Other interests, that's a long story...
- running marathons:
Sunday April 7 2019, I finished my 28th marathon of Rotterdam, bringing my total number of 32 completed marathons.
The super marathon master's website shows under “Mannen” that I am currently a 28 times finisher at position 22 of the list, between all people that ran the R'dam marathon 10 times or more...
My first Rotterdam marathon was in 1991 that I finished in 3h24m. Then I ran all the 25 editions between 1991 and 2015.
and much more:
- playing the piano
(classical music by e.g. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, ... and various jazz standards including Misty, Take-5, ...).
- long distance walking including the
- famous Dutch Pieterpad as composed of many stages (alltogether more than 450km) which we finalized many years ago;
- Nijmeegse Vierdaagse (Walk of the World) (4 days of 50km) which I completed July 21-24 2009.
- long distance skating: I'm member of the Dutch "Vereniging De Friesche Elf Steden" that, in case of a heavy winter, organizes the famous "Elf Steden Tocht" consisting of a 200km skating tour on natural ice. I'm still dreaming of skating that route in a year with a heavy winter in which I'm also owner of a starting license (a type of lottery system is in use here).
- sailing, in a small boat, on a large lake, with heavy wind.
- drinking beer, especially of Belgium type...
- seeing a sun eclipse: March 29, I survived the sun eclipse in Turkey: during 3m40s the sun disappeared. For a beautiful picture of what we have seen, see this page