Do a happy dance with me!

I ran it in 1:03:54!!!  I was hoping to finish in 1:10 so doing it 6 minutes faster is HUGE.  I could have done even a little better except that the first 10 minutes of the race was so jam packed with runners that you couldn’t run your own pace at all.  It was a traffic jam on the narrow walking path.

Here’s a map of the course (the blue line).  It was in the Spaarnwoude park, just 10 minutes drive from my house:

It was a beautiful day and almost too warm for me and running.  I was really thankful for the 2 water stands where most of the water from the cup went onto the top of my head to cool me off.

The run is a fund raiser for children’s cancer research.  I got some sponsors to raise some cash for the cause.  In total yesterday they raised 140,856 euros!  There were 2,800 runners.

DB came along to act as cheerleader, photographer, and pack mule for I., G. and I.  Here are some photos from the day:


Is it me?
Is it me?


The Scene
The Scene


KIKA mascot and kids
KIKA mascot and kids


Inges finish
Inge's finish


Proof That I Did It!
Proof That I Did It!


Georgettes finish
Georgette's finish

Next up:  Dam to Dam (16 km)!!

6 thoughts on “KIKA Run!

  1. Clasca June 15, 2009 / 13:52

    Wow, what an accomplishment! Deep bow for you.

  2. Cybèle June 15, 2009 / 14:39

    Good for you! I’m still plodding along three times a week… Only 13 days to our 5K race. Was hoping to add a few minutes to my routine this morning but ran the route in opposite direction from normal and found it was mostly uphill and really struggled! I think I need to run that one a few more times, but I’m now getting to the stage where I think 30 mins/5K is not unachievable.

  3. marieke June 16, 2009 / 08:25

    Good time 1.03!!! well done. and now Dam to Dam? boy that’s a LONG run!

  4. Malia June 16, 2009 / 11:49

    Wow! Great time.

    Nice legs too 🙂

    • underdutchskies June 16, 2009 / 19:47

      Ha! Don’t look too close, you’ll be blinded by the whiteness!

  5. yvonnep June 16, 2009 / 16:24

    All my respect! good result by the way.

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