October 2018 - 2
European & Dutch Champion Long Distance 2017 and worldrecord: 16 (Sixteen!) times Sub 9 hours
My Asian adventure :
So yes, I was just in Barcelona/ Spain for the IM, but I’m already on the road again. After two days at home and some unpacking, doing laundry, appointments and packing again, I found myself on yet another plane for my next adventure! I call it my Asian Adventure. The next couple of weeks we will be in beautiful Thailand, based at “Paradise for Triathletes” THANYAPURA ( We had one week of good training and fun here in Phuket, just enjoying the great facilities, the beautiful 50 meter pool, which always has so much place, never ever you have to fight for a lane and when the big pool is busy, you just take the 25 meter pool besides :-) We enjoyed the amazing food here and of course already had two great Thai massages in our first week here. Nothing better then those Thai Massage Ladies, your body just feels totally recovered after these treatments. Our Asian Adventure started out with a flight to Bangkok, from where we had a nice drive over to the beautiful area of Kanchanaburi for Challenge Thailand / Challenge Kanchanaburi ( ) So this trip was a “business” trip, but we felt more like being on a honeymoon as the organizer had put us in a dream resort with beautiful surroundings and great food. The race was overwhelming, such a great location, just stunning. The course saw us swim besides a huge dam in very warm water, to ride our bikes over great roads which we’re totally closed for traffic and finishing off with the hardest run course that I’ve ever done. My fellow country girl Els Visser and me totally rocked the course and got 1st and 2nd.