Irene Gabriëlle Ergün & the privilege of being healthy

“it’s the subtle things that I get from my runs. I never come back without feeling different from at the beginning of my run. It makes me on one level physically satisfied for the rest of the day.”

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Running is ...

Dominic Bersee

It’s a strangely warm Wednesday evening at Leiden Atletiek. The warm up consists of a gentle run through the Leidse Hout which neighbours the track. Running through the little woods of the Leidse Hout, I somehow fall into stride with Dominic ...

Maikel of Leiden

He’s probably one of the most famous folks in Leiden. If you bump into Maikel on a street in Leiden and start talking with him, within moments someone else he knows will walk by. And then a few moments later, someone else. ...

Profile – Marco van Erp

The watery landscape of the Low Lands means that its cities are engineered to live with water: to accommodate it, rather than to combat it. Leiden is one such watery city and although it is part of the greater Randstad, it upholds ...

Vehicles for your feet

One of the outcomes of running most days of the is frequent visits to the running shoe shop. In Melbourne, my choice of shoe shops was simple: I would go to Neil Ryan’s shop in Kew: Runners World. It is at ...

Running Diaspora

Brad is in Chelmsford. Soon, he’ll have a route named after him. It will be called the “Brad Wood Chignals Loop with Extra Part Anniversary Trail”. The distance is 16.01km and it is to be run in precisely 4:42minutes per kilometre. A ...

Footy without a Crowd

I went to the footy on Thursday night. I left my house, turned right and walked towards the light towers. There were no other pedestrians about. There was no queue at the traffic lights in front of the bicycle shop. I didn’t ...