During my student years in Breda i rather easily gained the usual weight. This triggered me to slowly begin running. I was not immediately won over. I had phases of enthusiasm followed by phases when the gourmand in me took over... In 2015 I was given the opportunity to run the New York marathon. Now this finally won me over. Not only the marathon itself but also the path to get there. Now I am 15 (trail)marathons further on... I cannot imagine life without running. It is a part of me. It keeps me sane! My best marathon was New York. The toughest was a trail marathon over Mont Ventoux. The longest were the Krijtlandtrail in South Limburg (52km) and the Houffatrail (53km). My preferred running companion is my dog, Joop. Whenever possible he comes along on an aventure.