Nederlands Ultra Calendar 2007

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Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 20:42:58 +0100
From: Bram van der Bijl
Subject: 2007 Calendar Ultramarathons The Netherlands
2007 Calendar Ultramarathons
The Netherlands (Version 31 October 2006)
Editor: Martien Baars, Texel

Nederlands flag Below is the current list of 23 ultra runs in The Netherlands for 2007. There are 14 runs on loops varying between 0.4 km (track) and 10 km, plus 9 landscape runs on loops or sections of 22 km up to 500 km. The latter stage run (7 days) is from the Pietersberg near Maastricht all the way northwards to Pieterburen near the Wadden Sea (from ‘berg’ to ‘wad’). The 10th edition will also be the final edition! So if you ever want to discover in one week the beauty of the eastern, ‘high’ side of the Netherlands, please enlist this time ;-). Each run is denoted with its geographical name of the start (& finish) site printed in bold. The (J-C) marking means that the loop is officially measured by a federation official with a bike equipped with a calibrated Jones/Oerth-Counter.
The most important race in The Nederlands in 2007 is without discussion the 100 km IAU World Cup and European Championship in Winschoten (RUN 2007 on Saturday 8 September). The RUN 2007 Winschoten will also organise again the 50 km race, part of the IAU 50K Trophy circuit.

(Please note that the international 24 hrs world championship will be:
Saturday 28 July 2007 IAU World Challenge 24 hours, Drummondville, Canada.
The IAU has received no formal offer/application yet for the organization of the IAU European Challenge 24 hours).

The following ultraruns in the list below will be official KNAU races, in chronological order:

Stein 6 hrs,
Steenbergen 6 hrs,
Texel 120 & 60 km,
Apeldoorn 24 & 6 hrs,
Hoofddorp 6 hrs,
Den Haag 12 & 6 hrs,
Brielle 50 km,
Winschoten 100 & 50 km,
Amersfoort 6 hrs,
Deventer 100 km and
Epe 6 hrs.

The 100 km track race in Deventer, that will happen 12 Nov 2006, will reappear on 11 Nov 2007, either in Deventer (as in the list below) or in some other city.

To my estimate at least five out of these eleven KNAU-races will also apply for IAU Labels in 2007.
IAU Gold Label:
Apeldoorn 24 hrs and RUN Winschoten 100 & 50 km
IAU Silver Label: Texel 120 & 60 km
IAU Bronze Label: Stein 6 hrs and Steenbergen 6 hrs.

Two races that were on the calendar 2006 are biannual so will not reappear in 2007 but in 2008: the Jan Knippenberg Memorial(JKM) is twinned with the 120/60 km around Texel so will reappear on Easter Saturday 22 March 2008, and hopefully then not only includes the loop of 50 EM from and to Den Helder but also the full 100 miles (160 km) all the way along the beach from Hook of Holland to Den Helder. The Six Hours Heerde is twinned with the Six Hours Epe and will be organised at the end of this year (Wednesday 27 Dec 2006) and then reappear at the end of 2008.

Check for all details the run info on the websites that are listed, although these may not have been fully updated yet for the 2007 edition.

Please note that the email addresses are written with the @ sign substituted by the word ‘provider’, in order to make these addresses less vulnerable for automatic internet search programs that generate address lists for spam mailings.

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Saturday 6 January: Fat Ass Fifty Schinnen, 50 km on a hilly loop of 4 km, sponsor run for orphanage home in Kenya; Ger Wijenberg, 0031-46-4350435, gerwijenberg provider

Sunday 4 March: International Six Hours Ultrarace Stein, 6 hrs (with 50 km timings), electronic chip, loop 3.1 km (J-C); Stichting Ultraloop Stein, Han Frenken, 0031-46-4339451, info provider,

Sunday 25 March: Six Hours Steenbergen, 6 hrs, with use of the Champion Chip on a loop of 2.125 km (J-C); AV Diomedon, Peter Suijkerbuijk, 0031- 167-540666, deZesUurvan Steenbergen provider,

Sunday 1 April: ultraloop Gilze, 60 km on a loop of 22.5 km; sponsor run for cancer, in the framework of the RopaRun; De Lotgenoten, Marcoen Oomen, 0031 – 6 – 51016313, marcoenoomen provider,

Easter Monday 9 April: The 60/120 around Texel, 120 & 60 km, point-to-point 60 km incl 11 km beach; Piet Bakelaar, 0031-222-313843, ZestigvanTexel provider,

Saturday 21 April: Marathon Plus Run, Soerendonk, near Cranendonck and Budel, 5 loops of 7.7 km plus 2 or more loops of 1.7 km (cutoff 5 hrs); Anton Smeets, 0031-43-3252882, ton.smeets provider

Saturday 28 April: Self Transcendence 100 and 50 km, Amsterdam, 100 km, loop of 2 km in the ‘Amsterdamse Bos’; Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team Nederland, Peter Zuidema, 0031-75- 6531152, amsterdam provider,

Saturday 12 May: Eemlake Run, Bunschoten, 50 km, one large landscape loop; Trimvereniging Quo Vadis, Nelleke Koelewijn, 0031-33-2982735, info provider,

Friday 18 /Saturday 19 May: International 24-Hours Race Apeldoorn, 24 hrs, Open race and Dutch National Championship 24 hrs (and 6 hrs Sat 19 May), Champion Chip, loop 1.653 km (J-C); Stichting 24-uurloop Apeldoorn, John Baks, 0031-55-5415562, baks24uur provider,

Saturday 2 June: Six Hours Race Haarlemmermeer, Cruquius, 6 hrs, Champion Chip, loop 1.7 km in Cruquius (west of Hoofddorp); AV Haarlemmermeer, Jos de Krijger, 0031-6-54226903, provider,

Sunday 3 – Saturday 9 June: Pieter-ROG-pad, Maastricht-Pieterburen, (7 days) 500 km, a long discovery tour over one large point-to-point stretch with 7 stages of circa 70 km each; the nights are spent at campings; Runners Oost-Groningen, Sietze Houwen, 0031-598-451784, runnersoostgroningen provider,

Saturday 16 June: 12 Hours The Hague (Den Haag), 12 & 6 hrs, Champion Chip, loop 1.851 km (J-C, but validity expired); Haag Atletiek, Jeannet Bloks, 0031-70-3236846, 12uurs provider,

Sunday 24 June: Scheveningen-Amersfoort, 92 km point-to-point landscape run (final part Trans Holland Triathlon), sponsor run for mental handicapped; Mik Borsten, 0031-33-4808482, borsten provider,

Saturday 7 July: Round of Amsterdam, 60 km, one large landscape loop; SV De Lange Afstand Tippelaars, Alex Wijsman, 0031-20-6900036, info provider,

Sunday 8 July: A dike of a run, 60 km, Kornwerderzand, landscape run in training pace along the dike to Den Oever and back; ultra runners noord-nederland, Nellie van der Made, 0031-6-53386867, mica.made provider

Sunday 26 August: The Fifty of Gouda, 50 km, loop 5.053 km; AV Gouda, Gerrit van Rotterdam, 0031-182-583568, g.van.rotterdam provider,

Saturday 1 September: The Monks Trail (Monnikentocht), Ter Apel-Bourtange, 60 km, point-to-point landscape run; Runners Oost-Groningen, Richard de Vries, 0031-597-432925, info provider,

Sunday 2 September: Around Voorne (Rondje Voorne), Brielle, 50 km, one large landscape loop including 10 km beach (but J-C measured!);; Voorne Atletiek, Henk Dekker, 0031-181-415960, h.a.dekker provider,

Saturday 8 September: RUN 2007 Winschoten, 100 km IAU World Cup and European Championship, and Open Race and Dutch Championship 100 km, plus 50 km as part of the IAU 50K Trophy, loop 10 km (J-C) with the use of the Champion Chip; Stichting Ultraloop Winschoten, Liesbeth Jansen, 0031-6-22490053, info provider,

Sunday 7 October: Ultrarace Amersfoort, 6 hrs, also marathon, loop 4.846 km (J-C, but validity expired); AV Triathlon, Onno Kleefkens, 0031-33-4803818, ultraloop provider,

Saturday 20 October: Self Transcendence 6 hrs, Amsterdam, loop of 2 km in the ‘Amsterdamse Bos’; Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team Nederland, Peter Zuidema, 0031-75-6531152, amsterdam provider,

Sunday 11 November: Daventria 100 km, Deventer, track 100 km; AV Daventria, Ed van Beek, 0031-570-605732, e.vanbeek provider,

Saturday 29 December: Six Hours Epe, track 6 hrs; AV Cialfo, Marteke Witsenboer, 0031-578-612046, jbrwitsenboer provider, The home of multiday running news and events.

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