the Dutch are coming

Given our lack of a trail/fell/cross-country running tradition, and our pancake geography, it is no wonder that we don’t have many Dutch trail/mountain running podium contestants. But we’re coming. There seems to be a caveat though: first emigrate to an environment that allows you to run technical trails, then make headway. Anyway, this autumn saw a Dutchman (who lives in Scotland) winning the 2016 Skyrunning UK Series and now a Dutchwoman (living in Catalunya) placing third at the 2016 IAU WK Trail in Portugal. Given both the history of Ragna Debats and the time she took on this technical 85k, +5000m altitude course (9:47:38!) she stands out as an exceptional talent. Get to meet her:

About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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