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The Ardennes with the Negative Split Running Tribe

Since 2018 the city of Antwerp has an urban running tribe called Negative Split. When hearing their name, you imagine city streets, graffiti and noisy traffic. But this tribe prefers the forest trails and single tracks, and we are invited to join them. We meet in the small village of Cens for a 30k trail run. When we arrive in their weekend residence, the Negative…

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France – The Vosges with Barbara

Barbara and her family went to the French Vosges for a camping holiday. This range of lower mountains near the Swiss border has beautiful forests with mountaintops up to 1.400 meters. For Barbara these days away from home are nog complete without some nice runs, so read her story about her holiday trails. The air is hot, even at 1000 meters above sea level. Crickets…

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Norway – Bergen with Stian

If you follow the international skyraces, you must know Stian Angermund-Vik. The Bergen based runner was world champion Skymarathon and VK in 2016 and winner of the  Golden Trail Series in 2018. But more than that he is a very open hearted and warm person. When we asked him to show his home trails he immediately said yes, so off we went to Bergen Norway! …

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Norway – Båsenibba

Dining in an old Norwegian barn with a spectacular view on Geiranger Fjord. That was the promise of the Basenibba Community Run. As a part of the Stranda Fjord Trail Race (SFTR), this community run was more or less a warming up for the real stuff coming up in two days. Nevertheless it was a small adventure on itself. It was not the 8.5k distance…

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Bram Som – Doorwerth

Over de heuvels van Oosterbeek rent een man. Zijn passen zijn krachtig, zijn tempo is hoog. Techniek: top. Het is Bram Som, oud-Europees kampioen op de 800 meter, tegenwoordig professioneel tempomaker en trainer – en voor de lol loopt hij eens per jaar een marathon. ‘De 800 meter is een verlengde sprint; je moet zo lang en zo hard mogelijk met zoveel mogelijk zuur in…

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