ABOUT

Race around the Netherlands is a fully self-supported bike packing race.

The RatN is a do-it-yourself challenge.

You are your own ride organizer.

Understand that this is a personal challenge against the clock. Not against others!

It is 1890k in distance with 6800m of elevation.

The RatN has two categories – solo and pair.

Start and finish location:

De Proloog Cafe
Allemanswaard 27
3958 KA Amerongen
https://deproloog.cc/

Start time and date:

Start: May 1st at 0800 local time.
Official Finish: May 9th at 1800 local time.

RULES

1. Riders must complete the full course from start to finish under their own power.

2. Riders must be fully self-supported.

3. No Drafting at any time.
(pair riders may draft each other)

4. Riders must follow the Dutch laws at any time.

5. Riders are required to use a provided GPS device.

6. No prize money.

ROUTE 

The start and finish is in the village of Amerongen, located at the Utrechtse Heuvelrug at the famous cycling cafe De Proloog. The route takes us first along the rivers Neder-Rijn and the Waal to the historic cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem (known from the film “A Bridge Too Far” about the Operation Market Garden). Next you leave the beautiful river landscape and the historic cities behind and the route takes you through the National Park Veluwezoom. The National Park is known for its endless heath fields, imposing country estates and of course one of the most famous hills in the Netherlands, the Posbank.

You will pass through the heart of Enschede and along the Dolmens in the province of Drenthe, prehistoric burial chambers where the cycle route passes by. After which the route leads you through the city of Groningen.

The wind starts to get stronger along the coastline. Instead of crossing the Ijsselmeer over one of the icons of the Dutch flood defense, the Afsluitdijk, riders will ride around the Ijsselmeer and will pass scenic harbors in the towns of Enkhuizen and Hoorn.

den Header the route takes you south along the Dutch coast. Beautiful beaches and dunes with little to no buildings, towards the port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe. First you will cycle through the city of Rotterdam and across the Erasmus bridge towards the Maasvlakte.

The route takes you further south over the Delta Park Neeltje Jans, which is part of the Dutch flood defense, in the direction of Vlissingen. A historic city due to its strategic location. In the Eighty Years’ War between the Netherlands and Spain, the city was in Spanish hands for a while.

You cycle along the Belgian border towards the hills in the province of Limburg. Where you hit one of the iconic Dutch hills, the Keutenberg with a maximum gradient of 16%.

If you have conquered the hills you cycle back through the beautiful river landscape of the Maas towards Nijmegen. Via the southern side of the rivers over the dikes you will finish at the cafe De Proloog.

PHOTOS

some impressions

GENERAL Information

EXTERNAL Information and support

We want to encourage people and businesses along the route to connect to the riders! 
We want to inform all riders properly of all given external opportunities during the event!

Most important – it must be available to every rider! 
Social media is not covering an information exchange with all our participants!

Therefore we want to provide a platform to share public or private external information to build a fair event environment.

Your business is on the route?
You want to share pictures you made from the riders?
You want to support all riders in any other way?

 

Please create an account and tell us and the riders who you are and what you are planning to provide!

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SPONSORING

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REGISTRATION 2020

 When and How much is the Registration?

Registration opens June 01st, 2019 and closes April 10th, 2020

Fee for Registration Solo category is 185 Euro.

Fee for Registration Pair category is 185 Euro.
For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner!

Fee for a one night stay the night in the hostel prior to the event is 35,- extra

First come – first served!

What you get for the fee:

The Route in form of a gpx file

Tracking device for the duration of the event

Official race cap

Pasta Dinner the evening before the start!

Welcome at the finishline in de Proloog cafe:
Shower, the option to sleep it off if you finish at night time!

Pictures we make during the event (can`t guarantee we have yours but we will try)

Publishing individual times on our website.

Refund policy:
65,-Euro refund until December, 30th 2019

Use the EVENT SIGN UP in the top menu if you already have an Adventure Bike Racing Account!
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RIDERS 2020

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Netherlands
36 years old
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Netherlands
52 years old
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United Kingdom
44 years old
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Germany
55 years old
Biography:

I have been doing endurance sports since the age of 18:
- 1988 Ironman Hawaii
- 1995 PBP
- 1996 Trondheim- Oslo
- 2018 Bikingman Korsika
- 2019 Bikingman Oman
At this age, I would like to discover other countries and cultures over the next few years. Bike packing is a sporty adventure....

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United Kingdom
49 years old
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Netherlands
33 years old
Biography:

Originally from the Netherlands, training in the US. This will be my first ultra endurance race!

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Netherlands
53 years old
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Netherlands
32 years old
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Netherlands
55 years old
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Netherlands
39 years old
Biography:

After cycling around Nijmegen and Amsterdam for years and riding some cyclo's every year, I came across the Transcontinental race in 2016.
That looked so awesome, I wanted to take part in it. I rode TCRno5 in 2017 and managed to finish it. Training for it got me into the longer rides, BRM 300, 400, 600 and 1200 km.
I rode the BRM1200 Merselo Verona; PBP2019 and finished 5th position in RATN2019 at 4 days 10 hours and 10 minutes.
For RATN I want to step up my bivvy-skills and look forward to seeing new parts of my home-country.

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Netherlands
27 years old
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Netherlands
33 years old
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Netherlands
62 years old
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Netherlands
37 years old
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Belgium
28 years old
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United Kingdom
62 years old
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Netherlands
55 years old
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Netherlands
33 years old
Biography:

Can't wait!

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Germany
52 years old
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Germany
51 years old
Approved
Netherlands
27 years old
Biography:

Ben geboren, leef nog steeds.

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Netherlands
37 years old
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United Kingdom
54 years old
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Netherlands
29 years old
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Italy
33 years old
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Belgium
29 years old
Biography:

Ik ben Dimi Diels, woonachtig in vosselaar (België) en koers al 16 jaar maar nu is het tijd voor een echte nieuwe uitdaging!

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United Kingdom
49 years old
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United Kingdom
49 years old
Biography:

Dipping my toe into the world of ultra endurance bike riding, I completed Trans Alba Race in July 2019, so having been bitten by the bug I have signed up for a new challenge and the joys of training through a Scottish winter!
Hopefully I'll be able to get into the Netherlands and get to meet European friends on RatN2020

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Netherlands
67 years old
Biography:

My name is Edgar Bos but known as Ed. As (one of the) senior riders, I am not that fast anymore but still eagerly to finish in a nice timelimit. I live with my partner in Delft and started the RATN also in 2019. I had to quit then the second day with a broken handlebar while cornering. Looking forward for participating the RATN again and hopefully no broken handlebar or other misfortune this time!!

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Netherlands
54 years old
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Netherlands
39 years old
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France
35 years old
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Netherlands
43 years old
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Netherlands
37 years old
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Lithuania
28 years old
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United Kingdom
51 years old
Biography:

Looking forward to RATN. Successfully completed the 2017 London to Brighton bike ride in 12 hours, a great fast finish which I put down to only having three punctures and two pub lunches.

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Belgium
51 years old
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United Kingdom
50 years old
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Netherlands
48 years old
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Netherlands
45 years old
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Netherlands
52 years old
Biography:

The bumpy road from workaholic to athlete.
The goal is set. The rest is under construction.

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Netherlands
54 years old
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United Kingdom
36 years old
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United Kingdom
35 years old
Biography:

I cycle lots so I can eat lots... preferably chocolate

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United Kingdom
33 years old
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United Kingdom
31 years old
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Denmark
36 years old
Biography:

I started going on longer bike rides back in 2018 where is went touring from Denmark to Kiruna in Sweden, it was on that trip I got familiar with bike packing and races like TCR and SRMR. In 2019 i rode in RDBR and got my first taste of long distance bike packing.

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Netherlands
40 years old
Biography:

I like to ride far and fast. Previously focused on TTs. Now keen to try out more adventurous long distance events and challenges. Unfinished business with RATN after scratching due to illness and work stress in 2019. Keen to return for the full lap in 2020.

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Malta
49 years old
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Netherlands
35 years old
Biography:

Completed Den Store Styrkeprøven, Trondheim-Oslo (540km) twice.
2018 28hours, 2019 26hours.

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Belgium
30 years old
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Netherlands
35 years old
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Netherlands
53 years old
Website URL: https://vduren.com
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Germany
49 years old
Approved
United Kingdom
43 years old
Biography:

My wife is Dutch so I have to ride around the Netherlands at some point!

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Germany
56 years old
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United Kingdom
31 years old
Biography:

Looking forward to a new adventure and challenge! We have cycled John O'Groats to Land's End and the Rhine from source to sea. I'm definitely more of a tortoise than a hare but I'm determined, stubborn and have the never-ending support of my partner (and team-mate) Rich which can get me through anything #teamskidmore

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Germany
26 years old
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Belgium
49 years old
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Germany
36 years old
Biography:

I am up for the challenge! Back in 2013 I started to get the bug for biking when I entered a 24 hr challenge and to my astonishment, I came in at 3rd place. I had thought this is a great test for me. It has all the components I am looking for such as endurance, mindpower, and strategy. Along with this one gets to know their body in a more intimate way, such as what to eat, how far can I push myself in body and in mind.
Thus far I have entered twenty, 24 hr races with some positive results from getting the podium to top 5! Along with 6 hr races and a few 200-kilometer races. Through challenging my self this way I have a better sense of who I am and where I want to be.
I was told by a friend about the race around Netherlands challenge and my ears perked up! Now, this is something I have not tried I need to give this a shot!

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United Kingdom
38 years old
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United Kingdom
49 years old
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Netherlands
50 years old
Biography:

My name is Marc Wismans, 50 years young. Together with my wife Monique and our 12 year old son Max I live in Helmond (Netherlands). In daily life I work as a quality manager in a rehabilitation company.

It was on July 11, 1980 in Montpellier, southern France. As a boy of 11, my father took me to a stage in the Tour de France. The Belgian Ludo Peeters won. Joop Zoetemelk got the yellow jersey on his shoulders and won his first and only Tour de France later that month. On that day I was infected with the bicycle virus...

That virus has never disappeared. In the past I have undertaken several long bike rides through France and Spain, completed the 100-cols tour and crossed the Algerian Sahara desert by bike several times. I do not like competition, I simply just want to enjoy cycling!

https://www.marcwismans.nl

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United Kingdom
53 years old
Biography:

I'm a newbie at this kind of distance although no stranger to long distance cycling. I have cycled across Vietnam, Spain & France. I have also cycled around the coastline of Mainland Britan (in 4 sections - North, South, East & West). I recently completed Paris-Brest-Paris, but out of time. I love cycling in the Netherlands, and intend to both enjoy RaTN and finish it in a good time

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Website URL: https://mawonavelo.com
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Netherlands
59 years old
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Netherlands
35 years old
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Netherlands
35 years old
Biography:

36 years old, bus driver, loves cycling and camping

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United Kingdom
44 years old
Biography:

I've ridden a few long Audax events, but this will be my first ultra race!
- London-Edinburgh-London (1400km) 2009 and 2013
- Borders of Belgium (1000km) in 2018
- Several Audax SR series and RRTY series
.
I've developed a Gluten intolerance at the start of 2019 which has put me off cycling for a few months :( I'm now in control of that so I'm looking for a challenging ride in 2020 and RATN looks just the ticket :D

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Germany
56 years old
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Netherlands
36 years old
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Isle of Man
56 years old
Biography:

Live and cycle on a small island. Ride Audax for fun. This will be my first step into big endurance races.

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Netherlands
27 years old
Approved
Netherlands
36 years old
Biography:

Love to do long rides!

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United Kingdom
53 years old
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United Kingdom
49 years old
Biography:

Guardian journalist and aspiring ultra-distance cyclist. TCR#07. Built for long flat rides (but love mountains)

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Germany
55 years old
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United Kingdom
38 years old
Approved
Netherlands
48 years old
Approved
Netherlands
57 years old
Approved
Netherlands
45 years old
Biography:

Always looking for the next challenge...

Doing ultra-distance biking since 2003. Started with individual tours through Europe, trans-America in 2007, and Russia in 2008. Doing organized Audax since 2017, with Paris-Brest-Paris this year.

Want to use RatN as preparation for TCRNo8.

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Netherlands
52 years old
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Belgium
57 years old
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United Kingdom
37 years old
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Austria
53 years old
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Canada
66 years old
Biography:

My cycling adventure started on June 3, 2017. On that date, my brother and his daughter started the Trans Am Bike Race. He loaned me a bike and I agreed to ride it every day while they were on course. The 2 km on day one was brutal but with every day my distance increased, I got stronger and to my delight I started to lose weight.
This marked the beginning of an active decision to exercise regularly, improve my dietary choices and eating habits, and a commitment to healthy living. I dropped from 123 kg (270 lb) and a waist of 112 cm (45 in) to 89 kg (196 lb) and a waist of 92 cm (36 in). I feel great.
A friend watching my progress suggested I might join the Race Denmark Bike Race. Of the 20 registered riders, 16 started and 13 days, 10 hours and 8 minutes later, I was the last competitor to cross the finish line and ended up in 7th. place.
The Race Around the Netherlands has a shorter time line and I plan to be among the finishers. It will be a challenge but one I look forward to with excitement and enthusiasm.

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Website URL: http://philohara.ca
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United Kingdom
46 years old
Biography:

Two time finisher of The TransAtlanticWay Race 2018, 2019.

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Netherlands
51 years old
Biography:

You got to earn your beer 🍺

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United Kingdom
45 years old
Biography:

I used to ride solo and then my beautiful wife decided to try bikes too! Only in it for adventure.We ride all sorts of bikes and hope to have our cycling bnb running soon. Currently warm showers hosts.

Approved
United Kingdom
40 years old
Biography:

Here for a long time, not a good time!

Very amateur ultra-cyclist. Scratched TCR#7, need to try something a bit more manageable this year!

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Netherlands
63 years old
STRAVA URL: LINK STRAVA
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United Kingdom
46 years old
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United Kingdom
55 years old
Biography:

I have been doing Audax rides for a number of years and in 2019 I completed the 4200 mile Trans America Bike Race from Oregon to Virginia. Looking forward to starting off the 2020 season in the Race around the Netherlands.

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Belgium
44 years old
Biography:

Michael was right ! I 'm back !

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Netherlands
67 years old
Biography:

PBP 2007

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Switzerland
28 years old
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United States
50 years old
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Belgium
56 years old
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United Kingdom
43 years old
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Germany
43 years old
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Belgium
39 years old
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Germany
40 years old
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Germany
49 years old
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Germany
60 years old
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Luxembourg
47 years old
Biography:

I am not the experienced cyclist.i discovered these long races 2018 as i tried the transambikerace.i scratched after 700 km due to knee injuries.in 2019 i tried the race again and made 4554 km in 21 days but i had to scratch again due to an infection.so i try now "shorter"races 🤭🤭

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Netherlands
34 years old
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Finland
35 years old
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Poland
39 years old
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Belgium
38 years old
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Germany
44 years old
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Belgium
48 years old
Approved
Netherlands
40 years old
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Netherlands
32 years old
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Belgium
53 years old
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Netherlands
40 years old

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RESULTS 2019

SOLO

Bas Vlaskamp, Netherlands // 4D // 1H // 3M 

Daan Marsmans, Netherlands // 4D // 4H // 35M

Sam Thomas, Netherlands // 4D // 6H // 48M

Yves Conen, Belgium // 4D // 10H // 8M

Ashley Sharp, United Kingdom // 4D // 10H // 10M

Bart Verheijen, Netherlands // 4D // 10H // 10M

Hippy, Australia // 4D // 13H // 4M

Stephen Haines, United Kingdom // 4D // 15H // 56M

Robert Ferri, Virgin Islands // 4D // 19H // 33M

Tom Hudders, Belgium  // 4D // 22H // 19M

Igor Talevski, Macedonia // 4D // 22H // 47M

Andy Lawrence, United Kingdom // 4D // 23H // 56M

Andrew Osborne, United Kingdom // 5D // 3H // 38M

Andras Regös, Switzerland // 5D // 5H // 52M

George Bennett, United Kingdom // 5D // 6H // 25M

Tom Williams, United Kingdom // 5D // 10H // 5M

Rob Meeuwessen, Netherlands // 5D // 11H // 10M

Erik Wallinga, Netherlands // 5D // 12H // 14M

Eddie Kouiss, Netherlands // 5D // 12H // 45M

Lamri Adjis, Netherlands // 5D // 18H // 3M

Jan-Dick den Das, Netherlands // 5D // 19H // 24M

Wybren Buijs, Netherlands // 5D // 22H // 13M

Aram Drake, Australia // 6D // 2H // 3M

Jack Peterson, United Kingdom // 6D // 2H // 19M

Carsten Honemann, Germany // 6D* // 3H // 58M

Richard Orton, United Kingdom // 6D // 4H // 45M

Stefan Anastasiei, Romania // 6D // 6H // 43M

Bregt Huizenga, Netherlands // 6D // 10H // 1M

Stéphane Billard, France // 6D // 10H // 41M

Sebastian Bönner, Germany // 6D // 10H // 53M

Bas Scherpenisse, Netherlands // 6D // 11H // 07M

Erik Vennemann, Netherlands // 6D // 11H // 14M

Onno Zuidema, Netherlands // 6D // 11H // 07M

René Rutten, Netherlands // 6D // 12H // 58M

Andrew Wilson, United Kingdom // 6D // 15H // 57M

Patrick Bruns, Netherlands // 7D // 6H // 21M

Kilian Wagner, Germany // 7D // 09H // 10M

Willem Pals, Netherlands // 7D // 09H // 38M

Berry van den Brink, Netherlands // 7D // 09H // 59M

Sheila Woollam, United Kingdom // 7D // 18H // 8M

Julia Freeman, United Kingdom // 8D // 7H // 50M

Susanne van Aardenne, Netherlands // 8D* // 11H // 41M

* +24H time adjustment for taken the afslusdike route

PAIR

Kevin Robison, United Kingdom // 6D // 7H // 7M

Jamie Robison, United Kingdom // 6D // 7H // 7M


Richard Hunt, United Kingdom // 6D // 18H // 37M

Gawaine Clark, United Kingdom // 6D // 18H // 37M


Adam Kramer, Netherlands // 6D // 20H // 17M

Nathan Streunding, Netherlands // 6D // 20H // 17M


Maren Barkowsky, Germany // 6D // 22H // 16M

Marc Alinski, Germany // 6D // 22H // 16M


Christopher Crawford, United Kingdom // 7D* // 7H // 31M


Pascal Gebing, Germany // 7D* // 7H // 31M


Dirk Martens, Belgium // 8D // 3H // 43M 

Luc Van Ginneken, Belgium // 8D // 3H // 43M

Matteo Minola-Violino, Italy // 8D // 8H // 27M


Carmen Acampo, Netherlands // 8D* // 9H // 33M

Goedele Visser, Netherlands // 8D* // 9H // 33M


Andrew Slaven, Canada // 8D* // 9H // 40M

Matt Walker, United Kingdom // 8D* // 9H // 40M


* +24H time adjustment for taken the afslusdike route

RESULTS 2018

SOLO

Joris Cosyn, Belgium // 4D // 6H // 11M

Tjerk Bakker, Netherlands // 4D // 10H // 45M

Colin James, United Kingdom // 4D // 11H // 12M

Jason Schreurs, Netherlands // 4D //13H // 28M

Erik Wallinga, Netherlands // 4D // 14H // 35M

Adam Verhaar, Netherlands // 5D // 8H // 28M

James Holmes, Netherlands // 5D // 13H // 2M

Jamie Robison, United Kingdom // 6D // 4H // 19M

Onno Zuidema, Netherlands // 6D // 8H // 52M

Dean Strike, Australia // 6D // 11H // 48M

Erik Venneman, Netherlands // 6D // 16H // 5M

Rutger van Valderen, Netherlands // 6D // 16H // 30M // incl. 4H Penalty

William Luke Windsor, United Kingdom // 7D // 4H // 55M

Marc Wismans, Netherlands // 7D // 8H // 55M

Ralph Cullen, Netherlands // finish

Thijs Verbrugghe, Netherlands // dsq (fully self supported) // finish

Mathias Reygaerts, Belgium // dnf

Eric Kampherbeek, Netherlands // dnf

Lamri Adjis, Netherlands // dnf

Julia Freeman, United Kingdom // dnf

Olaf Rittgeroth, Germany // dnf

Eelco Weijmans, Netherlands // dnf

Jan-Willem Bobbink, Netherlands // dns

Christopher Greenan, Scotland // dns

 

PAIR

Giorsio Raboen, Netherlands // 5D // 16H // 50M

Alain Raboen, Netherlands // 5D // 16H // 50M

Dennis Kim, South Korea // dnf

Hana Kim, South Korea // dnf

Leon Lagerwerf, Netherlands // dnf

Bart Meerwijk, Netherlands // dnf

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