The 10 mile run from Amsterdam to Zaandam is a well known event. Many world famous runners take part in it and use it as a warm up for the next marathon.
I didn't run (no surprise there), but went to wave them off at the start and then hopped on the train to join up with Eric's mum and Henk to see them cross the finish line.
The team was sponsored by one of the team member's employer and they all looked very professional and 'snazzy'.
|Group photo in front of 'Schreierstoren'|
The organisers had put a limit of 35.000 on the number of contestants but there were so many applications, that they'd sold out within two hours.
|Hordes of runners, on their way to the start.|
And once again there were tv camera's and press present on the ground and in the air.
|4 balloons and a chopper (uh-oh)|
There were people of all ages and sizes taking part. I admired them all.
Watching out for the red and grey T-shirts, we first recognised Ron and Sjors and then suddenly, there was Eric. I tried to take a picture of him, but he was too fast. Never mind, here is a happy, blurry Eric, just before he crossed the finish line.
Turned out, he ran faster this year than he had in the last 3 years!
|arrival 'zippy' Sjors|
|Eric at finish|
|Well done Lillian|
|Report to family|