0697 – Walk of the World

Our achievements over the past four days:

-1- Non-stop walking: 8h14m av. per day;

-2- Distance: 42.44Km (28.29M) av. per day;

-3- Speed per hour: 5.48Km (3.65M) av. per day;

-4- Steps: 54,011 av. per day;

-5- kCal: 3,479kCal av. per day.

Our achievements during the 13 training sessions:

-1- Non-stop walking: 5h 22m av. per training;

-2- Distance: 27.76Km (18.51M) av. per training;

-3- Speed per hour: 5.17Km (3.45M) av. per training;

-4- Steps: 34,957 av. per training;

-5- kCal: 2,474 av. per training.

Goals for Walk of the World edition #104 (2020):

-1- Non-stop walking: to be substracted 1h 02m for return trip home-start / finish-home;

-2- Distance: to be substracted 5.00Km (3.33M) for return trip home-start / finish-home ;

-3- Speed per hour: according to app “We walk always to fast”;

-4- Steps: 40,000 – 45,000 per training;

-5- kCal: about 3,000 per traing.

Edition #104 starts on the 3rd Tuesday of July 2020; 2019 it was 16 July, 2020 is a leapyear, so it will be 21July.

Sex / Age / Distance / Reward:

Men birthyear:

  • 2005-2008 30Km R / 40Km K / 50Km K
  • 2002-2004 40Km R / 50Km K
  • 1971-2001 50Km R
  • 1961-1970 40Km R / 50Km K
  • 1920-1960 30Km R / 40Km K / 50 Km K

Women birthyear:

  • 2005-2008 30Km R / 40Km K / 50Km K
  • 1961-2004 40Km R / 50Km K
  • 1920-1960 30Km R / 40Km K / 50Km K

R = reglementary distance for a reward; K = out of category for age, no extra reward.

0696 – Walk of the World

De Snollebollekes live aan de Waalkade.

Last year’s record is matched: 1,625,000 people attended Four-Day-Marches Festival.

The visitor’s record that the Nijmegen Four-Day-Marches Festivals set last year was equaled this year. After a somewhat dull start due to the weather, the parties caught up. Finally, the organization had 1,625,000 visitors. Just a little more than the previous year. Last year, after seven days of partying, the counter stopped at 1,615,000 visitors. With that, the number of visitors on Friday came to 275,000 – 10,000 more than Thursday. Given the program on the final day, that was also in line with expectations. Last night, for example, the Brabant-based party duo Snollebollekes (picture above) on the Waal stage were in a hurry. Not for the first time: on Tuesday, the Vengaboys were also bursting at the seams. “We see that it has been very busy this week at the Matrixx venues, so on the quay and in the Hunnerpark,” said a spokeswoman for the Four-Days Festival. She says about the new visitor record. ,,It’s no contest. We do not want to exceed the number of visitors every year. We prefer to watch the flow of the public. It was good almost everywhere.”

The festival around the Walk of the World marches started a little more difficult due to the autumn weather last weekend. The number of visitors then lagged behind the previous year. A catch-up effort has been made in recent days. A possible explanation for the crowds is the return of the stage with Dutch-language music on the Joris Ivensplein. Leo Weterings, director of the Four-Days-Marches Festival, noted earlier this week. ,,We serve a very specific audience there. And given the bustle on the square, there was a real need for it.”
The progress of “The Island” on the Waal beach (picture above) on the Lentse side of the river is also remarkable. Popular parties such as ‘Het Zusje van Debbie’ attracted several thousand visitors to the beach. Due to the increasing interest, the police have already announced that extra camera surveillance will be available at ‘t Eiland next year.

0695 – Walk of the World

After signing out at the finish, and having received the award according to the completed marches, we had a reunion at Grand Café MOENEN, owned by Arjen Gesterkamp. Clockwise, from upper left to  bottom right: Titia Gesterkamp, the mother of Arjen and Steef and a third (elder son), a very good friend of us, and a former volunteer at the Saint, Stepan Church; Luke Barkhuis with his 5th medal and nowadays addicted to rosé beer; Pierre Bormans with his 9th medal and a regular beer;; the girl is Titia’s granddaughter with a Coke; Steef, father of the girl, and Titia’s middle son, with an exotic beer.


The awards;

  • KNBLO (Royal Dutch Association for Physical Education) – year 1:  the most simple version (left)
  • KNBLO (Royal Dutch Association for Physical Education) – year 2-4: award 1 with a crown (center)
  • KNBLO (Royal Dutch Association for Physical Education) – year 5: “gold” switches to dark blue (right)
  • KNBLO (Royal Dutch Association for Physical Education) – year 6-9: award 5 with a crown (WotW edition #104).

0694 – Walk of the World

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

    • 8h 23m non-stop walking
    • 42,48 Km (28.32 M)
    • 5.07 Km (3.38M) average per hour
    • 54,564 steps
    • 3,551 kCal.

Statistics:

47,236  Qualified participants

02,534- No show at registration

——-+

44,705  Start permits day 1 =100.00%

00,661- Not started/not finished

——+

44,041  Start permits day 2 = 98.52%

01,350- Not started/not finished

——-+

42,691 Start permits day 3 = 95.50%

01,111 Not started/not finished

——-+

41,580  Start permitsday 4 = 94.41%

00,345- Not started/ not finished

——-+

41,235  Succesfull marchers = 92,23%

 

0693 – Walk of the World

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

    • 7h 39m non-stop walking
    • 38,59 Km (25.73 M)
    • 5.04 Km (3.36M) average per hour
    • 49,534 steps
    • 3,374 kCal.

Statistics:

47,236  Qualified participants

02,534- No show at registration

——- +

44,702  Start permits day 1 = 100,00%

00,661- Not started/not finished

——+

44,041  Start permits day 2 = 98.52%

01,350- Not started/not finished

——-+

42,691 Start permits day 3 = 95.50%

01,111 Not started/not finished

——-+

41,580  Start permitsday 4 = 94.41%

0692 – Walk of the World

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

    • 8h 48m non-stop walking
    • 46,36 Km (30.91 M)
    • 5.93 Km (3.95 M) average per hour
    • 57,749 steps
    • 3,431kCal.

Statistics:

47,236  Qualified participants

02,534- No show at registration

——- +

44,702  Start permits day 1 = 100,00%

00,661- Not started/not finished

——+

44,041  Start permits day 2 = 98.52%

01,350- Not started/not finished

——-+

42,691 Start permits day 3 = 95.50%

0691 – Walk of the World

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

    • 8h 05m non-stop walking
    • 42,33 Km (28.22 M)
    • 5.88 Km (3.92 M) average per hour
    • 54,196 steps
    • 3,560 kCal.

Statistics:

47,236  Qualified participants

02,534- No show at registration

——- +

44,702  Start permits day 1 = 100,00%

00,661- Not started/not finished

——+

44,041  Start permits day 2 = 98.52%

 

 

 

0690 – Walk of the World

R E G I S T R A T I O N

The marches start next Tuesday. Prior to the start there are two days for the registration; showing your email confirmation for  participation you get a plastic wristband, with QR-codes on it (picture below); the QR-codes contain: subscriptionnumber, distance you walk every day, and a start code. The start codes are a walking shoe and a gladiolus. The gladiolus indicates early starts (6.45am) on Tuesday and Thursday, and late starts (7.30am) at Wednesday and Friday. Pierre and I have -as walking shoe- the opposite schedule. The term “30km/20M per day” is also rather relevant: day 1 33.2KM/22.13M, day 2 33.6Km/22.4M, day 3 30.5Km/20.33M and day 4 30Km/20M. Plus each day  home-start and finish-home = 6.32Km/4.21M. In total we walk the total of the daily marches plus 4 times the return trips home-start/finish = 152.6Km/101.73M. The average distance per day (home-start-march-finish-home) is 38.15Km/25.43M.

0689 – Student housing

To kick off the week of festivities of the Walk of the World edition #103, there was a party on Saturdaynight at our neighbors. Picture: the day after… Yesterday the partyseason at the students’ accomodation next to us started. Friso Schmidt had ordered a new party tent of 3 x 3 meters, which covers the entire lounge area. There are three crates of Heineken beer visible, so there was at least a consumption of 3 x 24 bottles = 72 bottles @ 0.3 liters beer. No wonder that laughter and conversation became louder and more uncontrolled during the evening.

Although that the website of our newspaper published a picture of the festival area in Nijmegen-North (Lent). Crowded there too ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

0688 – Walk of the World

 

Trainings edition #103:

T# DISTANCE Km/M /   TIME   / SPEED av. || T# DISTANCE Km/M /   TIME   / SPEED av.  

01 23.00Km/15.50M / 4h 30m / 5.11Km/h || 08 26.05Km/17.37M / 5h 06m / 5.11Km/h

02 24.20Km/16.10M / 4h 50m / 5.04Km/h || 09 35.70Km/23.80M / 5h 58m / 5.95Km/h

03 19.61Km/13.10M / 3h 53m / 5.16Km/h || 10 27.48Km/18.32M / 5h 22m / 5.12Km/h

04 26.33Km/17.56M / 5h 34m / 4.78Km/h || 11 27.64Km/18.43M / 5h 20m / 5.18Km/h

05 26.45Km/17.63M / 5h 26m / 4.81Km/h || 12 31.53Km/21.02M / 6h 20m / 4.98Km/h

06 32.59Km/21.73M / 5h 44m / 5.68Km/h || 13 30.53Km/20.35M / 6h 06m / 5.00Km/h

07 30.00Km/20.00M / 5h 40m / 5.29Km/h ||                                                                                

Total distance trainings: 360.93Km/240.62M. Average distance per training: 27.76Km/18.51MTotal time trainings: 69h 49m. Average time per training: 5h 22mAverage speed per training:  5.17Km/3.45M/h. 

  • GREEN: according daily distance marches-> 5 trainings. 
  • ORANGE: up to 5Km below daily distance marches-> 5 trainings. 
  • RED: more than 5Km below daily distance marches:->3 trainings.