New Pb’s, lactic acid and enthusiast athletes. The online 2020 Dommelloop had it al.
Starting Monday 28th September runners had a week to run 1 to 4 laps on the TUe campus. 4 lucky participants could win some nice prizes provided by Sportplein Eindhoven and Ronnor. Runners could be seen racing in all conditions. Some runners ran early in the morning or later in the dark and conquered tough winds and rain.
80 Participants took up the challenge and directly on Monday the first unofficial personal bests were ran. Tom and Finn worked together for a fast 5k resulting in an unofficial pb of 15:58 for Tom! Running together was a smart tactic that proved successful for Daan. Together with John, Adomas and Lennert he ran a pb on the 10k. The race course over the campus did not only provide fast times, but some participants also felt a bit more like a student.
After the cancellation of the Asterix track meeting more Gauls decided to run the Dommelloop as an alternative. Niek did not race because he struggled to get his shoes on. Ramon was more successful, he decided to do run the 5k after hearing about all the benefits of fish oil in Norway. He gave his all resulting in an unofficial pb for him too. This inspired Tom and Finn too so they decided to give the Dommelloop another try. With a fast lead out by our candidate secretary Wessel and our current chairman Casper they went for the 10k. Finn got dropped by Casper and Tom, because they were in a hurry to get another pb for Tom. This time 33:03.
The current secretary Carmen watched the boys from Auditorium and decided to run late that evening. She said “I died a bit, but otherwise it was not very special.” Clearly she enjoyed herself too.
The prizewinners were contacted today. The four winners of the Fitbit and fish oil were chosen randomly and next to that each participant has can enjoy his free five year membership for sportzaal.nl.