For years now, Hoek Van Holland - Den Helder has been the longest beach race in Europe. The course runs along the Dutch coastline, starting in Hoek van Holland all the way to the finish line in Den Helder with little over 130 kilometers of straight line beach racing.
If this isn’t the mother of all beach races, it certainly is that crazy uncle everyone has running around on family parties. Fun to begin with and a real pain a couple of hours in.
Although Terry and I both booked some nice results in Last year's race, it was characterized by lots of headwinds, rain some hail and showing up late at the startline. It's fair to say we are hoping for some smooth sailing this year...
Last week(end) flew by again, without racing but with boatloads of flat whites and fresh plants in the apartment. With fall standing on the corner some fresh greens were due. they should get us through the dark days.
This sunday however, terry and i will be going full out, trying to do even better than last year. Training has been solid for the last weeks and motivation is served with every breakfast, we are ready!
We’ll get back to you guys after the race with the full report. Until then, go ahead and burn some candles for good luck (or a whole church for that matter).
May the wind be forever in our favor!
Terry & Reinout