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National team mass qualifies in second physical testrun


Under perfect weather conditions tonight in Brussels, a lot of runners in the national team managed to run the physical testrun in a time that was faster than the limit.

During the first run in March, there were already 8 male and 2 female athletes faster than the limit of 45 minutes.

Today, we can add two more men and four more women. Thomas van der Kleij and Wannes Hendrickx ran around 44:30 today, arriving at the same time as Saartje Sallaerts, Greet Oeyen, Els Talloen and Vinciane Mulpas.

Today also proved the spirit of the team. Almost all the aforementioned runners had pacemakers during their run. Ken Peeters and your reporter guided van der Kleij, Pieter Hendrickx encouraged his brother Wannes. Joost Talloen ran with his sister, Bruno De Lat with Greet Oeyen and Benjamin Hofmans was making the pace of Vinciane Mulpas. Saartje had her mother around the tour in the forest.

Also running fast enough today was junior runner Wouter Leeuws, finishing first. He ran most of the race with the Hendrickx family, but Wannes had a hard time during the 5th lap, with Pieter saying to him: "we're running a flat speed, it's the others who are accelerating", which was also true in some way, since we decided the initial speed of Hendrickx(x2), Leeuws, Jeroen and Dries van der Kleij and Hans Talloen was just too fast. We ran a slow first lap, perfectly on schedule with 7:30 and accelerated a bit the next tour, before another two flat loops, which gave us enough confidence to bridge the gap to Hendrickx(x2) during the fifth lap. Talloen and the two other van der Kleij's were already passed some time earlier.

The selection races for WOC will take place next weekend at unknown maps in the Alsace region (FR).

Detailed results will be added to the article as they are published (and correct, because the preliminary results aren't).

7 Comments:

  • At 22/4/09 23:44, Anonymous JefB said…

    Sjieke bal, iedereen! Gelukkig maar dat 't toch voor iedereen gelukt is...

    JefB

     
  • At 23/4/09 07:44, Anonymous Michel Bastin said…

    That was a good job! Congratulations to the 4 new qualifiers... and see you on sunday !

     
  • At 23/4/09 10:12, Blogger sofie said…

    Een mooi staaltje teamspirit!!!

    Ook nog te vermelden: Miek Fabré als pacemaker van 'diegene die het nodig had op dat moment' en Guido Ceunen, trainer van Greet Oeyen, die vanop de fiets aanwijzingen gaf!
    Ook dank aan alle begeleiders die verspreid over het parcours iedereen aanmoedigden (of honden tegenhielden ;)) .
    Een prachtige avond die in schoonheid eindigde

     
  • At 23/4/09 20:01, Anonymous Anoniem said…

    Here you can see the 'incorrect' results:

    Physical testrun 22/04

     
  • At 24/4/09 20:20, Anonymous Bruno DL said…

    Gezocht:

    iemand die zondag (BK Recht) al rond 13.00 vertrekt en me voor 14.00 zou kunnen afzetten in station Luik-Guillemins.

    Je kan me contacteren op nulvierzevenzeven/zeventweezesachtnegenzes.

     
  • At 24/4/09 22:00, Anonymous Anoniem said…

    Proficiat aan diegene die binnen de vereiste tijd het vereiste parcours aflegden.

    Het zou miss interessant zijn als bepaalde atleten hun trainingsschema sinds fysieke test 1 openbaar maken. Met dergelijke schema's hoort een 10km onder de 26' misschien wel tot de mogelijkheden voor Bekele?

    Wederom, dikke proficiat aan de snelle Belgen. Ik kijk er naar uit me zondag met hen te mogen meten.
    Winnie

     
  • At 26/4/09 07:30, Anonymous Anoniem said…

    Pronostiek voor nu zondag:

    Fabien
    Pieter
    Wouter

     

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